You’ve seen it on tv, insta and twitter, but if you happened to miss it, the red carpet rolled out for the Golden Globes last night. Ricky Gervais hosted in his usual derisive manner that seemed to upset all of the attendees throughout his comedic charade. On a personal note, I appreciated a few of his fatalistic quips but was more thrilled when Kate McKinnon spoke on Ellen Degeneres paving the way for LGBTQ movement, Michelle Williams used the stage to eloquently speak on women’s rights, and when Bong Joon Ho declared that a one inch tall barrier of subtitles shouldn’t hold anyone back from broadening their film consumption. There were more pivotal moments but I am going to circle back to the fashion now….
Zoey Deutsch in custom Fendi.
Deutsch’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart pulled the right move here with this custom Fendi pantsuit and its plunging neck, billowing bishop sleeve and wide in the most beautiful golden hue. Complimentary sapphire jewelry and a clean chop completed the look.
Scarlett Johansson in custom Vera Wang.
This look is stunning and suits her. I love the classic column shape contrasted by the massive back bow detail. Her hair simple hair and makeup and classic diamond jewels allow the crimson colored gown to be the star of the show!
Jody Comer in Mary Katranzou.
Chic and bold in an emerald A-line puff sleeve gown. Side swiped hair and elegant diamond clusters keep this dress as the standout which not just anyone could pull off as elegantly as she does.
Kerry Washington in Altuzarra.
This look is completely opposite of Altuzarra’s generally conservative french style. Super chic and sexy. I love it.
J.Lo in Valentino.
She likes to make a statement and half of the time it works but not this time. I think Valentino has been off beat for a few seasons but this is flat out terrifying. Too much volume and the wrong color combination. The jewelry would have looked better with a classic black gown, and the hair is so overdone. Braids are for daytime, not the red carpet, and multiple rows of tightly braided extensions just shouldn’t be done. Ever.
Ellen DeGeneres in Celine.
Hedi is pushing Celines’ understand classicism to new heights but Ellen looked ready for the night in this shimmering pantsuit and oxfords.
Tom Hanks in Tom Ford…
Is totally deserving of the Cecil B. Demille award and this classic velvet tux.
Sienna Miller in Gucci.
This silhouette is a tough one to pull off but when you look like SM, you can do it. The pastel, retro color story in gorgeous silk draping feels cool but formal.
Bel Powley in Miu Miu.
I like how she chose this lady like periwinkle statement on the red carpet.
Gwyneth in custom Fendi.
Did I save the best for last? Depends on who you ask. To me, Gwyneth looks like perfection in this tucked, tiered and layered Fendi gown. The heavy diamonds layered under delicate tulle, the sheer sienna color and her straight hair slicked back certainly stands out- and I don’t care that her backside was out for the world to see. This entire look knocked it our of the park for me, although I think Gwyneth would look chic in a paper bag….
Looks & Inspo
Colorful Shine Dress | Mule
Lady in the Street Dress |Bag|Sandal
Studio 54 girl Dress| Bag | Shoe
Black Tie Affair Dress |Shoe | Clutch
Big Bow Cocktail Dress |Heel | Clutch
I teamed up with the talented fashion illustrator Jess of @theneesheillustrator to help create a holiday ensemble in the form of watercolor for the beautiful influencer Jessica Askari of @StilettoFashions! Jessica is not only gorgeous but so sweet and cool which is easy to see from her posts and stories. Her style is classic, chic, sleek, and she wears warm colors especially well. Initially I put together four looks for Jessica but landed on the rich, marigold velvet Galvan London jacket and palazzo pant set. The full look, below, is everything Jessica embodies: sexy, stylish and perfectly accessorized with emerald heeled sandals, a crystal clutch and pave chain hoops. You just know this silhouette looks killer on her!
Once the look was chosen, Jess (@theneesheillustrator) got to work. As you can see below, she did an impeccable job of illustrating & painting not only the outfit but also Jessica’s face and features perfectly, which if you’re an artist, you know is one of the hardest things to do. Let me just say that this girl is brimming with talent. Among her roster of collaborations with well known retailers, bloggers and influencers, it is her sheer artistic talent and whimsical fashion-themed watercolors that makes you do a double take.
Galvan London Set via Net-a-Porter
Gianvito Rossi Emerald Heeled Sandals via Moda Operandi
Rosantica crystal embellished clutch via Net-a-Porter
Fallon Pave Chain Hoops
Sidney Garden Pave Rope Dream Necklace via Moda Operandi
The original four look options:
Look #2: The Winner
These photos are from last month when it was sunny, humid and hot af. This dress got me through many summer days and was the perfect piece to fit a growing belly. I bought it in my usual size and since it is an umpire waist with ruching, it grew with me until I grew out of it at the very end of summer, at about five and a half months. Finding a great chinoiserie inspired or other type of beautiful print elevates and completes an outfit. Rounding it out I added a tied bandana worn as a head band and mustard slides. It’s time to pack this away and revisit next summer. Hope ya’ll had the perfect warm weather season. x
dress H&M | vintage handkerchief |shoes
amazing cut in sides, length and slimming fit. This stretchy knit dress is so conducive for maternity and actually helps shape you in the best possible way.
Paired down with white & pvc kicks for a casual day look.
Nili Lotan one piece, check out her site + similar here
Le Specs Sunglasses, also love these
Old Banana Bag, planning to update with this one
Vintage gold bangles
Photos: Michelle Jacobi
A wrap (dress) is always a good idea. You can find this one here.
Love this, this, this and this evening style too.
photos by Michelle Jacobi
Invest in what you love. You will wear it.
I am guilty of buying inexpensive pieces that I “kind of” like because the price is enticing and it’s of the moment, maybe even too much so. The dress I am wearing in this post is one of my favorite purchases ever. And yes, I am that crazy person who keeps a mental inventory of their closet and most loved items. I remember how I felt the moment I saw it: true love. I had to have it.
Simone Rochas and J Brand did a collaboration a few years back and I totally missed it online and in stores. I found this perusing the designer/contemporary floor at Century 21* and could not walk past it. Despite its discounted price tag, it was still a substantial purchase for me a few years ago (a few hundred dollars). But, I absolutely adored the dress, so guess what? I bought it.
I feel put together and chic every time I put it on. It’s architectural yet sweet, universally flattering and like nothing I have seen out there in the attainable price point world, an lbd that’s actually black denim. If you google the collab you can still find items from the collection on ebay and Poshmark. I wasn’t able to find the dress, but the skirt and pant versions are available!
The point I am looking to convey is that it is ok to spend a few more dollars on something that you can foresee wearing for years to come, are able style different ways and makes you feel awesome.
Dress |Simone Rochas x J Brand
Shoes | Avec Moderation
Sunnies | & other stories – also love these
Photos by Michelle Jacobi
* C21 FiDi location
I brought two outfits to this shoot. one based around the pleated skirt and the other around this checked tunic top. I ended up mixing them together as I wanted to highlight both pieces but looking back on it, I wouldn’t necessarily pair them together again. That said, I love both recent purchases and am excited to style them differently going forward….
I see this silvery white metallic pleated skirt with a half tucked sweater (pastel, white or black) or a distressed tee and a colorful slide or white sneaker.
the tunic is shown wrapped around the waist and paired back to denim which is how it looks best.
links + details below.
happy weekend ya’ll
coat | tunic | clu skirt, similar here| shoes, old sophia webster, love these | vintage necklace | sunglasses, & other stories
photos by Michelle Jacobi