Posts tagged "85th Academy Awards"

Lupita Nyong’o in Stella McCartney | LoveGold Academy Awards Party

Lupita Nyong'o in Stella McCartney | LoveGold Academy Awards PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Christian Louboutin; Rauwolf
WHO: Lupita Nyong’o
WHERE & WHEN: LoveGold Honors Academy Award Nominee Lupita Nyong’o on February 26, 2014.
WEARING: Stella McCartney dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Rauwolf clutch & Elena Votsi jewelry.

RAUWOLF Emerald Cut Gemstone Clutch in Anthracite Christian Louboutin BAT Pumps

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Naomie Harris in Monique Lhuillier | LoveGold Academy Awards Party

Naomie Harris in Monique Lhuillier | LoveGold Academy Awards PartyPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com; Christian Louboutin; Graziela Gems; EF Collection
WHO: Naomie Harris
WHERE & WHEN: LoveGold Honors Academy Award Nominee Lupita Nyong’o on February 26, 2014.
WEARING: Monique Lhuillier jumpsuit, Christian Louboutin shoes, and jewelry from Graziela Gems & EF Collection.

Graziela Gems Baby Wave Ear Cuff in White Christian Louboutin SO KATE Art Print Pumps EF Collection Diamond X Ring in Gold

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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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Alicia Vikander in Elie Saab Couture | 2013 Oscars

Alicia Vikander in Elie Saab Couture | 2013 OscarsPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com
WHO: Alicia Vikander
WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Elie Saab Haute Couture

MY VERDICT: Alicia hit the red carpet for the biggest night in film wearing one of my absolute favorite dresses. The “Anna Karenina” actress selected the light blue fully-embellished baroque long sleeve Elie Saab gown, which comes from the Fall/Winter 2012 Haute Couture collection, and features three quarter sleeves, a sexy cutaway back, and a gold belted waist.

You may remember seeing this beauty pop up on one of my Wish Lists late last year.

Alicia looked stunning, and I like how she showed off the open back with a elegant rolled up-do, before putting the finishing touches on her Oscar look with diamond earrings and flawless makeup.

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Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood | 2013 Oscars

Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood | 2013 OscarsPhotos: Zimbio
WHO: Helena Bonham Carter
WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Vivienne Westwood

MY VERDICT: It was no surprise to see Helena turn to her favorite designer Vivienne Westwood for the Oscars red carpet.  The “Les Misèrables” actress selected a square neck black evening gown with sheer tiers that appeared in an almost gradient effect as it turned into grey and ivory layers.  I liked the style of the dress, but it appeared very heavy on Helena and seemed a bit ill-fitting at the waist and bust head-on.  It was smart to partner the dress with a simple pretty necklace and black platform pumps, but Helena’s hair was so messy. It was like a prom ‘do…the next day.

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Naomi Watts in Armani Privé | 2013 Oscars

Naomi Watts in Armani Privé | 2013 OscarsPhotos: Zimbio
WHO: Naomi Watts
WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Armani Privé dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Roger Vivier clutch & Neil Lane jewelry.

MY VERDICT: I may have had Naomi pegged for jewel-tone color at the Oscars this year, but the “Impossible” actress was thinking more along the lines of shimmering metals.  Naomi hit the garnet carpet for the ceremony, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, wearing a custom-made Armani Privé gown.  The form-fitting asymmetric design was enveloped in layered gunmetal grey sequins, and featured a single cap sleeve, a cutaway element on the opposite side, and a sexy low-dipping open back.

All in all, I thought the dress was cool—but something felt off, like it needed to either be strapless or cap-sleeved entirely. As for Naomi’s hair, she was one of the few stars who really did something with it and I appreciated that.  The loose swept back chignon was stunning, but I believe it would’ve been best with a much more regal gown.  It’s as if she was wearing two different looks.  Soft makeup, Jimmy Choo “Vibe” peep toe pumps, and Neil Lane drop earrings helped provide the finishing touches.

Jimmy Choo VIBE Platform Open Toe Pumps in Gunmetal Leather

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Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani | 2013 Oscars

Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani | 2013 OscarsPhotos: Zimbio
WHO: Anne Hathaway
WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Giorgio Armani dress, Casadei shoes

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Adele in Jenny Packham & Burberry | 2013 Oscars

Adele in Jenny Packham & Burberry | 2013 OscarsPhotos: Zimbio
WHO: Adele
WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Jenny Packham dress; Burberry dress, Christian Louboutin shoes & Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

MY VERDICT: I had to do a double take when Adele hit the red carpet, because I could have sworn she was wearing the beaded gown I wish-listed with the modifications I had hoped for.  As it turns out, the “Skyfall” singer was wearing a custom made black gown by Jenny Packham with a bead-embroidered sheer overlay.  It may not be the Valentino gown I envisioned, but it exuded all of the qualities that I felt would’ve been a great choice for her; a flattering black with a slight scoop-neck, three-quarter length sleeves, and dazzling embellishments.

It’s not a new color or silhouette for her, but it works.  Adele was radiant.  | continue reading..

Jane Fonda in Atelier Versace | 2013 Oscars

Jane Fonda in Atelier Versace | 2013 OscarsPhotos: Zimbio
WHO: Jane Fonda
WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Vintage Atelier Versace

MY VERDICT:  I’m fairly certain that Jane Fonda ages backwards.  This beautiful woman is in her seventies and somehow manages to look more youthful, than many actresses that are thirty years younger.  The Oscars were no exception to Jane’s usual radiance as she arrived on the red carpet–and stood out–in a bright yellow long sleeve Atelier Versace gown.  This 1986 vintage floor-length design featured a deep v-neck, cutout back, and a gold sequin deco pattern going around the entire waist.

It was retro, and it was fierce.

Jane wore gold waterfall diamond statement earrings and carried a matching mirrored clutch to compliment the details in her frock.  She then completed her look with a signature spiky mane, smoky eyes and a mauve pout.  She was electric.

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Rachel Roy | 2013 Oscars

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Rachel Roy | 2013 OscarsPhotos: Zimbio; Style.com; Brian Atwood
WHO: Jenna Dewan-Tatum
WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Rachel Roy dress, Brian Atwood shoes & Irene Neuwirth jewelry.

Brian Atwood AIDA Platform Sandals

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