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Oscars 2015 : Red Carpet Breakdown

Jennifer Lopez had a princess moment in nude Elie Saab

Jennifer Lopez stepped away from her usual tight and sexy numbers and opted for a princess moment in an embellished nude Elie Saab gown.

After months of campaigning, schmoozing and promoting the year’s most talked about films, Hollywood gathered at the Kodak Theater tonight to cap off awards season with the Academy Awards ceremony. As usual, we’ve broken down the all the trends, hits and misses of the night.

Black was the most dominating color of this year’s awards season. Tonight, Hollywood did a complete turn around by opting for a lighter fare. The Oscars red carpet was filled with gorgeous champagne, blush and nude numbers.

We're deeming Gwyneth Paltrow's pink, one-shouldered Ralph & Russo gown with a blooming shoulder, one of the chicest looks of the night.

We’re deeming Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink, one-shouldered Ralph & Russo gown with a blooming shoulder, one of the chicest looks of the night.

Jennifer Aniston ditched her signature black for a gorgeous beaded Atelier Versace number.

Jennifer Aniston ditched her signature black for a gorgeous beaded Atelier Versace number.

New mom, Zoe Saldana stepped out in Atelier Versace.

New mom, Zoe Saldana stepped out in Atelier Versace.

Oprah Winfrey in Vera Wang.

Oprah Winfrey in Vera Wang.

Karolina Kurkova in a dramatic blush number.

Karolina Kurkova in a dramatic blush number.

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu.

Reigning TV Queen, Viola Davis stepped out in Zac Posen.

Reigning TV Queen, Viola Davis stepped out in Zac Posen.

Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour added a fur shrug to her gown.

Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour added a fur shrug to her gown.

Red carpets are all about making a statement and tonight was the night of the statement necklace.

Scarlett Johansson's necklace was actually a part of her Atelier Versace dress. All we have to say is that it takes a bold woman to rock a pompadour and a major neck piece like that.

Scarlett Johansson’s necklace was actually a part of her Atelier Versace dress. All we have to say is that it takes a bold woman to rock a pompadour and a major neck piece like that.

Cate Blanchett's unique style is one we can never get enough off. Her velvet Maison Margiela was accessorized with a turquoise choker.

Cate Blanchett’s unique style is one we can never get enough off. Her velvet Maison Margiela was accessorized with a turquoise statement necklace.

Continuing in the trend of making a statement, we have to give the two ladies below props for stepping out of the box when it comes to color. Thanks to these looks, we’re starting to dream of spring.

The award for the most interesting color of the night has to go to Emma Stone. This lime green Elie Saab is perfection on her skin.

The award for the most interesting color of the night has to go to Emma Stone. This lime green colored Elie Saab is  perfection on her skin.

Jennifer Hudson stunned  in an understated but nevertheless chic yellow column gown.

Jennifer Hudson stunned in an understated but nevertheless chic yellow column gown.

Fashion is art. Repeat after us, fashion is art. The amount of time and effort that is put into each gown that ends up on the red carpet is truly astounding –which is why we couldn’t help but appreciate the amazing detail that went into the gowns below.

Julianne Moore's Chanel Haute Couture gown took about 927 hours to put together, the Best Actress nominee told Access Hollywood.

Julianne Moore’s Chanel Haute Couture gown took about 927 hours to put together, the Best Actress nominee told Access Hollywood.

Talk about being draped in class. Lupita Nyong'o's custom Calvin Klein Collection featured more than 6000 pearls.

Talk about being draped in class. Lupita Nyong’o’s custom Calvin Klein Collection number featured more than 6000 pearls.

Keira Knightley's whimsical Valentino dress featured French phrases embroidered on her tulle skirt.

Keira Knightley’s whimsical Valentino dress featured French phrases embroidered on her tulle skirt.

The key to the perfect dress has and will always be fit. Whether you’re cinched at the waist or playing with volume, it’s important to make sure you are wearing the dress and not the way around. The gowns below gave us the best silhouettes of the evening.

