Three things I like in a gown. Details, drama, and dreaminess.
There were sooooo many great dresses last night, I really must applaud the ladies. I didn’t see any major fugly missteps. Amazing! Some don’t photograph as well as others to show the stunning detail work, but you get the gist.
These are some of my top favorites and honestly, many more that were worthy of a photo. At this point, there are so many Best Dressed lists and commentators and panels and talks on TV, blogs, Social Media. Ugh. I’m already over it myself!
If I were to tweak anything, I would have taken that pink chiffon wrap off of Lady Gaga. The dress was everything and that wasn’t needed. You look fab, Gaga!
Cheers to all the Beauties!
A view from the Red Carpet ~ Avery
P.S. I would have worn Kate Hudson’s Versace gown in a heartbeat. Old Hollywood glam. Perfection head to toe.
Kristin Chenowith in Cavalli, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Lady Gaga in Versace, Lupita Nyong’o in custom Prada, Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Charlize Theron in Dior.
Balmain and Olivier Rousteing get it right again with their FW2014 collection, Jungle Fever, during Paris Fashion Week. What I adore about Balmain is the consistent eye for detail, the belted and nipped in waists, the femininity with an edge, and substantial designs. You never feel that Olivier phones it in, like some other top design houses I’ve seen this season. I want to see fine pieces of art, not just fabric flung over hangers with a heartbeat. These pieces (a few of the 46 looks) were some of my favorites.
Whether hardcore, fun and funky or outright beaming chic, Balmain hits the high notes and take you to places that make you breathe heavy and moan with excitement.
A view from the runway ~ Avery
Not just Metallica was present, so were the numerous glittering metallic gowns dripping their way across the Red Carpet.
My number one pick for best dressed was Ciara. This glam and gorgeous metallic gown by Emilio Pucci, was stunning and perfect with her baby bump. I did cover her head to make sure it was the dress I adored and not just Ciara’s beautiful face, but it was the dress….the whole package. The close up of the dress above, shows in finer detail how superb this was and why it was my favorite choice overall. Amazing.
Favorite hair had to go to Rita Ora. I would have loved that hairstyle on Ciara with that dress, but it’s the Grammy’s, not the Oscar’s. You need a bit of edge and not full-on goddess statue. I get it.
Very honorable mention goes to other metallic girls, Amber Rose, Chrissy Teigen, Taylor Swift…sizzled. Beyonce in white loveliness and Katy Perry in the musical Valentino, were appropriate.
I must say, the Red Carpet wasn’t very exciting this year and I didn’t have a “OMG I can’t breathe” moment. Kudos to the men. Navy tuxes were the best look of the night. They did a nice job of dressing and not being too wackadoo…except for Pharrell Williams. He always looks impressive, but the Arby’s hat was plain weird. Pharrell did not make me Happy, although his wins did.
A view from the Red Carpet ~ Avery
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A view from the penthouse ~ Avery
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