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Monday, 17 February 2014

Baftas Blog: red carpet low down

Alright you lovely lot, here goes.  While the Bafs may seem less glamorous than their US counterparts, the results are usually good indicators of how the award of award shows (Oscars) may go.  If you are interested in seeing who won what, look here.  We're concentrating on what the winners, losers and hangers on throw over their shoulders so lets get crackin'...

Lupita Nyongo, Dior
Now this is just getting silly, I mean the girl hasn't put a foot wrong all award season and this was no exception.  Great colour on her skin tone (again!) and while the dress may be have been a bit dull by itself, the metallic belt and wrist bands gave it that 'bit more' you need to make it worth watching.  She may have lost out in the supporting actress category but you can be sure EVERYONE will be looking out for her on the Oscars red carpet.


Ruth Wilson, Antonio Berardi
OK yes it is a little 'I've come straight from a Doctor Who Special' but you have to realise Wilson is Alice from Luther! she of the slightly kooky psychopath character that I am currently having a bit of a girl crush on so she gets a pass. The fact that she took a real chance and didn't go with a dress, or a trouser suit that looks like a dress means you've got to give the girl props.


 And at least she didn't just stick a tux on, I mean how many times has that been done, dullsville eh?
Oh.. right.  Moving on!
Cate Blanchett Alexander McQueen
Not been overwhelmed with her choices this awards season, but this one is Classic Cate Chic.  Understated and sexy, this is her best dress in ages, Loving the Chopard Medallion too!

Naomie Harris, Gucci
Now this is annoying, it's such a lovely colour and would have been a candidate for best dressed if it had been tailored around her boobs properly.  As it is, it makes her look like she tried the dress on them promptly lost 2 stone, go eat a burger girl!
Helen Mirren, Jacques Azagury
If I'm dressing anywhere near as hot as this woman when I'm in my twilight years, I will also be spending the majority of my time high fiving myself.  Year after year she gets it right, bang on age appropriate, small amount of sex appeal and oodles of star quality.  Gotta love a bit of Hels.


Michelle Rodriguez, Emilio de la Morena
God knows what this girl was doing there, I'm not sure what she's 'acted' in - I say that with a great deal of scepticism in her 'acting skills' - since those fast car movies, but there's no denying this is a great dress.  It just needed a little steaming when she got out the car to get rid of the creases and she'd have been well up for a best dressed award.


As it is that honour goes to......


 Lily Allen, Vivienne Westwood - BEST DRESSED
 OK, a while ago I wrote a blog about how I don't get the whole orange and pink look, I'd like to add a caveat to that.  I still don't think it works unless you're Lilly Allen wearing a Westwood gown which may or may not be from the Gone with the Wind costume set, then its killer, love it.  Best Dressed for getting me to think again about putting those two colours together.

Aand finally the worst dressed goes to.....

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lanvin - WORST DRESSED
I don't really know what's worse.  Her stance (she knows this is crap right?) her unflattering haircut or the dress itself.  No idea why her stylist has done this to her but no one wants to see pearly queens on the red carpet, genuinely bad show.

Can't finish without giving a nod to Tinie Tempa and his velvet ensemble with matching velvet shoes!  You gotta have some big kahoonas to wear that!

Til next time :)
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2 comments

Elle J said...

YEY! Lily! I love her music, her outfits are hit and miss but this is a hit!

The Middle Sister Revolution said...

I agree, fun and fashionable!

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