2013 Academy Awards – Understated elegance was the message of the night
The awards season is finally coming to an end with the 2013 Oscars closing things out this evening at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. As usual, we have all the style moments from the night’s red carpet. We started the awards season with a lot of black and continued on with a ton of navy blue. This evening, the nude and light colors trend that we saw at the Golden Globes continued to make a strong showing. In fact, if there was a common theme on film’s biggest night, it was understated elegance. From Charlize Theron’s white peplum Dior gown to Anne Hathaway’s baby pink Prada and golden girl Jennifer Lawrence’s light pink Dior ball gown, the message was clear — less is more. Let’s note however that while some stars decided to go “light” with their looks, there was also a huge surge in embellished and embroidered gowns (although not all of them worked). Catherine Zeta-Jones, Amanda Seyfried and Kirsten Stewart went with full length embroidered gowns while Kerry Washington and Zoe Saldana opted for embroidered busts. This year’s red carpet unfortunately didn’t provide very many “wow” moments. Check out our full breakdown of the night’s trends plus best and worst looks below.
Jennifer Lawrence in blush hued Dior
Charlize Theron looked simply stunning in a white peplum Dior gown and Harry Winston jewelry
Jessica Chastain’s elegant Armani Prive look accessorized with Harry Winston jewels was reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour
Queen Latifah went with a flowing white gown
Octavia Spencer looked lovely in a champagne colored tulle number
Amy Adams looked lovely in a tiered tulle Oscar de la Renta ball gown
Anne Hathaway’s simple and pink Prada gown unfortunately underwhelmed
The award for “most mind-puzzling arrival” went to reality personality Brandy Glanville whose tan dress showed a little too much skin
Kristen Stewart went for an embroidered Reem Acra gown with a tulle train
Amanda Seyfried also went for an embroidered look in her Alexander McQueen halter
The queen of detail, Georgina Chapman showed off her bump in her own Marchesa creation with embroidered sleeves
Zoe Saldana went for an embroidered bust instead in Alexis Mabille Couture
Scandal star, Kerry Washington also went for an embroidered bust in a salmon colored Miu Miu gown
Olivia Munn carried on the embroidered bust trend in Marchesa
Louise Roe in a detailed red and tan gown
Catherine Zeta Jones in gold Zuhair Murad
Nicole Kidman in a sequin black and gold L’Wren Scott gown
Salma Hayek opted for a black velvet gown with an embellished high neck
Adele in an embellished Jenny Packham gown
Sandra Bullock wowed in an Elie Saab gown and Harry Winston jewels
Stacy Keibler looked beautiful in Naeem Khan and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Naomi Watts was edgy in her Armani Prive metallic gown with cut out detail
Halle Berry shimmered in a black and silver gown with exaggerated shoulders
Norah Jones unfortunately messed up any potential her gunmetal gray dress had with her ceiling high hair
Renee Zellweger opted for a simple gold Carolina Herrera gown
Jennifer Aniston stepped out of her all black comfort zone and went for bright red Valentino
Sally Field also chose red
Marcia Gay Harden completed the red looks of the night
Jennifer Garner brought a pop of color to the carpet in a shocking purple Gucci gown
Reese Witherspoon also went for color in shocking cobalt blue Louis Vuitton
Grammy 2013 Fashion – Rihanna stunned while J.Lo unfortunately disappointed
The Grammy Awards can always be counted on to bring the weird, the wacky and definitely the inappropriate on the red carpet. A look back at Jennifer Lopez’s infamous Versace number and Lady Gaga’s meat dress is all we need as a mental jog. This year, CBS sent out a letter ahead of music’s biggest night appealing to the stars to be on their best behavior when it comes to fashion. In a letter leaked to several media outlets, CBS’ Standards and Practices department urged the presenters and performers on Sunday night to ”Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered”. The letter also stated, ”Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack…Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.”
On that note, let’s see if any of the night’s biggest names adhered to the rules. Here are all the hits and misses of the night.
Black & Skin were huge this evening: Jennifer Lopez was the first big miss of the night in this black number with thigh-high slit
Alicia Keys was leather clad in a black gown with structured bottom
Kerry Rowland rocked some sheer panels in Georges Chakra Couture
Christine Teigen showed of her taut tummy and long legs in a black dress
Surprise hit: Kathy Griffin in black
Faith Hill went with an LBD with embroidered sheer sleeves
Carly Rae Jespen also glittered in black
Beyonce’s understated look also shocked the red carpet. The singer looked chic if slightly under dressed in color blocked Osman separates.
