Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Fashion Parade on the OSCARS....2014!!

On Sunday, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles saw the biggest fashion show in the world, as stars came out in their finest to grace the red carpet at the Oscars, the most coveted piece of award in the world of film and entertainment industry.
Of course to be nominated is an amazing honour, but to win? Even better! Not that I don't love it, or appreciate the awards, it's just that I am more interested in the fashion aspect of the event. 
With the famous array of fabulously glam outfits paraded on the red carpet every year,  2014 Oscars, was no exception in providing ample opportunity for gossip and speculations for fashion lovers on the fashion choices of the stars. 
There were some seriously amazing dresses, some great and some not so great. But regardless, I love them all. If your favourite did not manage to make it here, please know that there were far too many to choose from or to write about, but I have managed to narrow it down to the ones I think were amongst the greatest ones on the night. 
Strictly my Opinion of course. So please feel free to mention or share yours. 

Our current favourite girl, Lupita Nyong'o, who won, best supporting actress, wowed us again, in her custom made baby blue Prada gown that set off her skin tone beautifully and made her look like a goddess. The actress said the Blue of the dress was one that reminded her of Nairobi, Kenya, her home country. Aaawww.....!! 

Look at that dress,!! The cute little headband finished her off outfit very nicely. We just can't get enough of her!!!  
                       Receiving her award and posing for the cameras....I love this chic. 

Now, moving on to other equally beautiful stars that shone too and whose sense of fashion gets better and better, I think the award for 'best improved' and 'lady-like', should go to Lady Gaga, who managed to live up to the first part of her name, 'Lady' very beautifully, in a gorgeous curve hugging dress that accentuated her womanly curves perfectly.......

.....However, although I think she looked wonderful, I believe there must have been a collective gasp of disappointment when she arrived looking 'normal' rather than her usual entertaining, out-of-the-box GaGa! She could have done without the scarf either. Absolutely no need for it as it is rather distracting.

Viola Davis looked great in a green Escada dress. I have to say, this lady is  one actress who I really admire. She's hardly in spotlight that often, but whenever she is spotted, she always looks graceful and charming. 

Pregnant actress and Scandal star, Kerry Washington, looked radiant in a plum/Lilac floor length number by Jason Wu. Showing that being pregnant can be hot too! 

Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett, who 'best actress' won for her role in Blue Jasmine, looked peachy perfect in their pale frocks.
Angie wowed us in her gorgeous Elle Saab Haute couture with exquisite beadings, while Blanchett wore an Armani Prive dress, embellished with sequins and gold Swarovski crystals.  

My three favourite women on the Oscars red carpet(excluding Lupita of course) were; Angelina Jolie, (as above), Sandra Bullock and Charlize Theron.
Thiers are the three dresses that I think showcased the epitome of femininity and confidence but not overpowering sexiness. I do love understated elegance, me! 
Charlize Theron wore an absolutely fabulous satin and organza Dior Haute Couture gown, with flesh colored straps. Her hair is sleeked back nicely to focus attention on her lovely face and her only piece of jewellery, necklace,  is yummy too. 
For Sandra Bullock, a midnight blue curve hugging Alexander McQueen strapless gown was the choice. With intricate ruching at the front and a delicate train, this gown speaks volumes in taste and style for Sandra. I really do think she's one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. 

These stars, whilst not getting it wrong particularly, just appeared a bit boring. 

1. I'm not sure what Julia Roberts was thinking when she picked this black peplum lace dress by Givenchy. I think she may be trying to show she is a woman of a certain age now, and needs to reflect it in her dress sense?! I don't know really, but I know it looks drab.
                            On the plus side, Julia's skin was glowing and her eyes? Hot!! 

2. Normally, I love red. I'm a huge fan. But I think ladies make the mistake of thinking that the brightness of the Colour makes up for any lack of style in the dress. No so!! Style is as important as colour. Jennifer Lawrence is a firm favourite of mine, but this Dior Haute Coutre dress on her? It bores me.The peplum looks stuck on and does nothing for the dress and It feels like she made no effort in bringing it to life. Then again, she did trip in the dress, so maybe she was still a bit nervy....? 
        On the plus side for Jennifer, her clutch purse and necklace are fab. Loving the hair too. 

3. Guliana Rancic. This Paolo Sebastian dress is gorgeous. I just don't think the Oscars was the right place for it. That's all....!! 
On the plus side? She looks like the perfect princess.....for the right setting. Love the umbrella touch. Singing in the rain anyone?? 

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