BEST DRESSED

OSCARS 2013

Last night was the Oscars, i love looking at the Red Carpet outfits in envy wishing i could one day were a dress for Red Carpet! After looking through the imagery taken from last night these three outfits are my favourite – all images from VOGUE website.

amanda seyfried - alexander mcqueen - lila embriodered organza

Amanda SeyfriedAlexander Mcqueen
The tear drop shaping around the bust works really well joining up with the collar makes the garment shape flow. I love the lilac embroided lace, its so feminine and pretty which matches Amandas hair and make-up.

Jessica Chastain - strapless blush giorgio armani

Jessica Chastain Giorgia Armani
Again, i love the feminity of this garment, the simplicity of the strapless shape works well as a long straight garment hugging the figure. Such a simple shape, yet the detail shines through with the blush sequin detailing.

amy adams - strapless lavender gown full ruffled skirt - oscar de la renta

Amy AdamsOscar De La Renta
This is such a beautifull garment, i just love the skirt construction with the soft full ruffled layers. The pale lavender gown really goes well Amys hair and complextion. Again it is strapless allowing all the eye catching detail to the skirt.

MASTER OF COUTURE

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robertsoscars2001

Two weeks ago I went to London for a weekend of shopping and exploring! Whilst i was there i visited the Valentino Exhibiton at Somerset House which was amazing! Full of over 150 couture garments and accessories. Photos were not allowed to be taken, but instead of the garments being displayed behind a glass screan they were along the side of the walk way designed as a catwalk show with chairs (not to touch) but allowing you to really look at the garments closely. I loved the decorative beaded embellishments, chantilly lace panels, tucks and pleats and of course my favourite at the moment – Velvet!

The garment that stood at to me in particular was the A/W 1992/93 Black velvet and tulle evening gown with white ribbon detailing also worn by Julia Roberts (above) to the 2001 Oscar Ceremony. I love the simplistic evening style with the linear ribbon design. The black and white colour scheme really stands out without being over the top or too dark. In the exhibition there was also examples of fabric maniplutation techiniques used in Valentinos work as well as mini video tutorials showing the public how to create the techniques – i thought this was a really good extra feature to the exhibition!

ANNA PALMA

I’ve always had a strong interest in photography as well as fashion and have always had a go a photographing my own pieces in different querky ways. I think photography and fashion just go so well together! Recently i came across this art and design blog called ‘We and the colour’. Really interesting wide ranged art and design blog, with lots of new innovative ideas by designers and freelancers.

http://weandthecolor.com

On it i found this fashion photographer Anna Palma, she has alot of photographs based around children and childrenswear but in particular i really liked this collection of images called ‘Gravure: India Menuez’. Definitely want to try some more photography in the future! These photos have a really unusal look and style which i love because its so unique and inspiring. I really like the use of lighting, and colour, almost blurred effect. You can see whats going on in every image but they have a ‘mysterious’ edge to them.

All Images taken from website: http://annapalma.com/all/

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