BAFTAS 2016- 10 Red Carpet looks for Discussion

We are heading towards the end of the red carpet season and the fashion for BAFTAS (British Academy Awards) 2016 was a big surprise.
Usually it is a red carpet where during the season where stylist are trying to save the best dress for the Oscars so usually the Peoples Choice,SAG  and BAFTAS Award red carpets are left over dresses which didn’t made it to the Golden Globes Awards but not the star which will be seen at the Oscars. Which is why when I saw how much fashion statements and well dressed the starlets were (a bit disappointed too because no worse dress for me to joke about).
Textures and embellishments continues to become a trend while several starlets decide to go minimal and elegant. What truely stood out is more than ever, the starlets truely know the role they play interms of Red Carpet Style so I’ve decided to pick 10 looks which is worth nip pick discussion.
Without further doodahs, here are the looks.

Cate Blanchett in Custom Alexander McQueen

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The queen is back of the red carpet in McQueen. This is the typical Blanchett formular- Dramatic, Unique and not easy to wear. I was waiting for her to wear Alexander McQueen to the red carpet season this year so I find it beautiful as usual.  My only complaint being her major fan, since the bodice was paired with jeans at the fashion show , they paired a feather skirt which came from the same dress Cate have worn to the Met Gala a few years ago. Just wish the skirt is something different but I am just nip picking because I am her biggest fan. Perfect hair , makeup and jewellery.

Alicia Vikander in Custom Louis Vuitton

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Sorry Cate, this is my personal best dressed of the night because this is truely a case of the wearer pulling off a dress which is so wrong work in so many ways.  In concept, I hate the dress on its own because it look like a gown version of warrior princess armor decorated with tinsels.  However for some reason, her unique beauty made this unusual dress work like its a silk gown with crystal embellishments and to remind everyone this is her first awards season red carpet.  She have proven herself that she is the Lupita Ngong’o or this year’s red carpet.  Can’t wait to see what she wears to the Oscars (definitely Louis Vuitton because of her contract).

Kate Winslet in Antonio Berardi

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Yes, this is the same body-con column gown she have worn on the red carpet in the past 10 years but you can’t deny she looks beautiful.  The neckline and the arm detail is edgy for her and eventhough the clutch blended in to the red carpet in photos, the pop of red really sexed up the look. My only complaint is that I wished she wore a red shoe to turn it into a styling colour blocking.   She is super lucky that it was a windy day in London because 80% of the photos look like she had a wind machine around her.  Eventhough I always don’t like boring but you can’t deny the fact that she looks and feels beautiful and thats whats important.

 

Stacy Martin in Miu Miu

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Although this look did not get much coverage from the press, for me this Miu Miu dress was one of the best dresses of the night. From the richness of the red velvet, the crystal applique to the plunging neckline, this is sexy yet very regal and romantic.  The dark red does not clash with the red carpet and the makeup and hair is on point.  Miuccia Prada fails 80% of the time in terms of red carpet gowns but this is one of the most memorable since Lupita’s baby blue dress when she won her first Oscars.

Dakota Johnson in Christian Dior

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Dakota Johnson wants to put herself as Americas New Sweetheart – the next Jennifer Lawrence and this Dior dress is perfect for her ambition to take this role.  Its simple, pretty and appeal to the general American Public.  The simple hair and makeup is beautiful and I am glad she didn’t go overboard with the jewellery.  My wish is I hope she doesn’t wear Red, Black, White or Silver to the Oscars because its slowly feeling like she is trying to hard to dressing up as her 50 Shades of Grey character going to awards shows.Dree Hemingway in Erdem

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Speaking of Red, I love a printed dress so this look is another look that I love which I was so surprised didn’t get talked about as much as it should.  From the red lace which is difficult to pull off without looking trashy, to the red flower embroidery gives it a slight vintage feel and I really love the antique style silhouette.  This almost looks like an antique wedding gown dyed red.  The simple bun and the red lip made it modern.  Usually I hate red on red but this is done perfectly.

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

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Flesh Coloured dresses seem to be Rooney’s go to colour for this year’s awards season- this is another predictable example- column dress in a lace like fabric, deconstructed frayed edges with super edgy hair.  Its very her and not a bad look, however I am PRAYING she doesn’t go for this colour again for the Oscars.  Almost enough for me to want her to wear black or white….

Laura Whitmore in Suzanne Neville

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Another under rated look on the red carpet.  Turquoise is not a colour we see often on a red carpet because it can go wrong so easily especially on a blond.  Laura’s beautiful tanned skin is perfect for the dress. Really love the silhouette, the bold shoulders , the perfect keyhole which shows the perfect amount of cleavage without looking slutty. The soft hair and the earth tone makeup is perfect for the look.  This is old hollywood glamour done in a new way. Definitely one of the biggest fashion risks of the night.

Saoirse Ronan in Custom Burberry

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The silhouette is very basic but it is brave for a relatively new starlet on the red carpet to try such a bold embroidery fabric especially one with such a sweet face which I think she is close to pulling it off.  The side panel helped giving the dress shape although would love to see more of it to get more of an hour glass.  The hair and makeup is soooo pretty- love the cat eye with the ponytail. The problem is the necklace it is jarring and unnecessary.  If she wore statement earrings with a cuff this would’ve been perfect. Great dress ruined by bad styling.

