Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 End of the Year Awards: Red Carpet Diva of the Year

Cate Blanchett takes it again! Last year her "Blue Jasmine" promo tour pushed Cate leaps and bounds above the rest to win Red Carpet Diva of the Year. This year was much more of a battle. I give this award to the person that had the most best dressed appearances. Cate actually tied with Lupita Nyong'o so I put all of their photos next to each other and had to decide who's red carpet looks I favored more. Cate ultimately won out but it was a tough battle. Her partnership with long time friend Giorgio Armani and his Armani Prive clothing as well as edgy and unexpected looks from brands like Antonio Berardi, Prabal Gurung, Valentino, and Givenchy just pushed Cate over the line. Will she and Lupita go head to head next year for the title again? Or will we have a new diva next year?

2014 End of the Year Awards: Queen of the Sidewalk Runway

Taylor Swift. That was one name that had a lot of buzz this year. When she moved to New York City earlier this year many wondered what the scene would be like. I personally predicted that Taylor would try to fly under the radar much like Sarah Jessica Parker. But it seems that the pop princess took more inspiration from Parker's "Sex and the City" persona Carrie Bradshaw. Taylor would step out for anything, be it running errands or leaving the gym after a work out, wearing high heels and flawless make up. Each time she stepped out it was a different look which made her sidewalk style more like that of a high fashion runway. This award has never had a repeat winner. Will Taylor break that cycle by taking it home in 2015? Only time will tell.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 End of the Year Awards: Still Rocking it from the "Other Side of the Hill"

As the younger generation of stars start to grow older we are seeing youth stay with them but just in a more sophisticated manner. Julianne Moore may have just squeaked into this category, requirement being that the recipient must be over the age of 50, but she shows that despite being "over the hill" that she has no intentions of letting that affect her red carpet style. Promo tours for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Still Alice," and "Maps to the Stars" along with awards shows, front row at fashion week ensembles, and her requisite red carpet looks thanks to her L'Oreal Paris contract all help make this a perfect year for Julianne. With the possibility of taking home her first Academy Award early next year I am excited to see what 2015 will bring.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 End of the Year Awards: Best Young Hollywood

Taking the Best Young Hollywood Award two years running is "Mad Men" star Kiernan Shipka. The 15 year old actress really has a knack for working the red carpets. Styled by none other than the elite Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe, Keirnan works looks from big name designers like Antonio Berardi, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, and Prada whilst also taking up and coming brands like Delpozo, Mary Katrantzou, and Peter Pilotto for spins. The child seriously had so many best dressed moments that she is in contention for the Red Carpet Diva of the Year Award which has been taken by stars such as Diane Kruger, Kate Beckinsale, Zhang Ziyi, and Cate Blanchett in the past. She is no longer just one to watch to see if she has the staying power but has proven that she ain't going anywhere.

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 End of the Year Awards: Best Promotional Tour of 2014

If you had told me at the beginning of 2014 that the Best Promotional Tour of the Year was not going to come from a "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" cast member then I would have probably laughed in your face, but alas this was the case. Hilary Swank really showed up this year working the promotional road all the way from the Cannes Film Festival in May to the AFI Fest just last month. It was a road filled with couture and avant garde looks that just made my heart melt. It is honestly extremely hard to pick an absolute favorite, but ultimately I have to say that her white one shoulder custom Atelier Versace gown at the films premiere at the Cannes Film Festival probably helped tipped the scale ensuring that Hilary won this award.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

2014 End of the Year Awards: Model of the Year

The award for Model of the Year was a right race to the finish. Supermodels like Jourdan Dunn, Heidi Klum, and Alessandra Ambrosio all fought to the death, working couture look after couture look to try and become the most triumphant. The ultimate winner though was none of the a fore mentioned ladies but former Victoria's Secret Angel Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Rosie worked the red carpets like they owed her money wearing sexy yet sophisticated looks at every event. Gucci Premiere, Balmain, Cushnie et Ochs, Versus, and Emilio Pucci cons equated some of my absolute favorite looks with the simple grey Gucci Premiere gown that she wore for the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "The Search." I have to say that Rosie has always been a favorite and I am excited to see what she will bring to the red carpets in 2015.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

2014 End of the Year Awards: You May Hate Her But I Love Her Award

Miley Cyrus is one of the most polarizing women in the world. People either love her or hate her, there is very rarely someone who walk the half way line. Me? I stand firmly in the LOVE camp. Unlike other teen stars who have slowly transitioned to their grown up careers (i.e. Nick Jonas, Taylor Swift, and Selena Gomez) Miley cut that image with a razor sharp knife. She went from sweet Disney star to rebellious pop icon over night. Forging bonds with brands that align with her new sexy image like The Blonds, Tom Ford, and Alexandre Vauthier have only helped make the transition least in my eyes.