Time to report on the hot trends of the 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet. First, let me share my top three picks. Then we'll get to the trends.
And the winner is...Amy Adams. I love this plucky young actress and her bold pick. She went big and it paid off. Her blue Oscar de la Renta dress plays off her pale skin and gorgeous hair. She looks at ease, elegant and feminine. Bravo.
Any designer can make Amanda Seyfried or Jennifer Lawrence look great. The trick comes in when your muse is neither 6 feet tall, perfectly thin and 24. Let's hear it for Octavia Spencer. Every time I see her she looks more stunning. This year the 42-year-old actress wore a Tadashi Shoji dress, Prada shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and an Edie Parker clutch. The buttery color was perfect on her. The hair was flawless too.
My final favorite was Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille Couture. Yes, she would look good in a sack of burlap. However, this gown is notable because the flowers, the matching belt, and the tro-color hem. I also love her sexy, unfussy hair.
Now onto the trends. There was plenty of lace and embellishment again. I think it's noteworthy that so many actresses wore pale colors or white. Here's a trend of note: Metallic dresses. Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts and Catherine Zeta Jones all got out the glitter. I want to show CZJ because the woman has amazing posture. She just knows how to stalk the red carpet. Would Kristen Stewart please take note.
The makeup was pretty much flawless tonight (except for Jessica Chastain--I'm sorry she is gorgeous but needs a new red carpet team). Here's the beauty trends of note: Orange skin is out. All the luminous pale beauties like Anne Hathaway were perfectly milky. Take that Real Housewives.
Sexy hair ruled.The helmet head look had it's moment (please alert the gorgeous Adele for 2014, we're giving her a big break this year because she is a new mom). One of the best messy updos was on Naomi Watts. Her Armani gown in gunmetal gray had a lot going on--so the hair had to be an afterthought, not a distraction. But to me, it was the best part.
What were your favorite looks? Did you spot any trends that I missed? Leave a comment and let me know!