Reese Witherspoon was cinched to perfection in this baby  blue Tom Ford number with black accents.

Reese Witherspoon was cinched to perfection in this baby blue Tom Ford number with black accents.

Jessica Chastain looked absolutely stunning in this navy Givenchy Couture gown which hugged every curve of her body.

Jessica Chastain looked absolutely stunning in this navy Givenchy Couture gown which hugged every curve of her body.

Rita Ora's mermaid Vera Wang gown was elegantly cut to elongate and accentuate.

Rita Ora’s mermaid Vera Wang gown was elegantly cut to elongate and accentuate.

Marion Cotillard played with some volume in Dior. We love that she's always willing to take a risk.

Marion Cotillard played with some volume in Dior. We love that she’s always willing to take a risk.

The night wouldn’t be complete without some red carpet misses. The most controversial and most meme’d look of the night goes to a “lady” who is very much used to people being split when it comes to her fashion sense.

Lady Gaga accessorized her  Azzedine Alaïa gown with some red dishwashing gloves.

Lady Gaga accessorized her Azzedine Alaïa gown with some red dishwashing gloves.

Solange Knowles' look also missed the mark. The usually on point fashionista looked overwhelmed in her  Christian Siriano ensemble. A combo of too much red and too much volume killed this look for us.

Solange Knowles’ look also missed the mark. The usually on point fashionista looked overwhelmed in her Christian Siriano ensemble. A combo of too much red and too much volume killed this look for us.

2015 SAG Awards Red Carpet: The night’s standout looks

Lupita Nyong'o upped the stakes in a bold print Elie Saab gown

The always stunning Lupita Nyong’o upped the stakes in a bold print Elie Saab gown.

The Glitz and glamour of awards season continued tonight with the Screen Actors Guild Awards taking over the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles. The best part about the SAG Awards is that the red carpet style is not as stuffy as the Oscars, Golden Globe Awards or even Emmys.

Emma Stone officially this season's title for biggest risk taker. First she stunned at the Golden Globes in a Lanvin jumpsuit then she opted for a tux / dress Dior Haute Couture number. We love her for stepping out of the box.

Emma Stone officially takes this season’s title for biggest risk taker. First she stunned at the Golden Globes in a Lanvin jumpsuit, then she opted for a tux / dress Dior Haute Couture number tonight. We can’t wait to see her choice at the Oscars.

The stars let loose a little bit and we tend to see some more risk taking on the red carpet. That being said, tonight’s looks didn’t disappoint. From gorgeous and unusual prints courtesy of the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o to the always elegant Felicity Jones and this season’s top risk taker–Emma Stone, our list of stand out looks is filled with one fantastic style moment after another.

Felicity Jones was elegant and chic in pink Balenciaga.

Felicity Jones was elegant and chic in pink Balenciaga.

Reese Witherspoon had a "white moment" in custom Giorgio Armani.

Reese Witherspoon had a “white moment” in custom Giorgio Armani.

Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer was gorgeous is a one-shouldered water color print Naeem Khan gown.

Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer was gorgeous is a one-shouldered water color print Naeem Khan gown.

Gretchen Mol opted for some retro sleeves and looked every inch the elegant lady.

Gretchen Mol opted for some retro sleeves and looked every inch the elegant lady.

Emmy Rossum's gray lace was a modern day take on an ice princess look.

Emmy Rossum’s gray lace was a modern day take on an ice princess look.

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting continued this season's lust for red  in an understated and belted Romona Keveza column gown.

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting continued this season’s lust for red in an understated and belted Romona Keveza column gown.

Sofia Vergara showed off her figure in red hot Donna Karan Atelier.

Sofia Vergara showed off her figure in red hot Donna Karan Atelier.

Julianne Moore has mastered the art of color and this emerald green look played off her porcelain skin and red hair perfectly.

Julianne Moore has mastered the art of color and this emerald green Givenchy Haute Couture look played off her porcelain skin and red hair perfectly.

