Monday, February 28, 2011

OSCARS Red Carpet Fashion!

Awards season has culminated with everyone's favourite night in Hollywood, the Oscars! From the Golden Globes to the SAG Awards to the Grammy's and now the Oscars, we have seen sequins galore, emerald green, fairy princess looks and ravishing reds glide their way down the red carpet. In arguably one of the biggest nights in fashion, we saw a lot of familiar trends this year including pastels in lightweight chiffons, feathers, jewel tones and sequins, but out of all the looks only a few made the Amanda's Fashion Spot cut.

Look on and be inspired:

Lavender, lavender, oh lovely lavender! A little early for Easter time but the perfect peekaboo into springtime, with the soft pallet that evokes a dreamlike quality. In Givenchy Haute Couture, Cate Blanchett does not disappoint. Always the fashion risk taker, she exudes a regal like quality with the sculptured shoulder and beaded design. The front cutout reveals a lightly pleated bodice with a soft delicacy that will be remembered for years. Mila Kunis has come such a long way from That 70's Show to Black Swan and now she Hollywood's latest it-girl. In one of my favourite designers Elie Saab, Mila simply glows in this layered lightweight frock with bits and pieces of lace detail. With the detailing on the bodice, this spring 2011 couture gown is so romantic and feminine. She sure made her mark on the red carpet last night.

 Surprise, surprise the red gowns of the night made their way onto Amanda's Fashion Spot's best dressed list. But I just could not resist! Not with the sculptural skirts that these gowns have. Anne Hathaway the co-host of the night, looked radiant in a red Valentino with a full ruffled bottom and tousled hair. The low bun with soft tendrils makes her look like an Italian goddess running through the countryside with her lover after a late dinner party. Oscar winner and comedy queen Sandy B. channels Jackie O in her bright red Vera Wang number. I love the high saturation of the colour and her pulled back hair make the whole look extra classy. It seems like the whole Oscar night was full of transformations and the trend continued with J.Hud's tangerine Atelier Versace gown. Showing off her new shape, the colour perfectly  compliments her skin.

The soft coloured sparkly frocks are always a favourite of mine and these ones continue with their goddess-like quality that I love so much. Halle Berry looks gorgy in this creamy and sparkly, ruffled Marchesa gown. The Oscar winner sported her signature pixie cut and simple jewelry that were the perfect accessories for the feminine look. Hilary Swank took a departure from her usual structured, streamlined look and went for a fun Gucci gown. The gradated grey number was a dreamlike gown that was sparkly on top and feathered on the bottom and shows the glamorous way to walk through the storm.

What were your favourite Oscar looks? Let me know in the comments, Facebook and Twitter!


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