Awards Season

Time to get fancy

Awards season is upon us and I’ll be the first to admit I am glued to the television screen, watching, rewinding, studying and wishing I was dressing up myself!

If you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen some of my favourites so far but I thought I would share them here and post more of my favourites from each award night along the way. Like I need an excuse to talk fashion! It is hard to keep up with what everyone is wearing but thankfully in this case, technology is on my side. Instagram is my best friend on awards nights and for me to ‘regram’ these pictures you know they are my favourites! Be sure to check details below these pictures on my Instagram feed for all the details.

On to the fashion. Let’s start with the 73rd Golden Globes 2016 and this beautiful Louis Vuitton striped dress by Nicolas Ghesquière and worn by Alicia Vikander. White is not really my colour but I love everything about this dress; the neckline, the ruffles, the stripes. The torso did remind me of a pinafore but it married well with the stripes and structure of the pleats to give a perfect balance of sleek femininity.

Louis Vuitton

Awards nights couldn’t go by without me looking to Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli and I was not disappointed. Kirsten Dunst wore this beautiful black gown from the Mirabilia Romae collection. An awards ceremony is exactly where a gown like this belongs and I loved that her makeup, hair and accessories compliment the gown without taking away from how striking it is. I’m not sure I would be brave enough (or lucky enough for that matter) to have that much cleavage on display but the lure of a Valentino gown could easily sway me.


Next is the Critics’ Choice Awards and it was hard not to take notice of these two outfits. First is Saoirise Ronan wearing Antonio Berardie #SS16. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this was how much I loved the colour. A surprise even to me! I did look at some monochrome numbers but I kept coming back to this. The word simple was also swimming around in my head but for me, that is a positive.  What really won me over was the capped sleeve. Anything with a sleeve or the hint of a sleeve and I am sold!

Antonio Berardi

Another favourite from the night was Zoe Kazan wearing Oscar de la Renta #PreFall16. I love a good print. What I love more than a print is mixing prints and this gown does it so beautifully. I’m not so keen on the shape and I would never in my wildest dreams inflict the horror of a strapless dress on myself but it doesn’t overshadow how fabulous this dress is. On the runway, the dress was worn with a belt but I much prefer it without. It doesn’t need it. The colours, the contrasting textures and the detailed bodice are enough to make this a highlight for me. And like the Valentino dress, if this was put in front of me I wouldn’t say no!

Oscar de la Renta

Until the next ceremony.