November 8, 2011

Los Angeles Buzz: LACMA’s Art and Film Gala

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This past weekend, LACMA had its Art And Film Gala honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari presented by Gucci.

Being fashionistas in Los Angeles, we were all over this event. Not surprisingly, there were a stunning array of gowns on display, many of which were fabulously vintage-inspired.  From 50’s style swing skirts to 1920’s fringe-y flapper looks, these ladies really brought their A-game, and we feasted on all the stunning sights to see:

Kate Bosworth in Erdem

Miss Bosworth is proving herself to be quite the style ingenue when it comes to the red carpet. In what appears to be a page taken from the Betty Draper handbook of style and substance, this look really embodies the perfect mix between modern and vintage. Subtle jewelry and perfectly coiffed hair? Check and check.

Elisabeth Moss in Jenny Packham

A fry cry from her alter ego Peggy Olson, Miss Moss wowed in one of our all time favorites…black! With subtle details and an interesting choice of fabric, the dress reads well for both the event and its wearer.

Amy Adams in Gucci

The only thing I love more than a glass of Champagne is a champagne-colored gown. A go-to color for starlets and socialites alike, nude dresses can often wash out one’s complexion. However, with this design’s beaded embellishments along with her auburn locks, Amy really nailed this one.

Uma Thurman in Lanvin

In what is clearly an homage to her character in Pulp Fiction, as well as the Victorian Era, Miss Uma really served up some 1910 realness. Here at Unique Vintage, we appreciate a risk- taker. Not that we think the bustle is making its return, Miss Thurman really does tickle our sense of wonder when it comes to red-carpet looks. We both applaud and question her choices- in a good way, of course.

Zoe Saldana in Gucci

Josephine Baker is alive and well! As you may  know, we are huge fans of the 1920′s era here at Unique Vintage. With its smoky bars and the sound of rustling fringe, Miss Saldana served up a heaping portion of flapper ferocity.  The black and gold contrast worked well together, as well as the t-straps, which completed the look perfectly. Hair and make-up received high marks, too, but we expected nothing less from this gorgeous creature!

Emily Blunt in Jenny Packham

We are upset that part of her dress forgot to get made, but we do like the overlay. Having always been a fan of the “flaunt it if you got it” mentality, this dress is the perfect solution to wanting to look both covered up and almost naked. It takes a lot of confidence, showmanship and a few lady razors to pull this dress off. So we salute you, Em!

Julie Bowen in Collette Dinnigan

The “Modern Family” star harks back to an earlier time where showy dresses were all the rage. We love the flash Miss Bowen is bringing to the red carpet here; a dress that is begging to be photographed. It’s clean and simple, with just enough interest to keep those paparazzi happy.

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

And last, but certainly not least, Unique Vintage’s fairy godmother-Grand Dame Evan Rachel Wood! In what can only be described as “flawless,” Miss Wood shows everyone that all you need to succeed in this business is the right amount of styling, a love for drag queen-stylings, God-like bone structure, and you will put all others to shame! My personal favorite look of the night, Evan Rachel is constantly proving to the masses that she has a true love for vintage and all things fabulous.

 -Stan Salas, Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger

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