Fashionably Oscars

The belatedness of this post may infuriate you, but I have just decided on my favourite dresses from the Oscars 2015. Yes, that feels like centuries ago. Initially I was not overwhelmed by any of the ladies’ outfit choices for the evening to be brutally honest, as I had not come across the jaw-dropping/Oscars-defining dress that I’m usually exposed to. But then I flicked through the gowns again and decided that everyone looked fantastic, and hence it was difficult to pinpoint a dress that has changed the course of my life forever. Instead I picked a few which made me very happy.

Georgina Chapman Marchesa
Georgina Chapman-Marchesa     vogue.com.au

Few women would be capable of pulling off this gown as effortlessly as Georgina. It’s beautifully adorned and styled with her simple hair and accessories, completely eliminating the possibility that it could be ‘too much’. I particularly love the sheer long sleeves and length of the gown, which make her look like a regal Spanish queen. We can all at least agree that this dress is black and gold.

Jessica Chastain Givenchy
Jessica Chastain – Givenchy      vogue.com.au

Alas another creation by Givenchy, Jessica appears elegant with a sprinkle of sexy. With jewels by Piaget, the dress accentuates her hourglass figure while the navy blue stunningly contrasts against her TV-commercial-worthy hair. It is almost as though you could remove the the loose shoulder straps and unveil an alluring sequin party dress underneath. For me, this is the symbol of red carpet glamour.

Rosamund Pike Givenchy
Rosamund Pike-Givenchy      vogue.com.au

So for starters, Rosamund had a baby about three months ago. This was only one of the things which impressed the pants off me, in addition to how she worked that belt and how that belt worked for the dress. She wore Givenchy Haute Couture and not unlike Jessica, flaunted a beautiful hourglass figure and looked better in red than the carpet. (I know that was a lame crack.)

Lupita Nyong'o Custom Calvin Klein
Lupita Nyong’o – Custom Calvin Klein      vogue.com.au

To be honest, this lady can make a bright purple garbage bag look magnificently unique and chic. I am not so sure if I would love it on anyone else, which is why it had to be included in the top of my list. I swear a star fell from the sky and landed in front of her feet in an effort to commemorate her utter brilliance on the night.

And for the ultimate trend of the evening which leaves absolutely nothing to the dullest imagination…….

Irina Shayk smh.com.au
Irina Shayk- Atelier Versace
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Gigi Hadid- Atelier Versace    gotceleb.com
Rita Ora- Donna Karen Atelier  hollywoodreporter.com
Rita Ora- Donna Karen Atelier
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Although the ‘barely there’ trend can appear as a little ‘cheap’ and maybe distasteful to the naked eye, I congratulate these ladies for having the confidence and ability to pull off such a feat.

Hot bod and a nice booty is recommended, a full brazilian – compulsory.

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Women. Fashion. Power.

Last Saturday was International Women’s day, and despite the fact the women’s accomplishments should be celebrated any day, having a specific day devoted to women’s empowerment allows everyone to reflect on the truly amazing feats that women are capable of achieving. It is recognition of the political, economic and social achievements of women in the past and present and is looking ahead at potential opportunities for success. From all corners of the globe, women of different backgrounds who speak diverse languages congregate to celebrate the struggles that women have overcome as well as to raise awareness of the conflicts that remain in the lives of women today.

Inspiration is something which I don’t lack in my life, as I have my beautiful mother and older sister as my role models to help guide me. A woman who has become a role model overnight due to her rapid success in Hollywood is Lupita Nyong’o. At the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, the Oscar winner delivered an inspirational speech on how she overcame her low self-esteem to follow her dreams. She described a letter that she had received from a young girl with dark skin who had considered buying skin-whitening cream- until she noticed a lady with the same dark complexion on the world’s stage. Unknowingly, Lupita’s success inspired this girl to change her view of herself as well as to imaginably thousands of others. She concluded her incredible speech with an important message to young girls:

“I hope that my presence on your screens and in magazines will lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty, but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty.”

Some people are capable of making a difference despite not anticipating the impact it can have on others. On top of being a young woman who has already made her mark in Hollywood and in the lives of many girls today, the lady knows how to dress to impress. Donning a heavenly pastel blue Prada gown which complimented her in every way, Lupita shone on the red carpet. I especially loved her addition of the headband, which is not something which can be easily pulled off. Perhaps it’s not so subtle but I may have a girl crush.

Oscars 2014 – eonline.com

..And now back to a less glamorous place. Weather in Melbourne has actually been consistent for the past week which is a rare event. The warm temperatures have meant that I could still leave my jeans behind and sport a pair of shorts. I do like bustier tops, however I find that it can occasionally look too- dare I say it- ‘teenybopper’ and cheap when worn simply with skimpy shorts or a skirt. Instead I like to match it up with a cardigan or in this case, a light white shirt!

Shirt- H&M

Top – Minkpink

Shorts- Glassons

Bag – Zara

Shoes- Novo

Yay to celebrating women’s empowerment!