SAG Awards 2017 – Best Dressed

Awards season is now in full swing, last night saw the turn of the Screen Actors Guild, or SAG, awards. Sometimes called the more relaxed awards, this is the awards ceremony that can often see trouser suits, jumpsuits and tea length dresses, amongst the more formal gowns.  Last night’s red carpet showed pink to be a surprising front runner for hot colour trend, that old Hollywood was alive and kicking as Rachel Evan Wood continued her morphing into Marlene Dietrich, that playing Jackie Kennedy has totally influenced Natalie Portman’s maternity wardrobe, and that the bat sh*t crazy spirit of Bjork on the red carpet is still alive and kicking, as Nicole Kidman turned up as a parrot, a beautiful Gucci parrot. And I, for one, loved it.

Best dressed? I loved Bryce Dallas Howard totally owning those curves in a dress that apparently cost around $300, and Viola Davis who was a vision in white. Viola’s dress was everything, and then when she opened her tiny clutch bag and showed off her folded up flats, I think my girl crush hit around 100. I loved Emily Blunt in an Eastern inspired dress, although I still prefer her with darker locks if I’m honest, and I was so pleased to see Sofia Vergara do something so different in her prom style and sleek hair.

Then to the dresses that polarised opinions. I LOVED Michelle Dockery in her cool stripes, this dress wouldn’t work for the Oscars, but looked sleek and elegant, with a touch of fun, at the SAGs. I was also a little in love with Kerry Washington, but wished it was tailored better, with shorter sleeves and less skirt. Thandie Newton’s whimsical dress is the sort of thing I expect to see on Marion Cotillard, but it is just so exquisitely beautiful and unique that I was so pleased to see Thandie totally own it. And Nicole. Well, she was a stunning bird of paradise, one part parrot, 1 part Shirley Bassey, 2 parts Vegas showgirl. Haters gonna hate, but it is hard to hate Nicole having so much fun with fashion.

A special mention must go out to the Game of Thrones ladies. Maisie Williams is having a storming awards season so far, and the delicate pink and dark lip was another winner. Natalie Emmanuel opted for tea length art deco styling, and the glorious Gwedoline Christie was awe-inspiring in Vivienne Westwood. I walk past the lady once on Oxford Street and she is very tall, very beautiful and a total goddess, so I am bowing down to her.

What was your favourite look from the night?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (8137126bh) Cara Buono The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (8137126bi) Michelle Dockery The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017

Michelle Dockery

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actress Sophia Bush attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_009 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TNT)

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Bryce Dallas Howard

Maisie Williams

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 Nicole Kidman

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Thandie Newton attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_009 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TNT)

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Michelle Williams

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Emily Blunt

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Selma Hayak

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Viola Davis

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Kirsten Dunst

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Naomie Harris

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Natalie Portman

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Gwedoline Christie

Gwedoline Christie

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actress Nathalie Emmanuel attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_008 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Nathalie Emmanuel

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (8137126eg) Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017

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Evan Rachel Wood

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Ellie Kemper

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Amy Adams

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Get the Celebrity Look featuring Fearne Cotton, Michelle Dockery and Rosie Fortescue

A new month, and a new season. September has brought a chill to the air which has seen many of us looking again at our wardrobe, putting the sandals away for another year, and generally getting excited about all the new trends, styles and collections that are appearing in stores.

It seems that the celebrity world is no different. Fearne Cotton has been spotted in a very cute and fluffy knit from Monsoon, whilst Peaches Geldof has been one of the first to get her hands on the beautiful leather and shearling Iris rucksack from Reiss. Michelle Dockery and Big Brother’s AJ Odudu and Jennifer Love Hewitt are amongst the ladies who are rocking the long-sleeved look, a clear sign that some of us have started shivering in the cool air.

My absolute favourite buy this month are the stunning chandelier earrings as worn by Louise Roe, totally stunning and a real steal at just £12 from High Street fave Accessorize.

Jennifer Love Hewitt wears Isabella Oliver

Ruched Midi Maternity Dress £105 click to visit Isabella Oliver

Fearne Cotton wears Monsoon

 

Anka Textured Space Dye Sweater £55 click to visit Monsoon

LucyMecklenburgh Wears Forever Unique

Charlotte black jersey jumpsuit £180

Michelle Dockery – Get the look

Red Zip Waist Dress Was £35.00 Now £28.00 click to visit Wallis

Thandie Newton get the look

Preen Edition Designer black monochrome panel dress £52 click to visit Debenhams

Black and ivory pencil dress Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Louise Roe wears Accessorize

Deepi Chain and Crest Elaborate Earrings £12 click to visit Accessorize

Rosie Fortescue wears Zara Taylor London

Zara Taylor Chunky Chain Necklace £20 click to visit Zara Taylor

Zara Taylor Pointed Jewel Ring £30 click to visit Zara Taylor

AJ Odudu wears Celeb Boutique on BBBOTS

Sabina backless bandage dress £99 click to visit Celeb Boutique

 

Mercy Blue tribal dress £129.99 click to visit Celeb Boutique

Peaches Geldof with the Reiss Iris Bag

 

Iris SHEARLING RUCKSACK BLACK £295 click to visit Reiss

 

 

 

Awards, Dresses and Celebrities, including Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman and Sienna Miller

There are just so many fabulous looks around at the moment, most of them being sported by the cream of Hollywood during the numerous awards ceremonies, pre-award ceremony dinners, and nomination announcements that seem to be taking place every other day. And boy, when award season starts, the celebs sure know how to milk it for all its worth. Another day truly means another dress.

Which is great news if you are as dress obsessed as I am. I am literally living and breathing frocks at the moment, loving the variety of styles, colours and trends on show.

Here are some of the looks from last week that I have truly fallen in love with. From Sienna Miller to Nicole Kidman, these are exquisite and memorable styles that will linger in the memory for a long time.

Nicole Kidman in Elie Saab.

This dress is a dream. Nicole is currently playing Princess Grace of Monaco, and channeling her 1950s Hitchcock Princess style in this exquisite peach dress. I cannot fault this look, but do wish Nicole would lay off the botox a little. Her naturally beautiful features are beginning to look a little bit stretched. A few wrinkle are a good thing Nicole.

Get the look

Amelia Rose Burnout Dress £130.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Ali Larter

Ali Larter also has a vintage look in this  lovely Carolina Herrera dress. The soft lemon shade and floral applique detail have a real 1950s feel. In fact, this is another dress I can imagine Grace Kelly wearing in those Halcyon days of 1955.

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PORTOBELLO MAXI DRESS £180.00 click to visit Cast

Jaime King

If Nicole and Ali have been channeling the ghost of Grace, the same cannot be said for Jaime King. Her red dress is smoking hot, simple, classic, but vampish all the same. I also love the Twiggy style hair and statement earrings with this. This is the sort of look that never goes out of fashion.

Get the Look

Dolores Maxi Dress £59.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Thandie Newton

And then there’s Thandie. The eminently stylish actress has been off the radar of late, but I think she looked just beautiful at the LA pre Bafta tea party. I’m unsure if this dress is the softest powder blue or palest of grey, but the shape and the delicate fabric make this just so pretty. A great daytime look for the tea party.

Get the Look

LORI LEE SHORT DRESS £150.00 click to visit Coast

Sienna Miller

How wonderful is this dress on Sienna Miller? It could be a brilliant vintage find, it looks that authentic, but it is actually a Valentino gown. The shade of pink looks wonderful against Sienna’s ice cream blonde hair, and I love the understated nude heels.

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KIPP - Full pleated dress - £129 click to visit Ted Baker

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery was a picture of elegance in her monochrome shift dress at the Baftas tea party. Classic black and white is hard to get wrong, and I’m loving Michelle’s chic bobbed hair and pink lips.

Get the look

Petite black and stone dobby dress Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins