Yesterday Naomi was honoured with the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which was announced previously. Naomi looked stunning a blue Grecian style dress by Roland Mouret, with Cartier jewellry and Louis Vuitton shoes. I love this look on her – it’s so elegant and pretty, and I am always very happy to see her in colour. Plus, congratulations to her on this honour! It is very well deserved.
Naomi first attended a Q&A session in the morning, to talk about her role in The Impossible. Then in the evening she walked the red carpet at the Awards Gala, and was presented with the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award on stage by her The Impossible co-star Tom Holland. I <3 Huckabees director David O’Russell also spoke about her on stage.
Unfortunately I haven’t come across much coverage from this event yet, but I will get deeper into searching asap in the next few days. For now, though, I’ve added the first batch of gorgeous HQ photos to our Gallery – again, many more to follow, just haven’t had time today – and further down this post is an article from THR about Naomi’s outfit choice and a couple of videos from the red carpet.
Naomi will appear in The Wrap’s (thewrap.com) next OscarWrap magazine, as she took part in a photoshoot for the publication during her day yesterday. I don’t know whether this is a digital magazine or a print edition, but either way, I will be on the lookout for scans.
Naomi Watts, Helen Hunt Stun in Blue at Palm Springs International Film Festival
There are a lot of shades of blue, and a lot of names for them: cobalt; electric; navy; ocean; sky blue: periwinkle blue; indigo. And for the last year or so, every one of them has paraded down a runway or turned up on a carpet somewhere.
Saturday night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, two of the biggest female stars present — Naomi Watts and Helen Hunt — both wore sailor blue, a hue somewhere between deep ocean blue and sky blue. It’s not cobalt — it’s a bit lighter than that, and not as flamboyant. It’s a calm, peaceful color and it’s not wildly attention grabbing. It’s flattering, but not overwhelming.
Watts (The Impossible), the most fashion-forward honoree at the fest, donned a sailor blue flowery Roland Mouret gown that was soft and pleated with a slight belt — but not tight and fitted (like most Roland Mouret gowns). It utterly flattered her eye color and her softly waved, blonde hair, worn with dangly Cartier earrings. (Cartier has been a sponsor of the fest for years.)
Meanwhile, Hunt (The Sessions) — who did interviews just adjacent to Watts — wore a very similar shade of blue in a Michael Kors halter, soft but fitted gown (a new trend this year?). Her blonde hair was waved in a similar fashion. Who says blondes aren’t smart? When actresses start to consider what the most flattering colors for their hair and skin tone are, and make subtle but novel choices, you know they’re really getting it.