The rain didn’t dampen the red carpet vibes.
Getting pretty isn’t always pretty.
It was chic and elegant all the way down the red carpet at the 87th Annual Academy Awards as a sea of black, white and red stole the show – despite the wet and rainy conditions in LA.
The best of the best
The worst of the worst
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The Academy Awards, mostly known as “Oscars”, is the most watched award show on the planet getting an unbelievable amount of 43 million viewers last year. So it’s no surprise that the who-is-who of Hollywood are putting in a lot of effort to look fabulous on the Oscar’s red carpet. Not only will the celebs be watched on TVs worldwide, but their photos will be in thousands of newspapers, magazines, and shamelessly scrutinising blogs the next day.
The biggest pressure to look perfect is without a doubt felt by the contenders for ‘best actress in a leading role’, so we can only imagine that this year’s nominees Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, and Rosamund Pike are having a hard time deciding on a dress for the 22nd of February, the day of the event.
With Haute Couture Fashion Week having just finished and designers most definitely begging the actresses to wear their creations, the options are endless, so we put ourselves in the (expensive) shoes of Reese, Julianne, Marion, Felicity, and Rosamund and made the following predictions for their Oscar outfits:
Reese loves to channel old Hollywood glamour while showing a bit of skin, so this sparkly Zuhair Murad creation might be her choice for the big night.
Julianne Moore often surprises on the red carpet, but always stays elegant. We would love to see her in this dark blue Armani Privée gown.
As the face of Dior, it is very likely Marion Cotillard will opt for a dress from Christian Dior’s latest collection and this pink frock would look amazing on her.
Felicity Jones has had a lot of fun experimenting with different styles on the red carpet this year, so we think she might opt for a showstopper, like this slightly sheer Elie Saab gown.
Lastly, we predict that Rosamund Pike will show of her stunning post-baby body in a sexy Versace dress.
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That time of year is coming around fast – and I’m not talking about Valentines Day. The 87th Academy Awards are set to be held on February 22nd, and the nominees have been announced!
There are some noticeably absent names, such as Golden Globe winner Amy Adams, for her role in Big Eyes, and Sitcom star-turned-serious actress Jennifer Aniston, in Cake.
Unsurprisingly, Meryl Streep is continuing her nomination streak for her supporting role in Into The Woods, but she has some stiff competition from Golden Globe winner, Patricia Arquette (Boyhood).
There are a few newcomers on the list, including the adorable (and unfortunately newlywed) Eddie Redmayne, for his depiction of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
We’re also glad to see the deliciously psychopathic, Rosamund Pike, as a Best Actress nominee for her role in Gone Girl, but sadly she might not be a match for veterans Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Reese Witherspoon (Wild) and Julianne Moore (Still Alice).
Here is the full list of nominees:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Best supporting actor
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash
Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Best original screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr and Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
E Max Frye and Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Best adapted screenplay
Jason Hall – American Sniper
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash
Best foreign film
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Best original song
Everything Is Awesome (music and lyric by Shawn Patterson, performed by Tegan & Sara feat The Lonely Island) – The Lego Movie
Glory (music and lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn, performed by Common and John Legend) – Selma
Grateful (music and lyric by Diane Warren, performed by Rita Ora) – Beyond the Lights
I’m Not Going to Miss You (music, lyric and performance by Glen Campbell) – Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me
Lost Stars (music and lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, performed by Adam Levine) – Begin Again
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski – Ida
Dick Pope – Mr Turner
Roger Deakins – Unbroken
Best makeup and hair
Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard – Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White – Guardians of the Galaxy
Who do you think will take home an Oscar?
It’s awards season once again – and how quickly does it roll around? The Golden Globe awards are well under way and the stand-out colour of the event was overwhemingly… WHITE! Despite the cool temperatures and the very real fear every woman faces when wearing the tone (and then possibly her red wine), the A-listers seemed to agree that it was their number 1 choice.
As always, some wore it well and others, well, not so good. Here are our favourites:
Guiliana Rancic and Rosamund Pike
Kate Hudson and Reese Witherspoon
Who do you think was the best dressed at this year’s Golden Globes?
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Everyone knows that award shows aren’t just about the winners. Self-respecting, hard-working fashion victims around the globe sit glued to awards shows for hours, critiquing the outfits, the accessories, the boyfriends, the make up and the speeches. Come on, fess up. You do it, we all do it. Now, let’s compare notes…
Former royalty A-lister, Sarah Ferguson quite frankly should have stayed home! Her Cleopatra eye makeup was more Mardi Gras than Golden Globe… Someone who has all the right moves, however, is South African farm girl turned superstar Charlize Theron who made a fabulous entrance in Christian Dior. Gorgeous, charming and a winner through and through, taking home the best Actress award.
Blondes have more fun? Not so for Sarah Jessica Parker and that haute coute dress made especially for her by Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel looked stunning! Also looking like a million bucks was Jennifer Aniston, minus her most famous handbag, hubby Brad Pitt. Mrs Pitt also presented an award on the night, and it looked like she came dangerously close to popping out of her sexy dress with its super plunging neckline!
