Friday, February 01, 2013

The Best (and not so best) of the SAGs 2013

Ok so I don't usually make a habit of writing about worst dressed and I wont actually use that term. But before we look at the glorious gowns let's just take a moment to see what this actress wore..
WOW. What exactly can be said about this? I mean I was quite literally gobsmacked when I saw this dress. It's part mermaid, part 1989 beauty pageant. Almost fancy dress. Anyway, I just wanted to show you that...

Right let's get to business. Here are some beautiful gowns worth a perve:
Giuliana Rancic In Max Azria Atelier
Giuliana is a personal favourite of mine. I'll admit I am a very regular viewer (i.e. I don't miss an episode) of her show Giuliana & Bill. Like presumably millions of others, I've followed her journey through breast cancer and infertility. I find her very amusing.  I sometimes really like what she wears although most times, I think she looks best in casual gear. This is a great example of beautiful hair for a special occasion. Low, loose curls with a side part. Glamorous and chic. And I really like the colour of this gown.
Kellie Osborne in Jenny Packham
I really like Kellie O's hair colour. And I like the way she often supports British designers. This time it's Jenny Packham. Although I think the fit and fall of his dress could have been improved, note the visible stitching and pinching in the front seam.
Eddie Redmayne in Burberry
I think actor and Burberry model Eddie Redmayne is a big spunk. Whoever said freckles were a flaw was clueless. I also like that he's trying out chocolate brown on the red carpet. Refreshing don't you think?
Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin
These two just make a beautiful hair. They're so handsome and classic Hollywood. Note all the beautiful pleats in her gown and the distinct lack of adornment and accessories. And doesn't his hair look great right now? Sort of longer and lighter. He looks 15 years younger.
Jenna Fischer in Jenny Packham
Who is this Jenna Fischer I hear you ask? I did too. She's from the US version of The Office. I like her. Loose, cool, glossy hair and a really simple yet sparkling dress.
Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta
And as for this little lady, I like her style. Sometimes the youngies go out too hard, too fast. All boobs out with false lashes and tonnes of eye-makeup. But not Kiernan who incidentally plays Don and Betty Draper's daughter in Mad Men. I like her cute and simple hair and the dress length. She's 13 and she's got a bright future in red carpets if she continues in this vein.
Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab
The thing I like about this dress is the shape. Look at the cap-sleeves - just the right length on a toned slim arm. And don't you love a well executed cap-sleeve with a high round neck? Beautiful. And check the length - just grazing the ground. It's really elegant isn't it? I also love the tailoring around her waist and hips. Cheeky cut-aways add some fashiony flair but nothing too garish.
Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior
Ah Marion. Isn't she just so... so French? I love the nonchalant hands in pockets, the smooth glossy dark hair and the wonderful pairing of a French blue skirt with a barely there crisp, white bandeau piece. Beautiful shoes too.
Naomi Watts in Marchesa
You know I'm not typically a big fan of Marchesa but I do like this dress. I know I do go on about length but this length is just perfect in my eyes. Smooching the ground and with the slightest of fishtails, she's a knockout in this one. Her hair, her red lips and the this wedding-cake-icing white lace gown were a standout.
Rose Byrne in Valentino
Doesn't Rose look just divine? I don't often love a floral but the soft flounciness of this Valentino creation wins me over.
January Jones in Prabal Gurung
This high neckline with ruffle is a really beautiful addition I think. It reminds me of the back of my girlfriend Tana's wedding gown. STU-NNING. (see below for a squiz).

Tana Hardwick in Vera Wang
Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood
Nic has been featuring in my fashion wraps up lots lately, I'm liking her direction right now. This midnight blue Vivienne Westwood is so beautifully textured. I can take or leave her hair, it's a bit blah but the dress is a winner. And ten points for pulling off a side thigh-high split without feeling urge to engage in the the Angelina stance. It's simply not necessary.
Julianne Moore in Chanel
Oh gosh don't you just love her? Obsessed I am. It's Chanel but not as we know it. Again, the perfetct red carpet length, which in turn gives her length. I also like that she's wearing normal (presumably non surgically enhanced) 50 something boobs. And look! They're not bolstered, scaffolded and pushed up to their highest most unnatural point! Bravo Ms Moore.
Jessica Pare in Jason Wu
I just love this colour. Dreamy don't you think?

John Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt in Blumarine
What a gorgeous pair. They look uncomplicated, classy and happy. Good to see Blumarine back on the red carpet too.

Anne Hathaway in Giambattista Valli 
I'm really enjoying watching Anne on the red carpet lately. With each appearance she gets just a little bit edgier and tries something new. Really digging the length her over skirt. I also LOVE the way she's styling her new hair. Very cool. If I had to change one thing? The shoes. Something a bit Minnie Mouse about them.