Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Jewels from the 2012 SAG Awards

The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards was held on 29 January in Los Angeles. The stars, of course, came out in their all their glamour and I’ve picked out some of the more noticeable jewels that went down the road carpet…

Jane Lynch (above) wore a large pair of amethyst and turquoise chandelier style earrings.

Octavia Spencer wore equally large chandeliers made with the mystical labradorite gemstone with its telltale blue flash. It enhanced the silver/oyster colour of her gown beautifully.

Sophie Vergara wore huge amethyst and diamond earrings that surely must have given her sore earlobes by the end of the night!

Julianna Margulies was one of the few that wore pearls, but wow, what pearls! The large ‘fireball’ pearls made a stunning statement.

Angelina Jolie wore vintage gold and onyx hoop earrings which made a change from her usual diamond studs...

…instead those single round diamonds seem to have moved over to Zoe Saldana’s ears to go with her white gown with jewelled collar!

Emma Stone’s yellow and white gold diamond spiral drops looked lovely and the golden tone went well with Emma’s auburn hair.

Jayma Mays large drops look like a blue chalcedony rimmed with diamonds.

Jessica Chastain wore sapphire surrounded by diamonds that were a lovely match for her blue dress.

Melissa Rauch and Mary Steenburgen both chose classic chandelier styles with diamonds.

Jenna Fischer wore a large pair of gemstone drops by an Indian designer. Information on the stones was non-existent but the focal stone could be rock crystal quartz or a transparent moonstone.

Regina King sparkled in these diamond and gem drops that complement her eyes. The gems look like andalusite.

Tina Fey wore linear diamond and onyx drops that went past her shoulders.

Maya Rudolph wore drop earrings of large ovals of moonstone rimmed with diamonds.

Viola Davis wore linear white drop earrings in a gold setting that looked fabulous with her white and gold gown. The white stone in these looks like white howlite which is more commonly seen dyed to imitate other stones - but I like it in its natural colour!

Fashionwise, gowns were for the most part long and flowing although some showed more structure than others. Strapless was a popular choice (again!) with halternecks and asymmetric necklines favourites as well.

Black and white made a strong appearance but the beige/flesh tones were less in evidence than at the Golden Globes earlier in the month. There was a smattering of blues, reds and greens as well. One stand out colour was “American Beauty Rose” that is best described as a fuchsia tinted pink - and was seen in vibrant and more subdued tones.

So what did you think of their choices? Any you'd like to own?

Monday, 16 January 2012

The Jewels of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Well the Awards season is in full swing in the US with firstly the Critics Choice Awards and then, earlier today (Aus time!) the Golden Globes.

There was a definite flavour of glamour – with mostly fitted dresses. The tops of the gowns were almost all fitted and the bottom half was either mermaid swishes, flowing skirts or sheaths that skimmed the body.

There was a smattering of different colours. Less black was seen but beige/nude was incredibly popular – many with sequins to add sparkle in the absence of colour and cut outs to show some additional flesh. Royal blue was a popular choice. There was also a noticeable smattering of various shades of red, purple and maroon.

Hair was predominately smooth and sleek – long and straight or 1930s with slight waves and a curl at the bottom and upswept ‘do’s. A few look tousled but the effect against all the sleek hair looked rather messy!

Jewellery. Well, once again it was the evening for earrings. But, a few brave souls wore necklaces – some played safe with white diamonds but Heidi Klum (above) went all out with a turquoise bib by Lorraine Schwartz and Freida Pinto (below) wore Chopard diamonds (but they look like they were cognac/canaries rather than white). Apparently the Chopard necklace was worth so much, that a bodyguard accompanied Freida for the night!

Thankfully, there was a break away from diamonds in platinum in the earring department with lots of colour to be seen. Some of the statement earrings matched outfits, some complimented but the effect, at least up close was dazzling!

Callie Thorne’s palest aqua gown was reflected in her earring choice which appear to be lovely linear drops of aquamarine.

Berenice Bejo wore royal blue and reportedly wore Chopard diamonds that appear to be a mix of white and yellow stones that were probably attached to a chain as the earrings had lots of movement.

Debra Messing wore black but brightened her dress up with large drop earrings that appear to be emeralds surrounding amethyst. She wore a matching emerald ring.

Glenn Close wore a dark navy blue and she brightened it up with stunning sapphire earrings.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum, the new wife of Channing Tatum, wore amazing boulder opal and diamond earrings from Irene Neuwirth with her teal dress.

Julianna Margulies wore what looked to be jade and diamond earrings in a lovely pale apple green that complimented her lavender gown.

Julianne Moore wore gorgeous emerald tassel earrings from Fred Leighton which looked so amazing I actually ignored her dress colour completely!

Laura Linney wore a periwinkle blue dress and star burst earrings that look like either amethyst or pale sapphire with diamonds.

Mila Kunis seemed rather quiet on the night, but her delicate drop earrings that I believe were from Cartier were quite lovely and something a little different.

Morena Baccarin wore Harry Winston emerald and diamond earrings and there was a report floating around that one fell out at one point!

Sarah Michelle Gellar was a brave soul wearing a tie-dyed dress (admittedly in a feminine style) that her two year old daughter chose. She matched the blues in the dress with Bulgari earrings of amethyst and possibly darker blue sapphire.

Sharon Osborne is known for her flamboyant earrings and for this event she wore large drop earrings that look like labradorite and diamonds.

Don't you think they made some lovely choices! What did you think of the jewels and gowns?


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