Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The Oscars 2013 / Dress to Impress!

Who watched The Academy Awards this year!? Well, I suppose that's a silly question to start with. Chances are if you're a frequent reader of a Fashion Blog anywhere in North America you probably did; at least to get an idea of what was chic and what wasn't. A celebration of Film through fashion, art, dance, and song; The Oscars is easily the most glamorous annual television event ever. From the simplest gowns in the crispest whites to the boldest, most colourfully composed ensembles; The Oscars and it's Designer line-up is consistently one of the most anticipated Fashion Events of the year, regardless of the celebration of Film it actually represents.

I myself am an enormous lover of Film, ever since I was young. I feel like great Film is almost synonymous with great traveling; it can hit you on the inside and change the very core, the very energy, of how you live. I've seen films that have changed my life; because they are that powerful, or that poetic, or that candidly beautiful; in whatever subject they may be in. When masterfully composed, a fantastic film is not so different than the composition of a symphony, a Fashion Collection, or a fantastic book. I've said it before though, so I guess it's no real surprise to hear, that the Creatives are an interconnected entity of sorts. So, in other words, when I watch The Oscars, I watch The Oscars - it's total eye candy for me, from beginning to end. From the fantastic clothing to the privilege of seeing some of my favourite performers represent the films they are being honoured for; which coincidentally happen to be some of my favourite films of the year. The entire night is a hell of a treat, and this year's show was no exception. But! As in true Fashion Blog form, this post will be about the dresses! So suit up, it's going to get fabulous.

This is my list of the Best Dressed at the 85th annual Academy Awards this year; and I'll emphasize, it's in no particular order.

1 / Jessica Chastain

Resplendent in this absolutely stunning Armani PrivĂ© gown, Chastain is flawless. From her red lips to her strawberry hair, to the stunning Champagne of the gown; flowing crisply to the floor and cut with the subtlest edge of intersecting lines and forms - taking what would normally be a very pretty beige gown to a visually spectacular piece. Gorgeous!

2 / Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is the personification of sublime in her absolutely impeccable Dior Haute Couture gown. Bathed in the crispest, milk white; Theron exudes a refined elegance that features one of this Season's hottest trends - the peplum!

3 / Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried does not disappoint in this beautifully embroidered pastel masterpiece! A custom creation from Alexander McQueen, Seyfried's elegance carries with it a slight edge. We love the neckline! One of our favourites of the night.

4 / Stacy Keibler

Stacy Keibler was resplendent in this floor length stunning Naeem Khan dress at the Oscars. The folding metallic shapes and textural details were a Seasonal hit (lots of metallic!) and the addition of a slick, black belt to cinch everything in is the perfect accessory. One of the chicest on the carpet, Stacy definitely surprised us this year! Fantastic.

5 / Adele

There is no denying the beauty of Adele. The songstress was an absolute gem on the Red Carpet in her brilliant, black, and sparkling Jenny Packham gown. Cinched at just the right point and brought together by those gorgeous, smokey eyes; Adele looked fabulous!

6 / Jennifer Aniston

Aniston was incredible in her stunning and strapless Valentino gown this year! Wow, a masterpiece of a Collection (we wrote about it here!) and it looks absolutely brilliant on her. One of our favourites of the entire night - Aniston needs no embellishment to make this dress shine.

7 / Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence was easily one of the most beautiful women on the Red Carpet in her not-quite-white, absolutely stunning Dior dress. The Best Actress winner was easily a stand-out from the entire crowd, exuding a princess-like beauty that was unforgettably refined.

8 / Anne Hathaway

One of my favourite Actresses (and the Winner of Best Supporting Actress this year!) Anne Hathaway looked soft and sublime in this subtle, pink Prada. A surprising choice for Hathaway, who was initially reported to wear a bold Valentino that night, the gown is an example of how beautiful something so simple can be. She looked wonderful.

9 / Amy Adams

Amy Adams was perhaps one of the most resplendent stars on the Red Carpet this year in her powdery, silvery-blue Oscar de la Renta gown. Probably the most classic dress worn this year, the gown accentuates Adams' stunning beauty; both timeless and effortless at the same time. Brilliant.

10 / Halle Berry (Best Dressed!)

This year my choice for Best Dressed at the Oscars is going to none other than the incomparable and beautiful Halle Berry. Looking absolutely on fire in her custom-created Versace gown, Berry exudes a beauty that is both chic and a little futuristic at the same time! We absolutely love the metallic elements, the intersecting pinstripes that cut her body just perfectly, and that gorgeous plunging neckline. Berry looked fabulous from every possible angle in this stunning gown; and stood out entirely from the every other star that night. Beautiful! Well done Halle!

There you have it! The best of the best, what's your opinion? Let me know below, especially if you think maybe I overlooked someone who deserved to be on this list! Until next year, happy Oscars!


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