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The Red Carpet Review

Oscars 2015: Best Dressed

The red carpet Oscars style countdown is here. So many beautiful gowns and people, but I have narrowed it down to four of the best dressed this year.

1. Jennifer Lopez

Jlo stepped out in nude and sparkling in an Ellie Saab number. So stunning.


2. Emma Stone
Another Ellie Saab gown. Very perky color choice by Stone.
But what I really love about the gown is the her hair ensemble 


3. Meryl Streep

She just gets more graceful as the years pass by. And her pant suit by Lanvin just adds to her charm.


4. Reese Witherspoon

I love this black and white simple dress. Witherspoon keeps it classy with this Tom Ford gown.


What do you think??
Who else should make it to this list?
Write to us or comment below

Much love, The Carnelian Cloak

Grammy Verdict 2015

Hello fellow carnelians..!

Grammy’s last night. So I’m not here to tell you who won and why or why not.

The red carpet verdict is out..!!

Top three best best dressed according to the carnelian cloak

1. Rihanna

How does she manage to always make to my red carpet lists??

Rihanna looks like a bad girl gone good with her Giambattista Valli gown in beautiful shades of pink and peach.


2. Taylor Swift

I may not be a big fan of her music, but her blue gown and pink heels ensemble gets a big thumbs up from me. Gown courtesy Ellie Saab


3. Gwen Stefani

I, to be honest, almost didn’t recognize her without her signature red lips.

She appeared with a classic black Versace jumpsuit. LOVE IT


What say?? Who else do you think deserves to be in the top three??

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Golden Globe: Best Dressed 2015

Like every year I do a best dressed post for the Golden Globe red carpet. But this year, giving a miss to those flowy gowns and repeats, we have Lorde and Emma Stone.

Every magazine and tabloid is talking about them being the best dressed. Wearing pants?? whaaat?? I am so in love with this trend. Let’s hope others take a cue and totally make this a new red carpet trend.

Not only were these two gorgeous women bold and different, but they redefined grace and femininity.

LORDE tops my list with a 10/10 from me.


She wore a custom Narciso Rodriguez, and like that wasn’t enough she pairs it up with a beautiful Cleopatra neckpiece. To complete it she pulled her hair back and went bold with her red lip stain. There is nothing I’d like to change about that outfit.

EMMA STONE is a close second with 9/10 from me.


Well I know what you’re thinking, it’s unfair. But let’s talk about her outfit. She wore a Lanvin look. The sash has totally added the feminine touch needed with those trousers. And the bustier adds the right amount of glamour. Though the breezy hair with a clip is a favorite, But lets face it the hair could have been more sophisticated.

NAOMI WATTS is a bonus on my best dressed list. Though she went with the conventional gown wearing, her colour choice was rather unconventional. So she comes third with an 8.5/10 from me.

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Her yellow Gucci gown sure is a welcome change on the red carpet.  Simple yet elegant.

What do you think?? Who else did you think deserved to be in the top three slot? Write to me or leave your comments below.


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Oscar De La Renta : A Tribute

This week has been a rather sad week for the fashion industry and everyone across the globe. For this week we bid farewell to one of the most talented fashion icons, Oscar De La Renta.

As a tribute to this Icon, The Carnelian Cloak has shortlisted five of his best red carpet masterpieces.

1.) Sarah Jessica Parker, Met Gala 2014

One of my personal favorites, has made an appearance in my previous post as well.


It has such a 50’s feel, and SJP carries it with perfect poise. The signature at the gown’s trail makes it an exclusive quirk.

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2.) Amy Adams, Oscar 2013

Remember how you always wanted to dress up and step out looking like Cinderella did in the fairy tale?

Guess what? Amy Adams did just that. She wore this dreamy De La Renta gown last year to the Academy Awards.



And maybe we have ourselves a Prince Charming too??



3.) Anne Hathaway, Tony Awards 2009

This is like a cute cross between a bad ass prom dress and a ball gown skirt. Anne Hathaway does it justice with red heels and simple makeup.




4.) Emma Watson, Harry Potter Premier 2012

Watson reminds you of a pixie with this gown. The pairing up with a white tailored jacket gives a definite edge.

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5.) Zooey Deschanel, Golden Globe 2013

Zooey came dressed with a Oscar red gown paired with a string of pearls, accessorized with such grace.

One of the simple yet gorgeous gowns.

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These were some of my favorites from his many many breathtaking creations. We will miss him spinning magic on and off the red carpet. RIP Oscar.


xoxo, CC

Met Gala ’14

I know I’m a little late in writing about the glamorous evening. But, well, better late than never.

It was like a night out of the fairy tale books. Here are some of Favorite fairy tale moments on the red carpet ❤

1. Sarah Jessica Parker

No one can quite carry off the whole dramatic look like she can. SJP did it all with the Oscar Delaranta Ball Gown and the hairdo.




2. Suki Waterhouse.
She looked absolutely stunning in this Tom Ford gown.



3. Hailee Steinfeld.
She wore a classic black and white from Prabal Gurung.



4. Rihanna
Dressed in a White Stella Mccartney creation, she was standing out in the best meaning of the phrase.



Moving on to my favorite Couples, and we did have our fair share of these.

1. Beyonce and Jay Z

They are one power couple, and do they dress like that



2. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

They are ranking number 1 on my hottest couples list right now!
(and no we didn’t miss the hand on the ass either)


3. The Beckhams
They have been known as one of the most stylish couples forever, and they proved themselves yet again.

Dressed in white, lookin absolutely classy and timeless.


4. Last but not the least were the hot new couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

She went simple and beautiful with this Thakoon ensemble.


They looked pretty stunning together I must say.



So that’s that from the Met gala. What did you think of these favorites?

Lots of love, CC

The Golden Globes ’14: Going CLASSIC

The 71st Golden Globe Awards saw red and splashes of all hues, but the black and white classics ruled the red carpet despite everything.

Starting with the the snow whites, Sosie Bacon wore a simple Rhea Costa gown.

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Kerry Washington showed off her baby bump in a Balanciaga gown and jacket.

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The winner of the Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer Lawrence, was graceful in Dior black and white classic.

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Hayden Panettiere sported the the Tom Ford black and white gown.


Margot Robbie arrived in a white Gucci gown.


Classic Blacks made an appearance too with Sofia Vergara in a Zac Posen Ballgown and Emma Roberts in a Lanvin mermaid gown.



These beautiful classics have left us bedazzled! What was your favorite look?

Ciao, CC

The Golden Globe ’14: Going RED

The 71st Golden Globe Awards held on the 12th of January saw the arrivals of a lot of dazzling stars. Red made a special appearance on the Red Carpet this year.

Amy Adams, won the Best Actress, looking stunning in her red Valentino.

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The country music singer, Taylor Swift was spotted in Carolina Herrera.


Emma Watson, went all out with her quirky attire.

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Lupita Nyong’o wore a hot red Ralph Lauren.

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The double nomination, Julia Louis Dreyfus, was fabulous in her Narciso Rodriguez gown.

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So… who do you think wore red the best??

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