Sunday, 19 January 2014

Red Carpet Review: 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards

The most exciting time of the year continues with the Screen Actors Guild Awards.This year's red carpet welcome delicious jewel tones, A-listers galore, and even some Christian Louboutin flats (that means you, Emma Thompson). But who truly aced this awards show and who should've given their look a second thought? Check out this Trendologist-approved red carpet round up.

The Best

Julie Bowen in Carolina Herrera: Whether she's sporting jumpsuits or rocking metallics, the Modern Family actress is never afraid of a sartorial challenge. Not only is this dress extremely event-appropriate, I love the mix of color-blocking and futuristic lines. Very au courant. To make the bold dress stand out, Bowen opted for minimal accessories; however, that jeweled clutch is awesome.
Sandra Bullock in Lanvin: Needless to say, the Gravity star looks like an on-trend goddess. Sure, emerald is no longer Patone's "It Color," but it's no surprise that jewel tones look amazing with Bullock's complexion. The languid silhouette perfectly contrasts last weekend's Prabal Gurung number. As a finishing touch, Bullock matches her sheeny dress with slick metallic accessories-- the forearm bracelet is to die for. 
Anna Gunn in Monique Lhuillier: As easy as it may be to despise Gunn's onscreen persona, Skyler White, I can't help but adore the actress's red carpet looks. Last night, the Breaking Bad starlet was a true vision in midnight blue. The halter neckline and beaded detailing enhances this otherwise sleek silhouette. Though a matching dress and jewels can be a little exhausting, Gunn did it right by keeping the accessories to a minimum. Additionally, I'm smitten with her tousled locks.
Gretchen Moi in J.Mendel: Ladies and gent, please take a memo: this is how you rock winter white. Instead of a very typical column dress, the short sleeves and perforated details perfectly complement the event's relatively casual nature. And I absolutely adore that front draping--so chic! The loose waves only add to this contemporary ensemble and Moi's pink pout offers the perfect dose of color. 
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior: I don't mean to toot my own sartorial horn, but I so knew this would be a hit.  A far cry from her typical princess silhouette, this sleek shape is both flattering and youthful. And thanks to the multicolored sequins, this column shape is anything but boring. And as expected, the punky gown looks phenomenal with her pixie cut. 
Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci: In just two short weeks, the 12 Years a Slave actress has won the hearts of fashion fanatics worldwide. First, that beyond epic Ralph Lauren number? Flawless. And now, Lupita wins a SAG and my personal "best use of turquoise ever" award. The budding fashionista looks tropical chic in this number. The decadent neckline balances the otherwise streamlined frock. And can we please take a moment to fawn over her eye makeup? Now that's what I call a full look.
Claire Danes in Vionnet; Though many people may not love this dress, I'm kind of obsessed with it. The mix of fabrics and colors is fresh in a sea of bold solids. Combined, the show-stopping sequins and ethereal panels create a completely fashion-forward. A far cry from the airy silhouettes she sported at previous award shows, Danes is having a major smoldering starlet moment. Not to mention I'm kind of her darker hair and kohl- lined lids. 
The Worst
Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi: Without the glitzy belt, the American Hustle star could've been a vision in cobalt. Not only does the belt take away from the intriguing bodice, the dress is not flattering at particular angles. Don't believe me? YouTube some red carpet interviews. Oh Amy, why are you striking out this awards season? With so few award shows yet, I am praying she'll have a perfectly princess moment at the Academy Awards. Who's ready to stage a style intervention for Miss Adams? I am! 

Ariel Winter in Badgley Mischka: Let's say it together, shall we? Too much cleavage! Not only does the bodice look a little sleazy, it seems as if she can't even fit into this gown. And when wearing such a vibrant dress, it's important to complement your frock with a pop of pigment. As much as I love a nude face, it looks like this dress is wearing her.

Kerry Washington in Prada: Last week, I thought the Scandal star was one of the most stylish pregnant women in the history of stylish pregnant women. Kerry, what happened? This look is atrocious! First of all, the sequined cropped top and lace pumps are too much! Though this outfit would look amazing on someone with a ridiculously toned body, it's not what a pregnant woman should wear. To be perfectly blunt, it's wildly inappropriate. And am I crazy, or do you see a bit of a muffin top? 

Sarah Paulson in Rochas: Don't get me wrong, I love me some Rochas; however, this whole look is way too Sandra Dee. A full skirt, flippy bob, and a blinding pink pout? No thank you. This would've looked gorgeous on Kiernan Shipka. Was that a back-handed
compliment? Perhaps.

Emma Thompson in Vintage: It all was mediocre until the flats. Emma, if you really must wear flats, make sure we can't see your feet! They may be Louboutin, but they look more like a last minute decision after some truly fabulous pumps mysteriously broke. Though comfort never goes out of style, sometimes it's imperative to understand that beauty is pain. 
Which looks did you love? I'm dying to know! 
Photos courtesy of The Huffington Post.

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