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Murex D’or 2014 Best and Worst Dressed by Ivy Says

In case you missed The Murex D’or awards last night then let me fill you in as best as I can. For those of you not aware this is sort of like the Lebanese version of the Oscars for both actors, singers and performers. Last year I covered their red carpet best and worst dressed here.

The show was hosted by journalist Paula Yaacoubian and the ridiculously handsome previous MP Misbah El-Ahdab who should seriously consider retiring from politics and pursuing a career in TV. Paula on the other hand, should just stick to what she does best and that’s political journalism.

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The official photos are not out yet but I had to get as resourceful as possible so these will have to do for now. I also don’t have a full list of the designers but I’ll update them throughout the day.

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Songstress Carol Samaha looked effortlessly chic in a crocodile-shape jewel encrusted black halter and figure-defining silhouette by designer Mario Osta. She styled it with an elegant updo and some seriously striking diamond earrings. She knows what works for her body and she’s working it.

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Former Ms. Lebanon Dina Azar wore a bright fuchsia one shoulder thigh slinky dress with a thigh high slit by Maison Rabih Keyrouz and kept her blonde hair simple and sleek. She almost looked flawless if it weren’t for the matchy matchy strong makeup and fuchsia on the eyes.

 

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Socialite Mariane Helou- wife of presidential candidate Henry Helou who I profiled as a potential first lady months ago here, was awkwardly introduced as First Lady since as most of you know Lebanon has no president, I guess someone Googled my article.

She looked every inch the 80′s Dynasty character in her sparkly fiery red gown and matching red chiffon shoulder shawl, her signature blonde hair and winged eyeliner.

 

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TV personality Rola Beksmati (who I’ve never been acquainted before) committed the fashion crime of the season in what looked like a kryptonite giant strawberry by designer Jean Louis Sabaji I don’t really have to get into it, something must have went terribly wrong in the creative process, terribly wrong. She makes Lena Dunham’s latest fashion faux pas at the Emmys look like a misdemeanor.

 

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Journalist Zeina Yazijy looked like a glow-in-the dark  skeleton Zebra in an over-the-top nude and black long-sleeved gown encrusted with striped diamantes. And though Balmain Fall 2014 collection features a similar style which Lindsay Lohan donned, this piece did not flatter Zeina’s hips nor her pretty face, it was seriously hard to concentrate with everything going on. And though I commend her efforts to take a fashion risk this look will not be remembered for the right reasons at all. Fashion fail.

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My best dressed from the Murex D’or without a doubt in my head goes to songstress Sherine Abdel Wahhab who absolutely dazzled in a Nicolas Gebran creation with an intricate mesh embroidered and crochet toned figure-hugging white long sleeve dress complete with a train. I loved the classic bun and lovely nude soft makeup that didn’t compete with her dress.

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Second runner up for best dressed and for not lip-synching might I add was the “Golden Diva” Nawal Al Zoghbi who has been making some major fashion waves in her latest gown choices by Zuhair Murad and I’m not sure who her stylist is but she should give him/her a raise. She brought some sparkling glamor to the award show in this black strapless bedazzled bodice which accented her figure with a leaf gold belt and princess skirt. Her signature big hair also made an appearance in retro waves and a statement red lipstick.

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Let’s get one thing straight, Cyrine Abdel Nour is one of the most talented and gorgeous arab actresses out there. Having said that, Cyrine is still stuck in the old-school of exaggerated looks that we love in our parts of the world. The one where everything has to be super over-done. It’s always the super sparkly super tight super revealing flashy dress that screams for attention (remember last year’s?) and never the elegant classy subtle look, the one that brings more attention to the face and character rather highlight every little inch of her. This red lace number is designed by Antoine Kareh Couture. The hair, necklace and makeup could have passed but that dress for yet another year, butchered it.

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Nancy Ajram played it safe in a sleeveless black Azzaro gown with jewel encrusted neckline and waist which she accessorized with diamond bracelets and kept her hair down and makeup simple. I really enjoyed the royal blue Balmain she wore last year and would have loved to see a more lively look on the young superstar.

