Monday, February 25, 2013

Red Carpet - Academy Awards 2013

Red Carpet Fashion
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013

Awards Season has culminated down to this point....the Academy Awards, which was star studded with renowned actors and stunning gowns. This is my roundup of the Oscar red carpet. Please click on the images for a closer view. 


Treasure Chest
Catherine Zeta Jones made a dazzling appearance in a gold embellished Zuhair Murad gown. Olivia Munn was stunning in a ruby satin Marchesa gown with embroidered strapless bodice and draped skirt. Jessica Chastain shimmered in a copper toned silk satin Armani Prive gown that was perfectly tailored to fit her. Louise Roe was one of the best dressed TV hosts, in a beautiful nude tulle Monique Lhuillier gown, decked with red leafy embroidery.


Fit for a Fairytale
Jennifer Lawrence drew all attention in a stately strapless ballet pink Dior Couture gown with voluminous skirt. Amy Adams looked dreamy in an ice grey Oscar de la Renta frock with endless tiers of frothy tulle frills. Tween actress Fátima Pcatek picked an ivory cake-topper dress with embroidered bodice, the skirt generously fitted with fairylike frills.


All that Glitters
Halle Berry paid tribute to her former Bond Girl status in an optically illusive metallic striped gown by Versace. Stacey Keibler was perfectly moulded into an exquisitely embellished slate grey gown by Naeem Khan. Nicole Kidman didn't hold back on the sequins, glittering in a black and gold L'ren Scott dress. Naomi Watts experimented with futurism in a spectacular silver sequin creation with cut-out asymmetrical neckline by Armani Prive.


Leading the Trail
Reese Witherspoon dipped into cobalt blue with a strapless gown by Louis Vuitton, featuring a black paneled bodice and train. Charlize Theron was graceful in a pristine white Christian Dior peplum gown with strapless V-neck and flowing train skirt. Zoe Saldana brought a bit of high fashion to the event, wearing a captivating white Alexis Mabille Haute Couture gown with embroidered bustier and layered grey ombre skirt.

Colour on the Carpet 
Kerry Washington wore a beguiling bright coral Miu Miu gown with gold embellished bodice. Alicia Vikander was opulent in an aqua blue fully embellished Elie Saab dress, nipped-in with a gold belt. Jane Fonda looked incredible for her age of 75, radiant in a canary yellow Versace dress with gold beaded waist detail. Jennifer Garner was prepossessing in a purple custom-made Gucci gown with a flurry of frills emanating from the back. Jennifer Hudson looked fantastic in a long-sleeved glimmering midnight blue Roberto Cavalli gown.  


A Pale Tale
Kristen Stewart very surprisingly opted for a more feminine look than usual, wearing a textured cream corset dress by Reem Acra, with tulle accents placed upon the sides. I was underwhelmed by Anne Hathaway's classic choice of a blush pink Prada column gown with halter neck. Amanda Seyfried looked imperial in a lilac halter keyhole cut-out Alexander McQueen gown, adorned with a beaded dragonfly motif.


Go Big or Go Home
Jennifer Aniston set her minimalist style aside and instead opted for a palatial cardinal red Valentino gown with massive tented skirt. Fan Bingbing went bold in both colour and size, wearing a striking fuchsia gown with tulip folded bodice, which is by Marchesa. Sally Field was impressively dressed in an elegant vermillion Valentino gown with sheer chiffon sleeves and a pleated skirt that concluded in tiny tiered ruffles.


Black Track
Giuliana Rancic was architectural in a black folded gown by Rafael Cennamo. Norah Jones was almost unrecognizable with her new hairdo, wearing a linear striped one-shoulded gown by Tadashi Shoji. Salma Hayek looked outstanding in a form-flattering black velvet Alexander McQueen gown with gold ornamented high neck. Sandra Bullock was dressed in a sheer beaded scallop gown by Elie Saab, which really required her hair to be worn up. Les Mis actress Samantha Barks was alluring in a slinky black number with plunge neck by Valentino.


Who was your best dressed at this years Academy Awards?

My favourites are Jessica Chastain, Olivia Munn and Stacey Keibler.

83 comments:

Je ne sais quoi said...

