2017 has been….a year. A lot of personal highs for me, a lot of lows for America, Democracy, and basically everything else.
To cap off a mixed bag of a year, lets take a look at who nailed it on the red carpet this year. This is the first of two posts – I just couldn’t narrow it down! I tried to divide the posts by cocktail wear and red carpet gowns.
Take a look, and don’t forget to vote at the end for your top THREE looks of the year!
Ruth Negga in Oscar de la Renta at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party
Recently, my boyfriend asked me if there were any celebrities where my personal affection for them might cloud my judgement about what they’re wearing. The answer is “Uh, yeah…duh”. I don’t think I will ever like something a Kardashian wears, by virtue of them being a Kardashian. Just like my love for Diane Krueger makes me eager to forgive her sartorial sins.
Greta has very intriguing taste, which can sometimes land on the wrong side of “kooky”. This is just right though- interesting, but lovely. I haven’t seen Lady Bird yet, but hope to before awards season is fully underway and it starts snagging prizes left and right.
I like the sum of this more than the parts. The embroidery is beautiful, the crop top and skirt are silly, but the overall vibe is very J. Law, and better than what Dior has done to her the last few years.
Look 1: I tried on this Erdem x H&M dress when the collection was released last month and loved it, although it was still out of my price range. It was one of my favorite looks from their collaboration.
Look 2: This one is the miss for me. The designer is Antonio Maras and it’s a mess- just a hodgepodge of tacky, from the ruching to the embellishments.
Look 3: This is a rare Alexander Vauthier that I like. His stuff trends towards the sheer and skimpy. But this is so Dynasty and shiny and over the top in a way that suits her.
Look 4: Straight off the runway from Erdem’s most recent non-H&M collection, this is a lovely English garden of a dress.