.hungry for moar dior.

Photo by NY Daily News

Photo by NY Daily News

J-Law rules, now and forever. All the Catching Fire ladies deserve honorable mentions (Elizabeth Banks, you slayed these red carpets too!), but Jennifer knocked it out of the park every single time. My absolute favorite? The uh-mazing Dior Haute Couture dress, Brian Atwood shoes, Anita Ko jewels and Roger Vivier bag pictured above, which Jen rocked at the Los Angeles premiere. Check out my other favorite Katniss glam moments below.

Photo by Perez Hilton

Photo by Perez Hilton

While hitting the red carpet in New York, J-Law mesmerized in this Dior wool blazer dress over a white and green bralet. I adore the pop of color (and skin!). Strappy sandals and drop earrings perfectly complimented the youthful look.

Photo by Because I Am Fabulous

Photo by Because I Am Fabulous

For the world premier of Catching Fire, Jennifer braved the rain with her brand new pixie cut and blue heels in this artful Christian Dior Couture Fall 2013 ensemble. The embellishments on this silk gown with an open, draped back were playful and sophisticated.

Photo by MTV Style

Photo by MTV Style

Taking a quick break from Dior, Jen stepped out in a color-blocked Proenza Schouler frock and studded Saint Laurent pumps while in Rome at a photo call.

Photo by Getty Images via MTV Style

Photo by Getty Images via MTV Style

In Madrid the face of Miss Dior stunned with a strapless sheer gown by the fashion powerhouse’s resort 2014 collection. I *love* her tousled hair and serious gaze in this look.

Photo by Daily Mail

Photo by Daily Mail

Rounding out my fave Catching Fire red carpet looks is decidedly this Dior double-breasted trench dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes. The swinging, feminine shape of this trench with the side detail is breathtaking. J’adore Dior, indeed, Miss Lawrence.

.met gala 2013: what the punk?!.

Ah, the Met Gala – one of fashion’s greatest nights. Held in conjunction with the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institue and hosted by Vogue, celebs and influencers flock to the incredible museum annually to strut the famed red carpet.

This year’s theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, brought the hotness. While many of my favorite icons looked beautiful in ethereal gowns, I was disappointed in the lack of punk-ness (Heidi Klum – you wear Marchesa like no one else, but I expected more from you). Even designers Diane von Furstenburg and Donatella Versace got in the mood with spikes and studs. Read on for my fave true punksters from last night’s ball.

Photo by Us Weekly

Photo by Us Weekly

First up is Christina Ricci, representing original haute punk in a Vivienne Westwood couture number, fishnets and criss-crossed pumps.

Photo by HuffingtonPost Style

Photo by HuffingtonPost Style

Model Anja Rubik wore Anthony Vaccarello , showing off her stems and sassy red heels. Her side-swept hair and focused gaze say punk rocker, loud and clear.

Photo by SawFirst

Photo by SawFirst

LeeLee Sobieski’s Christian Dior Couture look featured a white bodice, black t-shirt and embellished gloves. On theme, indeed.

Photo by Celebuzz

Photo by Celebuzz

Risk taker Katy Perry donned a Dolce and Gabbana frock, bedazzled with Joan of Arc, whom Perry calls “The OG Queen of PUNK” (her words, not ours). A gold crown topped her head to match her intricate nails.

Photo by Just Jared

Photo by Just Jared

Girls star Alison Williams got the black, sheer, cutout memo for last night’s red carpet. Despite being slightly predictable, she looks dynamite in this Altuzarra gown.

Photo by Daily Mail

Photo by Daily Mail

Nicole Richie went way out there, and I absolutely loved it. This demure but radiant Topshop dress was a surprising choice. Hairstylist Luke Chamberlain used hair paint to achieve this grey shade, which was the perfect compliment to her intense tan and full-on ear jewels.

Photo by Just Jared

Photo by Just Jared

Aubrey Plaza was dressed by Vouge, which may be why I find this snakeskin dress by Marios Schwab so captivating. Her Barbara Bui heels are perfection.

Photo by Vanity Fair

Photo by Vanity Fair

Beyoncé has done it again. Though the train is a bit reminisient of her gown last year, she is rocking Givenchy like no other. The heeled boots and nearly fullarm gloves are punk-meets-glamazon (and admit it – slightly Destiny’s Child reminiscent).

Photo by Daily Mail

Photo by Daily Mail

Girl about town Alexa Chung wore a Fall ’13 Erdem ensemble, representing dainty punk with a chocker-inspired neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves. I love this look.

