I’ve quickly swapped over from the festive season to Awards Season….Nothing gets me more excited than a glittering red carpet. Hollywood’s Award season is the perfect antidote to the January blues; chasing away those grey skies and empty bank accounts with lashings of lamé, swathes of chiffon and smatterings of sequins.
Sunday night saw the Golden Globes aka the official countdown to the most glamorous night of the year…..The Oscars!
The red carpet is the biggest indication of the new trends ahead for the coming season, hence why designers vie for the chance to dress the most in demand starlets-it’s a priceless platform on which to unveil their most stunning looks on the most stunning mannequins in the world.
So, for the next month, I will be focusing on all things glitz & glam Hollywood style and I couldn’t be more excited!
Jessica Alba stole the show at this years Globes in her tangerine dream of a dress, opting for a stunning statement diamond collar and contrasting red bag. The whole look is perfection, from the cut of the Oscar De La Renta gown (OMG that body!) to the perfect tangerine shade that makes her skin luminous…..only one word; WOW!
Another favourite of the night is Miranda Kerr’s deep mulberry gown. It’s both provocative and sophisticated with the slashed cut emphasising those never ending pins. Angelina, this is how to show leg!
Here are a few more of my favourite red carpet looks over the last few years:
In the red corner we have Natalie Portman’s stunning Rodarté creation, Halle Berry’s rosebud embellished Valentino dream and Nina Dobrev, breathtaking in Donna Karan. Red is renowned for getting a girl noticed, but these scene-stealers take it to new levels!
Taking it down a few notches from va-va -voom to very very prettiful, we have a few pastel choices. Charlie Theron looks like an Earth Angel in her wispy blush pink Dior, somehow achieving the impossible by managing to look positively angelic in a low-cut, thigh split gown; Ms Alba dazzles in this jewel encrusted Gucci dress and January Jones stuns in the clean lines of her cool mint Versace. These are exactly what we like to see our stars in……the best stars are those that shine brightest after all!
Wearing white on the red carpet can often verge on stepping into bridal territory, but these next two looks, give white a complete overhaul. Words cannot express how hard I fell when I fell in love with Natalie Portman’s origami inspired Givenchy cocktail gown. It’s rare to see something so unique, fun and totally fabulous. Natalie wore this over 5 years ago and yet there has never been anything quite like it since. Love!
And special recognition must be given to Eva Mendes who used her white Dior gown as a blank canvas to offset her statement diamond, turquoise and coral masterpiece. Absolute perfection.