Tony’s & CMT Awards

Double the pleasure, double the fun, as is the case with my recent best dressed list, featuring my fave looks from both the 2017 Tony Awards and the 2017 CMT Awards. Enjoy!!

Carrie Underwood

Sara Bareilles

Liu Wen & Zac Posen

Clare Bowen

Sally Field

Wearing an elegant Christian Siriano

Denee Benton

Rachel Bay Jones

Tina Fey

Tina Fey in Sally LaPointe

Carly Pearce

Cynthia Erivo

Cristina Ottaviano

Cristina Ottaviano

Taye Diggs & Amanza Smith Brown

Amanza is wearing a stunning floral lace Jovani gown

Cobie Smulders

Amy Brown

Glenn Close

Bee Shaffer & Anna Wintour

Lady Antebellum

Ben Platt

Hunter Hayes

ASOS blazer & shirt

Jacob Davis

Best Dressed — 2015 CMA Awards

Nashville didn’t disappoint on the 2015 CMA red carpet — lots of glam and sparkle — what a fashionable night!

Kellie Pickler


Kellie looks full on elegant & glam in this deep-V midnight-blue Rubin Singer gown with Open Hearts by Jane Seymour earrings and a Leibish & Co. sapphire ring.

Danielle Bradbery

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Danielle is fiercely rockin’ her Oglia-Loro black dress with a sheer, lace-embellished skirt. Her other look details include —

Cassadee Pope

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Cassadee looked radiant in her sheer and golden lace gown by Jean Fares Couture. Her glam squad consisted of Neil Robison. And her stunning earrings were courtesy of Townsend Style.

Kimberly Perry


Kimberly was polished and chic in this all black Anthony Vaccarello dress with an asymmetrical sleeve and intriguing side details along the other side.

Kelsea Ballerini

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Kelsea, such a beauty, and so beautiful in this champagne tulle-skirt Paolo Sebastian gown with an embellished bodice. To complete her look —

Trisha Yearwood

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Not sure of the designer details here, but Trisha looks gorgeous in this fully embellished and sparkly fitted gown. Such a stunner!

Kelly Fairchild

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Another look I’m going without designer details on, but I can’t help but be instantly intrigued with Kelly’s look in this sheer embellished look — golden magnificence!

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina worked the red carpet in her fully embellished Theia gown — such great details and colors!


Maddie Marlow & Tae Dye

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Maddie & Tae were golden perfection, both in similarly colored looks, Maddie in a shimmery golden, deep V-neck gown and Tae in a more muted palette, a shorter length dress with an embellished bodice.

Haley Orrantia


Designer details aside, these are some exquisite numbers this year at the CMAs, inclusive of Haley in this royal purple floral cinched waistline gown, so picturesque.

Carrie Underwood

I wasn’t so much of a fan of Carrie’s red carpet look, but her onstage numbers were by far superior. And huge thanks to Almay Cosmetics for providing her with such a stunning beauty look for the night’s festivities.

So above, we have a fresh off of the runway Leanne Marshall gown.

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Here, we have a red & pink Rani Zakhem dress, purple Guiseppe Zanotti heels, Anne Sisteron earrings, and a Le Vian ring.


And here, another superb Leanne Marshall gown — love the color!

Jana Kramer & Mike Caussin

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I am vastly impressed by how freaking amazing Jana looks, all while being pregnant of course!! I am just so in love with this navy custom Galia Lahav gown and some lovely jewelry by Sutra, Le Vian, and Brumani.


Luke Bryan & Caroline Boyer


Never a dull red carpet moment with these duo, always such a dynamic pair!!

Brett Eldredge

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And what best dressed list is complete without a couple of handsome gents to make mention of. Firstly, Brett, who is looking quite dapper in his navy suit, great addition with the bowtie.

Dierks Bentley

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We then have Dierks, so handsome in his black ensemble with a grey plaid undershirt, definitely a standout male look for the evening!


Best Dressed, A Little Country Style

So mainly this Best Dressed list is comprised of looks from the 2015 CMT Music Awards. But I have a couple of other looks that I wanted to include on this list as well from other red carpet functions, ENJOY!

Danielle Bradbery


Danielle is dazzling in this molten, embellished Patricia Bonaldi mini. She is sparkling and shining all over!



Carrie Underwood

Carrie is working her post-baby bod in this Thomas Wylde mini, showing off her legendary gorgeous stems! She accessorized with silver Jimmy Choo heels, a metallic Deepa Gurnani clutch, and Kimberly McDonald jewelry.

Jenna Dewan Tatum


Jenna looks lovely in this magenta Zuhair Murad dress laced with peekaboo panels. The details here are quite exquisite. She paired with her look an oxblood clutch and Neil Lane jewelry. Her styling, as always, was by Brad Goreski.

Cassadee Pope


Peekaboo lace panels was a fave of mine, clearly! Cassadee too looks amazing in her lace paneling look, but hers was an antique-looking, golden mini by Mikael D. Coordinating with her look was a shiny silver Swarovski clutch.

Her styling was provided by Townsend Style and Fashion Forwards LA.



RaeLynn’s look was quite bold, but I was definitely intrigued. This multi-colored, brightly printed Gabriela Cadena dress is stunningly gorgeous. It’s hard to take your eyes off of it!