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Aline Lahoud made quite the comeback from the disastrous frock she donned last year. This is a complete 180 degree fashion redemption for her in this gorgeous dress by Elie Wehbe Couture. I love the contrast and color blocking of of the silver sequin top with deep V neckline and royal blue high waist voluminous floor length. The only thing I would drop is the bold red lipstick and instead have gone with a simple nude or bonne mine shade.

Who was your pick for best and worst dressed?

 

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Always one to make a dramatic statement on the red carpet January Jones donned this fiery strapless Prabal Gurung gown which on its own with those heels are smashing. And though I love her for always being experimental I’m stunned by how unflattering and greasy those messy and uneven bangs look on her. In fact from her neck upwards her head looks like it could be Photoshopped on.

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Another red number for the night with fashion darling Claire Danes who never ceases to turn heads on the red carpet though I’m not exactly sure why she’s still relevant. This red laced sheer paneled Givenchy is gorgeous especially with the edgy neck embroidery though it falls frumpy on her waist. Love the back-swept hair and striking lipstick.

 

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I just love tuxedos on the red carpet and it takes a real mature women to pull it off (think Tilda Swinton and Sharon Stone) and still get all the attention. House of Cards star Robin Wright (Claire) turns heads in this backless cream Ralph Lauren Collection tuxedo-jumpsuit and her signature slicked back hair.

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Lena Dunham- I really don’t want to talk about it.

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Screen siren Natalie Dormer stunned in this color-blocked J. Mendel Resort 2015 gown. It fit her like a glove and showed off her gorgeous figure though I don’t think orange is particularly her color. Still it was a refreshingly different look we haven’t seen much of.

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One of the best dressed of the Emmys was Lizzy Kaplan (remember her from Mean Girls?) girl brought her A-game to the red carpet in this monochrome satin cut-out ballgown by Donna Karen Atelier. Her hair and makeup did not compete at all with the dress and all in all she looked so effortless.

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Kate Mara sashayed her way down the red carpet in this ethereal and quite complicated white J. Mendel gown but she still managed to look effortless. I love the combination of the chiffon layers with the dramatically beaded top and strategic cut-outs. She matched it perfectly with those lovely monochrome Charlotte Olympia platforms. Lovely!

Julia Roberts

I’m grateful to Julia Roberts for finally trying and getting out of that vicious frumpy cycle, I also want to commend her on the new hot bod she’s been rocking. Having said that I don’t think this beaded Elie Saab Couture mini was the way to go. The dress in itself is stunning but would have been more suited for a younger actress, it just seemed a little out of place for this seasoned Hollywood veteran. And those Louboutin peep-toe pumps were way too chunky. Still a huge improvement from last year.

Halle Berry

Another Elie Saab creation makes an appearance at the Emmys this time on Halle Berry in this powder purple halter chiffon dress. Though this is a new look for her I’m not sure she looked so effortless in it, as it just seemed like she wasn’t quite in her element since she almost always wears figure-hugging dresses and shows way more skin but I guess that’s what happens when you get of your style comfort zone.

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Two words for this look; Mermaid and déjà vu. Sofia Vergara manages to wear yet again the same style with a different color, this time it’s a white Roberto Cavalli with silver embellishments. Yes we get it she has the most celebrated curves in the industry and good for her to know what works on her body type and run with it but she may as well just start recycling dresses because this is becoming way too redundant. I’d love to see her step out of her comfort zone for once on that red carpet.

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Gwen Stephani is a rock-star and it shows in every fashion decision she makes. This silver metallic number by Atelier Versace with plunging square cut-outs may not be as formal as one would expect to an Emmys Red Carpet event but still I’m really feeling this look on her. Her slick straight hair complements it perfectly and I’m happy to see she ditched the crimson lipstick for a change.

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Camila Alves killed it in an intricate white mosaic Zuhair Murad gown from his Ready-to-Wear Collection. The gown is a masterpiece with its sheer details and shapely form. Hands down this is one of my favorite looks from the Emmys.

