Pop the bubbly, it’s here! Award season is officially upon us. I always look forward to this time of year because you can find tons of inspiration and see the direction of fashion and design. The major style moments that are launched on the stages of the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Grammy Awards, and Academy Awards are something we’ll be talking about all year long. Plus, I get to see some of my favorite clients live in action: Brad Goreski breaking down the best and worst fashions of the night, Monique Lhuillier (in the form of glam gowns -- I see you Drew Barrymore!), and Giuliana Rancic interviewing all the stars as they sashay down the red carpet. Check out Brad’s closet here and Monique’s here.


Yesterday I took a page out of the Hollywood playbook and spent the day “prepping” for the Golden Globes, as any celeb would do. Get a behind the scenes glimpse of how I channeled the life of a stylish starlet here.


While I loved playing famous actress for a day, my favorite part of yesterday was actually seeing the stars walk the Golden Globes red carpet in their final looks -- jaw-dropping dresses, sparkling jewels, perfectly coiffed hair and flawless makeup embodies what iconic Hollywood is all about to me.


Let’s talk trends of the night for a second. The red carpet showcased quite a mix of fashion statements. Many Tinseltown damsels dazzled in heavily embellished dresses and cut-out shoulder looks, while several went off-script, opting for well-tailored tuxes. Yellow, a 2017 Year of the Rooster color, was definitely a shade that stood out among the typical black and skin-colored gowns. As always, there were plenty of elegant princess dresses to fulfill my fairytale fantasies. I was pleasantly surprised by those that offered a juxtaposition of modern and traditional, and conservative and edgy. And, I especially loved those that had an unexpected touch like an open back.


Several starlets caught my eye for their award-worthy looks, but here are five of my favorites:


1. Emma Stone in Valentino

Emma is known for having major fashion moments time and time again, and I’d say her look last night was out of this world! I loved how the softness of her nude gown adorned with metallic silver stars was contrasted with a deep plunging neckline that revealed a bit of sensuality. And, that Tiffany & Co. jewelry? That deserves an award of its own.


2. Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham

Whoa. Kristen was the best surprise of the night. We’re used to seeing her in sweet and feminine looks, but last night she served up some unexpected fierceness. Meow. Not only did the sleek, sequined long-sleeved dress fit her like a glove, she oozed Hollywood glamour.  I hope we see more of this from her.


3. Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad

Quality craftsmanship is essential in a designer gown and this look had couture written all over it. Ethereal and romantic, this stunning embroidered blush beauty is truly fit for a big-screen queen. And, let’s not forget the surprise low back. I just love when sweet and sexy blend perfectly!


4. Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan

This is Us perfection. Mandy’s dress is super refined but offers a good dose of drama. A plunging neckline along with a sheer cape exposing a cutout back will definitely leave her “teen dream” persona in the past. I’m a huge fan of her show and have it at the top of my DVR. Love Mandy and that she's back in our lives in full force!


5. Viola Davis in Michael Kors

There were several yellow dresses on the red carpet last night, but, like a burst of sunshine, Viola caught my eye. Ringing in the ‘Year of the Rooster’ with her colorful creation, the one-shoulder sequined number glowed against her skin and you could feel her happiness from your screen. Fun fact: I want Viola Davis to perform my eulogy. I drool every time she speaks! Love her.