A few years ago, in a spontaneous pop quiz I threw Mr. Backseat Styler’s way, I asked him what my favourite colour was. He said “purple”, without hesitation; in fact, I contemplated his response longer than he did. I concluded in the end that he was right. Any doubt I had as to the correctness of his answer was due to the fact that I rarely actually wear purple. Or have very much purple in my wardrobe, for that matter. This sad fact is a result, I think, of my fear of colour and, in particular, of looking like a bridesmaid. Thanks to Cate Blanchett and Mila Kunis, however, I’m seeing the error of my ways.
Both wore lavender haute couture to the Academy Awards last night. Blanchett was the only risk-taker on the Oscars red carpet, donning a stunning Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci gown and looking incredibly fierce doing it. Kunis capped an impressive red carpet season with a breathtaking number from Elie Saab. Neither looked even remotely like a bridesmaid. Feeling rather inspired, I’m now ready for an infusion of lavender in my closet!
After devoting almost 6 hours of my life to watching this year’s Oscars ceremony and red carpet coverage, I’m left with only this post to show for it. Indulge me – who were your red carpet favourites?