Rumer Willis


Rumer kept it simple, very minimalistic, but in a great way. It’s not always about the bells & whistles! Her stark white, fitted dress was from House of CB. And she paired with her look lavender Stuart Weitzman heels, a metallic Salvatore Ferrgamo clutch, and Doves jewels.

Hunter Hayes


Hunter Hayes looked quite handsome, rockin’ his grey suit, sans tie. He is also wearing an Omega watch.

The Swon Brothers


The Swon Brothers were quite the dapper pair, dressed in all black, quite casual, but great pieces for their looks. I was a huge fan of theirs on NBC’s The Voice so I am happy to see them doing so well!

Florida Georgia Line


Florida Georgia Line was another good lookin’ pair on the CMT red carpet. Not coordinating like the Swon Brothers, but each gent doing his own thing, having his own style.

Bella Thorne


So my first non-country Best Dressed pick was the beautiful Bella. She was attending her new MTV show’s premiere in L.A., Scream. Her luscious side waves were courtesy of Neutrogena. She donned a sexy black Mugler dress, paired perfectly with black Stuart Weitzman heels and XIV Karats jewelry.

Anna Faris


Anna was too rockin’ a sexy mini, her pick, a shades of silver, embellished Rubin Singer dress. Her accessories were a metallic Jimmy Choo clutch and matching mule sandals. She was attending the premiere of Jurassic World in Hollywood.

Red Carpet Flair & Femininity

463392788_jpg_6_0_3273_2178For 2 designers, August Getty & Jay Godfrey, 2 main aspects had to be on their mind — thoughts of red carpet dreams & fairy tales, as well as the celebration of femininity. Between these 2 bold designers, so many looks caught my eye that I could easily see on the red carpet. These looks were not only red carpet worthy, but perfectly embodied being super feminine, daringly sexy looks that many women would most definitely want to rock. Both presented during NYFW at MBFW, Lincoln Center. First up, August Getty!

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August Getty has a very clear aesthetic, focused signature and that was what this F/W collection was about, not so much being all about an inspiration. The main focal point here was varied works with leather. For most of the looks, everything was leather – coats, dresses, shirts, shoes. Dark and sleek, it was all about this leather woman.

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Nearly every dress in this collection is sensual and feminine without being over the top. It really is about celebrating the female form. These looks are all super sexy, made for any woman who wants to feel boldly confident.

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I love how daring these looks were. The balance was perfectly struck though, showing off a sexy side, but not crossing the line to trashy. The looks still encompassed a sense of elegance.


Shoes were provided by Guiseppe Zanotti and the makeup was courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.

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Celebs & special guests in attendance — Kristin Cavallari, Shanola Hampton, Lennon & Maisy, Jennette McCurdy, Norman Reedus, Shaun Ross, Natalia Getty, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerzey Dean, Sophie Simmons.

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Next up, Jay Godfrey.

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Jay stressed that putting this collection together was so much fun for him thanks to his brilliant team of designers and family for their continuous support.You can see the joy he experienced in this presentation. Everything was modern, elegant, very feminine and sexy.

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This collection highlights Jay’s strong tailoring skills, with structured jackets and dresses in heavy black fabric with gold accents. He presented some amazing options for gorgeous red carpet ready looks, all featuring either a plunging neckline, open back, or mile high slit. There was a slight inspiration from the essence of cooking wine, throwing in a marsala charmeuse draped gown and plaid with suede moto jacket. Marsala also happens to be the 2015 Pantone Color of the year! Florals in the fall, not spring?? Yes, this too comes into play with floral flare leg trousers and blazer, as well as passion orchid with silver 4 ply two tone gown.

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Jay’s line of offerings include plaid double breasted jacket, plaid flounce hem mini dress, and charcoal 4 ply with floral print high cut out gown. More looks include a black 4 ply jumpsuit, charcoal 4 ply with floral print high cut gown again, and plaid culotte and marsala charmeuse blouse. I am still amazed at how gorgeous and mesmerizing these looks are. I would hate to not see them again, and hope a few major celebs make the choice to don some of these looks in the future for red carpets and events!

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Celebs & special guests in attendance — Kristen Taekman, and Lennon & Maisy.

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Idan Cohen — A Fashion Week Wedding & Show!




For A/W 2015, Idan Cohen presented his stunning collection at MBFW, Lincoln Center, the Pavilion. On February 14th, this talented designer had 2 dreams come to fruition. One, he married his partner Elad Borenstein at the first ever Fashion Week wedding! Now I’ve seen a Fashion Week proposal, but I imagine this would have been great to witness firsthand. I wasn’t there for the 1st dream come true moment for Cohen, but I was able to attend his runway show, which was another dream realized for the designer. He presented for the first time ever in NYC at NYFW! Singing at Idan’s wedding and attending his show were Nashville duo singing sensations Lennon & Maisy!




Cohen is known for bridal and couture pieces. And with eveningwear, it’s all about the sensuality, mixed with elegance. That is exactly what we are seeing here! His inspiration for this particular collection was femininity, specifically the woman’s body. These pieces truly encapsulate this delicate balance of glamor and lasciviousness.




I’m seeing a huge future for Idan Cohen. I could easily see these looks on A list celebs on major red carpets right now! I’m even sure they would not only be eye-catching, but top best-dressed lists.




The colors utilized here are all amazing! It’s of course great to see some traditional, classic black numbers, but the looks in rose pink and ice blue, PERFECTION!




Celebs in attendance were  — Miss Jay Alexander, and Maisy and Lennon Stella.


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