Yes I realize that the golden globes were over a week ago, but I didn’t want to miss a chance to share some of the award winning fashion that I saw on the red carpet. One of the reasons I love fashion is because it is a language I understand. Each season, designers follow trend and color guidelines and create based on their own interpretation. These common guidelines create continuity. This makes it much easier to identify what is “on trend” For example, a single trend can be manipulated in many ways and showcased in different styles. This gives us so many options to wear a trend and also allows us to make the trend our own! Hello, personal style!

Many of us look to celebrities for style inspiration and I especially love to see what they are wearing at award events. The designer gowns are fresh and sometimes straight from the runway. A perfect place to identify what is going to be hip this coming season is watching the red carpets to see what the stylists have dressed their clients in.

Top Trends spotted:

Cold Shoulder

Metallic and neutrals

Modern Vintage Glam

Minimalist accessories

First up! I loved Emma Stone’s pale pink Valentino gown. Not only do I love her, I loved that she took a risk. Most redheads think pink is out of the question for them but with the right shade, it can work. Side note: you do have to love the color pink. This dress was a transparent pink with metallic silver stars, which certainly added a hint of whimsy. The deep plunge in the front was perfect and because she is petite, the knife pleats in the skirt lay just right. If you have hips, knife pleats can add volume instead of slim. The dress was a statement in itself and didn’t need much accessorizing. The subtle choker drop necklace was the finishing touch.

My next fave was Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier. The metallic jeweled gown had a vibe that read a little bit vintage but a little bit disco. The fabric itself was a statement and the peek a boo shoulder made it modern. She had a naked décolletage and wore only statement Harry Winston chandelier earrings. Stunning stunning stunning.

Both of these gals took the minimalist approach to accessories and minimalism just happens to be one of my all time favorites. It is the simplest way to look chic. Stay tuned for my next blog talking about how to make minimalism happen…if you are into that thing.

Do you have a special event coming up and feel like you have nothing to wear? Let’s get together and and find the perfect look that will be flattering (of course) and make you feel like the bell of the ball!