Julienne Moore in Giogio Armani

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This is the most elegant she has ever looked and better than the fussy Chanel looks she sometimes go for on the red carpet. The silhouette, the cut and train looks super chic.  I just wished she didn’t go for the ballerina bun because it seem abit age inappropriate.  Also this feels very under accessorised.  I get she tried to wear the black statement earrings to match the train and the shoes, I wish she went with statement diamonds and added a cuff  to glam it up and make it go with the red lip.  Improved yes. But please go to Tom Ford for the Oscars.

Thats it for now. Who was your best and worst dressed at this year’s BAFTAS awards? Please let me know  in the comments section.

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GOLDEN GLOBES 2016-The Glam, The Cutouts and the 50 shades of Flesh

The Golden Globes 2016 have arrived.
Every red carpet have their dress code. Unlike the Oscars which demands big dramatic evening gowns, The Golden Globes Awards is the red carpet which have a very open dress code with holly wood fashionistas wearing a wide range of styles from dramatic couture gowns to cute cocktail dresses. Its the red carpet which calls for fashion statements without the requirement to look formal.
This year the stars have really amped it up so there are no major fashion disasters on the red carpet, although if I have to nip pick, there is a few mishap on the styling department.  Side cutouts and plunging necklines were a major trend with many stars daring to bare some skin without wearing the naked dress (thank god).  However, nude tones was the colour of the night although there are a few starlets whom surprised us by wearing a bright colour for the first time in a while.
Since there are not really a worst dressed list this year, I’ve decided to narrow this review down to 15 looks which is worth featuring (although praying for major #wtf fashion moments in future RC this year so I can do the worst dressed list you all seem to love so much).
Without further Doodahs here is my red carpet review of the Golden Globes 2016.

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture

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I am so happy I saw this eventhough I know I’ve said on instagram that I was hoping to see her in a designer besides Givenchy or Armani Prive. This is unique, this is a fashion statement and only Queen Cate can pull this off. She looks like a modern version of Greta Garbo. The hair and makeup is so on point with this soft elegant yet edgy creation. Can’t wait to see what she wears next during awards season.

Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace

Lady Gaga

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If Cate Blanchett is channeling Greta Garbo, then Lady GaGa is Channeling Marilyn Monroe. Really love the way her style is evolving going from OTT to glamorous movie star. This is classic hollywood glamour. The padded hip gave her the perfect hour glass figure while never realised that she has such beautiful shoulders to pull off this neckline. The slinky way the black velvet moved was so sexy.  Keep up the good work Mother Monster.

Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

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One of the biggest surprise of the night. Really love the fact that she didn’t wear another naked sparkly dress and let this beautiful shade of yellow give the diva drama. The colour of the dress looks so beautiful against her (fake) tan and the dark burgundy lip. Love the cape because its something new for her.  If I have to nip pick, I wish she ditched the necklace because the dress really don’t need it (this was for me one of the biggest fashion mishaps this year) but welcome back to the red carpet Jenny from the block

Jane Vonda in Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane

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I know many people will disagree with me but I actually love this a lot more than I should.  Yes I get the toilet paper reference but she is 78 YEARS OLD women taking a fashion risk by not wearing the usual illusion sleeve sparkly gown and still managed to look elegant.  The classic hair and makeup and minimal accessories makes this chic.  On any other women , this would definitely be worst dressed but for me, she pulled it off.

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

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I didn’t like this dress at first glance because it reminded me of a elongated french maid’s apron but lately she tends to go for looks which is slightly off beat, bohemian with a historical costume touch to it so this gets points for being different because its so refreshing to see a young starlet experimenting with fashion on a major red carpet.  For me she is definitely the one to watch because she has the potential to be her version of Lupita or Cate if she continues to keep this up.

Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana

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Another big surprise by another fashion queen by the name of (k)ate. Love the hotpink sparkles.  At a music awards red carpet, this would never have stood out but this is glamour.  She looks like Christmas Cracker Barbie in the most fabulous way.  Love the fact that she kept her hair up because this dress with big curly hair will be sooooo tacky.

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace

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Effortless Glamour.  Really love the silhouette and the sequins gives it a touch of richness to what could’ve been a plain red dress.  Really happy she chose not to do her hair up instead keeping it simple and fresh otherwise the dress would make her look old and here she looks 10 years younger. Never crazy about her red carpet choices so for me this is the best she have ever looked in a very long time.

Katy Perry in Prada

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I get she is trying to go for 60s Glamour but like most Prada red carpet gowns, this dress is a bit meh.  Satin is one of the most unforgiving materials if you have to sit in a limo for a few hours and the winkles on the fabric is so obvious.  The neckline is a bit tacky for me .  Its not an offensive look but Katy Perry have turned herself into a fashion icon with her Fun, OTT numbers, this just looks like the dresses she wore in the beginning of her career.

Brie Lawson in Custom Calvin Klien

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I tried to like it. The colour looks beautiful on her body ,the hair and makeup is perfect for it but the fit and proportions are way off for me.  She has a beautiful toned body but it looks like the dress is being dragged down, hanging by threads with the metalic collar because halter necklines should sit right on top of the collar bones. Good dress and styling but she just have the wrong body type for it because this dress needs someone with less well endowed bosoms.