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Yes I know I’m constantly complaining that not enough fashion risks are happening on the red carpet but there is no risk here, just a doomed scenario. Sarah Paulson looks like she got caught in a fishing net loaded with crabs that or someone who hasn’t had a wax in years. The Armani Prive dress certainly got a lot of attention but definitely not for the right reasons. Sadly this will go down as one of the biggest red carpet fails of all times though Kim Kardashian’s couch dress still reigns.

Kerry Washington

I really don’t understand this Prada gown on Kerry Washington with a thigh high split and shimmery navy skirt. I don’t care about the details everyone is swooning over, the fact is it’s not a flattering cut or color and there’s just way too much going on there and her choice of pumps only worsened the disaster. Fashion felony for sure.

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Omg it’s Queen Cersei Lannister! Lena Heady looks every inch the edgy bad-ass in this asymmetrical Rubin Singer dress and cute pixie cut. She actually looks less intimidating then her Game of Thrones character though she’s decked in black.

 

What do you think?

 

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MET Gala 2014, The Best and Worst Dressed List

 

emma stone

Emma Stone and her boyfriend Andrew Garfield were one of my favorite best dressed couples last night. I absolutely loved her 2-piece Thakoon dress, her swide swept messy pony tail and that fabulous bronze makeup. Her man complimented her so well in grey, a color we seldom see on men walking the red carpet. One of my favorite looks.

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The Beckhams were one of the only couples to actually follow the white theme last night and also played matchy matchy with David in Ralph Lauren and Victoria Beckham in a white column dress of her own design which I LOVED.

Naomi watts

One of my favorite and unique dresses of all time is Naomi Watts in this jaw-dropping Givenchy Couture smokey white, gray and black scaled dress. I didn’t however like her hair or makeup and would have loved to see this look on someone more vibrant like Anne Hathaway.

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Fashion darling and event co-chair Sarah Jessica Parker made quite the statement in this head turning black and white Oscar de la Renta gown with peplum waist and white elbow-length gloves topped with an extravagant  chignon. My favorite part was the back of the dress and the designer’s signature at the bottom.

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Now there’s someone who is truly enjoying fashion. Fashion current IT girl Lupita Nyong’o pulled off a look not many others can in her custom Prada complete with everything from beads, crystals and feathers and accessorized it with that stunning headpiece and those must-have Prada shoes.

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Mr.and Mrs.Carter dazzled on the red carpet last night. Jay-Z was dressed like Beckham but in Givenchy while Beyonce donned this very low cut number also by Givenchy Couture with a lovely veiled headpiece. I thought she did way better than the Givenchy disaster she wore last year or the one before that.

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I loved how Charlize Theron took a risk with this otherwise classic strapless Dior gown by throwing a Tuxedo Jacket over her shoulders. She looked every inch the red carpet veteran she is and managed to pull of this statement effortlessly. I’m obsessed with her earrings!

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Rihanna looked like a modern day princess in this custom Stella McCartney two-piecer. Only she can pull of backless cropped top with shoulder pads AND a beaded choker. Her floor length skirt wrap showed off her toned midriff and the train gave this look the drama it deserved. Her hair sat like a crown and her makeup was just right.

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Katie Holmes looked disastrous in this mustard yellow Marchesa gown. Even a supermodel couldn’t make this ugly gown look good so I’m not sure why she even chose it at fashion’s most watched events. And don’t even get me started on that tragic hair and makeup. Fashion FAIL!

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Now this is the kind of sight the MET Gala is all about. Dita von Teese and designer Zac Posen made fashion magic together on the red carpet. She wore this gorgeous figure-hugging pale pink mermaid gown with a statement red hem. I love how Zac Posen wore this cape that made him look like fashion’s wizard or Harry Potter. One of my favorite designer- muse collaborations of the night.

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Kristen Wigg walked the red carpet with designer Alexander Wang wearing Balenciaga. I loved this dress-pant combo, especially the combination of the halter neck with multi-level skirt and sparkling interior. This is the perfect example of a how a simple look can still make a big fashion statement.

