Sunday, August 3, 2008

all that glitters

Serena's character on Gossip Girl often has gold worked into her ensembles, but usually in a muted shade like these for a little more subtlety, and a little less ostentation. To wear gold practically for day, without looking like a disco-ball, I think this is the perfect way.

Was Serena's gold sequined dress in one of the first episodes inspired by this gold Burberry mini that Sienna wore to last year's Met Ball? Sienna also paired hers with black tights, the only thing missing is the black belt (well and Christopher Bailey, the best accessory of all).

Off-set, Leighton Meester is a golden girl in a structured taffeta dress, which I think is cute -- it makes her look like she was wrapped up like a present.

But I think my favorite gold red-carpet gown of recent times was this one Kate Hudson wore to the BAFTA awards, with the diagonal patterns in the sequins that are complemented by the quirky matching braid in her hair. Only Kate could pull off a braid on the red carpet!

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