Wednesday, July 13, 2011

BAFTA gala 2011

Last week the BAFTA Gala came to LA, and the stars showed up in style to toast William and Kate (they need a catchy couple nickname, right??)

Any excuse to dress-up, that's what I always like to say.

First, the creme de la creme:
My girl Zooey, looking fab in Oscar de la Renta

Kate, who is an ethereal vision in lavender Alexander McQueen. She is trumping the fashion world at the moment. (and as a sidebar: don't you love that it is front page news when she repeats an outfit? no lie, the other day I saw a headline that said, "Kate wears the same pair of jeans--FOUR TIMES!")

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (her real name) in Reem Acra. I don't know who this girl is, but she made her debut into the fashion world with a splash! LOVE this dress, the color, the cut, and (now) the girl wearing it!

And, the not-so-good:
The more Versace I see, the more Versace I dislike. Elizabeth Banks has GOT to be kidding in this dress. It looks like cargo pants re-fashioned into a dress. No bueno.

J Lo in Emilio Pucci. Haven't we seen this dress before? It is a little too reminiscent of the infamous little green dress (which, surprise-surprise, was Versace). J Lo, we get it. You had twins and you still have a nice bod. BUT this fabric is not forgiving of even the most minor lumps and curves.

Maybe I am being harsh by placing Blake Lively (in Marchesa) in the "not-so-good" category. It's not that she doesn't look gorgeous, it's just that we've seen this one-shouldered flowy number from her before. Plus, let's be honest, this one kinda looks like a nightgown (albeit a fancy one).

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