Here are my favorite red carpet-picks for the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011. I wasn’t really wowed, but as always some outfits stood out from the rest of the crowd, so I will review them here for you.
January Jones has went from hit to misses and back again in a steady stream, but this dress is so much better than her red Versace mess at the Golden Globes. This is Carolina Herrera (Isn’t she supposed to wear only Versace now that she is a brand ambassador?) but at first glance i thought it was a McQueen. Beautiful!
Helena Bonham Carter, on the best-dressed list? Yes, it is actually physically possible, apart from her usual messy hair and a strange purse that doesn’t go with the rest of her outfit, this Marc Jacobs dress is such a lady-like choice and flattering for her.
Who is Angie Harmon? I do not know, should I be ashamed? Whatever, she is the one with THE princess dress here with a big P, it is almost as beautiful as Olivia Wilde’s Marchesa at the Golden Globes. All-feather is not a style for everyone’s taste, but I think she rocked this one.
Jennifer Lawrence, very daring choice of outfit but she pulled it off. Most often, it is the celebrity who over-accessorizes that ends up on the worst-dressed list, but this Oscar de la Renta wouldn’t have worked without that black velvet bow. Elegant yet modern with that hot neon pink.
Hailee Steinfeld, she probably has a stylist but whatever; It is nice to see that you can take a very “springy” look from a ready-to-wear collection and turn it to a long, modern gala dress. Prints can sometimes enlarge instead of enhance parts of the body, but these stripes are of just the right colors and proportions.
Eva Longoria now only seems to wear curve-hugging dresses with plunging necklines after her recent break-up (or are we over-the-top here for linking her choice of outfits with a post-divorce crisis? ), but I dig this. Grecian dresses can be a tad boring now that they are always the “safe bet” on the red carpet, but this is a modern take on the style which is elegant while still showing of a lot of skin.
Jayma May chooses the perfect hue of peach to accentuate her lovely hair- and skin color, and we LOVE the shoes! Without them, I hate it when sandals have to many straps and just take over the whole look, but this gives enough of tough edge to the more girlie dress. I would never think of wearing a color close to my skin tone, because I would be afraid of it all just melting together, but this is stunning.
Mila Kunis, the dress is beautiful but I think she should have worn it without the belt so that it would have looked even more simple and flowing together with her let-out hair. Besides that, you can’t go wrong with this print, it is just too beautiful for that. I think though that Mila has been a bit to safe and old-school elegant with her red carpet choices, for the Oscars we would like to see her outside her comfort zone with something more edgy and less traditionally elegant.
At first I did not like Natalie Portman’s dress at all, but when seeing it in profile together with her hair and jewellery – I can understand why she chose something so clean and simple. Although I do not spot so much bling she was apparently sporting Tiffany goods worth of 2 million bucks, and maybe that is reason enough not have any more eye-catching details.
We’re used to seeing Dianna Agron playing the all-American bitchy cheerleader on Glee, so it was much of a shock to see her in a so polished, mature style at the SAGs. That somebody so young chooses not to always go with floor-length chiffon gowns and killer heels for events like this says a lot about their personal style. There is something off about her hair though, and the makeup is a bit too harsh. Otherwise, she made the appropriate choice and let the dress shine for itself.