Oscar Darlings

February 28, 2011
After much anticipation, the Academy has crowned the best of the best in film. Now it’s time to do the same for the night’s fashion. With so many show-stoppers at the Golden Globes, I couldn’t wait to see how that red-carpet would be topped at the Oscars.

The night did not disappoint. There was lots of sparkle + lace, high-wattage colour, low cuts, long trains, and plenty of tulle. Finally, after careful consideration of my top picks (there were way too many beautiful choices – 8 of them on Anne Hathaway alone!), I’ve narrowed it down to a top 8.

Best Actress winner Natalie Portman in Rodarte, sporting an elegant, old-Hollywood inspired hairstyle and the cutest accessory of the evening: her baby bump.

Scarlett Johansson can do no wrong, and she turned heads in messy hair, sultry makeup, and this stunning lace, backless Dolce & Gabbana frock.


Hailee Steinfeld was gorgeous + age-appropriate (how cute is the headband!) in a ballerina bun and a Marchesa gown to match – which she helped design, by the way.

Halle Berry looks fabulous + flawless in this fitted, beaded Marchesa gown that is a wonderful swirl of tulle and sparkle, making extra bling unnecessary.


Mila Kunis floated down the red carpet in a daring sheer + lace Elie Saab gown made angelic with her simple updo, makeup, and accessories.

Cate Blanchett is very high-fashion in a cropped bob + intricately embellished Givenchy Couture gown in colours that simply pop against her porcelain skin.

Anne Hathaway dazzled on the red carpet in archival Valentino + her signature smile, and with red lips and a loose chignon the Host was easily the belle of the ball.

Jennifer Lawrence is sleek + simple in flowing waves and a red-hot Calvin Klein dress, a look which required little accessorizing and plenty of confidence.

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