The award season is upon us and kicking it up with Golden globes, I was not at all disappointed after the boring emmys. Heres a lowdown of who I thought who scored and who missed out on the oppurtunity to dress up
Lupita Nyong’o: Deciding to go natural with her locks, Lupita aces in the razor cut quiff hair. Keeping the makeup natural, she hits a home run with that Ralph Lauren off shoulder cape gown that pretty much makes us forget Tom Ford on Gwyneth Paltrow. The Kenyan raised actress looked effortlessly glam in a red column that fell off her shoulders with a 6os style cape flaring behind her. The look was all about clean lines and silhouette and she succeeded in bringing that forward. Kicking off award season, she is one to look out for. Finishing off the look with minimal jewellery and dyed-to-match shoes, minimal makeup on that flawless skin, she topped it off with a perfect smile.
Olivia Wilde: Who says moms need to look matronly and flowy to hide those curves on the red carpet. Take a cue from Olivia Wilde in that bewitching green (reminded me of Florence Welch at Met Ball). The Gucci OTT beaded gown could have gown either way but is downplayed by the color and good fit wherein she is not afraid to hide her belly and rather flaunted the shape. The ombre hair (though out of trend) somehow the color just works with that dark green offsetting it perfectly.
Margot Robbie: The young starlet of wolf of wall street went the risque route of doing the both i.e. deep neckline and high slit both in one dress but managed to come out with flying colors with her classic styling. Showing off her flawless skin in the Gucci gown, Margot kept it chic in a simple sweet bun with minimal jewels (Van Cleef & Arpels “Snowflake” earrings and ring) letting the gown shine. The clean, dewy makeup kept her glowing on the red carpet making her one of the best dressed of the night.
Amy Adams: The American Hustle actress in the deep cut Valentino made an appearance in one of the popular colors of the night, RED. Not a color that you associate with the demure Adams, but she works her American Hustle inspired gown that was an unexpected combo of merlot and tomato red working together. The plunging neckline partly works also because Adam’s petite frame lets her experiment with that kind of bold silhouette. The best actress in comedy or musical winner (she was long overdue now) nailed it with a braided updo and a diamond pendant working that red on the red carpet.
Cate Blanchette: The best actress drama winner, Cate might be on an award sweep this season. Cutting a perfect picture of old world Hollywood drama in an Armani Prive gown, Cate was definitely one of the best dressed of the night. The black lace gown with nude overlay was a perfect flare with a high neck, an open back and cap sleeves covered with petals of lace. The skirt is a layered gauze, dotted with shimmery black Swarovski crystals. It’s sheer and sultry but perfectly measured. The woman likes to take certain risks without being too safe and that is what she did with her dress. The nude shade of red, the perfectly styled faux bob and Chopard diamond earrings from the label’s Green Carpet Collection ( beautiful 11-carat, marquise-cut white diamonds) finished off her look
Emma Watson: The young brit rebel, Emma watson had a backless surprise as she strolled down the red carpet. The 23 year old starlet proved to be a red carpet maverick by breaking the major rule of award season red carpet…separates. While on the front her ribbon bow tied gown looked demure but as the front slit came into play and she turned around to reveal the back wherein the gown was backless all the way down and a pair of dark satin pants. The fashion forward dress from Dior (a jennifer lawrence territory) was definitely a game changer and one of the most talked about on the red carpet as to how risque was it for the ceremony. Her blue Roger Vivier Ergo Sexy pumps said that this was a lady in command. The hair and makeup was kept to a no-fuss minimum with pulled back mane and two wisps of hair. She rounded off the look with Edie Parker bag and much coveted Mise en Dior pearl earring. In just one lobe, naturally.
Sofia Vergara/Emma Roberts: Both the ladies did black gowns and accented them off with turquoise jewellery. While Vergara wore a voluminous Zac Posen gown, with possibly the biggest flare and ruffles of the night, the strapless gown showed off her curves brilliantly. What was more enchanting was she was in total control and wore the gown with equal panache rather than letting it over shadow her. Accenting it off with a 60s style chunky turquoise necklace, she finished it off with her usual swept hair. Emma roberts on the other hand looked way past her years but cut an elegant picture in her black Lanvin gown with an interesting wide neck wavy neckline and how it fell on her body. She kept the simple clean vibe by carrying off minimum makeup but at the end reminding her that she is just a young one having some fun, added in the pop of turquoise earrings.
Sandra Bullock: Man oh Man!! why would you wear that. While I like Prabal gurung to a certain capacity, this in my wildest dreams wouldn’t have been a pick for the red carpet. While the silk is as is difficult since it crumples alot and needs to be steamed, the colors too didn’t help the cause much. While Miss Bullock tried to salvage the look through her effortless natural and fun makeup, the dress left a lot to be desired by this red carpet veteran. What happened Sandra!! here is to hoping that it was just a minor hiccup and she’ll be back.
Jennifer Lawrence: Possibly the most made fun of dress this award season!! yet… (but j.law is probably gonna laugh it off and take it in her stride and that is what we love about her), J. Law’s Dior was wrong on many counts. Confused between a gothic bride and sheets wrapped around with ribbons at odd placements on her frame, J.Law sort of disappointed in her this outing, after a series of brilliant appearances while promoting her movie, this one turned out to be a dud!! and lets face it, a gown that you can create out of wrapping around a duvet (you have to see the pictures people have posted) is not the best pick of the lot
Tina Fey: While it was good to see print on red carpet, unlike her co-host Amy poehler, who was sleek and chic on the red carpet, Fey didnt fare so well. The extra flare, the bumped up hair with half let loose hair with that strapless number made her look a bit dated on the red carpet. The Carolina Herrera gown did not do much for the mistress of ceremonies and rather felt like a lackluster last minute attempt. While she donned some pretty interesting gowns during the show, the red carpet one took a backseat.
Drew Barrymore: Being preggers is no excuse to dress up like what Barrymore did. Possibly a page from Olivia Wilde’s style diaries would have helped, but for the night, Barrymore looked plain simple awful. The while the high low hemline was interesting, the print and the embellishment and the color made her look like a giant cupcake walking down the red carpet. Drew Barrymore, who is expecting her second child, was all natural glow but the Monique Lhuillier number was just too loud for the ceremony. We have had many a pregnant ladies on the red carpet, but Drew!! what happened gurl!
Paula Patton: What she made up in make up, she more than missed the mark on the red carpet. Paula Patton in the big ruffled dress on one side was quite an oddity in ivory on the red carpet. A tricky silhouette t pull off, which literally devours her. Not the Vera farmiga kind where you make the ruffles work, she had her jewellery and makeup bang on but her pick for the dress of the night left much to be desired
Lena Dunham: bad makeup, bad hair, tricky color and bad fit, there were more issues than vogue that cheery lena dunham was dealing with on the red carpet. The cheery yellow was a fun color but was let down by other factors that did not make much of a pleasant sight on the red carpet. Moreover smeared lipstick across teeth added to the long list of already woes that poor thing was facing. time to change your stylist
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