Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Best and Worst Dressed at the Oscars 2014

Best Dressed

Cate Blanchett
 As well as picking up that coveted best actress award on Sunday, Blanchett won my prize for best dressed in this exquisite nude Armani Privé gown complete with intricate embellishments. Her subtle Hollywood curls and minimal jewellery do nothing to offset the beautiful dress. 

Jennifer Lawrence
I was slightly disappointed with Lawrence's rouge gown during the ceremony, with it's out of date peplum and trip-worthy length, her mirrored mini was a much better option. Opting for Tom Ford, this glittery dress with skinny stilettos and a loose quiff finish off her look beautifully.

Kate Hudson
Miss Hudson looked ravishing in this flowing Versace piece. I loved the spiked shoulders complete with embellishments and a deep V that meet with a gathering of the rich material at her waist. 

Charlize Theron
I am a massive fan of the nude straps on this Dior gown worn by Charlize Theron on the red carpet. The top half compliments her slim figure and progresses into a chunky chiffon section before the train presents thin black panels. 

Emma Watson
As English rose Emma Watson gets older, her fashion sense just gets better and better. This Vera Wang piece is stunning with chain mail-esque sleeveless top that stands boldly joined to the black glittery bottom half. She finishes off her look with dramatic rouge, a metallic clutch and several chunky silver rings. Perfect.

Emma Roberts
There was a severe lack of dramatic colour on the red carpet at the weekend so I was really excited when I saw Emma Roberts tulip shaped dress with slash neck at the Vanity Fair party. The silky geometric patterning is subtle and sophisticated and I loved her matching skinny stilettos and glittered solid clutch. 

My Brangelina obsession seems to augment each time I see them on the red carpet, and the Oscars was no exception. Metallic being an ever-present this season, Jolie's dress was a visual delight. Sparkling in front of the lens, the subtle chiffon sections juxtapose the gathered stalagmite and stalactite-esque encrusted shapes on the gown- beautiful.

Sarah Paulson
American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson opted for an understated pale bronze encrusted floor-length piece. With subtle floral patterns and a metallic clutch bag to compliment the dress, Paulson truly shone.  

Kelly Osbourne
It still baffles me to see someone like Kelly Osbourne on the red carpet at the weekend, however her choice of dress was spot on. Taking a simple strapless, almost dull white gown and adding a sheer and metallic drape gave the outfit volume and charm, thumbs up Kelly. 

Sandra Bullock
A wrap dress can sometimes look dull but Bullock's midnight blue dress with flowing train, side curls and dark eyes give her a mystical, almost ethereal look. 

Jenna Dewan
Intricacy is displayed at it's greatest here with Dewan in this Reem Acra creation. Beading and feathering create a fabulous combination and the slate grey is an elegant colour to opt for. 

Worst Dressed

Anna Kendrick
Oh dear, oh dear. Anna Kendrick's multi-layered black gown with diagonal strip did not flatter the actress,. Although I like the way she matched her nails, mid-section and clutch, the look was too dark. 

Kristen Bell
Cavalli fell flat for me as Kristen Bell looked stiff and almost slightly plump in this dull gown. The bottom half of the dress looked more like a lettuce that has been drained of colour than a sophisticated creation. 

Liza Minelli
Wow, what a disaster. Matching her god-awful electric blue satin two piece, Minelli even incorporated a garish blue streak to complete her fashion fatality. Its burning my eyes.

Pharrell Williams
Making his second fashion faux pas of the season, it was bizarre that Williams opted for shorts instead of trousers. Perhaps someone should remind him he is at the Oscars, not the beach?!

Jared Leto 
So many Hollywood hunks sizzled on the red carpet but Leto's monochrome Saint Laurent tuxedo failed to impress me. Why pick a red bow tie? 

Elsa Pataky
The beautiful Elsa Pataky wore a turquoise embellished gown that made her look ludicrous.Almost as bad as Kim K's sofa dress I must say...