The SAG Awards: Fashion

I was going to write about the Critic’s Choice Awards during the week but sadly, the level of fashion was lacking, to say the least! A lot of A-list celebrities either don’t go or treated it as a relaxing event between the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, so although the style was nice, that’s the only word you could use for it! Last night saw the return of the SAG awards: the second big award ceremony of the season and another step closer to the Oscars for those nominated in their various categories. There was some incredible fashion from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars so I’ve selected my favourites and some of the styles we’ll be seeing this season. There were a lot of colour schemes reminiscent of the Golden Globes last week and we’re definitely seeing a pattern running through some of our favourite designers: monochromes, metallics and safe colours like navy and pale pink.


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Sophie Turner in Dolce & Gabbana, Carice van Houten and Sophie McShera in David Meister

The casts of both Game of Thrones and Downtown Abbey were out in force last night and for the most part, they looked fantastic. Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner dazzled in a beautiful Dolce & Gabbana gown that complemented her pale complexion perfectly, while her co-star Carice van Houten looked great in a tea-length dress with back ruffle. Sophie McShera, who plays Daisy in Downton Abbey, was a real surprise on the night and looked great in a cut-out detail gown from David Meister.


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Maisie Williams, Natalie Dormer in Marios Schwab and Hannah Simone in Marchesa

Maisie Williams looked beyond her years in this gorgeous white gown; a far cry from the tomboy character Arya she plays in nominated drama Game of Thrones. Her co-star Natalie Dormer (who is in everything at the moment) was sporting a white Marios Schwab gown with mesh detailing and a new partially shaved head, which looks pretty unreal on her! New Girl‘s Hannah Simone looked fab in this ethereal Marchesa gown with flowered neck detailing. White has been a popular colour this award season so expect to see a lot of it in the weeks to come, especially at the Oscars.


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Laura Carmichael in gold Vionnet, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Sofia Vergara in Donna Karan Atelier and Emilia Clarke in bronze Calvin Klein Collection

Once again the metallics were a huge trend on the red carpet, just like the Golden Globes last week. Laura Carmichael of Downton Abbey looked incredible again, this time delving into the world of metallics and wearing a delicate gold Vionnet gown, worthy of Lady Edith. I still think Jennifer Lawrence is lacking a little something in this gown (Dior, who else!) but she does look great so I’ll be kind! Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara wore another fitted dress – this time in Donna Karan Atelier – but this particular dress has critics divided over the fit of it – I will say, she looked phenomenal last week! Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke did her character Daenerys proud by sticking with metallics and showing off her stunning figure in bronze Calvin Klein Collection.


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Jennifer Garner in Max Mara, Kelly Osbourne in Jenny Packham, Anna Gunn in Monique Lhuillier, Morena Baccarin in Monique Lhuillier and Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi

Navy was a huge trend at the SAG awards so I’ve selected the ones I think shone out the most! Dallas Buyer’s Club actress Jennifer Garner looked gorgeous in a simple belted Max Mara navy dress and of course, husband Ben Affleck on her arm. Newly-single Kelly Osbourne was looking beautiful in Jenny Packham as she interviewed stars for E! and showed no sign of being upset over her engagement ending (fair play)! Nominated Breaking Bad actress Anna Gunn looked hot in Monique Lhuillier. Morena Baccarin of Homeland also looked stunning in Monique Lhuillier in her red carpet debut since giving birth 12 weeks ago. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a huge fan of Amy Adams but I will readily admit she got it very right in this Antonio Berardi how last night. The deep blue colour made her pale complexion glow and she looked exceptional.

Pale Colours

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Sarah Hyland in Pamella Roland, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting in Vera Wang and Cate Blanchett in Givenchy

I’m not a huge fan of the pale colours but these ladies did look lovely last night! Sarah Hyland from Modern Family went for a very different look than she usually does in a flowing pale pink Pamella Roland gown with very minimal make-up. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was a hit as usual with a fabulous dove grey Vera Wang dress that looked like it was made for her – absolutely amazing! We should also take note that finally she stayed away from the pink! Award winner Cate Blanchett wore a pale pink Givenchy dress. I’m not sure how I feel about the dress as a whole but Cate looks glowing and she was a winner on the night once again!

