Wild Souls Red Carpet Picks: Critics’ Choice Awards

We’re moving further into Awards Season and the Critics’ Choice Awards did not disappoint! Check out our top picks from The Red Carpet:

1o. Rosario Dawson in Vivienne Westwood – The hair, the makeup, the dress– all of it was perfectly Old-Hollywood-Glamorous. 2015CCA_RosarioDawson

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9. Jamie Chung in Yanina Couture – Always beyond adorable, Jamie Chung looked fun and flirty in a nude illusion gown with a floral design and half-slip underneath. 2015CCA_JamieChung

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8. Emily Blunt in Emilio Pucci – while Emily sparkled onto the scene in a lovely red gown, she proved once again how the right hair and makeup can take your look to the next level. 2015CCA_EmilyBlunt

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7. Leslie Mann in Reem Acra – One of my favorite H2T looks so far this award season! Leslie looked beautiful in a midi-length dress with KILLER shoes! Loose waves were certainly a theme at the CCAs and it was a perfect style to pair with her strapless dress and bright lips. 2015CCA_LeslieMann

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6. Jennifer Aniston in Gucci – We all heard rumors that Aniston wanted to hire Lupita Nyongo’s stylist, Micaela Erlanger, to help her step out of her “safe” Red Carpet box, and it looks like it might be true. Jennifer was proving she’s still got it with a low-cut red tux from Gucci with perfectly placed necklaces in her decolletage. Keep it up, Jen! We love this side of you 😉 2015CCA_JenniferAniston

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5. Michelle Monaghan in Elie Saab – Always stunning, Michelle looked flawless from head to toe in a black lace gown with perfectly placed see-through panels. Her updo was a great choice to show off the beauty of the neckline. 2015CCA_MichelleMonaghan

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4. Reese Witherspoon in Lanvin – Reese looked like her uniquely stylish self in a gorgeous strapless satin gown with magenta bodice and floor-sweeping back bow. Her simple waves and smokey eyes were THE PERFECT Choice to go with her gown.2015CCA_ReeseWitherspoon

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3. Diane Kruger in Naeem Khan – The flawless Diane Kruger looked stunning in a strapless satin gown with royal blue baroque print. Her dress definitely set her apart and her hair and makeup were the perfect variation on the typical down-and-loose-waves seen all over the red carpet last night. 2015CCA_DianeKruger

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2. Felicity Jones in Dolce & Gabbana – Okay… I’m developing a major girl crush on Felicity Jones! She looked SPECTACULAR in this black gown that bared the perfect amount of skin. Add her perfectly “messy” mini ponytail, pink lip, smokey eyes, and just the right amount of bling and you’ve got a red carpet look fit for the records!2015CCA_FelicityJones01

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1. Keira Knightley in Delpozo – This may just be one of my favorite red carpet gowns of all time! In fact, Felicity Jones would have easily been my #1 pick if not for this dress. It’s romantic, bohemian, classic, and… well… perfect! I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard of “Delpozo” before, but as soon as I saw this gown I immediately looked them up (awesome – another designer to be obsessed with). Keira’s “purple-ish” lipstick and eyeshadow stood out in all the right ways from the robin’s egg blue of her gown. Her swept-back updo was lovely as well, but the only thing I would have changed is a little braid pulled back on the left side.2015CCA_KeiraKnightley

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Three Honorable Mentions: Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture, Carmen Ejogo in a peach gown with pockets, and Rosamund Pike in Valentino Couture. 2015CCA_RunnerUps

I really struggled with these three looks because I really liked the gowns and makeup, but found all three hairstyles distracting from the overall look. 2015CCA_RunnerUps02

So here’s what I would have done (if they had asked me):

1. Marion Cotillard: I would have opted for a soft wavy updo (like the one she wore on the right) that contrasted with the sharp makeup and complimented the gown. ShouldaMC02

2. Carmen Ejogo: I think a low side-bun (like the one Roselyn Sanchez is sporting on the right) would have been a better choice. ShouldaCE02

3. Rosamund Pike: A sleek updo is definitely the best choice for this dress so you can see the mock neckline, but this hair is so sleek it almost looks painful :/ I would have preferred something similar to the one on the right – still sleek, but more flattering. ShouldaRP02

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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2015 Golden Globes!!!

