Two trends: glitz & goth
Even from the couch where I was covering events I could tell Hollywood has been spoiling to get into the gowns closeted since the Globes. Even Sandra "Oh-my-gosh, what's she wearing?" Oh nailed it!
Meanwhile, the fashion-forward revealed why we'll all be wearing metallics for yet another season…
Christina Applegate rocked that silvered, floor-sweeping Ellie Saab, and Debra Messing (never was there a more ironic last name) passed for a goddess in her beaded bronze Oscar de la Renta. But my scene steeler was Ellen Pompeo. She worked the silver Nina Ricci she plucked from the pages of US Vogue like it was stitched just for her. I also loved the fuchsia and electric blue frocks shimmering like molten metal.
The future palette-planner in me is so pleased. Because, celeb frocks influencing fashion as they do, it means we'll still be glinting in gold, silver, bronze and copper-tinged makeup in coming seasons. So I get extra use out of the precious metal pigments (loving MAC's Metal-X) and livewire liners (Cargo's Electric Ink) in my current kit.
The sad SAG moment: Cate didn't get any official gongs. Whatever. Flowering resplendently in that Balenciaga navy blue, she made every best dressed list anyway.
Which brings me to the second look I'm so excited about right now: gothically glam blue nails. Navy, indigo and most midnight blue are officially the new short 'n' chic black. And, trust me, this is far from a flash-in-the-pan. Blue's had the slow burn of a bona-fide trend.
Revlon released Dark Pleasures Blacker Lacquer in Patent Leather and Midnight Affair ($14.95) last year, then OPI's seductive sapphire Russian Navy ($19.95) got rapturous reviews soon after. Now, Chanel's lust-worthy Le Vernis Blue Satin is down in my diary for a February 24 release and I've just previewed Bloom's Yoejin II polish (in Myer in March), a gorgeously matte midnight blue designed by Yoejin Bae. And it's totally going to be worth the wait.