It’s January and in the world of Red Carpets that only means one thing, it’s award season.
For a whole month we will have an endless stream of ball-gowns and beauty looks to swoon over, what with the upcoming SAG Awards, Oscars, Grammys and BAFTAs coming up.
First on the list, the awards ceremony that sets the tone for all others, in terms of award winners and best-dressed ‘one’s to watch’. The Golden Globes are a great way to gauge which colour, designer, or cut the A-listers will be going for, for the Oscars. Though there were a few misses (and no Blush does not think Julia Roberts was one of them), there were some definite hits.
Excluding J-Law, who despite being queen of our hearts we are expecting more from, this is Blush’s best dressed list for the Globes and the ones we will be watching for the rest of the season.
Zoe Saldana‘s asymmetric/sheer Prabal Gurung creation, is one of Blush’s favourites from the knees up and ankles down. The embellished midnight satin is gorgeous and the off the shoulder bodice alone is worth a winner. Love that she went for a sleek bun and a soft pink lip as an accent to her blush pink accessories.
Margot Robbie is fast becoming a Red Carpet master, she’s been on Best Dressed lists for weeks thanks for her recent role as Leo Di Caprio’s love interest in The Wolf of Wall Street. Blush loves the clean lines of her white Gucci dress, which despite being plunging, having a thigh high slit and embellishment, looks absolutely effortless.
Alison Williams, was most definitely the most fashion-forward of her Girls co-stars. The actress looked stunning in an Alexander McQueen mono dress, with a striped feathered bodice and simple black bottom. The sleek side-parting was a winner but perhaps the eyeliner was a little much for so early on?
Jessica Chastain became a style icon when she wore that Black and gold embroidered Alexander McQueen dress at the Oscars last year, and though this years doppelganger wasn’t quite as striking, it was beautifully constructed and even more elegant. Chastain swept her hair back to allow her jewels and sweetheart neckline do the talking.
This dress very much felt like Emma Roberts‘ debutante dress, in the sense that it was the dress where she really stepped out as a starlet with red-carpet prowess. Although the oversized turquoise earrings may have been a touch too big, I love the concept of just using jewellery to add a bit of colour.
Her off-the-shoulder black Lanvin gown was fit to perfection, and the seaming detail made her look even more streamlined than she already is. Exquisite.
Amber Heard is a bombshell and she reiterated this with her Angelina Jolie-esque midnight blue gown.The model and actress looked as amazing as always in Atelier Versace asymmetrical gown, with a thigh-high slit and ruffles. The Jimmy Choos really steal the show here though.
I don’t normally rate Emma Watson, but I rate this dress so much that one picture wasn’t enough. If I could wear any dress it would be this backless scarlet Dior number, which from the front appears to be a nice t-shirt shaped gown but is actually entirely backless and pleats beautifully.
Watson teamed the dress with black Dior cigarette pants, and the unlikely choice of magenta lipstick, which shouldn’t work, but does so well.
Naomi Watts looked like a prize herself. The actress looked so elegant in this champagne hued halterneck by Tom Ford. The actress kept things simple with unfussy hair and managed to look not too precious, with a chunky gold chain.
Jemima Kirke made it to this list because I love Jessa and because she reminds me of so many kooky West London girls I know, who just throw on a vintage slip dress and still look smoking.
Jemima was one of the only stars on the red carpet to not showcase next season’s ready-to-wear or couture pieces and opt for a vintage piece she loved. Kirke completed the look with 40s waves and glossy red lips.
Though there were many pregnant stars on the red carpet Kerry Washington was undoubtedly the most chic. The actress and Scandal star looks set to be the coolest mum at the school gates if her custom-made Balenciaga gown is anything to go by.
Michelle Dockery wins the award for the most modern princess dress we’ve seen in ages and there wasn’t a yard of tulle in sight. As Lady Mary, Dockery has had quite the cinderella story, with the show’s success and her strapless Oscar De La Renta gown was the perfect manifestation of this. The hem stopped the look from becoming too Oscars and the flecks of gold embroidery gave the impression she had just been doused in confetti.