Baftas 2014 Red Carpet Fashion – hits and misses


Awards season is now in full swing.

Just ahead of the Academy awards next month were the BAFTAs, which took place last night.  It was a glittering night where Hollywood and UK film royalty (and also actual royalty) stepped out onto the (rainy) red carpet.

Who nailed the red carpet look? And who failed? Here are our hits and misses.


Break out star Lupita Nyong’o (12 years a slave) looked absolutely stunning in this green satin Dior number.  The colour is fresh, the cut is elegant and feminine and the gold band at the waist is echoed simply but effectively in the arm jewellery. Everything about this outfit is spot on.


Michelle Rodriguez….I honestly don’t know where to start, so I’ll start at the top. First off, her hair is a complete mess. Fine if you want to go for the carefree beach hair look on the beach, but at a red carpet event you should be polished and neat. Next, again – we’re not at the beach love. The surfer beaded jewellery (and that’s what it is, trust me), is great for the surfer bad ass chick beach look, but again – you’re at a movie award event at a prestigious location! Sparkly jewels and pretty accessories work.  Wooden surfer dude looking beads don’t. The dress.  THE DRESS.  Could have been cool if it wasn’t a) creased b) utterly ugly.  She could have got around the dress with the right hair, make up and jewellery but she failed on everything.  Ugh.


Maybe a controversial choice but I love Gillian Anderson in the striped blue satin gown with the flowing detail at the back.  She looks a little unsure (as though she forgot something….like maybe finishing her hair off?), but she gets away with it.  The earrings work too. Pretty.


Pink & Orange together often work, when done correctly. But the cut and shape of this gown is utterly naff and so are Lily’s hair accessories. From top to toe I think she looks like a complete joke, but since my favourite red carpet failure Helen Bonham Carter wasn’t there someone else had to provide the laughs.  Thanks, Lily Allen.


Cate Blanchett just looks so elegant. The dress is gorgeous and the necklace is very ‘Lord of the Rings’ and is a fab, pretty statement piece that works well with the gown. The gentle coiffed hairdo is feminine and well groomed but still loose enough to look soft on her face. The whole look is spot on.


Joely Richardson…, good.  Barely there make up, bad.  Chicken neck with no jewellery to hide said chicken neck, very very bad. Shapeless, loud, garish dress from Eastenders market – unforgivable. Weird middle toe being bigger than big toe and poking out of peep toes – horrific. Truly dreadful ensemble. Someone get the woman a stylist.


Playing it safe in black but totally rocking it with perfect hair, gorgeous red statement lips, sheer chiffon overlay, on trend nails and jewellery is Superman’s Supergirl, Amy Adams. She looks elegant, poised and gorgeous.

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Pearly Queen Maggie Gyllenhal has managed to make herself 50 years old.  The hair would work with the right clothing but the high collar on the madly embellished jacket just does not work. Pity, as the skirt is actually really pretty and so are the sleeves. Picture this gown with a plain black satin bodice…..yeah.  That.


Chat show Queen Oprah Winfrey is rocking this Stella McCartney number. The georgette skirt is beautifully flattering, whilst the fitted lace bodice contains Oprah’s ample assets well. The satin bow completes this gown, in a colour that suits Oprah down to the ground. The jewellery and clutch are gorgeous. I would have preferred if she had done something decent with her hair, but she still outshone many women half her age and half her size.


First of all, it’s not that cold, Cruella. Second, if the dress had been in red satin, it would have worked. But it isn’t so it looks like a sack of wrinkled crap. A shame as I love the hair.

So that’s the top 5 hits and misses.  And now, onto the special awards.  Emphasis on special for some of these.

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Great shoes, Ange.  Might have looked better with a DRESS.  Making a statement is Hollywood’s (once) prettiest couple in his n’ hers suits. It works, I’m just not a fan….and here’s how you do it properly…

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A good suit, a nice dress, happy arm in arm picture.  See, that wasn’t too hard was it?