Photo by CocoPerez

Photo by CocoPerez

Paloma Faith took a Gaga approach in this dramatic gown by Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco. Her long gloves were fingerless – à la punk.

Photo by Just Jared

Photo by Just Jared

Minka Kelly dazzled on her first Met Ball red carpet in Carolina Herrara, with flawless makeup and braided tresses. Going for “British-regal-meets-punk,” according to her hair stylist Jen Atkin, Minka looked divine and quite possibly was my favorite look of the night.

Photo by Fashion Bomb Daily

Photo by Fashion Bomb Daily

Model Coco Rocha went wild in her leopard, embellished, high-slitted gown – created by her date Emanuel Ungaro, Creative Director of Fausto Puglisi. Gotta give Co snaps for stepping up her game, and pairing this look with blunt bangs and black booties. Never one to be tame!

Photo by Style Snooper Dan

Photo by Style Snooper Dan

Rose Huntington-Whitely oozed sex appeal in this Gucci gown. With strategic mesh and feather placement, Rosie is red hot.

Photo by US Weekly

Photo by US Weekly

Modern day punk princess Gwen Stefani honed in on her signature style in this Maison Martin Margiela dress. Gwennie showed off enviable abs, a Fred Leighton tough-girl necklace, bright lips and riot-worthy hair (natch).

Photo by US Weekly

Photo by US Weekly

Florence Welch called upon her recent style staple, Givenchy, to dress her for this year’s Met Gala. Though her look is a bit more goth than punk, Flo is unique and confident – just the way I like to see her.

Photo by Bitten and Bound

Photo by Bitten and Bound

Pretty meets punk in Julianne Hough’s Topshop strapless number. The faux hawk, studded heels and talon-like nails lean her just enough to the dark side to squeeze on this list.

Photo by Huffington Post Style

Photo by Huffington Post Style

Finally, for the dark horse of the evening, may I present Anne Hathaway in (what else?) Valentino. Between the sexy gown (side boob! sparkle!), the smoky eye, and the big shocker – platinum hair – Anne shook things up on this red carpet. Never before has she graced my dressed to impress list, and I’m happy to see her on here.

Honorable mentions from last night’s fête: Nina Dobrev’s dress-turned-pantsuit for the afterparty, Jessica Biel’s septum bling, SJP’s ah-mazing Phillip Treacy headwear, and Madonna’s forced costume.

.suited for the navy.

The fashionable men of entertainment simply don’t get enough love on my blog, and I am determined to change that! Being the equal opportunist that I am, I’ve noticed a strong men’s trend of navy blue (especially during awards season). While the trends of men could -and hopefully will- span many bogs, this post is focused entirely on suited-up celebs riding the royal blue train.

Photo from Ace Showbiz

Photo from Ace Showbiz

Daniel Day Lewis looked dapper in his blue Domenico Vacca suit at the 2013 Oscars.

Photo from Just Jared

Photo from Just Jared

At the recent Grammy Awards, Frank Ocean (who makes me swoon!) snubbed typical tux garb, and instead rocked a navy leisure suit. Despite his bandaged fingers, Frank still wins my heart – and a spot on my best dressed list.

Photo from Just Jared

Photo from Just Jared

Hey guy, you are smoldering. Ryan Gosling keeps it fresh in a Salvatore Ferragamo tux and bowtie while in Cannes.

Photo from Equally Wed

Photo from Equally Wed

Critically-acclaimed actor Christoph Waltz stayed on hue with a deep blue Prada tux at the Academy Awards last month.

Photo from The Dude of the House

Photo from The Dude of the House

John Mayer channeled something…disco (?) at the recent Grammys. With lady love Katy Perry by his side, John gave his best in this velvet, purplish Brioni tux.

Photo by Style MTV

Photo by Style MTV

Granted this look is for an editorial spread, but Drake is looking damn fine in the past April issue of GQ. At full attention for his Navy, I’m loving Drake’s mod style.

Photo from LA Times

Photo from LA Times

Breakout band Fun rocked the Grammys, fully decked out in Dior (“everything but the shoes!” they proclaimed on the red carpet). Nate Ruess killed it in a patterned shirt and skinny tie paired with a navy suit. Jack Antonoff donned a charcoal two piece, and Andrew Dost wore a camel-colored jacket paired with an on-trend blue collared shirt.

