Choosing the right dress, navigating designers, the politics of picking the right stylist, coordinating an army of hair and makeup professionals — talk about drama! Newcomers to the awards season have to prove themselves a quick study. Two early style standouts this awards season are newbies Berenice Bejo and Jessica Chastain.
Berenice Bejo from The Artist is an established Argentine-French actress, but a new face to American award season devotees. This year she’s earned her first SAG and Academy Award nominations. At the Critics’ Choice Awards, she donned an electric cobalt blue dress from the spring 2012 collection of designer Elie Saab (a friend of Bejo’s).
Then at the Golden Globes she picked another blue stunner by Gucci (photo above). Obviously, American award show fashion is not lost in translation. I’m anxious to see what choice she will make for the Academy Awards. Will she continue her blue-clad winning streak?
Another newcomer to the red carpet is Jessica Chastain, one of the stars of The Help. Besides her roles in The Help and a breakout performance in Jolene, she is also currently starring in The Tree of Life alongside heavyweights Sean Penn and Brad Pitt.
With a career that is exploding it looks like she’d better get used to the red carpet. So far she’s managed a successful first outing on the award season circuit with simple, sleek, and super sexy choices.
Chastain’s coloring is ideal for dramatic gowns. Her red hair and pale skin made a gorgeous palate for the bright blue Calvin Klein dress she wore to the SAG Awards.
Another fashion high for the crimson-coiffed goddess was the curve hugging black sequined Balenciaga gown she wore to the Producers Guild Awards.
She looked amazing from head to toe. Obviously, her vegan lifestyle is paying off. It’s enough to make a girl give up meat. (If I take the cheese off my hamburger that makes it more vegan, right?)