Bright Colours

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Sandra Bullock in Lanvin, Elisabeth Moss in Michael Kors, Camilla Alves in Donna Karan Atelier, Oprah Winfrey in Badgley Mischka and Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci

There weren’t that many bright colours on the SAG red carpet but when there were, it was VERY bright! Sandra Bullock looked fab in an emerald green Lanvin dress, definitely an improvement on the colour-block dress that divided critics last week. Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss looked amazing in bright red Michael Kors with matching lipstick and understated accessories. Winner Matthew McConaughey’s wife Camilla Alves showed off her assets in a chartreuse satin Donna Karan Atelier, showing us why the stunning Brazilian is a Victoria’s Secret favourite. Oprah Winfrey looked great in a deep purple Badgley Mischka dress to support her fellow cast members in The Butler. The woman of the moment and award-winner Lupita Nyong’o looked fabulous once again in turquoise Gucci and stole a spot as one of the best dressed of the night!

Fashion Misses

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Ariel Winter in Badgley Mischka, Mariah Carey in Saint Laurent, Isla Fisher in Oscar de la Renta and Kerry Washington in Prada

There are always going to be a couple of misses when it comes to an event like this and some people got it just that little bit wrong. In theory, I love this Badgeley Mischka gown worn by Ariel Winter but there is just way too much cleavage here and it’s that bit too mature for the 15-year-old Modern Family star. Mariah Carey got it all VERY wrong with this Saint Laurent LBD with fishnets and looked like she was going to an 80s nightclub rather than a red carpet event. I love this Oscar de la Renta gown on Isla Fisher and she looked good in it but when looking at several different photos of it, it is glaringly obvious that this dress just doesn’t fit her. Maternity style came so well to newly-married Kerry Washington last week at the Golden Globes but this custom Prada ensemble just isn’t working for her…or her bump. It’s not evident that she is pregnant, it’s just an unflattering outfit and makes her look heavier than she is.

So with that being said, let the countdown begin to the Oscars!

Until then,

Emily Fashion Fiend


The Golden Globes 2014: Fashion Hits and Misses

It’s the start of award season again and one of my favourite times of the year for celebrity fashion (after the Met Gala of course). The Golden Globes are a breath of fresh air fashion-wise; everyone is in their stride getting ready for the SAG awards and the Oscars but it’s still the first award ceremony in the bunch so we’re not getting that celebrity ennui already! Last year was so tedious in terms of real style, the boredom of the colours and same cuts on every celebrity set in very quickly and we cried out for something a little bit different. Finally, we got it. The Golden Globes 2014 were full of daring and bold choices which made fashion lovers everywhere squeal with delight. I had my favourites of course so I’ve written down my favourites and what styles we’ve been seeing on some of the world’s most famous!

Bright Blues/Greens

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Caitlin Fitzgerald in Emilia Wickstead, Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham and Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

Bold colours were a very big trend on the red carpet this year at the Golden Globes and these three ladies had some of the best style by far. Caitlin Fitzgerald’s Emilia Wickstead dress has been named by many companies as the dress of the night and she was definitely flying the British flag for fashion. Helen Mirren looked fabulous in Jenny Packham and the colours complemented her without looking too young for her. This seamless Calvin Klein gown looked beautiful on Reese Witherspoon teamed with Harry Winston jewellery and her haircut was extremely flattering.


