Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Best of the SAG Awards 2013

The ladies who effed up at the Golden Globes must have got on the phone to their stylists and screamed a blue streak because they turned it out at the Screen Actors Guild awards this year (I'm looking at you Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried). And overall, there were no really big bluders, just nice dresses.
I guess that's the case with an awards show that is as super-charged as the Golden Globes but not as refined as the Oscars, there are going to be some misteps when starlets step up and step out to try to stand out.
But the SAG awards don't bear as much weight so everyone is just a lot...cooler?  (Yeah, I'm going to go with "cooler").  And people just wear what they like, what looks good on them, and what works for an awards show.  It's nice.
Here are some of my nice pics from the night:

Teyonah Parris (Mad Men) in purple gown by Rodarte.   I mean, look at the cut of this dress on her body, the cool detail at the top and the one by her knee (cool but not overboard) and the colour of it on her.  Ridiculous.  In the best way possible.
And here is Sally Field in J. Mendel gown who is obviously older and not of the same skin tone as Teyonah but who is also nailing this colour.  It's in a different cut that is flattering of her body and age and I love it.  I'm not even usually a purple person but it just works, and it looks good with the red carpet which is a big plus in my book.  (That's where you are going to be photographed--duh!)
This Badgley Mischka dress would not look good on many but it works on Katrina Bowden's small/young frame.  She is almost channeling a Daisy Buchanan cool 20s nonchalance in this confection.  Her simple hair and makeup and matching bag make her look like she's saying, "What, this old thing?" which is so hard to pull off in this non-colour and fully-covered style, but she totally is.
Jenna Fischer: she is not famous for being a slut, marrying a playboy, drinking all night and flashing photogs her bits or any of those other unpleasant things that befall female celebrities in Hollyweird.  And here in this Jenny Packham gown she is a prime example of that.  A classy dress, an awesome cut for her, fun little gold bits on it that draw the eye up to her adorable face and cute hair/make-up.  Proof you don't have to dress like a stripper to look good or work on a hit show.
Jessica Chastain may have shit the bed at the Golden Globes with that light blue grandma gown and greying roots/middle part hair-don't thing she had going (right? wtf?) but she made up for that by pulling off a Jessica Rabbit-inspired Alexander McQueen dress.  Just look at the picture.  What else can I tell you that you can't see? Carefree hair and maekup, a sex-kitten dress she was BORN to wear, a neckfull of diamonds: this is what a starlet looks like.
Ageless.  A word that describes both Naomi Watts and this Marchesa dress.  'Nuff said.
Another loser in the "best dressed" category from the Golden Globes, Amanda Seyfried comes back looking radiant in this sapphire blue Zac Posen gown.  The colour is perfect with her hair and eyes, and the cut gives her some va-va-voom which is always much needed on a red carpet, n'est pas?  She must have fired and hired a new/fabulous stylist because even the simple long necklace with this look is so perfect I can't even speak. 
Julie Bowen, you little slut!  (If only Claire Dunphy could see you now!) I am dying over this Joanna Johnson all-leather dress (and those nips?!)  Where the hell did you come from?  At the Globes you were wearing a mother-of-the-bride emerald froof-bucket and now you're into glamorous bondage-wear on a red carpet?  I like it. I like it A LOT!
Again, I will preface a Nicole Kidman best-dressed post by saying: yes, obviously dresses look good on her bod.  She is pretty much a mannequin come to life (but not in the fun Mannequin the movie sort of way).  She is a tall, red-headed clothes hanger and because of this she rarely looks bad.  That being said, I also think this blue gown was the perfect colour for her, her legs are ridoncs so I love that we can see a glimpse of one, the shoes are beyond-sexy and I love that she never has an awful tan on the carpet (how bad would that look on her?).  Not sure I love the hair--I dunno--I'm on the fence about it.  I'm not sure if this razor sharp hair works but I'm also not sure what else I would suggest.  The smokey eye, though? Perfection.
Jennifer Garner you make being a mom look so good.  You are classy, you look beautiful and healthy and fit and most of all HAPPY and this shimmering gold Oscar de la Renta column makes you the best (and most literal) trophy wife in the world. 
Tina Fey.  She's not a fashion person and has never claimed to be.  But she has figured out her shape and what looks good on her and I think she chose well with this belted Oscar de la Renta gown.  The sweetheart neckline looks beautiful on her, the belt is trendy, and most importantly, in the right place.  Add in finger waves and a shit-eating grin and this is a beautiful comedian coming-into-her-own moment.

Yay! Fashion!


  1. Awesome new title page... & article :) Thanks! Jennifer Garner is so awesome! & totally agree on your Nicole Kidman comments! If she had a tan I don't think it would look good at all either! I do like Amanda's dress lots too... & Tina Fey oh so funny.. have you read her book?? xo

    1. Of course I've read Tina's book. And mindy kalings, and all of Chelsea Handlers!! Live my ladies if comedy. You have to read those and David Sedaris' stuff. Frogging hilarious! Glad you liked the post! :)

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