Sandra Bullock In Elie Saab – 2013 Oscars

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Sandra Bullock stood strong on the red carpet Sunday at the 2013 Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The ‘The Blind Side’ actress wore an embellished black and silver Elie Saab Spring 2013 Couture gown.

Letting her perfect figure lead the way, Sandra looks like the Hollywood heavy-hitter that she is in this elegantly beaded gown.

The capped sleeves accent her toned arms, while the Swarovski clutch and Harry Winston jewelry are the perfect accessories, as they don’t overpower the gown.

I do wish Sandy would have pulled up her hair, as leaving it down cuts into the perfect silhouette of the gown, but overall, she makes a strong, classic statement.

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Anne Hathaway In Prada – 2013 Oscars

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Anne Hathaway graced the red carpet on Sunday evening at the 2013 Oscars hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Nominated for her role in ‘Les Misérables’, Anne chose a pink column-style gown from Prada. The halter neck tied down the back of the dress like a present ribbon. While this design wasn’t my favorite of the night, the dress has a very delicate feel that suits Anne and her equally delicate features well.

The actress joined Jennifer Lawrence in sporting the back jewelry trend by letting her floral necklace from Tiffany & Co. drape past her shoulders. I love the trend, but in this case the necklace competes with the crisscross of the open back of the dress. Anne wore beautiful silver ankle strap heels and a pink Roger Vivier clutch.

Anne completed her Oscars look with a side swept hairstyle and light pink lip to match her hue of choice.

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Jennifer Garner In Gucci – 2013 Oscars

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Jennifer Garner stood out from the sea of muted dresses on the red carpet Sunday at the 2013 Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ actress wore a custom Gucci gown that looked stunning against her ivory skin.

The actress carried a Roger Vivier clutch and wore Neil Lane jewelry and in a year when most of the stars on the red carpet are taking a simplistic approach to their styling, her $2.5 million worth of jewels and dramatic ruffles evoke the spirit of years past when opulence was more du jour.

I love Jennifer’s brown smokey eyes and slightly messy updo, but her matte nude lips are just begging for at least a little shine.

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Naomi Watts In Armani Privé – 2013 Oscars

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Naomi Watts literally sparkled as she made her way down the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars, hosted at the Dolby Theater, on Sunday evening.

To celebrate her nomination in ‘The Impossible’ Naomi opted for a custom Armani Privé gown. The grey-ish, silver-y sequin gown was a perfect combination of stunning and sexy. Naomi definitely stood out on the red carpet in this beautiful one-shoulder cutout design.

The fully sequined gown called for minimal accessories, and Naomi piled on just the right about of bling with an eye-catching bracelet, cocktail ring, and diamond drop earrings.

The actress knows a good hairstyle that works: the slightly messy updo. The volume of her hair, rosy cheeks and light pink lip complimented the metallic gown perfectly.

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Kerry Washington In Miu Miu – 2013 Oscars

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Kerry Washington hit the red carpet on Sunday at the 2013 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Nominated under the best picture category for ‘Django Unchained’ Kerry sparkled in a custom Miu Miu gown. This is not the first time during award season the actress chose a Miu Miu design, as she sported an equally stunning dress by the label at the Golden Globes.

Kerry brightened up the red carpet in a strapless coral-hued dress with a sweet bow detail at the bustline and a sparkly bodice with silver beading and coral paillettes.

Kerry styled her beautiful gown with a matching coral satin clutch from Prada and a light-catching diamond cocktail ring from Fred Leighton and Chopard earrings.

Kerry’s beauty style for the night really let her dress shine, as she chose to go with a natural makeup look with a nude lip, grey metallic eyeshadow, and her hair in a soft wave with an on-trend center part.

Do you love her bright and sparkly look?

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Kristen Stewart In Reem Acra – 2013 Oscars

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Kristen Stewart was added to the 2013 Oscars roster as a presenter for tonight’s show hosted at Hollywood & Highland Center’s Dolby Theatre in California.

She showed up towards the end of the red carpet festivities rocking quite the accessory, crutches, due to an unexplained injury. Crutches aside, the edgy starlet channeled a significantly softer side in a Reem Acra Couture design.

The creamy creation was an angelic gown with its flurries of tulle that peeked out from the intricate embroidery and embellishment of the dress.

While this was elegant enough, the dress appeared ill-fitting and it translated as too mature for this tomboy actress. As well, the colour nearly matched Kristen’s alabaster complexion. Unfortunately, the overall effect was more aging and washed-out than winning.

A different makeup look could have helped change that effect. Her smouldering, desert-hued smokey eye was pretty, but a bolder lip would have been nice. And her tousled waves seemed a bit too casual for the Oscars.

I didn’t like the Fred Leighton diamond link necklace here, as it was an unnecessary afterthought for this particular gown.

But, all in all, Kristen has to commended for conquering the red carpet even with an injured limp. She apparently even wore Jimmy Choo heels, not even resorting to Converse sneakers on this occasion.

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Sally Field In Valentino – 2013 Oscars

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Best Supporting Actress nominee Sally Field made a big impact on the red carpet Sunday at the 2013 Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The ‘Lincoln’ actress wore a striking long-sleeved, red Valentino Fall 2012 Couture gown.

In an industry where youth is idolized, Sally does a spectacular job of putting the young women to shame in this pleated, sheer gown.

On a night where most of the stars opted for muted tones, this shock of bright red is a welcome change, and Sally simply radiates the charm and class for which she is known.

 

Samantha Barks In Valentino – 2013 Oscars

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Samantha Barks made a striking silhouette on the red carpet Sunday at the 2013 Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The ‘Les Misérables’ actress wore a sleek Valentino Spring 2013 gown with a plunging neckline. The virtual unknown is taking her first trip to the Academy Awards seriously, and has succeeded in turning quite a few heads with her sexy look.

While a neckline this low could easily look trashy on an actress with a curvier figure, the svelte Samantha absolutely stuns, and fills it out just enough to look even better than the runway model in my book.

Her Forevermark statement pendent necklace and undone updo finish off her ‘sexy unknown’ look, and you can be sure that after tonight,  Samantha Barks will be unknown no more!

Jennifer Aniston In Valentino – 2013 Oscars

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Presenter Jennifer Aniston was a highly anticipated arrival at the 2013 Academy Awards today at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in California.

Rather appropriately for her first Oscars red carpet appearance in four years, Jennifer wore Valentino red, as she captured stares and camera flashes in her ball gown from the designer’s Spring 2013 Couture runway.

The strapless bodice and full skirt was a departure for Jennifer, who often opts for monochromatic tones and typically favours more body-conscious looks.

But it didn’t have as much dynamic impact as I would have liked. This is still a silhouette that we’ve seen strutted out by stars many times before.

In fact, the gown actually reminded me of Jennifer Lawrence’s 2013 Golden Globe Awards Christian Dior Couture statement—minus the pointy cone-bra bodice and belt.

Jen Aniston never wears her hair up on the red carpet, and tonight was no different with her effortless, straight blow-out. But I think this dress could have used a dose of pizzazz with a new ‘do.

Minimal jewels, including geometric diamond earrings and bangle bracelets, along with a matching red Salvatore Ferragamo clutch completed the look.

At this point, her best accessory might have been her fiancé Justin Theroux.

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