Monday 25 March 2019

Film awards favourite Saoirse is a winner in the fashion stakes too

Saoirse Ronan. Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Saoirse Ronan. Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Saoirse Ronan channelled old-school Hollywood starlet Veronica Lake as she attended the Critic's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

The actress swept her hair over one shoulder and teamed a sequinned Michael Kors dress with Messika jewellery and deep plum lipstick.

Saoirse has been hitting countless red carpets in recent weeks as awards season continues at full speed.

She credits her stylist Elizabeth Saltzman with helping to push her style boundaries.

Saltzman dressed Gwyn- eth Paltrow in a caped Tom Ford gown at the Oscars in 2012.


She also counts Uma Thurman and Gemma Arterton among her clients.

This week, Saltzman said she recommissioned the dress Saoirse was due to wear to the Golden Globes to ensure she was dressed app- ropriately for the red carpet 'Blackout'.

Saoirse and her stylist also committed to working exclusively with female make-up artists, female hairstylists and female designers for the Golden Globes.

Speaking with Vogue magazine, Saltzman said they both agreed it "would be our fun secret, our empowering moment".

Last year, Saoirse spoke about how Saltzman has encouraged her to feel more confident.

"I hadn't fully appreciated how much good clothes can give you confidence," she said.

"When she put me in all this stuff I definitely started to feel it a bit more."

Saoirse's looks during awards season have been both glamorous and cutting edge and feature a range of designers including Gucci and Cushnie et Ochs.

While Saoirse lost out on the Critics' Choice Award to Margot Robbie for I, Tonya, she is tipped to receive her third Oscar nomination for her role in coming-of-age story Lady Bird.

The nominations will be announced on January 23.

Saoirse has previously been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Atonement at the age of 14.

She was nominated once again in 2016 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Brooklyn.

Saoirse has said she is planning on bringing her mother, Monica, to the ceremony with her.

Monica was unable to attend the Golden Globes as she was looking after her new puppy, Fran.

"Fran has become a priority for Mam," Saoirse told US late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

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