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On Sunday the 86th Academy Awards took place once again in Los Angeles, and all eyes were on the stars red carpet looks at this big time Hollywood event. Here are my pics for the 2014 Oscars best dressed (and a couple of worst dressed).
My ultimate favourite was definitely Kate Hudson! As soon as I saw this dress I was in love. Kate is such a beautiful woman and I adore her fashion style. This Atelier Versace gown fits her like a glove and the plunging neckline is super sexy & the subtle beading with the draped fabric cape makes it red carpet perfection // The “12 Years a Slave” Lupita Nyong’o stood out in a stunning pale blue Prada dress! She looked like a modern day Cinderella and just glowed in the flowing gown. When asked about the stunning dress, she replied: “I wanted to wear blue because blue reminds me of Nairobi” // Jennifer Lawrence once wowed in a red peplum Dior Couture gown. I love how she accessorised her dress with a back-drop diamond necklace. I think this dress suited her new short hair look very well too!
Charlize Theron in a sweeping black Dior dress. Simple but very elegant and loved the clear straps with the low back // Sandra Bullock looked like Hollywood Royalty in a navy blue Alexander McQueen gown // Cate Blanchett dazzled in her favourite designer Armani with a nude gown with silver beaded detail. When I first saw pictures of this dress I didn’t love it but it ended up growing on me and when I saw it on TV (instead of photo) I think it was just a beautiful sparkling gown and perfect for the Oscars // Emma Watson looked stunning in a black shimmering semi-sheer Vera Wang dress. I’ve read a lot of negative comments about her look but I personally just really liked this outfit, she looks modern, young but classic and grown-up at the same time.
Best dressed couples? Actor Matthew McConaughey, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his movie Dallas Buyers Club, made a superb entry with his stunning and gorgeous wife Camila Alves. Matthew opted for a black and white Dolce&Gabbana tuxedo while his model wife wore a beautiful Gabriela Cadena gown, Charlotte Olympia shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. One word to describe Camila Alves at the Oscars 2014 – Divine! // Pregnant Olivia Wilde looked sophisticated in a black Valentino gown and chic updo. Jason Sudeikis was best dressed man for me this year – loved his navy Prada suit!
Penelope rarely makes a fashion misstep but her powder pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture silk gown was not a winning look for me! I didn’t like the toga-like fit and there was so much fabric at the back making it really unflattering // The “Wolf of Wall Street” actress Margot Robbie looks a bit vampish in this black gown. I did actually really like the big black bow on the back and from other angles the dress is more flattering but I think with the very dark hair, heavy make up and dark lips it’s a bit too overpowering. A shame, I would have loved to have seen her in something bright or sparkling because she’s so stunning. I just don’t think this dress did much for her //Lady Gaga in Versace. I think the silver figure-hugging dress wasn’t that bad but it’s the combination with the lilac long scarf and hair & makeup styling // Anna Kendrick in J Mendel. With its floral patterned sheer detail, asymmetrical neckline, sporty sleeveless cut and thigh-high slit, this dress just had too much going on.
What did you think of the stars on the Oscars 2014 Red Carpet this year?
Award Season officially kicked off with the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles. So who ruled the red carpet this year? Here are my (personal) picks for the 2014 Golden Globes best and worst dressed.
Amber Heard in a navy blue one shouldered Versace gown split to the thigh with her hair backcombed into an big undo // Jennifer Lawrence dazzled in a strapless white Dior gown with black band detail and diamond jewellery – think it really suited her new short hair look and she just can’t do much wrong in my eyes at the moment, adore this girl! // Kate Beckinsale looked impeccable in a sparkly Zuhair Murad fishtail gown // Simple but sexy in a deep plunging two toned gown by Valentino.
Taylor Swift looked very much old Hollywood glamorous in a redish pink Carolina Herrera gown with a contrast black top // Emma Roberts looked lovely in this mermaid-shaped, black Lanvin gown and I loved the splash of colour from the turquoise drop earrings // Cate Blanchett in a stunning black lace Valentino gown that had some serious plunging backless detail – amazing // Naomi Watts showed off her fantastic shape in a slinky Tom Ford champagne gown with a chunky gold neck detail which crossed over at the back.
Other best dressed worthy mentions would have to be: Mila Kunis in a sequinned Gucci gown // Lupita Nyong’o in a beautiful red caped Ralph Lauren gown // Very pregnant Olivia Wilde sported in a clinging sequin green Gucci number – she rocked that bump // Sofia Vergara in a very full Zac Posen gown but especially loved her chunky turquoise statement necklace!
