As I mentioned yesterday, we had a tie for first (or second, if you want to call it that!) place for our Oscars stylings! Whose looks will we be using as inspiration? Remember, Natalie Portman was our third place finisher.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Mila Kunis!
First up, we’ll look at a styling inspired by Gwyneth’s look (I chose to do these in random order!).
“Modern, simplistic, and perfect for Gwyneth. Her hair really suited the look as well.”
You guys are actually a bit split on the look. While the majority of you , 60%, love it, 20% hate it, and another 20% just say ‘meh.’ While I definitely don’t hate it, in no way do I think she made fashion history with this look either. Nonetheless, I still think it’s great inspiration!
The navy, gray, and brown hues within this outfit may, on paper, sound boring, but it’s their understated elegance that really makes the outfit. The wide leg trousers offer a modern look (although they’re not too flared), as does the tunic, which, when belted in another shade of gray, is given some shape and interest. The shoes continue the clean, straight lines look and feel of the look, while the ring adds a little sparkle and yet even more texture. Beautiful!
Now, moving on to Mila’s look.
I think this is a gorgeous look…feminine, and very much in need of confidence to pull off. Again, while I don’t think Mila made fashion history with this look, it’s still nice. 60% of you love it, while the other 40% say ‘meh.’ (None of you hate it, of those who voted!) I’m probably somewhere between the love and ‘meh,’ but I will say that it’s grown on me, the more I’ve looked at it.
An utterly feminine – but totally not grandma-esque – styling was in order! I did want to give it a bit of edge though…I think Mila has that with this look as well!
Tuck in the gorgeously draped top into the more graphic skirt. Accessorize with the simple shoes and pretty necklace for a fun, feminine look! I definitely took some liberty with this interpretation…and I hope that’s okay with you! I do think that the overall look has a similar, although a slightly varied, aesthetic to Mila’s look. If, in fact, you wanted to have a less varied look, you could substitute the skirt I showed you with this skirt (I used this skirt for Natalie’s look!), and instead of using the top in ivory, try it in its dark gray color, as shown:
Tomorrow we’ll resume with our Oscars inspired stylings…hint: we have a tie for first place!!!
Yesterday when I was creating the stylings inspired by Natalie Portman’s Oscars look, I came across a few adorable clutches/wallets on Anthro that I hadn’t seen before! I think it’s a must that we take a look!
Before the Oscars, before even the red carpet, on E!’s pre-red carpet show George Kotsiopoulos (of Fashion Police…he’s a stylist as well) gave his picks for what a few stars should wear. I think, for the most part, he did an excellent job! And so, I only see it fitting to look at what could have been at the Oscars, as well as what actually was…
First up, Nicole Kidman. This is what could have been:
Armani Privé Spring 2011
Obviously, Nicole would do without the hat, and she could even switch up the shoe color for something more classically her (i.e. less contrast). I love the structure of this…and wouldn’t the color just be absolutely tremendous on her?!
But, this is what Nicole ended up wearing:
No doubt, I believe George’s pick would have worked a lot better! What do you think?
Next up is Mila Kunis. This is what could have been…
Elie Saab Couture Spring 2011
I love the blush tone of this…it would be so different from what Mila wore to the Oscars and SAGs. There’s also no denying that this is one stunning dress.
Interestingly enough, although Mila didn’t wear this exact gown, she did wear Elie Saab Couture. In fact, what she wore was from the exact same collection! Here’s the runway shot:
And here is Mila in the dress:
I actually quite like both George’s pick and what she ended up going with. Which do you prefer?
I love, love, love, lovethis! Between the leather top and the gorgeous, flowing bottom, it’s total adoration! Imagine how great this could work for Reese – my only concern is that Reese might not be tall enough to pull this off (not that I know her height, but she seems to be on the shorter side). That’s not saying it couldn’t work…just that it has the possibility not to!
Here’s what Reese actually wore:
For me, there is no contest! I much prefer George’s pick! Which do you prefer?
And finally, Natalie Portman. This is what could have been…
Alexis Mabille Spring 2011 Couture
This would definitely have worked on Natalie’s pregnant frame! There wouldn’t be any wrinkling fiascos, like there were with Natalie’s SAGs dress!
This is what Natalie actually wore:
I think both George’s pick and what Natalie ended up wearing would suit/suited her well! It’s a tough pick…which do you prefer?
That wraps up this post! I hope this was fun and interesting for you…it sure was for me!
