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The Look Works, but lets move on

26 Jan

Watching red carpet (my fave thing since I’ve worked so many) I know you always hear me say, “seen it”. I’ve been wanting to do a little write up on a look that I absolutely love, but it’s really time to put it away now, just for a little while. The simple, yet dramatic black gown paired with emerald earrings is stunning and  definitely a winning look. I first remember it on Angelina Jolie at the Oscars in 2009. Who doesn’t remember the statuesque queen-of-the-red-carpet in that strapless Elie Saab gown, hair swept up and back- framing the over-sized teardrop emerald earrings (fyi:$2.5mil) by Lorraine Schwartz….well  straight guys probably wouldn’t remember…but I do. Watching the 2010 Golden Globes I saw a similar look on Michelle Lea. Good interpretation. Michelle looked quite regal in her black strapless Oscar de la Renta ball gown and her diamond and emerald Chopard teardrops. Just a few weeks ago I noticed Deborah Messing AND Julianne Moore in the look at the 2012 Golden Globes. Debra amp’d it up by doing amethyst, emerald and blackened platinum earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.  Julianne Moore did some gorgeous beaded emerald tassels by Fred Leighton. I’m not complaining, but I guess I kinda am complaining. The look works – no doubt about it. And if I have to pick a “best of” it would be Queen Angelina…she started it and killed it! Although the combo of black dress/emerald earring is a winner, I would really like to not see it again for a while. It’s a unique look that’s not so unique anymore (note to stylists getting paid thousands to know this).

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