Archive | March, 2012

Winter’s Wonder: The Awards Season 2012

2 Mar

Some might think winter is not glamorous – we beg to differ.  The Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Oscars give us the best of hair, makeup, and fashion during the dreariest months of the year.

The Golden Globes kicked off the awards season.  We found hair to be very casual, simple blow outs (Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman).  Makeup was subtle with a bold lip (Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Evan Rachel Wood).  The understated hair and makeup created a soft silhouette to showcase the dresses which were full of bling and sparkle (Octavia Spencer, Selma Hayek, Charlize Theron).

At the SAG Awards, few things stood out as beautifully as Viola Davis in her white gown—STUNNING!  Messy ponytails reigned supreme (Sofia Vergara, Shailene Woodley, Ellie Kemper, Jayma Mays, Diane Lane).  Pink was deemed the lip color of choice (Reese Witherspoon, Katrina Bowden, Julianna Margulies, Dianna Agron, Natalie Portman).

At this year’s 84th Academy Awards we saw beautiful blow outs (Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wig),  sleek ponytails (Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock), geometric bangs (Rooney Mara, Rose Byrne) , and lots of chignons (Shailene Woodley, Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone).

Aside from the classic red lip (Rooney Mara, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis), nude shimmery makeup was highly popular (Gwyneth Paltrow, JLo, Sarah Hyland).  Black was the “IT” color for nails adding an edgy yet sophisticated accent.

The awards season is a time for ornate jewelry to been adorned, and this year certainly did not disappoint as we saw several diamond chokers (Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Williams). Each season, trends old and new take the red carpet by storm. This year, asymmetric sleeves were very in vogue (Kate Mara, Sarah Hyland, Stacy Keibler) in addition to our personal favorite: long white dresses (Gwyneth Paltrow, Shailene Woodley, Cameron Diaz, Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lopez).

-Written by Erin Lewman-Riggs and Joanna Simms, Mira Stylists

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