Nothing beats award season fashion, and this year definitely didn’t disappoint! From the Golden Globes to the Oscars, stars really brought their A-game to the red carpet. We most certainly had favourites from each award night and here they are!
Our top three picks of the Globes included Alba in Oscar de la Renta, Salma in Gucci and Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood. Jessica Alba was glowing in coral, head to toe perfection. Salma Hayek looked classic and elegant in a form flattering, strapless with bow detail. Once again, the always glam girl next door – Jennifer Garner was a true lady in red. Overall, the Globes gave us a taste of what was to come for red carpet fashion.
The SAGs brought us touches of trendy navy. Marion and Jennifer in great black alternatives, both courtesy of Dior. Elisabeth Ross of Mad Men, refreshing in a short, black Dolce & Gabbana. We appreciated her diversion from the always safe, floor length gown. She looked adorable and showed personality – not to mention a little leg!
Music’s biggest night brought out even bigger red carpet competition. After guests received memos outlining dress code, it seemed the Grammys were going to be a dull, dismal affair. Despite strict guidelines, stars pulled out all the stops! Among our top picks were Faith Hill in J Mendel, Rihanna in Azzedine Alaia and Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra. All three ladies were perfectly accessorized and styled; keeping it sexy yet classy. Sidenote – Rowland totally owned it and stole the red carpet spotlight from Bey, just saying!
Oscar night being the most watched, most talked about night in film and fashion wraps up award season. The red carpet was filled with colour, jewels and sparkle – everything we love! It’s pretty obvious we adore Zuhair Murad (Instagram obsession!) So it goes beyond saying that we were thrilled to see Catherine Zeta-Jones in a gorgeous gold encrusted stunner. Once again, Jennifer Garner dazzled in a Bordeaux Gucci. The incredible detail at the back added a little something to a clean, simple silhouette. Naomi Watts, our girlfriend from down under looked flawless in Armani Prive. This metallic gown with cut outs in all the right places was perfection. Only Naomi could have pulled this off!
We simply couldn’t narrow our picks to just three! Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence was dressed to win in Dior. American sweetheart Reese Witherspoon, rocked it in Louis Vuitton. Her hair was clean, elegant, just exquisite! Glamazon Charlize Theron was a vision in white Dior. This two piece choice really worked for her figure and new do (Brides, two pieces are an amazing alternative, especially if you have the height to pull it off).
Overall, red carpet fashion saw a return to classic elegance. Hollywood glam was prominent in everything from hair, makeup and jewels. We saw stars focusing on designer choices, texture, colour and cut – letting the dresses speak for themselves. Dior was by far the designer of choice, having some of the seasons best dressed.
Sad to see award season come to an end, but already looking forward to what next year has to offer!
a & d