Golden Globes Red Carpet Favorites

I know you are probably sick of seeing all the “trends” and “favorites” from the Golden Globes red carpet, but my feeling is: better late than never. There were some strong efforts out there that should be honored in all their glory. So, here we go!

Best All Around: Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren Collection. Simple makeup and accessories. Absolute perfection. There was no point for anyone to really walk the red carpet after her.

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Best Structured: Emilia Clarke in Proenza Schouler. Would you expect anything sub-par from Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons? Besides, it’s hard for me to dislike anything PS.

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Best Lace: Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive. Stunning. That pretty much sums it up. And that back!?!

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Best White: Margot Robbie in (custom) Gucci. Major props for this first timer with her emerald shoes and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.

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Best Sparkle: Naomi Watts in Tom Ford. It must be difficult to be one half of the most gorgeous couple ever. I feel so terrible for you, Naomi (you beautiful goddess, you).

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Best Red: Julie Bowen in Carolina Herrera. Since Lupita won my top pick of the night, my second favorite red gown goes to Miss “I have the sickest body ever” Bowen. Plus, I loved this entire Carolina Herrera collection. Red, it should be noted, was one of the hottest colors at the Globes this year, sported by Amy Adams, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Taylor Swift and the like.

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Best Surprising Color: Caitlin FitzGerald in Emilia Wickstead. I don’t even know who this chick is, but I will sure as hell be on style lookout from now on.

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Best Preggers: Olivia Wilde in Gucci. I am probably going to get shot for going against Olivia Pope on this one, but I couldn’t even pull off Wilde’s look on my best day while not pregnant. So there you have it.

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Final Thoughts: New York Fashion Week

So I know I am behind. London Fashion week is in full swing—only a few days remain before the glitterati move on to their Milan hotel penthouses to do the exact same thing they have done for the previous two weeks, this time only with a different backdrop. And yet here I am, giving my out-dated opinions on the second half of New York Fashion Week. But how can I not? So much amazingness went on on those runways that it would be cruel to not give those designers their deserved attention. I also learned that fur, velvet, and leather are the materials that will define fall fashion. So while other bloggers may be focused on the [stunning] collections from Peter Pilotto, Burberry Prorsum, and Erdem, I am hitting rewind in order to share my favorite collections from days 5-8 of New York Fashion Week:

Marc Jacobs/ Zac Posen

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Oscar de la Renta/ Carolina Herrera

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Diane Von Furstenburg/ Ralph Lauren

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Victoria Beckham/ Calvin Klein

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Reem Acra/ Jenny Packham

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Reed Krakoff/ Proenza Schouler

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To view the entire collections, my go to is: Style.com

Wear It / Hang It: Art Embodying Spring Fashion Trends

Yesterday marked the first installment of a new editorial column I will be writing on Artspace.com, entitled “On Trend.” I am so excited that Artspace asked me to write about the various crossovers between art and fashion, and it was only fitting that my first article (which you can read here) provide a brief history of art and fashion collaborations. For today’s On Trend, and in honor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I pulled together a roundup of some of Spring’s chicest looks—and the artworks that echo them. Below, I expanded upon that theme. Happy New York Fashion Week!!

TREND: Black-and-White Graphic Prints

After a year of color blocking and bold, bright hues, designers this season went back to the basics with mod looks in black and white.

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The Clothes: Balmain / Celine … The Art: Franz Kline

Trend: Cutouts

The midriff-bearing trend of 2012 has evolved into a new obsession with all-over cutouts this spring, with exposed patches of skin peeking out in almost every runway show.

The clothes: The art:

The Clothes: Alexander Wang / Sass & Bide … The Art: Lucio Fontana

TrendOversized Ruffles

The ruffle—often used in sweet, demure ensembles—can be seen this season adding architectural flares and lots of impact to monotone looks.

The Clothes:

The Clothes: Gucci / Balenciaga … The Art: Richard Serra

TrendBold Stripes

We now know that striples come in all shapes and sizes, with various iterations of this classic pattern highlighting a multitude of runway looks. This season’s trend focuses on big, bold stripes for a statement look.

The Clothes

The Clothes: Marc Jacobs / Michael Kors … The Art: Ian Davenport

Trend: White Hot

Generally a summer staple, white is staking its claim early this year. This season, the monochromatic neutral is appearing in all shapes and sizes, including structural dresses, menswear looks, and lacy-delicate fabrics. Pair it with a lucite heel, and your clean crisp look will be utter perfection.

The Clothes: The Art:

The Clothes: Dior / Valentino … The Art: Agnes Martin

Trend: Electric Colors

Neons are everywhere this season despite the fact that black and white continued its reign. The bright hues are lighting up both clothing and accessories—which is perfect for anyone hoping for an attention-grabbing outfit.

The clothes: The art:

The Clothes: Carolina Herrera / Reem Acra … The Art: Mark Rothko

Trend: Floral Delights

All things are blooming this spring, with the perennial favorite print making both a romantic and graphic revival. Raf Simons transformed his entire runway debut for Dior into a blossoming garden, with the walls of each room packed floor to ceiling with a different colored flower.

The Clothes:

The Clothes: Paul and Joe / Erdem … The Art: Peter Dayton

Trend: Global Influences

Designers often look abroad for inspiration, but this season is ripe with influences from the Far East in terms of color palettes, patterns, and embellishments. Asian-influenced prints made their rounds this season, with bold reds as a central component.

The Clothes:

The Clothes: Miu Miu / Prada … The Art: Raqib Shaw

Trend: Emerald Green

Pantone has labeled this jewel-like hue the 2013 Color of the Year, and the sartorial set has taken note, donning the shade of green from head to toe.

The Clothes:

The Clothes: Gucci / Reem Acra … The Art: Josef Albers