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

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Although for the past few years she hasn’t had the best experience with Dior because she always look unfinish or awkward, this is such a pleasant surprise.  She looks clean, polished and modern.  The hair and makeup is perfect for this dress.  If I had to be picky, I wish she cuffs instead of the necklace.  It is a beautiful necklace, just feel it might have even more impact if she didn’t wear it but otherwise this could be one of the best dior she have ever worn.

Jaimie Alexander in Genny

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I love the print and the colour of the dress.  The silhouette looks amazing on her body.  The only problem is the neckline looks too bare.  Unlike Jennifer Lawrence, I wish she wore a statement necklace to balance it up because this has the potential to be one of the best looks of the night.

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors Collection

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We know she has a good body and cropped dresses is very on trend but I really can’t get behind this nude coloured Michael Kors. This looks like she picked up pieces Kim Kardashian thru out of her closet, got it resized and added sequins to it. Its so tacky. Hope she does better in future red carpets.

Kirsten Durst in Valentino Haute Couture

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I tried to like this Valentino because there is something very rich and vampy about black velvet HOWEVER her boobs are too big for it making it look vulgar. It ended up looking like a window showcasing her breasts. If this ended up on someone more flat chested it has the potential to be a real red carpet moment.

Eva Green in Elie Saab Haute Couture

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Like all Elie Saab dresses, they are beautiful and super well fitted. I feel the dress clashes with the colours of her hair and makeup. Also her face is too edgy for such a demure basic dress to a point that she is wearing a brides maids dress she is forced to wear. I wish she embrace her edgy-ness because she can pull of something more dark and vampy.  Kirsten Durst’ s Valentino would’ve been perfect for her.

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen

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Everyone was expecting her to wear black or white so in a way this is a surprise.  However this dress is too simular to the McQueen she wore to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 7th annual Governors Awards in November without the jacket. The colour is too close to her skin tone that it looks like her skin is peeling off the dress.   I get this is her signature look but I am still waiting for the day which she wears a bright colour like Red or Plum.  Beautiful Hair and Makeup Though….

Thats it for now. Who was your best and worst dressed at this year’s Golden Globes awards? Please let me know  in the comments section.

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EMMYS 2015 – 15 Looks from the Red Carpet from Best to Worst.

The EMMYs Awards in 2015 just finished last weekend and I have to admit this year the red carpet have been the most interesting once compared to past years.  One of the highlights of this year’s Red Carpet is the fashion risks taken across the board – with just a few actresses wearing sparkly fishtail dresses, naked dresses or big proffy ball gowns which means us fashion obcessed bloggers who only watch Awards Shows for the red carpet fashion have lots to talk about.  Another surprise is the amount of custom made dresses and Haute Couture on the RC- this is rare because often Fashion Design Houses save their Couture pieces for the “Film Awards Red Carpets” such as the Golden Globes or Oscars- I am not saying that Television Actress are not as Famous, worse actresses or less Fashion Icons than Film Actresses on the international stage, but the reality is that American TV series don’t often get shown around the world by the general public compared to film so Fashion Houses often save their best custom Haute Couture pieces for Actresses in Film Awards shows instead of Emmys so it was a Pleasant Surprise to see these custom pieces- the stylists in Hollywood did their Job.

Unlike my previous red carpet posts I’ve decided to change it up and narrow it down to 3 catagories , Best & Worst Dressed and the looks which had protential but killed by bad styling (or vice versa. So without further doodahs, Here is my Red Carpet Review for Emmys Awards 2015.

BEST DRESSED

LADY GAGA lN BRANDON MAXWELL

Best Dressed Lady Gaga Brandon Maxwell Photo: http://www.vogue.com

When I saw this photo, I grasped. Never in my life I would ever have thought that we can see the words “Minimalist” , “Effortlessly Chic” and “Elegant” with Lady Gaga in the same sentence.  I guess with her up coming TV series of American Horror Stories, Mother Monster wanted to be taken series as an actress and she did it brilliantly.  The perfectly tailored one shouldered gown with the slightly floor swepting train is tailored to perfection and super chic. The geometric cut on the hip made the silhouette look interesting without it being a regular LBD. The chin length bob and simple makeup which is minimal for her gave her the most beautiful glow. Definitely the Fashion Shock of the night in the most Fabulous way.  YOU GO MOTHER MONSTER!

 ZOE KAZAN IN MIU MIU

Zoe Kazan in Miu Miu Source: www.vogue.com

Zoe Kazan in Miu Miu
Source: http://www.vogue.com

Red will always be a popular shade on the red carpet but this is the first time we saw a red printed dress in a very long time. Really love the different directions the stripes go around the dress so it almost look like a red and white zebra print.  The halter neckline with the flowy chifton gave it a maxi dress vibe.  Usually I am not a fan of the matchy red clutch + red lip + red belt with a red dress but since its a red and white print, it worked perfectly.  I am not usually a fan of a statement necklace on a halterneck especially with a print because usually it will look too busy but in this case since the print is so simple, it gave the total look abit of glamour. She looks like a young , fresh and stylish fashionista on the red carpet.

