July 25, 2017

Platino Awards 2017

The Platino Awards 2017 were held on Saturday (July 22) in Madrid, Spain with a number of stars putting forth their glamorous side for Ibero-America’s annual film awards.

Mar Saura: Adding a gilded touch to her glamorous approach, Mar was striking in a Georges Hobeika fit-and-flare gown with golden embellishment. I love how her simple, complementary styling prevented any possibility of an overcooked look, keeping the dress on the right side of sophistication.

Juana Acosta: With a look that prioritized sharp elegance, Juana wore a Michael Kors Collection black gown for an asymmetrical look that left me with mixed feelings on the singular sling sleeve.

Sonia Balaco: Between the feathered plumage and the thigh-bearing, bow-bearing cutouts, there was a lot to take in with this Diogo Miranda Fall 2017 frock, so I’m glad she kept the accessories on the more minimal side with Monseo jewels, a Louis Vuitton clutch, and Christian Louboutin sandals. I will always struggle to find the flattering side of a gaping cutout placed at the high hip, though.

Michelle Salas: The fit of this liquid-silver Ze Garcia gown is what bothers me the most, as despite its slit-to-there nature, Michelle was wading through a sea of fabric. Saint Laurent sandals and Cartier jewels completed the look.

Celia Freijeiro: Her silver Jimmy Choo sandals somewhat compromised the striking potential of the black-and-white silhouette of this Isabel Sanchis high-low gown, as this was the time for a simple black sandal. She rounded out the look with a red lip and manicure alongside Suarez jewels.

Clara Lago: Without taking the sheer effect overboard, this Alex Vidal gown provided just the right amount of transparency for eye-catching impact. Suarez chain-link jewels aligned with the edge of the leather bodice while her Dname clutch contributed a flash of colour.

Cristina Castano: I will refer to my earlier comment about the questionable flattery of a high-hip-bearing silhouette, and that was only doubled here with two slit-to-there splices in this Dsquared2 gown that was primed and ready for a wardrobe malfunction should the wind change direction. Suarez jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes finished the look, and I would say the shoes weren’t the right choice for the dress. But no one was likely focusing on them anyway.

Amaia Salamanca: The crystallized embellishment of this Georges Hobeika column gown was stunning. I’m not sure that such a dramatic oxblood lip was necessary, as the dress itself was so dazzling.

Leticia Dolera: She made case for matching hair and gown in this bronze embellished number.

Cristina Urgel: The creamy yellow hue of this Laura Monge Atelier gown surprisingly came across as rather dingy, but more problematic was the strange fit and the platform blue shoes.

Ingrid Garcia Jonsson: We’ve seen many renditions of the Christian Dior bra-strap gown, and Ingrid’s entrance didn’t bring anything new to the table despite its red-hot hue.

Elena Furiase: I loved the measured simplicity and sleek lines of this white Stella McCartney gown, enhanced by delicate Gold&Roses jewelry and a vibrant purple Jimmy Choo clutch.

Liliana Moyano: This Leyre Valiente gown was unfortunately plagued by fit issues and a heavy-handed effect, although the colour was lovely.

Natalia Sanchez
: Although Natalia’s Santos Costura sheer gown was rich in its fancifully cluttered approach to embellishment and embroidery, the rest of the look came across as mere afterthought with her au naturel approach to hair and makeup.

Belen Cuesta: This dress also seemed to suffer from a poor fit, especially through the bodice. The sleeves and the uninspired colour also created something of a tattered look.

Arlette Torres: The reflective metallic clutch and light sandals kept the heavy tapestry effect of this floral-embroidered Hannibal Laguna gown in check.

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15 Responses to Platino Awards 2017

  1. anonymous as always July 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    I am the biggest fan of Spanish and Asian events. Usually everyone is elegant without trying hard, and with a modern and fresh simplicity.
    With that being said, unfortunately this red carpet failed to excite me to the same level.
    I did like Amaia Salamanca, Belen Cuesta (even with the loose fitting – it gave her a “french” feeling) and Arlette Torres though.

  2. Alina July 26, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

    Hmm, Spanish events are usually better than this. Mar and Amaia look nice.

  3. TeaAtTwo July 26, 2017 at 11:31 am #

    Mar and Amaia are the best of bunch.

  4. quimby July 26, 2017 at 2:17 am #

    Amaia Salamanca wins this one for me.

    Also thank you once again, FC, for covering stars that are not necessarily widely known outside the U.S. and UK! I sorely missed having good coverage of these women while you were away.

  5. kane July 25, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

    Not really swooning over any of these looks tbh. I would probably pick Clara out of the bunch as I quite enjoy the various black textiles. Hugely disappointed by my girl Juana, she can do so much better.

  6. Sanya July 25, 2017 at 11:14 pm #

    I like Mar, Juana and Amaia. But if I would have to choose one of them as BDOTW worthy look, that would be Amaias look.

  7. Kathy July 25, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

    I find most of these looks very cheap-looking. Amaia’s dress is interesting to look at, at the very least. Clara looks nice, if a bit boring. Mar’s dress could have been great, but the over-embellishment ruins it for me.

  8. alvarospain July 25, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    I like Juana Acosta and Mar Saura’s looks.

    PS: Leticia Dolera is wearing The second skin.
    PS2: Belén Cuesta is wearing Teresa Helbig.

  9. Caroline July 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

    Mar and Amaia look gorgeous.

  10. Amy July 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    Mar’s dress is pure gorgeousness. I really like it
    Amaia has a lovely look as well

  11. Schoolbea July 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    A pity about Celia’s sandals, I totally agree. It could’ve been a perfect look.

    Mar is my absolute favourite here. That is one stunning design, without going overboard. Amaia’s dress is intriguing, but not so flattering, and the beauty look brings it down IMO.

  12. Christine July 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

    Mar looks nice

  13. meme July 25, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

    Amaia’s dress is gorgeous. Definitely one of the BDOTW, I like Juana’s dress also. Cristina Castano’s dress is tacky and tasteless.

  14. The original AB July 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    Amaia Salamanca’s dress is my favourite here. It’s stunning! BDOTW

    • Boy July 26, 2017 at 4:10 am #


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