The queen of tailored suits –Janelle Monet puts a Spanish style twist on a classic suit
Karen Fairchild shows how to do animal print the right way
Ashanti in floral print
More skin – Estelle in graphic print dress with stomach slit
Leading the ladies in color — Rihanna stunned in red
Natasha Bedingfield in red
Skylar Grey also went with sparkling red
Adele steps aways from her usual black in a colorful lace frock
Katy Perry shows off some serious cleavage in an embellished seafoam gown
Solange Knowles opted for green sequin dress with side slit
Missing the mark in green – Florence Welch in a Christmas Dinosaur inspired sequin dress
Another miss – Tamia channeled a psychic in this metallic look complete with turban
Carrie Underwood’s Roberto Cavalli number was lukewarm at best
Allison Williams in a KaufmanFranco column gown
Taylor Swift went for a modern day Grecian goddess look in J. Mendel
Alexa Chung was demure in a printed dress
The boys didn’t disappoint either – Nas
Chris Brown in all white
Drake cleaned up in a tuxedo
Justin Timberlake experimented with classic black and white
Carrie Underwood shimmers in silver at the 2012 Grammy Awards
As we’re preparing to start our LIVE red carpet coverage of the 2013 Grammy Awards, take a look back at who rocked and who bombed on last year’s red carpet. From Alicia Keys’ futuristic LBD, Fergie’s see through lace number to Carrie Underwood’s stunning metallic gown and let’s not forget Nicki Minaj’s Little Red Riding Hood meets Pope John Paul look, Billboard’s Downtown Julie Brown and I had a lot to talk about after last year’s show.
Kerry Washington at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards
To say that Scandal star, Kerry Washington is having a “moment” is a bit of an understatement. From a hit T.V show to a hit movie (Django Unchained) and let’s not forget her exceptional style run on the red carpet, all the stars are aligned for Hollywood’s current “it” girl. Recognizing that it is indeed her moment, the actress who plays crisis management consultant Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” and serves on President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities was honored with 3 awards at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards this past weekend in Los Angeles.
Kerry Washington is lovely in pastel hued Oscar de la Renta
Sporting a glorious pastel hued lace Oscar de la Renta gown and nude Christian Louboutin pumps, Kerry was accompanied by her proud parents on the red carpet. Her soft, feminine look was completed with a light pink Kotur box clutch and equally soft hair and make-up. What do you think of Kerry’s look? Are you as enamored with her color blocked Oscar de la Renta gown as we are? Share your thoughts below…
Channeling spring – Kerry Washington in Oscar de la Renta
Kerry’s makeup was also light and natural
Natural Beauty – Kerry went for light pink lips and flowing hair
Kerry showed of the back of her gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown backstage at the 44th Annual NAACP Awards
Kerry Washington poses with her onscreen leading man Tony Goldwyn
Kerry Washington was accompanied by her parents on the red carpet
Marion Cotilllard’s navy blue Dior Couture look is elegance at its best.
The season of celebrating the highest achievements in film continued this weekend with the Screen Actors Guild Awards. As usual, we have all the red carpet trends as well as the best looks in tow. If black was the color of the 2013 Golden Globes, navy blue was the color of the SAG Awards. While one of the best dressed ladies of the night –Marion Cotillard stunned in navy Dior Couture, other chic ladies like Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Lawrence and the statuesque Nicole Kidman gave her a run for her money in the trending hue. Other stand out beauties of the night include Jennifer Garner in gold Oscar de la Renta and Jessica Chastain in red hot Alexander McQueen. While a lot of the stars played it safe on the carpet, the “risk-taker” award of the night would have to go to Mad Men’s January Jones, The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies and Homeland’s Claire Danes for their bold black and white looks. Here’s a slide show of the night’s stand out looks below. Who rocked the carpet and whose look fell flat? Share your thoughts below…
Marion Cotilllard’s navy blue Dior Couture look is elegance at its best.
