Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oscar Fashion Recap on The Morning Blend

What did you think of the Oscar dresses? Hopefully you tuned in to channel 4 The Morning Blend Monday morning to hear all about who wore what, and what the experts thought. I saw a lot of gowns that will definitely be influencing the styles of wedding gowns in 2010. Old Hollywood glamour was reinvented with a modern twist. A lot of celebrities toned down the color and wore neutrals but played up the quality of the fabrics. The body part that is being featured for 2009 is the collar bone and shoulders. These parts were showed off with wonderfully constructed strapless and one shoulder gowns. What will this do for the Bridal Industry?

I would like to start with one of the gowns that I thought was perfect for the glamour of the Red Carpet. Marisa Tomei looked absolutely stunning in this Versace gown that combined old Hollywood glamour with the modern look of wrapping and pin tucking. I think I started drooling when I first was her walking down the carpet, it is a work of art! In the bridal industry we're seeing one shoulder gowns slowly trickle in and I'm expecting them to be even hotter in 2010! And this is going to make the fit n' flare even more important than it is now.

I think Jessica Beil is such a beautiful girl, however this was such a mistake for her. The color doesn't do anything for her and the shape and style of the dress hides that body that she works so hard for. She's made better choices in the past, hopefully she learns that she should show off that body instead of hiding it!!

We didn't have a chance to talk about Natalie Portman on The Morning Blend and I have to say as always I love her choice of gown and color. The orchid tulle dress by Rodarte was the perfect choice to accent her petite body and feature her beautiful face and features. She always chooses a sophisticated gown that shows off her elegance and stature. I was happy to see some color on her seeing as we saw so much cream and ivory. She definitely stood out on the Red Carpet, and that would be the goal right? You can definitely see the influence that this style of gown has in the Bridal Industry. Pronovias is a good example of a designer that designs with a simple elegance that is hard to find anywhere else. The fabrics are light and feel wonderful against the skin, and the shape of their dresses fit to a women's body to show off all of her feminine curves.

Another star that we didn't have a chance to chat about was Anne Hathaway. Talk about a gown that will have a huge influence in the Bridal Industry! She wore a beautifully fully beaded Campagne Diamante gown. While I would say that she looks best in deep jewel tones on the Red Carpet she carried of the neutral look with elegance and ease. When you are wearing a neutral of some sort whether it be cream, ivory, or champagne the easiest way to make sure you pull the look off is by offsetting the neutrals with deeper tones of makeup. This is especially important for special events such as the Red Carpet and your Wedding Day where many pictures will be taken of you and you may not have a chance to touch up your makeup.

There were mixed reviews about Penelope Cruz and her 60 year old vintage cream gown. I was on the fence until I found out that she fell in love with her dress at a Vintage store 8 years ago and when she went back to get it, it was still there. Any gown that has a story to tell with it has even more meaning to it. I wasn't so hot on the tulle skirt, but she has such an exotic elegance that she pulled it off beautifully. Bridal designers seem to be loving body hugging styles right now but I have a feeling that Penelope will be a big influence on the styles in 2010.

Over all I was very impressed with the choices the stylists and stars chose for the Oscars 2009. Old Hollywood Glamour was transformed in an era that is yearning to return to modesty and elegance. We often look to the Stars for fashion influence and I am excited to see what the Bridal and ready wear designers bring to us in fall 2009 and spring 2010. I sure am ready to show off my collar bone and flash a little skin!


Click here to see the The Morning Blend Oscar recap.

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