Oscars 2015: Best Dressed – Landofpod.

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

As you’ve seen from my Worst Dressed post, this year’s Oscars red carpet encompassed a flurry of styles. There was a lot to live up to compared to last year with Lupita’s Cinderella inspired gown, Emma Watson’s grungy Vera Wang ensemble and Kate Hudson’s sexy caplet all knocking it out of the park. From good to bad, slutty to demure and chic to drab, every style was explored on this year’s carpet however, and there were certainly some style winners. I am extremely excited to share my favourite looks with you guys, so without further adieu, here are my best looks from the 2015 Oscars.

Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta with a Christian Louboutin bag and Forevermark jewels:

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Sienna looked absolutely sensational and stole the fashion spotlight for me. Undoubtedly my number one best dressed of the night, Sienna embodies style, class and chic and I could not love this more. What’s amazing about this look for me is that it encompasses so many different aspects which in theory should not work together, but in reality are so beautiful. Velvet, lace, sheer cut-outs, ribbons and bows – I mean if someone described a dress like that to you you would never want to see it, but Sienna and Oscar executed it perfectly. Everything in this dress is perfection and every little detail, such as the stylized lines draping down the front of the dress, effortlessly adds to the overall effect. Sienna’s team then finished her look off with ease with her hair, make-up, Louboutin clutch and Forevermark jewels all exquisite. Well done Sienna – j’adore!

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy with Lorraine Schwartz earrings:

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Just wow. Another lady who nosed on perfection, Rosamund was a very close second in the runnings. This red Givenchy is to die for. It is so elegant with the upward bust-line and her easy pulled back hair, yet it also has the perfect amount of sex appeal with a thigh high slit and waist defining panels. At first glance, I wasn’t sure if maybe she needed a little more accessorizing, but the more I looked at it I knew that I was wrong. The simplicity of the diamond drop earrings and those thin strapped shoes are the cherry on the cake and Rosamund looks absolutely breathtaking.

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Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen with a Chopard Watch:

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Repping it for the men, although not the best poser in the world, Eddie Redmayne looked outstanding for his big night. Throughout the award season, Eddie has made a name for himself as a man who likes to play with fashion and who is very into his clothes – both of which can be seen here. This navy suit is impeccably tailored and the midnight blue works perfectly with his icy blue eyes. What sends this suit to a whole new level however, is the amazing addition of the velvet. And no, not only a velvet lapel, but velvet shoes! Definitely not something seen very often, Eddie has brought something new to the carpet and he genuinely could not have picked a better look to receive his first Oscar in – congratulations Eddie!

Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe in Alexander McQueen:

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Yes, I know I just spoke about him above, but not only was Eddie my best dressed man of the evening, he was also half of my best dressed couple. Eddie’s wife Hannah has proven herself as quite the fashionista throughout the award season and last night was no exception. I adore this Grecian style gown and the neckpiece, waistband and additional feathers are all perfect. I know that some people are against the feathers at the hip, but I personally love them and think that they make the dress. All of the features combined with her easy hair and the fact that the dress is midnight blue, to match Eddie’s amazing ensemble, results in my unquestionable most stylish couple of the evening.

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Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine in Armani Privé:

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Another couple who impressed me were Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine, for pure sex appeal alone. I’m not 100% on Behati’s dress, but you cannot deny that the sexuality that you see when looking at this pair is through the roof. They just ooze sex appeal and lust and Adam’s suit is absolutely flawless – here’s my second favourite pair of the night!

Jenna Dewan in Zuhair Murad Couture with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Lee Savage clutch:

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Jenna would not be one that I would usually look out for on the carpet, but wow did she take me by surprise at the Oscars. This Zuhair Murad creation is stunning on the petite beauty. Showing us and others (*coughs* Chrissy Teigen) the perfect amount of sex appeal for this ceremony, Jenna shines with her gorgeous embellishments, somewhat edgy jewels and the pop of colour with her lip which finished this off to a tee. Full marks Jenna!

Meryl Streep in Lanvin with a Salvatore Ferragamo bag and Fred Leighton jewels:

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Flaunting a stereotypical Meryl look, Ms. Streep looks amazing and this is definitely one of her best looks in the last few years. She looks gorgeous from head to toe with every accessory being en pointe, in particular her earrings, belt and shoes. What this look shows us is that accessories can make or break an outfit and in Meryl’s case the accessorizing was sublime.

 

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Chris Evans in head-to-toe Gucci:

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This was another show-stopping moment for me. Chris is the epitome of a Hollywood class act here and could easily pass for an old Hollywood icon. This Gucci  ensemble is gorgeous and with his classic hairstyle and well-trimmed beard he looks devastatingly handsome.

Cate Blanchett in John Galliano with a Tiffany & Co. necklace:

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No surprises here as Cate is the definition of style personified, but yes Cate Blanchett is another of my winners. This John Galliano gown is everything with the unrefined shoulders adding a slight touch of boho. Clearly, what gives this look its oomph is that amazing turquoise Tiffany necklace though – divine.

Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein with Chopard earrings:

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After what I would call a rocky start to the awards season, Lupita came back fighting and once again has triumphed in this white Calvin Klein number. This dress is one which looks simple, yet upon inspection has so many intricate details. Although simple, it is a lot of dress for someone to pull off and Lupita does so flawlessly with her ebony skin creating a gorgeous juxtaposition with the gown.

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford with Tiffany & Co. jewels:

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This is one of those looks which will always be in style. When one attempts to wear a dress as minimal and simplistic as this the execution needs to be exquisite, something which Reese has nailed. The corsetry in this dress is impeccable, showing that a lot of fittings were needed. It all was worth it though with this being the perfect look to finish off Reese’s simple, but stylish award season fashion choices.

