Red Carpet

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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Retail Therapy

Coveting from the Backseat: Theyskens’ Theory Abstract-Print Maxi Dress

When it was announced that Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens would be taking over the reigns as creative director for Theory, my interest in the label skyrocketed. Known to me mainly for their office wear, the expectation was that Theyskens would create a line that would stay true to the Theory aesthetic but with much more of an edge. Now that his first collection has hit stores this week, it’s clear that he’s done just that.

Among the myriad of blouses, dresses and jackets that have caught my eye, the Desta maxi dress is the standout by far. Done in a grey abstract-print silk chiffon with a faux-wrap front, ruffled skirt and asymmetric hem, this is the first maxi dress to ever take my breath away. At the same time romantic and edgy, this dress would look lovely with an evening clutch and heels, but would look no less stunning styled with a leather biker jacket.

In Canada, where Holt Renfrew only received one of each size, the Desta dress is already sold out. In the US, it’s currently still available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus for $965. Theyskens’ Theory is stocked at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman MarcusNet-a-porter, Intermix and Holt Renfrew

xx, S

Image Credits: Bergdorf Goodman

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