All right — one last Oscars post and then we're back to our normal day! Just wanted to point out that as we've been seeing at other awards shows, the nude lip reigned supreme on the red carpet Sunday night. Check out a few of my favorite from throughout the night.
At the SAG Awards, there were plenty of ice queens, and the trend continued on to the Oscars red carpet last night. Icy blue, pink, silver, and white blanketed some of the lite bright dresses last night. Keri Russell kick-started the trend with a stunning strapless Nina Ricci gown — are you ready to feel the ice?
Jennifer Garner strutted the red carpet last night in a sophisticated and loose sideswept hairstyle, balanced out by a sexy, smoky eye and luxe jewelry. Her hair stylist for the evening, Adir Abergel for Frederic Fekkai, gave me the scoop on how he achieved this look for the big night.
"The inspiration came to me when I first saw the dress on her, during her fitting with Rachel Zoe," he explained. "The dress had a very similar vibe to the hair that we ended up doing: a clean, chic, heavy side-parted bang, with a romantic knotted low twist in the back. Jennifer loved the idea and we ran with it. I knew that she wanted it up, and the rest was a fun collaborative team effort."
For Adir's guide to re-creating this look at home, read more
A little shimmer goes a long way under the bright flashbulbs on the red carpet. Whether used to soften or highlight a feature, the end effect is a dazzling overall glow. Last night a few celebs used this makeup trick to their advantage. Check out who was shimmering on the red carpet!
Admittedly, I was not super impressed by this year's Oscars red carpet (tear). One of the more exciting trends was the crimson wave, but after three red dresses I started to tune out. Then, I began looking for nuances, i.e. jewelry and accessories. Did anyone else notice all the cool clutches that accompanied the dresses? In case you didn't, here's a peek at what our Fab Hollywood ladies carried their lipstick, blotters and Blackberries in. To the left is Katherine Heigl's gold architectural Jimmy Choo clutch and diamond accompaniments.
Jessica Alba positively glowed in a deep aubergine dress and beautiful braids on the Oscars red carpet last night. I hope the show wasn't too long for her to sit through; that belly bump sure looks like it's growing by the second!
Jessica followed her own lead from last year and chose a radiant and stunning subdued makeup look. For product suggestions and application techniques on how to create her makeup look at home, read more
The belle Marion Cotillard is sitting pretty right now. Her Oscar win means that we'll be seeing a lot more of this Gallic gal, and considering that she's as stylish as she is talented, that's a good thing for all of us. Last night, she looked softly stunning; I especially loved how her soft, flowing curls framed her face. Stylist Robert Vetica for Frederic Fekkai gave me the scoop on how he created this look.
"Marion changes her look a lot simply because I think she can," he said of his inspiration. "Her beauty lies in the spirit with which she carries herself. You look at her and want to get to know her." For this award-worthy style, he gave Marion a modern take on Veronica Lake's iconic waves. For his tips on recreating the look at home, read more
At last night's Oscars ceremony, Penelope Cruz looked positively stunning with her lightly smoky eye and clean, fresh face. I got the scoop from Rachel Goodwin, her makeup artist for the evening, on how she created Penelope's glowing red carpet look.
Rachel was inspired by Penelope's simple yet chic dress, but wanted to add a flair to her look with the makeup. To find out how to recreate the look at home, read more
Most celebrities pose for photos head-on — which makes perfect sense when you want to see their smiles. The drawback? You can't always see the intricate details of their hairstyles. So if you want to see the rear view of last night's most stunning hairdos, check out these photos I've compiled!
Jump on the Oscar train! All you have to do is show up in a dramatic gown that has a train, big or small. A gaggle of gorgeous actresses did just that last night. They left the subtle behind and stepped it up with grandiose gowns. And, when they strutted the red carpet, their trains followed. After all, they are born leaders, always attracting followers. Get a look at the ladies, like Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (congrats!), who rode the glamorous choo choo train.