Sunday, February 12, 2012

Divas and Darlings - Baftas 2012

Red Carpet Fashion

British Academy Film Awards 2012

The Baftas were held in a freezing Covent Garden earlier this evening, where some starlets braved the cold and donned skimpy evening gowns. Here are the red carpet highlights. Stay tuned for all the fashion from The Grammys, which is yet to be held. It still baffles me why the British equivalent of the Oscars and Music's Biggest Night have been scheduled on the same date. 

My Favourite Frocks

Holliday Grainger looked ethereal in soft shimmery gold Valentino gown with organza belt and tulle skirt. Fearne Cotton may have been a red carpet presenter, but she outstyled many of the celebrities she interviewed. Fearne was gorgeous in a long-sleeved coral Moschino gown, with black bow belt and bejeweled high-neck collar. Shailene Woodley is forgiven for the casual top-knot bun, as her beautiful pale Dolce & Gabbana gown, which is scattered with floral appliqués, fully makes up for it.

Column Gowns

A trendy topic on the red carpet were column gowns. Tilda Swinton was simply chic in a white two-piece Celine ensemble, trademark hairdo intact. Michelle Williams defied style critics by wearing a custom-made monochrome H&M gown, along with scarlet red lipstick and book-shaped clutch. Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig chose a strapless silky white Alberta Ferretti gown. Penelope Cruz was elegant in a wine red Armani Privé gown with sculpted bodice. Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe also opted for white, in a side-studded round-neck gown.

Coloured In

Naomi Harris brought an optimistic shade of yellow to the event, in a billowy Emilio Pucci gown with cut-outs on the bodice and sleeves. Model Laura Bailey took a risk in a multicoloured abstract print dress with crystal beadwork and red heels. Nominee Viola Davis wore a bright pink one-sholudered and eco-friendly Valentino dress. Captain America actress Hayley Atwell went for a ho-hum cream and blue colour-blocked dress.


Melissa George stunned in a lacquered black long-sleeved Victoria Beckham gown. Nominee Berenice Bejo looked a tad bit dowdy compared to her previous red carpet appearances. The Artist actress wore a two-toned Alaia ensemble under a black fur coat. Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright was cute in a vintage knee-length navy and white Prada dress, paired with black tights and bright peep-toe heels. Jessica Brown-Findlay kept warm in a long-sleeved black belted Alessandra Rich gown.

Gilded Gowns

Another big trend of the evening were gold shaded gowns. Christina Ricci arrived in a gleaming bronze Givenchy wrap dress with high slit. British actress Emilia Fox was darling in a gold Luisa Beccaria gown with tiered skirt. Gillian Anderson wore a strapless textured gown by Sybill Connolly/Vintage William. Jessica Chastain adopted a Grecian goddess look, in a pleated molten gold Oscar de la Renta dress with plunge-neck and criss-cross bodice.


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