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the Red Carpet Wars

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Prepping for Red carpets are no mean feat, some play it safe, classic and minimal, others love to experiment on a whole different level, sometimes leaving people surprised that it could work. This award season was no different where we had our range of celebs dressed to the nines for the big awards night few days after each other, appearing flawless despite making transatlantic journeys. Here’s a rundown of the few of their own red carpet looks.
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Golden Globes 2015 – Red Carpet

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While this time around Globes was a lackluster affair with not enough Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in their last year of hosting, there were some fun surprises and the red carpet veterans bringing out their A game on the red carpet.

The one always dressed to the nines, J.Lo turned up in a sheer metallic Zuhair Murad cape Kaftan number making sure all eyes were on her. The Latina beauty broke the rules of not to do decollete and legs together and yet look smoking hot on the red carpet. The plunging bold number was right up the diva’s alley staying true to her glam. She accessorized with a coordinating clutch, platinum Stuart Weitzman sandals and mega danglers. Her hair had the perfect amount of volume with her bombshell waves styled to perfection and on point smoky eye makeup made her for one sizzling red carpet DIVA.

Does this woman ever have a misstep on the red carpet? While the plunging pleated and draped silhouette was nothing new, it was Chastain who breathed life and how she wore the liquid Versace bronze number to perfection. Unusual, unpredictable and definitely delectable, the bronze played a perfect contrast against her red locks which were styled as an ode to old Hollywood glamour.  Whoever knew this color could be pulled off at the red carpet and with that much perfection. With dangling diamonds and a silver cuff watch was all she needed to finish off this smashing outing on the red carpet.

Trust Miss Stone to stir things up at the red carpet. The one to ditch the gown and going the pantsuit route, the BIG EYES painting on display (you need to see the award show to understand that joke), just killed it in that Lanvin number. Birdman’ star and Best Supporting Actress nominee’s ensemble was one of the unexpected looks of the night. With a heavily bejeweled bodice, tailored pants and complete with a statement bow and train in the back—the perfect fusion of feminine and masculine styling. Keeping her jewellery to minimum with midi rings, she styled her her flame-red, wavy bob and magenta lip color.

Defining fierce in every way possible, Kate hudson’s Atelier Versace gown was the perfect balance between red carpet and vampy. The undeniably sexy gown with the cutouts and sparkle stripes was a risque but gives the gown an enviable silhouette which the gurl works the damn hell out of. Leaving just enough to imagination, the plunging number with a killer bod as Hudson’s was one of the best of the night. She finished off the look with a twisted bun, Forevermark simple drop earring and sleek clutch. No fuss or drama! this bitch owned the red carpet like nobody’s business.

The second Kate of the night who was a vision in a nude grey was Kate Beckinsale in her Elie Saab number. With a cross between a grecian dress (complete with that flawless updo) and sequined number, the british actress looked radiant in the gown. She added drama with her Salvatore Ferragamo heels and Bulgari jewels, the chandelier chain earrings and a diamond bracelet. A cute box clutch finished things off. It was however her lip color that was just chic. Her nude pink pout was the perfect choice to top the look off (a break from the oxbloods..phew!). Effortlessly chic.

A sighting after quite a while at the awards season, Reese Witherspoon was back in a silver number and how. The glitzy column number from Calvin Klein collection fit her like a dream with her locks in a side swept fashion. The Wild actress was bang on with the metallic trend of the night in this sleek look that was polished and meant business. Finishing off with her simple makeup, dainty earrings and one simple cuff, she cut a sophisticated picture.

The shocking winner of the night, the Jane of television, Gina Rodriguez took more than the top honors at the globes. The actress was a perfect minimal vision in black gown with fringe details at the bottom. The strapless Badgely Mishka number highlighted the actress’s curves in the best possible silhouette making her look comfortable on the red carpet. With her hair in soft waves and white Chopard drop earrings, Miss Rodriguez aced it at her debut globe outing and hit all the right notes. Simple and classic with just enough twist.


The Best Actor Nominee and Winner of the night, Eddie Redmayne cut his honeymoon short to turn up on the red carpet. Sort of a regular on my lists whenever he makes an appearance, the charming actor turned up as in a black gucci suit with a velvet jacket. At a black tie event, velvet usually gives me the creeps and ‘errr…’ moments since it is not everyone’s cup of tea to pull it off. However Mr. Redmayne had no such problems. Trudging along effortlessly, the british actor looked dapper and chic as usual with a pinstripe detailing down the side of his pants. Opting for a bowtie and patent leather shoes, he paired his suit with a crisp white shirt and a white pocket square. Definitely knows how to exercise control .

When fashion guru like Lawrence Zarian is set to take the red carpet, you anticipate and sit up to take notice of what he is going to turn up in. Playing off the dapper geek card, Mr Zarian turned up in a vintage deep purple tux. Letting the color do all the talking, the guy kept the rest of the look simple with a crisp white hugo boss shirt, John Varvatos boots and slim tie in a trinity knot (yes it wasn’t just regular old knot) . Adding the quirk with his nerdy Sama Eyewear specs, he had a slight stubble that added the right amount of debonair air to the whole look.

The guy looks photoshopped even on red carpet…lol.. The actor ringing in the award for his best supporting actor gong for The Normal Heart, was sleek and pretty much blew the competition in how to look polished on red carpet. Appearing in Ralph Lauren Black Label, the actor in the blue suit with a charcoal collar stood out for his choice of color and his slick styling. The shawl collar suit is not always easy to pull off since it is considered the most casual in the suit family, but credit to Mr. Bomer for pulling it off how he did. Slick side parted hair, a matching bowtie and a thin reveal of the pocket square, coupled with black shoes rounded off his look. Gentlemen!! that is how you do it.

One of my favorite actors this season, he was definitely the one I was rooting for this award season. Dominic West who was nominated for his AFFAIR (yea he was!! :P) turned up pretty polished on the red carpet in a classic tux and bowtie. What has always been interesting is how he manages to keep his wavy hair side parted with a certain flick for a formal look. With the slight triangle to his pocket square (it is really in the details for men at an event like this!!) and his gold cufflinks, the man did manage to clean up .. and clean up well.

Come on! lets face it… he looks good in everything.. even when he wears his wedding Armani tux to the globes. Ladies!! you may want him but Amal has him 😛 Keep Drooling!!

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Golden Globes – red carpet hits and misses

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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 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
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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
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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

Emma Stone: dull, drab, weary even though it was a chanel frock with weird front slit, it did look like a piece of rag. Not an awards night material at all.

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