Photo from Zimbio

Photo from Zimbio

Ben Affleck looked dashing as always, wearing Gucci to his London premiere of Argo.

Photo from Zimbio

Photo from Zimbio

Jamie Foxx was bold in this Ozwald Boateng number, complete with a teal shirt,  at the UK premiere of Django Unchained. I give J-Foxx props for this one; his strong approach was appreciated!

.oscar trend alert: aj’s very favs.

Ah yes, I must admit this is a bit of a superfluous list. Without cohesiveness, these are my favorite gowns of yesteryear (err…yesterday). Though I’ve blogged about Oscars 2013 trends here and here, I needed to mention my very favs. Some of these looks are from the Academy Awards, and some are simply from the parties celebrating the occasion. Agree or not, scope out my list below and let me know your thoughts!

Photo by Digital Spy

Photo by Digital Spy

Hands down #1 is the iconic, incomparable, irresistible Jane Fonda. At 75 years young, Jane wowed in this canary Versace number. Forever my hero.

Photo by PopSugar

Photo by PopSugar

Speaking of incomparable, let’s touch on Namoi Watts for a moment, shall we? She was simply flawless in this Armani Prive gown. The unexpected neckline and luxurious fabric dazzled on the red carpet.

Photo by Lifestyle.Yahoo

Photo by Lifestyle.Yahoo

British personality/fashionista Louise Roe was ethereal in Monique Lhuillier. I loved the delicate, feminine detail.

Photo by Tom and Lorenzo

Photo by Tom and Lorenzo

Jessica Chastain easily graced every Best Dressed List with this glamourous Armani Prive number. Her mega-watt smile (clad in perfectly red lipstick) made her even more beautiful.

Photo by Digital Spy

Photo by Digital Spy

Zoe Saldana was both flirtatious and delicate in Alexis Mabille garb. I could have done without the belt, but the ruffles and layers were charming.

Photo by Styleite

Photo by Styleite

Molly Sims dazzled in this sleeved Temperley London number at Elton John’s Oscar party. She looked confident and regal all at once. A total knockout.

Photo by Fashion Gone Rogue

Photo by Fashion Gone Rogue

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was a pink goddess in this Valentio dream, but she mixed in a naughty element with the black choker. Spotted at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, Rosie was impeccable as always.

Photo by OK Magazine

Photo by OK Magazine

Lily Collins brought the right amount of intrigue in this beautiful Zuhair Murad dress. Shimmering in blue, the contrast of the top and bottom of this gown were captivating at the infamous VF Oscar bash.

Photo by IBI Times

Photo by IBI Times

My favorite wildcard of the evening, Diane Kruger was a welcomed breath of fresh air at the Vanity Fair party. Decked in a Giambattista Valli frock and amazing Louboutins, I was completely excited by this look.

.oscar trend alert: fabulous couples.

If there was one common thread of the 85th Academy Awards (other than the mounting love vs. loathe sentiment the general public seems to be developing for Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway, respectively) it’s gotta be the fabulously dressed, beamingly delighted celebrity duos who strolled down the red carpet.

Photo by Daily Mail

Photo by Daily Mail

Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams was breathtaking in this extravagant gown by Oscar de la Renta. Her fiancé Darren Le Gallo -equipped with a bow tie- was the perfect compliment.

Photo by Celebuzz

Photo by Celebuzz

Expectant parents Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum simply glowed on the red carpet last night. She looked sophisticated and comfortable in this Rachel Roy garment, while her proud hubby reigned as the sexiest man alive in a a suit by Gucci. Baby’s first award season!

Photo by Taste of Country

Photo by Taste of Country

A-list powerhouse couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban let their adoration of one another  speak for itself in their affection gestures. Second place bling? Her runway-fresh L’Wren Scott dress, his quirky striped-tuxedo pants.

Photo by Us Magazine

Photo by Us Magazine

One of my favorite couples, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, were Oscar royalty last night. She was radiant in a simple, elegant, ruffled evening gown in a beautiful magenta shade produced by Gucci, accented in Neil Lane jewels. Ben, officially the recipient of the most prestigious honor of the night, held his own in the same label.  I’m looking forward to many more show-stopping (and hopefully coordinating!) moments from these two.

Photo by She Knows

Photo by She Knows

Dapper George Clooney, decked out in Giorgio Armani, waltzed down the Oscar carpet with lovely lady Stacy Keibler (who donned a right-on-trend Naeem Khan number). Some may question their love, but last night these two proved they’re rock solid.

.oscar trends alert: black starry night gowns.