ELLIE KEMPER IN NAEEM KHAN

Ellie Kemper in a Naeem Khan dress and Swarovski bag

Ellie Kemper in a Naeem Khan dress and Swarovski bag Source: http://www.vogue.com

I know this probably won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I love it for the boldness of the print.  Its bold, dynamic and super dramatic because of the print.  Really love the way the lines of the prints flatter her body giving her the illusion of curves. Usually I am never a fan of dresses which are the same colour as her skin but because of the fact that this is a print it worked. The simple hair with the dramatic eyes is perfect for such an edgy dress. Really love the fact that the navy blue clutch brought out the darker lines of the dress. This is one of the biggest fashion statements of the night. Bravo.

KERRY WASHINGTON IN MARC JACOBS

Kerry Washington in a Marc Jacobs dress, Casadei shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry Source: www.vogue.com

Kerry Washington in a Marc Jacobs dress, Casadei shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry
Source: http://www.vogue.com

I had mixed feelings about this look at first because it felt slightly casual and a bit more like an after party dress than a dress which is worn to the awards.  But when i truely throught about it, apart from the Oscars which demands gowns, the definition of a red carpet look for other awards shows have changed.  Silver Sequined dresses can look tacky on the red carpet but this knee length dress is glamourous without looking cheap.  Really love the ombre effect of the skirt.  The sleeves kept it elegant and the slit made it sexy without being vulgar.  The loose finger wave gave the look a nod to the 20s era without being too literal.  The look would’ve been perfect if the shoes was metalic and also the bodysuit underneath is silver so its less exposed. But Kerry is always a risk taker on the red carpet and this is the first time in quite a while which the risk taking worked.

JAIME ALEXANDER IN ARMANI PRIVE

Jamie Alexander in an Armani PrivéDress and Baccarat jewelry

Jamie Alexander in an Armani Privé Dress and Baccarat jewelry

I was slightly upset when I saw Jamie Alexander wore this Armani Prive dress on the red carpet at first because I was hoping to see it on my fashion queen Cate Blanchett but the more I looked at it, Jamie deserved it because she looked super glamorous and elegant. Its very rich and slightly gothic and I loved the fact that she kept the styling simple with just a small amount of black diamonds and sleeked her hair back.  This look is all about the dress and a high neck gown with sleeves and no skin showing can look suffocating on the wrong body, but Jamie pulled it off like a fashion queen.

THE GOOD IDEA BUT BAD EXECUTION

JANUARY JONES IN  ULYANA SERGEENKO

January Jones in Ulyana Sergeenko and Tiffany & Co. jewelry Source: Vogue.com

January Jones in Ulyana Sergeenko and Tiffany & Co. jewelry
Source: Vogue.com

January Jones is usually risk taker on the red carpet so I was not surprised to see her in this Jumpsuit by Ulyana Sergeenko.  I liked the idea of a jumpsuit and the green looks superb on her HOWEVER, the round bust cups does not fit her at all but its not enough to look intentionally exaggerated.  While the brooch is a good idea but I feel like this look needs more statement jewellery either a cuff, a statement ring or earrings and a clutch to make it more oomph.  Also this look needs WAY MORE edgier hair and makeup and in order to work.  She looks like she ran out of time or forgot to hire a hair dresser for the event.

TITANNA MASLANY IN BOUCHRA JARRAR

Tatiana Maslany in Bouchra Jarrar, in Fred Leighton jewelry, and Sophia Webster shoes

Tatiana Maslany in Bouchra Jarrar, in Fred Leighton jewelry, and Sophia Webster shoes

I always love a women in a suit because I find the androgyny super sexy and always appeciate any actress who goes that rout and I really love the idea of making a white suit look feminine and sexy. HOWEVER, the problem with this suit is the terrible fit- shes swimming in the suit which looks like its taped down to minimalise any nip slip. The trousers looks a few inches too big around the hips and that collar is way too big for her small frame.  Also I am so sick of seeing these shoes which is painful just looking at her. Also feel like the look needs a necklace or statement earrings because she looks a bit bare on top.  On the plus side- her hair and makeup looks beautiful and on point so this is a case of Good Idea ruined by bad tailoring.

 EMMA ROBERTS IN JENNY PACKHAM

Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham and Martin Katz jewelry Source: www.vogue.com

Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham and Martin Katz jewelry
Source: http://www.vogue.com

Even though I love the cut and silhouette on this Jenny Peckham dress on her and its styled perfectly, and her hair and makeup looks gorgous; My biggest problem with this look is that the cream coloured dress with her pale complexion and that particular shade of blonde hair completely washed out.  Eventhough I get nude coloured dresses will never go out of style on the red carpet but I will never be a fan of them because she looks naked from far away.  If this dress is in a different colour like an mint green or a baby blue, it would’ve definitely be a contender for best dressed.

TEYONAH PARRIS IN FRANCESCA MIRANDA

Teyonah Parris in Francesca Miranda

Teyonah Parris in Francesca Miranda

Love the dress. Its a new take on the classic ballgown and  it fun, its flirty and the Polka Dotts made it dramatic and bold. Would’ve loved it more if the belt was plain black and I liked the fact that she kept the jewellery simple because the dress didn’t need it HOWEVER…the look is COMPLETELY ruined by the 80s style prom hair style. All she needs is a sash, a tiara with a bouquet of flowers and she is Miss America 1989. Such a big mistep because everything else looked beautiful.  This with something modern like a loose ponytail and she would’ve NAILED it.

