Keira Knightley in Hermes at the pre-Globes BAFTA event: cute or unflattering?


I really expected Benedict Cumberbatch and his bumpy fiancee to walk the red carpet for last night’s BAFTA LA pre-Globes event, but they were no-shows. Some sources say that they were confirmed for the event but Benedict got stuck working on Sherlock. Hm. In any case, the BAFTA event did get a great turnout, so we’re splitting up the photos into multiple posts (obviously!). Let’s start with another expectant celebrity, Keira Knightley. Keira was supported by her husband James Righton. Apparently, Keira has been at home in London, sick with a cold, which is why she missed out on some events last weekend. She still looks slightly pukey to me, or maybe that’s just because she chose this buttercup yellow Hermes gown which really doesn’t do much for her coloring. Also: all of a sudden, Keira looks super-preg. Very cute.



Eddie Redmayne and his new wife Hannah Bagshawe have pretty much spent their honeymoon on Eddie’s Oscar campaign. They don’t seem bummed about it at all though – probably because they’ve been together a while and they seem to genuinely love each other? Anyway, Eddie loves to wear bright blue. Is that Yves Klein blue, the color he’s written about? Oh, and Eddie wants you to know that he went to Eton with Prince William. So there you go.


Felicity Jones in Erdem. I can’t even tell you how disappointed I’ve been with Felicity’s fashion choices thus far. She started out strong, fashion-wise, but she’s sort of petered out with several really boring, nondescript looks in a row. I hope she blows it out for the Globes.


Laura Carmichael in Mulberry… I like this on her, but I probably would have done different shoes. I also would have made the dress just a tad longer and given her a clutch instead of a shoulder bag. I’m partial to Laura, probably because I feel so sorry for Lady Edith. Poor Lady Edith!


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Keira looks pretty but maybe not feeling all that well. I don’t think pale women, myself included, can wear that color yellow very well, but the style is nice for a pregnant woman, and overall she looks nice.

    • Charlie says:

      I think the problem is with her hair and makeup, not the dress.

      • mimif says:

        Yeah I think the darker hair color is washing her out, and as GutNamen mentioned, she looks a bit…nauseated.

    • Kiddo says:

      Olive skin or darker for that color yellow, no exceptions. Her husband looks good though, if that is her husband in the top photo.

    • mimif says:

      I love yellow. Yellow 4eva! Orange too (sorry Kaiser.)

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I love yellow, too and I have a jacket that color. I just have to put something teal or another color between it and my pale shiny shamer face or I look washed out.

      • Kiddo says:

        Electrical banana
        Is gonna be a sudden craze
        Electrical banana
        Is bound to be the very next phase

        They call me mellow jello… shots

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I think she would have looked lovely, if the dress had been a different color. It looks sweet and very comfy, which all pregnant woman need!

      Is anyone else getting a better-looking Perez Hilton when they look at her husband? Or do I need more coffee?

      • mimif says:

        Ew, he totally does.

      • Kiddo says:

        Thanks a lot, Now I cannot unsee it.

      • QQ says:

        UGH!! Ive been wondering why he strikes me as sooo familiar..this isnt good

      • Shambles says:

        Agreed about the hair/makeup issue with Keira here. I actually really like the color of the dress on her- but it does wash her out with all of that super light makeup and thick hair around her face. She needs a maybe a dark burgundy lip and a messy updo and then it’s perfection.

      • mia girl says:

        OH MY GOD! Why did you have to make that connection.
        *runs away screaming*

      • mimif says:

        No one wanted your stinking tiara! And I can’t believe you outed me as being an underdresser, mia mean gurl.

  2. mia girl says:

    That Redmayne Blue makes me blue. Too bright.
    It’s giving me PanAm flight attendant vibes.
    I feel like I should be asking him for warm nuTS or something…

  3. olly says:

    Don’t like Keira’s dress or hair, think she looks a bit tired but understandably so. I am always taken aback by how lovely Lady Edith looks outside of Downton.

  4. Lilacflowers says:

    Keira usually looks awesome but this is a total miss. The top of the dress doesn’t fit her properly. She usually wears sleeves and should continue to do so because it usually makes her a standout.

  5. Hazel says:

    I hope Eddie disappears after awards season. He’s been everywhere and he’s becoming rather overexposed.

    • Liv says:

      That’s the point of promoting a film.

      • imstupid says:

        Or promoting himself.

