Oscars 2014: The Best, The Worst, and The Meh

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The Best

So it’s only 7pm on Oscars night, and it might be a bit presumptuous of me, but I am declaring the radiant Lupita Nyong’o my best-dressed of the evening in her stunning custom-made blue Prada gown and Fred Leighton jewels. Watching her on the red carpet made me fall in love with her all over again. It was so refreshing to see someone so well-adjusted, eloquent, humble, funny, and gorgeous on the red carpet. I could watch her for HOURS.

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Cate Blanchett in a stunning beaded Armani Prive gown looked ethereal and every bit like the winner that she is. She always carries herself with so much confidence and class. And of course, she truly is one of the most stylish women out there, so even though I was a bit sad not to see her in something more adventurous, I think this gown was still a perfect choice for a Best Actress nominee (and winner?).

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As much as I usually hate the safe black or white gowns on the red carpet, the stunning Bulgari necklace over this beaded Calvin Klein gown on Naomi Watts really elevated this look, and made me take notice. This is obviously nowhere near the amazingness that is Lupita Nyong’o’s Prada gown, but it definitely is one of my fave looks of the night.

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Same goes for Charlize Theron in a stunning black gown. Only Charlize can make a black exciting and interesting on the red carpet. That deep plunge, perfect necklace to accentuate it, and of course that exquisite face – just perfect. I still can’t believe that THIS woman is dating Sean Penn. WHY?!

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I was on the fence whether to add Kate Hudson in this Versace gown to my Best Dressed list, because there may be something off about that shiny fabric, but at the end of the day, that center knot, that cape, and that plunging neckline all sell it for me. She looks stunning and I love it.

The Worst and The Meh after the jump!

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What They Wore: Celeb Looks from Met Gala 2013

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This year’s Met Gala theme was “PUNK: Chaos to Couture”, and since so many of the celebs in attendance nailed it, I couldn’t simply post my fave looks and be done with it. This time, I chose to bring you not only my fave looks, but also the runners-up, and the headscratchers all in one post.

Let’s start with my faves. I loved the ornate Dolce and Gabbana dress on Katy Perry, the grand headpiece on SJP, the elegant Margiela on Gwen Stefani, the stunning, but decidedly NOT punk Givenchy gown on Rooney Mara, and an orange moomoo-like goodness on Ashley Olsen. None of those looks screamed punk to me, but I found these dresses to be interesting, fashion-forward, and gorgeous too. Well, SJP’s panty-flashing Giles gown wasn’t exactly my type, but if anyone could’ve pulled it off it’s her.

Apart from my top 5, I enjoyed so many other looks! From Giovanna Battaglia gilded head-to-toe goodness, to Solange Knowles looking lovely in a Kenzo gown that was perhaps a tad too casual for the Met, but beautiful nonetheless, to Emma Watson in a very sexy Prabal Gurung…there was no shortage of fashion porn at this year’s gala. Some celebs decided to don simple LBDs to the event, which in my opinion was a total waste (I’m looking at you, Michelle Williams), but others made up for it with punk hair (Miley Cyrus), and studs galore (looking gorgeous, Sienna Miller!).

All in all, I loved this year’s fashion offerings. I hate wading through a million photos of boring outfits, and this year there weren’t too many.

So now it’s your turn! Which celebs brought their A-game to the 2013 Costume Institute Gala, and which crashed and burned? Share your opinions in the comments!

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Hollywood’s Most Powerful Stylists of 2013!

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Have you ever wondered how celebs end up choosing what to wear to those big award shows and movie premieres? Well, for the most part, you should praise (or blame) their stylist.The latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter features the 25 Most Powerful Stylists, photographed with some of their famous celeb clients, and I am both fascinated and obsessed.

Not surprisingly, the top stylists like Leslie Fremar (clients: Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson), Petra Flannery (clients: Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Megan Fox, Claire Danes), Rachel Zoe (clients: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Hudson), Kate Young (Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman), and Elizabeth Stewart (clients: Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, Cate Blanchett, Frieda Pinto) all have lengthy roasters of A-list celebs eager to be dressed by these talented and savvy pros.

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For me, however, this year’s Most Awesome Stylist Award (just made it up) goes to Erin Walsh (#9 on the list), who dressed Kerry Washington on this year’s award and premiere circuit – hitting it out of the ballpark with every single outfit. “I feel like Erin and I are fashion twins that were separated at birth. We definitely like to think outside the box,” shared Washington with the magazine.

This article did make me wonder what those “uber-stylish” celebs would wear without the help of their trusted stylists. Would Cate Blanchett wear socks and sandals? Would Zoe Saldana wear leggings as pants? Can you imagine? The horror!

For more on Hollywood’s Most Powerful Stylists and their celeb clients, check out the article here.

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Oscars 2013: Best Dressed

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While many were declaring Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence their best-dressed, and while I totally can see where they were coming from, I wasn’t a fan. They looked fab, BUT…in  my opinion, Naomi Watts killed it! I mean, just look at her in that stunning Armani Privé gown! The neckline is complicated, but doesn’t overwhelm her, the dress fits like a glove, but isn’t too tight, her accessories are understated, and her hair and makeup – perfection. THIS is how you do the Oscars!

