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Best of the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet: Dudes in Suits and Couples

28 Feb

Now for the guys and the Independent Spirit Awards delivers on more than just your average black tuxedo with a variety of suit styles and colors. Plus we’ve got some very well dressed couples.

For a look at the many amazing bold and patterned dress plus a new #LadySuitWatch2016 entry head here.Kumail NanjianiAs co-host, Kumail Nanjiani has gone the mostly traditional route, but switches out black for navy and looks dapper as fuck.Jacob TremblayIf you’d told me 6 months ago that a 9-year-old boy would be one of the best dressed stars of this season I would have probably scoffed at the notion. Cue present day and Jacob Tremblay has been showing all the adults how it is done; from sports jackets to tuxedos and now he is nailing the colored suit/bold tie combo.Abrahamm Atta and Cary FukanagaAbraham Attah is also crushing it when it comes to sartorial choices of younger dudes and the 15-year-old Beasts of No Nation star and Best Actor winner delivers in the polka dot bow tie and cool suit department. Oh hey there Cary Fukunaga! Working the lighter suit/dark shirt styling with aplomb. I do miss his glasses/longer hair.Idris ElbaThe hat isn’t completely detracting from all the wonderful things about Idris Elba’s ensemble, but it certainly isn’t doing it any favors. Gonna give him a pass though because he is Idris.

Rami MalekRami Malek continues to kill it on every red (or blue) carpet and this burgundy Calvin Klein suit is multiple heart eye/flames/100 emoji levels of amazing. Shout out to stylist Ilaria Urbinati for the amazing suits she picks for him.Mark Duplass and Katie AseltonA couple of couples and Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton are regular Independent Spirit Awards attendees and they have the whole super cool aesthetic down. Also very much into Duplass’ salt and pepper beard.Zoe Kazan and Paul DanoLast month Zoe Kazan gave an interesting insight into the whole award season process and gave high praise to the talented stylists who give us so much to talk about during this fashion heavy time. Leith Clark has picked out another fantastic dress that is giving me 1960s wedding vibes and as this is the final event on Paul Dano’s nomination calendar this season it makes sense to go out with a super cute bang. Excellent suit choice for Dano too.

To take a look at more Independent Spirit Awards 2016 red carpet highlights head here.

Best of the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet: The Ladies

28 Feb

Happy Oscars Day! What better way to kick off this red carpet extravaganza than with a rundown of the many amazing looks from one of the highlights in this super stacked award season.

The Independent Spirit Awards take place in a marquee on the beach in Santa Monica and so it has a very different vibe to what we will be seeing later today. Bold color and print reign supreme with a more chilled out aesthetic; here are our favorite looks from the ladies yesterday.Brie LarsonBrie Larson has been crushing it all year and this intricately beaded Chanel number is a contender for ultimate best (with her Golden Globes dress as a close second). Another win for Larson – her speech is definitely worth a watch – and it is likely that she will be adding another to her awards shelf this evening. As I mentioned on Friday, Larson is on my highly anticipated Oscar dress list.Cate BlanchettThird year in a row for Cate Blanchett at the Independent Spirit Awards (nominee in 2014 and presenter in 2015) and another triumphant frock choice. The Spring ’16 Gucci collection is pretty much the perfect for Blanchett and this event and as with Larson I cannot wait to see what she will be wearing tonight.Nicki ReedA strong 1970s influence for Nikki Reed’s Etro gown and the color/pattern mix is the kind of bathroom decor I dream of (this is a good thing I promise). Bonus points for the relaxed fishtail braid.Cynthia NixonAnother print delight and supporting actress nominee Cynthia Nixon has got the whole fancy daytime event at the beach thing down.Emilia ClarkeAt the recent Michael Kors Collection Fall 16 RTW show there was a whole lot of amazing collars on display and this dress is one I had saved in my “things I would definitely wear” folder (yes I have one of those). While I would stick with it buttoned up (as it was on the runway) the cuffs are much better this way and Emilia Clarke looks great. Excellent bag choice too.Mya TaylorMya Taylor made history by becoming the first transgender actress to win an Independent Spirit Award (or any major film awards) and her speech is an essential watch. Another fantastic dress which is giving me all the 1970s feelings and a sparkly patterned delight.Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams has stepped up her red carpet game this awards season and this Solace London ensemble is equal parts grand and simple. Minimal makeup and fuss free hair adds to the chilled out vibe as this dress could be overwhelming at an event like this if the overall styling was different. Kate McKinnonIndependent Spirit Awards co-host Kate McKinnon sounds the #LadySuitWatch2016 klaxon and looks spectacular. Thanks to this one scene Carol parody I now want to see Kate McKinnon in a feature length version.Rooney Mara sunglassesGoing a little Gatsby with her sunglasses choice and Rooney Mara looking all kinds of relaxed out in the sun while wearing the most Rooney Mara dress in Hugo Boss. Rooney and CateA change in glasses and I think I just found my new Twitter cover photo.

Stay tuned as we’ve got dudes in suits and couples coming up next!

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