Tuesday, 9 March 2010

you shall go to the ball

when awards season rolls around i love looking at the beautiful flowing gowns that come out to play and seeing my favourite actresses dolled up to the nines in outfits that have no place in any day-to-day wardrobe. on closer examination, though, it's possible to pick out key trends and translate them into everyday outfits for the everyday girl. yippee!
i love miley cyrus in this dress - she looks so elegant and grown up, but still keeps it edgy with a messy up-do and black nails. a ballgown may be impractical, but this lipsy dress is perfect for a less formal party. the brocade detail adds instant glamour with a subtle shine, and the bra cups echo miley's dress to a tee, a trend that just won't seem to go away!
demi has got it so right this year in beautiful versace. and while i am completely in love with all those tiers of ruffles, it's the bodice of the dress that really speaks to one of spring's key trends - ruching. this topshop dress is really something, and for probably a tenth of the price, it's quite a good rival, non?

rachel mcadams was glowing in an elie saab dress that suited her skin tone perfectly, but i actually prefer this whistles take on watercolour couture. i think this wrap dress would work perfectly dressed down with chunky leather sandals or slouchy boots, or dressed up with sky high heels and gold jewellery.

while nicole richie's red carpet rebel pick doesn't really speak to my inner style (no ruffles, pastels or bows in sight!) i have to say that it suits her well and i love her ballerina bun (ballerina chic is definitely something i can work with). and this whistles sequin bodycon number really hits the spot. perfect for those last few winter parties, me thinks!

♥ xo

all oscars 2010 {images}

1 comment:

  1. GREAT post!!!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com