The Fifth (rarely acknowledged as an actual thing) Season

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Awards Season...  & I couldn't be more excited! Film meets fashion meets jewelry. A trifecta of my obsessions collide in a flurry of award shows and parties. The red carpet is as much of a predictor of the year's upcoming trends as it is simply a parade of all things fabulous. Judging from this past Sunday's Golden Globes, twenty seventeen is in for a world of glamour and, my favorite, excess. Seriously. What is more fun that just a little bit too much? Especially when the too much in question are diamonds, diamonds, diamonds?

I look forward to taking page out of Golden Globe winner, Tracee Ellis Ross's book.  Her noteworthy evening began with fists-fulls of diamonds and ended with a statuette for her work as Rainbow Johnson on the show Black-ish. She left in her (fabulous) wake a longing for a ring on every finger and inspiration words befitting not just for the night, but the times;

"This is for all the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you."


We see you, Tracee. More importantly, we HEAR you.

We see you too, Drew. This is definitely a trend we can support. It's not as if I don't strive to be like Ms. Barrymore in pretty much all things.  #ringsoneveryfinger


You know what else we see? Pearls.

Beautiful, classic, timeless pearls.

Sienna Miller paired her subtly sexy Michael Kors sheath with a string of pearls.


She also donned a few pearl bracelets and a couple of rings and though it sounds like it would fall into my new favorite category of  'a little too much', its not. The effect is effortless sophistication.




Can we talk about Janelle Monae, please? The singer slash songwriter slash actress slash model can add another slash to her resume -modern trendsetter. She only wears black and white. Ever. Her minimalist nod to uniformed working class speaks to my soul. She always looks like I wish I did. Sunday evening was no exception. But, as fun as her red carpet Armani Privé polka dot creation was, as much as I 'neeeeed' her afterparty strapless striped jumpsuit, I am obsessed with her take on pearls.


I mean, I KNOW she is dripping in diamonds. But, for once, I don't even care. I now long to add #pearlsinhairdontcare to an instagram shot of me rocking a similar version of the look above.

Another image I took with me from my vantage point...

at home,

in my PJS and slippers,

on the couch,

with my prosecco,

and cheese...

was Wonder Woman. Yes, Wonder Woman.

Wonder Women. As in moving speeches from powerful women who are an inspiration. That is first and foremost.  Oh, Meryl, I wasn't surprised either. None of your fans were.

Wonder Women. As in statement bracelets. Is it just me, or will there always, always, be something wonderfully Lynda Carter about a giant cuff?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus must be up for re-election as the Veep... of style.

If she didn't already have my vote, her clutch strap doubling as an accessory of it's own would cinch it!

Kristen Bell's Harry Winston bracelets were the second best accessory paired with her gorgeous Jenny Packman gown. The first, her padding. Not pictured here, as it was in the rear.



Ruth Negga's Fred Leighton cuff couldn't be more Wonder Woman-esqe, unless, of course it possessed magic powers. Even her metallic Louis Vuitton sheath is reminiscent of our hero's bustier.


Natalie Portman continues to portray Jackie Kennedy off screen, her Prada dress was what vintage fiends dream of and her 1910 diamond cuff from Tiffany plays against it as if it was cast for the role.


Kristen Wiig, my own personal Wonder Woman of comedy, looked stunning in a white lace Reem Acra gown. The Chanel cuff was simply icing on the cake.



The award for best arm candy of the evening goes to Blake Lively. & I'm not even talking about Ryan Reynolds, though his presence tipped the scales in her favor.

blakeThere is a reason that Lorraine Schwartz is the Hollywood glitz industry's go to for jaw dropping jewelry. Rocking not one, but two of these makes Blake a wonder woman in her own right. & the dress... I'm speechless. #goals

Every time Viola Davis is on the screen, I fall a little more in love with her. Her Golden moment was no exception. Her Wonder Woman-ness doesn't come from that ahhhmazing cuff, but it doesn't hurt the image.


Nope. Not. One. Bit. #yesplease



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