ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY in Los Angeles
gown, purse, and shoes by Gucci
Pay attention, ladies: this is the textbook example of the exact right amount of sideboob. A sliver’s all you need, dear readers, and Rosie knows it. This green color is fantastic, the fit is excellent, and she looks unstoppably fierce. The fabulous sandals are just the cherry on top of this very delicious, calorie-free sundae.
TAYLOR SWIFT at the Country Music Awards
gown by Jenny Packham
Over a year ago, when this gown walked down the runway, I predicted Taylor would wear it in my Spring 2012 red carpet predictions post. Do you know what this means, dear readers? I AM THE NATE SILVER OF THE RED CARPET.
EMILY BLUNT in London
gown and purse by Alexander McQueen
Love the color; love the collar. The McQueen clutch is a little too expected, and the hem could be an inch shorter, but Emily Blunt has never looked sexier. And like Rosie, she’s rocking the skillfully-deployed sideboob!
KRISTEN STEWART in Hollywood
top and pants by Balenciaga, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I have a feeling this will be an unpopular opinion, but I think Kristen looks killer. The top is undoubtedly phenomenal, and though these high-waisted pants are hard to pull off, I think Kristen is working the shit out of them. (It helps to have the world’s itsy-bitsiest waistline.) The hair is literally the best it’s ever been, and I am obsessed with the dramatic makeup. (I almost described it as “vampy,” but then the accidental pun made me throw up in my mouth.)
KRISTEN STEWART in Beverly Hills
dress by Bec & Bridge, shoes by Christian Louboutin
A little underwhelming, but she does “I don’t give a fuck” really well, because she pretty much doesn’t give a fuck. Thus, underwhelming sometimes works for her – the black nails and matching pointy heels tie it together, I think.
KRISTEN STEWART on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
dress by Peter Pilotto, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Kristen, I love you, and black pumps were probably the right choice for the mixed-print dress, but you can’t wear the same pair of Louboutins every day as if you only have one pair. The dress is great, but the hair is veering back into scary-land, so please run a brush through it ASAP.
MARISA TOMEI in Beverly Hills
dress and shoes by Christian Dior
This was my Spring 2013 red carpet prediction for Lily Collins, but I think it’s strangely awesome on Ms. Tomei. The proportions are off-putting, but I think in an awesome way, and the pink and black stripes are too cute for words. And I think it goes without saying that the shoes are to die for.
JESSICA ALBA in Los Angeles
gown by Valentino, purse by Roger Vivier
It’s lovely, but I’m not sure I’m buying the whole ethereal flower princess vibe from Jessica. I don’t know, maybe it’s just that I’ve seen one too many nude/blush/pink/ivory floral Valentino gowns on the red carpet (Sarah Jessica Parker last month, Olivia Palermo the week before that, Keira Knightley over the summer). Always exquisite, always lovely, but I can’t pretend it’s not getting a little dull.
LUCY HALE at the Country Music Awards
gown by Moschino, purse by Kotur
It’s not revolutionary, but she certainly looks beautiful. I think a looser curl and slightly less heavy makeup would have suited her better, though. But I hope she keeps the side part, because it’s quite lovely on her.
MARION COTILLARD in London
dress and shoes by Christian Dior
Love her shade of lipstick, her stunning necklace, and her perfect shoes. The poor man’s black swan dress is only okay, but you can’t go too wrong with Marion in Dior.
MARION COTILLARD in Hollywood
gown and shoes by Christian Dior
A miniskirt under a gown is always a no for me, but this is the only such look I’ve seen that at least comes close to passable. It’s still an unforgivable offense, but I love the cut and silhouette of the top, so it’s a draw.
GINNIFER GOODWIN in Los Angeles
dress by Gucci
Ginnifer, STOP TAKING YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. I won’t pretend I don’t like your outfit, but your nude lipstick and your “smell the fart acting” face make it impossible for me to be an unbiased judge. But I think that low of a neckline only works on a taller woman.
FLORENCE WELCH in Los Angeles
gown and purse by Gucci
Love the color, but I’ve seen Florence in lots of beautiful, goddessy, draped Gucci gowns in fantastic colors. I’m ready for the next phase of her fashion life cycle.
AMY ADAMS in Los Angeles
gown by Gucci
The red carpet world has moved past nude studded clutches, Amy. And even if it hadn’t, nude and that highlighter yellow shade don’t make a great combination. I think the yellow is sort of fantastic, if almost jarring, but the fit around the bustline is pretty unfortunate.
AMY ADAMS in Hollywood
dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Roger Vivier
Unless you are actually a princess – and really, I think you specifically have to be Grace Kelly – you can’t expect me to take you seriously in this dress.
JULIANNE MOORE in New York City
dress by Calvin Klein
That is one severe neckline, and I’m not liking the oversized clutch or the distracting platforms. Also, a brighter lip would have kept this look from washing her out so much.
OLIVIA WILDE in New York City
dress by Calvin Klein, purse and shoes by Vince Camuto
Like Julianne, Olivia chose an LWD from Calvin Klein’s spring 2013 collection, but I felt her matchy-matchy gold and black accessories were way too on the nose. And again, would a brighter lip color kill these ladies, particularly when their outfits also suffer from a lack of color?
JESSICA CHASTAIN in New York City
dress by Stella McCartney, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Fine, dear readers, you’ve caught me: I hate almost everything Stella McCartney designs. But can you blame me? And the shoes – I’m out of ways to express my disappointment in you, Jessica. Step it up.
PENELOPE CRUZ in Rome
gown by Versace, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Penelope keeps attempting to make these “vintage” Versace gowns happen, but she’s got a habit of choosing a terrible era of vintage where everything is teal and skintight and tacky and, frankly, Sofia Vergara-esque, and I just don’t like it.
CAMERON DIAZ in Los Angeles
dress, purse, and shoes by Gucci
Unless she’s planning on exiting the red carpet by taking flight, I cannot understand why she needs those giant-ass sleeves.
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