It’s time for our routine day-after award show recap, complete with polls and opinions galore! Due to my workload, I’m sorry to say I’m going to have to split this up into two posts. Perhaps that will be better though – these posts do seem to get long fast!
And also as a pre-note: Yesterday, when I did my “watch-out-for-these-people” (fashion related!), me being my sometimes silly self forgot to actually ponder whether all of those stars would actually be attending the Oscars. It was a huge, glaring mistake on my part that I hope you’ll forgive! Lesson learned!
But without any further babbling, the fashion!
Hooray! Hoorah! Pregnant Natalie finally got it right! Sure, it could be viewed as a tad safe for a pregnant lady, but it’s definitely a look she pulled off! What’s most important is that it fit and didn’t have abundant wrinkles (like her SAGs dress)!
Nicole did so well at the Grammy’s…only to trip up now! While she stuck to her safe choice of white, I appreciate that she tried to do something more sculptural. However, in the end, it just didn’t work. It felt awkward and a bit outdated.
This just didn’t work for me! No, it’s not a catastrophe, but still! The hair felt very Legally Blonde to me, and the dress was just a snore!
First off, it must be acknowledged that Penelope looks fabulous for having just recently had a baby! The dress itself, however, while not horrible, isn’t terribly wowing.
Okay…I sort of get what this dress could have been, but I just don’t think it worked in actuality. Once again, Scarlett’s hair could use work, as well. She’s such a beautiful woman, so it’s sad she didn’t nail the look!
I love this! It’s so stream-lined and simplistic, but that’s why it’s so lovely! Bravo, Jennifer!
I know there are some people who are absolutely in love with this look. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them. I do really love the color on her, but the cut up top just doesn’t work for me. She could do better!
Helena Bonham Carter
I think with Helena, you really just need to accept that she’s going to be her own person (which is great!) and that she’s just not going to do high fashion in the way you hope others will do. So, I think Helena did well for herself (not that I would ever give her best dressed though).
I know we’ve only skimmed the surface…but I’m afraid I’ve got to dash out of the door now! Don’t worry – I’ll be back tomorrow!
*indicates there will be another post touching more on them…hopefully on Wednesday
So, what did you think of the fashion last night at the SAG Awards?! My overall verdict? Not too shabby! No, I’m not totally swooning over anyone’s look, but there really weren’t too many total disasters either! Shall we take a closer look?
Natalie, oh, Natalie! I watched the red carpet arrivals on E! with Guiliana Rancic acting as the interviewer and it was said many times, “Baby bumps are the new black!” Whether you want to believe this or not is up to you, but I can certainly say that I’m, once again, disappointed with Natalie’s look! I know I said this for the Golden Globes, but I really would have liked to see her in something fitted. Nonetheless, even if I’m just judging what she actually wore, I’m still not happy! The dress didn’t seem to fit her right – it was a wrinkled mess underneath her bump. When she came on stage to present, you could tell it was freshly steamed – and when she won, not too long after this, the dress was already a huge wrinkled mess (luckily you could only really see her from the bust up once she got on stage!). I mean, this picture even shows some of the wrinkles (they were worse when she won her award). And the hair? Although it doesn’t look too, too bad in this picture, it actually didn’t seem to flatter her face at all.
Oh, my. Well, Helena definitely improved from the Globes. Hey – she’s wearing matching shoes, at least! Obviously, this look is far from good though. Do you think she should continue to try to be more subdued or do you think she should just be her crazy self and accept not being best dressed (or would that make her best dressed for you?)? I want to hear your thoughts!
Yes, this is pretty enough. Is it stunning? Not really. But I’m okay with it. It’s not too shabby. And what do you think of the hair? I wasn’t a huge fan…
Yay! Nicole didn’t wear white! I would still love to see her in color though (not red…but another color). I really don’t mind this dress though. The back was stunning (loved the exaggerated fabric zipper pull) and I like the boning-like lines throughout the dress. The necklace worked well. Her hair though? A bit stringy. Overall, she’s not best dressed, but definitely not worst dressed!
First, let’s just say, “Way to go, Amy!” She recently had a baby, and she looks terrific. This fabric definitely shows everything. When she was being interviewed by Giuliana, I thought that, for that reason, the dress didn’t work as well. However, from a picture like this, it doesn’t look half bad! I do think the dress made her look a bit flat-chested though.
Sure from the bust up this looks fine, but otherwise, not so much. I mean, it’s just not flattering! And the fact that you can easily make out those seams isn’t great (that wasn’t what the designer was looking for)….