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Emma Watson in Dior Couture, Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez

I do love a vibrant red; anyone that has looked at my lipstick collection could tell you that. However there were some fantastically stunning red outfits at the Golden Globes and these were three of my favourite! Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Emma Watson fan and her style never fails to disappoint. This Dior Couture ensemble is genius, ensuring she is comfortable and warm in her trousers while still being ahead of trend and daring in the completely backless dress. Lupita Nyong’o caused waves with her Ralph Lauren dress with a futuristic style cape that is very en vogue. The colour of her dress complemented her complexion perfectly and gave her a great glow. Julia Louis-Dreyfus looked stunning in her Narciso Rodriguez gown and those arms, wow! You can tell how much work she’s done to look amazing in that dress and I applaud her for that!


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Emilia Clarke in Proenza Schouler, Emma Thompson in vintage Lanvin, Kate Mara in J. Mendal, Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad and Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta

Emilia Clarke looked ever the goddess in Proenza Schouler and after watching her in Game of Thrones, I adore her original brunette colour! She accessorised that with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Baird & Baird clutch, not too shabby! Emma Thompson, despite having a dodgy blowout, was fabulous in gold and black metallic vintage Lanvin and her outfit wasn’t too young for her, which can be the trouble sometimes with older actresses at award ceremonies! This blonde is a gorgeous look on Kate Mara and the translucent sheen on her J. Mendal dress makes is look so expensive. Kate Beckinsale has been getting a lot of negative feedback on her dress but personally I think she looks so beautiful and the cut of the Zuhair Murad dress gives her an enviable hourglass figure. One of my favourite Downton Abbey actresses Michelle Dockery always seems to get her fashion choices spot on and this Oscar de la Renta gown is spot on. With simple accessories, this look compliments her figure and places her high on the style stakes.


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Julie Bowen in Carolina Herrera, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting in Rani Zakhem and Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung

Julie Bowen gets it right almost every time and this dress is no exception. The colour blocking on this Carolina Herrera is so flattering and the colours are a beautiful hue for her skin tone. The newly married Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting looked gorgeous in a vintage-looking floral Rani Zakhem gown with Jimmy Choo accessories. Her love for pink gowns is obvious by now but this gave a little bit of a different twist to her style. Another colour-blocking fashion choice was made by Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung. Again, this dress divided critics but Sandra looks beautiful and chose the right hairstyle for this outfit. This looks a sure sign that colour-blocking could be in this season!


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Leslie Mann in Dolce & Gabbana, Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé and Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Black is always a good colour, especially for award ceremonies in January. It’s a flattering colour and all these women have chosen hourglass silhouettes to flatter their shapes further. Leslie Mann delighted the critics in her lace Dolce & Gabbana gown, proving that she will never age! Cate Blanchett, winner of ‘Best Actress’ award won our adoration for this Armani Privé dress teamed with some Chopard jewellery. Newly engaged Emma Roberts dazzled in a Lanvin fishtail gown.


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Laura Carmichael in Viktor & Rolf, Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta and Margot Robbie in Gucci

Cream and white is always a big trend coming into the Spring/Summer season but it’s surprising that these colours were worn so much in the cold weather. However these three ladies killed the pale trend and they were bold choices. Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael looked gorgeous in a Viktor & Rolf column dress and that little monochrome detail gave it a bit of an edge. Zooey Deschanel’s Oscar de la Renta gown suited her like a dream and the New Girl star’s nude shoes and daisy manicure were gorgeous. Margot Robbie of nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street looked beautiful in her white Gucci gown with emerald detailing; it’s just a shame her hair was so manicured, looser would have been better!


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Idris Elba, Chris Pine in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, Usher in Calvin Klein and Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford

These gentlemen were definitely the pick of the bunch when it come to looking sophisticated and dapper on the red carpet. With the lack of options for men for a black tie event, these actors stood out from the crowd and made their own bolder fashion titles. Hats off to Usher who’s plum Calvin Klein suit really stood out and nominee Idris Elba who went for a more casual look with no tie.

