Monday, 27 February 2012
When I first saw the photos of the dresses, I am sad to say that I was fairly disappointed by the choice of dresses; many were ill-fitting, predictable and well, a bit dull. Needless to say, I managed to find a few I liked as shown above...
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton : Not a fan of the unnecessary bow on the waistband, however, it fits perfectly and I am proud to see someone dare a 'pop' of colour which undoubtedly, suits her to the bone. Nice dramatic tail and unusual lacey-effect material.
Gywneth Paltrow in Tom Ford : Clean cut, classic and pure and the cape adds a new dimension to the whole red carpet; never done before but not quite sure why... (note to self: must buy cape dress)
Kirsten Wiig in J Mendal : The mesh looks a little cheap when the dress clearly is not but the bodice is beautiful; matches her skin tone perfectly and shows off her tiny waist.
Milla Jovovich in Ellie Saab : Big fan of Ellie Saab, big fan of this dress. 'Glitz' and glam without being over the top. Elegance and 'Hollywood starlet' at it's best. And Milla doesn't look too bad either.
Angelina Jolie in Versace : Would I ever wear this? No, simply because of the ridiculous big... thing at the back which is not really seen. Saying this, it's allover Jolie; velvet, thigh-high split, black and as sexy as it gets. No one else could wear this like Angelina.
What I love about events such as the Oscars is how well the dresses personify their wearer. It proves that yes, fashion does express who we are; this expression may be overused and a little cheesy but I believe it to be true. Some would disagree with this statement but they would be taking it the wrong way. I am not meaning that we should judge a book but perhaps starting to understand what genre the book may be.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Monday, 13 February 2012
Flapper's back and I love it. This time it's slightly more wearable though; there is no way the hightstreet would miss this for the world! I'm thinking Topshop and New Look, and preying that they design their own take in a simplified skirt version so that I can wear it with an old baggy knit during the day. Things have changed since the twenties (have they really?!); day and nightwear have merged into one so rather than waiting until the masquerade ball to wear our flapper dresses, this time round, we can wear them all day. And this is what I love about current fashion; there are no rules and we can wear what we want from any generation, from any shop. Hence, the return of fashions and trends are never the same - they may sound the same (FLAPPER), and be inspired my the same people (Zelda Fitzgerald); they may have dropped waists and plenty of fringing but they feel completely different. For me, this is why I love this trend; it's not about sequins and glitter and ridiculous glamour (although obviously this does contribute) but it's the way our designers can take beautiful garments from ninety years ago and make them applicable and just as satisfying to wear today.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
She also, rocked sequins and glitter.
Saturday, 11 February 2012
So, how to achieve the effortless, Olivia look? Lots of effort. Firstly, hair must be perfect; I'm talking tonged and spritzed and serumed. A black tee and a good pair of city or denim shorts with heels or leopard print flats and you're good to go (sunnies if possible, but of course there is a 1% chance of this in the UK).