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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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5 Winning Looks from Canada’s Erdem Moralioglu on the 2013 Awards Season Red Carpets


Jessica Chastain in Erdem Resort 2013 at 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon

With the Oscars just around the corner on February 24 and the competition to dress the leading ladies no doubt heating up, there’s one designer in particular we’re really rooting for this year: Erdem Moralioglu. The Canadian-born, London-based purveyor of ladylike, floral-print dresses has been a surprise favourite so far this awards season, and we’re absolutely delighted for him.

From the gorgeous floral print gown donned by Marion Cotillard to the 2013 BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party to the lovely embroidered shift dress with lace sleeves that Jessica Chastain wore to the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon, Erdem has been on a winning streak this month that we’re really, really hoping culminates in an Oscars red carpet appearance. Wouldn’t you agree, Rachel Zoe? Kate Young? Fingers crossed!

Which Erdem look has been your favourite so far this awards season?


Marion Cotillard in Erdem Pre-Fall 2013 at 2013 BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party


Sienna Miller in custom Erdem at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards


Anne Hathaway in Erdem Pre-Fall 2013 at 2013 Producer’s Guild of America Awards


Nicole Kidman in Erdem Spring 2013 at 2013 AACTA Awards

xx, T & S

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Admiring from the Backseat: Golden Globe Awards 2013 Edition


Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

Golden Globes 2013 turned out to be quite the night! Honourary Backseat Styler D joined us for this year’s festivities and we spent the evening critiquing the red carpet fashions, accusing each other of cheating in the GG pool, and playing Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s Golden Globes drinking game. Lots of controversy, to say the least. So much so, in fact, that we couldn’t even narrow the best dressed field down to 10.

While the red carpet as a whole left much to be desired, favourites like Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen, Anne Hathaway in Chanel and Julianne Moore in Tom Ford were shoo-ins. Ladies in red Jennifer Lawrence (in Christian Dior) and Naomi Watts (in Zac Posen) also made the cut, as did Kerry Washington in an embellished Miu Miu frock. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked drop-dead gorgeous in a bow-adorned Saint Laurent gown, while Julianna Margulies and Michelle Dockery both took risks with their Pucci and Alexandre Vauthier gowns that paid off.

The final spot in our top ten best dressed of the night was a toss-up between Rachel Weisz in a sheer, polka-dotted number by Louis Vuitton (S’s pick) and Katharine McPhee‘s revealing Theyskens’ Theory dress (T’s pick). Rather than settle the issue via a breakdance fight, we decided to expand our list to 11 and call it a night.

Who were your best dressed of the 2013 Golden Globes?


Anne Hathaway in Chanel


Naomi Watts in Zac Posen


Julianne Moore in Tom Ford


Kerry Washington in Miu Miu


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent

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Admiring from the Backseat: 10 Best Red Carpet Looks from 2012


Diane Kruger in custom Nina Ricci at Cannes International Film Festival

From awards shows to movie premieres to fashion parties, it’s been quite a year on the red carpets. We saw new sartorial heroines emerge, like Jennifer Lawrence during her Hunger Games promotional tour, as well as established greats like Michelle Williams and Diane Kruger continue to bring their A games. With stunning look after stunning look to choose from, selecting a short list of the 10 best dressed of 2012 was a near impossible task. With much deliberation, we finally settled on the 10 that made our jaws drop and raised the red carpet bar.

What do you think of our top 10 best dressed of the year – did we nail it, or did we miss some of your favourites? Do tell!


Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier at the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards


January Jones in Zac Posen at 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards


Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival


Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton at 2012 Academy Awards

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Admiring from the Backseat: Golden Globes 2012 Edition


Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2012

Awards season is officially underway, as the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took over the television airwaves and Twitterverse last night. I dutifully watched every minute of pre-show red carpet coverage just so I could bring you this here post. And though I’d like to say that it was incredibly hard work on my part and that it was very tough to narrow the list down to only a handful of looks, the truth is that these 5 actresses and their stunning gowns were standouts that made my job easy.

Rooney Mara was one of the most highly anticipated red carpet arrivals of the evening, and she certainly didn’t disappoint in a chic black Nina Ricci dress. The always flawless Julianne Moore also chose a black gown, by Chanel Haute Couture no less. Her green tassel earrings by Fred Leighton complemented her scarlet hair perfectly.

That wasn’t the only burst of colour. Charlize Theron looked pretty in Dior pink, Emma Stone wore custom eggplant Lanvin, and Tilda Swinton marched to the beat of her own sartorial drum in sky blue Haider Ackermann. Each actress brought her very own brand of glam to the Golden Globes, making for one very fabulous red carpet.


Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture


Emma Stone in custom Lanvin


Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann


Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2011

xx, S

Images via Just Jared, Styleite

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Admiring from the Backseat: Anne Hathaway

There was a time, I will confess, when I thought Anne Hathaway was a terrible actor who probably wouldn’t amount to much as a Hollywood actress; this was around the time I made the unfortunate decision to watch The Princess Diaries. That first impression stuck with me for some time – I remember questioning why she, of all available actresses, was cast in The Devil Wears Prada. It seems though, that in the last few years, she’s proven herself to be quite adept at her craft (see Rachel Getting Married) and has also become a consistent performer on the red carpet.

Take last night’s Golden Globes, for example. While I was left largely unimpressed by most of the dresses I spotted in the red-carpet coverage and during the awards show itself, Anne Hathaway alone blew me away in a stunning sequin gown from the Armani Privé Fall 2010 haute couture collection. The colour, the silhouette, the sparkle from the paillettes – I loved it! I didn’t even hate the nude fabric in the back.

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