 

 

2015 Golden Globes Style – Who won on the red carpet?

Jennifer Lopez stunned  in Zuhair Murad at the Golden Globes.

Jennifer Lopez stunned in Zuhair Murad at the Golden Globes.

This evening marked the official start of awards season. Once again, actors, directors, producers and writers gathered at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills to celebrate the best in film and television over the past year.

Pre-ceremony, the stars lined the red carpet to show off their Couture best and as usual, there were hits and there were misses. This year, we thought we’d do things a little differently and instead of just breaking down the best and worst looks of the evening, we’ve decided to give out our own awards to the most interesting looks of the night.

With all eyes on them, it’s understandable that most stars want to play it safe on the red carpet, lest they end up on a worst dressed list. That being said, it’s always good to remember that fashion is supposed to be fun, liberating and even sometimes unexpected. It is afterall a form of expression –yours, not your stylist’s.

The award for the night’s most unexpected fashion moment goes to…

Emma Stone skipped the traditional gown and went for a Lanvin jumpsuit instead. To add some unexpected length, she finished off her look with a long side belt.

Emma Stone skipped the traditional gown and went for a Lanvin jumpsuit instead. To add some unexpected length, she finished off her look with a long belt and attached bow.

For the best use of texture, we couldn’t get enough of the three gorgeous ladies below…

Lupita Nyong'o stood out in a gorgeous embellished Giambattista Valli purple gown.

Lupita Nyong’o stood out in a gorgeous embellished Giambattista Valli purple and cream gown.

Julianne Moore takes risks with her roles and fashion. She stepped out of the box again in this custom Givenchy gown with a sequin, feather and ombré effect.

Julianne Moore takes risks with her roles and fashion. She stepped out of the box again in this custom Givenchy gown with a sequin, feather and ombré effect.

Salma Hayek wowed in a crinkled, belted Alexander McQueen gown.

Salma Hayek wowed in a crinkled and belted Alexander McQueen gown.

This year’s best metallic moment goes to…

Jessica Chastain looked stunning in this bronze Atelier Versace halter with plunging neckline. We love seeing her pick colors that play off her alabaster skin and gorgeous red hair.

Jessica Chastain looked stunning in this bronze Atelier Versace halter with plunging neckline. We love seeing her pick colors that play off her alabaster skin and gorgeous red hair.

Best use of volume…

The dress, the hair, the bling. La Lopez brought the glamour in this Zuhair Murad dress which the  designer described as an "art deco inspired beaded sheer caftan".

The dress, the hair, the bling. La Lopez brought the glamour in this Zuhair Murad dress which the designer described as an “art deco inspired beaded sheer caftan”.

Best red moment…

In a sea of red gowns, Heidi Klum stood out as a siren in head to toe red. We also loved the retro waves and matching red lips.

In a sea of red gowns, Heidi Klum stood out as a siren in head to toe red. We also loved the retro waves and matching red lips.

Unexpected color moment…

Jenna Dewan's mellow yellow Carolina Herrera gown was a sweet and unexpected delight in the midst of so much  red and pre-requisite sparkle.

Jenna Dewan’s mellow yellow Carolina Herrera gown was a sweet and unexpected delight in the midst of so much red and sparkle.

White hot moment…

There's nothing like a white moment on the red carpet. The honor this year goes to the gorgeous Emily Blunt who looked elegant in a Grecian inspired white Michael Kors gown with cut-out details.

There’s nothing like a white moment on the red carpet. The honor this year goes to the gorgeous Emily Blunt who looked elegant in a Grecian inspired white Michael Kors gown with cut-out details.

Grown and sexy moment…

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Kate Hudson has found a niche and it is white, low cut and  hugs every curve of her body.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Kate Hudson has found a niche and it is white, low cut and hugs every curve of her body.

This year’s award for understated elegance goes to…

Another lady that knows what works on her is Reese Witherspoon. In spite of this simple silhouette, the star sparkles in her understated but glamourous Calvin Klein Collection gown.

