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Oscars Fashion Flashback 2014 - Get Ready - Academy Awards - Sunday, February 22, 2015


Lights, Camera and Action! 

 Neil Patrick Harris - Host

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 7E & 4P

 

 

 
Last year 86th Academy Awards show held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 promised and delivered a fashion feast.   This coming Sunday, February 22, 2015, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris is bound to be another exciting soiree with the ladies and gents dressed in the finest cloth creations in the land.  The films this year for Best Picture include American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash.  And the talent slated to walk the red carpet include fashion mavens, Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and possibly Angelina Jolie.  Yes, an array of talented actors and actresses will once again grace the red carpet for an exciting night. Take a step down memory lane and remember just who was The Lady in WaitingForever Chic Style Queen and The Frumpy Frog in 2014 at the 86th Academy Awards...





 
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Remembering - Sunday, March 2, 2014  

 
 
 
The 86th Academy Awards held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 red carpet dazzled with Hollywood A-Listers adorned in glittering refinement echoing Daisy (Michelle Williams) and Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the film The Great Gatsby (2013).  Fashion reigned supreme and did not disappoint viewers as the paparazzi fervently snapped photo after photo of the shimmering affair.    Tinsels of silver, gold and white in form fitting frocks flattered the chosen few with Forever Chic Style and a confident movie star flair.  Veronica Lake finger curled hair and subtle make-up schemes emphasized Hollywood glamour nodding to film mavens of yesteryear.  Glorious dress designs were infused in hues of twinkling creams, whites, along with defining and elegant blues, commanding blacks and ending with red and pink concoctions all demanding center stage.  In a year, when several films such as American Hustle, Wolf of Wall Street, The Great Gatsby focused heavily on money, power, greed and covert consumption, these ladies struck home and reflected the over the top decadence of the gold rush films of 2013. 
 

Forever Chic Style - The Lady in Waiting

Top of the Forever Chic Style list though not the Queen!  

 

Kate Hudson - Atelier Versace


Kate Hudson: “Va Va Voom"  Hudson literally owned the red carpet in a custom Atelier Versace white fiery fitted gown with matching 1930's cape.  The sophistication and simplicity of the majestic gleaming costume with blonde tresses and jewels captured a Gatsby moment with a flourish.  When presenting on stage, the dress complimented the well spoken and vivacious Lady in Waiting.   Now if only her mother Goldie Hawn would take note and trim her messy and outdated hair. Maybe a lesson from daughter to mother needs to be learned!
 

 

 Forever Chic Style  -  "The Queen"

 
 
Cate Blanchett - Armani Prive'
 
 
Cate Blanchett:  “Gloriously Oscar Gold ” Blanchett's  winning Best Actress performance in Blue Jasmine was mesmerizing along with the films exquisite fashion.  This fashion maven knows that gold is the hue that enhances blondes and is wickedly memorable for an Oscar night on the town.  The Armani Prive' golden blush tone concoction with gold encrusted Swarovski crystal baguettes was luminous against her coloring.  The dress was heavy but the beauty, sublime fit and finished ensemble with make up and incredible drop earrings rang old school elegance.  Blanchett, a fashion diva in 2013 hit every note with her gut retching and electrifying performance in Blue Jasmine and also commanded a champagne Forever Chic Style moment on the red carpet.

 

"The Frumpy Frog Queen"

 
 

Julia Roberts - Givenchy Haute Couture

 
 
Julia Roberts: "Grandma's Lace Dollie"   Julia the peoples darling let us down at the Oscars in 2014.  The Givenchy Haute Couture black lace gown was a visual mess with the peplum, modesty panel and strangely placed lacey cap sleeve.  The hair was messy and the blue or green nail polish did not compliment the ensemble of this accomplished and Best Supporting nominee for August: Osage County.   Unfortunately, Roberts didn't really care this year though the smile made up for the poor choice in apparel.  Remember the vintage  black & white Valentino worn at the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001?  She won Best Actress for Erin Brockovich (2000).  Roberts evoked memories of Old Hollywood Glamour movie stars.  If only, Roberts had received the Gatsby vibe?  Perhaps, this movie queen would have commanded the court rather than obtain The Frumpy Frog Queen award.
 

87th Academy Awards 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Get Excited!

 

 


 

 

"The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress."

-Hubert de Givenchy

 
 

Forever Chic Style - Kim Hardwick



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