Best Dressed at the 2014 AMAs

And it’s safe to say with my list, entirely black ensembles ruled with more than half of my Best Dressed contenders in all black get-ups. But nonetheless, this Best Dressed list was still top-notch, with a great deal of shining stars, dynamic duos, and looks brimming immaculate details. Check it out & ENJOY!!



In my eyes, it seems Kate can do no wrong. She always looks phenomenal. And this white plunging V-neck Kaufmanfranco ensemble is no exception. It’s sexy, chic, and fitted to perfection. Kate is for sure rockin’ this look! Coordinating perfectly with her outfit is her silver Lee Savage clutch and diamond serpentine Bulgari necklace.



Julianne has had me questioning some of her more recent red carpet looks, but with this bright tangerine Zuhair Murad gown, there is no doubt this look is an A+! I love the details, the flowing train, the thigh-high slit, and the intricately detailed triangular cut sheer bodice. She completed her look with a gold Lee Savage clutch and gold Tamara Mellon sandal heels.

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Actually, one other stunning detail for Julianne’s bright get-up was her edgy gold Jacquie Aiche jewels! Her entire styling team deserves some major props for this job well done — hair stylist Riawna Capri with Nine Zero One Salon, Spencer Barnes for Make-up, Anita Patrickson for styling, and Kristy Sowin for running the show!

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I am still head over heels with how gorgeous Danica looks in this emerald lacy gown by Mac Duggal. She looks breathtaking & I’m in love with this look!

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Fergie made a major comeback with a new single at the AMAs, but with the red carpet, it’s a double comeback! She knocked it out of the park with this sexy thigh-high slit number from Halston Heritage complete with gold detailing at the waist and neckline. She kept up the overall sexy vibe with some fierce accessories, including black Versus Versace ankle-strap heels & Loree Rodkin jewels, namely a killer serpentine ring.



As I said, entirely black looks ruled my list, and Selena’s demure open back Armani Prive gown is at the top of that list. She looks so classy and sophisticated, yet this number still has a hint of sexiness to it.


Clearly I think it looks great from every angle!


And to give the all black look just a little bit of color, the necessary amount of sparkle, are some exquisite pieces of jewelry, such as these burnt red & gold Neil Lane danglers.


I’m not sure of the designer for Selena’s performance look, but she also looks just as stunning here, a very soft number to go with her heartfelt performance.


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Every red carpet attendee doesn’t need a full on gown to still look amazing and Megan proved that point very well. She looks super elegant in this black Ted Baker London cocktail dress. The lacier top portion provided just the right amount of red carpet appeal to land her as Best Dressed! I’m also head over heels for her sparkly red lips clutch, if only I knew where it was from!



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Bailee could have worked a more younger piece, but I still think she looks so prim, proper, & perfect in this eye-catching Walter Collection by Walter Mendez frock. I just had to include her on my list! She looks happy & if she wants to go the ladylike route, fine by me since she looks as great as she does here.



Even outside of the country music awards scene, almost any best dressed list of mine would not be complete if I don’t include Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer. As long as these two are at the show, they never cease to amaze me. They are a dynamic fashion red carpet duo for sure. I’m never quite sure who Caroline is wearing, but she still deserves Best Dressed recognition, especially in this beautiful strapless red gown with a black lacy belt at the waist.



I am so sad that I couldn’t see a red carpet look from Ariana! I guess I will have to settle for this gorgeous black lacy number she wore while performing. I mean come on, she looks stunningly beautiful right! I just wish we could have seen her on the red carpet, let her rack up those best dressed red carpet numbers because I think she could have had an overall best dressed night had we seen her on the red carpet. But I do love this black gown!

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Another black gown, another knockout! Carly looks divine here. This sparkling lacy gown is perfectly fitted for her and perfectly fitting for the night!



With so many black looks on my list, you would think I would tire of them or be bored. But I can’t be when they all look so different, so great, and bring something new to the table. Charli XCX blew me away with out elegant and sophisticated she looked in her head to toe Vivienne Westwood ensemble. So yes, Vivienne Westwood black draped gown and gold Vivienne Westwood jewelry pieces.

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I must include on my Best Dressed list a few short, sexier numbers. Becky G’s white sheer long-sleeved mini is the perfect example and the perfect addition to my list. I love how hot she looks, but still somewhat understated and not over-the-top.

And what about that gorgeous makeup, the poppin’ pink lip and smoky eye, all courtesy of CoverGirl, NEW Colorlicious lipstick and Bloom mascara!



Another sexier, short number, but I literally couldn’t take my eyes off of Morgan’s nude long-sleeved mini. The dress had so many eye-catching details, it was definitely more than basic!



One Direction has a whole always looks handsome and dapper. Loving their mix of looks from eclectic hipster to refined gentlemen!

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At first glance you might think Jenny is donning a plain black dress. But take a gander at it from the back, an open back trimmed with pearls, I’m adoring this lovely detail! This is just a gorgeous dress from Cushnie et Ochs, no doubt. She gave her look a little extra sparkle & bling with adorable Kotur clutch.


In addition, for even more special touches to Jenny’s gorgeous look, there is a statement making beaded necklace by Erickson Beamon and Graziela Gems earrings. Her overall look is just spectacular, including her luscious waves courtesy of Justin Presnell of the Rossano Ferretti Salon in Beverly Hills.




And finally, one last great looking pair with Kandi & Todd. Todd looks laidback and relaxed, but still very handsome and well put together. It’s a modern spin on a suit, leather pants as a substitute, sans tie. And then Kandi looks smokin’ in her fitted white bodycon dress!

Best Dressed List for the 2014 Golden Globes!!

