Monday, 17 February 2014

BAFTAs: best dressed

We're so close to the Oscars now you can almost smell the stylists sweating and this weekend's BAFTA Awards was the final dress rehearsal. And for some ladies it went very well...

Angelina Jolie in Saint Laurent

Stop everything, because this is major. I'm not sure what I love most about this look. The tailoring of the suit is perfect. I adore the faux bow tie detailing on the shirt. The accessories (lack of) just work. But I think the main thing that makes this look rock is the attitude it's worn with. The sheer casualness, the sense of 'I'm Angelina Jolie and if I want to wear a suit then I'm going to wear a fucking suit', is so quietly sexy that it just blows my tiny mind.

Lupita Nyong'o in Christian Dior Couture

Looking better on a red carpet in CDC than Jennifer Lawrence ever has (sorry, J-Law, I still totes love you), Lupita is three for three for awards season fashion hits. Love the colour, love the fit, love the accessories (especially the cute double pearl earrings) and love the smokey eye makeup. I cannot wait to see her Oscars gown.

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Navy blue is such an underrated colour; equally sexy but a bit more interesting than black. This dress is a complete knockout on the statuesque Uma. I love the single string diamond choker which packs a punch whilst still letting this impeccably fitting dress (and her incredible figure) do all the talking. Top marks for the 'undone' hair too. Proof that sometimes less is definitely more.

Amy Adams in Victoria Beckham

I do love me some VB. Not a designer you see that often on the big red carpets, this sexy column gown is 100% grown up, understated glam. It's an interesting choice for Amy A too - you don't often see her in black. The styling is bang on theme - understated, simple, dark - and I love the collar detailing.

Olga Kurylenko in Burberry

It's the sultry, scaly skirt on this beautiful Burberry dress that's doing it for me. I love the bronze and coppery colour and the fit is perfect; contrasted with the cute black bodice the look is dramatic and sleek. Again, the less-is-more approach to the styling is winning me over, especially the barely-there makeup.

1 comment:

  1. All of those were on my list as well. I also really liked Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson's dresses.