Are you as tired of seeing giant earrings on the red carpet as I am? I understand the sentiment. Hollywood doesn’t want to overdo it with a huge diamond ensemble or a Titanic-sized necklace during these trying times, yet it IS the red carpet, after all, so stylists compromise with…. the ubitquitous giant earring.
Last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards had big earrings a kimbo – from Christina Applegate in Lorraine Schwartz wagon wheels and Paula Abdul in diamond danglers to Amy Adams in giant H. Stern gemstone chandeliers and Lisa Rhinna’s flower look. And they are lovely, don’t get me wrong. But imagine my surprise when new trends presented themselves for a change – like basic gold earring statements from the likes of Angelina Jolie (the poster child of basic), Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss and the hilarious Jane Krakowski.
And the new looks didn’t end there. Bejeweled necklines made a glittering show on Anne Hathaway, January Jones and Eva Longoria – perhaps inspired by Michelle Obama’s diamond statement on Inauguration Day?
Colorful, off-the-shoulder looks were everywhere, and blue emerged as fashion’s big winner. Best Supporting Actress, Kate Winslet, stunned in steel blue Narciso Rodriguez and Chopard diamonds; and Desperate Housewives, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross, added blue gemstone earrings to their SAG looks. And the usually gothed out Evan Rachel Wood channeled classic Hollywood in teal and a unique diamond eagle brooch. Her split from Marilyn Manson is the wise choice that just keeps on giving…
So OK. Gold earrings, jeweled necklines and the color blue are certainly not big red carpet revelations, but can we admit that they are a welcome change from the big earring brigade that seems to scream ‘lack of imagination’ when it comes to accessorizing a high profile look these days? Thank you.
I’m looking forward to more of this ‘mixing it up’ when it comes to the Oscars, OK ladies? Let’s just hope Oscar voters do the same when they see Meryl Streep’s name on the ballot this year. She’s great – and she nabbed the SAG this year – but let’s give someone else a go, shall we?