That’s it for my best of the best from this year’s Oscars ceremony, but I also have just a few more who almost made the mark that I’d like to discuss with you quickly.

The Almost Best Dressed:

Anna Kendrick in Thakoon with Norman Silverman jewels:

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This look seemed to get quite a bit of slack for being lack-luster, but I have to say that I really like it. I think that Anna looks gorgeous here and the chain part of the dress, dark eye and messy hair all add a touch of sex appeal. All in all though, I do agree that it needs something more make its way into the best dressed category. I give this look a 7/10.

Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent with a Bally bag:

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Like Anna’s dress, this is one which is very pretty, but just didn’t quite make it to the top spot. What I do love about this dress, however, is the asymmetric bust-line and corset which are very flattering on Dakota’s tiny frame. The shoulder strap is clearly also to die for and her slightly messy hair with the red lip polish the look off with ease.

Oprah in Vera Wang:

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I think that Oprah looks marvelous here – she is glowing. Again, this look wasn’t quite a best dressed winner for me, but what I am absolutely in love with is how this fits her body. This is exactly how to wear a dress when you are a bigger lady. This Vera Wang gown hugs Oprah in all of the right places, it shows off everything that it should and the illusion created from the draping is stunning. This is an absolute 10/10 for dressing for your body and I am so happy that someone has finally shown how it is done. Thank you Oprah!

Keira Knightley in Valentino with Chanel accessories:

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This dress screams Valentino. The whimsy and ethereal nature of this dress is beautiful and soothing which is why it is the perfect choice for the pregnant Keira. It is so, so pretty and what makes it even better is that it fits is perfectly with Keira’s periodic style which she can be known for. All in all, she manages to radiate the perfect aura for both her and the event.

 

 

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Well that’s the end of another very long post. If you enjoyed this post and haven’t already seen my other then make sure to look are my Oscars Worst Dressed post here.

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Author: Pádraig Power.

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SAG Awards Red Carpet: Best Looks.

This morning I woke up wondering whether last night’s SAG Awards would prove to be a further disappointment, continuing on from the Golden Globes. Thankfully, I could not have been more wrong! The SAG Awards have brought style back to the carpet in abundance and have set my fashion spark alight. Of course there were some shocking ensembles, but for once the positives balanced out the negatives and, although it was tough, I have picked my best of the night for you.

I know that I constantly say this, but to try and change it up a little I’m going to write as little as possible and let you guys decide what you think of the looks yourselves. I can’t promise that I will be able to completely keep my fingers off the keys though 😛 Have a look at my favourite looks below:

1) Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang with Lorraine Schwarz jewels:

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So fashion forward and beautiful.

The next 3 looks complete my top 4 of the night:

Emmy Rossum in Giorgio Armani paired with Cartier jewelry:

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Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab:

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Lupita’s gown was one that took me a minute to appreciate, but I have to say that I love everything about this aesthetic. The bold colours, voluminous skirt and full-length sleeves all combine perfectly with her jewelry giving the outfit that finishing signature stamp. Also, Lupita’s beauty look was one of my top two favourites of the night with her hair, make-up and Fred Leighton earrings leading to utter perfection.

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Reese Witherspoon wearing Giorgio Armani and Harry Winston:

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Effortless and classic – and just look at how happy she looks:

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Next, we’re going to move onto some other stunners of the evening. These looks didn’t quite make it to the very top of the pack, but they are all gorgeous and well worth a mention. As I said earlier, the style from the night was amazing in comparison to recent award ceremonies!

Camila Alves dons Donna Karan Atelier:

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 Julianne Moore in Givenchy:

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The red hair and emerald green can be seen as such a classic or such a stereotype, but either way it’s for good reason – as flawlessly illustrated by this goddess.

Jennifer Aniston in John Galliano 1998 with an Amrit body chain:

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Love it or loathe it, this is a look that got people talking. Personally, I adore the fact that Jen took this look from the fashion archives and brought 1998 into 2015! She looks beautiful, her body looks amazing and that Amrit body chain is just everything.

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Sophie Turner:

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Granted, I am a bit Sophie Turner obsessed, so she could literally wear a bin bag and I would love it, but I think that this look is young, fresh and shows promise for where her fashion point of view is heading. It’s a very urban look for the SAG Awards, with her hair and hoops bringing in that ethnic vibe. I love that she’s keeping it youthful and although I didn’t initially like them, the shoes do add a personal flare.

Keira Knightley in Erdem:

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This will most definitely be a controversial choice and yes, I see why – just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean that you need to look like you’re wearing a moo moo! What I do love about this dress, is the colour and the sheer panel, both of which are beautiful on Keira. The only reason that this made it into my best dressed looks, however, is because of her beauty look. This is my favourite beauty of the entire night and I am just loving the Repossi ear-cuff with that bed-head hair and smokey eye – utter perfection.

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Last, but not least, is probably another controversial pick, but one that I stand by.

Maisie Williams:

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Maisie is only 17 and on anyone else I might not like this, but it is perfect for her age, her body and her style. She looks beautiful, young and stylish all whilst maintaining an element of class which young starlets often seem to forget when trying to grab the fashion headlines. Simply put, this look is pretty and I love her hair.

 

Well that’s all from me folks! Please let me know if you agree or disagree and if there’s anybody that you feel I left out.

As always, make sure to follow my blog and to see some of my worst dressed of the night head on over to my facebook page as I’ll be uploading photos of my least favourite looks throughout the day!

 

Author: Pádraig Power.