Gwyneth Paltrow is the embodiment of the modern everywoman…at least one that many a lesser mortal (ahem…yours truly included) aspires to, Academy Award and all.
Winning a Creative Arts Emmy for her surprise guest-turn as Glee's basket case substitute teacher, GP celebrated and presented at the main event in a midriff-baring, jet-embroidered stunner by Emilio Pucci [..and as the kids say, the body is bangin'].
Taut abdomen aside, I couldn’t help but wonder why she didn’t sport her signature hue of sepia, amber, taupe or some other tone of the variety to complement her heavenly glow and golden locks. After all, a little wink and fresh take on the classics [read: Ralph Lauren’s cotton candy princess + McQueen’s goth queen] couldn’t be more timely. To that I say, where’s your Oscar…as in de la Renta?
Taraji P. Henson knows a thing or two about the effectiveness of measured simplicity and a good haircut—flashback to 2009 Academy Awards: ivory strapless mille-feuille of silhouette-hugging pleated organza as a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Ms. Henson opted for a spaghetti-strapped slip dress + side chignon for this year’s Emmys [Leading Actress nominee, Tiffany Rubin Story]. Pretty, understated and uncomplicated—sure, but unlike her onscreen appearances, awe-inspiring it was not.
Those curves and heart shaped cheekbones *scream* screen siren; to that I say, kiss [keep it sleek, sexy]…and what better way to do so than with body-con Azzedine?