Wow! So this best dressed list for the 2014 Golden Globes was a hard one to whittle down! There were a lot of great dresses, but I’m confident in my top picks for the evening and so I created a TOP 13! Plus, the lovely co-hosts of the evening, Amy Poehler & Tina Fey, really did showcase some great looks so check those pics out at the end of this piece. I also included a few dapper looking gentlemen and the wonderful designers who made them look so good. But after rummaging thru over 150 images, this is my BEST DRESSED list, ENJOY!!

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Kate is wearing a glamorous gunmetal metallic mermaid gown by Zuhair Murad with silver beading galore! Her elegant accessories include 7-carat black-and-white diamond earrings by Chopard and a black Edie Parker clutch. Her celeb hairstylist was Sascha Breuer who created this punk-inspired diva look.

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naomi-watts-3-290NAOMI WATTS & LIEV SCHREIBER: Just call Naomi & Liev the Tom Ford duo! Naomi’s Ford look is a haltered white gold shimmery gown with subtle sheer cutouts at the waist and going down the back. The neckline of the dress is embellished with a chunky gold necklace, which perfectly coordinates with her Bulgari accessories — a vintage serpent bracelet & gold python clutch. She also is wearing metallic silver Jimmy Choo sandal heels.

Liev’s Ford look is a classic black tuxe; how can you go wrong?!?

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Lily looks stunning in this embroidered nude-colored ballgown, with sheer black overlay, from Georges Hobeika’s Spring 2014 collection. Her minimalist yet elegant jewelry is by Lorraine Schwartz.

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I am not sure who Madison is wearing, but it doesn’t matter; she looks BEAUTIFUL! I love that she went for a bit of a traditional sparkling beaded gown, but what is perfection is the pop of turquoise color! I believe her earrings are Chelsea Girl–Turquoise Chandelier.

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals                    71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsREESE WITHERSPOON: Reese went for a very minimal, yet chic look in this teal floor-length Calvin Klein number with a Y-back. The gown is custom silk crepe and she looks great. She accessorized her look with some lovely Harry Winston diamonds.

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What best dressed list would be complete without a bright pop of color like Nancy’s royal blue Marchesa hip-hugging gown. The low-cut neckline is just wonderful with great touches of floral embellishments. Her diamond jewelry also can’t go unnoticed — intricate cuff, earrings, etc — all by XIV Karats.

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There are so many great things to say about Michelle’s oyster stargazer fil coupe gold sequined/embroidered hi-lo gown by Oscar de la Renta. See! And that is just some of the descriptions. Everything perfectly coordinates — the muted gold Christian Louboutin heels and Bulgari jewelry (gold/pink flower earrings) included.



You have to give props to newcomers, especially when they looks as breathtaking as Sosie does. I love this taupe Rhea Costa gown with a lace bodice. She also knows how to accessorize with some lovely Neil Lane jewelry. Sosie is Miss Golden Globes 2014 and is the daughter of Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon.



Another stunning newcomer, from the Wolf of Wall Street is Margot Robbie. She looks very sexy in this plunging deep-V neckline, silk crepe Gucci gown. And that is not all to say about the gown; it’s embroidered with crystals and emeralds and also has an even sexier thigh-high slit. She decided to keep with an emerald theme by wearing emerald Christian Louboutin heels. She completed her look with some elegant Van Cleef jewelry.

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Carly is another great look for me and yay since she just tweeted me all of the information I need to update my post! This stunning dress is by Sherri Hill. I love the flowing white bottom and even more the gold sequined sheer neckline. The shimmery white gold clutch by Aruna Seth and Dao Fournier jewelry are also the perfect accessories to complete the look!

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In keeping with some great looks with pops of color I had to include Taylor’s lingerie-inspired emerald green silk gown by Thakoon. She paired her sexy look with Chanel jewels, more specifically, the “Camellia Bouton” diamond bracelet and the “Mademoiselle Ruban” diamond ring.

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Black, white, florals, how can you go wrong? I love this floral column Reem Acra gown from their Fall 2013 collection. Zoisa looks great and even better with her gorgeous jewelry by Ofira & Lorraine Schwartz.

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivalscate-blanchett-3-290CATE BLANCHETT: Cate looks very classy in this black lace & tulle high-necked Armani Prive gown with an open back. The look is also perfectly completed with diamond jewelry by Chopard.



Amy had a few great looks for the evening and this was just one. She looks chic in this black asymmetrical bodice Stella McCartney with a midriff keyhole cutout. Her jewelry accessories are perfectly suiting — a Karla Welch for Jacob & Co. cuff and Jacob & Co. earrings.

tina-amy-1-350x700       tina-amy-2-350x700I wasn’t a fan of Tina’s red carpet entry look, but she won some fashion points back for her on-stage looks. My most fave was the silk Georgette deep V-neck burgundy gown with multi-crystal beading by Carolina Herrera. She paired the look with some elegant Cartier jewels. I’m not sure of the designer for the bustied red gown, but it still looks great, very Madonna a la “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” And she continued her Cartier theme jewelry evening with this look as well.

Amy’s looks on-stage were also continued high-fashion. Her 1st look is a forest green Cady gown by Stella McCartney with encrusted lace panels down the side. She added matching chunky gold cuffs (including one by Karla Welch for Jacob & Co. I’m not sure of the 2nd look, but a classic black floor length gown with white edging and to top it all off, her gorgeous drop diamond chandelier earrings, she just looks so glamorous!


Jesse Tyler FergusonLeonardo DiCaprio in a classic black tuxe by Giorgio Armani. Also in Giorgio is Jesse Tyler Ferguson.