The Monochrome Awards

I wander if Hollywood gets genuinely excited for the awards season; being preened, waxed, painted and shoe-horned into couture. Do you think once you have done a season you’re a pro and lose that ‘first-time’ feeling? Does it get a bit repetitive for the film industry stalwarts like Meryl Streep and Judi Dench who have walked miles of red carpet? We are now a step closer to the BAFTAs (THIS Sunday – BAAAH!) and then it’s the big Academy Awards on Sunday 24th February. Now, do we think the stars are warming up to their Hollywood starlet look, or have they peaked too soon at the Golden Globes? (Note: I fear this could be the case with some.)

In terms of trends, monochrome and metallic continued on from the Golden Globes at the SAG Awards, but in terms of colour, bright red was replaced with hot pink which looks so statement against the red carpet, POP, I love it. There were several applique detail designs from Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood and Julianne Moore in Chanel couture.

Hathaway in Giambattista Valli

It is tricky because Hathaway looked so radiant and beautiful and the Golden Globes, this sheer tulle design just leaves me, muh. The detailing on the body is subtle and very pretty, adding in a touch of shine to quite a sombre look. I think it’s the length that I am struggling with, I don’t like how it flares out, somewhere in between a column cut and full-volume skirt.   I think a flash of red lippy would have lifted it instantly; this maroon is again, muh.

Lawrence in Christian Dior

I saw ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and really enjoyed it, but I am lost on why it is up there with ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ in the awards. Yes, Lawrence was quirky and troubled and had a great on-screen love and loathe chemistry with Bradley Cooper, but Best Supporting Actress? I can’t decide. Lawrence kept is very simple in a block colour again, looking classy and demure in a column Christian Dior gown, classic if not a bit boring perhaps? She looks like this and then gets on stage, making jokes and shooting from the hip, I want to see her in younger designs that are a bit less old Hollywood.

Seyfried in Zac Posen

This dress is perfect for Seyfried’s colourings, look at how it highlights her blue eyes and complements her mermaid-like blonde wavey hair – sighhhh. The cut of the Posen dress gives Seyfried a very feminine silhouette with a defined waist, bust and bottom, which are then further exemplified by the pile of tiered ruffles. I don’t like the necklace choice here though, a diamond neck piece on the decolletage would have worked with the sweetheart neckline.

Cotillard in Christian Dior

Marion Cotillard is everyone’s favourite Frenchie, girls love her for her cool and sexy Gallic charm and boys love her, well, because she is gorgeous –look those sultry eyes! As an ambassador for Dior she really looks the ‘New Look’ part here in this timeless design, mixing pure white with heavy petrol blue satin. From her simple glossy hair to nonchalant pose and failsafe black pointy heels, this was one of my favourite looks of the night.

Moore in Chanel Couture


Chastain in Alexander McQueen


Washington in Rodarte


Garner in Oscar de la Renta