KIERNAN SHIPKA IN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE

Kiernan Shipka in Dior Haute Haute Couture

Kiernan Shipka in Dior Haute Haute Couture

This was on a lot of worst dressed lists and it almost made it to mine but I always applaud a young actress trying to take a fashion risk and not go to the pretty princess dress.  The yellow suits her and she looks great in the mini dress (even though I can’t get over the sheer yellow illusion neckline) but although I love Dior and Raf Simons but these cigeratte pants with the black heels look like they belong in a different outfit.  Sadly her face is too sweet to pull off a look which not even the fashion risk takers like Diane Kruger , Lupita N’gongo or Kerry Washington may even attempt.  Bravo for trying but baby steps darling.

WORST DRESSED

HEIDI KLUM IN ALTELIER VERSACE

HEIDI KLUM IN ALTELIER VERSACE

HEIDI KLUM IN ALTELIER VERSACE

While I get brand loyalty but for me, wearing a dress from the same collection at the same awards show- The Creative Arts Emmys Awards within 2 weeks is not the smartest move; especially if the first dress is far more beautiful than the second dress.  From neck up- she looks beautiful as usual.. But eventhough I love Altelier Versace but of all the dresses in the collection, she had to choose the sheer naked one. Really don’t get the frilly Austen Power esque half jacket because it looked like she forgot to put the other half on… for the first time I wish they just left that part on and leaving the naked dress naked.  The matching yellow shoes absolutely killed the look.  She looked like a half peeled banana.

UZO ADUBA IN A JONATHAN COHEN DRESS

Uzo Aduba in a Jonathan Cohen dress and Kwiat jewelry earrings

Uzo Aduba in a Jonathan Cohen Dress and Kwiat jewelry earring

You all know that Fuchsia is my all time favourite colour so really annoyed with the fact this dress ruined it. I don’t mind the neckline but the dress is sooooo stiff it looks like a make a prom dress out of unconventional materials challenge. The violet is not big enough to look intentional so it looks like a painted on mistake.  The hair looks like a bridesmaid.  Such a disappointment coming from a beautiful actress.

CLAIRE DANES IN PRADA

Worsed Dressed -Claire Danes in a Prada dress and Cartier jewelry

Claire Danes in a Prada Dress and Cartier jewelry

I’ve always loved Claire Danes for her unconventional choices on the red carpet but 60% of the time it doesn’t translate on the Red Carpet.  This is yet another example. I love the sequins and the colour but the neckline is just not flattering for her figure and looks like she is wearing a floor length apron from the front. The metal chains and eyelets feel too heavy against the sequins.  The matronly hair absolutely looks totally wrong with this outfit.  If Miley Cyrus wore this to the VMAs I probably would’ve loved it but definite not for Claire Danes for Emmys.

KATHRYN HAAN IN VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Kathryn Haan in Vivienne Westwood dress, Eva Fehren jewelry, and Rauwolf bag

Kathryn Haan in Vivienne Westwood dress, Eva Fehren jewelry, and Rauwolf bag

Project Runway Challenge: Design a red carpet dress made from fabrics found in a vintage furniture store.  The fit is all you need for any “are you pregnant?” rumors, Really hate the diagonal ruffles across her vagina, the hair and makeup is just wrong for the look.  The only thing which is relatively ok is these amazing shoes but even that doesn’t save such a hideous dress.

JOANNA NEWSOM IN DELPOZO

Joanna Newsom in a Delpozo dress

Joanna Newsom in a Delpozo dress

At first glance, this is a red carpet version of Princess Beetrice’s look at the Royal wedding. She looks like she is wearing the toilet cover on her chest.  Absolutely hate the stiff mullet dress with the chifton skirt underneath.  The grandma bun looks good if you are 80.  Absolute disaster….

Sorry about the LOOOONNNGGGG post.  Red Carpet post is always super long because theres always lots to discuss (bitch about)
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VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2015 – THE GOOD , THE BAD AND THE #WTF

As young men, I’ve always loved looking at Celebrities on the red carpet at awards shows.  Most of the time I am more interested in watching the red carpet than the actual awards show. Which is why, even though I’ve never watched a full MTV’s Video Music Awards, I’ve spent the yesterday looking at what the celebrities wore on the Red Carpet this year.
Unlike The Film or TV Awards (Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys) Shows which calls for formal and glamour evening wear, Music Awards shows are usually more fun & kirky and its a red carpet which Artists, Musicians and Celebrities can really express their own style and take risks with fashion (both in terms of style or press attention) so sometimes a lot of the looks are either Yay or Nay.
At this year’s VMAs , the fashion choices in general for me is a tad on the disappointing side.  Maybe because with the absence of the Fashion Risk Taking big names like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga and the Glamazons like Beyonce or J.Lo , there seem to be a lack of good fashion wow moments or dramatic fashion risk taking. In general, for me the Red Carpet have only a view best dressed and a lot of either bad or bla looks and a bunch who just dressed to get people talking in the press.
So without further Doodahs, Here is my review of some of the fashion moments at the VMAS this year. (Warning: long post but please read it all to get to the WTFs )

THE GOOD

The Good - Taylor Swift in Ashish

Taylor Swift in Ashish- photo by Getty Image

Even though this was on a lot of worst dressed lists, but I love this look on Taylor because this feel like a departure from her usual long glamorous evening dresses on the red carpet.  This is a personal fashion risk for going sporty glam.  I really love the sequined cropped top pair with sparkly sweat pants.  The shoes are to die for and gives a wink to the outfit without being too matchy.  The effortless pony tail is perfect for the look.  My only complain is that the eye makeup feels too long making her eyes look wider than it is, but overall its an edgy and glamorous surprise coming from her.