Pregnancy Fashion

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Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier, Olivia Wilde in Gucci and Kerry Washington in Balenciaga

Pregnancy is big in Hollywood at the moment (I’m not joking) and we’re constantly watching to see what style these pregnant ladies are sporting. I’m not a huge fan of Barrymore’s dress in general but as a maternity outfit, this works. It’s vaguely reminiscent of Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy dress at the Met Gala but much more flattering! Olivia Wilde looks phenomenal in this green sparkly Gucci dress and it’s a dress that can be worn again when she has had her baby. Win win! Kerry Washington’s Balenciaga dress is extremely beautiful and the colour looks great on her. The pregnancy fashion has been in the public eye a lot more thanks to Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton and these ladies haven’t let the side down. Looking forward to seeing them at the SAG awards!

Fashion Misses

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Amy Adams in Valentino, Heidi Klum in Marchesa, Lena Dunham in Zac Posen and Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Sometimes there are some fashion misses at these events and these are my picks. I know that it’s everyone’s opinion and a lot of people will love these dresses but I just can’t like them. I’m not a fan of Amy Adams at all but I find this Valentino dress really washes her out. The colour for me is all wrong and this wouldn’t be the first choice for a redhead; blue or green would be better. Heidi Klum’s Marchesa dress is alright but the choker and the frumpy haircut are just too much. This outfit makes her look much older than she is which is a real shame. Lena Dunham’s Zac Posen outfit has definitely divided people but I think it’s just that little bit too clingy and that little bit too yellow for my liking. Jennifer Lawrence can usually do no wrong in my eyes but this dress just looks like a cotton wool bud. She’s a slave for Dior but this particular gown does nothing for her.

Anyone else looking forward to the SAG awards? I can’t wait to watch all the glamour!

Until then,

Emily Fashion Fiend

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Opening Day of Cannes Film Festival 2012

There are few celebrity events besides Fashion Week that really make us fashion junkies sit up and pay heed to whoever has the best style on the red carpet. We have the Oscars every year, sometimes the Grammys, the Met Gala, these events are all important in the social calender but one event always stands out for its beautifully elegant fashion: the Cannes Film Festival. For many years, stars like Angelina Jolie, Marion Cotillard and Isla Fisher has delighted us with their stunning wardrobe choices and this year was no different. The festival., which opened yesterday will be running till the 27th and will no doubt have us gasping with awe every single day at the glamour and beauty of each event. So for this post, I’m going to go through my favourite outfits of the opening day of Cannes (I would include worst, but everyone so far has been on top form!). Have a look and see what your favourite stars are wearing and what you think of their glamorous style choices…

Diane Kruger in this beautiful Grecian Giambattista Valli mint dress for the opening ceremony

Berenice Bejo, who opened the ceremony, looked stunning in red Louis Vuitton at the Opening Night Dinner

Jessica Chastain looking very cute in Alexander McQueen, even if it is a bit pale for my taste!

Eva Herzigova, sparkling in a beautiful Dolce and Gabbana gown and Chopard jewellery

Yes its Diane Kruger again. I’m not a fan of lace-up dresses but Kruger pulls off this Versus dress like a pro!

Freida Pinto shook things up with a thigh high slit in her Michael Angel dress

Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior

Fan Bing Bing wearing a beautiful Christoper Bu gown

Last but not least, Eva Longoria in an amazing Marchesa gown that could well be the dress of Cannes 2012

So which one is your favourite?

Keep styling, Em x

John Galliano: Saint or Sinner?

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For years, we marvelled over John Galliano as a whole, his personal demeanour, his designs for Dior and most importantly, his understanding of women. Galliano stood out as a god among men, a rare commodity, a man who could finally make women feel they wanted to feel. But one meltdown earlier in the year created a stir like no other and Galliano was struck off the list. So we have to ask ourselves the fateful question: is this the end of Dior’s era?

Named by the Times as ‘the most influential fashion designer of his generation’, Galliano created a fashion revolt with his 1984 collection ‘Les Incroyables’ based on the French Revolution and every further collection after that did not disappoint. Every season he designs for, he travels the globe searching for ideas and muses. He pulls inspiration from fantasy, the future, the past, he creates a fairytale and romance and brings it to life on the runway.