Another lady that knows what works on her is Reese Witherspoon. In spite of its simple silhouette, the star sparkled in her understated but glamourous Calvin Klein Collection gown.

The most interesting length award goes to…

We're seeing more and more of this length on the runways and red carpet with skirts and dresses. We love that Kerry Washington tried something new with this color blocked number but it unfortunately overwhelmed her petite frame.

We’re seeing more and more of this over the ankle length on the runways and red carpet. We love that Kerry Washington tried something new with this color blocked number but it unfortunately overwhelmed her petite frame.

Last but not least, the red carpet wouldn’t be complete without a Princess moment…

After playing Peter Pan, Allison Williams was ready to go back to being a girl. She sported a tiered, red Armani Privé number complete with sparkle.

After playing Peter Pan, Allison Williams was ready to go back to being a girl. She sported a tiered, red Armani Privé number.

Anna Kendrick channeled her Cinderella character and opted for a princess moment as well. The Into The Woods actress went with a blush tulle Monique Lhuiller gown.

Anna Kendrick channeled her Cinderella character and opted for a princess moment as well. The Into The Woods actress went with a blush, tulle Monique Lhuillier gown.

 

2014 Emmy Awards Red Carpet – Where was the glamour?

January Jones was one of the few who brought her A-game in Prabal Gurung. The cut  and bold color choice  is reminiscent of her mermaid Versace gown she wore to the 2010 Emmys.

January Jones was one of the few who brought her A-game in Prabal Gurung. The cut and bold color choice is reminiscent of the mermaid Versace gown she wore to the 2010 Emmys.

Maybe it was the fact that the Emmy Awards were held on a Monday this year but this evening’s red carpet offered very few winning looks in our humble opinion. Missing was the element of stand out glamour that’s expected of events like this. Instead, so many played it safe and those that stepped out of the box unfortunately got it horribly wrong. We’ve broken down our picks for best, runner up and not so great looks of the night.

Top 5…

Sofia Vergara was white hot in Roberto Cavalli

Sofia Vergara was white hot in Roberto Cavalli.

Zooey Deschanel's hot pink column Oscar de la Renta number was glamorous, chic and complimented her love of all things retro.

Zooey Deschanel’s hot pink column Oscar de la Renta number was glamorous, chic and complimented her love of all things retro.

Lizzy Caplan looked elegant in Donna Karan Atelier

Lizzy Caplan looked elegant in Donna Karan Atelier.

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Julianna Margulies is to  Narciso Rodriguez as Renee Zellweger is to Carolina Herrera. As the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Julianna Margulies is to Narciso Rodriguez as Renee Zellweger is to Carolina Herrera. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Not quite there…

Julia Roberts looked cute  in this Elie Saab mini but we would have loved to see her in some gorgeous color.

Julia Roberts looked cute in this Elie Saab mini but we would have loved to see her in some gorgeous color.

Julie Bowen's key hole halter would have been more appropriate at an end of the summer soiree than the Emmy Awards.

Julie Bowen’s key hole halter would have been more appropriate at an end of the summer soiree than the Emmy Awards.

Robin Wright also looked chic in a minimalist Ralph Lauren jumpsuit but unfortunately both her  hair and makeup took away from the look she was going for.

Robin Wright also looked chic in a minimalist Ralph Lauren jumpsuit but unfortunately both her hair and makeup took away from the look she was going for.

Claire Danes opted for a beautiful Givenchy dress that had so much potential but the fit threw us off.

Claire Danes opted for a beautiful Givenchy dress that had so much potential but the fit threw us off. We’re not sure whether to cinch that belt a little tighter or take it off completely.

Another dress whose fit missed the mark was Kerry Washington's Prada number. This just reminds us that tailoring is everything.

Another dress whose fit missed the mark was Kerry Washington’s Prada number. This just reminds us that tailoring is everything.

