Met Gala 2017 — Best of the Best

Each year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art puts on an annual Costume Institute exhibit and this year’s exhibit focuses on designer Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons, and “the art of the in-between.” It pays tribute to Rei Kawakubo, the legendary designer behind Commes Des Garçons. Kawakubo is known for her risk-taking, out-of-the-box aesthetic, and attendees channeled that with a stream of crazed beauty looks and extreme gowns/dresses. Here are my top pics!

BLAKE LIVELY

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

BRIE LARSON

Larson’s hairstylist Mara Roszak misted her hair with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Strand Smoother Serum-Spray for the intense shine.

HALLE BERRY

SOPHIE TURNER

  • a white-and-silver lace Louis Vuitton gown with gold panels on the bodice

ANNA WINTOUR

SELENA GOMEZ

  • makeup artist Hung Vanngo — one of the most eye-catching makeup looks of the evening: An electrifying, hot pink smoky eye created by makeup artist Hugo Vanngo. “The twist was the bright pink Marc Jacobs Beauty eyeliner I came across while sorting through colors”
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • cream Coach gown

KYLIE JENNER

CASSIE

KERRY WASHINGTON

RILEY KEOUGH

BEE SHAFFER

REESE WITHERSPOON

KRISTIN CAVALLARI

FELICITY JONES

  • a periwinkle Old West-inspired custom Erdem gown with a bustle, ruffles and high neck

LILY COLLINS

a base of Lancôme Le Crayon Khol in Black Ebony (yep, that’s an eyeliner) then layer Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in 397 Berry Noir on top. (makeup by Fiona Stiles)

FRANCES BEAN

LALA ANTHONY

ZENDAYA

HAILEY BALDWIN

KATIE HOLMES

  • deep teal off-the-shoulder Zac Posen

NICK JONAS

  • jacquard tux and smoking slippers by Ralph Lauren Purple Label

 

2017 SAGs — Best Dressed

A little late on this, but I do love my best dressed lists! Here are the looks that stood out most to me —

TARAJI P. HENSON

KALEY CUOCO

GIULIANA RANCIC

NICOLE KIDMAN

  • Gucci — emerald sequin gown featuring multicolored feather and beaded parrot embroidered sleeves, plunging neckline and skirt with black tulle cascading ruffles
  • a Kotur clutch
  • an Omega watch
  • Fred Leighton jewels

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

TERESA PALMER

MISSI PYLE

JULIE BOWEN

FELICITY HUFFMAN

EMMA STONE

  • Alexander McQueen mixed floral & lace gown, symmetric draped dress
  • Tiffany & Co. jewelry, including a $90,000 bracelet in 18k white gold with diamonds, $25,000 earrings in platinum with chrysophrase and diamonds and a $9,500 diamond ring
  • Alexander McQueen clutch

GINA RODRIGUEZ

TALULAH RILEY

SANIYYA SIDNEY

JAMES MARSDEN & SON, JACK

Best Looks of 2016

The best. Most memorable. Faves. However you want to say, here is what tops my list for 2016! Enjoy!!!

Karolina Kurkova at the Met Gala

Jaimie Alexander at the Golden Globes Awards

Blake Lively at Cannes

At the Slack Bay (Ma Loute) premiere.

Jourdan Dunn at Cannes

Kristen Bell at the Emmys

Hayley Orrantia at the CMA Awards

Cate Blanchett at the Oscars

Nina Dobrev at the Met Gala

Poppy Delevigne at the Met Gala

Ana de la Reguera at the Golden Globes Awards

Kate Beckinsale at Critics’ Choice Awards

Cara Santana at the UNICEF Ball

Alicia Vikander at the SAG Awards

  • sleek sequin patchwork-print Louis Vuitton gown, actually head to toe LV

Priyanka Chopra at the SAG Awards

Kate Bosworth at Oscars AfterParty

Kate looked statuesque and quite exquisite in this slate Ralph & Russo gown, with a feather embellished neckline. Her other look details included —

Zendaya at an Oscars AfterParty

Mary Elizabeth Winstead at the Tony Awards

Cassadee Pope at the CMT Awards

Hailey Baldwin at the Video Music Awards

Hilary Rhoda at the CFDA Awards

Sarah Drew at the People’s Choice Awards

Nicki Minaj at the Video Music Awards

SAG Awards 2016 — Best Dressed

The 2016 award season marches on with the SAG-AFTRA Awards. There were so many gorgeous dresses, it was definitely hard to narrow down my faves. I picked looks that had that extra something special, a visually stunning quality. So with that, here are my top picks!

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

Rachel looked mesmerizing in this deeply romantic Elie Saab gown with a Swiss dot base embroidered over sparkling black lace tulips. She paired with her look Harry Kotlar earrings and a Le Vian ring, over $1 million worth of beautiful jewelry!

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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

What an eye-catching look for Priyanka! She is wearing a lacy Monique Lhuillier gown with bursts of hot pink and tons of nude tulle for the skirt portion. Completing her look, lavish Kimberly McDonald jewelry.

Priyanka-Chopra

Alicia Vikander

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

A dress in full on sequin mode can go wrong if not done exquisitely. This sleek sequin patchwork-print Louis Vuitton gown that Alicia is donning was spot-on perfection! She was actually head to toe in LV, both with her heels & jewelry.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah in this dazzling black Michael Costello gown really does look like a QUEEN! She completed her look with the following accessories —

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan looks radiant in this plum purple floral-printed Erdem own. For jewelry, she went with both Dana Rebecca Designs earrings and a Irene Neuwirth ring.

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana’s teacup length Gauri & Nainika black, floral-printed dress looked like a work of art. Her other look details included —

Saoirse Ronan

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

Saoirse looks quite elegant in this pale pink embroidered Michael Kors Collection gown. To top off her look, luxe Forevermark diamond earrings.

Maisie Williams

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

I’m not getting black swan from Maisie, but I am getting a blue swan vibe! She is wearing a cobalt blue, midi Ermanno Scervino dress. Other look details were inclusive of —

Lily Rabe

Lily Rabe

Lily looks visionary in her Lela Rose gown with a yellow floral print over a textured lavender-gray skirt. She completed her look with —

Sarah Hyland

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Sarah looks glorious in this royal blue J. Mendel gown with a lace overlay at the bodice. She paired with her look —

Nicole Kidman

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I will admit, this multicolored Gucci dress that Nicole is rockin’ definitely gives off a bit of a cartoonish vibe. But there is something about the look that is so captivating! She paired with her look, Fred Leighton jewelry.

Kate Winslet

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

Kate is superb and top-notch in this custom Giorgio Armani forest-green gown with black detailing on the notched neckline. And adding the extra sparkle & shine to her look, Neil Lane drop jewels.

Annie Parisse

Annie Parisse

Not sure of any of the details for Annie’s look, but she looks magnificent in this printed fitted gown.

Claire Danes

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Claire went in the right direction with this 2-toned, midnight-and-sky Stella McCartney gown with Tiffany & Co. jewels.

Christian Bale

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Christian is lookin’ mighty fine in all black, a Dolce & Gabbana suit.