Posts tagged "2013 Oscars"

Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com; Cartier
WHO: Ginnifer Goodwin
WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Monique Lhuillier dress, Cartier jewelry

MY VERDICT:  Ginnifer lit up the Vanity Fair Oscar celebration in her oceanic cocktail dress by Monique Lhuillier.  The “Once Upon a Time” actress shimmered her way into the party wearing the Spring 2013 racer structured knee-length design, which is covered in pearlized shell embroidery and features hidden pockets.  The bright and bold blue was electrifying against Ginny’s porcelain complexion and dark hair.

As a long-time fan of the sparkling number, I have to say that I’m pleased with how it was worn.  But, truth be told, I can’t imagine anyone making a wrong decision with this frock.  | continue reading..

Solange Knowles in Emilio Pucci | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Solange Knowles in Emilio Pucci | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyPhotos: Zimbio
WHO: Solange Knowles
WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Emilio Pucci

MY VERDICT: Solange went heavy on the yellow when she brightened up the Vanity Fair Oscar bash in a full-sequined gown by Emilio Pucci. The floor-length frock featured a scoop-halter neckline with a lace mesh yoke to give it some dimension, and to break it up from the rest of the design. With a wild mane of curls and gold accessories to accent, Solange topped her look off with a bright red pout.  I’m not sure if I would like this on many people, but Miss Knowles has a way of making things work while really expressing herself.  I liked the bold approach here, even thought it wasn’t a favorite of mine throughout the night.

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Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli Couture | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli Couture | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com; Christian Louboutin; Roger Vivier
WHO: Diane Kruger
WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Giambattista Valli dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Roger Vivier clutch, Jaeger-LeCoultre watch & Neil Lanejewelry.

MY VERDICT: Diane joined her actor boyfriend Joshua Jackson at the Vanity Fair Oscar after party where the duo donned matching black and white outfits. Josh stuck by a classic Berluti tuxedo while the “Host” star rocked an angled patterned sequin-embroidered cocktail dress from the Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection by Giambattista Valli.  The long sleeve design gave the appearance of an attached cape, but from the side, it looks as though a large gust of wind just hit the actress. | continue reading..

Fan Binging in Marchesa | 2013 Oscars

Fan Binging in Marchesa | 2013 OscarsPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
WHO: Fan Bingbing
WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Marchesa dress, Chopard jewelry

MY VERDICT: I guess there comes a time in a young woman’s life when she wants to live out her Barbie dream of wearing head-to-toe hot pink—centered around a full ball gown.  Fan Bingbing clearly experienced that this year at the Oscars when she hit the red carpet in a vibrant fuchsia asymmetric silk-satin gown by Marchesa with a matching fluro lip and pink Chopard jewels.  I thought her gems were beautiful, but this dress was one of those looks better left on the runway.  The little bits of the design that stuck out to me so much on the catwalk didn’t translate on Fan.  I also felt the lips to be a little too much, and the hair took it into Disney Princess territory—which is fine, if you’re a Disney princess.

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Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com; Chopard; Roger Vivier
WHO: Kate Beckinsale
WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Monique Lhuillier dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Roger Vivier clutch & Chopard jewelry.

MY VERDICT: What a beautiful dress Kate wore!  I had instantly taking a liking to this black strapless tulle tea-length dress from the new Fall 2013 collection by Monique Lhuillier when the designer debuted it during New York Fashion Week earlier this month, so needless to say, I was pretty thrilled to see it as part of Oscar night.

The “Total Recall” actress made a grand arrival at the Vanity Fair bash thanks to the glamorous vintage silhouette that was covered in stunning bursting gold embroidery.  | continue reading..

Kelsey Chow in Tony Ward Couture | 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Kelsey Chow in Tony Ward Couture | 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Tony Ward Couture
WHO: Kelsey Chow
WHERE & WHEN: 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Tony Ward Couture

MY VERDICT:
Kelsey was giving us a little “Jolie leg” on the white carpet at Elton John’s annual Academy Awards viewing party in this Tony Ward Couture gown thanks to a seriously high slit at the thigh.  The “Pair of Kings” actress selected the beautiful sage green gown with draped silk mousseline from the Spring 2012 collection by the designer, which featured angelic embroidery of pearls and petals at the embroidery that cascaded down the skirt to outline the opening.

