February 20th, 2016
Over the past few weeks the hot topic in the award world has been the controversy surrounding African Americans not being acknowledged by nominations of their contribution and talents in the filming industry. With the Oscars quickly approaching, a few weeks ago Jada Pickett Smith spoke out and suggested that African Americans within the film industry to take a stand and to send a message to the Academy by boycotting the Oscar’s. Despite all the drama and whether you are for or against, as a true fashionista there is no way you will be boycotting the Red Carpet come Oscar night.
With only a week away, let’s take a little look back at where the Red Carpet fashion has been so far this year with KYC’s Best and Worst of the 2016 Golden Globes and SAG. Whose stellar track record thus far has got us anticipating ‘fabulousness’, and who may be repeat offenders.
2016 Golden Globes Worst Dressed
Viola Davis, America Ferrera, Natalie Dormer and Bryce Dallas top my 2016 Golden Globes worst dressed list. Each look was a great choice of colour however that just wasn’t enough to save it. Viola Davis (wearing Marchesa) and Bryce Dallas (who expressed her gown shopping adventures on her own) both looked as though they just came off set of Downton Abby. Yes, looking regal and like old money can nowadays often looks vintage and chic however the style of these two gowns drastically aged both ladies. These dresses are probably more suited for Isabell and Violent Crawley.
What to say about America Ferrera in Jenny Packham and Natalie Dormer in J Mendel. The designs of these gown were just not flattering on either of these ladies. Eliminate the deep keyhole neckline and then all we would be looking at is a prom dress that wasn’t quite altered to perfection. These ladies did not win prom Queen with these looks.
2016 Golden Globes Best Dressed
J-Lo was slaying it in her yellow caped Gianbattista Valli Haute Couture gown accessorized with Harry Winston diamonds, dazzling shoes and clutch to match.
Jaimie Alexandre, radiant in Genny’s black and emerald green, geometric print, deep plunging neckline gown. The emerald (dress and jewelry) was perfect against her skin and the choice of the up do to keep her neck looking long and open was the right decision.
Alicia Vikander was glowing in her white Louis Vuitton. With the colour and the ruffles around the neckline, framing her face, the dress felt light, soft, angelic and chic. Although it was a simple silhouette is was the details such as the shimming piping, the crossing straps on the back is what separated it from all the other pretty white dresses on that night.
3 ladies with 3 completely different looks perfectly styled from head to toe to portray 3 distinctly different fashion personalities yet all owning their personal style.
2016 SAG Awards Worst Dressed
The past few year Nicole Kidman has been up on top in my books at least when it came to her red carpet ensembles however, Nicole missed the mark this time around. Some loved her custom made Gucci gown, but with the combination of the colours, the shimmer and all the frills it was a little too circus clown for my liking.
Eva Longoria’s fit petite body often looks amazing in everything she puts on but, lacy Julien MacDonald number wasn’t quiet the right fit. Colour looked great on her skin, the lacy fabric and sexy backless detail was great still the portions were not right. It looked as though she was wearing a sketched out knit sweater that was no longer hitting the body at the right places.
Oh Brie Larson, there was so much about this powder blue Versace gown that we wanted to love. So many cute little elements; twisted straps, loops, knots, ruching etc. but that was the problem, too many elements. All the little details didn’t work well together and instead made the dress looked over designed and confusing. Still have a hard time understanding the one red suspender back strap?!
2016 SAG Awards Best Dressed
Apart from Kate Winslet’s looking fabulous (hard to believe she didn’t check herself out before the event) in her dark green Armani gown with capped sleeves and a deep V neckline, black stole the night. 3 of 4 of my best dress choices were show stopping, red carpet worthy black gowns.
Ariel Winter showed us she is no child in this sexy open back full lace mermaid gown by Romona Kebeza. There were some talks about the cut of the gown showed her scares from her recent breast reduction but, Ariel was clear in saying she was not ashamed as they are a part of who she is. With Ariel all grown up I can’t wait to see where her style story takes her. But if this is any indication of things to come I’m sure we won’t be disappointed.
Elie Saab always creates incredible evening gowns and this black sheer beaded gown Rachel McAdams wore on SAG night was no exception.
But Jessica Pare, was all the way YES! This was by far my Favorite look that night. From hair, to make-up to shoes, Jessica was styled to perfection. The black cut out KaufmanFranco gown with the silver neck detail was on a different level. It was striking, it was sexy, it was classy and it was fashion. If you did not do a double take as Jessica took to the red carpet then we were not watching the same red carpet.
Oscar Night Red Carpet Watch List
Jaimie Alexandra and Alicia Vikander will definitely be on KYC’s watch list at the Oscar’s. We have been seeing nothing but great style from these ladies lately. As always Jennifer Lawrence never fails to deliver, can’t wait to see what Dior gown she will be rocking that night. And if Emma Stone makes the event that evening Emma Stone with her fashion track record the past year or so we are expecting to see nothing but great fresh and trendy looks.