There were so many looks that I wanted to love this year, but there were only a few I was really feeling head to toe. And I looked back at my favorites from last year and I totally take back two of my choices – Catherine and Olivia- so I’m being more picky this year. There were a lot of women that I thought looked amazing, but I just couldn’t get on board with their look as a whole.
However, wouldn’t change a thing on these three…
Clare Danes in J.Mendel / Hair, lips, graphic black and white, the elegant neckline, the BACK!!! She looks fabulous.
Angeline Jolie in Atelier Versace / I thought she looked like the epitome of a movie star. At first, I didn’t want to like this look because I thought she looked a little severe. The light skin, extremely thin frame, red lips, slicked back hair…But then again, anyone that looks like Angelina is always going to look severe and maybe, striking, is a better word. The more I looked at her, the more perfect I decided she was. She looks like a piece of art, head to toe. And the dashes of red were just phenomenal.
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackerman / Some of you are probably thinking this pick is totally out there, but the lavender color with her hair and skin is just unbelievable. At 51 years old, the choice was incredibly age appropriate and the tailoring of the jacket is perfection. Someone as tall as she can pull this off with ease. If there was one person from last night that I wish Miller and I could have stolen away for a portrait session, it would have been Tilda for sure. Miller and I saw her at the Bowery Hotel last month, and she is a VISION. I still think she looks like our friend Charles that we photographed a few months ago.
My honorable mentions…I’m taking this WAY too seriously!
Nicole Richie in Julien MacDonald / She looked really fun, young, healthy, and I loved her hair!
Salma Hayek in Gucci / She’s 45. Enough said. I’m not blown away by the dress but the art deco-ish gold looks great on her and works perfectly with her hair and makeup.
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture / The slit, the deep V, the brooch, the big bow, AND the sparkly headband…it’s a bit much for me. But, she looks incredibly glamorous. I wish she wouldn’t have worn the headband…
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci / I think this simple black dress works so well on her, and I love the cutouts.
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi / I just couldn’t leave her out! I’m so happy she won. And she picked such a flattering dress and color- she looked really pretty.
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang / This dress looks great on her, but it was such a predictable choice. Of course she wore a strapless, tight, mermaid dress…feel like I’ve seen her in something like this before. She definitely knows what works for her body type, but it would be nice to see her change it up!
My most stunning couple awards go to Stacy and George and Diane and Josh!
And I wanted to love Emma Stone’s Lanvin dress, but I’m still undecided. Love the color and the whole two tone thing…that seemed to be a running trend for the night.
I also wanted to love Heidi Klum’s simple Calvin Klein dress, but I wish she would have gone with something other than turquoise for the accessories…turquoise is so easy and predictable. She looks great, but I think it could have been better!
That wraps up my list! Is there anyone ya’ll think I left out??
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