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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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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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
It’s the Academy Awards tonight, and because that isn’t enough awards ceremonies for one weekend, the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards were also held yesterday. A decidedly less formal affair, the purple carpet fashions would have been completely unnoteworthy if not for Michelle Williams, who donned an incredibly chic shorts suit for the occasion. Yes, you read right – shorts!
The two-piece look is from Louis Vuitton‘s Pre-Fall 2012 collection, and it suits Michelle’s often whimsical style to a tee. Her accessories, an Olympia Le-Tan The Catcher In The Rye book clutch (I need one of those!) and Fendi platform bow pumps, took the ensemble to the next level.
I cannot wait to see what Michelle and her stylist Kate Young have up their sleeves for the Academy Awards tonight. Might she top that gorgeous canary yellow Vera Wang gown from 2006, my favourite Oscars look of all time? I can’t wait to find out!
Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012
Images via TFS, Style Rumor
I adore peter pan collars. They’re a whimsical touch to any blouse or dress, and I always find myself drawn to pieces with them. Sure, they’re on the cutesy side, but I’m not a stranger to the girly outfits. For those who are, however, Louis Vuitton has taken the peter pan collar and kicked it up several notches on the fierce scale this season. How? By transforming it into a to-die-for metal collar necklace.
The verdict? Need, want, have to have.
Image via tooklookbook
I have a thing for white dresses in the summer and the one Mila Kunis donned for the Friends With Benefits photo call in Moscow this week was no exception. The Louis Vuitton frock looked lovely paired with fierce snakeskin Lanvin pumps and a scruffy Justin Timberlake. Kunis has been on a roll since that Oscars dress earlier this year and, in ensembles like these, she’s sure to be unstoppable.
Images via TFS
Everyone has their own quirky style rules, and Mr. Backseat Styler has always had one that I disagree with – that black and blue should not be worn together. To him, black and blue is as offensive as pink and red is to some. Well, Mr. BSS, it seems I have evidence to the contrary. Or rather, January Jones does, because she looked absolutely fabulous in a black and navy ensemble last week at the Louis Vuitton and Vanity Fair cocktail party in Beverly Hills. The look was perfection from head to toe and the colour palette incredibly chic. I’m now dying for a pair of navy high-waisted pants – anyone else?
I have to admit that initially I wasn’t all that excited about Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2010 collection for Louis Vuitton
, but I suddenly find myself head over heels in love with the campaign. Steven Miesel’s stunning shots of Christy Turlington, Karen Elson and Natalia Vodianova have me wanting to put my Balmain-inspired military duds away and dress like a lady again. I’m also lusting for a LV bag, a feeling that’s eluded me for quite some time now. I might just have to run out and get me one of the latest reinventions of the Speedy.
This is a red carpet look that you’ll either love or hate. A poncho on the red carpet might sound ridiculous to some, but I’m of the opinion that this Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2010 cape transcends carpet colours. Worn yesterday at the premiere of “The Killer Inside Me” at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, Kate Hudson takes a risk that pays off in spades. Her hair and makeup could use some work, but who’s looking up there when there’s such a fab cape in sight?
Some of my favourite ads for Cruise 2010. It’s snowing today and I’m longing to be in the sun, by the pool, wearing that dress and those shoes (the bag not so much)…