FKA TWIGS IN Atelier Versace and Eva Fehren Jewellery. Photo: Getty Images

FKA TWIGS in Atelier Versace and Eva Fehren Jewellery. Photo: Getty Images

Usually I am not a fan of Sheer Evening Dresses but FKA’s Altelier Versace gown is one of the most dramatic and glamorous dresses last night.  Its super sexy without being vulgar.  Really love the softness of the chifton against the hardness of the lines in the corset details. Really happy that she decided to incorporate her sequinned bra and panties as part of the look unlike the “naked trend” we’ve been seeing on the red carpet all year. The big big hair with the glamorous makeup with the pop of red lip.  It is the most refined and effortless look we’ve seen from FKA in a long time.

Vanessa Hudgens in Naeem Khan Photo by Getty Images

Vanessa Hudgens in Naeem Khan
Photo by Getty Images

Soft Bohemian Chic.  Really love what Vaness Hudgen brought to the red carpet last night with this Beautiful evening gown by Naeem Khan.  The floral applicque against the dusty pink made it so romantic and feminine.  The Plunging Neckline gave the dress a bit of sex appeal.  Really love how the braided beach waves, the jewellery and the vintage style clutch gave the look a hippy vibe cause if she had her hair up and wore diamonds , it would just a typical ballgown look.  Against a red carpet of bling, glitz and crazy colors, this stood out on the red carpet ’cause its so different.

Lasichan and Pharell Williams Photo by Getty Images

Lasichan and Pharell Williams
Photo by Getty Images

I wasn’t sure about these looks at first glance because It felt too casual for this event and I am not a fan of denim but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. He looked impeccible and I loved the fact that even though the vibe is casual but he kept everything slick and tailored. Really glad he didn’t go the ripped denim road.  Her denim shirt with denim overalls is the perfect compliment to his look.  The Chanel Clutch gave it a bit of edge.  I only wish her shoe laces matched then it would’ve been perfect.  But even  though the looks seem casual but its done in such a unique and sophisticated way.  Together they looked effortless yet dramatic at the same time.

Cara Delevingne in Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman shoes

Cara Delevingne in Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman shoes Photo: Getty Images

Really love the star printed fringed Saint Laurent mini dress.  Some may say its not dramatic enough but Cara is a chilled It girl who always wants to look edgy and cool with a hint of darkness so this girl is perfect for her.  The stars and the fringe gave it drama while the super short length gives it sex appeal without being vulgar.  It feels very modern day flapper with an edge.The effortless hair and makeup is beautiful. She knows her style and she is doing her version for the VMAs.

THE BAD

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa copy Photo: getty

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa
Photo: getty

I love Marchesa but YAWNNNNNNN…. soooo over the naked dress trend on the red carpet to a point I want to start a #sayyestopanties hashtag on instagram.  Although I don’t mind the detailing on the halter, but when you see side boob from the front, your boobs are too big for the dress.  The hair and make up is lack luster and also please put some panties on.

 Gigi Hadid in Emilia Wickstead Photo: getty

Gigi Hadid in Emilia Wickstead Photo: getty

I love her tan and her makeup looks good but this feel more pool side party than red carpet.  She looks like she thru a jacket over her swimsuit and rushed to the vmas.  Really don’t get the exposed crotch under the slit.  I think this dress would’ve been better if its floor lengh with a side slit.  Not sure this shade of orange goes with her beautiful glow.

The Bad Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne in Alexander Wang photo: getty

In theory, this is a black pinstriped jumpsuit would’ve been quite chic on Kelly. Loved the hair and make up but the fit with the sheer fabric makes it look sloppy and enter pajama territory. This also needs more statement jewellery to amp it up so it matches the amazing hair.  If this is more tailored and had more structure, had a belt and with more dramatic accessory, it would not have been as bad as what everyone made it to be. Have to admit I am disappointed because usually I am a fan of her unique style.

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels

This probably would’ve been on the best dressed list for VMAs 1995.  The matching bra under the sheer top is sooooooo 90s.  I get she has abs but do you need to show it every time you are on the red carpet?  I don’t mind the bottom half cause the pants are tailored well and the shoes look good but if you are gonna wear so much red, why does your lipstick don’t match the outfit?  It looks like she just drank water and forgot to retouch her lipstick.  I get shes not into fashion but shes rich enough to hire a stylist for the VMAs.