Amanda Seyfried in navy blue Zac Posen
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture
Nicole Kidman in navy blue Vivienne Westwood Couture
Jessica Chastain is red hot in Alexander McQueen
Sarah Hyland looked all grown up in this purple number
Sally Field went for an embellished purple number
Alexis Bledel who was accompanied by boyfried and Mad Men costar Vincent Kartheiser looked lovely in green
Nina Dobrev in hot pink Elie Saab
Freida Pinto went with hot pink Roland Mouret
Anne Hathaway in a sheer black number
Glee’s Naya Rivera also went with black
Claire Danes was edgy in a one-shouldered Givenchy number embellished with a black and white pattern
Julianna Margulies was bold in black and white
January Jones also opted for black and white in a high neck halter gown
Kerry Washington in white Rodarte
Sofia Vergara in Donna Karan Atelier
Naomi Watts was soft in gray lace Marchesa
Rose Byrne went for a little flower power in Valentino
Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka looked adorable and chic in Oscar de la Renta
Jennifer Garner looked stunning in gold Oscar de la Renta
Helen Hunt in metallic Romona Keveza
Jenna Fischer in a black short sleeve number sprinkled with a little metallic dust
2013 Golden Globes – Jennifer Lopez in a nude lace Zuhair Murad number.
The Golden Globe Awards descended upon the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills once again this year for its 70th year. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Halle Berry, Kerry Washington and many more stepped out in Couture and diamonds to celebrate this past year’s achievements in film and television. As usual, we have the night’s biggest trends, plus the best and worst looks of the night. Black was the night’s number one color with stars like Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara draping their famous curves in pieces by Gucci and other big name designers. Red also made a prominent showing on the carpet while pastel colors and nudes showed that they’re here to stay thanks to dresses worn by Jennifer Lopez, Amy Adams, Hayden Panettiere and Amanda Seyfried. With all the serious hits also came some devastating misses. Olympic Medalist Gabby Douglas made a wrong turn with her Golden Globes debut by sporting a “too grown up” sequin number. Usual red carpet stunner Halle Berry was also an unfortunate miss. Her Versace gown had too much print going on and left very little to the imagination. Here’s a complete breakdown of the night’s looks.
Amy Adams looked stunning in blush Marchesa and almost half a million worth of Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Hayden Panettiere in a blush beaded gown.
Kerry Washington in Miu Miu.
Amanda Seyfried in custom lace Givenchy Haute Couture.
Megan Fox opted for nude lace in Dolce and Gabbana.
Kaley Cuoco also went with nude.
Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta and Harry Winston jewels.
Kristen Bell glowed in lavender.
Jessica Chastain in powder blue Calvin Klein.
Rosario Dawson also sported powder blue.
Shades of Blue
Sally Field was the epitome of elegance in navy blue.
Glenn Close also looked elegant in a navy blue tafetta gown.
Helen Mirren looked stunning in a navy blue gown with gold accents.
Jodi Foster opted for a blue sequin halter.
Not so impressive
Morena Baccarin’s navy and black pleated number did nothing for the actress. Her retro curls on the other hand framed her face beautifully.
Julie Bowen’s one shouldered dress was also a miss.
Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci.
Katherine McPhee in Oliver Theyskens’ Theory.
Salma Hayek in Gucci Première.
Sofia Vergara sparkled in black.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was also in black.
Sarah Hyland and costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen.
Emily Deschanel in an embellished cap sleeved black gown.
Julianne Moore went with a black dress with white panels.
Girls’ star Zosia Mamet took a risk in a black dress with leather panels.
Nicole Kidman’s sheer polka dot and stripes midriff panel was also a bit off.
Debra Messing was a miss with her over-ruched and therefore over-voluminous black number.
Funny lady Kristin Wiig’s black dress with a stomach cutout was a huge miss.
Julianna Margulies in Emilio Pucci.
Julia Louis Dreyfus also opted for a dress with a lace underlay.
Heidi Klum in a one shouldered white gown with thigh high slit.
Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vauthier.
Anne Hathaway went the minimalist route in a white column gown.
Not so impressive
Julianne Hough’s overly embellished gown lacked elegance and style.
Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta.
Jennifer Lawrence cinched her waist in red.
Claire Danes in Versace.
Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood Couture.
Naomi Watts also opted for red.
Misses in Color
Alyssa Milano sported a gorgeous marigold color but the horrible fit of this dress doomed the whole look.
Gabby Douglas’ “too grown up” look was also a complete miss.
Marion Cotillard stepped out in gorgeous orange but her slanted hemline was a miss.
Print gone wrong
Halle Berry in Versace – Halle Berry can usually do no wrong in the fashion department but this printed mess with a weird side cut out and side slit is a big miss for the actress. Too much skin and too much print is never a good combo.
We love Lucy Liu for stepping out of the box but her attempt at a floral print ball gown fell flat.
All that Glitters
Thandie Newton shined in a sparkling lavender mini.
Connie Britton in a strapless sequin gown.
