Best Dressed

Best of the Golden Globes 2017

The Golden Globes kicked off Awards Season last night and with some awesome nominations, the red carpet was awash with talent.  The Globes is usually a pretty good barometer for how fashion and couture week trends translate on the red carpet but this year, the fashion was decidedly underwhelming and, well, just a bit meh.

Amongst the metres and metres of unnecessary draping, there were however a few gems to be found and as usual, it was the risk takers who were on point.

Here are my best dressed gals at the 2017 Golden Globes and a couple who should have maybe stayed home that night…..

1. RUTH NEGGA in metallic Louis Vuitton.  Shunning the drape for a metallic column dress with corset detailing, NEGGA was a futuristic dream on the red carpet & that Gemfields x Fred Leighton cuff finished the outfit off to perfection.

2. MANDY MOORE showcased a caped Grecian style dress by Naeem Khan & looked every inch the screen siren.

3. KRISTEN BELL in Jenny Packham.  From that on trend icy blonde bob, to the modern lines of her Jenny Packham gown.  Dax + Kristen = Red carpret couple goals.

4. BLAKE LIVELY in Atelier Versace and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.  Uh-mazing.  Lively can veer into the boring end of the spectrum during awards season but this dress, handpicked by Donatella herself, is something else.  Extra points for stepping out of your comfort zone Blake.

5. GINA RODRIGUEZ wore white Naeem Khan and Chopard jewellery and stayed just the right side of bridal by teaming it with an ultra modern beauty look & plunging neckline.  Kudos Jane, Alba would be proud.

6. KRISTEN WIIG in Reem Acra.  Wiig’s choices are bolder with each award ceremony and it looks like she’s found her groove with this one.  Top marks for sporting THE hairstyle for Ss17 ahead of the curve.

7. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI chose sunset yellow Reem Acra and topped it off with accessories from H. Stern.  She’s definitely not one of my favourite people but a great outfit deserves a mention.

8. EVAN RACHEL WOOD in Altazurra.  Asked about her outfit choice and why she wasn’t wearing a dress, Wood said “I’ve worn a dress every single time and I love dresses.  I’m not trying to protest dresses but I wanted to make sure young girls and women know that it’s not a requirement.”  Slay. 🖤

My top pick from the afterparty was an easy one with no competition at all, one dress, and one only deserved its own VIP area complete with fluffers.  Voyeurs, feast your eyes on Diane Kruger….

In this 70’s disco Nina Ricci high necked dress and Charlotte Olympia accessories, Kruger sported one of her best ever looks at the InStyle Golden Globes afterparty.  Looking to recreate this look on the high street?  Keep your eyes peeled for my runway to high street feature coming soon.

Special mention to Sarah Jessica Parker for her nod to the late Carrie Fisher with these Mexican braids.  Ignore the dress, apart from it being freaking cray, it’s way too bridal for an awards ceremony…

Lastly, two people who should have just stayed in bed.  Step forward Felicity Jones in baby pink Gucci.  It’s not the dress that’s the problem here – put this on Sienna Miller or Florence Welsh and it’s a dream come true but the cutesy bangs and the girly makeup push this look into toilet roll cover territory.  Not cool.

I’ve saved the best for last, Krrueche Tran wearing everything that’s appalling about fashion in one outfit and looking like she’d wandered in to a gas station asking for directions to prom.  Fuschia pink, check. Satin, check, ruching, check.  Put a drawstring around it and you’ve got a hideous Venetian blind.  I can’t even, nor should I have to.

Want to try to re relate these looks with the best options from the highstreet?  Look out for my post on red carpet dressing, or shoot me an email for personal styling suggestions.  If you’re looking to recreate this fuschia pink disaster then strike me off your friends list and head to Hillary’s Blinds.  I don’t need that kind of crap in my life.

Laters.

Pixie xo

Best of the Met Gala 2016

Every year when the Met Gala theme is unveiled to illustrious fanfare, I get excited and this years theme, Manus x Machina had me psyched; Fashion meets technology, man vs machines and how this translates into an entire, out of this world look, I had visions of Blade Runner meets Plato’s Atlantis and very high hopes.

It’s worth mentioning here that every year, as the first starlets begin to appear on the red carpet for the Met Gala, it’s evident that a huge proportion of them either, a. Didn’t get the memo. b. Got the memo and paid it no heed, or, c. Think they’re so freaking fabulous that the memo doesn’t apply to them.

However, to restore your faith in fashion, and celebrating those who can actually interpret and dress to a theme, I’ve put together my picks from the Met Gala 2016 (don’t worry Voyeurs, there’s a special post coming for the downright awful).  The best are those who really embraced the Manus x Machina theme with their look and looked flippin’ aces in doing so.  These starlets should be praised for not only having eyes and being able to read, but for also being brave and looking beauts for our viewing pleasure.  Feast your eyes on these futuristic treasures…..

