Nicole Kidman was one of six red carpet favorites Sunday night at the Oscars. Her cherry red one shoulder Balenciaga gown elongated this already statuesque beauty, making her one of our best dressed stars. Although it would be nice to live like a celebrity and wear head to toe designer duds, we know that's just wishful thinking. I love this younger, more flirty dress we found as a good alternative for Nic's floor length show stopper. Hope you enjoy!
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If there was a best dressed on the red carpet through the ages I would say it is Cate Blanchett. She is versatile - not afraid of color or the avant-garde; she experiments with beauty - from up dos to bouncy curls; and lastly, she is confident - she exudes successful woman and Hollywood grace. Her most recent brilliant Oscars red carpet choice made both my A List and bellasugar's A List and her talent continues to take on new forms. Here is my red carpet tribute to Cate the Chameleon. Her first red carpet stand out to me was her daring black Jean Paul Gaultier with jeweled back - we should have know then and there she was a red carpet force to be reckoned with.
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Ever wonder how much moolah goes into those perfectly perfect Oscars red carpet looks? I do. Check out this informative article that was in USA Today that tapped into my curiosity. Linda Wells, the editor in chief of Allure magazine, provided the inside scoop into the exorbitant costs of looking red carpet fantastic.
My favorite bit was about makeup artist Scott Barnes: "whose client list includes Celine Dion, Kimora Lee Simmons, Christina Aguilera and Lopez, charges in excess of $15,000, including travel, for the big day." $15,000 to get your make up done? Are you paying attention aspiring make up artists?
You all know my favorite Sunday night was Ms. Emily Blunt; her Calvin Klein gown spoke for itself and then all she needed was pretty, minimal jewelry and beauty to top off her look. How much do you want to bet her red carpet look was WAY less expensive than Jennifer Lopez's over the top choice. I'm just saying, it pays to look this good but some people maybe choose to pay a little too much.
Little party dresses were all over these pretty young things at the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party. A fun flirty frock would have been my first choice for such an event so I thought this was a fun trend to report. You all thought Buffy was best dressed at the after parties, but here are a few more fab dresses to feast your eyes on. Oh, and I think Gabrielle Union's red strapless number is particularly foxy!
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While the A-Listers were off at that stuffy (okay, fun looking) Vanity Fair party, Jennifer Love Hewitt was hosting the annual Esquire/AIDS charity benefit party at the Abbey. This Oscars party held court for Something-Listers like Lance Bass, Haylie Duff and her boyfriend AJ DiScala. Yeah, the guest list may not be utterly thrilling, but at least J-Love looked great! Get down with your Ghost Whispering self (though you'll always be Sarah Reeves to me), girl!
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So here we are, three days into Oscars mania. I have examined the red carpet ensembles through and through and have compiled my A List & B List. I hope it surprises and satisfies my faithful readers! To see bellasugar's A List & B List click here. On to my A List:
Emily: you & your sapphire Calvin Klein have stolen my heart. Nicole: your daring Balenciaga red gown was a bold move; I love you in red! Cate: always the style setter, you are an inspiration to us all.
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Whew! What a crazy couple of days! Hopefully you have been able to keep up with all of our fabulous Oscars coverage. Just to make sure you are up to speed, here is a round up of all the Oscar Pre and Post Party Fashion Love It or Hate It polls, as well as some other fun fashion polls from the big night.
Pre and Post Party Fashions - Love It or Hate It?
For Some Leading Ladies, One Dress Was Not Enough, Which Did You Like Best?
And finally, vote on some of your favorite looks from before and during the show