RED CARPET SHOWDOWN OF THE WEEK: Thandie Newton vs. Tracee Ellis Ross

Posted on September 21, 2018

We’ve still got a few red carpet looks to get through before we can ring the end-of-the-week bell (which is not something that currently exists in the T Lo household but suddenly feels like a must-have), but we’ve known since Wednesday morning who was going to be pitted against whom in our weekly red carpet cagematch, and we were delighted to find that each of us managed to stick to a theme without even mentioning it. That’s what happens when your friendly bloggers have been sleeping in the same bed for 20 years, darlings. Anyway, the theme is FABULOUS HIGH-FASHION LADIES IN PINK.

 

Lo’s Pick: Thandie Newton in Brandon Maxwell at the Emmy Awards 2018

Lo’s Defense: It’s elegant but bold and sweeping; simple but unforgettable. The hair is perfect, the makeup is perfect, the earrings are perfect. She is a fashion goddess and I am worshiping at her altar. I have no more to say at this time.

 

 

T’s Pick: Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino Couture at the Emmy Awards 2018

T’s Defense: I’ll grant you that this is a tough sell, largely because it’s such impractical fashion. But if a diva can’t get a little Vogue-cover realness on at the Emmys red carpet, then when can she? She’s serving the very best of what her Mama gave her, working a high-fashion, highly editorial, totally unforgettable look on a night when so many would opt for goddess gowns or sparkly dresses. Sometimes, a lady just wants to get her Met Gala on and I have to applaud that. 

 

There you have it, darlings! Two very different takes on la vie en rose!

 

 

 

Who won the red carpet showdown for the week of September 16th, 2018?

Thandie Newton in Brandon Maxwell
Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino Couture
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Style Credits:
Thandie Newton: Brandon Maxwell Pink Crepe Caped Halter Gown from the Spring 2018 Collection
Styled by Erin Walsh | Makeup by Georgie Eisdell | Hair by Sheridan Ward

Tracee Ellis Ross: Valentino ‘Femme terrible’ Fuchsia Taffeta Plissé Dress with Train from the Fall 2018 Couture Collection
Styled by Karla Welch | Makeup Lisa Storey | Hair by Johnnie Sapong

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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