Something you may not know about me, is I have a love for fashion. Admittedly, my budget isn’t always as fluid as I’d like it to be, but still, prior to buying from wherever I buy from, I look to the world of fashion for inspiration. There was a time in my 20’s where I could flip through a Marie Claire or a Vogue and know the photographed designer on sight. I no longer spend as much time as I’d like flipping through those beautiful magazines as I did in my 20’s but I still peruse the online content and when it comes to awards season, I’m there, with bells on, scouring the images and deciding which gowns I love best. For the record I am not here for the whole best and worst dressed of the red carpet business, just the gowns I love best, the ones that inspire that little something in me that goes, ahhhh… that is beautiful.
I know in the current climate of our country where there is so much devastation, every day there is something more heartbreaking than the last, people banding together to bring hope to broken communities that fashion and Hollywood awards might seem frivolous. But the thing about fashion, a beautiful dress, whether you’re wearing it or looking at it, can make you feel like a queen (even if it is only Chanel inspired) or a beautifully cut pair of pants that fit just right can make you feel like a boss. For some, fashion is a powerful channel, a way to feel strong and brave and to express who you are and what you’re feeling. Put on a great, distressed pair of black jeans and a great black tee with a slogan and you might feel bad ass enough to take on anyone or anything and perform miracles and don’t we need some miracles right now?
And you may even say that the awards themselves are pointles and frivolous and ask what am I doing scouring the internet (the Globes is on Foxtel and I don’t have an account 🙁 )for results and red carpet fashion when I could be doing so much more, when there is so much to be done in our communities. But I tell you, sometimes what you need in the midst of despair is something else, to look at something else, to see other people going about their business, to see some talented people win something and be celebrated, so you can come back to those that need you stronger, reinspired rather than worn out and broken. So please remember that in the coming days and weeks and months as our country recovers, take a minute to rejuvenate your spirit, you’ll be stronger for it and your community will benefit.
So, what are my favourite gowns of the night? I’m so glad you asked 🙂
The timeless chic style of Nicole Kidman in her red Atelier Versace, Jennifer Aniston in her black Dio, Reese in that to die for white Roland Mouret and Helen Mirren in her swishy crimson Dior were just perfect, spot on and gorgeous. Probably the most like what i would wear and each had that something extra that took their gowns to a wonderful place. They were romantic and beautiful, very regal.
But what I love most about awards night fashion is seeing something new, something different, something that makes me go wow, that’s beautiful. I might not wear it, I’m a little conservative myself, but these are some gowns that I thought were just gorgeous.
The romance of Kirsten Dunst’s Rodarte, Marin Hinkle’s J.Mendel and Karen Pittman’s flamingo inspired gown of feathers definitely made me swoon.
And there was the works of art. Margot Robbie’s Chanel gown is seemingly simple but so beautiful. And it has pockets! And Joey King’s Iris Van Herpen gown, swoon!
My two favourites though would have to be Ana de Armas’ Ralph and Russo, by far, the best of the metallics for my liking and if I owned Leslie Bibb’s Honor gown, I think I’d have to wear it every day, it is so divine. Although I’m pretty sure I’d trip over it in about ten seconds. Sadly, I’m not particularly graceful, LOL! Also, it has to be said, both would also hide my love of Doritos and chocolate sultanas!
There seemed to be a lot of faves missing from the red carpet this year, not sure why, but hopefully we’ll see them at The Academy Awards where everyone pulls out the best gowns and we can truly swoon. Speaking of some faves, I’ll leave you with two of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, do they ever get it wrong? If you have a fave gown from the night, I’d love to see it, so please share.
Stay safe everyone.