The 2012 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards took place at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California yesterday evening.

Cobie Smulders: As one of my favourite breakout stars of 2012, I was happy to see Cobie back on the red carpet for this event. The actress wore a beautiful blush Max Mara dress with ruffle shoulders and a contrast waistband. The look was perfected with a champagne cut-crystal minaudiere, Swarovski jewels, pink glossy lips, Jimmy Choo ‘Trina’ sandals and a quiffed updo.

Viola Davis: Despite looking at least 20 years younger sporting her natural hair towards the end of awards season, Viola showcased a different do at this event. She wore a black strapless Max Mara dress with a satin side-bow detail. I wish she’d opted for something more summery like Cobie. A rich red lip colour, a studded clutch and black strappy Jimmy Choo ‘New Ontario’ sandals completed the look.

Christina Applegate: We had a shot of colour at this event courtesy of Christina. She stood out wearing a hot red Max Mara sleeveless dress with peplum detail. I wish her accessories, which included a Daniel Swarovski black iridescent snakeskin Fresh clutch with silver crystal stripe and black peep-toes, were as enticing as her dress. A braided updo and a red lip colour to match her dress provided the finishing touches.

Meryl Streep: The Oscar winner was the one person I expected to see wearing head-to-toe black at this event. Instead she selected a nude Max Mara ‘Elegante’ long-sleeve dress with a black grograin waistband. She styled her look with a black clutch and Max Mara ‘Fatima’ two tone peep-toes.

Stana Katic: The actress wore a Lisa Ho black long-sleeve crepe dress with pocket detail which she styled with a Kzeniya black holographic leather ‘Wild’ envelope clutch, Stella McCartney bi-colour faux leather ankle-strap pumps and coral drop earrings. I love everything accept the extreme updo.

Julie Benz: The actress opted David Meister bronze metallic knit asymmetrical cocktail dress with beaded neckline. Minus her nail polish, everything else (Kotor clutch and Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toes) matches.

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