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Model Joan Smalls walked the carpet with designer Vera Wang without making the smallest of impacts in this nude strapless tulle gown and sheer skirt that was nice overall, but definitely not the kind of gown you would expect at the MET Ball especially when a designer walks the carpet with her muse. The only striking things about this entire look was Joan’s purple lipstick which I did not like at all.

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Nicole Richie took the “Costume” title of the Met Costume Institute Gala quite literally when she decided to look like a ice smurf in this velvet and sheer silver Donna Karan gown and purple hair. And although I  appreciate her eagerness to deliver that fashion shock factor I didn’t think she pulled it off as she did last year with her grey hair and amazing Topshop gown.

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Fashion Crime Scene: a fashion fabric explosion happened here. From embroidery to tulle to lace bracelets and rings,  I am no designer but this is basic, what Donna Karan Atelier did to poor Rita Ora was evil.

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Unexpected from Karolina Kurkova, but she made some serious fashion waves in this Marchesa floral masterpiece that looks like it should sit in a museum. I’m sure it weighed tons but the supermodel pulled it off so effortlessly. Now this is the kind of couture people expect to see at the MET Gala!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley embraced her inner gladiator in this leopard and leather long sleeved short dress and heels by Balmain. I know women who would wear this outfit to dinner on a Thursday so I’m not sure it was appropriate to the MET Gala, especially when you compare it to Sarah Jessica Parker or Karolina Kurkova’s looks but nevertheless she looked phenomenal.

suki waterhouse

Sure Suki Waterhouse looked gorgeous last night but it feel like we’ve seen the same color and style of this Burberry tiered frilly dress so many times on the red carpet and it also feels very much like Valentino’s signature style. I liked how she gave it an edge with that bold red lipstick but the entire look didn’t move me.

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Allison Williams looked regal in this coral old-hollywood style Oscar de la Renta gown that was just perfect for Spring. The dress fit her like a glove and I loved her simple up do and perfect makeup. This is the kind of look that belongs at the Oscars.

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Another  two-piece crop gown this time Anne Hathaway in a striking red bustier and skirt from a by Calvin Klein and Gianvito Rossi  patent pumps. She’s been taking some fashion risks lately and I love her for it like that Gucci dress she wore at the Oscars earlier this year.

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Let’s get one thing straight, this Louis Vuitton dress is stunning, there is no denying that. That said, Michelle Williams was way too under-dressed almost as though she couldn’t be bothered which I’m sure Lady Wintour will not appreciate.

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And finally the Stella Crew, featuring designer Stella McCartney alongside Cara Delevinge, Kate Bosworth and Reese Witherspoon. I loved Cara ensemble the most and I thought Reese looked lovely.

Who was your best and worst dressed at the 2014 MET Gala?

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Oscars 2014 Red Carpet: The Best And Worst Dressed

The Oscars are one of the biggest nights for fashion as A-listers flock to the red carpet to flaunt it. And though I was expecting a bigger impact from many stars who decided to play it safe, there were also less offenders than usual, that or I’m getting soft!

Here are my best and worst dressed nominees.

86th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsThe queen of the red carpet continues her reign in this Armani Prive masterpiece embroidered in what looked like shells but were in reality Swarovski crystal baguettes. I love the cap sleeves which we saw a lot of last night and she accessorized her look with a stunning pair of Chopard drop earrings. My best dressed.

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Sexy and Vintage. Number two on my best dressed list is Kate Hudson in this showstopping Atelier Versace ivory number. There is so much thought and detail that went on in the design of this dress that it left me just starring in awe. I absolutely loved how the plunging neckline is also knotted in her midsection and the gorgeous sparkly cape with those shapely shoulder pads. Her side swept hair and soft makeup gave this gown all the attention it truly deserved.

US-OSCARS-ARRIVALSEvery designer in the world awaited Lupita Nyong’o appearance who sashayed in this ethereal ivory blue Prada princess gown and a diamond-studded headband that reminded of of a modern Cinderella as she snuk out to the ball. Not anybody can pull of this look so effortlessly without looking to princessy but Luptia has rare combo of the look, the confidence and the charisma to do so.