      • Liv says:

        Nope, they have contracts to promote the film and be present in the media. Of course he’s also campaigning for an Oscar, but I’m so sick of people calling everyone overexposed when they are just promoting a film. It’s their job and it’s requested by the studio, the media, the journalists, the fans….

        I’m aware that they are many famewhorey actors and actresses out there, but he’s clearly not. Every actor is campaigning for an Oscar except maybe Joaquin Phoenix! 😉

  6. Tig says:

    I like the color of the gown, but on someone other than Keira. The cut of the gown is lovely. Pls get info on dress that Anna Kendrick was wearing- it is great! Cannot wait for the GG tonight, tho will be a bit off without Joan on the red carpet!

  7. Joanne_S says:

    Laura Carmichael looks stunning! They really do ugly her down for the show. Oh well, I guess otherwise Lady Mary wouldn’t stand out as “the pretty sister”.
    (Sorry for using the douchey quotation marks, but I always thought Sybil was the best looking of the three!)

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Jessica Brown Findlay is so beautiful. What ever happend to her after she left Downton?

      I also think that the actress who plays Anna is very pretty.

  8. Ivy says:

    I didn’t know Keira was pregnant… How could I have missed it? O.o

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I can’t decide if I knew it and forgot or just didn’t know, but I was surprised, too.

  9. aemish says:

    Love the color, hate the tarp.

  10. eribra says:

    I feel like Kiera’s dresses are always too low. The neckline seems like it is one millimeter above her nipples and one good sneeze will set the girls free. Her wedding dress was kind of like that too but she had a cover up of some kind.

  11. InvaderTak says:

    The pre-Globes BAFTA event? This is an excuse to hold an “event” isn’t it?

    I hate that shade of blue ER’s sporting. Re: Eton with PW: another guy who has a thread today did too didn’t he? Pretty sure he did. While ER was name dropping might as well have included him.

    Laura C looks very nice.

    • LAK says:

      That would be Tom Hiddleston though I think he was in the year above which is why Tom’s comment about Kate, after meeting her at a premiere, was super funny.

  12. Charlie says:

    Laura Carmichael and Felicity Jones look amazing.
    I think Felicity’s choices have been really lovely thus far.

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed and I think the other ladies look quite nice, too. Not a miss in this group, men included.

    • Tara says:

      I love felicity’s dress! It’s the only one of this assortment I like.

    • chaser says:

      Yeah I love Felicity’s dress too! I think it looks amazing with her fresh face and the pops of colour on her lips and shoes. I’d wear that in an absolute flash.

  13. MJ says:

    Keira can do no wrong in my eyes, I think she looks stunning. Pregnancy is agreeing with her, she is just radiant!

  14. Kate says:

    Love all these women and their choice of gown. Glad Mrs. Cumberbatch wasn’t there to turn things ugly and cheap. Gross.

  15. MrsBPitt says:

    Felicity looks like a libraian!

  16. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t like Keira’s, the yellow is just too much for me personally. Nothing else terribly exciting here.
    I finally saw Begin Again with Keira and Mark Ruffalo- loved it.

  17. lunchcoma says:

    I like the style of Keira’s dress but not the color. She also looks pretty tired, though I’m not sure if that’s the shade or having to dance for an Oscar while pregnant.

    Eddie looks stylish, as always.

  18. serena says:

    Keira looks sick, but it must be because her make-up was too pale and her dress to bright (and summery). She can do much better than that.

  19. Amanda_M87 says:

    The dress would have been perfect if it were a colour that suited her better. Keira still looks really pretty though.

  20. Ally8 says:

    The Daily Mail had an amusing piece about Keira avoiding Jamie Dornan at the event.

    Since he was an unknown quantity at the time, I’d completely forgotten they’d dated. Makes for an interesting Google image archive now. Based on Keira’s range of hairdos through that period, looks like they were together quite a long time. Anyway, very cute couple.

  21. ES says:

    I loved Keira’s yellow dress. It is so much more joyful than dark tight dresses you usually see on pregnant women,

  22. Veronica says:

    I think if Keira had gone with a red lip, it would have helped offset the yellow the dress pulled out in her skin. I do suspect that she may have less of a “winter cold” issue and more of a “lingering morning sickness” problem from how she’s looked. Not surprised at how her pregnancy progressed, though. I have a few friends who all that slim, and once they “popped,” it was just unimaginably obvious.

  23. MAC says:

    It makes me happy seeing people in love. Kids or no kids. The couples photos were nice to see