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10 Best Dressed of the Emmys Red Carpet

To kick off Awards Season I have picked my favorite looks from the 2013 Emmys Red Carpet.  As always, the fashions of the red carpet did not disappoint and in fact it was a full on glam fest!  After compiling my list I realized that there are some serious trends that define my 10 best: nudes/neutrals, sheer, laser cuts, open backs, and cut outs.  None of this comes as a surprise, because I love these trends in ready-to-wear so why wouldn’t I love them as red carpet looks, but it is wonderful seeing the translation.  So how does your list stack up next to mine?  Who were your favorites from the red carpet?

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein

Sandrine Holt

Sandrine Holt in Honor

Laura Dern

Laura Dern in Naeem Khan

Leslie Mann in J. Mendel

Leslie Mann in J. Mendel

J. Mendel

Kate Mara in J. Mendel

Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling in Thakoon

January Jones Givenchy

January Jones in Givenchy

Claire Danes Armani

Claire Danes in Armani

Allison Williams

Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren

Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel

Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel

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CFDA Fashion Awards

I know this is a little late, but I couldn’t resist putting together a best dressed list from this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards.  The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards are the fashion equivalent to the Oscar’s, except more fabulous and adventurous.  Designers pull out all the stops and rock the red carpet with the “it” model of the moment on their arm.  Epic duos are debuted and fashion history is made.  This year the CFDA Awards were as glamorous as ever with incredible highs like Erin Wasson in Alexander Wang and Karolina Kurkova redefining the red carpet dress code in shorts designed by Michael Kors.  Sadly, there were some lows, most notably (and upsetting) Rachel Roy, who I normally love, but she just missed the mark this year in a white unflattering jumpsuit.  Between the highs and lows was glitz and glamour at its finest.  The boys of Proenza Schouler came away with the coveted womenswear designer of the year award and the always inspiring Vera Wang, who looked gorgeous, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

So what did you think of the red carpet?  Who were your favs?  Which looks have you pinned and can’t get enough of and which looks do you wish would just disappear?

Alexander Wang

Erin Wasson in Alexander Wang with Alexander Wang

Proenza Schouler

Lauren Santo Domingo in Proenza Schouler

Michael Kors

Linda Fargo in Michael Kors

Calvin Klein

Rooney Mara in Calvin Klein

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Michael Kors

Karolina Kurkova in Michael Kors

Cushnie et Ochs

Karlie Kloss in Cushnie et Ochs with the gorgeous designers

Dennis Basso

Olivia Palermo in Dennis Basso

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Peplum forever

Peplum, my latest obsession is so wonderful, because it creates the most flattering silhouette and literally works with all body types!  Another reason I love peplum is because it is so versatile.  Not only can it be dressed up or down, but you can have a peplum top, dress, skirt or pants!  There are so many ways for you to integrate this trend into your wardrobe the list is endless and fabulous!

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In love with this ultra cool leather peplum look for spring.  And obsessing over the blue accents.

Photo courtesy of Strict Beauties

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Peplum and prints, another unbeatable combo for spring

Photo courtesy of Wendy’s Look Book

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Such an angelic look for spring!

Photo courtesy of Sincerely Sweet Boutique

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Casual and fabulous peplum look

Photo courtesy of chicisimo

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Love this peplum skirt, this skirt and look are perfect for work/all occasions!

Photo courtesy of The Pink Peonies

stripes peplum

Stripes and peplum for spring, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Photo courtesy of obaz

Karlie Kloss peplum

Karlie Kloss looking gorgeous in a structural peplum dress

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looking stunning in sequins and peplum

Kim Kardashian rocking monochromatic peplum

Kim Kardashian rocking monochromatic peplum

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Oscars 2013 Best Dressed

The magical night that we have all been waiting for has finally arrived!  Dresses are snatched fresh off the runways of fashion weeks worldwide and placed onto Hollywood’s ultimate runway, the Academy Awards Red Carpet.  The real excitement for me is the red carpet, obviously I care about the big awards and I always root for my favorite movies, but the red carpet is really where it’s at.  Similar to the awards, I have my fashion favorites and I root for their red carpet success and my must sees this year did not disappoint. In the spirit of true glitz and glamour sheer, sequins, sparkle, tulle, and texture dominated the carpet this year!  I hope you enjoy my favorites from this years Oscars Red Carpet and feel inspired to embrace some of this glamour into your every day life.

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive

Alicia Vikander in Elie Saab

Alicia Vikander in Elie Saab

Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen

Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab

Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli

Georgina Chapman in Marchesa

Georgina Chapman in Marchesa

Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan

Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan

Louise Roe in Monique Lhullier

Louise Roe in Monique Lhullier

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Inauguration Weekend

Happy Martin Luther King Day and Inauguration Weekend!  As I put this post together, I am also getting ready for my second Inaugural Ball of the weekend, but I want to be sure to share the fun from Texas’ Blacktie & Boots Ball that I attended on Saturday.  For the Blacktie & Boots Ball I rented my very first dress from Rent the Runway and I am obsessed!  What an awesome idea, and it was absolutely perfect for this occasion and will definitely come in handy during wedding season.  Also for this Ball, my incredible hair dresser, Ryan (who contributed to my gift guide), did my hair in 1920’s Hollywood inspired waves, which went perfectly with my blindingly glitzy Badgley Mischka dress.  Stayed tuned for the hairdo “how to,” which will be up later this week.

Dress: Badgley Mischka, Earrings: Erickson Beamon, Bracelet: LouLou

Dress: Badgley Mischka, Earrings: Erickson Beamon, Bracelet: LouLou

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Grand ole' Texas Entrance

Grand ole’ Texas Entrance

Me & the Rangerettes

Me & the Rangerettes

Teddy made an appearance

Teddy made an appearance

The Rangerettes in action

The Rangerettes in action

the end

The End

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Inauguration News

It’s almost Inauguration Day.  A day the marks new beginnings and a day that in so many ways embodies hope.  Hope that things will be better, that a divided Congress will rise against their differences in the interest of our country, and that progress (which is a very loaded word) will be made.  All of this hope, thankfully, leads to celebration!  This weekend is jam packed with Inaugural Balls that will be attended by the first family, high-level government officials, Congressmen, DC wonks, out of towners, and people simply looking for a good time.  There is so much excitement surrounding this weekend and the biggest question on everyone’s minds is not about politics, but about fashion.  The best-kept secret in Washington right now is who Michelle Obama will be wearing for the official Inaugural Balls and I cannot wait to find out the answer!  Four years ago Michelle donned an incredible Jason Wu gown that catapulted him to fame and solidified her status as a style icon.  The next question on ball attendees’ minds is what to wear!  This weekend in DC is the equivalent to Hollywood’s Red Carpet Award’s Season and everyone wants to be on the best-dressed list!  This past Tuesday, I had the honor of modeling an incredible Tadashi Shoji gown on CBS’s morning news in a Inaugural fashion segment styled by Carine’s Bridal and local fashion bloggers.  Please enjoy the behind the scenes pics from the most glamorous morning of all time (our call time was 4am, yes you read that correctly) and find inspiration in these beautiful gowns and baubles!

4am delirium

4am delirium

In the make up chair

In the make up chair

Tadashi in the CBS newsroom pit

Tadashi in the CBS newsroom pit

The ultimate screen shot

The ultimate screen shot

Special thanks to Carine’s Bridal, District Sparkle, A Diva State of Mind, The Finesse Life, DC Funemployment, Whitney Stringer PR, Hair by Giselle and the CBS news team for making such a fabulous morning possible!

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