As far as hair colours go, red has always been my dream colour. Sadly, though, a concern about ending up looking more like a dancehall queen and less like Rihanna circa 2010 has always thrown me off taking the plunge but that hasn't stopped everyone else.
Florence Welch, Jessica Chastain and Amy Adams are amongst the few leading ladies flying the flag for red hair. And far from shying away from it, more and more celebrities are embracing it as a distinguishing factor from the sea of usual blonde and classic brunettes. Blake Lively experimented with the colour in the past and so has Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts. Even LiLo decided to ditch her blonde hair (hallelujah) and return to he natural shade recently.
After a promising start to the awards season with the Golden Globes, the SAG awards were disappointing in the wardrobe department. The majority of the looks failed to excite at all and January Jones, Lea Michele, Tina Fey and Winona Ryder were the best of a bad bunch.
The Awards season has officially begun. Last night the Beverly Hills Hilton played host to the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. 'The Social Network' was a bigger winner on the night receiving the award for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. Colin Firth and Natalie Portman won the big awards of the night for best actress and actor respectively in a motion picture drama.
When it was announced that Olivier Theyskens was leaving Nina Ricci, I don't think any of us could have anticipated that so much drama would ensue.
Last week we reported that Mario Grauso, president of Piug Fashion Group, will allegedly step down after fashion week in October after being displeased about Theyskens departure from the brand. If times couldn't get any worse for Puig, reports today claim that celebrities plan to remove their support of the conglomerate and its brands. Renée Zellweger, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Mariska Hargitay, were all introduced to the label by Grauso so it's likely that they might not wear the brand on the red carpet anymore, since he is leaving.
As The Cut point out, Witherspoon and Zellweger almost always wear Carolina Herrera so Grauso's departure could undeniably seriously affect the company and the brands.
Allure opens up this month with a behind-the-scenes look at Amy Adams' August cover shoot, and we're pretty entertained at the style transformation the 'Julie & Julia' star makes. Of this Dior Haute Couture gown - the closing dress for Spring '09 - the actress says: "This is nothing compared to the one I wore for 'Enchanted'. That dress had a life of its own."
To see more insider looks from the shoot, photographed by Michael Thompson in Dublin, visit Allure online.