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Red carpet to reality: Recreating celebrity looks

While SMU students are making their way back to campus for the start of spring semester, the stars of Hollywood are preparing for their walk down the red carpet. Awards season kicked off Jan. 12 with the 71st Golden Globes, honoring the best in both film and television. A highlight of the night was powerhouse comedic hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but even more impressionable were the fashions seen on the stars.

With the evolution of style blogs, Pinterest and sites like Rent the Runway, mimicking your favorite stars look is now an easy fete. Here at The Daily Campus, we did the Internet perusing for you and analyzed the red carpet trends to help you re-create your favorite ensemble from the Globes for your next formal or black tie event.

Trend One: Color Blocking

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Amy Adams demonstrates the color blocking trend at the 71st Golden Globe Awards. (Courtesy of AP)


Color blocking is nothing new but harder to incorporate when it comes to evening wear. To ease into this trend color-block like Amy Adams at the Globes with two tones of the same color. Her Valentino gown was sleek with shades of burgundy
and red.

If you are more daring, take cue from Julie Bowen and Taylor Swift, both stars color blocked in mismatched shades. Bowen wore a cap sleeve Carolina Herrera gown in red and purple and Swift a strapless Caroline Herrera gown in red and black.

Reality: A Line & Dot Color Block Pleated Dress in Noir and Champagne from Revolve Clothing. The black and white color combination is classic but the pleats make it an adventurous choice.

Trend Two: Ladies in Red

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Emma Watson breaks from the traditional in a Christian Dior ensemble. (Courtesy of AP)


It is a well-known fact that celebrities avoid matching each other during awards season but one thing they enjoy matching is the carpet. Red was a prevalent color at the Golden Globes but celebrities kept it interesting with angular cuts and unexpected draping. Lupita Nyong’o stunned in a Ralph Lauren sleeveless cape gown. The gown inflicted déjà vu of the Tom Ford gown Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the 2012 Oscar Awards, but was a standout with the red contrasting Nyong’o’s darker skin tone.

Going against tradition, Emma Watson chose what looked like a dress from the front but was actually pants and an open top. This unique ensemble came from Christian Dior. Another bold lady in red was Julie Delpy; she wore a Romona Keveza dress that featured an asymmetrical bodice and gold belt.

Reality: A ONE by Contrarian Babs Bibb Maxi Dress from Shopbop. This silk gown is a head turner with a deep V and open back.

Trend Three: Sequins

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Zooey Deschanel strikes a pose in an Oscar de la Renta gown with subtle shimmer. (Courtesy of AP)


Forget what you have heard, sequins are not just for theme parties and Halloween.

The stars dazzled at the Globes carpet in their sequined gowns. In order to pull off this trend, opt for solid sequins. Naomi Watts adorned a champagne Tom Ford gown and a pregnant Olivia Wilde turned heads in a green Gucci gown.

Another trick is to wear a dress with only sequined accents; take note of Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad and Zooey Deschanel in embellished Oscar de la Renta.

Reality: Audrey Goes Out Dress by Parker from Rent the Runway. The shimmer of this pick is toned down by the shorter length and leaves the option for tights.

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