The who the hell do you think you are? award469730613-1Let me give you a reminder, love – you are Fearne Cotton, radio DJ, sometimes presenter and nostrils massive. You are not Marilyn Monroe. Your roots need doing, your hair is awful, your dress is nasty and you are not a star. How the fudge did she get an invite and who the hell said it was okay to turn up looking like this??!


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Emma Thompson articulately sums up my entire thoughts about Stephen Fry and his very poor, unfunny, mumbly, stuttering turn as presenter.


Tinie Tempah high 5’s the future King of England.  Risssspeck!

So, what are your thoughts? Agree, disagree? Did we miss someone who looked amazing or someone who made Lily Allen look well dressed?

We’ll be back early in March for the Oscars 🙂



The Baftas – Red carpet hits and misses

It rained, there were umbrellas, Hollywood A listers shivered and looked miserable despite their sparkly gowns….but they still managed to turn up the glamour – and turn out the weird.  Here are the hits & misses from the Baftas, along with a couple of on-the-fence outfits where I just can’t decide!

Jessica Chastain – Okay, I had no idea that electric blue could look so amazingly stunning on a red-head. Teamed with drop dead diva red lips, this outfit delivers Hollywood glamour in the London rain effortlessly.

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Paloma Faith
– cracking voice, sod all dress sense. With the right hair and make up, this dress isn’t half bad but as usual, Paloma teams it with OTT accessories and hair, and then looks like a wide eyed lunatic just for an added extra. Sort your eyebrows out, woman.


Does the massively talented, utterly gorgeous, Bafta winning Anne Hathaway ever get it wrong?  Apprently not. She looks so chic and I am loving the bag! Also love the fact that she is smiling, despite the weather.

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Helen Mirren….where do we start? Pink hair?  Really?  REALLY?! And then the dress…..what a sack of shit.  She suddenly seems to have gone from style icon who was graceful and stylish (and has that body, at her age!) to the Queen of Muttonia.  What? It’s a real place.

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Emilia Fox – This gown could be on the boring side but then she rocks it with gorgeous jewellery and a fab updo.  Love it, love the make up, love the smile, love Emilia.

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Helena Bonham Carter – you can always rely on Mrs Batshit Tim Burton to deliver something wacky, tasteless, crappy and unstylish.  I’m a bit disappointed with this one to be honest….the hair could have been a bit more mental (although the bow is all sorts of shite), the dress isn’t half bad and the fur is a bit crap but quite not what the fuck?!?! category. She actually looks pretty, so her make up is spot on.  Still, take a look at her accessories……mental husband with batshit hair and arm in a sling.  She was never going to be a HIT but he helps to tip her into the MISS category.  Muwahaha!


Jennifer Lawrence – she is like a breath of fresh air! Fresh faced, pretty, stylish and talented to boot.  Looking a bit miserable here but hey….it’s snowing, she’s cold – and she looks so amazing she can be forgiven.

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Sarah Jessica Parker – This one pains me more than you will ever know.  My own personal icon, style guru, legend and the pure talent that is SJP has let me down.  I know it’s cold but a pants suit that looks like it has fat control panels on it?! Really, Sarah?  I know you can look so much prettier and glam.  Hate it 😦

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Gemma Arterton – Why is this woman so effortlessly beautiful?  Why does she always look amazing? It isn’t fair.  I want to hate her but she’s just too amazing. I love the flesh coloured stripe on the dress…..she looks fantastic and her barely there make up and dress work brilliantly.


On the fence
I want to love these offerings from Natalie and Jennifer (two ladies who I usually adore!) but I just don’t.  I can’t say that they’re misses, but they aren’t hits either.  What went wrong ladies??
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And the Bafta is awarded to……
Thandie Newton – She looks phenomenal in Louis Vuitton. I love every single thing about this outfit – the hair, the make up, the accessories, the flash of toned leg, the bag, the toned slender arms, those gorgeous shoes……take a good long look, Mirren – you could have pulled this off…..almost.

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