March 4, 2014

And the Carpet Was Red

Images from (top left, clockwise): Amy Adams in Gucci, Lupita Nyong'o in custom Prada,
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, 
Sandra Bullock in Bette Midler in Reem Acra, 

It's no secret that I'm an awards show red carpet junkie so since the Academy Awards or Oscars were handed out on Sunday, I'm sadly back to craving the glitz for another year. While I usually focus my after-show blog posts on the gems and jewels (or lack thereof), I decided to share my favorite gowns of the night as well (my Top 5 above). I loved the actresses that chose gowns that fit their public personalities, from Amy Adams' understated elegance to Bette Midler's bold vibrancy. And finally this is the year when everyone broke out of color bondage although there was still a fair amount of icy cool white and black as dark as midnight to be seen. 

Frankly, it's been years since truly statement making jewelry has been worn by actresses and it sometimes seems that the fashion stylists forget that the right earrings or necklace can make or break a look.. And while this year's Oscars had glimmers of bejeweled glam (some standouts below), the gowns were the big winners once again. 

Images from and (top left, clockwise): Naomi Watts necklace by Bulgari, Amy Adams'
Tiffany earrings, Charlize Theron in Harry Winston jewels, Viola Davis in cuff bracelets by Lorraine Schwartz,
Cate Blanchett in earrings by Chopard 

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