Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Best Dressed...


The Night of Nights...
The Oscars 2011

For some the Oscar’s is the most exciting day of the year – the excitement is for the question ‘What will they wear?’, which momentarily overshadows ‘Who will win?’.  With the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA’s all preceding the event it is climax event for movies, fashion and Hollywood!

Here are my picks for Best Dressed – and of course some of our gorgeous gowns that will help you recreate the look for your big day.

On what other day are full length sequin gowns except for the Oscar’s (and your wedding day)?  This has definitely been the trend all award season and I am in love with this elegant look from Amy Adams.

Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott

Amy’s gown in deep blue/ purple is accented with the sequins making it memorising like the night’s sky.  Highlighting her red hair the best actress nominee for ‘The Fighter’ accented her look with Cartier emeralds and diamonds for a fantastic look.


This sleek sequin gown with its boat-line neckline and low V-neck back is great for brides wanting to evoke this look.

Gwyneth Paltow in Calvin Klein Collection

Gwyneth looks so chic in the fluid metallic column gown from the Calvin Klein Collection - she is a star.
To create this look try our Keisha gown from the Karen Willis Holmes ready to wear collection. ‘Keisha’ feature a strapless corset and bias skirt in sequin georgette overlay.  At the hip is velvet ribbon detail finished with a brooch – almost identical to Gwyneth’s gown.



Are you after the sparkle but not in a full-length gown?  Than get inspired by Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier.  This nude gown with gold sequin detail and tulle skirt is a feminine look.   The edition of these sleeves that work effortlessly with the gown and is a twist on the more traditional cap sleeve.

Mandy Moore in Monqiue Lhuillier

The Karen Willis Holmes ‘Claudia’ gown is from the Couture Collection.  This slimline V-neck wedding gown created from liquid silver sequins. Fullness at the hem from a tulle godet skirt creates a beautiful fishtail effect.


Natalie Portman in Rodarte

The lady of the moment Natalie Portman has had a dream couple of months.  Natalie, who won Best Actress for her role in ‘Black Swan’ looked beautiful in this royal purple off the shoulder Rodarte gown with pleats falling down the middle of her baby bump.


This buster gown with draped and ruched bodice and skirt in silk georgette is a great gown for those brides inspired by Natalie’s look.

Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

Last year’s Best Actress winner, Sandra Bullock looks every bit the movie star.  Her scarlett Vera Wang gown is a classic silhouette with interesting bust and train detail.  Finishing her look with an updo and minimal makeup I love Sandra’s style.


Our ‘Sharon’ gown showcases the silhouette and mood of Sandra’s gown.  The corset features ribbon and topstitching detail to enhance the corset design and the fitted panelled skirt with train is dramatic and elegant. The ‘Sharon’ is also available at our Ready to Wear stores.

Helen Mirren in Vivienne Westwood

Helen Mirren looks stunning in this Vivienne Westwood pewter gown.  I love Vivienne Westwood's design aesthetic and this is a great look for Helen - this woman knows how to dress for her age and wow’s us every time.

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa

Looking lovely and age appropriate is Haille Steinfeld in Marchesa.  Word has it that the 14 year old True Grit and Oscar nominee had a hand in designing the gown and I think this tea length gown is perfect.  A fashionista in the making – can’t wait to see more of her on the red carpet.

Camila Alves in Kaufman Franco

Matthew McConaughey’s leading lady Camilla Alves looked stunning in this Kaufman Franco gown.  The billowing skirt with tulle underlay is dramatic yet simple.  Our new gown ‘Evie’ in powerloom silk features a ruched bodice with spaghetti straps and wrap waist tie.  The full pleated skirt creates the billowing effect your after if Camilla’s gown caught your eye.


For more information about our Couture and Ready to Wear Collections please contact us on (02) 9519 3901

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