Academy Awards Favorites

Do you have your favorite looks from the 84th Academy Awards?  I am sure we all do and I wanted to share my favorite looks from the Oscars with you. These below looks are not only from the Oscars 2012 red carpet but also from all the after parties which include the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and the Elton John’s AIDS Foundation viewing party. 

Sheer and Embellished

Kate Bosworth at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter wearing a beautiful semi-sheer black tulle short dress with filigree cut-outs and embellishments from Prabal Gurung’s Fall collection.

Katie Holmes at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a strapless deep blue sapphire gown by Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2011 – 2012 with sheer and embellished wavy insert at the neckline. I love her hair, makeup and the gown.

Jessica Chastain’s black and gold embellished Alexander McQueen gown looked wickedly romantic on her. Her half up half down romantic red hair and subtle makeup with the winged eye liner went very well with the dark romantic look.

Ravishing in Red

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a sleek and elegant tangerine red Antonio Berardi gown with slightly pointy structured cap sleeves.

Natalie Portman in a strapless red vintage Christian Dior gown circa 1954 with playful retro polka dots print all over it. The polka dots print added a unique retro flavor which made the gown special. 

Kate Hudson in a red vintage Versace gown with sheer nude yoke and an asymmetrical sheer nude back. The gown also has fringes which is hard to see in the above pictures. 

Golden Glow

Stacy Keibler in metallic gold one-sleeve Marchesa gown with built in draped flower detail.  Some think she looked like an Oscar trophy but I loved her look.

Bright Future

Heidi Klum in a sleek and bight yellow mini Versace dress with structured futuristic looking sleeves, shiny metal inserts and cut-out details. Her shoes have the same futuristic vibe with metal cap toes and metallic sling-back detail.

Vision in White

Gwyneth Paltrow in a white caped Tom Ford gown. It’s sleek, trendy, elegant and sophisticated with clean lines and minimalistic details. The gown fits Gwyneth’s style perfectly.

Milla Jovovich in a draped one-sleeve white shimmering and embellished Elie Saab gown.

Dark Side

Jennifer Lopez in shimmering dark bitten berry Zuhair Murad gown with deep plunging V shaped neckline and back cut-out detail.

Kate Beckinsale in a wild and sexy Atelier Versace gown with gold sequined florals and sharp yet soft cut-out details.

Hair and Makeup

Red lips, sleek ponytails and long glamorous hair are always spotted on the red carpet. I loved these below trends from the Oscars which I think is trendy, playful and creative.

Retro Waves

Loved January Jones and Milla Jovovich in retro inspired waves.
Braidy Bunch
Loved Nina Dobrev’s fishtail braids and Berenice Bejo side braids with twisted bun. 

Messy Side Bun and Jeweled Hair

Loved the romantic messy side bun with hair accessory on Kate Mara. Loved her makeup too.

 Messy High Bun

Loved Olivia Wilde’s messy high bun with a slight beehive effect. Her makeup and gold choker was pretty lovely too.

Half Up Half Down Hair

Jessica Chastain’s half up half down hair was amazing. Loved her hair color and makeup too. 

Eyes Have It
Loved Viola Davis’s green shimmering lined eyes. I think Emma Stone’s winged eye was sharp and lovely. Jessica Chaistain and Zoe Saldana had a subtler version of the winged eye look which was lovely too. Emma Stone’s pink eye shadow didn’t really go well with her overall look but her winged eye detail was amazing. Jennifer Lopez’s double winged liner and above crease contoured liner added freshness and a unique twist to her eye makeup. She actually made the new liner trends from the runway work on the red carpet. 

Ombre Hair

I think Elizabeth Olsen had the best version of this trend. Kate Beckinsale’s ombre hair looked fabulous too.

Golden Eye

Loved the shimmery metallic eye trend at the Oscar parties. Heidi Klum’s eye makeup was one of my favorites. The bronzy gold color looked pretty on her.

As you can see, I loved the after party looks more than the red carpet ones. What were your favorites from the award show?  Would love to hear your views. 

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  29 comments for “Academy Awards Favorites

  1. March 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    beautiful gowns, lovely hair and great makeup

  2. March 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    thanks for sharing!
    i love olivia wilde’s hair and makeup. 🙂

  3. March 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I love Natalie Portman’s and Katie Holmes’ dresses.

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  4. March 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    didn’t watch the show (way too long for me :P) but I’ve seen some of the dresses and I like the red ones from your selection, also Heidi Klum’s whole ensemble and Nina Dobrev’s hairstyle. I’m really sorry Emma Stone didn’t wear something gorgeous this time 😛

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  5. Jay
    March 4, 2012 at 1:19 am

    All these ladies look lovely! 😀

  6. March 4, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Lots of beautiful dresses out there, hard to pick favorite:-) But I guess I like Gwyneth’s white dress – so classy and perfect.
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  7. March 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Those dresses are absolutely beautiful. Gwyneth and Milla dresses are divine !
    Love your selection.

  8. March 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Beautiful Post… Gorgeous Ladies

  9. March 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    yet again, you marvel me with your blog’s unique perspective. i hadn’t seen the after party looks until now. i agree they were well done. i also hadn’t seen the hair, & make-up details. i’m so glad i discovered your blog months ago. it’s a delightful treasure! 🙂

  10. March 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    They were all gorgeous! Kate Hudson was my favourite!

  11. March 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    They all wore such beautiful gowns but I like how you highlighted their makeup as well – J. Lo always looks flawless!

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  12. March 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Great post, Milla is gorgeous 🙂

  13. March 5, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I didn’t get to see alot of the post Oscar party looks and I also appreciate the hair and beauty roundup so thanks for posting! Milla’s retro glam looks was one of my faves! It’s a look she does so well.
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  14. March 5, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Gorgeous! You picked all the best looks. Such lovely ladies and the hair and makeup is so glamorous as well! Lovely blog 🙂

  15. March 6, 2012 at 4:53 am

    kate looked like a fairy in that beaded dress, though she’s always beautiful!

  16. March 6, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I never saw Kate Bosworth’s dress. Perfection!

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  17. March 6, 2012 at 7:15 am
  18. March 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

    It just took me soo long to look through all these, hehe. I missed some of these after party looks and I have to admit I love Heidi Klum’s look in that bright yellow dress. It’s so much fun and I like the metallic embellishments. I think Kate Bosworth’s dress is really unique too.

    great post,

  19. March 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    So many beautiful dresses and looks this year. Gwyneth Paltrow was my hands down favorite…gorgeous. Also, belated, thank you so, so much for giving us the Versatile Blogger Award. We are THRILLED and will get to work on our post!!

  20. Ine
    March 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    wow kate bosworth and katie holmes look adorable!!!

  21. March 7, 2012 at 3:00 am

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  23. March 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

    awesome! love your work under those looks! athough I did see toins of post about the academy awards this is the best

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  24. March 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Hi lovely, his favorites are my favorites!!!
    Have a good week!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  26. March 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

    doesn’t it seem like everyone was dressing for the grammy’s or the golden globes? i kind of miss the old school glamour and gowns of the previous oscars! loved chastain’s dress though!

  27. March 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

    they are gorgeous! love them<3
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  28. March 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

    stunning people, wonderfull eaving, it is kind of magic once a year.
    Loved heidi in Yellow, hated natalie in polkadot, she is so much prettier than that dress.

  29. June 24, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Great blogpost!
    You definitely picked the best looks!

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