8 Favorite Looks from the 2015 BAFTA Awards

DSC_4048

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is the British equivalent of the Oscars. I’ve had a love affair with Britain (London in particular) since I traveled there a few years ago (and before then). I would loooove to make another trip soon…or, as the British might say, I’d love to have a go at it again. Funny story, while I was at the yoga studio the other day, one of the students was telling a story about his time working in London and realizing much later that his friend Don was actually Dan, but when pronounced with a British accent it sounded like Don. And throughout his time there, he had to be conscious of introducing him as Don to his English friends and Dan to his American friends. Anyway, I guess you had to be there. Back to the BAFTA Awards, here are my favorite looks from the red carpet. Cheers!

EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Julianne Moore in Tom FordI love that Julianne chose something so daring in so many ways, yet still managed to look classy and elegant. From the bold choice of color to the two-toned shade drawing your eyes to the top which brings you directly to the incredibly low slit on the front, it is at once sexy, yet demure.

EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Amy Adams in Lanvin – I think Amy did a great job with accessorizing this pretty basic cut. She went for the trend-of-the-moment tassels and managed to still make it look glamorous.

447f8673-9fac-4fd6-b0bc-95211cc3c7e3-1522x2040

Léa Seydoux, in Prada and Monica Bellucci, in Alaïa – I have to admit, Lea’s dress is bordering a bit on the bridesmaid-wear side, but the slits on the side and the overflow of fabric immediately redeem itself back to red-carpet worthiness. Let’s talk about Monica! Oh.My.God! I have had a girl crush on this women For-everr. Seriously. She is the epitome of beauty. I love her choice of Alaïa here.It is fun, flirty and stylish.

Laura Bailey in Emilia Wickstead

Laura Bailey in Emilia Wickstead – This dress is amazingly rich in subtle details, from the quilted fabric to the pockets. Pockets on everything? Yes, please!

EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Stacy Martin in Louis Vuitton – The cape on this dress is everything. I love the details, including the dark black contrasting piping on the collar.

The EE British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Arrivals

Romola Garai in Roksanda Illncic – How adorable does Romola look in this attire (Is it okay to call a grown woman adorable? I think so.)? This is one of the most unexpected color combinations I have seen on the red carpets this year, but it works so well. It’s quite refreshing. Again, there is the contrasting piping, but on the sleeves this time. Love her shoes!

Kristin Scott Thomas in William Vintage

Kristin Scott Thomas in William Vintage – Kristin looks so confident and happy. This dress looks wonderful on her. It is understated, but very classy and still red-carpet worthy.

{All photos from Style.com}

The 7 Best Red Carpet Styles from the 2015 Oscars

Oscars+Red+Carpet_MGN

Another year. Another wrap-up of Hollywood’s golden moment – The Oscars. I think Neil Patrick Harris did really well with the opening song. I loved Lady Gaga’s tribute to The Sound of Music and it was really great to see Julie Andrews. I LOVE The Sound of Music and watched it a gazillion times when I was a kid (and even as an adult).

There were definite hits and misses with the red carpet styles. And, it’s no surprise Elie Saab made my list twice this year —- he is just on point with the glamour and glitz. Some trends to note:

Statement Necklaces

Black

White / Cream

Black and White

Red

Nude

What did you think of last night’s looks? What were your favorites? Here are my favorite looks from last night.

Jennifer Lopez, in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab Haute Couture – An Elie Saab creation always gets my attention.  They are so stunning and glamorous. And, is it just me, or does JLo get better every year? I loved her entire look.

Lupita Nyong'o, in custom Calvin Klein Collection

Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection – Lupita looked stunning in this artfully-crafted pearls gown in the color-of-the-moment white.

Cate Blanchett, in Maison Margiela

Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela – I loved this rock-n-roll-meets-glamour-girl-meets-hippy-chick look Cate sported last night. And I especially love the bold turquoise necklace.

Emma Stone, in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Emma Stone in Elie Saab Haute Couture – Another gorgeous Elie Saab creation on the radiant Emma Stone. Chartreuse works so well on her and makes her eyes really pop. The dress is a nice balance of sexy and classy with large doses of glamour.

Gwyneth Paltrow, in Ralph & Russo

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo – Gwyneth’s dress spoke volumes without saying a word – from the sophisticated silhouette to the edgy one arm sleeve to the strategically placed gigantic fabric floral concoction and down to the pale pink color.

Meryl Streep, in Lanvin

Meryl Streep in Lanvin – Meryl’s look is simply classy and glamorous without being over-done or under-dressed. I think the tuxedo jacket gives her look an extra oomph (not that the 3-times Oscar winner and bazillion-times Oscar nominated Meryl needed it).

Scarlett Johansson, in Atelier Versace

Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace – I liked that Scarlet went with an unexpected color. The cut of the dress really works well on her frame and the color looks amazing on her. Her hair is refreshing and so is the mis-matched earrings combo. Of course, the statement necklace was absolutely gorgeous.

{All photos from Style.com}