UGLY Jeannie Mai

UGLY Jeannie Mai Photo: getty

I love prints but this is just butt ugly.  This looks like a bottom entry for project runway challeng with the brief : design a red carpet dress out of materials you find from recycled garbage.  Really don’t get the stars with the flowers and the birds with the BIG 25 number.  The gold jewellery just took it to tacky level.  The prissy prom style hair is just wrong with this trashy disaster of an outfit.

THE #WTF

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna

While I respect the concept of bullying on an outfit – VMAs really is the time to do it but this is just attention seeking for me.  The mismatch nude fabric takes it to cartoonville, also why doe it match the colour of Blac’s hair and not her skin?  Also If amber is gonna make this statement then why is she wearing cocktail hour shoes?  They look more like they are making a statement about Kim Kardashian more than about online haters.

Frankie Grande Photo: getty

Frankie Grande
Photo: getty

I love bling and I 100% support men making fashion statement on the red carpet but the flamboyant hair with the sparkly makeup with the glittered chest made this super tacky and cheap.  He looks like a backup dancer at the Mardi Gras parade. I like men who dare to wear suit without shirt but I can never agree to pairing it with your underwear worn as pants.

Miley Cyrus in Atelier Versace photo: getty

Miley Cyrus in Atelier Versace
photo: getty

So over Miley Cyrus and her attention seeking fabrics scarps she wears.  Lady Gaga have done it but at least when she did it, it has concept and drama.  Being barely naked in Couture scraps to make head line is just telling people to look at you.  I get that she is trying to make ppl forget about her Hanna Montana days but doing 180 just makes us remember that she used to star in a Disney movie.  I love Atelier Versace but thanks for ruining one of my favourite boots this season.

Baddie Winkle photo- getty

Baddie Winkle
photo- getty

This would’ve looked perfect on Miley Cyrus with the Versace boots and made her best dressed.  The only excuse an elderly women can walk out in public with this look is if they use this outfit to dress up as Miley Cyrus as a Halloween Costume. Maybe she is knowing Miley is the host.

Z Lala in Merlin Castell photo: getty

Z Lala in Merlin Castell
photo: getty

When this first came out, many people throught it was Dior Haute Couture 2004 by John Galliano but infact it is a rip off.  The designer proudly credited himself on Instagram last night.  Big no in my books no matter how dramatic it is. I don’t mind inspiration but DIRECT COPY is plagiarism and Dior should sue him for copying one of the most iconic looks from one of the most memorable collections ever.  The only thing this look did to me is that it made me know who Z La La is- a new star trying to copy Lady Gaga.

Any sorry about the LOOOONNNGGGG post.  Will keep it shorter next time.
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Golden Globes Awards 2015 Red Carpet PART 1- Best Dressed List

Awards season have begun in 2015.  Those who are into Film and TV may be guessing who will win what awards but to many fashionistas like myself the red carpet and who wears what couture is what is truly important.  Thats why this year I decided to select my favourite and worse looks to you all on this blog.

In previous years , Golden Globes is the beginning of the season and even though the dress code is formal but it is usually more fun and glamorous and actresses and actors usually take more fashion risk than the Oscars. This year the risk factor was big (even though there are some snooze buttons and WTFs but more abt that in my next post) so even with the absence of Fashion queens such as Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, in general the red carpet choices was very interesting. Without further doodahs, here are my Top 15 looks of the evening.

All Photos from http://www.style.com

15: Katie Holmes, in Custom Marchesa
Many people may find this dress look too simple but for me I love the dark purple against her Brunette Hair. Crazy about the way the slick ponytail works with the simple lines of the dress. The strong smoky eyes is a perfect finish to the look. Definitely a personal best for her.

15.Katie Holmes, in custom Marchesa

14. Michelle Monaghan, in Jason Wu
Really love this cause the silhouette reminds me of the slick simple shift gowns which Calvin Klien will design for the red carpet in the 90s.  The diagonal beading adds a glamorous touch to such a simple dress. The effortless hair with the strong eyeliner makes this look effortless yet sexy.

14. Michelle Monaghan, in Jason Wu

13 .Robin Wright, in Ralph Lauren, and Ben Foster 
This is such a modern take on power couple dressing even tough all black don’t often translate well on the red carpet, I really love the androgynous haircut on her with the simple long sleeve tee with the sheer skirt as contrast.  His rugged beard works well with the all black tux. Its very hip, offbeat and chic at the same time.

13 .Robin Wright, in Ralph Lauren, and Ben Foster

12 Taylor Schilling, in custom Ralph Lauren
Like previous years, Red is a very popular colour and was seen on several actresses this year. This is such a fresh take of the classic red dress.  Really love the halter top with the ball gown silhouette. The simplicity of the gown with her minimalist hair and makeup keeps it fresh. Its not easy for such an young, sweet actress to be able to wear red and still keeping it age appropriate, kudos on making it work.

12 Taylor Schilling, in custom Ralph Lauren

11. Julianne Moore, in Givenchy Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels
Bling was another popular trend this year. I really love the ombre effect going from silver to grey ending in black. The tank neckline keeps it modern (would hate it if its strapless).  Its glamorous, modern and chic.  This would’ve gotten higher on this list if she styled her hair differently. A chignon or bigger waves would’ve glam it up a bit.  