Hey doll! thank you for the beautiful comment xxx
im impressed with that monique l'huillier dress it's breathtaking with that embroidery details!
in my opinion no matter what kristen stewart wears she just bring it down :S too bad , the dress is dreamy!!
as for Fan i really think she should go home! lol
and i wished if Guiliana wore a different dress than this one, it's just not her!
thank you for sharing babe! hope you're having a great day! mine has just started at the office with much beneficial stuff like blogging lol
xxxx

aki! said...

You're so quick. Okay, this is the first post I've seen so...

I really like Salma Hayek's hair and Sandra Bullock's dress. Kerry Washington is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Zoe Saldana is gorgeous, as always. Jessica Chastain, who I was just introduced to this weekend is just classic old Hollywood.

I think Fan Bingbing's skin color is too cool for her dress.

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Joyce said...

I love the fit for a fairytale dresses! Especially Jennifer Lawrence's. haha I just love poufy dresses that are so girly and it looks so fun to walk in :)

Adrielle said...

Stunning dresses!Love them all!

Well... said...

I can actually name a favorite, and its Kristen Stewart in her gorgeous white dress. How lovely!

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Fashion-Bridge said...

I loved Jennifer Lawrence's look and excited speech. And her fall made her look even more cute! The Dior dress is purely breathtaking. I couldn't take my eyes off Charlize Theron and Alicia Vikander either.
The messy look of Kristen Stewart was a bit disappointing though

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FASHION TALES said...

Wow Sam, Love that you are always on it for these type of posts. My favourites: Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, and Halle Berry. xx/Madison

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Liquorice and Pumps said...

Stunning as always, I can't even name a favorite!

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AdinaA said...

When it comes to the Oscars, I am more excited about the dresses that the actual ceremony. hahaha

I loved Alicia Vikander and Charlize Theron. Their dresses were stunning!

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Katie Q. said...

Ok, I actually like Anne H's dress with her gorgeous short hair but it does feel a bit plain. She really needed something to jazz it up. I love the sequins on Nicole K's dress, the black and the gold is so striking and her hair choice this time around was a perfect fit for her and the dress. I completely did not recognize Jennifer A, that dress style is so unusual for her! It's cool to see her branching out a little and trying some new things.
I think the only two I really didn't care for was Selma H's dress with her hair(so high!) and Samantha B's dress. It felt so plain and she didn't even have the fallback of a great hairstyle to make up for it.

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Fantastic dresses, that one that Louise Roe wore is my fav, but I also like Charlize, Salma, Halle...Wonderful...SUch glamour! Ilina

Jessica said...

Wow! amazing dresses! I love Alicia Vikander's dress!!

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Daniella said...

Sam what a beautiful post with such stunning red carpet looks. My favourite has to be Anne Hathaway's dress and look, she looks incredible and just beyond chic, Adore! :)

Take care and have a great week,
Daniella xox

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I was waiting this post from you this morning!!:D I have to say all the ladies were gorgeous though some gowns little disappointed. My fav are: Anne Hathaway (find her simple Prada dress so beautiful and super refined!!), Amanda Seyfried (she is dazzling in AMQ!!), Jennifer LAwrence (she seems Cinderella, a truly princess!!). And these are the ones I dont like: Jennifer Aniston (though I love her style, I think the dress - that is the same amazing - isnt so much perfect for the Oscar), also Sandra Bullock (love Elie Saab, my fav brand ever! but that gown and the color dont suit her colors, in my opinion should have been better with a golden Elie Saab!) Happy monday dear! Kisses!:*

Heather said...

Charlize Theron was my favorite hands down!

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Bodil Huisman said...

Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Lawrence their dresses are gorgeous. Great post Sam :)

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Little Rus said...

Really like Louise Roe and Charlize Theron. And I also thought that Jane Fonda looked incredible - what a stunning woman. x

S said...

Amazing post, loved this selection of beautiful dresses!!!
Catherine Zeta Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Alicia Vikander ones are my favs!
Gorgeous!
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Issa Tchieu said...

Jennifer lawrence looks like a Fairytale PRINCESS!
Jennifer Hudson is looking good in her new body. Alicia Vlkander has such a beautiful gown!

Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing post! And beautiful dresses:)

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Adeola Naomi said...

