The stars came out at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards tonight, January 25 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. And as usual many of the past and currently expecting celebrity mothers we cover and have covered looked their best on the red carpet before the show. A few were also nominated for the coveted awards that many say are the predictors for who will take home the Academy Awards later in the year.
Camila Alves McConaughey look tonight was one of my faves in this gorgeous deep eggplant colored aubergine Donna Karan dress. The simple make up played up her natural beauty and she worked the draping and train like only a professional Brazilian supermodel could.
Another fave was the custom white one shoulder Giorgio Armani dress Reese Witherspoon wore to a fitted T. The award nominee for her stand-out role in Wild put the A in A-list as she was dripping in pearl drop earrings, a cocktail ring and elegant bangles from Tiffany & Co and Harry Winston.
The dress that The Good Wife star Juliana Margulies wore looked a hot mess on the runway this past fall, but some inventive tailor managed to cinch that Giambattista Valli dress at the waist and make it her own. She was fabu in this number which she polished off with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, Jimmy Choo “Lucille” sandals and Fred Leighton jewels.
Didn’t hear much positive thing about Lupita N’yongo‘s chosen dress, a deep v neckline Pre fall 2015 multi-colored Elie Saab gown, worn with Fred Leighton earrings. I loved it and thought it was a complex yet still simple and elegant complete stand out look. And as a fan, wearer and advocate for braids, I was uber psyched to see the 2014 Best Actress Academy Award winner in cornrows and a braided bun. The Twelve Years a Slave star’s make up was everything. Nice!
Maggie Gyllenhaal was uber glam in Thakoon accessorized with a box clutch and jewels from Bvlgari and Fred Leighton. I’m digging the red lip and the pixie cut. Work it mama. So classy, as per usual.
Amy Poehler did her thing in a black shimmery Jenny Packham gown. I love the Parks and Recreation actress’ hair the best in this look. The soft loose ringlets to one side is the money ball and very feminine. Yass. Go ahead Miss funny lady.
Claire Danes guzzied it up in a deep green Marc Jacobs Spring 2015 dress which was bold though a bit overly designed with too many elements. I’m thinking lose the belt or the halter or the side embellishments or all three. She looked comfortable and happy so that’s what matters most, right? Make up was boss though, especially the smoky eyes and matte nude lip.
Past feature adoption mom Viola Davis was stunning in a fitted white Max Mara dress. I love how the halter makes her defined shoulders stand out. I don’t care for the shape of the bracelet but the natural parted afro rocks! Congrats on winning the award for Best TV drama actress for her role in How to Get Away with Murder.
Mom-to-be and nominee for her role in The Imitation Game Keira Knightley wore a purple jewel-tone lace Erdem dress. It was so Keira but also so fluffy and foofy and meh.
Can’t believe Togetherness actress Amanda Peet just gave birth six weeks ago and looked this va va voom in this pink with black accents chiffon J. Mendel dress. I do not love the hair at all. I think it should have been let down for max effect.
The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik finally went big and glam in Christian Siriano tonight. She usually looks frumpy in whatever she wears but tonight was a stand out. Bravo! More of this. Yes?
Equally gorg was Paula Patton in Kimberly McDonald. The jeweled embellishments really popped and set off this look as did the beaded accents. We could have done something more fab with the hair, but still, overall a good look.
Julia Roberts never disappoints in a classic black Givenchy tuxedo jumper with a box clutch and accent cuff on the wrist. She could’ve really taken this look to another level had she gone with some different colored shoes and in a strappy sandal. She’s been keeping it 100 for the gingers for over several decades now.
We saw Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky looking nice in a unique silver and burnt sienna-colored Escada gown. I really loved her smoky eye with a tinge or orange and pale pink matte lip. It’s such a refreshing departure for her that I can’t help but love it.
Though not a mom and not previously featured on this blog, my absolute fave look tonight was won by The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. This crimson Romona Kevelza belted dress was perfectly tailored to her body and the silver tube clutch and cuffs really made the sultry look stand out. I loved the hair too. Perfect!