With such a pretty gown to wear on Oscar night, I would have liked to have seen Kelsey do a little more with her hair than the standard Hollywood waves.   Soft makeup and strappy embellished silver sandals completed her look.

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Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
WHO: Selena Gomez
WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Atelier Versace dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Judith Leiber clutch

MY VERDICT:  After coming off an international press tour for her new movie “Spring Breakers” last week, Selena made it back to Hollywood in time for the Vanity Fair Oscar party where she donned a little couture.  The 20-year-old cutie arrived wearing a frothy shimmering pale nude gown from the Fall 2012 Atelier Versace collection, which included quite the ‘boosting’ bustier and a draped, full skirt.  Although Sel carries the dress well thanks to her slim and tall figure, I still don’t think it’s the best choice for her.

Something just feels off, but at this point I’m not sure if it’s the actual dress or the hair and accessories.  | continue reading..

Naomie Harris in Monique Lhuillier | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Naomie Harris in Monique Lhuillier | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyPhotos: DiigitalSpy; Style.com; Edie Parker; Stuart Weitzman
WHO: Naomie Harris
WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Monique Lhuillier dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Edie Parker clutch & Nola Singer jewelry.

MY VERDICT:  I loved it!  Naomie looked beautiful in a soft ethereal seafoam gown when she attended the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party this year.  The “Skyfall” star selected her second dress by Monique Lhuillier of the week, this time around it was a lace floor-length asymmetric gown with a draped tulle overlay comes from the designer’s ultra-popular Spring 2013 runway collection.

I adore the way the light color popped off of the English actress’ rich complexion, and the subtle alteration she made to the dress by letting one of the straps loosely fall off her shoulder. | continue reading..

Alessandra Ambrosio in Zuhair Murad Couture | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Alessandra Ambrosio in Zuhair Murad Couture | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Zuhair Murad
WHO: Alessandra Ambrosio
WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Zuhair Murad

MY VERDICT: Did the actual Oscar award inspired Alessandra’s outfit for the annual Vanity Fair post-award show bash?  The Victoria’s Secret model hit the West Hollywood party wearing a gold beaded gown by Zuhair Murad, from the Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture collection.  The high neck dress features an open back with crisscrossing strap detail and white sequin panels for modesty while everything else stayed see through amongst patterns of hand-embroidered bead work.

I mean, I can’t deny that this dress is certainly interesting, and the actual patterns are quite beautiful, but I’m just not into it.  I think it would have been better off without any see-through elements. It didn’t translate from the runway to the red–err beige and green carpet.  Ale completed her look with a glamorous woven up-do and matching gold accessories.

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Liberty Ross in Anthony Vaccarello | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Liberty Ross in Anthony Vaccarello | 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
WHO: Liberty Ross
WHERE & WHEN: 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Anthony Vaccarello

MY VERDICT: Liberty was amongst the many celebrities that took in the festivities of the annual post-Oscar bash hosted by Vanity Fair.  The 34-year-old model arrived to the event showing off a lot of leg in a scuba cut black mini dress by Anthony Vaccarello.  This flirty LBD features a cosmic beaded bodice with a drop-waist solid wrapped skirt that’s bordered by silver zipper detail.

This was one of my favorite dresses from Vaccarello’s Spring 2013 collection, which is why it bums me out that I didn’t like this look.  Sure, on the runway, the models aren’t going to be wearing bras because they’re changing looks very quickly backstage and don’t want to disrupt the natural design of the dress. But, that being said, this party isn’t a catwalk, and I think Liberty should have covered up her chest that you could so obviously see through the sheer top.  If having it lined wasn’t possible, then wearing a bandeau top or a bodysuit would have sufficed.

She finished with smooth tresses and strappy platform sandals.

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