In 1995, he was named creative director of Givenchy but quickly moved to Dior in 1996. Galliano now produces 17 collections a year including ready-to-wear Dior and Galliano and haute couture Dior. In 2009, he celebrated 25 years of his own line. So why is his reign, so to speak, so definitely over?

In a Parisian cafe in February of this year, a drunken Galliano was recorded ranting at a group of people and uttering racial and anti-Semetic slurs, including ‘I love Hitler’. The video went viral and sent shockwaves through the start of Paris Fashion Week. Making anti-semetic remarks in France can earn you up to six months in prison in France and Galliano was quickly arrested and sacked from the design house immediately.

Many people included Dior spokesperson Natalie Portman and Dior CEO Sidney Toledano expressed outrage at the comments and Portman boycotted wearing his designs at this year’s Oscars as well as resigning as Miss Dior.

The legendary Sunday Times spokesperson Colin McDowell said about the designer, “Didn’t anyone care enough for the future of Dior, and the unique position of couture, that his genius had helped to create, to try to help him out? Why was Galliano, vulnerable and drunk, possibly upset by some intractable design problem, allowed to wander Paris, alone, done up in a way that would immediately draw attention?

He also queried the part the death of Galliano’s friend Steven Robinson had to play in the incident and the certain downfall of the designer. Members of his team put it down to severe pressure, a lot of which he places on himself, “He was put under impossible pressure, not only by the demands made by Dior, but also what he demanded of himself. John is a method designer, like a method actor. He doesn’t just design a collection – he becomes the collection. He role-plays every part of it.”

John Galliano is to attend his trial tomorrow in front of three judges who will decide his fate.


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Oscar Fashion: Hit or Miss?

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It’s time to roll up the red carpet and put away the scoreboards because Academy Award season is over. The Hollywood fashionistas were out in force to collect their awards, or at least clap half-heartedly as they watched their rivals collect it instead. But whose outfits made us sigh with jealousy, or indeed, gasp in horror? Who gets our vote of best and worst dressed at the Oscars 2011?

As personal opinions go, best dressed definitely has to go to either Natalie Portman or Scarlett Johansson. A heavily pregnant Portman, who won Best Actress for her role in ‘Black Swan’ looked absolutely radiant in purple Rodarte, completely outshining her gorgeous co-star, Mila Kunis, who also went purple with a beautiful lilac Elie Saab gown. Newly single Johannson proved that you don’t have to bare all to look sexy in a backless wine and magenta Dolce and Gabbana.

But it were the scarlet sirens that really led the pack, showing that no matter how cold it is outside, you can always be red hot. The fabulous Anne Hathaway, her and James Franco being the youngest ever hosts of the Oscars in its 83rd year, graced the red carpet in a fabulous Valentino gown with no less but the designer himself on her arm. Last year’s Best Actress, Sandra Bullock, swopped last year’s Marchesa for a little more spice with a lipstick red Vera Wang with a mermaid tail and origami bow. However the real belle of the ball was new mum Penelope Cruz who stepped out to support her husband Javier Bardem in a traffic stopping scarlet sequined L’Wren Scott.

We know that while there are so many hits when it comes to the Oscars, there are bound to be a few misses. Jennifer Hudson and Cate Blanchett were among a small group who maybe just tried that bit too hard. But the title for ‘Worst Dressed’ can only have one contender. Yes, that’s right, you’ve guessed it. Madonna, the only woman in the world who could think it acceptable to wear just a lace body and fishnets with heels to the Oscars, and attempt to get away with it. Unfortunately no one has told the 52-year-old that she needs to move on from the eighties and as we speak, there’s an angry mob combing Hollywood for her stylist! Rumour has it, even her 14-year-old daughter, Lourdes, wouldn’t get into a photo with her and I can’t say I’m all too surprised.

So that’s it for this year, only another twelve months until we’re able to scrutinise every detail of the A and B-list celebrities that strut down the red carpet and I, for one, can’t wait! Let the countdown begin!


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