We’ve already obsessed about Kiernan Shipka‘s wardrobe once before. No, you don’t have to remind us that obsessing over a 13-year-old’s sartorial choices is weird, because we already know it is. But can you blame us? Can you blame yourself, because we know you’ve sighed over her Miu Miu raspberry peep-toes more than once. When we looked at our past coverage of Kiernan, we realized she’s been on more best-dressed lists consistently than any other star on the blog. The last we saw her was at the SAG Awards, which happened on Sunday night, and — you guessed it — she made it to the best-dressed list once again. She came in somewhere very close to the top wearing a stunning, age-appropriate Oscar de la Renta midi, flared dress with darling silver shoes by the same designer. And if a 13-year-old wearing Oscar wasn’t too much to handle, how about this behind-the-scenes SAG Awards diary that Who What Wear published about her to really got those jealous juices flowing? Featuring some beautifully lit, ridiculously glamorous shots of the young star, it also helpfully informed us that not only was Kiernan wearing a hell of a lot of Oscar, she was also wearing Forevermark jewelry and was styled for the event by none other than Rachel Zoe‘s team. And no, envy is not becoming on any of us, but …
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When we decided to track the awards season fashions of Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne and Emma Stone, we had no idea how much they’d fluctuate from gorgeous to meh to bleh and back again from week to week. As you can see in the graph above, these stars’ Style Points have been fluctuating madly. And since we’re basing this “race” on the opinions of esteemed experts — Glamour online style editor Nikki Ogunnaike, Yahoo! Entertainment’s New York bureau chief Breanne Heldman, MTV Style’s associate editor Maud Deitch — along with our own Ambika Muttoo and Sabrina Rojas Weiss, we don’t think this is just due to our own arbitrary moods. Last night’s SAG Awards saw an abrupt change of position as Amanda and Jennifer got their acts together and showed up in stunning (and matching!) navy gowns. Oddly enough, last week’s front-runner Kerry Washington sank to the bottom with her white Rodarte. Emma Stone was a no-show at this event — now we’re wondering if she’s skipping out on the rest of this awards season altogether, which would be a shame for us fashion voyeurs. But we have the other seven to enjoy below:
Breanne: +5. “Yes! Finally! This Zac Posen dress does everything I’ve been wanting for Amanda all awards season and then some. Extra love for the necklace.
Nikki: +4. “To say I’m obsessed with this Zac Posen dress would be putting it mildly. The dark blue color against her alabaster skin made for an amazing contrast while the mega train added an appropriate touch of drama.”
Ambika: +5. “I cannot find fault with this gown. I also want to have babies with the color. Amanda likes these structural elements in her gown, and often gets them wrong. But when she gets it right, look out world. This Zac Posen gown is the apex of those rare moments.”
Maud: +5. “I love this. Pairing that epic Zac Posen fishtail with that enormous Lorraine Schwartz pendent? Inspired styling choice. This is one of the first of Amanda Seyfried’s looks that made me totally forget that she was ever in Mamma Mia! She looks like a true movie star.”
Sabrina: +5. “Amanda was hilarious on the red carpet, telling E! she hoped Les Miserables wouldn’t win because she was scared to walk up the stairs in that gown. No matter how good Argo is, I think we were tragically deprived of that sight. Also, I want (a knockoff of) that necklace now.”
Average score: 4.8
Every day, we love Jennifer Lawrence a little more, as she continues us how much she is both a gorgeous superstar and an everygirl. On the red carpet of the SAG Awards, she was all superstar: You absolutely could not tell she was battling walking pneumonia as she strutted her stuff in a navy Dior Haute Couture gown.
Then, she was the everygirl even as her name was announced as the Best Female Actor winner. The clever way the skirt of the gown was wrapped proved to be a hazard as the bottom was apparently caught under someone’s foot or chair, revealing a gaping seam at her thighs as she hugged her parents and co-stars and stepped onstage.
Way to up the glamour factor, ladies. Nothing like a hit of precious metal done really well at an awards show, right? So we must all bow down and thank Jennifer Garner and Naomi Watts for providing that high-voltage hit for all of us at last night’s SAG Awards. Jennifer was more fabulous than we’ve seen her in years, wearing a strapless gold Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013 gown. The actress worked it with soft, burnished curls framing her face, gorgeous glowing skin and a rose lip — hallelujah, because her hair and makeup normally lets her down. A matching dull gold clutch and David Webb jewelry completed the look. Look at the embroidery, beading and sequins on the gown. It’s so beautifully done and such a strong statement to make — I’m effing amazing and I know it and so do you. Naomi was the silver to Jen’s gold but no less exquisite. Soft waves swept over one shoulder a beautiful matte pink totally complemented her shimmering, intricate, crystal and silver embroidered Marchesa gown. And like Jennifer, she also matched her little box clutch with her gown with the addition of Faberge jewelry, of which her sapphire ring made our eyes pop (look at her left hand, helpfully placed on her hip.) We really can’t choose who looked best, so you’re going to have to vote and do it for us.
