The recent BAFTA awards were a little disappointing, fashion-wise, I thought. Nothing particularly exciting to mention.
So many celebs plumped for tried and tested black, some more successfully than others. Let’s start with the ones I liked …
I loved this dress worn by Samia Ghadie (who used to be in Corrie, and I think might be again – I haven’t watched any soaps for years, so I have no idea who’s in what these days). Anyway, I thought this dress was classic and elegant, and I thought her hair and make-up were perfectly matched to it as well. Full marks from me, Samia.
Julie Walters was another of my favourites, in this loose-fitting dress. Has Julie lost weight recently – she looks a lot slimmer than I remember seeing her previously? Pretty accessories, too, and fab shoes.
Now onto those not-so-successful black dresses …
TV presenter Caroline Flack, of whom I’m not really a fan, wore a strapless black dress which did nothing for her. It looked to me like it was in need of an iron, and was vaguely reminiscent of a bin liner. And for goodness’ sake, woman, it’s a red carpet event – do SOMETHING with your hair, would you?
Louise Redknapp is normally a celeb whose style I love, but this dress just didn’t hit the mark for me. I don’t like the top half, which reminds me of the black regulation swimsuits we had to wear for swimming at school, and dip-back hemline looks odd to me. I do, however, absolutely love the pops of colour she’s added with the blue shoes and yellow clutch.
Amongst all the black, it was so nice to see the occasional bright colours …
This dress, worn by Oona Chaplin (a Spanish actress, apparently. No, I’d never heard of her before I googled her, either) really caught my eye. I love the colours and the 70s-esque print. And isn’t it refreshing to see something a little bit different on the red carpet? Sadly, this dress was mentioned in several ‘worst dressed at the BAFTAs’ articles that I read, which I thought was a bit of a shame.
Michelle Collins, a character actress who I love, had a bit of a mutton moment, I thought, in this dress. Is the large piece of fabric tied round the middle and trailing behind her meant to be a bridal look? Weird.
Finally, and moving away from the BAFTAs, I was really saddened this week to see that Rihanna, a highly successful young woman in her chosen career, felt the need seek attention by walking a red carpet dressed in this …
It’s not big, it’s not clever, and it’s just downright desperately sad that a woman who is famous the world over for her talent feels the need to demean herself by parading around like this. We are in the 21st century, for heavens’ sake. When did we last see a world-renowned, successful, famous man do similar?
And on that thought, I shall end.