Completely missed the mark…

It looks like Christmas came early for Chirstina Hendricks and that's not a good thing. THe actress missed the mark with this wrinkled and embellished taffeta number.

It looks like Christmas came early for Christina Hendricks and that’s not a good thing. The actress missed the mark with this wrinkled and embellished taffeta number.

Gwen Stefani's swquined skirt and blouse combo reminded us of one of Cher's old costumes.

Gwen Stefani’s sequined skirt and blouse combo reminded us of one of Cher’s old costumes.

We love that Sarah Paulson often opts for a little whimsy but this dress was a little too "Halloween" for our taste.

We love that Sarah Paulson often opts for a little whimsy but this dress was a little too “Halloween” for our taste.

Kaley Cuoco's tiered look also missed the mark and took a turn for bridal lane.

Kaley Cuoco’s tiered look also missed the mark and took a turn towards bridal lane.

We were so disappointed in Katherine Heigl's matronly look that we didn't know what category to put it under. We want to know what happened to that gorgeous girl that took the red carpet by storm in Escada just a few years ago.

We were so disappointed in Katherine Heigl’s matronly look that we didn’t know what category to put it under. We want to know what happened to that gorgeous girl that took the red carpet by storm in Escada just a few years ago.

Another person we admire for taking a risk but who is clearly still trying to find her fashion footing is Lena Dunham. Her Giambattista Valli look failed to impress.

Another person we admire for taking a risk but who is clearly still trying to find her fashion footing is Lena Dunham. Her Giambattista Valli look failed to impress.

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet: Basic black

Julia Roberts in a black peplum lace gown

Julia Roberts in a black peplum lace gown

In addition to the trending sea of pale and white looks, black also made a strong showing on tonight’s Academy Awards Red Carpet. Share your thoughts on which gowns made a splash and which were lukewarm below.

The always statuesque Charlize Theron looked like a goddess in black

The always statuesque Charlize Theron looked like a goddess in black

Chrissy Teigen started with black but went the direction of a full bloom in a strapless high low gown

Chrissy Teigen started with black but went the direction of a full bloom in a strapless high low Monique Lhuillier gown

Anne Hathaway went for a black column gown with an embellished silver bust

Anne Hathaway went for a black column gown with an embellished silver bust

Anna Kendrick also went with black

Anna Kendrick also went with black

Margot Robbie's black gown matched her recently dyed locks

Margot Robbie’s black gown matched her recently dyed locks

Emma Watson in black

Emma Watson in black

Glenn Close chose a long sleeved black number

Glenn Close chose a long sleeved black number

 

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet: Metallic beauties

Angelina Jolie sparkles in a metallic gown

Angelina Jolie sparkles in a metallic Elie Saab Haute Couture gown

For a hit of glamour that tonight’s red carpet desperately deserves, some Academy Award Red Carpet pros have come to the rescue. Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner all bring some effortless and much needed sparkle.

Kate Hudson shows some skin in a silver caped gown

Kate Hudson shows some skin in a silver caped gown

Jennifer Garner is a fringed beauty in silver

Jennifer Garner is a fringed beauty in silver

Lady Gaga also joined the metallic party in an embroidered lavender gown

Lady Gaga also joined the metallic party in an embroidered lavender gown

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet: The ladies of American Hustle go minimalist chic

Jennifer Lawrence in red Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in red Dior

After Jennifer Lawrence’s full Dior ball gown last year, it was nice to see her in something more streamlined and elegant this year at the Academy Awards. Eschewing the night’s trending nude color palette, the Best Actress winner went for a popping red Dior number with an almost peplum finish. Another actress that went with the minimalist look was Jennifer’s co-star and fellow nominee, Amy Adams. She opted for a navy blue Gucci Prèmiere number and although this dress would have worked for numerous red carpet events, we would have loved to see Amy in a more dazzling dress tonight. She is favored to win after all.

Amy Adams in navy blue Victoria Beckham

Amy Adams in navy blue Victoria Beckham