Monday, 25 February 2013

Standing out on the Oscars Red Carpet

There's going to be a lot of talk about who wore the prettiest designer frock on the red carpet. But it all gets a little samey after a while. Here's my take on the people who stood out for looking amazing on the red carpet by not going for the traditional red carpet look.

Emad Burnat, co-director of '5 Broken Cameras'  which was nominated for best Feature Documentary brought he wife Soraya and son Jibreel with him on the red carpet. Her stunningly detailed traditional Palestinian dress, showing that sometimes a headscarf can be an elegant red carpet accessory.

Rachel Mwanza who starred  in Best Foreign Film nominee Rebelle (War Witch). Rachel is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was an illiterated street kid before being cast in the film. Love the African print and highlights of red.

Bombay Jayashri, looking stunning in a pink and gold sari, was up for Best Original Song for singing the lyrics to "Pi's Lullaby" from The Life of Pi.

And I have to give an honourable mention to Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood who actually is wearing a cohesive ensemble on the red carpet. I think this is the best she's looked in years, while still staying 100% true to herself.

And it wasn't just the women:

Best Actor Nominee  for 'The Silver Lining's Playbook' Bradley Cooper was not only the most sophisticated man on the red carpet with with waistcoat and shiny shoes, but also had the most attractive accessory any man can have on his arm, his mother Gloria. I suspect she chose her shoes for comfort.

Who doesn't love a man in a kilt - Here's Seth McFarlane's dad Ron.

Ok - and just because it has to be done, here's my nomination for best frock:


 When wearing this Naeem Khan dress it helps to look like George Clooney's latest lady friend Stacy Keibler, but this gown is absolutely stunning from every angle.

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