Awards season fashion deserves a standing ovation this year. The 2011 SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) Awards are usually a hotpot of missteps – a tradition stylist-ly avoided this year! One of my favourites? January Jones. This ornate number by Carolina Herrera has the most incredible cut and detail. WORK, Betty Draper.
After her Black Swan co-star Natalie Portman wore this exact palette on her Viktor & Rolf gown at the Golden Globes, we have Mila Kunis‘ version a la Alexander McQueen‘s 2011 resort collection. Cartier bracelet to top it off. Imagine a black carpet to see it at it’s best.
15-year-old True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld deserves a round of applause for picking the ugliest dress from Prada’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection, lengthening it, and killing it. How does she do it? The hot pink nails, Solange Azagury-Partridge lips ring and matching lipstick certainly help.
Dexter’s Julia Stiles looked the best I have ever seen her last night. Her Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2011 navy and white ombre gown was the perfect level of eye-catching and was perfectly accessorized via vintage jewels and Jimmy Choo‘s “Mini Tube” clutch.
Because I love Tina Fey, I try to avoid looking at her red carpet ensembles. My theory is that she either a) gets drunk before dressing or b) has the world’s most hateful stylist. Things have finally changed – just look at her in this brilliant red column gown by Oscar de la Renta. Smashing.
We can all smell the Oscar for Black Swan already. Natalie Portman transformed audience’s minds from voyeurs to participants. This said, January Vogue‘s portrayal of her in “Spreading Her Wings” might be dangerously literal in respect to ballet photography. You can’t deny the simplistic beauty from the pairing of photographer Peter Lindbergh and stylist Tonne Goodman either way. View Post
Someone is doing it well in the Olympia Le-Tan press office. In a short space of celebrity-appearance time, we have spotted Natalie Portman carrying what looked like a copy of Lolita into the premiere of Black Swan and Clemence Poesy with her paws on Le Belle et la Bete for the red carpet of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part One. At least their handbag versions.
For three seasons, Le-Tan has been putting a new spin on the term “book bag“, and has fashionable creations ranging from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire in her purse library. Who knows, maybe we will be seeing some of our more recent favourites as the brand develops. I will be holding out for a statement piece via War and Peace.
It’s movie season, which means big news for the world of fashion. Apart from “Burlesque“, I am beyond excited to see the Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis thriller “Black Swan” by Darren Aronofsky. Main reason? The costumes are by Rodarte, with a huge amount of Swarovski crystals used in the pieces.
Lead costume designer Amy Westcott will pack a powerful punch. So, what can we expect? Spiderweb rehearsal knits and an epic white column dress encrusted with jewels, including lots of play between dark and light (the best transitions between Nina Sayers, Erica Sayers and Lily.)