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I’m not sure what went on in their heads when Naomi Watts  and Calista Flockhart spotted each other on the red carpet but it must have been slightly awkward. I couldn’t decide who’s dress I liked more so I decided to group them.

Naomi’s wore this stunning cap-sleeved custom-made Calvin Klein Collection gown fully encrusted in beading with a jaw-dropping Bvlgari diamond collar necklace while Calista also wore a fully encrusted dress by Andrew Gn Resort 2014 and gorgeous emerald studs. Calista looked a little older with her messy updo while Naomi gave her look a younger touch with her sleek do and red lipstick.

Julia-Roberts-Wearing-Givenchy-2014-OscarsOnce again Julia Robert disappoints in this very ill-fitting borderline baggy lace gown by Givenchy. Why she insists on making herself look shabby and older is a mystery to me but she’s really not giving her career the praise it deserves with all these bad fashion choices.

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Anne Hathaway showed her playful side on the red carpet in this black Gucci halter gown with a heavy crystal embroidered bodice that made her look super slim and edgy especially with her pixie cut. The look worked so well on her boyish frame I just wish she wore a bolder lipstick shade.

Jennifer-Lawrence-in-Dior-Couture-2014-OSCARSI like it, it’s old-hollywood and glamorous but it’s exactly how we’ve been seeing Jennifer Lawrence for the past red carpet events. I know she’s Dior’s face but I’m tired of it and I’m sure as hell tired of seeing her in that strapless cut looking much older. This peplum crimson gown is pretty and she looks good but nothing worth remembering.

Angelina-Jolie-in-Elie-Saab-Couture-2014-OSCARS1I’m gonna say it. I liked this long-sleeve metallic sequined Elie Saab Fall 2013 gown on the runway more than I did on Angelina Jolie. Don’t get me wrong, I’m relieved not to see her wearing yet another black gown but the gown actually makes Angelina look somewhat top-heavy, yes as ludicrous as that sounds since she’s very skinny. It also washes her out a little bit. Perhaps it’s the makeup and boring hair but this was a lost opportunity.

Jennifer-Garner-Oscars-2014Jennifer Garner doesn’t strike me as someone to watch on the red carpet but she really impressed in this metallic fringe Oscar de la Renta number. In fact I loved how simple yet glamorous she looked and how flattering that dress was on her. I would lose those platform Brian Atwood shoes and darkened the lips.

86th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsJessica Biel can make a Chanel Couture dress look plain jane.Now that takes skill. And although this nude and silver strapless gown is filled in all the all the right places she just looked too washed out. Too bad that even Tiffany & Co. jewels couldn’t save her.

Charlize-Theron-Wearing-Christian-Dior-2014-OscarsTalk about a dramatic statement. Charlize Theron missed in this Dior Couture gown thanks to those heinous invisible straps that in my opinion should be banned worldwide. And although her mermaid silhouette looks banging this dress does not work on her bust and small frame from the waist up though the tiered bottom is absolutely stunning. This is the kind of gown I would see Sofia Vergara wearing.Sorry.

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Portia de Rossi sure knows how to grab our attention. She brought risk and spring to the red carpet in this peekaboo Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2014 cut-out white halter gown. She gave it a edgy touch with her slicked back hair.

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Lady Gaga should definitely stick to her theatrical get ups because normal just doesn’t work for her. She tried a little too hard in this metallic and lavender Atelier Versace and dreadful chiffon scarf she wrapped around her neck. Her hair delivers the final blow to this mess.

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Penelope Cruise goes for the draped Grecian Goddess look and fails. This pink powder pink Giambattista Valli dressdoesn’t fit her nicely in fact it makes her look preggers.  Her hair do was the best thing going for her but that tacky lipstick shade killed it.

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After a fantastic set of wins Amy Adams decide to play it safe in this understated navy Gucci dress. The collar-like bustling and faux pockets are  the only things that stop this gown short of being just a really well fitted boring gown with a typical train. Regardless, she still looked beautiful.

