Along with Fashion Month, Awards Season is in full swing. The 10th February celebrated the 61st Grammy Awards, a night devoted to music as well as the 72nd Bafta Awards, a night celebrating film and television. The red carpet for both awards was full of standout fashion and sparkling jewellery. The Baftas was a massively successful evening. Honouring the talented actors stood in competition with admiring the guests' gorgeous ensembles.
The Baftas is an uplifting evening that champions incredible films and actors. Here are some of my standout moments from the night. Rami Malek and Olivia Colman won Best Actor and Best Actress again, after winning Golden Globes for the same categories. The Favourite won seven awards, but the real winner of the evening was Roma which won Best Film for it’s Netflix black-and-white, foreign-language drama set in Mexico. My personal favourite speech - other than Spike Lee’s acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay which he ended with “Brooklyn’s in the house” - was Letitia Wright’s for the Rising Star Award. She spoke openly about her experience with depression and mental health and urged everyone to keep fighting the illness.
The red carpet had a dominant trend of black and white dresses and suits. The black and white gave the event a vintage and classic feel and made way for gorgeous jewellery embellishments. Chandelier and drop earrings were the main jewellery trend and there were little to no necklaces, with the celebrities favouring a bare neckline or wearing high necked dresses, like Margot Robbie’s Chanel Haute Couture number.
Let’s take a look at the top five jewellery looks at the 72nd Baftas.
Cate Blanchett’s ‘Infinity Stones’
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Cate Blanchett presented the Fellowship award and dazzled everyone in a slinky black gown with a built-in necklace. Her dress was designed by Scottish designer, Christopher Kane, who filled the sheer cut-out chest with large and colourful gemstones. Marvel fans couldn’t resist her look, with many flocking to Twitter to point out that Cate’s necklace looked like the infinity stones from recent Marvel film, Avengers: Infinity War. Get the Infinity Stone look with an oversized necklace that takes up the majority of the torso. Make the necklace as bold as possible with big colourful gemstones.
Spike Lee’s Evil Eyes
Spike Lee was the easiest person to spot at the award show, decked head to toe in purple, including his shirt and beret. His gold trainers had black writing on the side, saying ‘Speak On It’ as well as promoting his award-winning film, The BlackkKlansman. He had the jewels to match, with long layering chains and bold statement rings. His jewellery was very symbolic, featuring countless ‘evil eye’ motifs and a gold skull cross. Steal Spike’s look with oversized jewellery, featuring bold images and symbols.
Cynthia Erivo’s Costume Jewellery
British actress and singer, Cynthia Erivo strayed away from the black and white trend of the evening and instead went for a beige ball gown with a poofy, frothy skirt, figure-hugging corset and lilac tulle underneath. Much like Lady Gaga’s Golden Globe look, Cynthia matched her hair to the purple underskirt, which was elaborately braided and adorned with sparkling accents. She wore a headpiece on one side of her head which completed her princess look, with dainty crystals and subtle sparkle. She wore large amethyst and gold earrings to match her hair and dress. It wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea - a lot of critics described her look as ‘risky’ - but I loved it and it was easily my favourite look of the evening. Steal her look with dainty headpieces and colourful statement earrings.
Viola Davis’ Chandelier Earrings
Chandelier or drop earrings were the main jewellery feature of the evening. Almost everyone wore them, including the host Joanna Lumley, the phenomenal Glenn Close and the Duchess of Cambridge who borrowed Princess Diana’s earrings to complete her one-shoulder white ensemble.
Viola Davis wore my favourite earrings of the night. Completing her black and white dress, she wore elaborate silver chandelier earrings that went perfectly with her dress, her dark smokey eye makeup and nude lip. The earrings can be interpreted in many ways, whether you see them as feathers, leaves or just a pretty pattern! Chandelier earrings are very on trend at the moment, so grab your own pair and steal your favourite celebrities’ style.
Olivia Colman’s jewels fit for a Queen
The lovely Olivia Colman took home the Best Actress Award for her role of Queen Anne in The Favourite, the most successful film of the night. More prepared than her hilarious Golden Globes speech, she thanked her fellow female castmates, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz (who won the Bafta for Best Supporting Actress) and shed a few tears over a film which she massively enjoyed making. Olivia’s stylist Mary Fellowes finds dresses to make Olivia feel empowered and the chosen Bafta dress presented Olivia in a regal, traditional and stately look. Olivia wore fairtrade gold, diamonds and crystals in her jewellery. Her Art-Deco bracelet designed by Atelier Swarovski was a beautiful and regal addition to her black and white look. It added a perfect amount of sparkle and showcased flawless diamonds. Add some unusual and Art-Deco inspired patterns into your jewellery, to get Olivia’s look.