The rain didn’t dampen the red carpet vibes.
Getting pretty isn’t always pretty.
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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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.
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