Last year, I had the pleasure of finally going to London for my very first time, not once but twice. The second trip was for Octavia Spencer’s nomination and actual win of the 2012 BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards)!! As I grew up in Monterey, I always thought that the grey skies of London would be a turn off! It was quite the opposite!! The amazing old world architecture and the city’s energy was brilliant! And I am anxious to go back!
So, I am sitting here watching this year’s show…. I watched the show for the first time live from my hotel room last year and was struck at how funny and amazing this award show was! Stephen Fry, the host, was truly genius as he kept the show moving and made me laugh out loud lots of times. This year, Stephen, is again the host and it was not a fluke….. he truly has a command of the Award show format and is again delivering a funny and quick moving show. (We need to take notes for our Oscars)
So, here are my picks for the fashion and style that I noticed on the red carpet……. My favorite look was Helen Mirren in a goreous Nicholas Oakwell Couture gown and a fabulous short pink hairstyle! She shows that style has no age!! Black was a favored color, as Anne Hathaway showed in a simple black Burberry gown with silver accents, Sarah Jessica Parker’s black pantsuit and Sarah Silverman’s black halter top gown. Jennifer Lawrence kept it simple in a beaded strapless gown, while Jessica Chastain turned up the volume in a gorgeous royal blue satin gown. Thandie Newton was on trend with a black lace gown. A job well done, ladies….. Cheers…. -Valerie