I’m visiting Los Angeles this week, and the big buzz around town is the 85th Academy Awards. There are only a few days left before the Oscars, and not only am I excited to know who the winners are for the major acting awards, but I also have my eyes set on who will rock (or not) the red carpet.
Judging by the looks seen at the Golden Globes, Grammys, and other prestigious award events, this year may be a year of cutouts, fishtails, metallics, and color!
Cutouts Despite the wardrobe advisory issued days before the Grammys, singing superstars rocked the cutout trend, with 23-year-old Taylor Swift leading the pack. Taylor looked gorgeous and all grown-up in a sexy white J. Mendel gown accented with silver cutouts, baring her back. It also seemed to be a major trend at the Golden Globes, with Kristen Wiig's effortlessly sexy Michael Kors dress.
Cutouts will surely also be a favorite at the Oscars. It's a great way to show bits of skin, and when done properly and in all the right places, it gives off maximum sex appeal without being trashy.
Fishtails From Amy Adams’s blush Marchesa gown to Jessica Alba's stunning coral Oscar de la Renta trumpet gown at the Golden Globes, body-hugging fishtail frocks are definitely everywhere on the red carpet, and stars have donned them for a good reason.
Fishtail hems are flirty, feminine, and sophisticated. It gives an instant glamorous look, and other than the whole 'going up a flight of stairs' conundrum at the Oscars, there is no reason why this trend won't grace the red carpet.
Metallics Renowned celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is hoping to see a lot of metallics at the Oscars, she said in an interview with On the Red Carpet. The shiny looks of Naomi Watts and Jennifer Garner at the SAG Awards just prove that metallics still hold on as a lasting trend in the red carpet, which probably would carry over until the Oscars.
Color Move over, LBDs and LWDs! Color is now taking the spotlight. Although we saw a lot of whites and nudes at the Golden Globes on the likes of Anne Hathaway's Chanel couture strapless gown and Amanda Seyfried's peek-a-boo Givenchy dress, Jennifer Lawrence knocked us out as she sizzled in an orange-red Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, breaking the prevailing color trend that night.
The hot shade made a powerful statement on the Golden Globes red carpet, and it surely would do the same at the Oscars.
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Robert De Niro Silver Linings Playbook
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Anne Hathaway Les Misérables
Anna Karenina Seamus McGarvey
Les Misérables Jacqueline Durran
Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin