The 2014 Oscars were spectacular. And alongside a great show were also some superb red carpet looks. Let’s take a look at a few of my faves!
Naomi I feel will always be on my best dressed lists. She just knows how to pick stunning dresses & how to always look fabulous in them. And this short-sleeved beaded white gown by Calvin Klein 100% proves this. The back slit perfectly showcases her black CK sandal heels. A few more perfectly matching accessories are the exquisite diamond jewelry & metallic two-toned clutch from Bulgari.
ACCESSORIES CLOSE-UP: Bulgari diamond necklace & diamond serpent-inspired bracelet; black & white geometric clutch
JESSICA BIEL — Jessica looks so elegant & chic in this shimmery strapless Chanel Haute Couture gown, with a modest train. The shimmer continues with Jessica’s pick of diamond jewelry from Tiffany & Co., the Blue Book collection.
Emerald-cut aquamarine and diamond Tiffany & Co. drop earrings set in platinum from the Blue Book Collection; Round- and marquee-diamond cluster Tiffany & Co. necklace; Emerald-cut aquamarine and diamond Tiffany & Co. bracelet from the Blue Book Collection; Round diamond Tiffany & Co. bracelet; round- and princess-cut diamond Tiffany & Co. platinum bracelet
JENNA DEWAN-TATUM — There were a lot of trends at the 2014 Oscars and Jenna seemed to fit the bill for one that is all over my best dressed list — soft hues with some shimmer — taupes, greys, off-white, etc! This Reem Acra gown is breathtaking, everything from the shimmery sheer bodice to the exaggerated skirt. Love it!
MARIA MENOUNOS — Maria is another who is often found on my best dressed lists and it’s because she has some great style. Take for instance, this sparkly silver capped sleeved gown with a fitted bodice & flowing train by Johanna Johnson. But Maria knows the look doesn’t stop with the gown; you have to complete it with some fabulous accessories. And here, she does just that with matching ashlyn’d clutch & subtle diamond jewelry — Jack Vartanian earrings, & Dove, Demarco, & Le Vian rings.
GIULIANA RANCIC — Giuliana looks like a princess in her off-white/grey Paolo Sebastian gown with a beaded bodice and taupe tulle skirt. And of course every princess needs a little extra frosting so she added some touches of diamond jewels from Forevermark.
Some might have thought Emma played it safe, but I disagree! This black & shimmered grey gown by Vera Wang was what I call simplicity at its finest, minimally chic. Not every gown needs bells & whistles to be stunning! Emma played up her look a bit with many accessories — Anita Ko ear cuff, Chanel bow ring, Repossi iliac custom rings, Bouchoron upper knuckle-ring, Solange hoop earrings & triple-side diamond rings, Jessica McCormack star hair pins, & a shiny silver Anya Hindmarch clutch.
AMY ADAMS — Amy was another who went with a simple, yet elegant and exquisite look for the evening with her custom Gucci navy silk crepe tuxedo-inspired gown. Going with the trend of minimalism, are just a few touches of accessory sparkle, with that of Tiffany jewelry. We also can’t overlook this lovely up-do, which was styled by Renato Campora for Kerastase. The combo of Kerastase mousse, gel, & hairspray all went into creating this sculpted French twist.
ACCESSORIES CLOSE-UP: Tiffany & Co. drop earrings featuring rhodochrosite, lapis, turquoise and diamond from Blue Book Collection; Yellow diamond Tiffany & Co. bracelet from the Blue Book Collection; Tiffany Metro diamond band rings
Jennifer went with a bit of old-school Hollywood glam in this silvery shimmered tiered fringe gown by Oscar de la Renta. The matching silver clutch was also by Oscar de la Renta. There is more silver, just a hint/peek, from the bottom of the gown and those are Brian Atwood platforms. Finally, for a few touches of silver & diamond jewelry, we can look to Forevermark for doing another wonderful job in completing this glamorous look.
Two Forevermark diamond bracelets; White gold and diamond Forevermark ring; Embellished Oscar de la Renta “Goa” clutch
TARA LIPINSKI — Yes, that is correct, Tara is on my best dressed list and yes, we are still at the Oscars, not the Olympics. Tara seems to be right at home on the red carpet & I’m sure my best dressed list is not the only one she made. How could she not in this flowing white & silver floral strapless gown by Rani Zakhem. I mean, it’s just amazing and it’s perfectly paired with a silvery shimmered Swarovski clutch.
MARGOT ROBBIE — I started watching the Oscars before I looked at all of the red carpet photos and I kept wondering, where was Margot!! I now see why I kept missing her, no more blonde, now she’s a beautiful brunette — playing on my team now, lol!! But gorgeous locks aside, I have to say how much I adore this fitted black gown from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. It might appear to be a little laid back, but the shimmered bodice is a great detail, but so to is the wrap-around bow back detail. I love back details on a dress!!
Charlize’s structured black Dior gown, with illusion straps, is dramatic risk-taking at it’s best, for me. The partially sheer train, the structured bodice, and the spot-on fit, are all fantastically on point for me. It’s also a dramatic detail to have sole focus on one major piece of jewelry, the 31-carat Harry Winston cluster diamond pendant, STUNNING! Charlize’s beauty look was the exact opposite and was not dramatic nor overdone, but rather subtle and conservative. Her make-up stylist Pati Dubroff for Dior Beauty did a beautiful job with I’m sure many Dior products, including the Dior addict fluid stick in Frisson.
ASHLEY WAGNER — Yes, still at the Oscars, not the Olympics, but how odd that 2 figure skaters are making my best dressed list, and Ashley is the other one! I guess being able to pick stylish outfits for figure skating lends a hand to picking stylish gowns for red carpet events! This is a lovely gold sequined look from Mark Bouwer. Hot red lip, side-swept locks with a hint of retro-glam, yea, Ashley seems right at home!
KELLY OSBOURNE — Kelly looks quite fitting in this ironically fitted white Badgley Mischka gown with golden shimmered overlay. The golden accessories continue & still look just as great with a Judith Leiber clutch and pieces from Solange for LoveGold.
I can’t lie! What actually caught my eye first with this look was the stunning Rau Wolf clutch, LOVE!! But I can’t overlook the just as stunning fitted black gown by Camilla Staerk, complete with a deep V-neck and diamond encrusted pendant. The other diamond touches are some wonderful pieces by Forevermark. Karen, great job my dear, you look lovely!!
ZAC EFRON — I always try to include some dapper looking guys on my best dressed lists and so my 1st of 2 is Zac! He looks very handsome in his complete tuxe look, shirt & tie included, all by Calvin Klein. His shiny black dress shoes are from Johnson Murphy. And you can see just a peek from his 1967 rose gold vintage Rolex from Wanna Buy a Watch?
MICHAEL B. JORDAN — And last but not least, there is young Michael, who looks great in this black Givenchy tuxe & embellished dress shoes. We can also see a sneak of his matching Piaget watch. He alongside many of the ladies, went with some extra sparkle and is wearing Forevermark earrings & Gentleman Collection by Dave Thomas for Jason of Beverly Hills collar detail work.