Prometheus premiered last night in London, and we were looking forward to see what stars Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace would wear. Both of them have been having a super fashion year so far, especially Charlize on her Snow White and the Huntsman promotional rounds. Anyone else wearing that midnight blue, semi-sheer, strapless dress by Dior would look terrible. But those rules don’t apply to Charlize, because she ended up convincing us that we liked a dress that we normally would nix. She also wore Dior T-strap heels and Bulgari jewels, and basically, Charlize — we love and hate you in equal measure. The hate comes in because her genetics are enviable. The love, obviously, is because she’s a tall glass of awesome.
Noomi went the gown route, picking a beautiful black Valentino dress with Harry Winston jewelry. It’s simple and so elegant — a very smart choice for her. Also spotted was Salma Hayek wearing lilac Bottega Veneta along with mauve heels and a matching clutch. Again, someone with such a color coordinated palette would look too matchy-matchy, but Salma always makes it work for her. Our last pick is Minnie Driver. She gets our vote for best-dressed, wearing a stunning gold lace overlay Temperley London Pre-Fall 2012 dress. We don’t see much of Minnie around, but as long as she makes the occasional appearance dressed like this, we’ll be just fine.
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We all know that the Vanity Fair Oscar Party is almost as big as the Oscar ceremony itself. And just as brights were a major Oscars 2012 trend, it was the same as the party. Rosie Huntington-Whitely wore a juicy, tangerine Antonio Berardi dress while Cameron Diaz went more orange with a Victoria Beckham number. Kate Upton, a pregnant Molly Sims, Salma Hayek, Abbie Cornish and Diane Kruger all wore shades of crimson.
It’s just a straight-up roll call of celebrities here: Elizabeth Olsen in black Christian Dior, Sofia Vergara in a white Robert Cavalli column, Brooklyn Decker in nude, beaded Valentino and Selena Gomez in Dolce & Gabbana. See what we mean? We’re not too sure about Zoe Saldana in her black, sheer Marios Schwab or January Jones in her Wes Gordon green-and-burgundy confused dress. Or Elizabeth Banks and her green-and-blue feathered Chadwick Bell dress. Jennifer Lopez wore the same designer as her Oscars dress, but this plunging, sparkling, plum version was even sexier.
Blake Lively may have brought the gown, but she wasn’t the belle of Elle UK’s Style Awards last night. Lively got a little too fashion-forward on the red carpet, with so much blue fabric pouring out of the front of her top that the Gossip Girl‘s outfit looked like flimsy maternity wear. Emma Watson had no such problem, wearing a short pink dress from Hakaan that hopefully reminded Blake that cut-outs should be flattering, not random (also, there’s “leggy” and then there’s a giant gap between the folds of your dress). Blake better hope Green Lantern is a hit—she can’t just assume she’ll be the ingenue anymore.
Get a closer look at both dresses in the gallery below.
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Let’s give the British Academy of Film And Television Arts awards show its due, people. Yes, we know the Grammy‘s were on yesterday, but the BAFTA’s are a pretty big deal too! And can we just say how pleased we are that Colin Firth won best actor for The King’s Speech! We kinda love him here at the FABLife, so much so that we have a full gallery dedicated to Firth’s open-shirted sexiness (photos).
You can check out the full list of BAFTA winners here, but let’s get down to the really important stuff: who rocked the red carpet? Can we just say right in the beginning that J.K Rowling, taking a page out of the House of Slytherin, and wearing a python-print Lanvin halter-necked gown totally surprised us! Ssss-izzling! Lucky Julianne Moore wore a midnight blue Tom Ford velvet gown with a gorgeous bow detail at the back. Ford was also Julianne’s date for the night! Other best dressed stars included Jessica Alba in a flowing Atelier Versace, and the always lovely Emma Watson in Valentino. Want to know who else made the list? You’ll just have to check out the gallery below.
Sometimes in this crazy world of celebrity, it’s easy to forget just how unrealistic most of their lives are — and nothing more so when it comes to the “our baby joy” photoshoot. Over the years, we’ve become so used to being spoon-fed images of a perfectly made-up showbiz mom, with gorgeous hair and flattering lighting, we’ve forgotten what’s actually the reality of having a baby. And the rest of us with kids — who love it, don’t get us wrong — look at our uncombed hair, vomiting child and stained joggers and wonder where it all went wrong.
And this is why Minnie Driver deserves a bloody medal. The British actress and singer, who gave birth to baby Henry last month, has sideswiped the usual celeb hoo-ha and resisted signing up for the predictable photoshoot of perfection. Instead, she posted a totally adorable photo on her MySpace page of her and her four-week-old son. Naturally, Henry’s a total cutie, but Minnie looks fantastic. She’s not got a scrap of makeup on, that blue T-shirt has definitely seen better days, and her hair is crying out for some serum. But that’s why it’s perfect — Minnie looks like a real mom who actually knows what’s most important. You totally rock, Minnie!
Matt Damon and Minnie Driver fell in love while the rest of the world was going gaga over their surprise 1997 hit, Good Will Hunting. But while Matt’s character chases after Minnie at the end of that mushy flick, their actual affair ended awkwardly and abruptly when he denied having a girlfriend during an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
After her man confessed in front of millions that their relationship was amicably over (and had been for a couple of weeks), Minnie milked her newfound rep as the woman scorned, referencing Damon’s dumping in interviews and telling The Los Angeles Times, “It’s unfortunate that Matt went on Oprah. It seemed like a good forum for him to announce to the world that we were no longer together, which I found fantastically inappropriate.”
Even less appropriate was Matt jumping in bed with Winona “Sticky Fingers” Ryder just weeks later. Will Hunting may have been good, but the guy who played him was a straight-up bad boy.