Sunday, February 1, 2009

The ultimate in red-carpet style (Gowns)

Natalie Portman looks like a Grecian Goddess in this subtly chic look. I like that she chose grey, a colour that doesn't often appear on the red carpet. The sombre hue is relieved by the lightness of the gown, the metallic touches and her sparkly headband which is actually a vintage bracelet pinned to her hair.

Margherita Missoni bravely dons a Missoni-print gown, paired with a gem necklace to stunning effect. Love the print and colours of her gown, especially against her bronzed skin. She smartly chooses a simple updo, keeping the focus on her gown and necklace. The overall look is youthful and slightly breezy.

Lou Doillon seems about to float away in this ethereal, fairy gown. Another ingenious use of a headband for an evening look, and it looks so pretty against her bangs and light curls. She looks light and carefree, a departure from the heaviness of some evening looks.

Renee Zellweger looked her best in this yellow strapless vintage gown. The colour makes her look so radiant. Her long, curled blonde hair and classic accessories set off the old Hollywood look wonderfully. A perfect exemplification of classic glamour.

This look on Selma Blair is a SHOWSTOPPER, one to WOW people. The vibrant colour, the sheen, the draping, and the train all add up to one dramatic gown. Her gold accessories complement and her shiny, thick black hair is a great foil for the colour. High-wattage glamour.

This is a modern, sleek look on Gwyneth Paltrow. I appreciate that she let her hair down rather than opt for a tight updo, making her whole look more relaxed. The use of white gives a clean, fresh feel.

Another blonde in yellow; this time it's Michelle Williams- such a striking look! The canary yellow looks amazing against her pale skin. The fluttery neckline is really pretty and the necklace goes sweetly. Her red lipstick pops, and the loose tendrils of hair make her look very feminine.

You know what I like most about this ensemble? Liv Tyler's low, sleek ponytail. Ponytails for evening are a less conventional choice, and if done right, makes the wearer look current.

This outfit by Selma Blair (again!) is so vintage prom in a delightful way! The fitted patterned gold bodice, cinched at the waist with a yellow band, with a white flared tulle skirt and delicate gold heels also make her look like a modern Cinderella. Her short, boyish hair is a cute contrast with the feminine silhouette.

A pregnant Gwyneth Paltrow in another white ensemble, but totally different from her previous one. This time she looks romantic, like she just stepped out of a Shakespearean play. The neckline, sleeves and cut of the dress suit her pregnant figure. She's glowing like a mum-to-be should.

This black figure-hugging gown on Cate Blanchett might look conservative from the front, but turn to the back and you'll get drama, glamour and sexiness all at once. The plunging back is cleverly enhanced by a dangling necklace. This is totally how black should be done for evening.

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