Van Gogh would be proud: the Oscar 2013 fashion drama materialized in black, sparkly, slinky gowns reminiscent of his most famous painting. All these ladies brought their own spin to old glamour in the timeless hue black. Each largely emphasized her look with shining gold or silver embellishments directly on the gown (forget blinging jewelry!) What are your thoughts of this trend? Academy appropriate?

Photo by Hollywire

Photo by Hollywire

Sandra hits a high note with sleek hair and a beautifully-beaded Elie Saab Haute Couture gown.

Photo by Huffington Post

Photo by Huffington Post

Halle Berry absolutely stunned in this structured Versace number. I love the sharp shoulders, shimmering lines, and interesting (read: plunging!) neckline.

Photo by Daily Mail

Photo by Daily Mail

I love Adele in this glimmering Jenny Packham gown, but as always my disappointment lies in her hair. Her self-described “gingersnap” locks are beautiful, so I wish she’d let them down to be bouncy and free! Alas, her strong eye makeup and subtle earrings were otherwise delightful.

Photo by Jestina-George

Photo by Jestina-George

Kelly Osbourne shone bright in this Zac Posen dress. I adore the asymmetric neckline and flowing bottom half. Kelly has transformed herself as a fashion force to be reckoned with.

Photo by OK Magazine

Photo by OK Magazine

Though Kristin Chenoweth was admittedly irritating during her pre-show coverage (I’ll give her a get-out-of-jail-free card…I’m sure it was mostly Lara Spencer’s influence that make K. Chen so over-enthusiastic) she looked beautiful on Oscar night. Despite this Tony Ward gown being large and in charge, it still complimented her small frame.

Photo by Bravo TV

Photo by Bravo TV

After all these years, Babs manages to stay on trend. While belting out Memories on the Oscar stage last night, Barbra Streisand gleamed in a custom Donna Karan number.

.grammys trend alert: outrageous beauty.

grammys55

While I typically love spotting trends during award show red carpets, the Grammys are a complete free-for-all. There is no rhyme or reason as to what celebrities wear, making it nearly impossible to spot a trend (other than the more outrageous and unexpected, the better). Instead I’ve decided to round up a few of my favorite looks, listed below in no particular order. Do you agree with my picks?

One glaring trend was long sleeves. Though many of them were not my favorite (Adele and Maria Menounos, for example) there were a few sleeved gals that I loved.

Photo by Huffington Post

Photo by Huffington Post

Katy Perry brought the hotness (and snubbed the Oscar dress code) in this smoldering mint green Gucci gown. The embellishment and bared chest were a lot, but her subtle makeup, soft hair and solitary seafoam ring totally worked.

Photo by Sugarscape

Photo by Sugarscape

Beyonce also rocked unexpected glamour in a black and white colorblocked pantsuit. The slits in the sleeves of this Osman ensemble remained sultry and sophisticated. I loved her sleek pony and oversized cuff bracelets.

Photo by Huffington Post

Photo by Huffington Post

Keeping it in the Knowles family, Solange aced this Ralph and Russo Couture number. The emerald green hue (which is officially Patone’s color of the 2013), structured cap sleeves and bright textured shoes were right on point. But my favorite element? Her perfect afro and nude lips. Solange just may have been my favorite look of the night.

Photo by Us Magazine

Photo by Us Magazine

As I’m always a sucker for an afro, Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town also earned a spot on my list. She paired feathers, a backless gown and messy locks perfectly. Her Maria Lucia Hohan dress fit like a glove.

Photo by Us Magazine

Photo by Us Magazine

Also one to scoff at the dress code, Kelly Rowland stunned in this Georges Chakra number. The strategic cutouts and delicate train were perfection! Her shiny bangs completed her look.

Photo by College Fashion Net

Photo by College Fashion Net

Another long-sleeved beauty was Florence Welch in Gievenchy. She jumped on the emerald bandwagon but spiced up the couture gown with studs and sparkles. The look was classic Flo and complimented her red tresses sensationally.

Photo by E! Online

Photo by E! Online

Rihanna was refreshingly demure in this beautiful Alaia gown. The sheer bust kept her look undeniably sexy, but her soft curls and bright red lip were a welcome change from her raunchy Instagram pictures. She looked timelessly classic.

Photo by InStyle

Photo by InStyle

Estelle shook things up in a printed two piece by Genelle Brooks x Love Collins. Her look was original and fun, and clearly on trend with the long-sleeved look.