I know this may seem harsh, but I’m just saying that I don’t think the dress does her justice. She could do better.
I definitely can appreciate where Jennifer was going with this…however, the shoes just made it way too clunky. Oscar de la Renta (the designer of this dress) is known for his soft, feminine designs, so her choice of hairstyle seems like she was trying to go a different direction. In the end, it seems like a bit disjointed of a look. And probably the biggest question under debate with this dress is: should the bow be black or pink? You tell me.
Hailee really impressed with her age appropriate look at the Globes, and again, she did not disappoint (she’s 15). She wore one of the trends of the night – bright colors…orange and red primarily. The simplicity of the dress is refreshing and suits her well.
Annette’s tamed hair certainly looked better than it did at the Globes! I also can appreciate her age appropriate dress that still has an interesting cut (the back was really nice). She’s definitely not my best dressed though.
The handbag definitely is not working for Winona, but other than that, it’s not too, too bad. However, the whole look is a bit wedding-ish, don’t-cha think?
I really appreciated Kim’s apparent desire to look a bit more classy with this look! The Marchesa dress look nice, and her make-up wasn’t too heavy!
This, too, even though it was a pale pink, seemed a little wedding dress-reminiscent to me (for those of you who watch Say Yes to the Dress, tell me it wasn’t a bit Pnina Tornai like – I mean, wasn’t it?!)! I didn’t think this dress was anything we haven’t seen before either, so while Angie’s not worst dressed, she’s not best dressed either.
Sofia certainly showed off her body in this dress, which I think worked for the most part. Not my best dressed though…
I really appreciate the risk Julie took with this jumpsuit…it was a lot different from her Globes dress! At first I wasn’t so sure, but it’s started to grow on me…she looks fresh and modern!
Jenna! You could do so much better than this! It’s not worst-dressed material, but still!
This was a nice change from Lea’s Globes dress. It makes her look young, fresh, and modern. Is it love though? No.
I really appreciate that Jane went out of her comfort zone with this, but I’m not so sure it worked.
This difficult color to wear worked pretty well, and the dress was pretty enough. Her hair and make up were nice too, but she’s not best dressed worthy.
Amber, once again, picked a great dress that works for her body perfectly!
Dianna took a risk with this hemline! I’m not totally in love with the look though. I’m thinking the dress probably was a lot more stunning in person. What do you think?
Heather looks beautiful in this dress…but she’s not best dressed for me!
I really liked the colors of this look – the contrast between her earrings and the dress is great! The dress probably could have done a little more for her though…
This was pretty enough – it definitely had simplicity going for it. Not best dressed though…
This was really nice. I liked the earrings that paired perfectly and helped to add interest!
No. Sorry, but no.
Hooray! Hooray! Seriously guys – hooray! Tina usually is in need of major help when it comes to her red carpet looks, but she nailed it this time! I’m not even going to say, “Oh, this is an improvement!” but rather, “Man! I love this!” The dress is oh so pretty, and her hair complements it nicely! I’m not saying she’s my best dressed, but she’s up in my top 10 for sure, maybe even top 5!
Jane looked like an age appropriate, glowing mother-to-be!
I loved how Claire, who looked divine at the Globes, went for something quite different this time around. I think it really was lovely, although the belt doesn’t work 100% for me.
Yes, this is a gorgeously draped dress, but if you’re just looking at the cut, it’s rather unoriginal. The coloring definitely adds some flair, but I’m not so sure I love it. Actually, I know I don’t love it. Not close to worst dressed though!
I’m glad Eva took a risk and strayed from her norm, but Eva…oh, Eva! It just doesn’t work! It looks as though she wore the tall version instead of the needed petite. The waist hits her too low, making her look shorter than she is!
And now, for my personally two favorites:
There is absolutely no denying that this is one gorgeous dress (Alexander McQueen!)! She carried it off beautifully too!
I know some of you are probably thinking I’m crazy – this look is probably one of the most controversial of the night (her Globes dress was too!). Granted, I don’t think this is the best photograph, and I’ll also admit it took a bit for this to grow on me, but grow on me it did! It was different and fit her perfectly. Her hair was also the perfect complement! Love!
Now, please vote for your best dressed! Then, please vote for three (3 each!!) ladies whose looks you want to be used as inspiration for an Anthro head-to-toe styling! Thanks!
Thanks for voting! If you have any other thoughts, I’d be excited to hear in the comments!