An Award Season Dream

red carpet fashion What's great about coming back from the holidays is that there's something to quickly look forward to to save you from the post winter break blues-- award season. From the Golden Globes to Grammys to Oscars to other little shows in between, one has so many red carpets, epic speeches, and entertaining host numbers and performances to look forward to. Yet with this constant and never-ending excitement of one celebration after another, there also comes a dilemma to those attending-- what to wear. As I was heading to some Golden Globes after parties a few weeks back, I went through my typical routine of going into my closet, rummaging through all my wardrobe, and trying to put together an outfit or find a dress that I would deem appropriate for such a monumental occasion. Yet... there seemed to be nothing (as always). As I was in midst of planning itineraries of which malls and boutiques I was going to hit up to find the perfect Globes dress, it was like the Fairy Godmother of Award Seasons had come to my rescue as I was quickly introduced to Perpetual Fashion-- a site created to offer customers some of the most beautiful gowns from some of your favorite designers for low prices and flexible rental periods. And just like that, I was able to go from bland to gorgeously fab without  running around all of LA (or using my whole savings account). Pairing this gorg BCBGMAXAZRIA fitted black gown with some of Deepa's finest jewels, there was absolutely no other way I would've wanted to dress for the Golden Globes.

Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA for Perpetual Fashion Headband, Bracelets, Clutch: Deepa Gurnani Ring: Viento Jewelry Shoes: Steve Madden 

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Golden Globes: The Parties

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Awards season. It's probably the most wonderful time of the year (well...between that and Christmas). And while many spend weeks leading up to the biggest award ceremonies like the Golden Globes prepping outfits, speeches, and catching up on movies, TV, and more-- there's one other part of it all that is equally essential-- the parties. Pre-parties, after parties, gifting suites, luncheons, and more, this week Los Angeles was filled with celebrations honoring all of your favorite actors, writers, directors, and so forth in TV and Film that as my adventures on Instagram (@iamfashionlaine) showed, I got an exclusive insider peek to share with all of you.

It all began last Thursday when Miss Golden Globe Sosie Bacon (daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick) helped officially kick off the Globes by rolling out the red carpet at the iconic and beautiful Beverly Hilton. Celebrating her reign as this year's Miss Golden Globe, the Hollywood Foreign Press hosted a luncheon in Sosie's honor which consisted of the perfect meal, the perfect drinks (we got to taste the first ever official Golden Globes cocktail called the “Moët Golden Night" whipped up by celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp) and the perfect convos with the adorable Sosie about her excitement on presenting at the show. Taking that excitement and celebrations all the way through the weekend and the nights, LA was filled with back to back pre-parties all around town honoring the biggest and greatest. Yet it was Audi and their annual party at Cecconi's that stole the weekend for me as the best pre-party of the Globes. From Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber sitting intimately in a corner catching up with some friends to Karina Smirnoff breaking it down on the dance floor, anyone that was anyone was at this party-- making it into one of those parties that you just didn't want to leave even when the lights turned on. But of course, with great parties also come great presents (and gifting suites). From L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills and the GBK and Pilot Pen Luxury Gift Lounge featuring brands including Yoplait, airweave, The Wine Room, Burke Williams Spa, GUARDaHEART, and more to the SLS Hotel and the Secret Room Style Lounge benefiting PETA, the weekend was not complete until hitting up a suite and getting some of the best goodies and treats to complete all last minute award essentials and needs. And then, last but not least, one can't forget about the after parties right after the Globes. Hitting the Beverly Hilton back up again just a few days after a calm luncheon with Sosie, the Hilton was now filled with celebs, fans, security, and more-- everyone hustling about the hotel, throughout the staircases, elevators, and lobby, doing some serious party hopping. From the InStyle party that everyone would agree was popping from beginning to end, to the iconic HBO and NBC parties that were always a stopping-by must, to of course the Weinstein party that is without a doubt known to always be a guaranteed good time, the Hilton definitely had its work cut off for itself last night. Yet, I think it was really the super exclusive Diddy party at the soon to be opened 1Oak on Sunset, away from it all and the Hilton, that was surprisingly (or I guess not surprisingly because it's Diddy) the biggest and best party of them all. With Diddy standing on a table MC'ing the night away and making shout outs to his friends in the crowd including Usher, Ray J, Joaquin Phoenix, and the whole cast of "The Wolf of Wall Street", I think it's safe to say, there was never a dull moment in Hollywood this weekend.

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Photo Credit: Fashionlaine with my Samsung Galaxy Camera, GettyImages, Just Jared