Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Rolls up on Award Season

Oscars 2011 Review: Glitter, feathers and orange oh my!

As the stars sleep off their champagne-induced daze, we hand out our own “best of ” to the nights fashion favourites and fails. From Bjork’s swan dress to Gwyneth’s candy floss pink gown, this historic night sets the stage for celebrities to parade their finest frocks; so, naturally we were highly anticipating this years display.

Unfortunately, in keeping with the underwhelming trend of this season awards, the 83rd Academy Awards were less than the expected spectacle. The gentlemen kept it classy, the ladies played it safe.

Thus, we didn’t take long to deliberate and select our top 3 best dressed of this years Oscars.
Jennifer Hudson‘s tangerine Versace gown was a burst of colour amongst a variety of muted tones, Mila Kunis‘ -whom we agree was the best dressed for the entire award season- was the epitome of femininity in a intricately designed lavender Elie Saab and Hilary Swank, once again, wore a show-stopping Gucci number.

Jennifer Hudson in tangerine Versace

Mila Kunis in lavender lace Elie Saab

Hilary Swank in Gucci ombré feathers

The ever-so-honourable mentions:
Cate Blanchette was likely the most daring of the Oscar starlets in a lavender (popular pale shade!) hue Givenchy Haute Couture dress with yellow and violet beading.
Sandra Bullock looked ravishing in her bright red Vera Wang -with matching lipstick to boot.
Halle Berry was simply stunning in a champagne and crystal Marchesa gown.

Anne Hathaway, this year’s co-host with James Franco, kept us on our toes with her 8, yes 8, costume changes. Hathaway, who always hits the red carpet in classic and beautiful gowns was perhaps making up for the less than impressive presentation James was putting on…

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

Anne Hathaway in Givenchy Haute Couture

Anne Hathaway in a custom Lanvin tux








Anne Hathaway in Vivienne Westood

Anne Hathaway in Oscar de la Renta

Anne Hathaway in Versace

Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé

Anne Hathaway in a lace and crystal Tom Ford dress

And just like that award season is over, the golden men are handed out, some egos a little bit bruised. It was a relatively bland year for the red carpet. We saw many pale colours and many understated dresses but nonetheless we always look forward to watching who is going to wear what.
Till next year…

Remember! Keep checking to find out where you can find award season inspired looks for less in our O-town!

Your fashion fairies,

M & R

We want to know what you think, which Anne look did you like best:

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6 Responses to Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Rolls up on Award Season

  1. Mandie says:

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  3. I agree, quite a bland night from the girls at the Oscars! Cate in Givenchy Couture was, without a doubt, the queen of style.

  4. Ana Moreno says:

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I love your taste and plan to visit again!

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