One of the spunkiest men on earth, Johnny Depp looked positively sexy in his old-style gangster get up, accompanied by his stunning wifey Vanessa Paradis. Sex in the City veteran Kim Cattrell looked just peachy with an up hair do, and a silky frock, that was ten times as classy as her alter ego Samantha has even been. Vintage Valentino will do that to a girl, darling.
Will and Grace star Debra Messing was positively glowing in a fab frock with loads of cleavage! Not a hint of frumpy maternity wear here! And that other fabulous-when-pregnant star Catherine Zeta Jones, self-appointed princess of Hollywood, rubbed everyone’s noses in it – talk about smug married! Queer Eye fav Carson got into the spring of things, sporting a pink jacket – how appropriate. Notably absent from the red carpet was another fiery raven-haired beauty, Penelope Cruz.
Current beau Tom Cruise was nominated for best actor, the award being presented by ex-wife Nicole Kidman. Now, that could have been one awkward moment. But luckily, for our Nic, neither Tom, nor good friends Russell Crowe and Jude Law took the title. Nic was a fashion star on the night with a stunning frock featuring a gold sequin bodice, plunging neckline and romantic flowing, chiffon skirt, courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent. Critics the world over have been commenting on our Nic’s style on this night of nights. To us, she can never put a foot wrong.
Thousands of parents from across Australia have voted for their favourite baby and children’s products and retailers for the 2014 My Child Excellence Awards. Now in their third year and announced in My Child magazine’s June issue, these reader-voted annual awards celebrate the best baby and children’s products available in Australia and New Zealand across 45 categories in the areas of baby, feeding, travel, care, mum accessory, pram, baby toy, children’s toy, furniture, fashion, fashion, online stores and more.
My Child magazine publisher Lise Taylor says many of the award winners are well-known brands while others are small mumpreneur businesses, making the awards program a true celebration of parenting in Australia.
“Many of the businesses represented in the awards are mumpreneurs who have created these amazing products to solve a problem they had as first-time parents. These mumpreneurs know exactly what other mums want and it’s really inspiring to meet these mums, and some dads, who are so passionate about their products. They are all so thrilled to be recognised and supported by their customers in this way.”
A mumpreneur who has taken out one of the top honours plus a host of other awards is Michelle Vogrinec, who launched GAIA Natural Baby in 2002 after her son Josh developed eczema when he was eight weeks old. Unable to find skincare products suitable for his skin, Michelle created her own gentle, non-irritating range.
Not only did GAIA Natural Baby win Bronze for Best Overall Product, the brand also won Gold for Favourite Baby Skincare Product, Favourite Baby Haircare Product and Favourite Baby Wipes, Silver for Favourite Baby Bath Wash and Favourite Nappy Rash Product, and Bronze for Favourite Baby Sleep Aid.
“It’s so exciting and satisfying to myself, my family and my team that GAIA products are still relevant and supported by so many mums after 12 years of providing natural and organic ways to care for bub’s delicate skin. We love hearing from our mums and really take on their suggestions and feedback – so a huge ‘thank you’ goes to all of them and all of our lovely stockists for their support. As our product range grows it is great to see our swag of awards growing too! Thank you to Lise and My Child, for this wonderfully positive platform. Your publication continues to be a beautiful read and we feel very fortunate to be included.”
At Wednesday night’s InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards singer and actress Jessica Mauboy became the youngest winner of a Women of Style Award, receiving the prestigious Readers’ Choice Award and the Entertainment Award at a star-studded red carpet ceremony in Sydney.
In front of an audience of more than 300 guests, Mauboy, 24, performed her hit Never Be The Same accompanied by a baby grand piano, then took to the stage to accepted the Entertainment Award alongside actress Rebecca Gibney. Later in the night, Mauboy won the much-coveted Readers’ Choice Award.
InStyle editor Kirsten Galliott said:
“The InStyle and Audi Women of Style awards tonight honoured 27 incredibly talented women who are not only leaders in their own fields but who also do quiet work in their communities that often goes unnoticed… These women lead by example, dare to take risks and operate with integrity and compassion. It’s an absolute privilege to celebrate their successes.
Rosie O’Halloran, the co-founder of the Institute for Global Women Leaders (IGWL), received a $10,000 InStyle and Audi Style Scholarship. Rosie intends to put the grant towards speaking to 5000 high school students nationwide about IGWL’s initiatives, which will include a 2015 leadership program that will give school leavers the chance to help victims of human trafficking in Bali while developing, in her words: “Courage and resilience.”
The full list of the 2014 InStyle and Audi Women of Style Award winners are:
Charity and Community: Samah Hadid
Beauty: Gillian Franklin
Lifestyle: Catherine Martin
Arts & Culture: Marion Potts
Fashion: Leona Edmiston
Environment: Terri Irwin
Entertainment: Rebecca Gibney & Jessica Mauboy
Business: Cassandra Kelly
Style Scholarship: Rosie O’Halloran
Readers’ Choice: Jessica Mauboy