Tina Fey in a strapless black Carolina Herrera gown featuring a busy dark red floral print. Nice dress, awful print // Hayden Panettiere in a geometric black and white Tom Ford gown which she admitted was partly chosen for comfort – just didn’t like the dress & didn’t like the slicked back hair either, sorry! // Lena Dunham went for bold in a canary yellow Zac Posen frock. As much as I love it that Lena embraces her curvy shape I think this dress didn’t do her figure a lot of favours and maybe she would have been better of in something less, well yellow….// Heidi Klum in a black and white Marchesa gown. The dress isn’t great but the worst styling choice for me really was the choker style necklace with it, too much and didn’t suit the dress.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good bow dress (think Gwyneth in Prada at the Venice Film Festival) but Edie Falco should have left this bow dress underneath the christmas tree, she looks like one giant present and the lose satin fit is not very flattering // I love Zooey Deschanel and her usually quirky style but wasn’t feeling her Oscar De La Renta gown and matching heels // Zoe Saldana in a unusual black and white clashing patterned Prabal Gurung dress with pink heels – too much going on and not very red carpet // Sandra in a pink, black and blue Prabal Gurung dress. This was a hard one, a lot of people seemed to love her look and OK it’s not hideous but just think she could have looked so much better in something slinky and glamorous!
Other worst dressed worthy mentions: Julia Roberts seemed to be wearing a white shirt underneath her strapless black Dolce & Gabbana gown? Hmmm a bit too secretary like and not Hollywood Red Carpet enough for me // Paula Patton in a white Stephane Rolland dress with a whole lot of ruffles!
S0 do you agree with my picks or who would you say were your 2014 Golden Globes best and worst dressed?
Just love this recent red carpet look by Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of her new movie, Under The Skin, this week at the 70th Annual Venice International Film Festival.
I think she looks stunning and not to mention incredibly sexy in in this back off-the-sholder Versace gown. She really shows that all you needs sometimes is a simple black dress with some sequin detailing on the arms and lots of va-va-voom cleavage to rock a red carpet! Her hair and makeup was classic and elegant but the multi-coloured Bvlgari statement necklace kept the look very modern.
This is her and her (handsome) boyfriend Romain Dauriac arriving at the Palazza del Cinema. Oh and I loooooove the sunglasses Scarlett is wearing here, I need to find out which ones they are! Any ideas?
What do you think of this red carpet look by Scarlett Johansson at Venice Film Festival?
On Sunday the 85th Academy Awards took place in LA. I always love seeing what the stars wear at the most hyped up awards show of the season but I have to say that in general I was a little bit underwhelmed by the red carpet looks this year. However here a quick outline of my best dressed at the Oscars 2013.
My favourite would have to be Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé. She looks so elegant and like a bono-fida movie-star! The gold gown fits her beautifully and suits her porcelain complexion. The red lips and her incredible curls finishes off the look perfectly!
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior! She won the Oscar that night for best actress and I loved the film Silver Linings Playbook so I felt her win was well deserved. Her dress is a total knockout and she kept the rest of the styling and accessories simple to let this dramatic gown to all the talking. I also loved the sparkly necklace bit attached to the dress at the back. As beautiful as the dress was; it did cause her to tumble on the stairs when going up to accept her award but I love Jennifer; she just laughed it off! She seems a great down-to-earth girl, and her post winning interview cracked me up (see video here).
Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta. Normally I am not that keen on too much ruffles and frill but I loved this silver grey dress. It was gorgeous from the back with the long sweep and I bet it made her feel like a princess :)
Naomi Watts sparkled in a one-shouldered Armani Prive gown! She was incredible in ‘The Impossible’ so her nomination was very well deserved. I like the dark beaded sequins and the different and modern feel of this dress. Hair and makeup was kept simple which I think was appropriate with this kind of ‘look at me’ dress.
Other notable mentions are for Charlize Theron in Dior Couture (even with her short shaved hairstyle I think she is still one of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood), Kerry Washington in Miu Miu and Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab.
What did you think of the stars on the Oscars 2013 Red Carpet this year?
Have you seen the red carpet photos from the 2013 Grammy Awards show? Here a quick post on what I thought were the Best Beauty looks. For me, Rihanna was the ultimate Grammy Beauty Queen! Ever the chameleon, Rihanna looked exceptionally romantic with her hair in perfect golden ombré waves while rocking a bold red lip that perfectly matched her stunning custom Azzedine Alaia dress.
Some of my other favourite beauty looks were…
1. Alexa Chung brightened up her adorable floral Valentino frock with a splash of red lippy. She looked simply sweet and effortlessly indie chic! 2. Beyonce also went for a red lip as a pop of colour against her (very on-trend) monochrome jumpsuit. Love the sleek wrapped low ponytail. 3. Jennifer Lopez rocked a super tight twisted top-knot which drew the attention to her Cleopatra inspired graphic eyeliner. 4. Taylor Swift looked angelic in a cream J.Mendel gown with silver detailing, completing her sophisticated look with her hair swept into a plaited up-do. 5. Karlie Kloss opted for a shimmery grey/blue smokey eye to enhance her stunning bright blue Michael Kors frock. Loving the wavy bob hairstyle too! 6. New mum Adele looked radiant and stayed true to her retro look with a classic updo and winged out liner with lots of false lashes.
What were your favourite Beauty Looks from the Grammy’s this year?