Where: At the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California
Wearing: A strapless coral organza Dior Haute Couture gown featuring a structured bustier and metal belt from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, teamed with Chopard jewellery and Brian Atwood heels
Verdict: It wasn’t a surprise that the Silver Linings Playbook winner chose Dior, she is the upcoming face of the Miss Dior campaign, but I was surprised for the Dior ball gown she went for, but I am pleased she went for the coral number than the yellow she said she was considering on the red carpet coverage.
I am pleased that she went for such a vibrant colour, the coral red looked stunning on the red carpet, but what stole this look for me had to be the Madonna-inspired structured bustier, I actually liked the modern twist to the gown. I also adored how the gown really showed off her tiny waist, which was emphasised by the addition of the metal belt – such a great piece of styling.
Finishing off her look was a gorgeous selection of Chopard jewellery, Jennifer wore a pair of round-cut diamond drop earrings, a rose-cut white diamond cocktail ring set in platinum, and a pink diamond cocktail ring set in 18-carat white gold. They were the perfect addition to a gorgeous look.
Where: At the 13th Annual AFI Awards Luncheon held in Los Angeles
Wearing: A black wool crepe sheath dress by Prabal Gurung featuring metallic and neon tweed inserts to the bodice and skirt and peplum detailing at the hips from the pre-fall 2013 collection, teamed with black, white and Barbie pink ankle strap Casadei for Prabal Gurung heels and a Jill Milan clutch
Verdict: Well we’ve had it all from Jennifer this week on the red carpet, ranging from a very shaking/ageing look at the People’s Choice Awards to the much improved dramatic black gown at the Critics’ Choice Awards and now she has given us this gorgeous multicoloured sheath dress that I truly adore.
This is her second look from Prabal Gurung’s pre-fall 2013 collection this week and I am simply in love with it, as finally she gives us a splash of colour. This dress is not only stunning but looks incredible on her, the black panel is super flattering, but come on we have to talk about those incredible shoes – OMG I am in love these are works of art.
This look has finally made me really excited to see Jennifer walk the red carpet at the Golden Globes tomorrow. What about you do you love this look?
Who:Jennifer Lawrence, who was a tripple winner last night, taking home the Best Actress in an Action Movie award for her role in The Hunger Games as well as Best Actress in a Comedy for Silver Linings Playbook, which also won the and Best Ensemble
Wearing: A black Prabal Gurung gown with a sweetheart neckline, draping, and leather detailing as well as a dramatic train from the pre-fall 2013 collection, teamed with a leather belt, Roger Vivier crystal clutch and Chopard jewellery
Verdict: Now this is a gown worthy of the red carpet. I had been getting a little worried about Jennifer’s award season after that aging Valentino gown she wore to the People’s Choice Awards, but this gown is simply gorgeous. I just adore that show-stopping sheer train that looked a little like a cape when she glided down the red carpet.
This look has given me high hopes for the Golden Globes and Oscars, as surely each look is going to get better. This gown for me is dramatic and gorgeous on her, but I am hoping that this is the last black look we see from her this award season, I really want to see her inject some personality and colour into her looks.
Other than the dress her side up-do and red manicure is perfection and I love diamond earrings and bracelet and that clutch is striking.
Even though I love it I want to see more from her as I really think she has the potential to completely wow, do you remember that gold Prabal Gurung gown that she wore to the world premiere of The Hunger Games in Hollywood – well I want more of this.
My favourite has to be the gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence sporting her natural blonde locks in a fun cover for Vanity Fair. Shot by Ellen von Unwerth there is a softness in Jennifer’s face on the cover that is transformed into a complete vixen for the accompanying editorial and I love it. Sometimes Jennifer can be a little too serious – this cover is fun and relaxed and definitely brightened up my day.
It was close but my girl crush Emma Stone is my second favourite with her girlie cover for Glamour UK shot by Matthias Vriens-McGarth. Wearing a D&G botanical floral print, Emma is perfect for Glamour’s audience, I just wish they had gone for a different colour for the font – the orange is working for me. Anyone else was thinking this cover looks a little familiar? Well you would be right as a very similar shot from the same shoot was used for Glamour US back in May 2011.
Next up has to be Scarlett Johansson’s subscriber cover for ELLE UK’s February issue wearing a Burberry coat shot by Rankin. I like the newsstand version with her working a Victoria Beckham microbrush and lace dress but only from the ankles up, I am not loving those runway Manolo Blahnik for Victoria Beckham shoes. The subscriber cover is intriguing – I love the messy hair and seeing only one eye – Scarlett looks beautiful.
It was hard to decide who came next between Anne and Kristen, I am not blown away by either cover to be honest, but I think Harper’s Bazaar just takes it because of that gorgeous crystal-embellished Giorgio Armani strapless gown – all I can say about the rest is does Anne have a lazy eye?
Kristen doesn’t fair much better for me on V Magazine’s Spring 2013 issue. It isn’t that I don’t like the styling, the white Victoria Beckham vest with a black bra peeking out is fine, the make-up is grundy as you would expect from the Twilight actress – the problem I have is that I feel I have seen it all before – the wet hair, the moody look, the dark make-up around the eyes. Anyone else a little bored?
So which actresses gets your vote? Jennifer, Emma, Scarlett, Anne or Kristen?
