We think Cate and Lupita just might be neck and neck in the awards season style race. They’re certainly providing us with the most discussable outfits. We kind of love that it comes down to these two, racing around the style track looking more and more breathtaking at each turn, all the other runners lagging far behind.
Cate Blanchett attends the 2014 BAFTA LA Awards Season Tea Party in Michael Kors.
Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2014 Collection
The lady does know how to do bold when she wants to, yes? What’s great about this is that it’s so simple at the same time. We think the belt may be over-knotted (although like we said earlier today, we appreciate that she is sporting one) and we tend to think, given the up ‘do, she might have looked better with the top button undone, since she’s skirting close to schoolmarm, despite the color scheme. The shoes are kind of awesome in their boldness. Sometimes, especially with such a simple dress as this, over-saturating the colors actually works. We’d never have thought to pick those shoes for this look, but we love the boldness of them.
And speaking of bold…
Cate Blanchett attends the 2014 G’Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala in Prabal Gurung.
Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014 Collection
You can’t fault the lady for lacking a sense of adventure in her style. We’re going to have to say that we really don’t like the way the lipstick and earring match the dress exactly. That’s a bridge too far for these queens. We like the dress a lot – and LOVE her for bringing it to the red carpet (literally and figuratively) – but we’d love it a lot more without that distracting strip of fabric at the waist. It might have been helped if she’d worn the belt that the model is sporting, proving once again that belts are not to be dismissed, no matter what the latest trend is.
Still, it’s one hell of a head-turning look. We can’t help thinking it would’ve looked better on Lupita.