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 —





  • 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







  • 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





Best Dressed Round-Up for 2016

So many stunning looks I’m sure are still to come for 2016 — some even in the next few weeks as there are a few major award shows in the lineup. But for now, with various premieres and other red carpets in the mix, here is a best dressed round-up for early 2016!

Brie Larson — Room Premiere & Press Conference in Tokyo


Brie is rockin’ 2 very eye-catching looks while on her press tour for Room, both with such intricate details. Above, is a mixed media Rodarte dress, paired with Roger Vivier heels and Niwaka jewels.


And for her 2nd look, an embellished floral print Valentino dress.

Kristen Bell — LA Premiere for The Boss

Premiere Of USA Pictures' "The Boss" - Arrivals

Kristen looks shiny and immaculate in this lacy strapless Reem Acra dress with matching pointy-toe Jimmy Choo pumps. To add a bit more sparkle to her look, Borgioni rings and Neil Lane jewelry.

Nina Dobrev — Women in TV Dinner


Nina is always an A+ on the red carpet and this black and white, floral printed Antonio Berardi lace gown keeps right in line with that A+ theme.

Rachel McAdams — 31st Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival


Not sure of the designer details for Rachel’s look, but she looks quite gorgeous in this LWD — such great geometric details.

Gal Godot — Batman v Superman London Premiere


No designer details for Gal either, but she looks red hot!! The embellishments on the straps are such a great detail.

Kira Kosarin — Kids Choice


Kira is really workin’ this sparkly white mini by Parker NY. The rest of her look details are as follows —

Naomi Watts — Demolition Screening in NYC


Naomi looks ethereal and whimsical in this mint green tiered Valentino gown with black trim. She is adding a little sparkle to the look by pairing with it a pair of Solange Azagury-Partridge drop earrings.

Sophia Bush — PaleyFest in LA


Sophia’s Stella McCartney midi dress with floral embroidery is truly a work of art. It is perfectly paired with nude Stuart Weitzman heels and Ilana Ariel earrings.

Lauren Conrad — Book Launch in NYC

"Lauren Conrad Celebrate" Book Launch

This is why I love LC’s pieces from Kohls, because she too rocks them for events and they look fabulous — Lauren Conrad collection at Kohls.

Witney Carson — Kids’ Choice Awards


Witney looks pretty in pink in this Ted Baker midi dress. Her other look details are —

Fifth Harmony — Kids Choice

fifth-harmony-at-nickelodeon-s-2016-kids-choice-awards-in-inglewood-03-12-2016_1Fifth Harmony, proving yet again as a group, on any red carpet, that baby their worth it! These lovely ladies always look nothing short of amazing. Here are all of their look details, including hair, makeup, & styling details, which are as follows — Styling by Zoe Costello; Makeup by Patrick Ta; Hair by Randy Stodghill

Cast of Dance Moms — Kids Choice


Left to Right —

Jennifer Lopez — 2016 TCA Tour


Love this color, such a minimalist look, but it’s simply stunning! Jen is wearing a cobalt blue Victoria Beckham dress with nude Casadei heels.

Jiff — Kids Choice

jiff-the-dog-435By far, no one was this adorable or cute on the red carpet right!!

Reem Acra — Dreams Do Come True!


The underlying inspiration here could clearly be all about dreams. It’s as if these pieces belong in a magical fantasy-world of some sort. Each look is imaginative, dreamy, and stunningly eye-catching. But when I speak of dreams coming true, the reference is more personal. I’ve been a huge fan of Reem Acra for quite some time now. Receiving my first ever invite and being at this show was an out of this world, unimaginable experience. It’s quite easy to label this as “A dream come true!” Being exposed to such phenomenal beauty was most certainly an honor to be a part of, but was also a truly enjoyable experience. And so with that, here are some of my favorite pieces from Reem Acra’s F/W 2015 collection at MBFW, Lincoln Center Salon.




But onto the actual inspiration for this beautiful collection. Designer Acra was inspired by Stevie Nicks’ “24-Karat Gold Collection” exhibit last fall of digitally reprinted self-portrait Polaroids from the Seventies. The photos evoked the particular time in that decade when retooling the Victorian aesthetic was rampant. According to Acra, “This put me in a mood, I got inspired, I started to dig in my archives and found pieces of embroidery, feathers that I had collected since I was five years old. I was transported to my own world.”




This world was a decadent fantasy of beads, lace, tulle and, of course, embroideries. The bulk of the lineup was composed of short dresses, mainly with long sleeves or fur topper. There were signs of Nicks in the collection — handkerchief hems and Victorian pouf-sleeve tops and jackets — but the mood veered toward vintage, and even Ottoman at points, given the opulent metallic laces and embroideries. The use of color is also quite entrancing, lavender, golds, metallic, sparkles, bright purple, ice pink, and more!




But the truly captivating aspect of these pieces, a tried and true signature for Reem Acra, is in the intricate details — the embellishments, the lace, the beading. Each look is so intriguing, eye-catching with every twist and turn, from each and every angle.

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Speaking of angles, some great shots of these pieces are from the backside. The gorgeous trains are breathtaking, even more lovely details to take in. Reem Acra is a staple for most major red carpets and I’m sure as this year’s award shows continue on, and even into next year’s busy season, we will likely see some of these pieces again!





Hair/Makeup/Beauty —  From the hair to the makeup, the beauty look at Reem Acra was inspired by rock legend Stevie Nicks. “The inspiration of Stevie Nicks gives it a lot of fantasy,” said Didier Malige, working with René Furterer. “The idea is that there is a feeling of couture, but it’s very individual.” Using a variety of texturizers, Malige described the final look, which had the hair close to the head with a couple of kinks as, “controlled and uncontrolled.”


Mark Carrasquillo put the focus on the eyes for Reem Acra by dusting a gold shadow on the eyelid, inner corner and under the eyes. “It’s a really luminous eye,” noted Carrasquillo. Finally, he topped the lip with balm, leaving it bare. “Everything that’s done is really blended out,” Carrasquillo said.


Miss Pop for OPI mixed two shades called Cosmo-not Tonight Honey, a metallic peach, and Up Front & Personal, which is a glittery, light gold. “It’s like your fairy godmother waved her magic wand and dusted your nails with gold magic,” said Miss Pop. “The clothes have all these metallic embellishments both silver and gold, and we wanted to make sure that it felt very Stevie Nicks. With this nail, we wanted you to get lost in the glitter the same way you get lost in her music.”





Major celeb in attendance, one of my personal faves, PLL star Ashley Benson!