Let’s continue our fun & fashionable talk about this Sunday’s 17th Annual SAG awards. Our two final categories are the darker looks & the risk-takers. There’s so much to talk about & even after seeing E!’s Fashion Police last night, I can’t get Joan Rivers’ voice out of my head!
The red carpet beauties embraced black & dark colors in classic silhouettes like one-shoulder, a pencil LBD, sweetheart neckline, & even the daring Julie Bowen shows off an awards show-worthy pantsuit by Catherine Maladrino! She’s an innovative & underestimated fashionista- Sofia Vergara better watch out!
Kim Kardashian killed in a plum Marchesa, although I’m still scratching my head as to why she was in attendance, having no credible acting talent. Don’t get me wrong, the girl has style, but for these occasions, I like to see the front-runners of the industry showing off their glamorous side.
Perhaps of the classic all-black looks, Amber Riley gets the A+ for going all out glam in a figure-flattering ruched mermaid gown by Anne Barge, originally designed as a bridal gown, but turned into raven for the actress. Her sleek chunky bangs & super straight hair reminded me of Jennifer Hudson‘s early red carpet days.
Parks & Recreation‘s Amy Poehler & The Closer‘s Kyra Sedgwick never looked more elegant than these age-appropriate black dresses! I did consider featuring Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks in the risk-taker section, but I actually love her smoldering vintage look with a smoky eye. She usually embraces something sweet or bold, exuding flirty sex appeal, but here we see a more dramatic side to her belted L’Wren Scott sparkler.
The risk takers of the night were all about color, pattern, volume, & secrets. Claire Danes utilizes patterns in a floral, January Jones takes on printed lace (her first time wearing Carolina Herrera!), Hailee Steinfeld is youthful in stripes (she even wore a hot pink lips ring!), & Mila Kunis wears a watercolor pattern. Although Claire was the only winner of the group, she was on-trend with a long belt for her sweeping dress.
By color, I’m talking Sofia Vergara giving new meaning to “baby blues!” Watch out Jennifer Lopez, there’s a new Latina on the red carpet & she’s not going out without a bang! Volume exists in Jenna Ushkowitz‘s creamy ruffled dress (perhaps one size too small?) & her Glee co-star Jane Lynch shows her purple side in a less than flattering wrap gown, but still gives a good effort! I say secrets because of Nicole Kidman‘s Nina Ricci lacey dress with a very sexy & effortless lace back.
February 27th is the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, so mark your calendars & break out your spanx! My bet is on Natalie Portman to simply steal the show, like winner Sandra Bullock did the year before. Nominees include Nicole Kidman, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams, & Hailee Steinfeld, so we’ll have to see how those stylish ladies continue their fabulous streak of red carpet excellence! In days to come, I’ll be on the lookout for SAG knockoffs, perhaps at EDressMe? Happy Styling!