Lea Michele also sparkled in a beaded Elie Saab number.
Emily Mortimer went for a sequin silver gown.
Other Notable Looks
Taylor Swift was all grown up in plum Donna Karan Atelier.
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Catherine Zeta Jones showed us why she’s Hollywood royalty in an emerald Monique Lhuillier at the 2011 Golden Globes
Tangerine is out and Emerald Green is in. It’s official, Pantone has announced the regal color that is Emerald Green as the official color of 2013. This shocking, rich hue is right in line with the gorgeous colors shown on this past year’s runways. Interestingly enough, this particular shade of green has been burning up the red carpets as well as the runways for quite some time now, so it makes sense that it’s coming to the forefront of fashion in the upcoming year. It’s a color that transcends trends and seasons. It can go from a structured sheath to a ball gown and back to skinny jeans. In honor of this stunning color, we’ve combed our Rue de Chic Blog archives for some of our favorite Emerald Green looks. So, are you excited to get green? Tell us what you think about Pantone’s pick for color of the year below.
Angelina Jolie also pops in this gorgeous color wearing Atelier Versace.
Mila Kunis joined A-list company in this custom emerald green Vera Wang
Olivia Munn in an emerald green Carolina Herrera gown
Freida Pinto is enviable in emerald green at “The Last Airbender” Premiere in New York
Zoe Saldana in an emerald sequin Elie Saab gown
Gwyneth Paltrow is gorgeous in an emerald green sequin adorned Elie Saab gown
Charlize Theron is elegant in emerald green Reed Krakoff
Charlize goes bold but casual this time in the popular hue
Michelle Monaghan in an emerald green Valentino dress
Michelle Monaghan goes green again in Roksanda Ilincic
Amanda Seyfried in an emerald green Prabal Gurung silk dress
Emma Stone in an emerald green lace Dolce and Gabbana sheath
Jayma Mays puts a neon twist on an emerald Reem Acra mini
Freida Pinto is draped in the famous shade of green
Hayden Panettiere was draped in Grecian style Marchesa
Awards show season officially kicked into full gear tonight with some of the biggest names on the small screen and big screen for that matter descending upon the Kodak Theater in Hollywood to celebrate this past year’s in television programming. As always, the first stop for nominees like Claire Danes, Julianne Moore, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara and many more was the red carpet. This year’s carpet was filled with out of the box and shocking colors, gorgeous silhouettes as well as surprising hits and misses. Yellow was the color of the night and apparently carried a bit of luck as well since both Claire Danes and Julie Bowen sported this hue and took home the statues in their categories.
Other trends included feminine, frothy looks courtesy of the New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel and Amanda Peet who embraced their girly sides. The most popular cut and draping of the night went to the Grecian/Goddess look — Two Broke Girl’s Kat Dennings, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere and Revenge’s Emily VanCamp were just a few of those sporting this trend. A spill-over from the summer season, the high-low hemline continues to prove it’s staying power on the red carpet. Modern Family’s Ariel Winter and Mad Men’s January Jones and Elizabeth Moss all sported this look. Now that you’re caught up on what to expect, here’s a breakdown of the night’s biggest trends plus the hits and unfortunate misses.
The art of color…
Julie Bowen in a lemon yellow number
Claire Danes draped in yellow Lanvin and husband Hugh Dancy
Leslie Mann also opts for a shot of yellow
Julianne Moore in a yellow pleated long-sleeved dress
Padma Lakshmi looks gorgeous in orange
Julia Louis Dreyfus looks stunning in a fitted burgundy gown
Tina Fey hits a fashion high note in a curve hugging Vivienne Westwood number
Jennifer Westfeld in a shocking cobalt blue column gown
Suburgatory's Jane Levy also went shocking in cobalt blue
Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery in navy blue
Sarah Paulson belts her embellished dark blue number
On a not so impressive colorful note…
Gretchen Mol hit a sour note in this ill fitting red dress with matching accessories. The bow adorned clear heels are also more reminiscent of Christmas than they're appropriate for the red carpet.
Lena Dunham's navy lace dress overwhelmed the triple nominee. Although Dunham looked positively chic with a new haircut, the high waist cut of her lace dress as well as the volume of the skirt did the actress' figure no favors.
