Awards season is with us, and the stars have been out and about sporting some lovely (and not so lovely, of course) outfits.
I’m starting this week with a selection of red dresses, just for Glynis, who commented on the last Frock It post that she does like to see a red dress at this time of year. I wholeheartedly agree, Glynis – nothing like it to brighten up this gloomy time of year.
One of my favourite red dresses was this one worn by Stacey Keibler (George Clooney’s latest squeeze) at the Golden Globes last week:
Apart from blending almost perfectly with the red carpet, this dress is pretty near perfect, I’d say.
Another red dress I liked was the one worn by Katherine Heigl at the premiere of her new movie, One For the Money.
I really like the shoulder detail on this one (and the sparkly shoes!).
Wasn’t so keen on this red number, though …
… as worn by Layla Flaherty of new TV show Desperate Scousewives (I’ve yet to experience this viewing extravaganza myself). The dress itself is not so bad – and is even quite similar in style to a dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge recently, but what’s the story with the exposed bra? Weird – and not in a good way.
Let’s move onto the Golden Globes – and the great and the good of the film world were out in force that evening. I could go on and on, but in the interests of ever getting any dinner cooked this evening, will just show you my three favourites and my three least favourites:
Kate Beckinsale – this woman literally cannot put a fashion foot wrong as far as I’m concerned lately. LOVE everything about this look.
I do find Angelina’s fashion choices a bit hit and miss, but she certainly pulled all the stops out with this dress – I can’t remember ever seeing her look so good. If I’m being really picky, I’d say the pulled back hair is a little bit too severe – a few curls escaping would have softened the look a bit.
My third (and somewhat surprising) favourite was Tilda Swinton. I’m not keen on her androgynous make-up free look as a rule, but I thought this outfit was just gorgeous – love the colour, which really suits her, and the style. Far and away the best outfit I’ve ever seen her in.
Now let’s move on to my least favourites:
Erin Wasson (a model, apparently). What. Were. You. Thinking. Just revolting. I wouldn’t have let her in.
And Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids actress), who obviously thought the idea was that everybody looked at HER globes rather than the ones being awarded. Goodness only knows how that dress is staying up.
Now let’s have a look at Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud, whose personal life is making the papers far more than her pop career these days.
I noticed this picture of her out and about in London recently, and thought how smart she was looking.
Not so much the very next day, however, when she was pictured in the paper like this:
How rough does she look? And did she forget to brush her hair for about the last week? Yuck.
Another horrible dress was this one sported by Christina Aguilera at a recent NBC party – she’d do herself a massive favour by losing that horrible brassy blonde hair now – she looks very muttony with it, in my opinion.
And I’ve saved a lovely one for last …
Vanessa Hudgens at the People’s Choice Awards. Unusual, not too blingy, and very glam – loved it.
And finally, just before I go, I thought I’d share with you what we can all expect the men in our lives to be wearing next Autumn/Winter, with this splendid outfit shown on the catwalk at the Thom Brown menswear A/W 2012 show.
I’m off to order one for Ashley right now!