I’m a bit late for this recap because I had to take time yesterday to recover from the Brad and Jenn thing. If you don’t know what thing I mean than you wouldn’t care if I explained it but just let the rest of us live in our early 2000’s fantasy world where Friends is still on and these two are still sharing the same hair colorist. Fun fact: They are currently using the same stylist team of Nina and Claire…things that make you go hmmmmm. Basically this photo right here is everything.
So oh yeah they were other people there besides Brad and Jenn. This is probably my favorite of the awards shows to actually watch the awards part because this is actors voting on their peers, as opposed to other awards that are by some exclusive confusing committee. This is basically your co-workers at work validating your hard work. And it’s film and television so you get lots of people to look at.
I’m going to keep the feel good feelings going by starting with the looks I loved.
I’m a sucker for a classic and chic Hollywood look, and all these dresses look like they could have been from the past 50 years or so on Audrey Hepburn or Sophia Loren. Zoe’s gloves come up just high enough to keep the look modern and JLo totally redeemed herself from that Christmas gift wrap disaster of a dress. Biggest surprise was Jenn wearing white! This girl is a die hard for her black dresses. But back in the day she did wear white and with her California tan and golden locks it looks amazing on her. Hmmmm…white when she was Brad then and suddenly wearing white again now….okay I’ll try and stop.
Speaking of classic Jenn’s dress is actually a vintage gown by John Galliano for Dior from the Spring/Summer 1999 collection. Jenn loved the dress so much that she purchased it to keep from LILY Et Cie, the high end luxury vintage boutique in Beverly Hills. The only very obvious issue with this perfectly cut on the bias satin perfection of a gown is the nipplegate issue that occurred. It’s very tricky to wear any kind of undergarments under this kind of satin material because it literally hugs every curve and shows everything so perhaps this is why she went sans bra. Everywhere Jenn went so did her very noticeable nipples. I am sure there was no way she didn’t know this so perhaps she is just very happy with her well placed and shaped nipples? I dunno.
I’m always a fan of the dressed up pants and both of these young actresses perfected the look by nailing the accessories, the makeup and the hair. And I think the look has enough edge to be totally age appropriate and current.
And then there’s this look on Logan Browning that was just breathtakingly beautiful. She is literally floating in the dress and the color is just gorgeous.
I love this dress on Sophie Turner but the chrome on the belt is annoying me. I get that it’s Louis Vuitton and it’s kind of signature thing right now but I just wish it was all pink and no chrome. But this is a shade we don’t normally see on the red carpet its refreshing. Her hair and makeup are flawless.
I loved this dress on Renee. I loved the Bardot inspired updo. I just wish for different color lip..maybe red? And maybe a stunning earring, like an emerald drop, for that extra finishing touch.
Volume was a trend of sorts and I gotta say I don’t like it. I guarantee these woman cannot use the ladies room without significant amounts of help. If you have ever worn a wedding dress you know that stalls are not built for these kind of dresses and you also know that your maid of honor better really love you because she’s the one sent in to help you lift up the skirt and hope for the best aim. It’s not a glamourous job. I don’t even find these dresses to be pretty on their own and I don’t believe on the dress getting noticed before the woman herself.
Another trend that was huge last night was bad hair and bad makeup. I’m sorry but there was a lot of it. Fashion does not exist in a vacuum and it take a team of fashion stylists, hair stylists and makeup artists to all do their part to make the look come together. This group project mentality was simply not there for these looks.
The first catastrophe was the severe part down the middle and pulled back look. Charlize’s hair stylist even went so far as to place a Tiffany bracelet on her hair part in effort to …Hell I don’t know what the point was there. It was weird.
Charlize’s makeup is beautiful as there is a color thing going on with her eye makeup that warms up the looks. The other two have 50 shades of Nude going on which closely resembles a corpse.
There is an exception to this wet hair slicked back look. When it is done with volume at the crown it can work. This softens it slightly so we don’t feel like we are looking at a dancer from the Robert Palmer Addicted to Love video. And the slightest pink lip is soft compliment to the smoky eye. Also love that the dress is lingerie inspired by cut without being trashy.
Speaking of bad hair on a gorgeous woman…what was happening with Margot Robbie’s look? The dress is too much with the jewelry and the plaid and the ruffles, and the grown in dark roots cannot be a thing. Her skin and makeup though are per usual amazing and really she is such a gorgeous human that she looks best when she goes more simple.
Back to makeup, there was some harsh goth stuff going on that felt very severe. Imagine these dresses with a softer look that is less vampy. Maybe do a major eye or a major lip but doing both here doesn’t seem to work. Or maybe a nude lip? Although the dress on the left is another case of volume overload.
This dress got mixed reactions when I discussed it with friends. Some of them liked it but I can’t get past the Jessica McClintock 1980’s thing going on with that pearl fringe. I want to like it because normally I love what Allison Janney wears but I just can’t with this one.
This one may have been inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds movie. Imagine it without those black things all over it and it would be a lovely dress.
Stylists are always telling their clients that the perfect look is achieved with good tailoring. What happened here? Why would he want to do this?
And sadly this lovely girl has the dreaded underarm overflow that we are all afraid of. This unfortunate shot has the dress doing the most unflattering things under her arm. And these are tiny women who have great figures but this awkward fit is distracting.