ASHLEY MADEKWE in Los Angeles
top and pants by Topshop, shoes by Jimmy Choo
This is Ashley Madekwe’s fourth consecutive use of stripes/plaids on the red carpet, and I am not even close to being sick of it. Her matching tartan top and ladypants are fucking AMAZING – I love where the sleeves and pantlegs hit, it’s very modern and flattering. And the white pumps were a gorgeous addition here, particularly with that touch of black trim on them. Red lips and gorgeous wavy hair complete the fully fabulous fall look.
KATE BOSWORTH in New York City
dress by Christopher Kane, jewelry by Ana Khouri, shoes by Casadei
That is one hell of a gorgeous dress. The floral embellishments around the neck and waist are just so beautiful, and I adore the slight asymmetry to the dress. The pink lips and jewelry are equally stunning. I don’t understand why Kate Bosworth is still famous more than anyone else does, but at least she’s giving us something fabulous to talk about.
JESSICA CHASTAIN in New York City
dress by Chanel
This was my Fall 2013 couture red carpet prediction for Chloë Moretz, but I adore the contrast of Jessica’s ginger locks against the black, white, and gray in the dress. The embellishments make the dress a little bulky-looking, but it’s one hell of a winter look, and she accessorized it beautifully.
NATALIE PORTMAN in Berlin
gown, purse, and jewelry by Christian Dior
Slightly too underwhelming to be awarded one of the top spots, especially for someone who’s worn black and white Dior nonstop for the past few weeks, but incredibly beautiful nonetheless. A necklace would have helped, but that ring is out of this WORLD. I’m surprised she can even lift her hand with that rock weighing it down.
GISELE BÜNDCHEN in New York City
dress and shoes by Atelier Versace
Yeah, you definitely have to be Gisele to pull off that positively dangerous neckline, but luckily, she IS Gisele. And this quintessentially Versace dress (read: beautifully embellished but more than a little scandalous) looks perfect on her, especially in Navy, and with those fabulous optical illusion shoes.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH in Los Angeles
suit by Gucci
As a Hunger Games fangirl, I’m more familiar with the younger Hemsworth’s work, but big brother Chris is definitely the most stylish of the two. Don’t get me wrong, Liam’s adorable and chic, but he sticks to basic black, whereas Chris opts for stunning light grays and powder blues and pinstripes, giving me much more to discuss. And that’s really how I value celebrities, based on how much blogworthiness I can squeeze out of them.
CONNIE BRITTON at the CMA Awards
gown by Georges Hobeika
Go and get it, Connie Britton, you and your fabulous fucking hair. I think the little collar on this gown might be the cutest thing in the universe, and it’s definitely unexpected at the CMAs. I love the sleeves, the neckline, and the black nails. This is about as modern and fashionable as you can get when you’re at a country music event, so let’s hear it for Ms. Britton.
KRYSTEN RITTER in Santa Ana, California
top and skirt by Katie Ermilio, jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels, shoes by Rupert Sanderson
I am obsessed with this shiny lilac crop top and skirt, but the length is sort of insane, at least with those platforms. Actually, the shiny accessories in general push this way too far into bridesmaid territory, but with the skirt hitting at the middle of her foot like that, she looks like she’s wearing stilts.
NAOMI WATTS in New York City
gown by Michael Kors, jewelry by Harry Winston, purse by Roger Vivier
I don’t really love the proportions, and I think the shiny red purse came out of absolutely nowhere, but the rouching is quite lovely. The neckline is nice too, but there’s something awkward about that cut-out in the middle.
JESSICA BIEL in New York City
dress and purse by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I definitely love the top half of this dress, with the looseness to the bodice and the gold sort of melting all over her shoulders like that. I think it’s exquisite, and a great look for Jessica in particular. Things start to fall apart for me below the waist, with those very poorly-placed pockets and the way the skirt separates at the bottom. And I know Chanel’s Lego-like purses are all the rage right now, but this was such a distracting choice for an otherwise very chicly styled look.
CATE BLANCHETT in London
gown and shoes by Givenchy
I usually think Cate Blanchett can do no wrong, but I think this is one depressing dress. Something about the way those sleeves hang reads as very matronly, and I don’t think the toga-like drape of the gown goes well with whatever is happening at the ends of those sleeves. Also, this olive green isn’t really a great color on her, and those shoes just make me sad.
GWYNETH PALTROW in Paris
dress, purse, and shoes by Prada
I hate those abstract blobs all over this dress – they just don’t make a lot of sense to me, and they’re randomly applied and bulbous and just kind of strange. Normally I love Prada’s strangeness, but not here. Also, Gwyneth, do me a favor and just do SOMETHING to your hair. Anything. Seriously. PLEASE.
MIRANDA LAMBERT at the CMA Awards
gown by Roberto Cavalli
That blue is bright enough to make your eyes bleed, but the cut of this gown is absolutely phenomenal on Miranda.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD at the CMA Awards
gown by Ralph & Russo, purse and shoes by Jimmy Choo
Anna Kendrick and Taylor Swift both called – they want the only gown they’ve ever worn back.
ALEXA CHUNG in New York City
dress by Chanel
Was there a memo this week that told everyone in Hollywood to pull out their bulkiest, most overworked Chanel dresses? I’m a sucked for a classic Chanel tweed, but some of these dresses have made these dainty little starlets look like fucking linebackers.
ELIZABETH OLSEN in New York City
dress and shoes by Christian Dior
The dress is a little droopy and sad to begin with, but I might have actually been able to like it if it weren’t for Elizabeth’s hair. There’s beachy hair, and then there’s “I literally just left a swimming pool ten minutes ago.” This is definitely the latter.
JENNIFER GARNER in Tokyo
gown and purse by MaxMara, shoes by Christian Louboutin
As beautiful and boring as ever. The Jennifer Garner guarantee.
LUPITA NYONG’O in New York City
jacket, dress, and purse by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin
In defense of Lupita, the individual pieces she’s wearing are stunning. But this jacket and this dress shouldn’t be worn together off the runway, especially when the jacket is at least a size too small. Below the neck, there’s nothing flattering about this look. But this is the first time since I started paying attention to Ms. Nyong’o that she hasn’t looked at least 95% flawless, so let’s give her a free pass this week.
JAIMIE ALEXANDER in Los Angeles
gown by Azzaro
Nope. I’m all for cut-outs and being as revealing as your heart desires, but this looks absolutely ridiculous.
LUCY HALE at the CMA Awards
dress by Julien Macdonald, shoes by Ruthie Davis
I will never support the mullet hemline. Short-in-front, long-in-back is a look that works almost never, particularly when the “long” part drags on the floor for three extra inches. Everything about this pretty little nightgown is all wrong for this Pretty Little Liar.