Zooey Deschanel looked beautiful and light in powder blue Reem Acra and Forevermark Diamonds
Amanda Peet is a blush beauty in pale lace
Heidi Klum shows off some serious leg in seafoam Alexandre Vauthier
Morena Baccarin sports a deep v neck courtesy of her dove gray number
Kate Mara in a gorgeous embellished gown
Not so impressive…
Julianne Hough sports an OC Prom Queen look in a sequin aqua Georges Hobeika Couture gown. Her cuffed bustier looks out of place and the too tan makeup didn't quite help the situation.
Kristin Wiig also made a fashion misstep in her uneven hemmed halter. The dress looked more appropriate for a beach wedding than the Emmy Awards.
The year of the goddess…
Hayden Panettiere was draped to perfection in Grecian style Marchesa
Sarah Hyland also went for goddess style Marchesa which she helped co-design
Emily VanCamp in a dove gray J. Mendel gown
Mad Men's Jessica Pare in a Grecian inspired white dress cinched with a black ribbon
Jena Malone stepped out in a deep burgundy goddess style dress
Kat Dennings in a crimson goddess style J. Mendel gown
True Blood's Lindsay Pulsipher in a blood orange Grecian inspired number
January Jones channels elegance with an edge in a black Zac Posen number with a high-low hem
Elizabeth Moss also sports the high-low look in floral print Dolce and Gabbana
Modern Family's Ariel Winter in a printed gown with a high-low hem
Not so impressive…
Ginnifer Goodwin in a dramatically embellished Monique Lhuillier gown. As much as we wanted to love this gown, it didn't quite work on risk taker Ginnifer Goodwin's petite frame. The heavy embroidery combined with the awkward placement of the hemline seems to be weighing the actress down. We could have also done without the leather belt, opting for a silk one instead.
A hint of shine…
Sofia Vergara looked stunning in a beaded Zuhair Murad number
Kerry Washington glitters in a lowcut rose gold gown
While the other ladies opted for long gowns, The Good Wife's Christine Baranski showed off some leg and went for a gold sequin mini
Not so impressive…
Sequins done wrong. Nicole Kidman's embellished Antonio Berardi column gown was a departure from her usually impeccable Couture
Connie Britton's Andrew Gn sequin gown could have done without the high waisted belt
Edie Falco stunned in a black and white column gown cinched with a bold gold belt
Game of Thrones' Michelle Fairely looked beautiful, draped in a black silk gown
Anna Chlumsky in a black tiered lace gown
Amy Poehler in a black sequin Stella McCartney gown
You can go wrong in black…
Zosia Mamet in a Bibhu Montripatra dress
As much as we absolutely adore her, Lena Heady's sheer sequin dress with an equally sheer overlay was an absolute flop
The boys weren’t so bad either…
Game of Thrones' Richard Madden looks dapper in his tux
Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage opted for a suit and tie instead of the traditional tux look of the evening
Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev looks chic in a teal asymmetrical J. Mendel dress
It’s that time of the year again. The Teen Choice Awards descended on Hollywood last night with stars like Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson, No Doubt, Lea Michele, Nina Dobrev, Zooey Descahnel, Ellen DeGeneres and many more not only in attendance but also strutting their stuff on the red carpet. The awards honor the year’s biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion and more, voted by teen viewers. This year, the casts of “The Hunger Games” and the “Twilight” saga were all winners. So were the TV series “The Vampire Diaries” which picked up several awards and “Pretty Little Liars” with four awards, including choice TV drama.
The broadcast featured performances by Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber and No Doubt, who took the stage with their first televised performance of their new single, “Settle Down.” On the purple carpet, the looks were kept simple and colorful. Here are some of our favorite looks of the night.
Nina's co-star Kat Graham opted for a bold patterned Mara Hoffman dress
Selena Gomez in a hot pink mini
Lucy Hale in a red dress with geometric neckline
Tia Mowry-Hardrict brings the color in a yellow floral lace number
Hayden Panettiere sparkles in a purple Zuhair Murad number
Miranda Cosgrove opts for metallics
Lea Michele in a silver floral print mini
Taylor Swift looks demure in a backless Maria Lucia Hohan creation
Nikki Reed keeps things simple in a blue top and black skirt
Despite some negative whispers about her "almost" malfunction on stage, Jennifer Lopez stunned in Zuhair Murad earlier on the red carpet
This year’s Academy Awards Red Carpet was filled with shimmer, shine, delicate and intricate beading and embroidery, gorgeous silhouettes and some stand out looks. From peplum skirts to one shouldered looks, vintage pieces and matching capes, here’s a breakdown of the night’s biggest trends, outstanding looks and the not so impressive ones too.
Starting off with the best dressed ladies of the night… (more…)