Monday, February 9, 2009

Best Dressed and the almost Best Dressed at the BAFTA's

So the BAFTA's red-carpet - like the SAG's - was a wee bit disappointing. I get that it is cold in London at the moment and apparently it was pouring with rain on the night, but did everyone have to wear dreary black? Boo. I'm hoping for some more colour at the Oscar's, because colour has certainly dominated on the Northern Hemisphere runways for the coming season. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, who were my favourites?

Well Freida Pinto has been copping flak out in the blogosphere for being too safe and prom-like with her frock choices. But to me she is a pretty girl, just breaking into Hollywood, choosing pretty fantasy filling fairy princess dresses. There would be millions of other young girls who would do the same. She is twenty four and she looks lovely, so she gets a commendation from me, even though I'm not falling all over myself gushing at its fabulousness, despite it being my favourite colour - pink - which can often completely blind me to the true attributes of a dress.

I've been really impressed with Marisa Tomei's choices lately but I'm unsure about this dress. I want to like it, because she's taken a risk, and I really like her (her performance in The Wrestler was fantastic), but it does look a bit Joan Collins. And her hair is a bit whack. Your thoughts? I think this dress is one that probably looked better on the red-carpet rather than in photos. Generally I do love some sparkles.
I know Daniel Craig isn't actually wearing a dress but I'm including him because I love his coat and well, who doesn't like to look at photos of Daniel Craig? His fiance looks elegant too.

Emma Watson is a beautiful, beautiful young girl and she looks gorgeous in this dress. It is not an absolute showstopper, but the neckline on this Temperley dress is lovely, and it is very flattering on Emma. She has such beautiful skin and striking brown eyes. In the last couple of years I don't think I've ever seen her look bad. Here is hoping she is a little fashionista in the making.

Kate Winslet joined the throng of actresses wearing black, but in her instance she wears it very, very well. Kate has seemed very samey on the red-carpet this awards season, as though someone (her stylist?) told her she looks fantastic in body-con and that she will always be photographed, and now she has taken it a bit too far. I certainly can't say she has ever looked bad, because her body is hot, but it is getting a little bit obvious.
Having said that, I can't really fault her repetition in this case, as this Zac Posen dress is truly stunning. I love the fishtail and the saucy neckline. And her jewellery and hairstyle add a touch of class.

I LOVE Amy Adams RM dress. Redheads look great in deep primary colours and this almost electric blue is really eye-catching on Amy. I love the small sleeves, deep neck-line and the fishtail - subtly sexy.

Lastly there were two ladies that I know of wearing vintage at the BAFTA's. One was Gemma Arterton in vintage Dior. I like Gemma's dress, but I don't think it was quite dramatic enough for the BAFTA's. The other was Thandie Newtown in a black and gold strapless dress, which probably would have blown-me away if it fit a bit better. I think it is sitting too low on the boobs and the skirt seems a bit short. She does look very Audrey Hepburn though, and that can never be a bad thing. And I will always give props to anyone who chooses vintage for the red-carpet. After all, it is environmentally friendly?

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