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Glitz & Glamour of the Golden Globes ’17

Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by Emma No Comments

January, grim? Simply not so.  For one its my birthday, so yay! (well for me anyway).   It’s also the start of the run up to the Oscars.  This guarantees gowns, glitz, glamour and the odd faux pas, what better way to brighten up the month.   First step on Red Carpet Road is the Golden Globes which took place last night.  So here’s my annual rundown of faves from the first red carpet of 2017.

There was so much to look at from belts with bows, embroidery and florals to art deco pleats and patterns via cold shoulder and even trompe d’oeil details.  However it was also a year where many of my favourites didn’t wow as they might and those that don’t normally rate with me, really delivered.

Colour Stories

With no one colour  sweeping the board (unlike the awards themselves).  I naturally gravitated to the clutch of amazing Yellow gowns.  All of these gowns let the colour do the talking by only using the most delicate of details to enhance them.  My ultimate,  was Viola Davis in Michael Kors, elegant simplicity at its finest. Almost my favourite of the night.

(L-R) Reese Witherspoon in Atelier Versace; Viola Davis in Michael Kors; Natalie Portman in Prada

(L-R) Reese Witherspoon in Atelier Versace; Viola Davis in Michael Kors; Natalie Portman in Prada

White featured prominently, unusual on the red carpet as you don’t want veer into bridal territory (yes I mean you, SJP).   Gillian Anderson avoided this due to the styling of her hair and minimal accessories.

Gillian Anderson in

Gillian Anderson in Jenny Pacha

Meanwhile Issa Rae also stunned in white due to the art deco beaded detailing of her gown.  Art deco was a key look on this red carpet, however few others managed to make it look flawless.

Issa Rae in Christian Siriano

Issa Rae in Christian Siriano

Menfolk got in on the white act,  lead actor and best actor winner Ryan Gosling pulled off the white tie look best and was definitely a white knight after delivering his heartfelt winner’s speech. *swoon*

Ryan Gosling - gorgeous in anything but here it's Gucci

Ryan Gosling – gorgeous in anything but here it’s Gucci

His co-star, Emma Stone was my pick of the pastels channelling not only the feel and style of La La Land  but also showing us a preview of the Spring ’17 which sees pastels coming through strongly.

Emma Stone in Valentino

Emma Stone in Valentino

Any colour as long as its black universally works –  last night it was best on those  who added interest with plunging necklines.  I’m a big a fan of these, see my fave from last year Jamie Alexander.  It was Mandy Moore and Kristen Bell who were the winners in this category.


Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan and Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham

Magnificent in monochrome was Michelle Williams working lace detail, black and white and cold shoulder.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Rachel Evan Wood in custom Altuzarra nailed the girl in a tux look with aplomb by eschewing the usual plunging neckline used in this look.  Instead going for Fred Astaire old school ballroom style look, in keeping with the La La Land theme of the evening.  She kept the femininity with a large bow detail on the shirt.


Rachel Evan Wood in Altuzarra

As mentioned art deco detail and pleats were a feature and Naomi Campbell stole the show in hers, the cut and colour being what made it work where others failed to.


Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace

My hands down favourite, Jessica Biel.  A complete shock to me as I normally find her style a little dull.  Her plunging neckline gown by Elie Saab featuring appliqué and embroidered floral detail against a monochrome backdrop had the drama and grace required for the red carpet.  For me – the look of the evening.

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab

As ever there was too much to fit in the blog  so for more of what I loved and to see what I make of the BAFTAS and beyond head over and follow SYW’s Pinterest Board Red Carpet Road.

Oscars 2015

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by Emma No Comments

As a film and fashion lover one of SYW’s favourite night’s of the year is the Oscars, an evening where film and fashion collide and one of the few times we honestly manage an all nighter. So having recovered from the 5.30am finish this morning here’s our highlights of the 87th Academy Awards.

Red Carpet Looks

Although it was slightly disappointing that no one went full on wacky with their look, we loved that most looks channelled some form of old school glamour and class.

A key theme was oyster coloured and whites as neutrals made special in glistening or embellished fabrics or even pearls. The ones who really got this look for us were Jennifer Aniston, looking every inch a goddess. Lupita Nyong’o in exquisite pearls with the silhouette of the dress, making it look as though she was poured into it (in a good way). Julianne Moore went as befits a front running nominee (and eventual winner) in couture Chanel and she really carried it off.

The Brits really flew the flag with Rosamund Pike finally bringing her A-Game in stunning red that flattered and made a statement. Felicity Jones was regal in a spectacular gown that was at once pure princess and beautifully modern. Her co-star Eddie Redmayne also went for a royal tone in his blue tux, which we loved, on him. David Oyelowo was very dapper in burgundy D&G.

Our very favourite though who hasn’t put a stylish foot out of place this whole awards season – Emma Stone, her chartreuse dress seems to have divided opinion but we thought it was elegant yet quirky and was one of the riskier choices of the evening but it really paid off. Befitting of an actress from the best picture.

A feature of lots of looks was the statement necklace, especially to liven up some of the more boring dresses – take a look at our dedicated Pinterest Board  and see what you think but for us Margot Robbie, won out in the statement necklace stakes.

The Ceremony – Highlights

And so to the ceremony itself, Neil Patrick Harris’ opening number – Moving Pictures was a great opening and exactly what was expected from him his other highlight definitely being the Birdman/Whiplash parody. The remainder however was disappointing he seemed to lose confidence for a great deal of the rest of the ceremony he did manage to wrestle it back towards the end.

Meryl Streep supporting girl power and Patty Arquette’s rousing call to arms for equality was a definite highlight, especially as she was doing so alongside Jennifer Lopez, unlikely bedfellows!

Two of the great moments came from the music. Whilst some may have been mystified by the names John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn(that’s John Legend and Common to you and I) their performance of winning original song, Glory was so powerful it had audience members in tears. Something you may never have thought you would see, Gaga doing the sound of music, was a revelation. She was wonderful and we thought it was incredibly sweet that she was starstruck by Julie Andrews.

A mixed bag of winners was our sort of Oscars (don’t like it when one film sweeps the board), however we were delighted that Eddie Redmayne got best actor. His palpable joy in winning was refreshing and it was very endearing the way he kept trying to loosen his bow tie but couldn’t quite not grab his statuette for long enough to do so.

And then it was all over for another year, we pulled the matchsticks propping our eyes open out and crawled wearily into bed.

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