Let me start off this post by saying I had a really difficult time picking my top 5 best dressed. At this point I have no idea who Irina picked but I have a suspicion she feels the same. Everyone just looked SO good. Like, confident and relaxed. It’s so true that those two things can make anyone – but especially a woman who is constantly judged – look extra beautiful.
We decided to stick with our 2017 pledge of positive vibes only and give you guys our picks for best dressed and not worst dressed. I mean, it’s literally the second week into the year so we’ll see how long this pledge actually lasts.
Anyways, check out our countdown to #1 below AND in case you missed what Meryl Streep had to say last night (it left both Irina and I in full blown girl power mode) watch the video at the end of this post.
Parameters used to decide our picks:
Irina’s Pick – Hailee Steinfeld
Lauren’s Pick – Evan Rachel Wood
Irina – I’m not typically a whimsical ball gown-girl, but Hailee looks angelic in this dress with matching lilac makeup. I feel like there are a lot of risky design elements in this dress, but all of them were executed so well that it’s a win.
Lauren – Who says a woman can’t wear a well made tailored tuxedo? Not I. When asked her style choice Wood said this, “I’ve been to the Globes six times. I’ve worn a dress every time. And I love dresses, I’m not trying to protest dresses,” she said. “But, I want to make sure that young girls and women know they aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. To just be yourself because your worth is more than that.” Be still my heart.
Irina’s Pick – Aly Raisman
Lauren’s Pick – Viola Davis
Irina – I didn’t see her on the rc, rather somewhere on social media and I felt like the heart eyes emoji. I think what I love most is how amazing this tangerine color looks on her in the dead of winter.
Lauren – I always love Viola on the carpet. The yellow against her skin and red carpet is major. I love how she did minimal jewelry and let her own beauty and the beauty of the dress do all the talking.
Irina’s Pick – Octavia Spencer
Lauren’s Pick – Naomi Harris
Irina – There’s always one pant look I fall in love with and this custom navy tuxedo suit is on point. She looks absolutely gorgeous and I want those velvet heels!
Lauren – It’s really hard to keep personal feelings out of what’s supposed to be a non-biased view of fashion. But the truth is – I’m just in love with Naomi Harris.
Irina’s Pick – Emma Stone
Lauren’s Pick – Reese Witherspoon
Irina – The more I saw her throughout the night the more I loved this look. Big fan of hair and makeup for this elegant pale pink look.
Lauren – Clearly I loved yellow last night. I feel like Reese usually sticks with a navy or black dress on the red carpet – so I loved seeing her in this color. I also just lover her overall styling of this look.
Irina’s Pick – Thandie Newton
Lauren’s Pick – Issa Rae
Irina – White on the red carpet is becoming a favorite of mine. everything is perfect from the metallic sequin embellishment to the diamond back-lace.
Lauren – Issa has THE most beautiful smile. I absolutely love how her white dress radiates against the red carpet. I love how the dress is sexy without having to show off literally any skin.
#1. Mandy Moore
Both Lauren & Irina.
Praise the lord, we agree on something!
Irina – She looks effortlessly beautiful, which is what I would aspire to look like on a red carpet. Also, need that dress. I’d just twirl in my living room.
Lauren – Samsies.
Love you ❤
Until Next Time!
xo Lauren + Irina