Oh Sam!
You nailed it all in every fase.
My favourites are: Amy Adams, Kelly Rowland, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried

Amreen Dhurue said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing!! Love the post! :)

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Bravoe Runway said...

Idk.... This was the year where nothing was striking a chord with me. I can't say I really loved any of these gowns... I did like Anne hathaways gown but not the darts on top and her going braless was not a good idea.... Puffy gowns aren't my favorite either....lol.

My Urban Market said...

There are so many beautiful dresses here! My favorite selections are n.3, n.4 and n.6. Charlize Theron was wonderful in her awesome dress. Good selection my dear.
Kiss.

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Juliano Dias said...

I love the "colors" in the red carpet.

Have a great week.

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Denisa said...

I see there too many amazing dresses. I dont know.. Which one is for me the best. All are wow. Have a nice monday.

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Diva Desle said...

All beautiful!! Hard to pick a favourite. I love Catherine Zeta Jones dress and Zoe Saldana. http://divadesle.blogspot.com

Inggih Laras Ati said...

Jennifer Lawrence and Lousi Roe are the best.
Nice post , now I can know the red carpet style from every your post dear..

Xoox,Ila

Gina said...

Charlize Theron never disappoints! So gorgeous. Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston are so incredibly classy...always!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

My favorite of the night has to be Jessica Chastain!! Loved her dress and hair and makeup! Perfection!

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Carmen said...

Wow, so many great dresses and women! I really like the second set, the dresses remind me of some gorgeous tulle dress I saw at Naf Naf in Paris, a dream!!
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Always Maylee said...

Charlize Theron and Jennifer Garner were my favorites. They both looked gorgeous and classy and chic.

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Ivana said...

Loving this roundup, Sam! I've been really impressed with this year's Oscars: so many beautiful gowns in one place :) Of course, Jennifer Lawrence was my favorite, but since I have a huuuge girl crush on her, that comes as no surprise. I also loved Jen Aniston in Valentino, it was such a nice change, seeing her in a bright-colored gown! Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock and Jessica Chastain were stunning as well! And a special mention goes to Jane Fonda, who will never cease to impress me with her beauty and spirit. If I look like this when I'm her age, I'd be the happiest woman :)

Have a lovely start to the new week, Sam!

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Punctuation Mark said...

I loved Charlize, Jane Fonda and Kerry W... They looked elegant and classy!

Beauty Follower said...

Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain (the perfct nude), Naomi Watts, Charlize Theron (elegant minimalism), Jane Fonda, Anne Hathaway and Stacey Keibler (without the black belt though) were my favorites!

Mahnoor Malik said...

Great post :)

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Maddie said...

There are too many great dresses! It's impossible to choose a favorite!

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Gabriele said...

This year I was disappointed to be completely honest with the dresses chosen for the oscars.. However I did like Salma Hayek's dress! Also Charlize looked fab too! worst dressed would have to be anne hatheway though..

Kati said...

Amanda Seyfried - love!

-Kati

CoSMT said...

Jennifer Lawrence the best of the night!
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Margaret Cruzemark said...

Jennifer Lawrence wore the best dress ever.
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Anouka said...

The dresses are breathtaking! I think that the Black Track is my favourite set. And Jane Fonda looks great by the way.

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

Amy Adams, Charlize, Zoe Saldana and even K-Stew rocked it last night!

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Kacie Cone said...

There were so many stunning dresses this year! I loved Amy Adams, Sally Feilds, and Amanda Seyfried!

Sabrina said...

Stacy Kiebler and Amanda Seyfried were my favourites this year! So gorgeous and elegant.

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Zoe Concepción said...

Love the one that wears Cristen Stewart!!!!:)So beautiful and great color!:)
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Nee said...

Hi Sam!
oh wow... so many great gowns, i can't decide which one's best:) when i saw halle berry's dress i though that is so "kim kardashian" hihi. elie saab dresses are so beautiful <33 lots of love xx

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Reese and Sandra all the way. So gorgeous!

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JustCleo said...

Lawrence and Aniston looked amazing!! loved their robes<3

VintageDanielle said...

The first and third row of lovely ladies were my favorite. At the Oscars I think they need to go glam and big. Keep up the fabulous work, doll!

Tie Bow-tie said...

