12.09.14

Adriana Lima In Haute Hippie & Gabriela Cadena – Victoria’s Secret Hosts Russell James’ ‘Angel’ Book Launch

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Adriana Lima was among the models at Russell James’ “Angel” book launch, hosted by Victoria’s Secret on Wednesday (September 10) in New York City, where she joined Lily Aldridge and Karolina Kurkova.

Cutting an effortlessly sexy profile, the Brazilian bombshell donned a Haute Hippie Resort 2015 black two-strap, cowl-neck camisole paired with a dramatic Gabriela Cadena orchid-print, hand-pleated silk-chiffon skirt.

The rich vibrancy of the colours in the skirt was positively electric. She echoed the blue hue with gemstone earrings, finishing the ensemble with the sleek polish of her centre-parted ponytail.

This is the perfect example of how a loose, breezy silhouette can be as impactful and sultry as any body-con look.

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Sally Hawkins In Valentino – Oscars 2014

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Sally Hawkins took to the red carpet on Sunday, March 2 in Los Angeles for the 2014 Oscars.

The Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for ‘Blue Jasmine’, was one of the many stars who opted for a pale, embroidered dress, in this case Valentino Couture Fall 2013.

The workmanship on this dress is just incredible from the cream and gold embroidery to the pearl waist detail. It’s a true work of art. However, the dress overwhelms Sally’s petite figure. It appears to have not been altered to her frame properly when compared to the runway image. The dress is too long in both the sleeves and hem and the waist is sitting too low.

With a high-necked dress this ornate I generally like to see hair swept up but that bothers me far less than the fact that it’s simply too big. On a taller actress this could have been a winner.

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Kate Hudson In Atelier Versace – Oscars 2014

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Kate Hudson absolutely shut it down at the 2014 Oscars in Los Angeles tonight (March 2).

Wow wow wow. The ‘Wish I Was Here’ actress, who is presenting this evening, was pure perfection in an Atelier Versace Spring 2014 gown and Jimmy Choo ‘Vibe’ Sandal. Best dressed nominee hands down.

Where to begin on all the amazing things happening with this dress? The train, the woven detailing on the waist, the beading and the deep plunge are all right on point. But it’s the shoulder pads and cape detail that make it pure magic.

With so much drama in the dress, she limited herself to a few delicate pieces of diamond jewelry and an art deco-inspired clutch.

The look oozed old school glamour without looking old fashioned. I’ll be shocked if this isn’t on every best-dressed list.

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Elsa Pataky In Elie Saab – Oscars 2014

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A very pregnant Elsa Pataky was glowing at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, March 2 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

The actress and model, who is roughly seven months into carrying Chris Hemsworth’s twins, wore a sparkling Elie Saab number with earrings by Graziela Gems and a bracelet by Dana Rebecca Designs.

This was a less common silhouette than we see on most pregnant stars who generally either loosely drape the baby bump, often with an empire waistline, or go with a fitted sheath. Elsa’s drop waist gives the gown a cool, bohemian vibe but it hides her bustline making the shape feel a bit off.

Relaxed hair and make-up complement the feel of the dress and the earrings are a perfect accent but I struggle to fully embrace the dress without some definition under the bust.

How do you feel about this silhouette?

Angelina Jolie In Elie Saab Couture – Oscars 2014

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Angelina Jolie is not one to disappoint on the red carpet and the 2014 Oscars (March 2) were no exception.

The ‘Maleficent’ actress embraced the metallic trend in a beaded gown from Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture paired with shoes by Ferragamo.

Angie has been all about black Saint Laurent lately – notably her amazing tuxedo at the BAFTAs – so this elaborately embellished couture piece came as a bit of surprise albeit a pleasant one.

Unsurprisingly she looks gorgeous and glamorous and the illusion through the chest and sleeves is sexy yet subtle. And you can never go wrong with Brad Pitt as an accessory.

Sadly, she didn’t seem to put much thought into the hair and make-up, which could have taken the whole look to another level.

What do you think? Was the hair and make-up not enough? Or did it balance out the complex dress?

Calista Flockhart In Andrew Gn – Oscars 2014

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Calista Flockhart made a rare red carpet appearance at the 2014 Oscars in Los Angeles tonight (March 2).

The actress, who accompanied her husband and presenter Harrison Ford, wore a white, embellished dress from Andrew Gn Resort 2014 and Jacob & Co jewelry.

Calista has maintained a low profile for the last several years and it was a pleasure to see her looking so lovely although the lined version of the dress she is wearing does not show off its amazing detail work as well as the runway version.

She kept the styling simple with a relaxed updo and emerald earrings.

Being that she’s the plus one for a presenter, I think she nailed it. The look is dressy enough for the Oscars without overreaching.

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Idina Menzel In Vera Wang – Oscars 2014

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Idina Menzel brought a bit of Broadway to Los Angeles at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, March 2.

The singer of ‘Let it Go’, which is nominated for Best Original Song in the animated film ‘Frozen’, wore custom Vera Wang in a deep, mossy green.

The dress was all about classic glamour and fit Idina’s frame perfectly.

While I agree that the look called for some major jewels, particularly on a nominee, these were a bit contemporary for my taste. I would have loved to see her dripping with some classic pieces worthy of Elizabeth Taylor and a red lip would have amped up the glamour as well.

All in all Idina is killing it and I’m looking forward to seeing her perform tonight. Perhaps there’s even another beautiful dress up her sleeve!