Ooh I have been waiting for this cover since I found out Jennifer Lawrence was Vogue’s November cover star, and it doesn’t disappointed. Shot by Alasdair McLellan, Jennifer sparkles in a gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana lace gown from the autumn/winter 2012 collection.
There is something about Jennifer that goes beyond her Katniss character in The Hunger Games, there is a beauty about her that is unconventional, I am not going to lie that isn’t to mean that she isn’t drop-dead Gorgeous – I wish I looked like that – but there is more to her beauty than other Hollywood starlets that excites me.
I was looking forward to her W cover but they went too far, this cover has a charm about it, I like the pose with the hand on hip and shot to the side and her hair and make-up is flawless. I can’t wait to see the accompanying editorial.
What do you make of Jennifer’s latest cover? Will you buying the November issue of Vogue?
I am a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence and as soon as I saw her recent cover for Interview Germany I actually cheered, I know sad right, but this is the cover I have been waiting for. I know it is very similar to her Glamour UK subscribers cover, mainly because both feature very ornate playsuits, whereas Glamour went for a girlie Prada number, I am loving that Interview Germany did a glamorous goth look with this sparkly Dolce & Gabbana jewelled playsuit.
Other than the obviously slimming qualities to the Dolce & Gabbana black embellished playsuit, I am loving her sexiness, which I don’t think we have seen enough of this The Hunger Games promo tour. This April cover styled by Elizabeth Stewart is divine, I love the pearl necklace and bracelet, as well as her rock n’ roll messed up hair, smoky eyes, and that cute star on her cheek.
I seriously can’t wait to see the rest of the editorial if this cover is anything to go by it is going to be insane!!!
Which cover do you prefer?
[Pics: Interview Germany shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Glamour UK]
I have been a little, OK a lot obsessed with The Hunger Games trilogy, well last week the first of the series hit the big screen and I wasn’t disappointed. There is a lot of pressure on the movie, not only from Hollywood executives wanting another teen-adult hit on their hands to follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter and Twilight, but mainly from the fans of the book hoping that the film will stay true to the best-seller.
If you are new to the world of The Hunger Games let me give you a quick re-cap without giving too much away. The trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, is set in a dystopian future in a nation known as Panem, which is divided into 12 districts, that each year has to send one boy and one girl chosen by a lottery to compete in a lethal televised contest to the death, with only one victor. The idea of the big brother inspired games was created as a punishment to the districts for a rebellious uprising, and more than that as entertainment for the Capital’s eccentric residents.
Directed by Gary Ross, the film keeps very true to the book, centring around Katniss Everdeen, a survivor from the poverty-stricken coal mining District 12, after she volunteers for her little sister Prim at the reaping. It is the movie’s scary realism, which is emphasis in the use of a lot of handheld camera work, that completely draws you in from the first act, however, the building of tension with the use of quick disorienting cuts, that are sometimes blurry can be a little distracting.
As well as keeping to the tone of the books, what made this movie shine for me had to be the casting, Jennifer Lawrence was amazing as the strong female heroine, she portrayed Katniss really well showing just the right mix of vulnerability and ruthlessness. Another standout performance came from the under-used Woody Harrelson, who plays Haymitch, a previous Hunger Games champion and mentor to Katniss and Peeta. I loved his interpretation of the character, which was kind of like a washed-up alcoholic boy band member, with his long hair, I just wish we had seen more of the rapport between Haymitch and Katniss.
Two other surprising roles in the film are Stanley Tucci’s portrayal of chat show host Caesar, who really does add some light-hearted moments, as well as a narrative not included in the book of the behind-the-scenes action in the Capital, which is further helped by games master Seneca, played by Wes Bentley who really impressed me. I really did enjoy the addition of the studio, Caesar’s commentary, and the scenes between President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland and Seneca did pull the back-story of Panem through nicely.
Unlike the book where the expansive characters flowed nicely, they all seemed a little crammed into the film. This led to not much of Gale and Katniss, or the romance/friendship between Peeta and Katniss, or even between her and Cinna, which was one of the relationships I was looking forward to seeing in the film. Lenny Kravitz generally plays himself, well with a bit of gold eyeliner, but I generally left wanting more of him from every scene he was in.
Overall the film is enjoyable, I didn’t leave feeling like they’d destroyed the tone of the books, just that I wanted more. As I had read the book I found that the two and a half hours flew by, however I went with my boyfriend who hadn’t read them and he was bored, he said too much pre-games and not enough action, whereas I wanted more before.
One thing that did translate well, except maybe for Katniss’ fire dress on the chariot, which used CGI, was the fashions of the book. I loved everything about Effie Trinket’s crazy haute couture wardrobe that was completely over the top, and it is amazing how unrecognisable Elizabeth Banks is in the role.
The first things I thought after I came out of the film was that I enjoyed it, that I was sad Madge didn’t make it into the final cut seriously Greasy Sae giving Katniss the Mockingjay Pin wasn’t quite the same, but most of all I left looking forward to The Hunger Games – Catching Fire. Granted it hasn’t been confirmed they are making a second film but after raking in more than $155 at the US box office in its opening weekend I am sure an announcement is coming soon!!!
The Hunger Games, 12A is out now on general release.