Pull Out Those Little Black Books
Of all the award ceremonies out there, InStyle Awards are our most favorite. Not only because they celebrate the industry, not just the celebrities, with awards going to top makeup artists, stylists and hairstylists, but because there is a level of intimacy that is lost at some of the larger events of the year.
This year the Instyle Awards turned the spotlight on nine men and women. Julia Roberts took home the award for Style Icon. Designer of the year went to Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, and Man of Style was awarded to Jeff Goldblum. Voice of Style was awarded to Karla Welch, and the Badass woman award was given to Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu. Hairstylist and makeup artist of the year went to Chris McMillan and James Kaliardos respectively. Stylist of the year went to Elizabeth Stewart, and although these are certainly names to add to your little black book, there was so much more to the evening.
In this day and age it is not easy to watch a video for more than 2 minutes, well get ready to watch Julia Robert’s whole 10 minutes worth of video footage. The introduction by famed movie director Richard Curtis is a heartfelt homage to a good friend and colleague. Generally introductions are so dry and formal, this is nothing but. Add to that the fact that Julia Roberts attended the event in the exact same outfit as her stylist and winner for the evening Elizabeth Gilbert and you will agree that this event is one of a kind.
“When you’re popular and tall, you just have these incredibly smart people to your house with racks of stunning things. And so, this award is for being good at saying, ‘Oh, I think that, that one,'” Roberts explained. “I went from pointing at the right stuff. That’s honestly the whole thing. I never go shopping. I just said I wanted to wear these shoes and that makes me somehow great in a very pretend way. ” Julia Roberts
If you’re not a Julia Roberts fan, then perhaps we can capture your heart with Jennifer Aniston’s introduction for long-time hair stylist Chris McMillan….