There’s no business like show business, and last night was proof. The 85th Academy Awards, more affectionately known as The Oscars proved to be just as wonderful as we all thought it would be – it is the most important night of the year after all.
I know that everyone heard this last night, but I would just like to thank my dear husband, my mother/manager, my agent and my Glam Squad for all of their support over the years. This Oscar is for you.
Now, onto the dresses (I was wearing Gucci by the way). My ever-stylish Hollywood peers looked absolutely DIVINE. And the Best Dressed Awards go to…
Halle holds a show-stopping Oscar red carpet record, so it’s only fitting that she carried on as she started. The sequin stripes on this Atelier Versace gown provided a ‘dripping in diamonds’ effect. The all-the-way-to-there plunging neckline, strong shoulders and sheer long sleeves are reminiscent of the eighties with a contemporary twist. Power dressing at its finest.
Jessica channelled Old Hollywood glamour to the max in a custom blush Armani Privé gown. The almost muted sequin and crystal overlay and sweetheart neckline wonder showcased her curves in all of the right places. Whilst her softly-curled side swept hair, ruby red lipstick, and stunning Harry Winston jewels screamed sixties siren. Oh, the glamour.
Three cheers for Adele in Jenny Packham. This black 3/4 sleeve embellished gown is soft and sophisticated, and extremely flattering. The singer showcased a sixties-inspired hair and slicked eyeliner with full lashes. Vintage perfection.
Ms. Adams has achieved red carpet perfection for the third time this season. Oscar de la Renta holds a special place in my heart, and this ice blue tulle strapless wonder shows you why. Effortless styling with simplistic Mouawad jewels. Could pale gowns be the new trend?
Ms.Washington gave us a dose of Summer in a sophisticated salmon Miu Miu gown. Just look at how the embellished bodice took centre stage – complimented by minimal jewellery, gently tousled hair and a fresh face. Who rocks the ‘no make-up make-up’ look better than Kerry?
Fan brought extravagance to the red carpet in a fuchsia Marchesa gown and Chopard jewels. The Marchesa wonder featured shape and structure whilst remaining completely feminine. The romantic look is completed with a high bun and Barbie-worthy pink lips. Pink lovers rejoice!
Glamour was the name of the game for Salma in Alexander McQueen. Form-fitting velvet is not easy to pull off and Ms. Hayek did it effortlessly – look at those curves! The high gold embellished neckline gives the fifties-style dress a Grecian feel. A high bun with gold hair jewels and a daring smoky eye should be overpowering but it works in her favour. Super sultry.
Despite a slight wardrobe malfunction (and the unfortunate Twitter frenzy that followed), this light pink duchesse satin Prada gown is nothing short of stunning. Side-swept cropped hair and pink lips completed Anne’s look. What seemed like a simple gown from the front, blossomed into an intriguing sight once she turned around. The column gown featured a boxy halter neckline which cascaded into a low backless bow detail with a split to finish. Design perfection.
Love, Ms.Rae xo