Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Oscars Night 2014 Edition


Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace Spring 2014

Cue shocking confession: we didn’t watch the Oscars red carpet coverage last night, not even a minute. The shock! The horror! We weren’t missing the posse of Ryan Seacrest and company in the slightest, but we weren’t feeling quite like ourselves until we’d fully caught up on all the action via the interweb and had created a 10 best dressed list like we always do. This year, though, we took some liberties: instead of limiting the list to the Academy Awards themselves, we also considered looks from Vanity Fair and Elton John’s respective Oscar parties.

The result? Kate Hudson in a dazzling caped Atelier Versace gown won the sartorial Oscar race in our books, but Diane Kruger in lace Valentino and Karolina Kurkova and Evan Rachel Wood, both stunning in Elie Saab, took home top style honours for the evening. The rest of our list is rather predictable but well deserved: Angelina Jolie in yet another gorgeous Elie Saab, Lupita Nyong’o in powder blue Prada, Anne Hathaway in sleek Gucci, and more.

Check out our complete top 10 best dressed from Oscars night below. Did we miss any of your favourites?


Karolina Kurkova in Elie Saab Spring 2014


Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture


Diane Kruger in Valentino Spring 2014 Couture


Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Fall 2013

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25 Gorgeous, Red Carpet Ready Looks from Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring 2014


Elie Saab

It’s been mere days since the Spring 2014 haute couture collections were unveiled in Paris, and many of the stunning looks have already made red carpet appearances. Rihanna rocked an uber-sexy gown by Alexandre Vauthier to Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party, Lady Gaga chose a beautiful Alexis Mabille design for the 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year event, Rita Ora donned an embellished shirt dress also by Vauthier to the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch, and Katy Perry sported not one but two exquisite Valentinos to the Grammy awards show.

Next stop? The BAFTAs, the Oscars, and an endless stream of entertainment industry events with ‘haute couture’ as the dress code scheduled for the coming months. We can’t say for sure what other designs from couture week will be hitting the red carpets, but we’ve rounded up 25 of the most gorgeous gowns from the Spring 2014 collections for your previewing pleasure. We can’t wait to spy the likes of Cate Blanchett, Lupita N’yongo and Jennifer Lawrence in these stunning looks.


Ulyana Sergeenko


Giambattista Valli


Atelier Versace


Armani Privé

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Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Golden Globe Awards 2014 Edition

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off awards season last night with what was quite possibly the show’s best red carpet to date. Being scheduled first in the sartorial marathon that is awards season has historically meant that our favourite leading ladies have reserved their most gorgeous gown choices for the SAGs and Oscars, but it certainly didn’t look that way this year.

Sure, there will always be some train wrecks here and there, but the 2014 Golden Globes style game was rather stunning on the whole. Newcomer and rising red carpet star Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren and bona fide fashion goddess Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé won best dressed hands down, but the other stars who round out our top 10 weren’t far behind.

Who was on your best dressed list?


Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren Spring 2014
She had one of our favourite red carpet looks of 2013, and with jaw-dropping looks like this fiery red cape dress, she’s sure to be tops in 2014 as well.


Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé Fall 2013
All hail Queen Cate, who looked as regal as ever in an ethereal black lace gown and elegant hair and makeup to boot. We want to be her when we grow up.


Naomi Watts in Tom Ford
Naomi never disappoints on the red carpet, and her high-wattage column dress last night was no exception. Not even a well-timed photo-bombing can distract from this look.


Olivia Wilde in Gucci Première
Olivia and Gucci put on a lesson in dressing a pregnant woman for the red carpet; the actress and her emerald green sequin design were a match made in heaven.


Emilia Clarke in custom Proenza Schouler
Proenza isn’t yet a go-to for red carpet fashion, but the designers certainly made a strong case for it with this beautiful number worn by the Game of Thrones star.

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Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 Edition


Claire Danes in Armani Privé Fall 2013

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, and though we sadly missed all 18 hours of televised red carpet and awards show coverage due to some poor travel planning on our part, we wouldn’t dare shirk our duties when it comes to critiquing the myriad of fabulous (and not so fabulous) looks of our favourite small screen actresses.

From the ethereal, like Outstanding Actress in a Drama winner Claire Danes (woohoo Homeland!) in Armani Privé and Kerry Washington in Marchesa, to the va-va-voom, including Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection, the Emmys red carpet certainly delivered.

The ladies of Mad Men in particular definitely brought their A games, with January Jones, Jessica Pare and Elisabeth Moss all landing in our top 10. Alyson Hannigan in purple Marchesa, Kate Mara in a white J. Mendel and Michelle Dockery in two-toned Prada rounded out our best dressed list.

Did they make yours too?


Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang


Kerry Washington in Marchesa Spring 2014


Jessica Pare in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014


January Jones in custom Givenchy

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Admiring from the Backseat: Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

Cate Blanchett, one of our style icons, has been on a publicity tour for her latest film, Blue Jasmine, of late, and we’ve been enjoying every sartorial moment of it.

