Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Oscars 2011

Ok, so our Oscars blog is a bit late…Forgive us – it’s all been so manic in Milan that we just haven’t had the time to sit down and get everything updated. I know, you won’t have much sympathy for us, as we have been living the high life in the fashion capital, but it’s worth a try! So here it is, our Oscars fashion report from the Holy Grail of the red carpet. The Academy Awards frequently provide history-making fashion choices, so here are our best and worst dresses straight from that world famous red carpet!

There’s really no excuse for getting it wrong at the Oscars. The world’s most fabulous gowns, hot off the runways of New York, London and Milan fashion weeks were flown straight out to LA for our leading ladies to choose from. The best hair and make-up stylists were on stand-by, ready to preen and primp until that flawless look was achieved.

So, who got it right? And what were the trends from the night? It seemed to be a bit of a standoff between vibrant, classic colour and gentle, pastel shades. Leading the neutral palette trend was Gwyneth Paltrow. Smoldering down the red carpet in a custom-made sparkling gold Calvin Klein dress, Gwyneth looked positively stunning in the floor length number. With its interesting plunging neck and just the right amount of shimmer, Gwyneth looked radiant.

Our next favourite neutral pastel came from Mila Kunis. The Black Swan beauty looked stunning in a lavender Ellie Saab dress. Her petite frame and minimal makeup and accessories ensured that the detailed lace dress was the focus of attention, without being too ‘fussy’.

The main theme for the night was, without a doubt, fiery red dresses. Co-host Anne Hathaway wore a stunning archive Valentino gown, accessorizing with Tiffany jewellery and the man himself, Valentino. Last year’s big winner, Sandra Bullock, looked flawless in a Vera Wang dress and Jimmy Choo shoes – the perfect way to present Colin Firth with his Best Actor Award for The King’s Speech.

Colin wasn’t the only Firth making the headlines at the Oscars (despite reports that he left his Award in the toilets…!). His fashion-forward wife, Livia, was at the forefront of the media attention thanks to her monumental Green Carpet Challenge. In true style, Livia looked breathtaking in a dress created out of eleven dresses. Yes, eleven! Vintage/thrift/charity shop buys all from the era of The King’s Speech were recycled, repurposed and up cycled into one incredible creation. A big risk (especially when you’re husband is the centre of attention all night) Livia pulled it off in spectacular style.

What were your best and worst looks from the night?

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