11. Julianne Moore, in Givenchy Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels

10, Naomi Watts in Gucci, with Bulgari jewels and bag, and Liev Schreiber, in Prada
I always applaud actresses who choose to wear yellow on the red carpet because not many actresses dare to do it.  Its a colour which don’t need any sequins or dramatic silhouette in order to be dramatic. Love the simplicity of the dress with the red lip, the belt makes it very chic. Its elegant and a ray of sunshine on the red carpet.

10.Naomi Watts, in Gucci, with Bulgari jewels and bag, and Liev Schreiber, in Prada

9. Catherine Zita Jones in Angel Sanchez
Against a sea of red ballgowns, this probably would’ve looked boring on any other actress, HOWEVER the best actress any women can have is confidence. This is her saying  even if theres a chance we will see variations of this dress tonight, I am Catherine Zita Jones, I look beautiful, PHOTOGRAPH ME NOW.  Very regal, very dramatic.

9. Catherine Zeta-Jones

8. Claire Danes, in Valentino
Slightly unconventional , slightly offbeat and always willing to surprise us on the Red Carpet, Claire Danes have once again proven her style versatility in this beautiful bohemian esque Dress by Valentino.  This may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I love it cause it feels so unexpected. Crazy about the statement earrings which compliments her eye makeup. Keeping the hair simple makes all eyes go to this beautiful beaded couture creation.

8. Claire Danes, in Valentino

7. Lupita Nyong’o, in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels
Lupita have once again proven to us that she can pull off anything unconventional with this floral creation by Giambattista Valli. So beautiful against her skin tone and her ethnic beauty.  Crazy about the cascade of the print of the dress. Its very sweet and etherial with an edge.  The only reason this isn’t higher on the list is because I wish her hair is shorter like last year’s red carpet season cause personally feel it would look more clean and flattering than the afro.
7. Lupita Nyong'o, in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, with Chopard jewels

6. Heidi Klum, in Atelier Versace
Heidi Klum in the house. This dress is sooooooo her in the sense that its dramatic silhouette, low-cut , a high slit, have bling on it, in a dramatic colour with a touch of drag. But unlike the usual Heidi looks, this has an elegant touch to it. The classic Hollywood hair and makeup really compliments this look.  It screams look at me , I am Heidi Klum ,I have a gorgeous body and still on top of my game…. Mission Accomplished…

6. Heidi Klum, in Atelier Versace

5. Lorde, in Narciso Rodriguez, with Neil Lane jewels
This may be a what was she thinking to the general public but I put this so high on the list for the risk factor. It takes a good set of balls for an actress to wear a tuxedo , a crop top paired with a diamond necklace on a red carpet which usually mean dresses and gowns and some how she pulls it off.  Its so sexy and chic. With this look, Lorde entered my list of the ones to look out for on red carpets in the future.

5. Lorde, in Narciso Rodriguez, with Neil Lane jewels

4. Felicity Jones in Dior
Elegant, Minimal and Classic this Dior Dress is sooooooo beautiful.  The colour which goes perfectly with her hair and squinting and  really stood out against a sea of bling bling and Red dresses. I love it cause it has a slight 50s touch to it with the silhouette and the high neckline. Its a dress that the colour and silhouette speaks for itself.  Like Lorde, definitely someone new to watch out for on the Red Carpet

4. felicity jones in dior

3. Jared Leto, in Lanvin
For some reason Actors in Hollywood seldom take any risk on the red carpet.  Its always the black or midnight blue tux with a white or black shirt.  Jared unlike 95% of actor is never afraid to stand out. Love the white tux with the black details. Crazy about the pop of red on the collar. Its fun, its smart yet formal enough for the occasion.  Big applause from the fashion bros…

3. Jared Leto, in Lanvin

 

2. Allison Williams, in Armani Privé
My first reaction to this is WOW….. This is a modern day Grace Kelly with a dark, glamorous twist. So good to see someone who can carry off Armani Prive to the style calibre as Cate Blanchett or Anne Hathaway.  The 40s glamour hair and makeup is perfect against this princess creation. Crazy about the tiers of sparkly ruffles on the classic princess silhouette.  Amongst a sea of red dresses this classic yet glamorous version is by far my favourite.

2. Allison Williams, in Armani Privé
Now with a big round of applause, The BTW-Workshop Blog pick for the winner of Best Dressed at Golden Globes 2015 is…….

2. Emma Stone in Lanvin
It was so difficult deciding between Allison Williams and this because they are both stunning in 2 different ways, but this won because of its originality  and courage.  Like Lorde, it takes a good set of balls to wear pants to one of the most formal red carpets of the year and Emma manages to do it in a way which feels as appropriate as an Evening gown.  The sequinned bustier is the perfect juxtaposition against the masculine tuxedo trousers. The sash adds femininity and drama to the look. Love the casual undone hair and fresh looking make up. The total look is a modern and fresh new take on Red Carpet dressing. Emma Stone, I’ve always loved your style but I never thought you would have some Tilda Swinton in you to pull of such unconventional and stunning look.

1. emma stone in lanvin

 

Anyway… thats it for now, Whats your favourite red carpet moment at the Golden Globes this year? please feel free to share your opinion on the comment section.

Until Next Time,

XOXO TIMTIM WONG^^