Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Penélope Cruz In Giambattista Valli Couture - Oscars 2014

Penélope Cruz was pretty in ballet-pink, as she took to the red carpet at the Oscars 2014, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday (March 2).

The Spanish actress swooshed about in a custom blush Giambattista Valli Couture one-shoulder gown.

Elegantly and lightly draped, with a chiffon cape-inspired detail, the effect was a softly romantic one. The slight Grecian silhouette was punctuated by a striking black bow at the empire waist, along with a black handbag.

Chopard diamond chandelier earrings only brightened her radiant smile, as she completed the look with a nude lip and topknot-inspired updo.

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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?

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Meryl Streep In Lanvin - Oscars 2014

The acting goddess that is Meryl Streep made her mark on the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood, California.

The 18-time nominee wore an elegant Lanvin gown that dipped slightly off the shoulder and suited her quirky personal style perfectly.

You never know what you’re going to get from Meryl on the red carpet, but this look is lovely and age appropriate and the belt and bracelets add a nice touch of style and visual appeal.

Of course, it would have been great to see Meryl make a bit more effort with her hair and makeup, but her simplistic take on beauty is part of what make Meryl, Meryl.

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Jennifer Garner sparkled on Sunday (March 2) at the 2014 Oscars, hosted at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

With a big nomination for Best Picture for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Jennifer wore a gown designed by Oscar de la Renta.

Joining the metallic, beaded, 1920’s-inspired trend, the silver tiered gown was very flattering on the star. Jennifer is one of my favourite red carpet beauties, always making the right sartorial choices in my eyes, but I was underwhelmed by this beaded number–it felt too simple and not glamorous enough for the actress.

Jennifer accessorized her red carpet style with Brian Atwood shoes and Oscar de la Renta’s ‘Goa’ clutch. I did love Jennifer’s side-swept bangs and loosely wavy ‘do and neutral makeup.

What’s your take on Jennifer’s gown?

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Emma Watson In Vera Wang - Oscars 2014

Emma Watson was also among the stars at the Oscars 2014, hosted Sunday night (March 2) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Taking the evening’s light shimmery, metallic trend into moodier territory, the young actress donned a Vera Wang Fall 2014 pewter gown.

The fine gauge ribbed knit tan-and-black stretch lamé dress featured a crew-neck bodice and godet mermaid skirt, providing a sportier look on top mixed with a more dramatic spin on bottom.

The edgy-contemporary vibe was complemented by a Chanel Fine Jewelry ring and Anita Ko ear cuff, along with her pulled-back, mussed-up ’do and vampy red lip.

An Anya Hindmarch ‘Crisp Packet’ clutch completed her look.

Do you like her walk on the darker side?

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Jennifer Lawrence In Christian Dior Couture - Oscars 2014

Jennifer Lawrence attended the 2014 Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood, California.

The actress tripped again as she made her entrance onto the red carpet, which she once again laughed off with great humour. Could tripping be her good luck omen? We shall see.

I’m not surprised the actress took a tumble considering the height of her Brian Atwood black sandals.

Of course, Jennifer wore a Christian Dior Couture gown; it may not have been the one I picked out for her, but her red strapless gown with peplum detail made her look so very statuesque, despite the fact that the gown needed to be an inch or two shorter.

I can’t say this is my favourite Dior gown from Jennifer (that goes to her SAG Awards gown), but this one is better than the one she wore at the Golden Globes.

A Ferragamo clutch and dazzling necklace perfected her look.

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AngelinaJolieInElieSaabOscars2014

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?




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