The rest of my list includes Alicia Vikander in an intricate pastel Elie Saab gown (look at that face!), Kerry Washington (who is my new Diane Kruger) in an embellished Miu Miu number despite the fact that it didn’t look as good in photos as it did on TV, Jennifer Hudson in a sequined blue Roberto Cavalli dress, and Jennifer Garner (I know, I’m surprised too!) in a ruffled Gucci number with a stunning statement necklace.

So what about you? Who were your best-dressed? Discuss in the comments!

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Who Wore it Best: Charlize Theron vs. Anne Hathaway vs. Kerry Washington

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When Charlize Theron stepped on the red carpet at the Oscars this year, everyone and their mother seemed to be head over heels in love with her look. But to me, it was yet another case of dress déjà vu…dress-a vu, if you will. Yes, she looked stunning in her white Christian Dior gown, but so did Anne Hathaway at the Golden Globes…and Kerry Washington at the SAG Awards. Of course, Anne’s dress was Chanel Haute Couture, and Kerry’s – Rodarte, but the gist of it (white – check, peplum – check, strapless – check) was all too familiar. And while in my opinion, Charlize really did wear her white gown best, I am not sure if this is Oscars best-dressed worthy.

What do you think? Let’s settle this with a duel…I mean poll!

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Independent Spirit Awards 2013: Green with Envy

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Even though Indie Spirit Awards are the last award stop before the Oscars, both Kerry Washington and Zoe Saldana brought their A-game to the pink carpet. Kerry in a beautiful Giambattista Valli Couture floral dress, matching shoes, and lovely fresh makeup, looked super radiant. For someone who’s mostly on TV these days, Kerry sure does have a great stylist with access to beautiful clothes. I’ve been loving her red carpet choices lately, and can’t wait to see what she wears this Sunday.

Zoe Saldana also wore green, but instead of floral, she went for a chic wide-striped Dolce & Gabbana dress. And though I would probably add some statement earrings or a necklace to this look, I think those white pumps were a pretty kick-ass accessory.

What do you think of Kerry’s and Zoe’s looks? Which leading lady wore green best? Share in the comments.

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Style Fille: Celebrities Love Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

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I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m obsessed with Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 collection. I can’t help but admire the pieces every time I see yet another celeb wearing them, and looks like I’m not the only one! From Kirsten Dunst to Kristen Stewart, looks like young actresses are just as into LV’s graphic prints and fun silhouettes as I am. But which celeb wore it best? Vote for your favourite look below!

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Golden Globes 2013: Best Dressed

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Last night’s Golden Globes did not disappoint. Don’t you think? I truly loved Amy and Tina hosting the show, but I wish I’d seen a bit a lot more of them during the broadcast. Watching the red carpet broadcast before the show, and live-tweeting it was also a ton of fun for me. Thanks to those of you who participated in the best/worst debates! It made watching the Globes alone in my pjs a lot more social. So on to my personal best dressed list.

There were quite a few celebs last night that wowed me with their picks (or their stylists’ picks). Let’s get started, shall we? First up, we have Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. To me, this was an unexpected and perhaps a bit casual choice, but it felt fresh and interesting, and it wasn’t a mermaid-cut gown, and I loved it. Kerry has really been killing it lately in the style department, and this look is no exception.

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Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen. That body! That hair! That dress! Sublime.

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Nicole Richie wore a stunning sparkling blue Naeem Khan gown, looking fresh, classy, and so-so-so beautiful! Can you believe that this is the same woman from that reality show starring Paris Hilton? Me neither.

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When I saw Katharine McPhee in this amazing Theyskens Theory dress, I gasped. It is everything an LBD should be – sexy, elegant, and stunning. I could do away with those plastic straps on her shoes, but other than that, from her hair and make-up, to her choice of accessories, McPhee is a vision in black.

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The Met’s Costume Institute Gala 2010: Best

Wow, with the exception of Coco Rocha’s Zac Posen aqua-delic gown, my other Best Dressed picks are all solids. Oh my! And while I do believe that it’s best to be brave for an event like the Met’s Gala, I cannot help but be drawn and inspired by these ladies (and gentleman). It is my Best Dressed list, after all, so please don’t hate me too much if we don’t see eye to eye.

Rocha’s Zac Posen gown is absolutely beautiful! I think it was a brave pick and I love Coco for it! My all-time fave Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein and her cute boyfriend Joshua Jackson both sizzled on the red carpet, and though her dress is very similar to the one Ashley Olsen wore last year, I think Diane makes it look fresh for 2010 with her minimalistic hair and accessories.

Kerry Washington in Thakoon for Gap looked red-hot, while Rachel Weisz in custom Oscar de la Renta looked so pretty and radiant – I had to include her in the lineup! And finally, Zoe…looking statuesque and gorgeous in her one-shouldered Calvin Klein gown – simplicity never looked better.

Do you agree with my picks? Do you think they are too safe? Sound off in the comments. Next up – the bold and the brave of the Met’s 2010 Gala!

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