Ryzenberg On: Scantly Black

The Golden Globes have come & gone, and it was a quite a ride on the carpet. It was filled with pastels, reds, blushes, winter whites and my favorite this time (really?!?!) BLACK!

The reason why I am quite delighted with this trend is how designers opted to go for a little bit of peek-a-boo skin, making this even more sexier than it already was!

Some of my favorites include black ensembles:


Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen: Sarah Burton never disappoints, and although many feel the neck part is a bit too much, I feel it is elegant and bold. The plunging neckline is divine.

Julianne Moore in Tom Ford: You know you’ve hit it big when all you have to do is send an e-mail to Tom simply asking for a gown and penning it Julie! Seriously, it is hard to believe this gal is in her (yup, you guessed it) 50s!


Katherine McPhee in Theyskens’ Theory: Skin is in, and although this is a more riske look for the American Idol runner-up, it still looks classic and very awards appropriate.


Kristen Wiig in Michael Kors: Simple and sexy. Love the gold accents and the hair suits the look perfectly. 


Rosie-Huntington Whiteley in Saint Laurent Paris: She is indeed a sex bomb, and even though the leg showing is very 2012 Angelina at the Oscars, I like the leather belt, red lips and simple accessories. Bare minimal, but perfection. 

What were your favorite trends? 

PHOTOS: Harper’s Bazaar

Ryzenberg On: Oscar, Oscar, Who Are You Wearing?

It was a night filled with stars, glamour, tears of joy and of course — Fashion. The 84th Academy Awards sure left a mark and some of Hollywood’s elite donned their Sunday best. The carpet was filled with color, baubles, slits and capes and none of the sartorial choices were disappointing.

Here are my top picks:

Kristen Wiig in J.Mendel - The ‘SNL’ comedianne and Best Actress nominee for ‘Bridesmaids’ chose a strapless nude chiffon gown that was regal and stunning. I also love the hair down, dark mani, Judith Leiber clutch and stacks of Neil Lane bracelets. This gal’s red carpet choices are no laughing matter! 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford - This look is fit for a movie star. The Oscar winner took a risk by wearing a floor-length white gown accompanied by a cape that sure was the talk of the night. She finished the look with a pony tail and simple makeup, a diamond cuff and Jimmy Choo heels. This is an iconic look that will be talked about, emulated and sure serve as inspiration for many stars and designers alike.

Stacy Keibler in Marchesa - George Clooney’s better half sure sparkled in this Marchesa off-the-shoulder number, which, by the way, is straight out of the Fall/Winter runway. She truly looked like a goddess with her hair parted to the side and stunning makeup. The look was complete with a Judith Leiber clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. 

Emma Stone in Gianbatistta Valli - Hollywood’s fashion it-girl chose and Oscar presenter chose a flowing scarlet gown that complemented her vibrant red hair. She topped the look with Louis Vuitton rubies and a minaudiere and wore her hair in a lovely chignon.

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen - The Best Supporting Actress nominee for ‘The Help’ wore a black strapless gown with intricate embroidery and a dramatic train. She accessorized with $2 million worth of Harry Winston baubles.

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace - The Oscar winner (and her right leg) caused a frenzy in this velvet creation. Now this, ladies and gentlemen is ‘va va voom’ at its finest. The look was complemented with red lips, custom Salvatore Ferragamo velvet pumps, a Jaime Mascaro bag and Neil Lane jewels. 

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton - The Best Actress nominee for ‘My Week With Marilyn’ wore a tangerine silk and organza strapless gown with a peplum waist. The look was completed with Fred Leighton for Forevermark necklace that featured more than 30 carats worth of diamonds, a vintage brooch and a pink Bottega Veneta clutch.

Cameron Diaz in GucciThis cutie wore a gorgeous off-white mermaid gown that showed her toned arms and accentuated her fit physique. To top off her look, the presenter had $800,000 worth of diamonds from Tiffany & Co. and simple hair. 

Viola Davis in Vera Wang - The Best Actress nominee for ‘The Help’ chose a bright green Vera Wang creation for her red carpet moment that features an embroidered neckline and silk details. The actress also wore a diamond cuff, a silver clutch and matching emerald earrings. 

Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood - The ‘Bridesmaids’ star and Oscars presenter went for a sparkly black one-shoulder creation that featured a bare back. The sassy Aussi accessorized with Chanel earrings and Jimmy Choo heels. Really like the 1920s feel this look brings and the bob suits Ms. Byrne perfectly.

PHOTOS: Getty Images & InStyle