This past weekend, the actress walked the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the Deauville American Film Festival in Deauville, France, donning an ivory lace dress from the Armani Privé Fall 2013 collection. Cate was styled perfectly from her simple up-do to her metallic pumps, also by Armani Privé.

The elegant ensemble reminds us of her turn as Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings. She looked ethereal. No one does it quite like Queen Cate.

Image credit: PA via Vogue UK

Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Oscars 2013 Edition


Naomi Watts in Armani Privé

After an epic 3.5 hour Academy Awards ceremony tonight and red carpet coverage that was almost as long, the 2013 awards season has sadly come to an end. With stunning silver screen stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain stepping out in incredible gowns by the likes of Armani Privé, Dior Haute Couture  and Oscar de la Renta, however, this year’s awards season definitely went out with a sartorial bang.

Our favourite leading ladies certainly saved their best frocks for last, with most topping their looks at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. From Kerry Washington in pink Miu Miu to Stacy Keibler in metallic Naeem Khan, these are our top 10 best dressed from the 2013 Oscars. Who made your list?


Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé


Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture


Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan


Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille

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10 Actresses To Watch On The 2013 Awards Season Red Carpets


Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive at 2011 Golden Globe Awards

It’s official, ladies and gents! Sunday marks the beginning of this year’s awards season in Hollywood, and we’re excitedly counting down the days until the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler-hosted Golden Globes. After that, it’s going to be a non-stop red carpet glam fest as our favourite stars attend the Globes, the SAGs and finally the Oscars.

This year’s batch of nominees include leading ladies who not only have serious acting chops, but impeccable style to match (or, at least, the most talented stylists on their payrolls). We’ve rounded up the 10 actresses we’re most excited to see on the awards show red carpets this season, along with our favourite look of theirs to date.

From stars of the silver screen like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence to those who’ve graced our televisions this past year like Claire Danes and Julianne Moore, we can’t wait to cover their sartorial choices over the next couple of months. Valentino, Dior, Elie Saab…gorgeous gowns are coming to a glamourous red carpet near you. Stay tuned!


Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior at AFI Fest 2012


Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen at 2012 Academy Awards


Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior at Toronto International Film Festival 2012


Julianne Moore in Tom Ford at 2011 BAFTA Awards

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12 Red Carpet-Ready Looks From Couture Fashion Week Fall 2012


Atelier Versace

Couture Fashion Week wrapped up last Wednesday, and celebrity stylists now have many stunning new looks to add to their repertoires.

From Karl Lagerfeld’s latest for Chanel to the first at Dior by Raf Simons, A-listers like Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway will have plenty of gorgeous gowns to choose from over the next several months. These 12 exquisite confections, in particular, are certain to be coming to a red carpet near you.


Elie Saab


Chanel


Valentino


Jean Paul Gaultier

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Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: 10 Best Red Carpet Looks from 2011


January Jones in Carolina Herrara Pre-Fall 2011 at the 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards

The end of a year always brings about an overabundance of ‘best of’ lists, so of course we had to contribute one of our own. Putting together a list of the top ten red carpet looks of 2011 was a surprisingly easy task. These 9 women – 8 actresses and 1 real life princess – and their 10 ensembles (Emma Stone is listed twice!) were clear standouts in our eyes. So much so that we’re not even going to bother to explain our choices – these stunning looks speak for themselves. Plus, we’re still recovering from our holiday turkey feast.

From Anne Hathaway‘s sequin Armani Privé to Cate Blanchett‘s lavender Givenchy, these are the types of clothes that make us wish that we too were Hollywood actresses or fairy tale princesses whose job descriptions included gracing red carpets in couture. But, alas, we are not…yet. So until such day that fact changes, we’ll settle for daydreaming about strutting our stuff in January Jones‘ gold lace gown by Carolina Herrera and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge‘s blush sequin dress by Jenny Packham instead.


Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2011 at the 83rd Academy Awards


Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 at the ‘Friends With Benefits’ New York premiere


Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab Fall 2011 at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards


Ginnifer Goodwin in Topshop at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham Spring 2011 at the Annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) Gala Dinner in London


Emma Stone in Tom Ford Fall 2011 at the ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ World Premiere


Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé Fall 2010 at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards


Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture at the 83rd Academy Awards


Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 at the ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ New York premiere 

xx, T & S

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Runways and Showrooms

Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011-12

I’m at a loss for adjectives that adequately describe the beauty of the haute couture gowns shown in Paris this week, so I will let the dresses speak for themselves. Please click to enlarge, so you can see each intricate detail and ornate embellishment in high resolution.

Valentino / Azzedine Alaia / Givenchy / Elie Saab / Armani Privé / Jean Paul Gaultier / Chanel

xx, S

Images via Vogue UK

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