Happy Monday guys!!
Last night, all eyes were on the Royal Opera House in London for the 69th British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry. Once the images from the red carpet started filtering into my Twitter feed around 6:30pm I was hooked for the night! The red carpet provided us with plenty of golden fashion moments and a couple of surprising choices so in todays Style Round Up post, I’ll run through my favourites from the night. I only ever feature my top picks because fashion is something that’s different for each individual so what an A-list celebrity and their team of stylists think is in vogue may not be my cup of tea at all, and thats fine, but I’m only interested in what made me go ‘WOW!!’.
One of the first to arrive was Laura Whitmore who wore a stunning couture gown by Suzanne Neville. I love the aqua-teal colour on her as there were a lot of black dresses at the awards last night so it was refreshing to see something vibrant like this. Her hair was lovely too, I can see this braided up-do being highly requested for all of the communions and confirmations coming up.
Kate Winslet oozed pure elegance in her black Antonio Berardi gown. Black is always a safe option but as I mentioned on Twitter last night, when you team it with red accents, like Kate’s clutch bag and lipstick, it’s a winning combination!
Cate Blanchett was one of the internets favourites last night, without a doubt. Cate wore a custom Alexander McQueen floral embroidered feathered gown. At first I thought it had a bit much going on but as I saw what else the red carpet had to offer, she emerged as one of the best dressed. She always looks so elegant but isn’t afraid to take risks either.
Alicia Vikander is relatively new to the awards scene but she has been absolutely shining in the style stakes. She chose this Louis Vuitton gown with side-swept hair and a dark lip. Overall, it was quite a vampy look and a total contrast to the angelic look she wore to the Golden Globes recently, also by Louis Vuitton. It’s nice to see this young girl experiment with different looks instead of playing it safe with just one style that suits her.
Saoirse Ronan totally won me over in this custom Burberry gown. The firework sequin appliqué dress stunned under the lights and her Chopard jewels were a work of art. I loved the use of colour in her look and her make up was quite understated which suited Saoirse, I think if she were to come out in full contour with hundreds of individual eyelashes on, it wouldn’t of suited her at all! It actually looked so well in the BBC coverage of the awards too, more so than how it pictured online. 10 out of 10 for the Carlow actress from me 🔟
I LOVE Olga Kurylenko’s look, I’m obsessed with everything about it! Olga wore a Ralph and Russo gown and Swarovski jewellery. I had only just mentioned recently how the Ralph and Russo show at Paris Couture Fashion Week was my favourite of the week – you can read more about that show here – and so I recognised this dress from PCFW straight away when I spotted it on Olga! If you’ve been following Holy Chic for a while, you’ll know that I love anything with delicate detailing like this gown and the soft colours also.
Last but by no means least is Annabelle Wallis. I fell for this gown the second I laid eyes on it. Annabelle wore a gown from Oscar de la Renta’s SS16 collection. It looks so soft and light and the scarlet colour was a lovely nod to it being Valentines Day ❤️ I haven’t seen a halter neck on the red carpet in quite a while so it was nice to see something other than a strapless or deep plunging dress.
I watched the awards ceremony on BBC One last night and there were some stand out moments – like you need to watch Rebel Wilson’s speech here if you haven’t seen it, it was so controversial but hilarious!! And of course, Brooklyn picking up the award for Outstanding British Film was such a highlight for all of us here in Enniscorthy, where the movie was filmed. I really hope that this brings a much needed boost to the sleepy town as it has so much potential to thrive once again.
Love, Denise x