While watching the Oscars live online... (and don't worry a follow-up post is soon to come!) I think it was long overdue for a post round-up of the award season dresses of this year. Like every young-girl-at-heart I love to look over the looks produced at the awards... dressing up and diamonds are a girls best friend....
The Golden Globes
No surprises here, this is my selection of the Golden Globes dresses, which I know many people have also matched, but how could you deny these stunning ladies. The emerald green, long sleeve dress adorned by Angelina Jolie, and the radiant January Jones both look incredible in eye-catching Atelier Versace evoking previous eras from the strong power dressing 80's to Jones 50's glamour.
Natalie Portman elegantly dressing, proving a baby bump can look chic (this is going to be one fashionable baby) in advantageous Viktor & Rolf. Contemporary classics shine on Emma Stone, simplistic yet desirable.
Some others I must not fore-go without mentioning the classically beautiful Anne Hathaway in a deep midnight blue gown. So great to see individualistic vintage making an appearance on the red carpet with Julianna Margulies in a sophisticated vintage Yves Saint Laurent black and pink column dress, my actress of the moment Amy Adams in a perfect fitting frock by celbs favourite Marchesa and wow Mila Kunis is an engima in yet another injection of green hues in Vera Wang.
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Some further examples of Vintage glamour executed to a 'T' at the suitably era-esque Screen Actors Guild, was Glee star Dianna Argon who wore a vintage Chanel dress (yes I lust in envy too) and Kyra Sedwick in vintage couture Thierry Mugler. January Jones also once again looked spectacular in an ornate Carolina Herrera dress and Clare Danes really pulled of a Louis Vuitton number.
Enough to make you proud to be British... although our state-side friends appear to have just clasped the fashion edge from us; with Old Hollywood glamour oozing from every corner tailored by the master than is Tom Ford. Evidently a talented director as designer, co-actress Julianne Moore and Eva Green appeared as silver screen goddesses on the rep carpet courtesy of Mr. Ford. Gemma Arteton looked equally elegant in her black velvet Yves Saint Laurent gown, accentuated by the punchy electric blue bow.
I was also taken back by the looks of my (and possibly everyone elses) current obession Hailee Steinfield whom is repeatedly refereed to as dressing 'age appropriate' however that aside she dresses incredibly well for a young lady of her age, personally I felt she stole the show in her Mui Mui outfit, which goes to show style is not always attributed to the age of the wearer.
Again may be slightly bias here but I felt Amy Adams dress did do her justice and tone really works against her pale complexion and Emma Stone's bold Lanvin colour blocking/clashing dress really inserts a statement.
Btits do quirky red-carpet glam the best. Ellie Golding in an impeccable Vintage Viv Westwood dress. Welsh songstress Katherine Jenkins sexy-wartime-siren persona embraced her voluptuous curves and Paloma... well is just Paloma, apart from appearing to have been run over several times her accessories are key to her vintage inspired look.
And over the pond to the Grammy's where brit girl Florence Welch just looked incredible in Givenchy Couture justifying her potions as Frida Giannini muse for her A/W11 collection.
Although all the controversy surrounding Rihanna's JPG dress (when is there not?) I actually quite like it, although only Rihanna can pull it off as only Rihanna can.
Elle Style Awards
And finally the Elle Style awards, showing that vintage and vintage homaged/inspired looks are indeed the embodiment of London; easy going 'not -trying too hard' yet very understated appearance.