At last Sunday’s Academy awards show we saw celebrities embracing a few key trends: white and ecru were the hues of the night, asymmetrical necklines ruled, pleating, tucking and draping were hot and we saw fewer bare necks and ears compared to season’s past—a wonderful thing! This post is a continuation of yesterday’s ‘eyes up’ post, so without further ado…
Sometimes it’s all about rocking great hair ladies. Kate Winslet is so gorgeous, truly-love her! For this year’s Oscar’s she chose to style her hair in a retro meets futuristic molded style that is so different and yet so perfect for her look last night that she reeks elegant sophistication as always. Of course her amazingly elegant and classic pewter and black Atelier Yves Saint Laurent one shoulder gown and diamond cluster earring s don’t hurt either.
Heidi Klum went all out last night from her fuchsia pink (great color on her) asymmetrical necklined RM by Roland Mouret gown, to her attention getting colorful, cluster drop earrings and sleek straight hair. And she doesn’t stop there—she piled it on in her arms stacking bangles in all colors and styles. Some may think it was overkill but I love that she went over the top with it—almost in a tongue cheek way. Rock the rocks Heidi!
Jessica Biel, despite her incredibly bare chest still maintains ‘eyes up’ principles (her hair falls effortlessly on her shoulders and she is wearing fab diamond drop earrings) but because her dress was so ill fitting it took away completely from her look. The design is a disaster! And where are her feet? I am also not crazy about the white (ecru?) color hue on her at all –she fades away and for a woman so beautiful that is a crime.
I love how Natalie Portman dresses on the red carpet—pretty, feminine dresses with unusual details and unconventional colors. Last night she wore a strapless Rodarte lilac gown and she looked good and so poised. But I wanted to see more bling. The color pops on her and she is wearing the tiniest diamond studs which help? But her hair is pulled back and there is a lot of neck and chest that is just so bare. And her hair and earrings aren’t really working to give us ‘eyes up’. As lovely as Natalie is, she does not stand out to me from afar on this red carpet in spite what the red carpet pundits said. Alicia Keys had a similar look and pulled it off much better.
I feel similarly about Anne Hathaway in her strapless Armani Prive-a white accented with champagne-hued pailletted creation with Swarovski crystals. Hair is pulled back (quite matronly I might add), earrings are too tiny to be statement making and all that bareness on the chest. And quite frankly, not loving the white on her at all. It just blends into her skin. Anne needs to stick to the saturated hues like reds and black which she wears so well. The fit at the bust is also not flattering especially when you see it from the side—she can do so much better.
Sarah Jessica Parker looked like a fairy princess in her light and airy haute couture gown. It was a pastel, mint green Christian Dior creation with a cinched waist and sweetheart, strapless neckline. She did not don a necklace but her hair (wavy and down) and earrings provided enough interest near her face. Plus all the embellishment above the waist worked in her favor. The dress fits her impeccably and she wore that unusual color so well. One of my favorite looks on her.
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