Pamella Roland must be the most down-to-earth A-list designer (credit her Michigan roots?). So far this awards season, you've seen her dresses on Emily Blunt and Jenna Fischer at the SAGs; and Amy Poehler and Jessica Carpenter at the Golden Globes. And you found out about it at the same time she did. Roland tells me she never knows whether star is wearing her dress until she seems them on the red carpet. Usually, their stylists pull dresses at the very last minute (actresses love the drama) and sometimes, without even informing the designer. Unless they need custom – like Queen Latifah. "She can't really jump into a sample size," says Roland, who has done a number of dresses for the rapper/actress.
"I hate to admit it, but it really does translate into sales," Roland told me on "Shop Girls." She's flattered when her dresses get knocked off.
So far this season, she thought Emily Blunt (pictured) looked "amazing." And Angelina Jolie, who she has dressed in the past, "very boring" in her drapey numbers. "I don't think she cares that much," Roland says. The star to dress at the moment: Kate Winslet.
But first, Roland has to get her son to hockey practice.