Green with envy

In cinema, fashion, Hollywood, Uncategorized on January 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

In the style stakes, the first quarter of the year is always a great way to launch the year – January sees the stars shrug off the blues to strut their stuff at the Golden Globes, closely followed by the BAFTAs in Fenruary and the all-important Oscars in March.

I was thrilled to bits to see that Colin Firth, who I raved about last week, deservedly won his Golden Globe for best actor in recognition of  his portrayal of George VI in The King’s Speech this weekend – and has today been tipped for a BAFTA on February 13th, one of 14 awards the movie’s been picked for.

And pregnant and perfectly formed Natalie Portman was awarded best actress for her performance in Black Swan. I was keen to watch the movie until I read a series of comments on Twitter yesterday, with the Telegraph’s Hilary Alexander describing it as ‘Saw on Pointe’ and any number of other fashionistas referring to it as dark, demonic and very, very scary. Yikes.

But Portman didn’t just win in the acting stakes, she well and truly stood out as one of the most fashion forward ladies of the red carpet. Her beautiful draped Viktor and Rolf gown was elegant, flattering and different to a whole line of stunning, sparking and stylish pieces.

Natalie Portman = Perfect

The competition was fierce, and I was pleased to see a whole rainbow of colours – scarlets, sunshine yellows, pretty pinks, and beautiful blues. For me, though, the gorgeous greens had it – Catherine Zeta Jones, proud as punch of her husband Michael Douglas, who recently announced he’s beaten throat cancer, looked stunning in her dark green Monique L’Hullier gown, while Angelina Jolie’s slinky green Atelier Versace number was simple but stunning.

Black Swan’s Mila Kunis was radiant in an emerald Vera Wang creation and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss looked gorgeous in her green Donna Karan number.

Perfect accessorising for Angelina

I want one! (The Monique L'Hullier, not the veteran actor)

Vera Wang proves a hit for Mila Kunis

Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss working Donna Karan

As a rule, the stars shied away from the tried and tested black number, though Olivia Wilde’s and  Eva Longoria showed how it should be done. Wilde’s sparkling Marchesa gown was the stuff of fairytales, and Longoria’s Zac Posen backless fishtail creation was unusual and a perfect fit for her perfect frame. I’m not so sure about Halle Berry’s corset-based Nina Ricci sheer skirted number though.

Olivia Wilde looked like a fairytale princess

Simply stunning

Not my bag

If there was ever an excuse to book a posh night out and try and channel a little red carpet glamour, it’s right here. I’m dusting off my Louboutins as I type!




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