The Oscars – Frocks Smocks Gowns and Jewels

 A couple of my favourite outfits from The Oscars, Vanity Fair and Elton John Oscar parties. Obviously this isn’t a DIY blogpost but more of an inspirational mood board.

  • Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
    I love the chiffon ruffle texture. and colour. The little bow on the waist above the peplum is a gorgeous detail. Not sure about the pink Bottega Veneta clutch with the red dress though.

  • Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
    The contrast between black dress and gold detailing is so elegant. Gives me the impression of a gothic baroque ball. Exquisite.

  • Viola Davis in Vera Wang
    Firstly – how banging is Ms Davis’ body in this Vera Wang gown? I adore the colour – emerald is quite possibly one of my favourite hues, especially for black tie. Plus, the combination of silk, chiffon pleats and bejeweled bust is just stunning. What a way to stand out on the red carpet.

  • Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward Couture
    The E! News presenter looked glamourous and gorgeous at this year’s Oscars. After battling breast cancer and a double mastectomy, Giuliana looked incredible in the bejeweled fishtail dress. My favourite part of the dress is the embroidery detailing on the sleeves.

  • Angelina Jolie in Versace
    Ahh Brangelina at The Oscars! She may opt for monochrome more often than not, but as they say: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” In my opinion, weird stance aside, she looks simply stunning. I love that all she needs to stand out from the crowd is a wide red-lipped smile. Work it!
  • Cameron Diaz in Gucci
    The quintessential California girl looked dazzling in her shimmering beige Gucci gown. The simplicity of the top of the gown just makes the waterfall detailing at the bottom even more outstanding. Just gorgeous.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
    Structured. Cape. Dazzling White. Yes – Gwyneth was absolutely one of the best dressed at The Oscars.  “Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity” – Plato. Also, check out that dazzling cuff on her wrist – now that for sure says “DIY” to me (probably won’t be using diamonds though, as mush as I’d like…)
  • Miley Cyrus in Roberto Cavalli
    Old Hollywood Glamour – everything from the hair, the red lips to the breathtaking gown. I absolutely adore this dress, however, I would say that perhaps it’s a bit mature for the 19 year old. Either way – fabulous gown.
  • Lily Collins in Monique Lhuillier 
    Wow wow wow! It’s no wonder why Phil Collins’ daughter is playing Snow White in “Mirror Mirror” – she looked every inch a princess in this stunning nude and blue embroidered tulle ball gown. Oscars glamour – most definitely! This look certainly has DIY potential (obviously on a smaller scale)
  • Nina Dobrev in J. Mendel
    Thank goodness for the cutout neckline because otherwise this dress might’ve been a bit drab for the Elton John’s Oscars Party. As well as a stunning top half; the fabric falls beautifully below the waist. The right amount of skin showing without looking tacky or being at risk of a wardrobe malfunction.
  • Venus Williams in Christiane King
    Absolutely love the colours. And look at those legs!!! They pretty much start up at her eyes and go on for miles! Beautiful…simply beautiful.
  • Olivia Wilde in Gucci
    Simple, elegant – from the dress to her sleek bun; Olivia Wilde looks gorgeous. My eye keeps drawing to that gold chocker…the little gray cells of inspiration starting to perk up!

  • Busy Phillips’ Earrings by Irene Neuwirth
    Wasn’t a massive fan of Busy Phillips’  Dolce & Gabbana dress but her earrings are fantastic! 18K white gold fixed with mixed shape boulder opals. So eye-catching and so DIY-able! Love them.
  • Katie Holmes’ Clutch by Lanvin
    I do love Katie Holmes’ Elie Saab chiffon gown however for some reason I’m not a massive fan of it being on her. The bodice looks a bit big on her slender frame, I think the dress would’ve looked slightly better on someone with a fuller bust…Sofia Vergara perhaps? Her lacquered clutch with eagle detailing by Lanvin is brilliant though. Definitely potential for a DIY project.
  • Rachel Zoe’s necklace
    Not loving her skeletal look however, that necklace certainly have the Wow-factor. Stunning!

I’ve always loved the glamour and glitz of the Oscars and for the most part – this year did not disappoint. Looking forward to trying out some of these DIY-able looks/pieces – I’ll be keeping you posted!

xoxo  V.


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