  1. My ultimate favourite and residing at the number one spot: Poppy Delevingne, early on the red carpet and possibly the most memorable, for this spangly, beaded and probably pretty noisy effort, Poppy I salute you…

2. Jourdan Dunn. One word, just wow. From the first glimpse on the balcony of The Standard Hotel, to the entrance on to the red carpet, Miss Dunn knew this Balmain dress would turn heads and her grey tinted hair & silver smoked lids were the perfect accoutrement to this awesome display of event dressing.  Kudos JD.

3. Claire Danes scores points for the sheer unexpectedness of this bespoke Zac Posen creation.  The very definition of fashion meeting technology, this dress gave off an effervescent glow in the dark, if the Met Gala did Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, this would be the equivalent of Thelma Medine’s butterfly gown.  Total Swoon – at the Zac Posen, not the Thelma Medine, because that would be cray.

4.  In fourth place, it’s a surprising entry, Kim Kardashian West.  Now Voyeurs, you all know I’m not Kim’s biggest fan but credit where it’s due, this is a knock out dress and it’s completely on theme, from the futuristic accessories and the slicked back hair, to the robotic armour like frock.  As Gabrielle Chanel always said, when accessorising, one should remove the last piece before leaving the house in order to feel properly dressed and I can’t help but feel this rings true here – Kim, leave Kanye at home next time, denim, cuban heels and weird contacts do not a style icon make.

5. Kristen Stewart.  I love this girl.  I think she’s a fashion enigma, I adore her fuck it attitude to fashion and her total unwillingness to comply.  She bucks trends and creates new ones in doing so.  I’d turn for this girl, yes, I love her that much.  Debuting a brand  new bleached ‘do, Kristen dressed head to toe in Chanel (natch) and wore a beauty look straight off the SS16 runway better than the models.  Good work K-Stew – See me after class.  Cue wink face emoji….

6. Double threat Zayn Malik & #HuffyHadid are ranking pretty high for this matching ensemble of robotic-chicness.  “Zayn, this god damn manicure cost me $2000 dollars, I’m getting it in the shot so hold still” Gigi was overheard saying on the red carpet, probably.  Weird poses aside, the look is totes on point however #HuffyHadid has spoilt my collage by (fake) smiling in a picture and for that I can never forgive her.  Hmph.

7. Kendall Jenner, for daring to be different, yet remaining the same.  It’s trick she pulls off time and time again by wearing unexpected colour combos in old faithful styles.  This cutout mosaic dress looked like mirror tiles when she walked and looked phenomenal against the see of metallic silver gowns.  Her boobjob was made for this gown, maybe not specifically but it fit like a glove and although you can’t tell from Cindy’s Botox filled face, I think she liked it too.

8. A surprising entry from Nicole Kidman, but then whoever wore this stellar Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creation was going to score huge style points.  You’ll no doubt remember it for its dramatic runway appearance and the drama is ten fold on the red carpet, with its billowing cape and cutout sides, it’s freaking showstopper for all the right reasons.

9. Ok now before you dive in with any comments on this one Voyeurs, just remember that I know Taliah personally.

Never one to shy away from making a statement through performance or fashion, FKA Twigs has garnered a super loyal army of fans and this Manus x Machina interpretation was no different with some hailing it as he best look ever.  Personally, I think this is tame for Twigs but my guess is she was showcasing the tattoos and accessories.  Either way, she took the theme and put her own Twigs spin on it and it worked.

10.  Yup Voyeurs, this really is the third of the Kardashian / Jenner Klan to appear in my top ten.  It was a difficult choice between Alessandra Ambrosio and Kylie, but due to Kylie’s sheer determination, she just clinched it.  She showed up on the red carpet with a sleek new bob – we like this, a lot – and a toned down make up look for her first ever Met Gala appearance and even threw some shade, but all eyes were on THAT Balmain dress.  The dress weighed so much that after the event, Kylie was left bloodied, bruised and crying – not even jokes – and for that kind of commitment she gets the number ten spot.  Bravo Kylie.

Special Credit:  Florence Welsh and the Gucci Crew.  For being a true underdog, Florence is a risk taker, despite having a quirky signature style, she sits outside of the box rather than firmly in it and Alessandro Michele has had a hand in elevating her style status recently since making her his muse.  Florence gives hope to girls everywhere, demonstrating that flashing flesh isn’t the only option.  Totes helps that she’s ginger.

Looking back over the pictures, there were actually so many good outfits that fit the theme this year and the Manus x Machina theme is props my most favourite to date but don’t worry my dear #Voyeurs, there’s a post on it’s way rounding up the worst offenders and a special one dedicated to the atrocity that was Taylor Swift.

You’re welcome

Pixie x