Happy New Year


Welcome back.

Those who have been following me since this beginning will know that this February will be my 3rd year of blogging.

It started back in February 2007 during the Oscars, which this year takes place in March due to the Winter Olympics.

Before the Oscars we kick off with some major red carpet action on Wednesday at the People Choice Awards.

The first biggie to look forward to is the Golden Globes on January 17.

Other events I’m excited about are the BAFTA Awards, the Goya Awards on Valentine’s Day, as well as the Costume Institute Gala on May 3.

I’m hoping celebrities will do justice to my favourite red carpet maestros Marchesa, Elie Saab, Versace, Oscar de la Renta and Gustavo Cadile.

I often have high expectations, but this year I’m only going to start off with one wish.

Please can the fashion gods grant me just one wish, which is to see this stunning Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2010 gown glide down the red carpet.

Preferably at the Oscars, but the Golden Globes, or SAG Awards will suffice.

PS. RCFA will be a Jersey Shore free-zone.

Credit: Getty, Style.com & Wireimage

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In Lauren Bosworth’s Closet – French Connection Black & Gold Sequin Dress

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84 Responses to Happy New Year

  1. Mel January 4, 2010 at 00:28 #

    So happy you’re back.

    Stunning gown.

    Oscar worthy for sure

  2. lee January 4, 2010 at 00:48 #

    thanks for the jersey shore-free promise. and that dress is breathtaking. who would you like to see it on?

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:23 #

      I have many Lucy Liu, Marion Cotilard…I think basically someone with dark hair or features like the model

      • Ally January 4, 2010 at 12:50 #

        My mind immediately went to Anne Hathaway since she loves Oscar de la Renta.

        • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 13:26 #

          that’s a good pick.

  3. Dana January 4, 2010 at 00:52 #

    that gown is beautiful! FC, you have no idea how crazy I was going without daily updates during this vacation. Thank goodness you are back, and I can’t wait for awards season! I know you will do it the justice it deserves. (Let’s just hope the celebs do too)!

    Happy New Year :)

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:25 #

      Thanks Dana :*

      Like you said lets hope the celebs do too.

      There wasn’t any Awards season dresses in the BDOTY lists because the stars played it too safe last year and the dresses were forgettable.

  4. Lilly January 4, 2010 at 01:14 #

    I’ve missed your blog. anyway, that gown is amazing

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:27 #

      thanks :*

  5. REEZY January 4, 2010 at 01:28 #

    Woot !!

    Missed you FC.. I’m not one 2 comment often, but i’ve been with your progress from the start.. and seriously looking forward to what is to come from you, but moreover from the ever so exciting red carpet.. Haha or something..

    Fashionably new year everyone !!


    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:26 #

      WOW…it always blows my mind to read someone like you has been here from the start.

      I feel like I’ve come a very long way, and appreciate that you’ve stuck by me.

      2010 is going to be amazing.

  6. maud January 4, 2010 at 01:46 #

    Now you’re back!!! It was awful without you and my daily fashion news… 2010 can definitely starts!!!
    Fantastic dress OMG we need to see it on the red carpet. So exciting you’re back. Happy New Year!!!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:28 #

      I’m so excited…2010 is going to be a great year for Red Carpet Fashion I feel…hope

  7. ber January 4, 2010 at 02:16 #

    Welcome back!

    I see that dress and think of Penelope Cruz.

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:26 #

      Pen is a good candidate. I was saying above that I wish to see it on someone with dark hair

  8. Teleholic January 4, 2010 at 02:16 #

    ooops- you said RFCA! but thank you for that!! I cannot stand that show!!

    Thank the heavens you’re finally back, I’ve been checking this site obsessively every day since your last post :) I know, I know, you deserve your vacation 😀

    I can’t wait for another awesome year of red carpet fashion. Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Kerry Washington, Camilla Belle… cannot wait.

    Once again thank you for running this site!!!!!!!!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 19:46 #


  9. vanessa January 4, 2010 at 02:23 #

    welcome back FC im so happy your back!!

  10. mai January 4, 2010 at 02:44 #

    Happy new years!
    i enjoyed reading your blog everyday.
    and i’m glad RCFA is going to be Jersey Shore-free!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 19:48 #

      I haven’t watched it only seen clips on the Soup and E News and they are the worst reality stars I have ever seen.

      I would rather watch The Girls of The PlayBoy Mansion and before I do that I would have to rip out my eyes with a spoon.

      • Teleholic January 5, 2010 at 00:35 #

        I love the Soup (if you like it you should watch Community-it stars Joel McHale and it’s really funny!)

        But about Jersey Shore, same here! I’ve never seen it, just 1 clip made me shiver with fright at what’s making it on the air these days.

  11. Sally January 4, 2010 at 02:45 #

    Welcome Back!

    I missed you terribly….

  12. elmesc January 4, 2010 at 03:19 #

    welsome back missed you & ur updateds , me 2 cant with for the upcoming redcarpet events.

    take care & thanks again

  13. eimear January 4, 2010 at 03:24 #

    Yaaaay! Your back! Missed ya :)

  14. Noor January 4, 2010 at 03:40 #

    Welcome back! and happy new year!
    i check your blog everyday, sometimes twice a day! haha
    i agree with you most of the time, and i gota say i am looking forward to seeing more Elie Saab masterpieces too!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:29 #

      I think we will defo see some Elie Saab this awards season

  15. Lala/S-R January 4, 2010 at 03:44 #

    Happy New Year, FC. Okay, you know what? You’ve been gone for to many days. I was partially empty! LOL I wish you all the luck in 2010 and beyond, by the way.

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:29 #

      Awwww…I hope I can fill that empty feeling

      Thanks for the kind wishes

  16. Jared January 4, 2010 at 03:48 #

    Glad to have you back :)

  17. Lisa January 4, 2010 at 04:53 #

    Ditto! So happy you are back!
    Happy New Year!!! =) =)

  18. stars&lilies January 4, 2010 at 05:02 #

    I agree, that is a beautiful gown.
    hope your wish is granted :)

  19. Ivana January 4, 2010 at 05:56 #

    Great blog!

  20. yasmine January 4, 2010 at 06:01 #


    you lead an amazing blog! thank you for sharing with us u do an amazing job! chapeau!

  21. WendyB January 4, 2010 at 06:03 #

    That De La Renta gown is perfection.

  22. Stuti January 4, 2010 at 06:20 #

    Wow, am so glad you are back. I kept reading your archives all this time! 😀
    Happy new year FC! *hugs*

    • Flutterbang January 4, 2010 at 07:05 #

      Lol, yeah if it weren’t for those archives I would have gone mad, too

      • Sally January 4, 2010 at 07:35 #

        I kept refreshing my page every hour on the hour, thinking ‘maybe she’s back now? Maybe now? Maybe now?’ So obsessed…

        • ella January 4, 2010 at 12:36 #

          lol….same here.welcome back anyway and thanks for this great blog.

  23. mol January 4, 2010 at 07:09 #

    Yay, you’re back, I was getting so bored without all your fab updates. Love the gown you picked, fingers crossed that someone wears it and does it justice……Happy New Year to all!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 08:27 #

      Fingers and toes crossed

      • la poubelle January 5, 2010 at 13:00 #

        my bet is on bai ling

        • Fashion Critic January 5, 2010 at 13:02 #

          Why would you say something as horrible as that? 😀

          I think I would die

  24. Lexa January 4, 2010 at 07:13 #

    Great you’re back! Happy New Year to you too! :)

  25. Manuel January 4, 2010 at 07:34 #

    Happy New Year FC 😉

  26. Victoria January 4, 2010 at 09:13 #

    Welcome back FC! And happy new year to you too! 😀 Here’s to a year of fashion and red carpet fabulosity!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 11:59 #

      Cheers 😀

  27. sydneycheapchic January 4, 2010 at 10:02 #

    YAY you’re back! Welcome back and a Happy New year FC and everyone else!

    FC that dress is gorgeous!!! Here’s hoping!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 12:00 #

      Happy New Year xxx

      So glad so see so many familiar names back in the comments.

  28. alexis January 4, 2010 at 10:47 #

    So glad you’re back! Happy New Year!
    That dress is stunning, I would love to see it on the red carpet too. I can’t wait for the awards to start! Plus, this year Diane, Zoe, Marion, Penelope, Carey,… are nominated or their movies are and I can’t wait to see their choices.

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 11:57 #

      Me too.

      Just thinking about it sends me into a tizzy

  29. Matt January 4, 2010 at 10:56 #

    RCFA will be a Jersey Shore free-zone

    I think I’m gonna cry. One of my wishes has come true. Welcome back Ms. lady, I realized how important this site is to me, everyday I felt something was missing. 2010, here we come, celebs begin to serve us your Fashion hits and abortions.

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 11:56 #

      Thanks Matt.

      As the saying goes ‘Bring it On’

  30. Bego January 4, 2010 at 11:00 #

    Happy New Year to you as well! i hope 2010 is a good year… i started with a gastroenteritis so i hope it gets better…
    I love that dress, hopefully we’ll see it soon on the red carpet!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 11:56 #

      sorry to hear that.

      I’m just getting over my second cold within a month so I feel a little bit of you pain

      Get well soon xxx

  31. candice January 4, 2010 at 11:23 #

    welcome back!! thank god you’re back!!! missed u!!
    u have come so far in 3 yrs! am so appreciative of all the hard work u put into ur blog. luv it, check it every day, every hour!!


  32. SarahV January 4, 2010 at 12:28 #

    Happy new year sweetie! It’s been over a year since I started visiting this blog, and if I get the chance I hop by every day. Thanks so much for doing this!!
    Can’t wait ’til award season either…

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 12:31 #

      thanks so much for your support xxxx Happy New Year

  33. maria January 4, 2010 at 13:42 #

    at the first moment i thought it is the same gown kristen stewart wore,just in an other colour. i don’t know if i like the gown or not…i think kristen stewart ruined the gown so i probably don’t like it because it looks quite similar to hers…..

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 13:57 #

      you’re right it is quite similar

  34. ioana January 4, 2010 at 13:47 #

    Welcome back! I was totally looking forward to this day to check out the latest additions on the site! Sooo glad you’re back !! I honestly saved this outfit on my computer like two weeks before you posted it so I was very surprised to see it.I personally loved it! Also from the de la Renta show i loved the red dress which resembled a rose.

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 13:58 #


      Fingers crossed it makes the red carpet

  35. Lara January 4, 2010 at 14:39 #

    Hi FC. I can’t tell you how glad I am that you’re back…yippee! I’m probably your biggest fan from South Africa. Hopefully we’ll see some great Red Carpet Looks here during the 2010 Soccer World Cup! Can’t wait!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 15:06 #

      Hi Lara,

      I love football, so I’m looking forward to the world cup too.

      I went to the 2006 world cup in Germany, but not sure if I’m going to get to go to the SA one.

      I hope Beckham plays for England.

  36. Dora January 4, 2010 at 15:44 #

    Welcome back! I missed you.
    Best wishes for 2010, I hope it will be a very fashionable year!

    so what are yr resolutions ? (;

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 15:49 #

      Happy new year.

      My resolutions are don’t sweat the small stuff and be happy.

      I don’t like denying myself anything, because I only crave it more :)

  37. Jennifer January 4, 2010 at 16:35 #

    That dress I agree would look best on a dark haired leading lady of Hollywood. I pray it’s someone who can carry it off.

    Welcome back FC. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been following you since 2008 and I’ve been commenting on and off since January 2009.

    I also went through your entire archieves, though it took me about 4 months to do so between working etc.

    I cracked up at the Jersey Free Zone comment.

    Welcome back, and Happy New Year. I hope we’re not disappointed this year!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 16:49 #

      Thanks Jennifer. Let’s keep everything crossed for a fashionable year. x

  38. Alina January 4, 2010 at 16:49 #

    Welcome back !

    I love that dress! Actually,I sent you a wish with this dress (not quite your choises but.. I still think that this dress would fit Taylor Swift style ) .

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 16:57 #

      we are still going through those. I think it schedule to post next week. 😀

      • Alina January 4, 2010 at 17:03 #

        I’m happy to hear it .

        I really missed the site.

  39. martdip January 4, 2010 at 17:35 #

    happy new year to everyone!!!i want to ask who would be dress better this oscar de la renta???i’m very very curious to see golden globe,sag and oscar..and of course especially for the red carpet,not only for the cinema, that i love!!!

  40. Daneka January 4, 2010 at 18:08 #

    Glad that your back! :) I love this site.I saw that Oscar De La Renta dress on an episode of Rachel Zoe’s show, but it was in gold.If it wasn’t that dress it was very similar and by Oscar De La Renta,amazing! Im also looking forward to the up coming award shows and hopefully some gorgeous dresses! Happy New Year!

    • Fashion Critic January 4, 2010 at 18:29 #

      Yes it was in gold on the Rachel Zoe show.

  41. gg January 4, 2010 at 20:20 #

    so good to have you back fc.
    have a wonderful 2010

  42. Spanish lover January 4, 2010 at 20:55 #

    Welcome back. I’ve missed you.
    This is my 2nd year following your blog.
    I wish you all the best for this new year.

  43. Annie January 4, 2010 at 22:39 #

    Happy New Year FC. So happy you are back.

  44. Laura January 4, 2010 at 23:07 #

    That dress looks like a Taylor Swift dress to me. I would like that on her so much more than the Reem Acra she wore to the CMA’s.

    But I would love this on someone older. Penelope Cruz would look great in this because her hair and skin would work well with the color.

  45. Raquel January 5, 2010 at 00:24 #

    Happy New Year!

    Beautiful dress, and I hope whoever wears it doesn’t go all pageant…

  46. Louise January 5, 2010 at 08:47 #

    It is good to have you back.
    And that Oscar de la Renta is to die for. It would look great on Marion. Or perhaps Carey, but without the current red hair.

  47. aideen January 5, 2010 at 14:09 #

    You’re back! You were missed, love love love your site, but you know that!
    Hope you have an even more successful 2010

    • Fashion Critic January 5, 2010 at 14:24 #

      thanks aideen.

      Very excited for this year

  48. Amanda January 5, 2010 at 18:19 #

    I think the dress would look amazing on Penelope Cruz or Sarah Jessica Parker. For some reason when I think of Oscar de la Renta, I think of SJP. Anyways, bless you for making this a Jersey Shore free zone. You should have made it a The Hills-free zone as well lol. Best wishes fof 2010 =)

  49. Margaret September 30, 2010 at 00:57 #

    Thank you for not featuring anyone from Jersey Shore. Those people are everywhere! I’m from NJ, and we SO don’t act like that.

    • Fashion Critic September 30, 2010 at 07:22 #

      I will never feature them. I don’t get the appeal.

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