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Young Hollywood take notes. Hermione, I mean Emma Watson is one of those people that usually annoys me, but I was really caught off guard when I saw her in this  sleeveless metallic and black Vera Wang gown. I loved how casual and laid back the bodice look almost t-shirt liked and the mermaid skirt below. And she was one of the few that finally put on a kick-ass red lipstick!

Who were you best and worst?

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Best And Worst Dressed at 2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet

This has to be by far one of my favorite years in red carpet fashion, it was hard to choose amongst so many fabulous contenders. I feel like at this point designers have finally been able to figure out what worked best from the 30s all the way up to the 90s and created the perfect balance between ultra-feminine and edgy. That and the fact that celebrities and their stylists are really investing some time and effort into figuring out what works and doesn’t on them. But the night also came with its share of fashion mishaps and other misdemeanors that should be fined if you ask me.

Here is my take on this year’s Golden Globe Red Carpet.

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I couldn’t help but start with one of my absolute favorites of the night, it had to be Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o in fiery off-shoulder caped crimson gown by Ralph Lauren.  I love how this dress can come off as so dramatic yet simple and even more how she managed to let the dress do the talking with minimal accessories, elegant side swept hair and a sheer red lipstick. But make no mistake, though she looks fabulous we all remember very well who wore that exact same look in white last year, yup Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford.

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Stéphane Rolland can do no wrong in my eyes so when I heard one of his gowns made an appearance on Paula Patton I rushed to see it and I was not let down. It’s one fabulous big ruffle on a uber-tight long sleeved dress. Not anyone can pull this off but Paula has an evidently statuesque rocking body that gave this dress the glory it deserved. The only thing I would have done differently is leave the statement dangly earrings out.

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Olivia Wilde brought back hope to all pregnant women on the red carpet  again looking absolutely phenomenal in this long-sleeved floor-length emerald sequined Gucci Première gown. Most pregnant women would shy away from tight figure-hugging dresses (and rightfully so) but Olivia broke that rule and still won. Her ombre wavy hair and smokey eye were put together so well! She makes it on one of my best dressed for the evening

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Cate Blanchett looked every inch the modern day Grace Kelly in an ethereal black tulle and lace Armani Privé gown and statement Chopard earrings.  I don’t need to say much, this dress is a work of art, every detail, ever corner is pure genius.  I’m in awe.

margot-robbie_Gucci gown with Christian Louboutin heels.

The Wolf Of Wall Street’ star Margot Robbie was also one of my favorite of the evening in this bespoke low-cut Gucci crepe gown. I loved the overall simplicity of this dress and how the  embroidered crystal and emerald gemstones added the perfect edgy touch. The slit on the dress could have been overtly sexy but instead of pulling an Angelina she kept her poise classy and collected and matched it with emerald Louboutins. Love!

Sandra-Bullock Prabal Gurung’s pre-autumnwinter 2014 collection.

Sandra Bullock did not bring her A-game to the red carpet this year. Though the Prabal Gurung gown she wore looked stunning on the model that wore it on the catwalk, that was exactly it. Sandra point-blank does not have the height to carry such a dress and apparently not the iron either. She took a fabulous gown and made it looked wrinkled and frumpy. That’s too bad, for the gown.

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Good Wife Julianna Margulies looked amazing in this Andrew Gn voluminous gown that fit her like a glove. I loved the gold detail on the shoulders and hem and although black is the safer bet, it still isn’t your typical dress.

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Every red carpet will have that one metallic dress and this time it was Naomi Watts in this statement Tom Ford Dress. I loved the chunky gold necklace on the halter neck but most of all I loved the sheer side cut outs, they really gave the dress an edge. Her sleek hair was perfection!

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You see how Olivia Wilde hit it right on the head, well Drew Barrymore did the total opposite. Her entire look was a nauseating reminder of, wait for it… the Kim Kardashian pregnant red carpet disaster last year. She wore this 3D floral Monique Lhuillier gown that had way too much going on and the half-sleeves are so unflattering. She completed this red carpet fail with those heinous Roger Vivier pumps.