Sandra Bullock looks gorgeous! Love her dress!
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MateaTPol said...

Luis and sandra are my favorits! so lovely dresses!

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sinceramente, ni idea, ninguna me dejo con la boca abierta como Nieves Alvarez en los goya....no lo se...jaja!
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Courtney Starr said...

Soo many pretty dresses!

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Ileana said...

Love the fairytale ones :D
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Lolita in the Mix said...

Gorgeous dresses!

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BELULOVE said...

oo love caterine !!! kisses

Tian said...

I was a little disappointed that there were so many boring strapless looks and shiny Marchesa-esque looks. I do love what Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sandra Bullock wore, though!

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Kacie said...

Everyone looked so gorgeous!

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Sakuranko said...

Tonight when i was watching the Oscars I just thinking, what put Sam on her blog? She es so fashionist and cute. And today just doing a georgeus post. Well I have two favorites this time. firt Amanda Seyfried with her beautiful dress is absolutely wonderful. i don´t know why but I love that kind of dress like looks like a fairytail. Maybe it´s because I love the fantasy. My second favoite was Amy Adams because her dress is so wonderful is like a blue gray soft I don´t know with exactly name but is georgeus.

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Wendy said...

great post!! Love louise rou <3 here dress is stunning!
I wish I was there with a nice dress, hihi dream on ;-)

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Sunny & Star said...

These dresses are beautiful. You have a great Oscar roundup. My favorite dress would have to be Louise Roe. But there were so many pretty dresses this year.

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You are so on the ball with your red carpet roundups Sam! There weren't really many fashion missteps this year were there? I would love to see the Valentino that Anne Hathaway was rumored to have originally been wearing cause I was also underwhelmed by that Prada gown. My favorites were Jessica Chastain, Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock.

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Charlize Theron! Loved her from head to toe! HaHaHa I love the titles you did for these. EXCELLENT Sam!
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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

I am LOVING the All That Glitters and A Pale Tale line ups, just absolutely divine! Nicole Kidman and Amanda Seyfried are my faves, just love these looks so much. Great round up as ever Sam, fab post! Have a great week!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

i love amy adams oscar de la renta grey gown xxx

The. Name. Is. Isabel. :O said...

I love Louise Roe and Fan Bingbing's dresses.

Diana Marks said...

Lots of beautiful gowns. I like Jennifer Lawrence's, Jennifer Aniston's and Salma Hayek's in particular

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Spellbinding, Sam:)

The Chic Sheet said...

I need more Jenn Law!!!! LOL


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Miranda

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, lovely looks! My fave outfits are by Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Aniston, kisses chris

Nicole said...

SO many lovely dresses! Love Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, and the Marchesa's, as well as the McQueens.
Hope you have a gorgeous day Sam!
xxx

MairaAndDiana said...

These ladies look stunning!
Love them all<33

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Janice Lunes said...

Amazing dresses !

I always like to look at posts like these :D

xxx

Heiress said...

Even we did an Oscar Red carpet post back at our blog. Isn't is so much fun ! Love yours... so many pictures here and trends.

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Chiara said...

Oh all these dresses <3 I think Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried and Louise Roe looked absolutely stunning!

Lolita in the Mix said...

You are very welcome dear ;-) Thanks for your comment. I am really tired at the moment, since 4 weeks I started doing some substitute office work. I started with 2 hours, 1 day a week. The last two weeks I went once a week 4 hours and yesterday I had to work 6 hours. The other times were fine, but yesterday was actually to much, I was physically and mentally so tired... and still am. It's quite difficult to give in when still you want to do so many things! Then it takes me 3 hours to get to work and 3 hours back, so that is pretty exhausting as well... But thank you dear for asking!

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SmashinBeauty said...

All the dresses are amazing but most love the fairy tale and pale dresses :D

Stephanie said...

I love how you categorized the dresses!

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Demi Mist said...

Can you believe these are the first photos I see from the Oscars!
I didn't have time to see anything.
I can see many nice ladies!

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Sam, thanks for this great red carpet collage! It is impossible to choose, but I think that the signature red Valentino gowns, Anne Hathaway dress, your fairytale selection and the dress worn by Louise Roe are my favourites!

Teresa said...

Halle Berry and Charlize looked impecable!!!!