[STYLE] 2013 TVB Anniversary Awards
Red carpet styles at the 2013 TVB Anniversary Awards were surprisingly subdued. The ladies wore predominantly black and white colors, and bridal-inspired gowns made their expected appearances. Diamond jewelry was kept to a minimum and the atmosphere was somewhat sober, as compared to the more lively Anniversary Gala in November.
Since many of the ladies dressed conservatively, it was difficult to pick out the most outstanding ensemble of the night. Mandy Wong left the most memorable impression in a fiery red ruched gown that hugged her figure and showed off just enough leg. However, the dress resembles Mandy’s gowns from other awards ceremonies this year and reflects a lack of originality. Mandy’s accessories and escort of the evening, Benjamin Yuen, looked equally wonderful; the only improvement recommended would be for her hair.
Linda Chung’s black dress has interesting ribbon detail, but the cut of the dress emphasized her wide shoulders and narrow hips. Dresses with fuller skirts have worked better for Linda in the past. Ruco Chan loves bold patterns and colors, but he should have ditched the jacket and white-rimmed glasses and opted for a simple black tux.
Him Law was the best dressed male celebrity of the night. His suit was modern and offered just the right pop of electric blue. Eliza Sam made a more subdued statement in a crystal princess dress. The dress was beautiful, but may have been sourced from a bridal shop.
Elaine Yiu’s figure received a hourglass makeover in a dress with strategic cutouts. Her makeup, hair, and accessories made a confident statement that set her apart from other TVB actresses.
Elena Kong’s dress suited her well, but the thin fabric and drape of the dress was more suitable for an informal occasion. Did Ben Wong arrive on his motorcycle?
Tavia Yeung wore another white Viola Chan dress that serviced, but impressed less than her diamond jewelry. But she was well matched with Kenneth Ma, who looked handsome in his gray and black suit.
Wayne Lai appeared youthful in a cropped, belted jacket. Appearing in splashy fashion spreads recently, Myolie Wu’s Prabal Gurung white pantsuit was a surprisingly subdued choice. Was the pantsuit a last-minute choice?
Carol Cheng turned to favorite designer, Dorian Ho, for her pale mauve dress. Although the beaded detail and fur wrap made an elegant statement, it was also outdated.
Niki Chow made a fashion-forward statement a Stephane Rolland gown. The crystal details on her cape were exquisite, but the top and pants made Niki’s figure appear to be flat and masculine. Bosco Wong wore a deconstructed Octo Cheung suit that made his frame appear frail.
Oscar Leung’s top was well coordinated, with the salmon shirt providing a nice contrast. The white streaks and wrapped skirt were unnecessary distractions to his ensemble though. Grace Wong’s dress had just enough sparkle for the awards ceremony.
Nancy Wu appeared in a black Roberto Cavalli gown that may have suited a taller frame better. With a few hair, accessory, and makeup changes, Nancy could have brightened up her look.
FROM THE BRIDAL SHOP
TVB actresses often turn to bridal shops for red carpet occasions. Katy Kung, Oceane Zhu, Priscilla Wong, and Sharon Chan should realize that the fashions are truly more suitable for wedding occasions. Louis Yuen’s green-hair was more fitting at a Halloween ball.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Normally dressed conservatively at awards ceremonies, Ron Ng decided to throw the red carpet around himself instead. Kate Tsui’s dress had too much tinsel in it and her hair aged her considerably. Their outfits do not complement each other, unlike other pairings for the night.
Kristal Tin and Edwin Siu’s acting received recognition after Brother’s Keeper, but their style choices leave room for improvement. Kristal’s dress flattened her chest, while Edwin’s floral suit may have looked hotter in the 1970s.