Smart ladies love fashion, the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards



In all of the Oscar hullabaloo we did NOT forget the Independent Spirit Award fashion. The show, which takes place steps away from the beach (they remind you of this a LOT during the show) features some more casual and fun fashion.

Christopher Abbott

I like the casualness of Abbott’s suit but I’m not sure the three piece suit screams “BEACH!” -K

I think he looks very handsome! Good job not wearing a tie! -M

Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh is a very classy lady but this looks like she got lost on the way to a business meeting. -K

Dump the bag and shoes and switch them for something more casual and light-colored. -M

Katie Aselton

Katie nailed the beachy vibe of the Spirits. I really love the pattern of the dress. -K

Perfect all the way around, including the hair. -M

Abraham Attah and Cary Fukunaga

These two are adorable. I love Cary’s white suit and Abraham’s bow-tie. -K

I seriously cried when that kid won Best Actor and I haven’t even seen the movie! He seems lovely. -M

Kristina Bazan

Kristina seems to be a model and though we usually don’t include them I really loved this very seventies pink ensemble even the gold platforms that match her clutch. -K

Something is off with her hair and makeup. -M

Jessica Biel

I really like this though it’s a bit snug in the belly. The shoes are super fun. -K

This is so tight in the hips–how did she sit down? She made up for it with those shoes, though! -M

Cate Blanchett

Embroidered kaftan FTW! Cate Blanchett is an amazing woman. -K

If you’re going to have a nude underlay, do something like this, where the pattern isn’t the same all over. She looks fantastic. -M

Effie Brown

Effie Brown’s boho maxi skirt and cardigan are perfect for a winter day on the beach. -K

Despite this being my high school colors, I think it’s very event-appropriate. -M

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain has great taste in shoes. I just wish she wore clothes a half-size bigger. Her hair is amazing. -K

Size up and TAILOR. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. This is weird on her boobs. -M

Emilia Clarke

I love Emilia’s dress but it’s something I would wear to a job interview NOT to an awards show. -K

I think it’s great but that purse has got to go. It looks too business-y. -M

Lauren Cohan

Lauren is from The Walking Dead and that creepy doll movie Boy and she is ON THEME! -K

Awesome job! Her hair is fab. -M

Olivia Cooke

Olivia is dating Christopher Abbot and was the dying girl in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. This outfit is super cute and sparkly. -K

I don’t think I like the straight-across neckline. I’m getting really picky in my old age. -M

Emma Donoghue

Emma wrote both the book and adaptation of Room and her hair is lovely and I want to wear this dress to my friend’s wedding in June. -K

Also, really good jewelry, Emma. -M

Illeana Douglas

I want to rip that tulle over-skirt off with my bare hands! -K

I don’t think that could save it, Katie. -M

Idris Elba


Be still my heart. I LOVE the shoes. -M

Marielle Heller

Marielle directed The Diary of a Teenage Girl and it’s a really lovely movie but I wish she had on different shoes. -K

She seems fun and punk rock. I would enjoy her. -M

Dree Hemingway


Those tassels are the best. I want this. -M

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jenifer Jason Leigh seemed to have a good time this awards season. -K

The sleeves are unnecessary. -M

Stana Katic

Stanna Katic has nice hair BUT I think this might be TOO much kaftan fun. -K

What is it being held up with? It looks like a bathroom fixture. -M

Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano

I love these two and their clothes are lovely too. -K

GIMME THOSE SHOES. I hope they stay together forever. -M

Brie Larson

This is the best she looked all awards season. -K

Agreed. Way more interesting than anything she has worn since switching stylists. -M

Anthony Mackie

Another foxy dude. -K

He looks great! I love the casual shoes. -M

Rami Malek

And yet another one. I really love colorful suits on dudes. -K


Rooney Mara

Rooney is making beachy goth a thing and I might like it. -K

This is wonderful and I would also wear it. I like how her makeup is less severe for this daytime event. -M

Rachel McAdams

This dress is pretty and then you realize it’s high in the back and low in the front. I think it’s supposed to be varying but it’s like two feet shorter in the back than in the front. I like her hair and make-up. -K

This is completely bizarre. -M

Kate McKinnon

I don’t know why she didn’t wear her cute black dress on the red carpet. I would have liked this a lot more if it was fitted better and she had a fun color shoe. -K

This is so poorly fitted. Booo. -M

Cynthia Nixon

I kind of like this. I think I’m getting tired and cranky. -K

So fun! I wish the shoes were silver. -M

Frieda Pinto

Frieda is killing it. -K

This whole look is great. I like that her shoes and dress don’t exactly match. -M

Bel Powley

Bel’s dress is also fabulous and fun. -K

Another wonderful look from head to toe. I would also wear this dress. Her makeup is beautiful. -M

Nikki Reed

Nikki’s dress is very fall and I am done with fall and WINTER. -K

This is definitely a great dress but I wish it was in a different colorway for this event. -M

Mya Taylor

I love Mya’s maxi dress and her beachy waves. -K

The bag is too big but otherwise, she looks terrific. -M

Juno Temple

Great hair and face but WAY overdressed. -K

What event is she going to?? -M

Marisa Tomei

FUCKING PERFECTION! Marisa and Cate need to make a movie together stat. -K

And the shoes too! She is one of my favorite people to see on the rc. -M

Aisha Tyler

Aisha was on her way to the same business meeting as Shohreh and Emilia but decided the Spirits were a more fun place to go. -K

The dress is ok, but the accessories failed her. I wish there was a bit more color on her lips. -M

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