Monday, March 3, 2014

Red Carpet Round Up: 86th Annual Academy Awards

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What can you say about last night's Oscars Red Carpet that hasn't already been said? Lupita Nyong'o was indubitably the belle of the ball. But aside from her princess moment, the Academy Awards felt pretty underwhelming to me. It was disappointing after a fairly strong awards season to have such a blah fashion showing. In the meantime, these looks did stand out in my mind. 

Birthday girl and winner for best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o had her princess moment in "Nairobi blue" Prada. I even loved her custom Fred Leighton earrings. They brought a little edginess to the softness of her Grecian/princess gown. Well done, lady Lupita. We can't wait to see you in all of your high fashion-ness in the months to come!

Best actress winner Cate Blanchett also looked lovely in Armani Prive. She never disappoints me with her sartorial selections. I am OBSESSED though with those opal earrings from Chopard. (I've been having a real opal moment lately...)

Who else was surprised by presenter Kate Hudson? She BROUGHT IT in Versace to the Oscars and then turned around and re-brought it at the Vanity Fair party in Zuhair Muhrad. She looks absolutely perfect in both but I love the confidence she exuded in her white beaded cape. Yes, yes and yes.

Naomi Watts was another white haute hottie. She chose a beaded Calvin Klein column gown. Her look was so sleek and sophisticated. With all of the saccharin pastels we saw last night, these edgy white dresses felt refreshing.

Finally, you know I love to give out an honorable mention to a Red Carpet attendee who really goes out on a limb and makes it werk. Elizabeth Banks in Jenny Packham looked fabulous. Feathers, sequins, crop top- swoon! While this look is not for everybody, she brought ease into an unexpected ensemble.

Who was your best dressed last night? Any hits I missed? Or misses we need to hit?

Thus concludes another award season...time to start thinking about our spring wardrobes now. ;) 

All images via Who What Wear unless otherwise noted.

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