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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Oscar's Fashion- For the Style Seeking Girl's Picks!

So I realise that this post is late. Well in terms of hype. The Oscars have come and gone. Everyone was raving about poor Jennifer Lawerence's tumble - really? She was right, people applauded to be polite... For me I choose to look at it like 'everyone falls down but what matters is that you get back up again'.. Or what about Anne Hathaway's bodice that attracted more attention than most 'and the winner is...' announcements, or the fact that Helena Bonham Carter yet again looked like a character from one of her movies?

I was fascinated with colours chosen, the fabrics used, the hairstyles - so many pinned curl updos and old Hollywood style curls! Here are my favourites, least favourites, honourable mentions and who I picked as the best dressed couple for the 2013 Oscars.

Oscar Fashion I loved:

Jessica Chastin wears a silk Armani Prive gown. This is my best dressed pick!
Love the old Hollywood Glamour look with the curls, minimal accessories, flawless base and red lips
Kerry Washington wearing Miu Miu - she also wore one of their gowns to the Golden Globes.
I love the hue of this gown with embellishment on the bodice. Simple hair and accessories complete Kerry's
understated glamour. She is now officially on my radar as a person of style interest!

Shaun Robinson looks sensational in a David Meister gown. I really love the two-tone look.
It enhances her fabulous figure, with the small train increasing the class and elegance of the gown.
The towered bun and statement accessories add some flair - so does the smile!

Reese Witherspoon shone in this gorgeous gown from Louis Vuitton.
A very classic look, especially with the old glamour curls.

Catherine Zeta Jones yet again showcasing her sensational and timeless style in this amazing Zuhair Murad gown.
The embellished overlay is eye catching and makes her stand out. Keeping her hair classy and using limited accessories helps to focus the attention her gown and not overbear the senses...

Amanda Seyfried looks amazing in this Alexander McQueen gown. The floral design is sensational.
I love that she is wearing an up do, minimal accessories and a soft pink lip to complement her smokey eyes and gown.
One of the best looks on this years Oscar red carpet.

Jennifer Garner - she rocked a mulberry coloured gown at the Globes, and this stunning custom made purple gown by Gucci looks even better in my opinion. So sensational with a simple sweetheart neckline and major detail in the back! I don't know how she sat down but I totally give her major props for it! The amazing sparkle around her neck is from Neil Lane. Jennifer smartly paired all this flair with a simple hairstyle and make up.

Not so favourite:
 Sunrise Coigney (Mark Ruffalo's wife) wearing a 'Zero + Maria Cornejo' gown. I understand she must have wanted to be different BUT it was the Oscars, so I think a more dressy look was called for. Very unflattering.
 Renee Zellweger wearing a Carolina Herrera creation. I think the colour is great, but I do not like the bows. How many times have we seen Renee in something with emphasis on her behind? I think this dress sparkles but does little else.
 Nancy O'Dell in Mark Zunino. I love the overall colour palette and sweetheart neckline. But that's it. Too much leg, not age appropriate and I think it makes her look like she's trying to hard. A shame because she has a beautiful figure.
 Jane Fonda in Versace. Props for the bright hue but it washes her out. The first thing I thought of when I saw this was 'looks like an Oscar trophy' and I am not sure that was the idea. The cut is great but this outfit is one of the worst.
 Anne Hathaway in Prada. This is my least favourite. I don't think the overly obvious nipples looks classy, she has played it safe with a simple cut dress and so simple colour. Not impressed, I think this is a boring look.
 Jackie Weaver in Rani Zakhem. The cut, bulky train and that area surrounding the bust...
 Kristin Chenoweth in Tony Ward Couture. There is so much going on with this look! Not the most flattering gown
Kelly Osbourne also in Tony Ward. I love the neck of this dress - all thse different straps but I don't think this dress is flattering for Kelly and the hair doesn't go - with the dress or the Oscars

Honourable Mentions:

 Alicia Vikander in Elie Saab Couture. I love the light blue colour and the bright belt. She looks beautiful, youthful and I love the happy smile! Absolutley beautiful look, simple but classic.
 Amy Adams looks like a princess in this light silver Oscar de la Renta gown! Amy helped to design this and I read that when she first tried it on she couldn't stop walking around in it. I love the detail that is attention grabbing but not over the top
 Fatima Ptacek looks so lovely and I think this look is very age appropriate. She looks like a princess, I love the towered bun with braided detail and all that tulle. She has some makeup on but it is flawless and basic. You can't see it in this picture but she has pink nails with one feature nail which has an embellished bow on it.
 Jennifer Hudson looks sensational in this Roberto Cavalli gown. So pretty and looks amazing with her skin colour. I am not sure about the hairstyle, but I love the leg split, tasteful but sexy!
 Jennifer Lawerence in Dior Haute Couture. I think she looks amazing! She totally pulls of this gown and keeps accessories, makeup and hair to a minimalist style to let the gown shine
 Melissa McCarthy wearing David Meister, I love this gown and the colour. The volume of the hair is awesome too.
 Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani. This dress is so unique and interesting.
I absolutley love the colour which goes well with her light skin. I really adore the cut out on the left side.
Sandra Bullock wears another fabulous collection from Elie Saab. This gown is amazing, the lace, colour, embellishment. Minimal accessories are paired well and I love the slight sheer nature of the dress. The only thing - do something with your hair! A lovely curled up do or a topknot would have been fantastic.

Best Dressed Couple:

For this title I have chosen the father/daughter couple. Jamie Foxx with his daughter Corinne Bishop. How Cute! Corinne wears a gown from Dane Designers - love that Jamie isn't wearing a tux but still looks stylish!
What are your favourites? I love the glitz and glamour of the Oscars ...
If you enjoyed this, check out my Golden Globes Review
Sarah/Kooklah Xo


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