Red Carpet Trends: Critics Choice Movie Awards 2011

15Jan11

Black Swan …aka ‘Pale Girls in Black’
I’m reluctantly calling this a trend, but not because I like it. I love fair skin, don’t get me wrong. But where are the days of Nicole Kidman in crimson Lanvin, or Julianne Moore in a pale blush, or Amy Adams in stunning jewel tones? Blame it on Black Swan, or maybe they are just saving the color for the Golden Globes? Let’s hope so. Theses ladies are too gorge to look so washed out.

seen on Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Helena Bonham Carter, Tilda Swinton

Black Swan 2 …aka ‘Dancing Shoes’
See these fab shoes on Julianne Moore above?  Do they remind you of lacing up your ballet slippers before barre?  Me too.  Looks like Black Swan had an influence on the footwear of choice for the red carpet.  Who better to join in this trend than one of the Black Swan stars herself, Mila Kunis.  Love this look, and hope it carries through to the Golden Globes.

seen on Mila Kunis, Julianne Moore

Walk the Line
In recent seasons, visible liner has taken a backseat to the smoky eye: dark, diffused, graduated shadow reigned on the red carpet. Every once in a while someone would bend it for a cat eye, but smoky eyes were the rule. Then suddenly, lash lines took the forefront at the Critics Choice Awards. From Natalie Portman’s intense inner-rim, to Emma Stones thinly traced lashes, suddenly a simple lined eye looks super chic.

seen on Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Hailee Steinfeld, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Keri Hilson

Designer Pairs
Remember in college, when you couldn’t go to a party without calling up your girlfriends & asking “what are you going to wear tonight?” It seems some of Hollywood’s finest (or their stylists) did the same. Designers dressed stars in pairs tonight, or not at all. Major coup for Nina Ricci, Balenciaga, & Valentino. Bet their PR reps are dyyyyying with pride.

seen on Elle Fanning & Eva Mendes in Valentino, Julianne Moore & Mila Kunis in Nina Ricci, Emma Stone & Michelle Williams in Balenciaga

A Tux of a Different Color
I could not love this trend more. Seriously, men in silver, grey, and even plum suits? Amazing. (and it doesn’t hurt that these men are pretty easy on the eyes, either.)

seen on Ryan Gosling, John Hamm, Matt Damon

Grey Likes…
Sure, I’m a little biased (grey happens to be my fave color). But there’s no mistaking that grey, and it’s sparkly cousin silver, made a major appearance on the red carpet. Keri Hilson chose a silver foiled eye, Matt Damon looked dashing in a grey dinner jacket (and hair? or was that the lighting?) . . . but for me the standout of the night was Emma Stone in metallic grey Balenciaga. Stunning, and my best dressed, hands down.

seen on Emma Stone, Matt Damon, Keri Hilson, Sofia Vergara

Can I Check Your ID, Please?
This awards season is flooded with new young starlets. From 14 year old Hailee Steinfeld to 20 year old Jennifer Lawrence, these ingenues are a breath of fresh air. Typically we get manufactured pop stars from the Disney machine to represent the teen demographic. But this fresh crop of new faces have the acting chops AND the fashion sense to make their generation proud. What designer doesn’t want to dress the newest PYT on the red carpet?

seen on Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, Elle Fanning

Lips that Whisper
Typically red carpet lips go one of two ways: a light, shiny gloss, or a full-on opaque bold lipstick. But this season lips were shockingly. . . bare? Although not exactly naked, it seemed most stars sported stains or tinted balms that left lips sheer. Not shiny, not matte, lips looked tinted with a pink stain (Emma Stone), a cranberry tint (Elle Fanning), or a natural flush (Amy Adams).

seen on Emma Stone, Elle Fanning, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore

photos from Fabsugar

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