#1: Joan Rivers and most of the E! Fashion Police may disagree, but my absolute favorite look from the 2013 Oscar Red Carpet was Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen.
#2: I must be really drawn to Alexander McQueen because my second favorite Oscar Best Dressed pick was the lovely Salma Hayek also in McQueen.
#3: The dress that made the biggest statement was absolutely Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta. This is such a statement red carpet dress that’s both elegant and whimsical.
#4: Unlike the majority of the fashion community, I wasn’t crazy about Jennifer Lawrence’s white Dior number on the red carpet. But, the metallic dress she rocked at the Vanity Fair After Party was 100% Best Actress worthy.
#5: Jessica Chastain looked like a living Oscar statue in Giorgio Armani.
As NYC’s favorite Aspiring Socialite, I get invites to some of the most exclusive events. Since I still have a long way to go until I’m a household name outside of my own home, invites to Glamour‘s 21st Annual Women of the Year Awards earlier this week are still out of my reach which only gives me more to aspire to under the bright lights of Manhattan. But, a girl can still dream and of course judge everyone on the red carpet.
Jessica Alba in this stunning black and white Tory Burch gets my vote for best-dressed. She looks so glamourous, yet relatable. I can really see this becoming a classic. Plus, I’m a huge fan of wearing head-to-toe black and white. However, I also have to give notable mentions to Tory Burch herself, Emma Stone, and Lea Michele. Jennifer Lopez killed in Versace as she further stunned everyone be taking a humble look at her incredible career. Overall, this was one of the best-looking red carpets I’ve seen all year. Aside from the breathtaking designer fashions worn by some of the most glamourous and accomplished women ever, one of Lea Michele’s quotes really stood out to me when she said, ”Stand for something, or you’ll fall for everything.” I may have no clue where my life is headed, but I stand firmly for self-improvement and obtaining the socialite lifestyle.
Left to right:
Emma Stone looking like a Greek Goddess in a green Lanvin. She should really wear this color more. It looks perfect with her red hair.
Esteemed fashion designer, Tory Burch, on the red carpet in her own adorable design.
The ultimate diva, Lea Michele, in a champagne colored Jenny Packman. Divas always need their sequins when off the set of Glee.
When going anywhere, I always find it better to be overdressed than underdressed. This summer, casual dressy has a new contender. Shorts aren’t just for the beach anymore. They have gone dressy. Mini skirts have always been a socialite summer staple and always will be. But, this summer we are seeing a hot new trend of dressy shorts as the latest alternative to the classic mini.
This style has turned heads on everyone from Lauren Conrad to Kourtney Kardashian. This new look even received a rave review from the harshest celebrity critic on Earth when Joan Rivers gave it her stamp of approval on Fashion Police. Though I don’t recommend busting out the dressy shorts for your next afternoon wedding, they are a great choice to combine with your highest heels during a late summer night at a rooftop bar.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are so close that I can almost feel the softness of the red carpet under my feet. Soon James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be famously standing on stage announcing this year’s much-anticipated winners. I know they say it every year, but this has truly been a great year in film. With The Social Network and Black Swan as my frontrunners, I predict that a select few will be walking away with numerous awards. Since I have been too busy following the engagement of William and Kate religiously, I have yet to see The King’s Speech, but I believe that film will also take away its share of awards.
As every socialite knows, no awards show is ever about who wins, but about who Joan Rivers and the rest of her Fashion Police posse deem the best and worst dressed. Ever since I was a little girl, the designs of Oscar de la Renta have always been my favorite on the red carpet. So it is going to be a very close race between Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang as to who will win the Oscar for designing my wedding gown. Truth is always stranger than fiction. Since I’m a little bit dramatic when it comes to just about everything, I think that maybe I should get an Oscar for playing myself in real life. I have done an excellent job and it’s not my fault that there weren’t any cameras there for my most tragically beautiful moments. So this year as I watch the biggest movie stars of the moment walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards while tweeting simultaneously, I will not cease to remember that I aspire to be myself only in a far more iconic way.