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This is totally ruining our high over the SAG Awards best-dressed list, but it has to be done. Also, how is it possible that Anne Hathaway swings so wildly between getting it so right, and so wrong — nothing in between. Sadly, she got it so wrong at the awards show last night wearing a twee, frothy, half-sheer Giambattista Valli Couture dress that just didn’t do anything for us apart from making us say, “Why, Anne?” We do love her accessories in the form of her Jimmy Choo ‘Kalpa’ heels and her black Edie Parker clutch. We may be a tad harsh on Jessica Chastain as well — but it’s only because her people never seem to get fits right on her. The red McQueen gown maybe a beautiful, but it looks like it wants to crush her breasts, and to add insult to injury, it looks rumpled. We really don’t like the Harry Winston diamond necklace on her, either. It’s the wrong piece for the dress. Also, twee and in the same color, was Kaley Cuoco whose red lace Ramona Kaveeza dress made her look like a doily, even though her red velvet Giuseppe Zanotti heels gave her cred. Does anyone else think the new haircut with the bangs looks like a wig?
Rose Byrne was the wrong woman for her Valentino Resort 2013 gown because the fabric and the ruffles made her look matronly. And while her hair and makeup were sweet and retro, Claire Danes went in the opposite direction with deep maroon lips that just looked incredibly harsh on her. They put us off, and her black Givenchy didn’t exactly impress either. Neither did Julianne Moore‘s Chanel Couture Fall 2011 gown, which like Jessica’s, had a major fit problem as well. Let’s just say the bodice took its cues from the name of the awards show and made her look like she was sagging. There’s more on the list, so carry on to the gallery to have a look.
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This one’s going to be a hard choice to lock down, peeps. At least it was for us, which is why we’re putting it up for a vote. It was wonderful to see pops of hot pink on the SAG Awards red carpet last night, especially on three such lovely ladies who pull off the color so well. We’ll start with Lea Michele. We’re not too keen on the ombre hair — a trend we really wish would go away — but fell for the drama that was her fuchsia Valentino Resort 2013 ball gown. It’s different from the usual super sexy, thigh-high slit Lea that we know and not-often love. So this chic, pull-back look was a welcome change. Jimmy Choo heels and Jennifer Mayer jewelry finished the outfit quite nicely. Next up, we have sartorial favorite, Freida Pinto. The actress wore a stunning flouro-pink Roland Mouret gown, that draped in a column around her like a boss. The black belt at the waist was the perfect touch, as was the soft styling of the vintage hair. Now, if you twisted our arm and forced to pick our look for the evening, then we’d have to admit that Nina Dobrev has inched ahead. This hot pink Elie Saab Spring 2013 gown with the ever-so-subtle cutouts is possibly one of the best looks the actress has ever worn, period. Take a bow, Nina. Actually, take a bow, all three of you. Now, all that’s left to be seen is your vote!
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Tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards were not as tipsy-casual as the Golden Globes nor as formal as the Oscars almost certainly will be, but they were still chock full of funny, touching quotes from everyone from Amy Poehler to Tina Fey to Dick Van Dyke. And while it technically was not “out loud” and therefore does not count as a quote, did everyone see Bryan Cranston‘s adorable daughter mouth “I love you, Dad” while he was onstage? After we finished dying over how cute that was, we rounded up all our favorite bon mots from tonight’s ceremony for your reading pleasure:
The SAG Awards were full of lovely ladies and gents in black and blue who did not in any way remind us of bruises, along with welcome splashes of silver and purple, but what we loved across the board on the 15 outfits we’ve selected below is the way their cuts play up the perfect bodies of their wearers. Amanda Seyfried feared walking in her glorious Zac Posen, and Jennifer Lawrence almost tripped on her Dior as she stepped up to accept Best Female Actor, but we appreciate the sacrifices they made in the name of fashion. Tina Fey continued the winning streak she began at the Golden Globes, and Kiernan Shipka continued the one she’ll probably be on for decades more to come. It was all a pretty good showing for yet another contest for a naked statuette!
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More like the not-so-SAG-gy awards, amiright? The Screen Actors Guild (and AFTRA, for those of you who are all union savvy) Awards are considerably less flashy than the Globes and the Oscars, but that doesn’t mean some actresses were going for dull and demure on the red carpet tonight. Dowton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and Glee’s Naya Rivera, for instance were flashing a little something extra. Michelle’s Ralph Rucci was spiced up with a sheer side panel that left us wondering how she was defying gravity so nicely. Naya’s Donna Karan Atelier was heavy on the texture detailing, which didn’t distract from the nice bit of cleavage she had on display. So on this important night when actors congratulate each other on their very important work, we ask you this very important question:
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His 30 Rock co-star Tina Fey looked like a dang shampoo ad at the Golden Globes a few weeks back with her glorious hair, but Alec Baldwin showed up at the SAG Awards tonight looking like, well…that. Um, what’s up with your ‘do, Baldwin? Even his gorgeous new wife Hilaria Thomas on his arm couldn’t distract from the shaggy tragedy on his head. We’ve thought long and hard about what exactly went wrong, and we’ve come up with a few theories.
1. He got into a vicious fight with a weed-whacker weilding assailant on the way to the red carpet.
2. With his 30 Rock gig nearly over, he decided to start saving money by cutting his own hair.
3. He decided to wear a toupee over his real hair - just in case.
4. He had it cut for his role as Lloyd in a Dumb and Dumber reboot.
We reached out to one of Baldwin’s hair follicles, but he declined to comment.
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