Kids, awards season is like the Superbowl, the Olympics and Fashion Week all rolled up into one. It is not for the faint of heart, the weak or the untoned. There may be some who will win awards but it's the red carpet score that really counts.
I don't care that Kate does only crap movies that I've never seen, the girl knows how to channel movie star glam 24/7. While there's nothing earth-shattering about the dress itself, the interplay of metallics and the superglue fit make it hot.
For the past year, Jessica Chastain's been pushed as the next big thing. That's all good and fine on the acting front but you're nobody until you can represent on the red carpet. Talent? Phooey. It's the shallow end here, baby. Finally, Jessica's delivered a look that's worthy of her hype. I love the corseted top and the embroidered skirt. I just feel that the heavy straps on her heels are too bulky for such a refined look.
People throw around the phrase blonde bombshell too casually. At most, it's small explosions. Amber, on the other hand, definitely hits the Richter scale with this ensemble. From the lush hair to the super glam gown, it's a look that deserves to be noticed.
2012 People's Choice Awards - Red CarpetMost of the time, Vanessa's working a seriously hippie look that bores me. But this dress made me look at her in a new light. The spider's web pattern is gorgeous but it's the second halter layer than really makes the look pop. It's haute hippie instead of homeless hippie.
How lovely is Helen's dress? What's great about the whole look is that if Michelle Williams had worn it, you'd like it just as much. Sometimes, Helen lets her freak flag fly a little too high but here she's pitch perfect.
What I like about Kirsten lately is that she's showing a new fashion maturity. Dressing up instead of trying too fashion forward. These two looks are grown up but not boring, with even her hair and makeup going sleeker. They're interesting dresses that make you want to take a closer look. Kirsten's not abandoning the quirky, just finding better ways of expressing it.
There's nothing spectacular about this look but that's kind of the reason why I like it. The deep neckline adds some flair but it's the playfulness of the blue in Claire's accessories that's a great touch.
During her 'Dragon Tattoo' press tour, Rooney has been depressing me with her zombie chic . These two looks are a distinct improvement. While she's still in neutrals, on the left, the flounces on the top and the skirt soften things up dramatically. While I love the color of the red dress, I am a little on the fence because of its Mormon modesty. Still, at least she's wearing clothes that don't look like they were designed by hacking dresses with razor blades.
And of course, check out the legs on this red carpet newcomer, not to mention the shimmering hair. Wonder who's styling this thoroughbred?