Kate-Beckinsale-_her Zuhair Murad Couture gown with an Edie Parker clutch and jewels by Lorraine Schwartz and Chopard.

Our very own Zuhair Murad makes an appearance on Kate Beckinsale in this full-out embellished and patterned metallic mermaid gown. It accentuated her toned upper body and showed just the right amount of cleavage. I loved her tousled hair and soft makeup.

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Looks like Julia Roberts has been away from the red carpet for way too long because she totally missed in this Dolce & Gabbana disaster. What was she thinking? The shirt, the strapless dress the sparkly belt?  Nothing is working.  It’s all so awkwardly put together. Frankly she just looked like she wasn’t in the mood and while I get that this seasoned actress may have had her fair share of red carpet moments, you still gotta put in some effort, that or hire a stylist. The hairdo needs a post on its own.

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Amy Adam can wear the lowest deep V plunging neckline and still look as cute as a button. And although her dress isn’t the typical dress you would envision on the red carpet she really knew how to flatter this color blocked 70’s inspired Valentino. My favorite thing about her entire look?, Her braided updo.

Heidi-Klum-Marchesa

Heidi Klum looks like the 90’s just barfed on her. I can’t get passed that hideous choker on her neck. I don’t care who says their hot and how many catwalk they’re on and I gracefully accepted pointy heels again but I will not under no circumstance ever let chokers in to my life again. It’s not okay. Seize her !

Taylor-Swift  Carolina Herrera pre-autumnwinter 2014 collection.

As always Taylor Swift put the rest of young Hollywood to shame, in this gorgeous color-blocked Carolina Herrera number. Not anyone this young can pull of a ball gown without looking prom queenish- but she played all her cards right. The hair, the lipstick and the confidence were spot on. Moreover, I love how she’s mature enough to pick such a classic and make it so current.

mila-kunis_glamour_Gucci Première backless gown

Mila Kunis looked like she couldn’t be bothered to pack up her Christmas ornaments and just decided to wear them. This Gucci Première dress makes her look shapeless and almost seems like it may be a size too big, her skin looks puffy, her eyebrows need some major reshaping ( way too V-shaped) and her hair looks like it’s greasy and she just brushed it back. Tsk tsk.

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Fashion darling and Hollywood’s IT-girl Jennifer Lawrence in Dior ( surprise surprise) I’m not crazy about this look though I like it, I guess she needed more than yet another puffy gown to top last year’s dress.

Caitlin-FitzGerald Emilia Wickstead gown

Caitlin Fitzgeraldwore donned a very 50’s inspired retro pastel blue creation by Emilia Wickstead and matching pointy heels from the same designer. Now this is a look we haven’t really seen on the red carpet until now which I am loving and she pulls it off effortlessly.

Reese-Witherspoon-Calvin Klein Collection gown,

Yes, we all know how Calvin Klein is known for its sleek simple designs but this teal dress made for Reese Witherspoon should never be worn by anyone else again. Ever. Not only is it completely unflattering ( she looks to top-heavy) and outdated, it looks like it’s more suited to be made into a one-piece bathing suit. Hate it and hate that silly bob too.

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MTV Video Music Awards 2013: Best Dressed

There were so many disastrous frocks at the 2013 MTV’s Video Music Awards. So so many. And then there was the trainwreck Miley Cyrus who committed every crime against fashion and her dignity that even Helena Bonham Carter was probably shaking her head in disdain somewhere.

So instead of getting nasty I’m going to share with you my choice of best dressed because there were a couple of fabulous gowns that really deserve the recognition.

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

First up is Selena Gomez in this show-stopping Atelier Versace fall 2013 creation. I can’t begin to describe my complete infatuation with this number and how well she wore it although I still view Selena as this younger Disney princess-type. She took this entire look right off the runway including those amazing shoes. I absolutely adore the bustier, the detail and the color. Best dressed hands down!

ciara givenchy

Ciara looked picture perfect in this piece of art couture by Givenchy. The intricate embroidery looks like it’s been sculptured right on to  her body and the feathers at the bottom give it an ethereal feel.  Pure perfection from head to toe.

