Monday, January 4, 2016

27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

On Saturday(January 2nd) the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala took place at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California.

Alicia Vikander ditched LV for the evening for a feminine ERDEM PRE-FALL 2016 pink & black dotted sleeveless ruffled dress. Alicia opted not to wear the black contrasting necktie which was featured with her dress in the look book version. However the detail was not missed. Her look was topped off with an contrasting pink lip and a half up half down hairstyle.

Cate Blanchett turned to MARC JACOBS for her look. Her SPRING 2016 long sleeve back split dress featured puffy shoulders and a sequin beaded panel which kept her look interesting. This was a simple but great elegant look for Cate which was also enhanced by her beauty look. 

Rooney Mara of course went the all black route which featured a LANVIN SPRING 2016 lace panel dress and black pumps. I would have loved to see her with an ankle strap or strappy sandal but the dress overall worked for Rooney's style. A smokey eye and a slick up-do completed her look. 

Helen Mirren stood out nicely in this cobalt blue ALBERTA FERRETTI ensemble which featured a button from v-neck knit sweater and a silk ball gown skirt which was adorned with a silver metallic belt. Love Helen because she knows how to bring her style game. A matching blue shoulder & drop earrings and a colored lip topped off her look. 

Saoirse Ronan turned to one of my favorite designers which I wish we saw more on the red carpet, DURO OLOWU. Her SPRING 2016 multi printed long sleeve silk-chiffon dress was styled perfectly with orange & red trim ankle strap sandals. Adorned with a pearl necklace, she finished up her look with a wavy up-do and light pink lips. 

Brie Larson was beautiful in a emerald JASON WU silk halter dress which she styled with BRIAN ATWOOD sandals. This is another simple look but the color, fit & her beauty look tied everything together to make this a winner. 

Amber Heard wore a black lace DOLCE & GABBANA dress. For me, I don't like that she wore black underlining at the top & nude at the bottom. She should have went with a black bottom as well. Her look was topped off with center part long curls. 

Kate Winslet worked her frame in a black ROLAND MOURET dress. Even though I wish she went with a colored option instead, this is not a bad look. A pink lip, a wavy up-do and diamond drop earrings completed her look.

Credit: StarTraks Photo



  1. Rooney might be one of the few people who can black all the time yet never be boring!

    From the rest I like Brie, Cate and the always stunning Helen Mirren, what a lady!

  2. Cate is by far my best dressed at this event, followed by the gorgeous Helen Mirren & Kate Winslet.