Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our Red Carpet Wish for the Oscar Nominees

The Oscars are fast approaching and we are hoping to see some seriously scrumptious frocks on the red carpet, especially from Newbies like Anna Kendrick, Gabourey Sibide and Carey Mulligan.

We’re sick of sitting around playing with our Barbie’s so we decided to dress the lovely ladies nominated for Best Lead & Supporting Actress—whether they like it or not!

And the nominees are:

Gabourey Sidibide for Precious:
We want to see Gabourey in something youthful but sexy but it hasn’t been easy finding something great for her. Designers really need to start designing for average/plus size women—seriously.
We chose this Reem Acra gown for her because of the cut mostly but that taupy color will look awesome against her skin.  Also, we love this little caplet sleeves.

Last week, we heard that Gabourey has chosen Marchesa for the Oscars.  Let's hope it's not too OTT.

Carey Mulligan for An Education:
Carey is radiant. She has such a bright future ahead of her so we couldn’t resist putting her in something soft and airy. It’s like she could take flight in this dress by Alberta Ferretti with all those flowing layers falling in all the right places.  Also, this dress with look hot with her new blonde, pixie cut.

Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia:
Meryl always chooses comfort over trend. She sticks to the classics but likes to show a lot of shoulder. We chose this Elie Saab number in cobalt blue. We think this color will be sublime against the fairness of her skin and those blonde locks. It falls beautifully over the shoulders.

It also has a cinched waist—she likes to wear dresses with belts or cinched waists to accentuate her figure.

Mo’Nique for Precious:
Like Gabourey, Mon’ique is not a size 0, therefore it was difficult to find something great for her. We knew we wanted to see her in red or a deep fuschia as it would look lovely with her skin tone.
We picture her hair down with this dress to add to the softness.

Designer: Carmen Marc Valvo

Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side:
Sandra has the kind of skin tone/hair color that works so well with the nude trend we’ve been seeing this season.
We chose this Elie Saab dress for her. We picture her hair up, minimal eye makeup but bright red lips. Hot!

Penelope Cruz for Nine:
It’s no secret; Penelope is gorgeous in just about anything. She tends to stick to neutral colors on the red carpet but she’s been known to surprise us with reds or pinks.
We searched high & low for something perfect (we had a lot of options for her) but kept coming back to this dress by Nina Ricci.

Helen Mirren for The Last Station:
Helen Mirran likes neutrals so we want to see her in something with color. We chose this Carolina Herrara dress because we think it will look gorgeous with her hair color which is a silvery-blonde. 

Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air:
Vera is so beautiful but she does have this edge to her looks. She’s different. Like Penelope Cruz, she was difficult to dress because everything we chose could work for her. We ended up choosing this soft, peachy-pink dress from Christian Dior because it has interesting details. Much like Vera.

Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart:
Maggie has great style because she takes risks. She doesn’t seem to fear fashion in any way and that confidence comes through, even if she chooses the wrong dress. She knows how to ‘work it’.
We chose a buttery-colored dress from Bottega Veneta for Maggie as it’s soft and flowing. We think the color will make her look as though she’s glowing. We picture her hair down, strong lips and a statement necklace. Preferably some major diamonds from Harry Winston.

Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air:
We want to see Anna in something risky. She’s young and hot right now so we want her in a short dress.
We originally chose an Alexander McQueen dress with a nice poufy skirt—very 50’s. But, we changed our minds. We thought it was too risky for her first time out. Plus, Drew Barrymore wore the dress already and we wouldn’t want Anna to feel anything less than original.
Looking back at her recent Red Carpet choices, she's not a risk-taker, at all.  So, if she won't dress her age, hopefully she chooses something black, chic and sexy like this dress by Badgley Mischka.

Happy Oscars, everyone!

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