Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco Chanel
I lurve awards season. Starlets gussied up in dresses and jewels worth thousands of dollars on several occasions? For a judgey fashion blogger like myself, it’s the closest thing to heaven on earth.
I didn’t write a post about this year’s Golden Globes (I was under the weather. Boo.), so I was über excited for last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. As I took in E’s red carpet coverage
on mute, I couldn’t help but notice that midnight blue and black-and-white gowns were very popular with the ladies.
If I had to identify a common thread between my favorites last night, I’d say it’s simplicity. None of these beauties reinvented the wheel or anything, but they all looked lovely. And recognizable. And in Hollywood, that’s sayin’ somethin’.
OK, my Best Dressed picks (in no particular order):
Amy Poehler in Zuhair Murad
Look out, sexy momma comin’ through! Makeup and hair are soft and pretty, and that dress is doing you major favors, girl. Not crazy about the purse, but it’s not detracting from the overall look so I’ll let it slide. A personal best, in my opinion.
Elizabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana
Oh, Lizzy. I saw you and I squealed. Your hair and makeup are perfect. (Sometimes you look a little washed out on the carpet, dear.) And kudos for going short. Show off those gams!
Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta.
Kiernan, you little doll you. Hollywood tarts, take note: THIS is how it’s done. She looks pretty, fashionable, and age-appropriate. Someone was raised right.