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Month: February, 2013

And the Winner is…..

After a month of award ceremonies, after-show parties and the odd obligatory, tear scattered acceptance speech, Hollywood played host, to the mother of all awards ceremonies, The Oscars. 

Big winners on the night included, Adele (best original song – Skyfall), Jennifer Lawrence (best actress – Silver Linings Playbook), Anne Hathaway (best supporting actress – Les Miserables), Christopher Waltz (best supporting actor – Django Unchained), Daniel Day-Lewis (best actor – Lincoln) and Argo taking home the award for best picture.

Lets take a look at the serious contenders who put their best frock forward in the stakes for perhaps the next best accolade awarded at the academy awards, the fashion stakes. 

As always, there were some truly exquisite gowns on show and of course a smattering of shamefully clueless celebs who got it well and truly, wrong, wrong, wrong. 

1. Charlize Theron.

Sophisticated and sleek, Charlize Theron exudes ethereal beauty and elegance in this simplistic Dior Haute Couture gown, complete with Harry Winston jewels and Roger Vivier shoes.

With a slick new elfin crop and understated decolletage, Charlize still cuts a very modern silhouette. Our favourite of night!

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2. Reese Witherspoon. This colbalt beauty by Louis Vuitton injected the red carpet with some much needed colour. Reese kept her look current, choosing the colour of the moment, but managed to retain some of that old school Hollywood glamour with her pin curled waves, perfectly set and side parted in a firm nod towards the screen sirens of decades gone by.

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3. Jessica Chastain. Jessica wore Armani Prive, Louboutin shoes and Harry Winston jewels.

Jessica’s complexion looked almost iridescent against the blush hues of the delicately embellished, fishtail,  strapless gown. 

Old Hollywood seemed to inspire here as well, with Jessica’s make up looking classic and flawless, with a striking red lip to add to the sensual yet muted tone of her complete look.Image

5. Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer stunned onlookers in Haute Couture Dior, Chopard jewels and Brian Atwood shoes, and although this show stopping number managed to fell the actress as she collected the award for best actress, we think she looks amazing, on the red carpet, on stage or, on the floor!

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Among the faux pas’ of the night were…

Kelly Rowland in an ill proportioned, monochromatic dress that appeared dated and disappointed us thoroughly.

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Helena Bonham Carter. A regular on Worst Dressed Lists the world over, Helena stays true to form in a corseted, wench inspired, monochromatic monstrosity that seemed more a kin to a hapless victim of Jack the Ripper than an academy awards attendee.

We admire her courage and conviction, not her costume, sorry Helena!

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Helen Hunt. Helen’s bulky, creased and intensely boring ensemble failed to muster even a whimper from the fashion press this year.

If it wasn’t for that crumpled and heavily creased fabric we doubt even we would have noticed her.

A stylist without a steamer? Never!

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Faye Dunaway. This legendary actress, inspired designers from J Crew  to Gucci with Bonnie’s classic and iconic look in Bonnie and Clyde, she is a figure of notoriety and beauty from a bygone era, and yet she sees fit to turn up to the Oscars in a pair of marigolds!

ImageWe gasped in disbelief when we saw the flash of canary yellow creep out from underneath her Tom Ford cape dress. While we are all for accent colours this is a step too far Faye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top picks, from the show’s so far…

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Let’s talk texture, quilting, fur, metallics, juxtapose and leather from now until winter! Even though we might not be seeing a major shift in fashions influences (be that Navajo, snake-print, androgyny and work-wear)  we’re so excited about next seasons subtle changes that will update A/W’12 to A/W’13

Hit or Miss! The Grammy’s 2013!

The Stars were out in force this weekend for the Grammy’s.

With a multitude of the Hollywood elite out in force there were many Hit’s and a few too many Misses in the fashion stakes this year.

Here’s a list of Pop’s fashion faves and a few of our fashion fails too.

1. Rihanna wowed us in the style stakes in this show stopping Azzedine Alaia number. (Rihanna also wowed onlookers with a very public display of affection with disgraced beau Chris Brown. Eek we’re not sure about that one RiRi!)

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2. Beyonce is never one to disappoint and sported and edgy ensemble. Wearing a monochromatic jumpsuit by Osman Studio, a Swarovski clutch and Jimmy Choo Shoes, the diva scooped the award for, “best original R and B Artist.”

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3. Solange Knowles. Solange nearly upstaged her sister in the style stakes here, but not quite. We are huge fans of Solange’s courageous fashion efforts here at pop, and this outfit was no exception. This lady definitely knows how to keep it classy, while injecting some much needed colour on to red carpet in this Ralph & Russo Couture gown.

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4. Alexa Chung. One of Britain’s brightest style exports Alexa, wore an impossibly feminine Valentino creation to host the live red carpet coverage on Fuse TV. We think she looks delightful!

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5. Janelle Monae, following in her mentor Prince’s fashionable footsteps Janelle made the brave choice to opt out of the popular choice of cleavage and leg for her red carpet moment and looked amazing in a Pompadour inspired outfit. Janelle mixes it up in a Moschino Jacket, an Against Nature waistcoat and shirt and a Ralph Lauren hat.

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Unfortunately not everyone managed to get it right on the night and here are some of our misses!

1. Katy Perry. We prefer a more demure Katy! This over exposing dress is the wrong way to get attention Miss Perry!

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2. Jennifer Lopez. Is anyone getting Angelina Jolie flashbacks right now?

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3. Alicia Keys. Bondage inspired! Brave but definitely a boo from us for this one!Image