Monday, 30 January 2012

2012 SAG Awards

Is it just me or are the Screen Actor's Guild Awards always painfully boring? While I'm so thrilled that Modern Family and The Help were some of last night's big winners, I never love the ceremony. The fashion, on the other hand, oh that's another story. Surprisingly enough, I was very happy with most of the looks that strutted down the red carpet. Of course that made me happy, but I always love pulling out my inner Joan Rivers. So let's get the show on the road, shall we?

The good news is that some of my fashion predictions came true! We saw sleek silhouettes, pops of color, some funky patterns, and even a bold lip or two!
  • Kristen Wiig (Balenciaga): The worst look of the night, by far. I'm genuinely concerned with her stylist's mental state. A halter neck is enough pizazz so there's no need for a chocker. Instead of looking chic, she just looks like a dominatrix. Also, I don't like the cinched waist on this dress: it makes her look a million times more awkward and gangly. Kristen Wiig is such a funny lady, but I'm not laughing at this look at all.
  • Kaley Cuoco (Romona Keveza): Just no. First of all, I absolutely hate this hair. Sure, it'd be absolutely precious with a sundress and cowboy boots, but for an awards show? You must be kidding me. Also, this dress is too much for the SAG Awards, especially when she's not a nominee. Awkward... 
  • Kevin Mchale (Don't Want to Know):A word of advice: don't get fashion  inspiration from Adam Lambert.  Love his music, but his outfits are just...not chic. Men, dressing up for an awards show is so easy to do so just go casual.
  • Amber Riley (Badgley Mischka): Although I love that form-fitting silhouette on her, I hate this look. The bow is just way too much: she's going to an award show, not a Sweet Sixteen. And what's up with that hair? Way too matronly for Miss Riley. I want to see her in more edgy pieces: she has the eye for them! 
  • Zoe Saldana (Givenchy): Way too modest. I think this would look awesome for a more fashion-forward event, but she should've worn something more fun. This is the SAG awards for crying out loud, it's on TNT! Also, I don't like those shoes with this dress: the dress is so angelic while the shoes aren't. And not even in a cool juxtapositional way.  If I have to be honest: single and miserable just doesn't work for her.  
  • Busy Phillips (SIMONE by Katie Nehra): Just because it's the SAG Awards doesn't mean you can just stroll up in your new cover-up and call it a day. The dress is hideous: it's not flattering and that fabric belt makes me hostile.  But the awkward multi-necklaces are the perfect thing to salvage this look, right? Wrong. What is she, twelve?  I kind of like the hair, but not with this look.  Also, who even is Busy Phillips? 
  • Heather Morris (Masai Payan): The hair, the awkward patent leather, the train, the arbitrary earrings, oh, and that TRAIN ...there's literally nothing right about this look. The stylist clearly wanted to go so many different directions with this dress. Unfortunately all four of them ae wrong. So wrong. Heather's gorgeous; however, this is really tragic. 
  • Jane Krakowski (Antonio Berardi): I feel mildly violated. I love the silhouette on her, but the bodice is just too much. On Emma Stone, or a younger actress, this would've looked spectacular. However, this is too young for her. I'd rather her sing about her Muffin  Top.
  • Shailene Woodley (L'Wren Scott): Wait, she got to keep some costumes from The Descendants? I hate this so much: the print isn't even that flattering on her and I don't like the lack of accessories. Shame, SHAME! 

  • Giuliana Rancic (Basil Soda): Obsessed. I love the silhouette of this dress: it's not too fancy, but definitely fashion-forward.  Her hair and makeup worked is so event- appropriate. The statement necklace perfectly ties this whole look together. Perfection.
  • Rose Bryne (Elie Saab): Although I'm not a huge fan of her new bob, I'm so smitten with this look. She took such a fashion risk- which paid off- and there is no better place to experiment with a playsuit than the SAG Awards. It fits her like a glove and the gold accessories? Major. I so admire her all of her style risks and her unapologetic attitude in terms of her vision. 
  • Julie Bowen (Temperley London): Such a come back after the Golden Globes fiasco.   I love this purple on her and can we talk about the silhouette? Genius. The column bottom  complements the draped back. Her easy updo finishes this look on a high note. In love. 
  • Jayma Mays (Reem Acra): This dress is literally the perfect mix of edgy- a la sequins- and dainty with the lace. The silhouette is so old school glamour and the lack of accessories totally works with this dress. Though I don't usually like perky ponytails, her hair keeps this look refreshing. 
  • Emilia Clarke (Chanel): The detailing on this Chanel dress is literally too good to be true. Since the feathered skirt is black, it looks chic instead of cheesy. The futuristic sleeves and neckline are beautifully executed. What makes these two very different components so compatible is the floral belt that separates the two and gives a steady progression into the next "fashion element." The messy hair perfectly counteracts this semi-architectural piece. Also, can I ever reist a red lip? Nope.
  • Stacy Keibler (Marchesa): Take a note, Lea Michele: this is Marchesa done correctly.  I have a very rational love for lace, even though it can occasionally look matronly. This dress' form-fitting silhouette makes the lace seem youthful. Stacy keeps it simple by sporting a a black clutch and a messy updo. She looks cool, sophisticated, and definitely like a Mrs. Clooney.
  • Emily Blunt (Oscar de la Renta): This is definitely one of my favorites from last night. Nobody else wore this color on the red carpet, so I definitely admire her confidence and originality. The asymmetrical neckline and the sexy slit pushes the envelope on this dress; however, her pile of bracelets balances this look out. The bold lip  and incredible sparkly shoes keeps his look strong from head to toe. Gorgeous.
  • Dianna Agron (Carolina Herrera): She literally looks like a fashion princess. This beautiful magenta is so flattering with her complexion and hair color. The silhouette is also extremely flattering, which is a big step from her Emmys look. The feminine makeup and the subtle braided updo oozes femininity, which I love.
  • Emma Stone (Alexander McQueen): How is it that Emma hits it out of the ball park every single time? The dress, shoes, hair, and makeup scream 1960's beauty queen, in the chicest way possible, while her accessories are so edgy it's crazy. These two inspirations don't overpower one another or clash:  they work together to create a cohesive and fashion-forward ensemble. 
  • Octavia Spencer (Tadashi Shoji): How cute is this woman? Every thank you speech she gives warms my soul. Anywho, she looks awesome. I love this outfit on her: the silhouette is uber flattering and the color is absolutely fabulous with her skin tone. The nature-inspired earrings work so well with the intricate bodice. Gorgeous.
  • Angelina Jolie (Jenny Packham): This look is a complete 180 from her Golden Globes ensemble., which I'm thrilled about.  I love the understated glamour of this: though the silhouette is rather simple, the draping and fabric spices this dress up and makes it something truly special. Also, who can pull off gold hoops anymore, you ask? Angelina Jolie, that's who. They don't look trashy, but uber glam. So good.
  • Ahna O'Reilly (Nha Khanh): Ultimate lady in red. Can we talk about this back? Fabulous! The bold bangle is the perfect way to finish off this look. Minimalism, but a minimalism that I love.


1 comment:

  1. If Busy Phillips is going to be Michelle Williams' perennial date to awards shows, then she needs to engage a stylist. Definitely one of my not best dressed