Whew! I had a really hard time picking my favorite looks from The Golden Globes Red Carpet this year. When I went to bed last night I was sure I had narrowed it down, but when all of the makeup and hair close-ups were posted this morning my list totally changed. So, here it is:

15. Anna Kendrick in Monique Lhullier – The gown is stunning and her makeup is flawless, but a sideswept bun or simple braid (somewhere) might have elevated her look to the Top 5. 2015GG_AnnaKendrick

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14. Lorde in Narcissco Rodriguez – Lorde’s 3-piece suit featured a crop top and high-waist trousers and I must say that I think it’s the prettiest I’ve ever seen her look. 2015GG_Lorde

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13. Emily Blunt in Michael Kors – At first I wasn’t totally sold on her white gown, but when paired with her beautifully bohemian braids and turquoise jewels her gown makes total sense. 2015GG_EmilyBlunt

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12. Katherine Heigl in Zac Posen – No Red Carpet list would be complete without a Zac Posen gown. While several appeared at The Golden Globes this year, the navy donned by Katherine Heigl was exquisite. Her simple makeup and wavy sideswept hair completed her perfectly feminine look.

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11. Julianne Moore in Givenchy – This gown is AMAZING!!! I totally die for it! In fact, it’s so exquisite I would have preferred a simple updo or ponytail to complete the look. 2015GG_JulianneMoore

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10. Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad – We’ll start with the perfect smokey makeup and beautifully big hair – PERFECT! Moving on to the golden caped dress… Jennifer was truly a show-stopper in the way only she can really be with a super high slit and plunging neckline that showed off her gams… and globes 😉 —  Hey, if you’ve got it – flaunt it! 2015GG_JenniferLopez

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9. Amy Adams in Versace – There is absolutely nothing wrong with this look. The color brings out her eyes and her hair and makeup are simply glamourous. Perfect for a back-to-back winner at The Golden Globes 😉 2015_GGAmyAdams

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8. Kate Beckinsale in Ellie Saab – Kate must be one of the most effortless women in the history! She is so elegant and beautiful I’m pretty sure she could show up in a trash bag… but she didn’t. Instead, she sparkles on the red carpet in gorgeous gown and perfect high-bun updo. Killin’ it Kate!2015GG_KateBeckinsale

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7. Jessica Chastain in Atelier Versace – Jessica’s dress was another one I wasn’t 100% about, but I found I couldn’t stop staring at her! So, I think when you put all of the pieces together, her look is incredibly captivating overall: the bronze of the dress compliments her hair and skin tone, her hair is camera ready, and her smokey makeup suits her perfectly! 2015GG_JessicaChastain

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6. Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad – Is there anyone cuter than Chrissy Teigen? I love to see her playful style on The Red Carpet 😉 She did not disappoint with a pinkish nude illusion gown paired with a precious ponytail and sultry nude makeup. 2015GG_ChrissyTeigen

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5. Gina Rodriguez in Badgley Mischka – I was hooked on her black gown with fringe and lace bottom from the first time I saw it and it stayed at the top of my list all along… pair with her perfectly sideswept hair and flirty eye-makeup and you’ve got a pretty solid Golden Globes debut!

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4. Allison Williams in Armani Prive – Allison’s tiered red gown took my breath away! It’s the kind of dress little girls dream of wearing on the red carpet while her smokey eyes and glamorous locks make the overall look much more grown-up. 2015GG_AllisonWilliams

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3. Emma Stone in Lanvin – I don’t know how many people could pull this look off on the red carpet, but for Emma, it just works! The pantsuit is so flirty and fun while the sparkly top and back bow make it glamorous enough for an evening at The Golden Globes. I absolutely love her hair and dolled-up makeup! 2015GG_EmmaStone

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2. Felicity Jones in Christian Dior – The moment I saw this gown I died and went to red carpet heaven!!! The back buttons literally made me exhale with joy! The overall look with glamorous makeup, sleek hair, and vintage-inspired earrings was perfection 😉 I can’t wait to see what else she wears on The Red Carpet this year!2015GG_FelicityJones

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1. Sienna Miller in Miu Miu – We all know that Sienna Miller will always pull something a little unique out of her closet (or her stylists’) and she did not disappoint! I absolutely LOVE this embroidered gown from Miu Miu, but her hair and makeup are what really sealed the deal for me. Her simple-soft makeup and wavy cropped bob really compliment the exquisite details of the gown. The look is a win all around… for me anyway 😉 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

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Did we leave off your favorite? I promise it wasn’t a snub! Tell us about your favorite look below in the comments 😉