Kristen Bell in Andrew Gn at the Spirit Awards: bizarre or cute?

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards
Yesterday’s Independent Spirit Awards were a lot of fun, as usual. There were some decent jokes, memorable speeches, blatant product placement and a laid back vibe that only the Spirit Awards could achieve. Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen hosted, and they had a nice musical number, a twist on “A Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock and Roll” as well as a cute bit where they seemingly ad libbed what the attendees were thinking. My favorite part was when they honed in on Andy Samberg and Armisen made Samberg sound like an idiot.

The big winners last night were Birdman and Boyhood, Birdman took home best feature while Boyhood earned best director, with some awards going to Nightcrawler and Whiplash. The complete list of winners is here. As usual we’ll be covering the fashion.

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

First off is co-host Kristen Bell in a bizarre black Andrew Gn dress featuring a green side bow on the waist and a diagonal hem that trailed down to reveal half of a lilac miniskirt. The fabric on the skirt gives the illusion that her dress is blowing up to reveal old timey bloomers. What possessed her to wear this? The good news is that Kristen ditched this dress for a white eyelet top and skirt for the ceremony. Here’s what she wore inside:

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Presenter Emmy Rossum was super cute in a cream sleeveless Oscar de la Renta gown with floral embroidery. If you look closely you can see that the skirt under the mesh overlay features wide horizontal stripes. This is a feminine, playful look and it was so pretty on camera. Of course I think Emmy elevates most of the things she wears though.

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Nominee and presenter Jenny Slate was in a tight Mary Katrantzou strapless gown with a beige top and a bright yellow skirt. The colors are kind of fug and there are random numbers and letters embossed on the fabric, which is strange. I think she’s somewhat pulling this off. Like Emmy, she makes up for it with her attitude.

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Patricia Arquette won for best supporting female. She’s pretty much a lock for tonight’s Oscars. Arquette was in a black Raoul top and skirt featuring beading and sequins along the neckline and bottom of the short-sleeved top. The outfit was kind of forgettable and I hope she brings it tonight. She was gorgeous in Vivienne Westwood at the SAGs. When Patricia went up to accept her award, an announcement got triggered unexpectedly and she joked “Was that God? She sounded great.” She also thanked network television for helping her make a living and gave a shout out to film distributors.

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in LA

Patricia’s costar Lorelei Linklater was in a black McQ Alexander McQueen pantsuit. This girl is 20, she loves goth style and yet she’s still able to smile like that on the red carpet. I think she’s super cute and I enjoy that she’s staying true to herself.

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Look at her boyfriend! Two peas in a pod.

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in LA

I’m throwing Gillian Jacobs in at the end here because I miss Community and because I really liked her little contemporary Preen dress. She didn’t Britta this up. One complaint: I like her better blonder.

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in LA

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in LA

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  1. Charlotte says:

    I would wear Emmy’s dress to get married in.
    Love Patricia. Look how beautiful her face is. It even moves.
    My one year old daughter has bloomers just like KB’s. They look cute on my daughter.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I love the idea of Emmy’s dress as a wedding dress! That is such a cute idea. Now I wish I was getting married again.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    That Oscar dress is breathtaking.

  3. ElasticBean says:

    Lorelei is gorgeous! I totally agree cb, it’s so great that she stays true to herself. It’s very refreshing in a world of plastic.

  4. dr mantis toboggan says:

    I love that Oscar de la renta dress too, but I was too ashamed to say it!

  5. Ice Queen says:

    I love Emmy’s dress! I don’t mind Jenny Slate’s dress. But Kristen’s is terrible.

  6. Dolce crema says:

    Kristen needs a stylist and a new hair stylist too. Everyone else looks great. Emmy pulls of the fuschia lip well

  7. Kiddo says:

    Emmy Rossum’s dress is gorgeous. KB’s husband looks traumatized by that dress.

  8. vauvert says:

    Emmy’s dress is gorgeous! When I think fashion, that’s what I imagine: well fitting, nicely tailored, pretty details that are hand made and obviously time-consuming, so you don’t see them on off the rack clothes, and age/occasion appropriate. She hits all the right notes. Well done!

  9. serena says:

    I kind of liked Kristen’s first dress -the liliac blumer one- if only the lenght was on the knees, and without the back mullet, I think it would have been better.

  10. Ms Lib says:

    Kristen Bell should NEVER wear shoes with ankle straps. She looks darling in the Andrew Gn dress but major frump in the eyelet dress mostly because of the shoes. Terrible choice. Kristen honey you are way too short to wear shoes like that!

    • Ms Lib says:

      PS – Patricia you are only 5’1″ so NEVER wear something that cuts you in thirds. But good foot wear choice.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Emmy’s dress is gorgeous, and makes me think of spring on this cold wintery day.
    Kristen’s is a no for me, too weird.
    I think Lorelei’s makeup really ages her in that close up.

  12. MG says:

    Omg, Emmy’s dress is everything. I’m obsessed. Perfect shoes, perfect lip color. Yeah, perfection.

  13. zinjojo says:

    From the comments I’ve seen, it looks like Emmy takes the night! I love her Oscar de la Renta dress, it is just lovely, and is lovely on her. I also really like her shoe choice — the deep red is perfect.

    I love Kristen Bell, but neither of her dresses flattered her. The black one is bad, and I had something very similar to the cream one in 1985. And her shoes in the black dress look SO uncomfortable, like her feet are squished in. Ouch!

    Good to see Gillian Jacobs! I like her hair more natural and a little darker.

  14. kri says:

    Dax’s face says it all. Emmy R’s dress is delightful, but also reminds me of a lovely kitchen curtain fluttering away.

  15. Reece says:

    Emmy’s is gorgeous! I like it cut like that much more than the full length version.
    Kristen first dress is cute in a “my daughter picked this” way. I don’t think she’s old enough to do that, is she? The second is no bueno.
    Lorelei and her bf are adorable! They’d probably hate anyone saying that too because they’re 20-ish.

  16. FLORC says:

    KB looks awful. I wonder if she’s that type to pick a dress last minute because she forgot to earlier and runs out with it. The hair, styling, and makeup support this.
    Dax looks great.

  17. Bridget says:

    Those nude shoes are giving Kristen cankles while that white dress hits her all wrong. Does whoever dressed her for this event dislike her?

  18. LaurieH says:

    Top to bottom:
    Kristen Bell 1st look – insipid.
    Kristen Bell 2nd look – grandma’s table runner
    Emmy Rosum – love it.
    Jenny Slate – bad colors on dress. Bad colors for her.
    Patricia Arquette – funeral chic
    Lorelei Linklater – Hate the hair. Hate the makeup. Hate the outfit and especially hate the Herman Munster shoes.

  19. 912 says:

    Loved the show! Excellent choices on the nominees and right decisions on the winners. Too bad I miss the Oscars tonight, or is Air France going to show it in air?