Oh Oscars, I do love you so! Even though I rarely get to the theater these days (I only saw one nominated movie this year, go Slumdog Millionaire!) it’s still an absolute delight to curl up on my couch to watch the show, wine and snacks in hand, and Kleenex at the ready! I get giddy watching the fashion during the red carpet arrivals, I get emotional listening to the acceptance speeches, and I love finding inspiration for wedding style in the glamorous clothing, hairstyles, jewelry and accessories worn by all the stars.
Last night was no exception in the inspiration category, especially with the hairstyles. Many lovely ladies wore their hair pulled back in low, structured, old-Hollywood glam chignons like Kate Winslet, Freida Pinto, Anne Hathaway and Penelope Cruz, and others like Amy Adams, Vanessa Hudgens and Marisa Tomei went for a looser and more tousled version of the look. All of these styles would look amazing with sparkling earrings, big and small, and would leave lots of room for wearing various kinds of bridal hair accessories or veils.
Other starlets opted for wearing their hair down, either partially pulled back like Angelina Jolie (love those green earrings!) Jessica Biel and Melissa George; all the way down in smooth waves like Sarah Jessica Parker, Robin Wright Penn, Amanda Seyfried, and Alicia Keys; or all the way down in a slightly more deconstructed and modern style like Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Mann and Viola Davis. Pretty! These looks work especially well with strapless dresses and simple necklines so the long hair doesn’t compete with the top of the dress.
(All images from Yahoo News and Yahoo Movies)
The men in attendance didn’t look too shabby either! There were lots of classic tuxedos with bowties (my favorite!) on men like the dashing Mr. Bond James Craig, Brad Pitt, Dominic Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Zach Efron, Dustin Lance Black and Michael Sheen. Modern tuxedos with solid black neckties also looked amazing on guys like Robert Downey Jr., Danny Glover, Matthew Broderick and Emile Hirsch. Yum, handsome! All great looks for men at formal, sophisticated weddings.
Thanks Oscars! Can’t wait til next year! Who were your faves?
Funny! Slumdog was the only movie I saw as well, and Freida Pinto’s dress was my favorite.
Wow – I didn’t watch the Oscars last night but after reading your post feel like I did.. Sara Jessica Parker looks AMAZING! Seriously, she steels the show from her hair and makeup to that dress. Wow!
I love seeing the hairstyles of the celebrities. Some of them would be beautiful wedding hairstyles.
i still can’t get over angelina jolie’s earrings. that’s so my style – a simple black gown and a pop of green. to die for!
daniel craig gets me hot. just sayin.
Zac Efron is a good looking guy, but the mini bowtie he was wearing just didn’t complement his looks :( Jen Anniston’s dress was hotter than Jolie’s, but I simply adore Jolie’s emerald earrings and ring :) Hot! :) Miley’s dress at the Academy Awards was fun too :)
Great post, thanks for sharing :)