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Red Carpet Coverage – Critic’s Choice Awards 2012

And for the second major event of the 2012 awards season, we have the 17th Annual Critic’s Choice Awards.

Once again we are joined by our guest editor, Banana! Read on to see what she and I think and if this set of awards was more or less glamourous than the People’s Choice Awards.

Busy Phillips in Antonio Berardi

D: Nice color but boring dress. Also is that belt/brooch lopsided?

B: Busy looks good, but not great. It’s a forgettable dress: too much monotone cloth just draping.

Charlize Theron in Azzedine Alaia

D: Not a fan of black normally but this dress is gorgeous! Love the detailing. Very regal.

B: Love! Elegant, interesting, and figure-flattering–everything you could ask for in a dress.

Chloe Moretz in Chanel

D: This is a great example why I don’t like black. Sleeves seem like an afterthought.

B: Everything looks great from the feet to the waist. But the top is too busy and heavy for Chloe’s young face and delicate frame.

Diane Kruger in Prada

D: I kind of hate it but I love it too! The print on the lower body is weird but I love how the yellow, grey and fuchsia come together.

B Diane is stunning, as always! The gray and yellow are an unusual and lovely combination, and the high-neck halter is a nice alternative to typically plunging necklines

Elizabeth Olsen in Emilio Pucci

D: I like the print but I think the dress is wearing Elizabeth. Also the shoes are really boring.

B: I like mini dresses with long-sleeves, but the pattern makes Elizabeth’s hips look wider than they really are. I like the shoes–accentuate her legs!

Elle Fanning in Rodarte

D: What a monstrosity! Easily my least favorite look of the night. Colors, print, styling – everything is a mess!

B: Throw her a life preserver! She looks lost in a sea of fabric with flowers floating on top of the water. And work on that posture, Elle–shoulders back!

Emma Stone in Jason Wu

D: I love the print but the triple keyhole neckline destroys it. It’s not flattering Emma’s gorgeous shape either.

B: Green and Emma Stone are usually the perfect match, but this dress isn’t doing it for me. The neckline and belt look tacky.

Evan Rachel Wood in Valentino

D: *yawn* another boring black dress. Perhaps it looks more interesting up close? I can see some hints of lace and sheer.

B: Totally forgettable. And the hair ruins this look for me–I would’ve liked to see it down or in a wispier updo.

Jessica Chastain in Balenciaga

D: Hmm…bubble gum pink satin. Dislike. And I really don’t understand what is going on with the top.

B: I like the loose halter top and tighter bottom, though Jessica doesn’t quite pull it off. Make the color a bit paler, the top a bit snugger, and add a side-slit to show some leg–that would be a killer outfit!

Kirsten Dunst in Dior

D: A slightly better attempt at black but looks very unfinished from the hem. Love the hair and makeup though.

B: Kirsten looks cute thanks to her great hair. The dress is rather forgettable, though.

Michelle Williams in Chanel

D: I wouldn’t wear this but I think the monochrome is well done. Classic and clean.

B: One of my favorites! Unusual yet elegant. What’s with the matching braclets on both hands, though?

Shailene Woodley Calvin Klein

D: Very simple and understated but it works. But I wish she had done something else with the hair.

B: Also one of my favorites! Love the ultra delicate neckline–she looks like a Grecian goddess!

Stacy Kiebler in Armani

D: Simple but gorgeous. I love the back and the accessories are perfect, though Mr. Clooney is missing here.

B: Wow–beautiful! Perhaps a preview of what she might wear if she’s to become the future Mrs. Clooney? Go lighter on the spray-tanning, though, Stacy–too obvious!

Wendi McLendon-Covey in ??

D: I love this color. The necline sits low but I think she carries it off well.

B: I feel like she’s dangerously close to a wardrobe malfunction! The lines of the gown are not flattering for her figure, either.

ROUND UP Dollz Banana
HITS
  • Charlize Theron
  • Stacey Kiebler
  • Michelle Williams
  • Charlize Theron
MISSES
  • Elle Fanning
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Elle Fanning
  • Emma Stone
OVERALL Very underwhelming event. None of the outfits blew me away. Overall, I would say “meh”. There were some great outfits, but I didn’t spot anything that made me think, “I want that!” The red carpet looks were a good reminder, though, of the importance of the right hairstyle with a gown; as many of the starlets demonstrated, it can save or destroy a look!

Agree or disagree? Discuss below.

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Comments

  1. Loved this post. Really nice user friendly way to see a cool selection of dresses. Armani does boring well, loved Stacey Kiebler in white.