Elle Style Awards 2013
After the snoozefest that was the 2013 BAFTA Awards, we had high hopes for the Elle Style Awards 2013, and luckily we weren’t disappointed.
Being a Style Awards, you’d naturally expect the celebrity suspects in attendance to be a little more, well, stylish than those at other awards ceremonies, who, to be fair, are normally actors and musicians, who may or may not have any interest in style. Actually, though, this isn’t always the case, and sometimes we find style awards to be even more chock-full of fashion criminals than any other red carpet event. Strange, but true.
Happily, however, the officers in attendance at the Elle Style Awards found themselves handing out more Gold Stars than Fashion Citations, and we started off with Daisy Lowe (above),in an absolute dream of a 50s-style prom dress, which was pretty much guaranteed to have us reaching for the gold star. We’ve had Daisy on fashion probation ever since her appearance at the 2012 Pirelli Calendar reception, but we think it’s time to let her off the hook…
Chloë Grace Moretz – Elle Style Awards 2013
Chloë Grace Moretz. She’s 16 years old, and already dressing better than many people twice her age. THIS is how you do monochrome/bold stripes, people: we hope you’re all taking notes here. Her shoes are by Christian Louboutin, and if we hadn’t sworn to uphold the law, we’d probably pay the Clothes Ripper or one of his associates to steal them off her feet, and bring them to us for safekeeping…
With two Gold Stars awarded, however, we had to turn our attention to some of the more questionable choices on show. Witness:
Alicia Vikander – Elle Style Awards 2013
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. Now, don’t get us wrong: we LOVE the shape and print of this dress, and loved the 60s vibe of this entire collection. It’s awesome. It’s also see-through. If Alicia here wasn’t holding her bag over her privates, you’d be able to see her knickers. We just can’t get past the see-through. As our officers know, point three on our Crimes of Fashion Checklist explicitly declares anything see-through to be a crime of fashion. In this case, the sheerness is even sadder than might otherwise be the case, because it’s ruined a really quite fantastic dress. It’s like those times when you spot something absolutely amazing hanging on the rack, but when you pick it up you realise it has some stupid cartoon figure printed on the back, or it’s missing a sleeve or something. Imagine finding this dress, and then realising that wearing it wouldn’t be TOO different from going out naked. (We don’t know about you, but we wouldn’t just be holding our handbags in a strategic fashion in this: we’d be hiding behind a plant pot all night.) Tragic.
Katy B – Elle Style Awards 2013
These tights. They’re not BAD, exactly. They’re just SO DISTRACTING. It actually wouldn’t matter WHAT she was wearing with them: all we see is the tights, because the tights are all this outfit WANTS us to see. Are they an interesting way to liven up a boring back dress, or could she have found some better way to do the same thing?
While you’re pondering that one, take a look at some more of the outfits from the Elle Style Awards 2013, and don’t forget to tell us what you thought…