Red Carpet

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: Oscars 2012 Edition


Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Finally, the fanciest, shmanciest night in Hollywood arrived tonight, the 2012 Academy Awards! Fess up – you were glued to the tube for all 17 hours of Oscars red carpet and awards ceremony coverage like us, weren’t you? No need to feel ashamed about it. We too oohed and aahed over Michelle Williams‘ coral Louis Vuitton gown, cheered for Jessica Chastain‘s best red carpet outing to date (in Alexander McQueen!), and felt those pangs of jealousy over how hot Angelina Jolie looked in Atelier Versace.

All of our favourite leading ladies stepped up their sartorial game, just as we’d hoped. Rooney Mara wore a colour other than black for once – white Givenchy, in fact. Gwyneth Paltrow continued to rock the sleek, minimalist gowns, choosing a white Tom Ford for the occasion. Stacy Keibler - whom S still can’t believe has gone from WWE wrestler to George Clooney arm candy – donned the only Marchesa gown we’ve ever loved.

Rounding out our top 10 best dressed list were Emma Stone in red Giambattista Valli couture (how funny was her bit with Ben Stiller?), Rose Byrne in a black sequin number by Vivienne Westwood, Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab couture, and Natalie Portman in vintage Dior (from 1954!), carrying the Charlotte Olympia ‘Pandora’ clutch S so covets. They too seemed to have gotten the memo that red, black and white would be the colours for Hollywood’s biggest night out.

Who were your Oscars red carpet favourites?


Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace


Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford


Stacy Keibler in Marchesa


Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen


Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture


Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture


Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood


Natalie Portman in vintage Dior


Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab Haute Couture

xx, T & S

Images via Just Jared, Celebuzz

Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Grammy Awards 2012 Edition


Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

We had a Grammy Awards 2012 viewing party chez The Backseat Stylers tonight, complete with a red carpet special that was, at times, more comical than chic. Out of a long line-up of musicians, our esteemed panel of T, me and special guest D (hey, we’re just as qualified as Kelly Osborne, if not more) could agree on only 4 to feature in our Grammys fashion round-up.

After much deliberation and in-fighting, we crowned Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney the best dressed of the evening. Runners-up included Alicia Keys in a fierce Alexandre Vauthier dress, Rihanna in a custom Giorgio Armani gown with a plunging neckline (eighties hair notwithstanding), and Adele in a lovely polka-dotted lace number. Thankfully, on this night, classic black triumphed over sheer orange lace and turquoise blue hair.

Did you watch the Grammys? Who were your red carpet favourites?


Alicia Keys in Alexandre Vauthier


Adele


Rihanna in custom Giorgio Armani

xx, S

P.S. R.I.P. Whitney Houston.

Images via Just Jared

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