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Every year around this time celebs flock to Toronto, Canada for their film debuts! Of course there is a red carpet, and of course there are tons of stylish looks from the stars. Even in the midst of NYFW some style makes its way up north to Canada for us to see. I gathered some red carpet looks that I adore, and some that I don’t quite ‘get’. Check out these styles and see for yourself!

First off, we have the lovely Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis attending the ‘Rush’ premiere. They look lovely in their dark hues, but most of all I love Olivia’s geometric dress with cut up neckline and exposed darts…very edgy and cool.

Now this is an example of good and bad digital ‘garden’ prints. Alicia Vikander (to the right) overwhelmed in this ‘bag’ style, floor length Erdem gown. I hate this silhouette of dress, it does nothing for her feminine body! I do much prefer Keira Knightley’s Mary Katrantzou strapless number. The print has more dimension, and the gown has a lovely fit!

I loved both Scarlett’s and Jessica’s sweetheart dresses above! But I must say, that color looks great on Jessica. Note to self: A red head looks great in a soft turquoise! Although I am a fan of the polka dots on Scarlett, I really don’t like the color on her. The maroon is a bit blah, and I was thinking it would have looked great in black with white polka dots!

I don’t want to forget about the guys! Zac Efron ditched his High School Musical jersey for a dapper check suit and striped tie. I absolutely love the contrast of the patterns and color, sure jazzes up the old suit-and-tie! Then there is Jared… his long locks fall on the shoulders of his dark ebony blazer, with just a touch of sheen. Sure it is a red carpet, but only Jared can pull off that low cut under shirt. Love both these looks!

Then there is Sandra Bullock promoting her new ‘Gravity’ movie. I don’t particularly love either look, but the cream and black color-blocked dress is the better of the two. I really like when dresses mix shiny and matte fabrics together, and if I were to recreate this dress I would use the same color palette and just make those horizontal seam lines straight. The fuchsia printed dress looks a little dated to me, and I’m not a fan of the large white strip on the side. Although I must say, I really like that color on her!

I really enjoy observing red carpet styles, and see what items stand out to me and inspire me to create my own look. Do any of these styles inspire you?

Happy Sewing!


Photos from Getty Images


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    Sep 11, 2013, 09.59 PMby Lillyella

    I adore the Keira Knightley’s dress. Incredible vintage cut with a modern choice of fabric. Would totally buy it. Does anyone know where i could get a fabric like that?

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    Sep 11, 2013, 07.53 PMby sewsweetviolets

    Honestly I really never like these kinds of posts.

    One I tend to think there is way too much judgement on how women dress in public. Two just because you have an option does not mean you are right. Personally I liked everything, but all for different reasons. I try not to judge what other women want to wear because I have gotten so many judgmental comments and looks from women I do not know in the course of my life. It would be nice if these kinds of posts were about what designers were worn by which celebrity, about the appropriateness of the item for the event, but not weather you thought it was sexy enough or figure flattering enough.

    Some of the most amazing clothing out there is not figure flattering per se, but is really a stunning piece of clothing, like the Erdem gown. I love it simply because it is not about showing off the figure, but about design. All the personal opinions are fine, but I just don’t like it when a professional is so judgmental, I think it teaches women to be to cautious about what they wear because someone is going to say something negative. Just my beef with the whole Hit or Miss kind of post.

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    Sep 11, 2013, 03.01 AMby eccentric57

    Sorry…Keira Knightley’s dress is outdated and looks like something she may have whipped up in a 1950’s home economics class using fabric leftover from making a footstool in shop.

    Alicia Vikande’s dress is lovely, but it is still too long and OMG why would anyone make up so much floral material to wear outside of her bathroom?

    Zac Efron is spot one! Olivia Wilde’s entire ensemble is perfect! She really shines and the concept of the exposed darts, which you so rightly call edgy, is cutting edge fashion! Her perfect tummy is one of the reasons she was able to rock the red…

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    Sep 10, 2013, 06.30 PMby Angie H

    I for one love the bag’ style floor length Erdem gown. Very elegant on her.

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      Sep 10, 2013, 09.11 PMby Graca

      I agree!

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      Sep 11, 2013, 01.20 PMby ladyluening

      Me too! Although I’d be more tempted to wear that silhouette as maternity wear. A couple inches shorter and it may have worked a bit better.

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    Sep 10, 2013, 04.44 PMby Daga Joly

    I love sandra’s bullock and Olivia’s dresses, they are very simple elegant feminine and sexy :)

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    Sep 10, 2013, 04.22 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Really? I think the ones you didn’t like are actually the nicest of the lot. Jessica’s dress does nothing for me it could have been something from Lipsy for all I care. Sandra’s dresses are bang on, she looks radiant in both. That Erdem dress looks fantastic as well and I particularly like the bag effect. Oscar de la Renta had most oftheir latest collection in bag-style

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      Sep 10, 2013, 05.41 PMby tika1210

      I agree with you I like the dresses you like and I really don’t like the colour or style of Jessica’s dress I think it does nothing for her at all.

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    Sep 10, 2013, 03.49 PMby velvetribbon

    I love Olivia Wilde’s dress, it’s so elegant. Also, I love the style of Scarlett dress, but not the fabric color.

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    Sep 10, 2013, 03.11 PMby MandieW

    I like Keira Knightly’s dress, but I’m much more likely to wear the Scarlett dress. The wrapped skirt is super cute.

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