Top Styles From the 84th Annual Academy Awards

As a designer of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and now prom dresses, there isn’t a lot of TV more fun than watching the stars get all dressed up and walk down the red carpet.    It’s a time, not only for Hollywood’s more elite to show off their personalities through fashion, but for the other designers to try out next seasons styles on the viewers.

Here were my Top 5 favorite styles from the 84th Annual Academy Awards

1.  Angelina Jolie… She always looks amazing!

2.  Gwyneth Paltrow looks stunning. Very chic!

3.  Mila Jovovich looks beautiful. So elegant!

4.  Glenn Close looks stunning!

5.  Stacy Kiebler’s dress was a major fashion highlight of the show!

Notable Mentions

Michelle Williams

Ellie Kemper

Octavia Spencer

Emma Stone

Viola Davis

What did you think? Who were your top picks for best dressed?

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62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were on Sunday, and it saddens me to say that over all I was left feeling completely underwhelmed by the fashion I saw.  It used to be that you could watch the Emmys and be inspired left and right by almost every gown that came down the  Red Carpet, now, not so much.  It’s not to say that in the past the dresses were ALL good, but, the dramatic fashion forward gowns usually overruled the mundane or horrifying.  This year it felt as if everyone remembered the Emmys one or two days before the event, and ran  for whatever evening gown they could find on short notice, even if it was not extremely flattering or interesting.  It’s true there was some beautiful fashion, but they were few and far between; more on the good fashion later.

First, let’s do a quick style rundown.

What was popular this year?  Sparkles, sequins, and more sparkles!  In fact,  it seemed to be sparkles first, fit second.  Brides, when you’re searching for your perfect bridal gown do NOT take your fashion hints  from the 62nd Emmy Awards.  A perfectly fitting and flattering dress in a classic fabric will look 1000 times better on you than a flashy ill-fitting bridal gown.

Total number of glitter covered gowns I counted: 12

Another major style walking down the runway was the one-shoulder gown.  One-shoulder evening gowns can be very flattering, and give an added interest to a simple silhouette.  There is no denying that one-shoulder dresses are a very now.  Of course, it used to be that the red carpet gowns would be a window into tomorrow’s looks, rather than a reflection of current trends, but that certainly doesn’t diminish their fashion factor.

Total number of one-shoulder gowns I counted: 17

The next fashion trend I preface with a warning:  Do NOT try this at home.  Cut out dresses were scattered across Red Carpet this year, for reasons that are beyond me

I cannot name one person where this style has made their figure look better than it would have if they had worn a whole dress.  Even if you happen to be a size 0, in my humble opinion you will still look skinnier if you leave the holes for your Swiss cheese.

Total number of cut out style dresses I counted: 4 too many

As with any award show, the next day almost everyone will dole out their awards and opinions for best and worst dressed.  However, this year’s Emmy Awards warranted a little more than just best and worst in my book.

The award for the best Saloon Girl dress:  Cristina Hendrix

The award for the most ordinary dress:  Kim Kardashian

Honestly, it even looks similar to Rose Byrne’s dress from the same night.

The award for the most beautiful dress:  Lea Michelle  (Even though in my opinion this style it has been done before).

The award for the most terrifying/made me want to cry dress:  Anna Paquin

The award for the most baffling dress:  Lauren Grahm.

Lauren, I love you, you have a beautiful figure and generally a great fashion sense, what happened?

The award for the dress most flattering for the figure: Kelly Osbourne

And finally, the award for the most interesting style and best dressed overall: Tina Fey

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9015

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Style #9015

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Style #9015

“The Fashionable Femme”

There is only one thing that Kate loves more than fashion and that is her new fiancé (It was a close race for a while).  Kate’s bedroom walls are covered in magazine images of celebrities on the Red Carpet.  In her spare time Kate loves sewing, sketching, and spending time with her guy.  Kate knows what is hot in fashion, so it was no surprise that she choose to wear a Liz Fields original, style 9015. Kate wanted to look stunning and stylish for her own Red Carpet walk, which is why she fell in love with this Taffeta gown with asymmetrical wraps around the body, creating beautiful and interesting panels and lines. Kate knows that for an outfit to be perfect certain parts must be beautifully understated in order for the details to shine. This is why she loves the fact that the intermittent wrapping of her dress slowly leads her eye to her favorite part, the beautiful hand beading detail on the bodice.  Kate can now walk down the Red Carpet, or the aisle on her wedding day, with her head held high.

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