Monday, 14 February 2011

GRAMMYs vs. BAFTAs 2011 – Who was the Red Carpet Queen?


Last nights GRAMMYs had a red carpet that was part cirucs, part Siegfried Follies. Everyone was flashing some leg and amongst the sheer, short and sparkly was Givenchy animal print and someone arriving in an egg/womb thing (this was of course, Lady Gaga).


Florence Welch wowed in Givenchy Couture (fresh off the catwalk), but the back of the dress made much more of an impact. Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum went all out in gold and looked really good, actually (the GRAMMYs is probably the only red carpet these dazzling beauties would have worked). I l-o-v-e-d Lea Michele in a slightly daring flamenco-esque dress by Pucci. Nicole Kidman and Rihanna both went for skin-tight fishtails, but Nicole's dress was *slightly* less revealing (what did Rihanna have on under there?!).

But for me, the Red Carpet Queen at the GRAMMYs was Heidi Klum in Julien McDonald. I love the draping caplets around the shoulders and the colour is amazing on her. Like many of the other red carpet dresses at the event though, this dress was best from the back. Wunderschön!


While I loved the madness, drama and undiluted sex appeal of the GRAMMYs, I did miss the elegance that the BAFTAs brought (even through the rain). And I'm sorry to all the singing starlets, but the old-school Hollywood style of these leading ladies beat you fair and square!

Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Hailee Steinfeld gave lessons in how to long fantastic and classic on the red carpet at any age. Emma Stone looked incredible in Lanvin (I wondered whether she could have carried it off with her trademark red hair?). Both Emmas looked beautiful and elegant, in quite mature choices that they carried off with ease.

I loved Julianne Moore in Tom Ford (who was also her date - I'm not jealous one bit), that colour is genius against her hair and skin tone. I really liked the juxtaposition of Gemma Arterton's bed-head hair and prim bow, and think the colour pop really worked. It's hard to go wrong in Alexander McQueen, and Rosamund Pike didn't - that dress was so right on her.

While the title of Red Carpet Queen was a though call (especially between Thandie Newton in Monique Lhullier and Jessica Alba in Versace), it has to go to Jessica Alba who literally lit up the red carpet in her electric blue Versace dress, the plaits are a nice touch too.

Who was your Red Carpet Queen?



  1. Emma Watson is my fav- she looks stunning, as always!

  2. She looked great, but it was hard to find a red carpet pic of her smiling - smile, you're in couture! Cx


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