Octavia Spencer In Tadashi Shoji – 2013 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Octavia Spencer  In Tadashi Shoji - 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Whoever coined the phrase, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, was clearly referring to Octavia Spencer and Tadashi Shoji.

Octavia took to the red carpet at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California this evening for the 2013 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards wearing a custom-made dress by her go-to designer.

Her navy tulle draped cap-sleeve dress, inspired by a gown from the designers’ look book, was enriched with paillette lace appliqué across the sleeve and bodice.

Navy satin accessories, tear drop Irene Neuwirth earrings and a half-up-half-down hairstyle completed her look.

Is this still a winning combination for you, or would you like to see Octavia switch things up a bit?

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36 Responses to Octavia Spencer In Tadashi Shoji – 2013 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

  1. Ingrid January 13, 2013 at 18:36 #

    she looks amazing!

  2. Dani January 12, 2013 at 02:46 #

    Love it! I think this is one of my favourite of her Tadashi Shoji looks and the hair is great.

  3. taksi January 12, 2013 at 00:35 #

    I feel like a lot of the detailing is lost on Octavia’s dress. Also, not sure about the color may be a slightly lighter shade would have been better.

  4. Lou January 11, 2013 at 23:53 #

    Still a good combo, but I wish Octavia’s dress had more of a neckline – the high neckline looks much better on the model

  5. GGG January 11, 2013 at 17:52 #

    She looks fabulous! Love the bangs.

  6. Tracy L January 11, 2013 at 15:16 #

    Winning combo. She looks great.

  7. Cindy January 11, 2013 at 14:16 #

    If a short dress was necessary, for the occasion, fine. But then to tease us with the gorgeous long gown is tricky. But she looks fab, so she would be crazy to change a thing.

  8. robbie January 11, 2013 at 14:06 #


  9. Lisa January 11, 2013 at 13:57 #

    I dont mind that she sticks to one designer. This looks good, but something is off for me. I think it looks too dark and there is too much going on around her face with her hair, earrings, and high neckline. I might have liked it alot better with her hair back or up.

  10. Amy January 11, 2013 at 13:20 #

    it works!

  11. Anne January 11, 2013 at 12:38 #

    Whereas I was so bored with Marion in repeated Dior appearances, I think Octavia and her relaysh with TS works on all levels. Their collaboration always seems fresh

  12. Neli January 11, 2013 at 10:48 #

    Looks gorgeous! Winning and perfect combination!

  13. Yeliz January 11, 2013 at 09:37 #

    It’s still a winning combination, but I wish that she’d worn the longer version. I also don’t like her hair here.

  14. Fanny January 11, 2013 at 09:25 #

    The dress is BEAUTIFUL (I want it!) and I’m happy that she shortened it, so that she’s not overdressed for the event.

  15. rita January 11, 2013 at 08:52 #

    I really think that there are not a lot of designers who dress curvy women like Shoji does, so I understand why she sticks with him. But she should try Queen Latifah’s stylist, he (she) does wonders for her and she never wears the same things all the time. Octavie looks great though.

  16. julyol1972 January 11, 2013 at 08:46 #

    I don’t like this at all.

  17. Atiyya January 11, 2013 at 08:36 #


    She is a beautiful woman. I’m just disappointed that she shortened it. Really.

  18. Eve_V January 11, 2013 at 04:00 #

    She looks lovely. But I don’t know if it’s the picture, or this shade makes her beautiful skin look a little bit ashy.

  19. robert January 11, 2013 at 03:45 #

    The dress is divine on the model.

  20. Marybeth January 11, 2013 at 03:34 #

    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” for sure!

  21. justme January 11, 2013 at 03:31 #

    Still winning but she should have worn the gown.

    • dee January 11, 2013 at 13:20 #


  22. Lorena January 11, 2013 at 03:19 #

    I think she never looked better! The colour is amazing, the shoes and the hair are gorgeous. Honestly, she looked more beautiful than ever.

  23. AW January 11, 2013 at 03:07 #

    Lovely, style, grace, class, I could go on and on.

  24. TeaAtTwo January 11, 2013 at 02:49 #

    Why wear something and look bad when you know you can look really good? She should have worn the gown though. I like the hairstyle but I’m not sure if it being down draws focus to her bust or not.

  25. Ella January 11, 2013 at 02:43 #

    Nope. Octavia Spencer looks just as fabulous as she always did while wearing Tadashi’s designs.

    So I say keep it up….for whatever it’s worth

  26. Nat39 January 11, 2013 at 02:42 #

    The dress is pretty but the long gown version is so much more beautiful. Octavia looks nice, the shorter length suits her height better, her matchy styling works fine on this occasion, but I think she needs a slightly longer sleeve.

  27. bm January 11, 2013 at 02:42 #

    Still winning combination, also like to see Octavia switch things up a bit. It’s a dilemma for me.

    • Christine January 11, 2013 at 05:47 #

      She looks in their designs but it would be nice to see her wearing something different once in awhile 🙂 But she knows what works for her.

  28. EmmaWoodhouse January 11, 2013 at 02:39 #

    Still winning for me! She is an amazing style example to other well-endowed ladies that struggle on the red carpet. Octavia always looks so effortlessly beautiful! I love the Brigette Bardot-like hairstyle (although it may compete with the shoulder details) and her matchy-matchy styling. I love the gown, too, but I think that the shorter length works for her.

    • Rashmi January 11, 2013 at 05:18 #

      She looks so effortlessly beautiful!

    • Alina January 11, 2013 at 07:34 #

      I agree 100%.

    • Beta January 11, 2013 at 11:44 #

      totally agree with you! WINNING
      Octavia is a delight on the red carpet which proves that A) a good designer designs for all body types – not just skinny supermodels- B) Octavia knows what works for her !
      she may stick to Tadashi, but she does have range so it keeps it interesting IMO

    • Jess2 January 11, 2013 at 13:46 #

      I agree completely! Octavia and Tadashi will always be a winning combination for me! He knows how to dress a lady and I adore her loyalty! We haven’t seen her hair down a lot so I like this hairstyle. Gorgeous from head to toe!

  29. Moxie January 11, 2013 at 02:38 #

    Pretty but nothing new. It is the same drapping around the middle that we’ve seen in her other Tadashi Shoji gowns.

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