Holland Roden

I have no idea who Holland Roden is but let me tell you she is now on my style radar. I LOVED this daring ivory Naeem Khan pants-dress combo. Not many can pull off this look but she did so well with her gelled back hair and the crimson lips were the perfect final touch.

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I’ve always been big on long-sleeved dresses ever since Angelina Jolie stunned in that green Atelier Versace … so Girls actress Alison Williams comes in fourth for me in this ivory Valentino Fall 2013 long sleeved, high collared lace dress. She unusually paired it with those Christian Louboutins heels that actually work.

taylor swift in Herve Leger

Ok I love Hervé Léger, so does every girl in the world. And then there’s Hervé Léger and Max Azria. Let me tell you, not many women can pull of this look, and your bust and hips really need to be proportional to be able to fit into this nicely. Taylor Swift’s been blessed with never-ending legs and a tiny frame so although she wears it really well, it’s still a pretty safe bet. I’d love to  see Sofía Vergara’s hour glass rocking this one.

Taylor’s old-hollywood hair and red lip pairing look great but slightly too made up, I would rather see her hair with tousled casual waves.

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Murex D’Or 2013 The Best and Worst Dressed on the Red Carpet

Each year Lebanon hosts the Murex D’or an award ceremony to recognize the achievements of Lebanese and Arab artists and media personalities in the region. And, since I’ve appointed myself this city’s fashion crime scene reporter I thought it would only be fair I share with you the good, the bad and the hideous.

murex cyrine abdelnour

Cyrine Abdelnour may have gone home with the best actress Murex D’or  for 2013 but it feels like she pulled that disaster of a gown right out of the 8o’s. I really don’t know where to begin. It seems whoever designed this dress couldn’t decide between using the embellishments, the organza, the polyester, the metallic prints and some more embellishments so he decided to throw in everything in there. I feel nauseous just describing it. Total red carpet fail.

lara scandar

Lara Scandar

LOVED her look, and I’m not sure who she’s wearing but that royal blue dress with nude undertones looks like something Elie Saab could have designed. She brings such a fresh young touch to the red carpet and makes it on my best dressed list for the night, especially with that simple messy hair and the ox-blood lips.

Murex Pamela el kik

Pamela El Kik

She’s an actress and no she isn’t in costume auditioning for the role of Rainbow Brite, Pamela El Kik wanted get noticed on the red carpet and she sure got…noticed. Between the dramatically beaded bustier and the colour massacre on the bottom-half and that painstaking metallic purple clutch she may have committed one of the biggest crime scenes on that red carpet to date.

murex nancy ajram

Nancy Ajram may strike the occasional faux-pas when it comes to casual wear but the superstar songstress can do no wrong when picking the right gown and effortlessly complementing her look from head-to toe. She wore this sexy Balmain royal blue dress with simple swept-up hair and accessorized it with a Valentino clutch. Perfection.

murex aline laoud

Aline Lahoud, singer

Oh dear, I feel like I’m about to insult a sweet 12 year old girl who wanted to be a princess but it’s a dirty job and someone’s gotta do it. Let’s start with the Rapunzel hair. I mean come on, what is the meaning of this? Is this supposed to be some sort of breakthrough in the world of hairdressing? And the wedding-dress-gone-bad, where do I begin: the cut, the fabric the ill-fitting waist. If that wasn’t bad enough how about those gold leaves were placed on the side to give it that “edgy” touch. Yeah, no that didn’t work. Good luck recovering from this one.

murex elissa

Elissa’s been having a ball with fashion lately and she didn’t fail to impress in this white Marchesa ethereal gown with intricate beading. I liked that she didn’t do the whole cliché chignon hair women just love in this part of the world but rather kept things wavy and effortless.

murex Maya Diab

Maya Diab

See-through fabric. Check

Figure Hugging dress. Check

Excessive cleavage. Check

Animal Print. Check

Bling Bling. Check.

If Maya Diab is anything she is consistent. She definitely brings the action. Does it make it right? It depends who you ask. But she’s growing on me.

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