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Admiring from the Backseat: Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 Edition


Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi

The 2014 edition of the Screen Actors Guild Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last night, and this awards season’s crop of stars hit the red carpet in glamourous fashion.

Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o continued their respective style streaks in stunning Givenchy and Gucci creations, while Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence all improved on their Golden Globes showings last week. Sofia Vergara and Claire Danes, two of our favourite actresses from the small screen, also brought their sartorial A games in gorgeous Donna Karan Atelier and Vionnet metallic gowns.

Check out our 10 best dressed from the 2014 SAG Awards. Did we get it right in your books?


Sofia Vergara in Donna Karan Atelier 


Sandra Bullock in Lanvin


Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Spring 2014


Lupita Nyong’o in one-of-a-kind Gucci

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Admiring from the Backseat: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

We’ve been counting down the days until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theatres on November 22, but with every new trailer or commercial we see, we’re starting to lose our patience. Thankfully, we’ve had the film’s premieres around the world and the cast’s red carpet appearances to keep us occupied until the big day.

Jennifer Lawrence has been rocking Dior after Dior during this premiere tour, and her choice for this past weekend’s showing in Paris was no different. JLaw donned a decidedly darker design from Dior’s Fall 2013 haute couture collection, complete with deep red lip, edgy new ‘do, and even some side boob action. Fierce.

But, seriously, is it November 22 yet?

Image via Fashion Gone Rogue

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10 Best Red Carpet Looks from Toronto International Film Festivals Past


Carey Mulligan in Christopher Kane Resort 2011 at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty)

Our fair city is all abuzz this week with Toronto International Film Festival preparations: the red carpets have been steam cleaned, the celeb gifting lounges stocked up, and the film reels set to play. The TIFF circus officially starts tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited. Ryan Gosling may not be making an appearance at the festival this year, but if there’s one thing that gets us even more into a tizzy than The Gos, it’s red carpet fashion.

Over the next 11 days, couture pieces flown in from Europe will be spotlighted alongside the very best Canadian designers have to offer, and we can’t wait to take it all in. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up 10 of our absolute favourite looks from TIFFs gone by for your viewing pleasure.

Epic past red carpet moments like Carey Mulligan in whimsical, galaxy-print Christopher Kane, Eva Mendes in an ultra-glam black Andrew Gn gown and Blake Lively in red-hot, floral-embellished Chanel Haute Couture are going to be a challenge for this year’s crop of stars to top.


Eva Mendes in Andrew Gn Fall 2010 at TIFF 2010 (Image via ModeWalk)


Blake Lively in Chanel Fall 2010 Couture at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty)


Jennifer Connelly in YSL Resort 2011 at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Getty)


Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture at TIFF 2012 (Image credit: Getty)

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Vogue US September 2013 Cover and Editorial Revealed

Like pretty much everyone else we know, we have a pretty big girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence, so when we heard that she’d snagged Vogue US‘s most important cover of the year, we were thrilled. JLaw graces the pages of the September 2013 issue, donning Calvin Klein on the cover and some seriously fabulous fall fashion – just as the cover promises! – inside the glossy.

We can’t decide who we’re more charmed by, the Hunger Games actress or that adorable pack of dogs. Either way, the accompanying story makes us want to be Jennifer’s BFFs even more than ever. Read it and watch the behind-the-scenes video over at Vogue.com.

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Admiring from the Backseat: The Met’s Costume Institute Gala 2013 ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ Edition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute held its annual gala last night. The dress code? Punk. And with New York and Hollywood’s boldest names attending, we knew their sartorial choices were going to be a feast for our fashion-obsessed eyes.

From a fabulously punk Sarah Jessica Parker in a printed Giles Deacon design and custom Philip Treacy mohawk headdress to a fabulous but not so punk Jennifer Lawrence in an embellished black Dior gown, the red carpet was quite the scene. Lauren Santo Domingo brought the drama in a Dolce & Gabbana dress with exaggerated sleeves, Emma Watson looked all grown up in a sexy black Prabal Gurung number, and Taylor Tomasi Hill stunned in a printed floral frock with spikes by Thom Browne.

It’s a tie for top honours, though, between a fierce Anja Rubik, who showed up in red leather Anthony Vaccarello, and Rooney Mara, who was a vision in white lace Givenchy (déjà vu?). Who were your favourites on this year’s Met Gala red carpet?

Images via Just Jared, Styleite, Vogue

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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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Admiring from the Backseat: BAFTA Film Awards 2013 Edition


Jessica Chastain in Roland Mouret 

It’s a two-awards show weekend and we red carpet-obsessed folks here at The Backseat Stylers couldn’t be more delighted! With Hollywood’s finest being fêted at the BAFTA Film Awards over on the other side of the pond and the music industry’s most talented gathering for the Grammy Awards in L.A., we knew we were in for a treat – and the BAFTAs have certainly delivered.

By now we’ve seen the same handful or so of nominated actresses trot out their sartorial best at the Golden Globes, SAGs and more, but it seems they still have plenty of gorgeous gowns up their couture sleeves. At the top of our BAFTAs best dressed are Jessica Chastain in a stunning cobalt blue Roland Mouret, Amy Adams in an ethereal Elie Saab gown, and Marion Cotillard in a bright yellow frock by Dior. Rounding out our top 5 are Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway, who both took risks with embellished numbers by Dior and Burberry respectively that definitely paid off.

Next stop for these leading ladies? The Oscars on February 24! We simply cannot wait.


Amy Adams in Elie Saab


Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture


Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture


Anne Hathaway in Burberry

xx, 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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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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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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