Friday, 22 February 2013

FF: Oscar Buzz

Oscar Oscar read all about it! Ooo delicious goodness of Hollywood glamour. The indulgent appeal of seeing stars walk the red carpet, best and worst dress, the speeches, the songs, the mistakes and the always amusing cue exit music.

So as we are but a few steps away from the wonderful night that is let us take a look back at some of the highlights of past Academy Awards.

Audrey Hepburn! It would be blasphemy if I didn't talk about this angel first. So innocent and so elegant. Her speech is full of happiness and young hope. Oh the 1950s how wonderful a decade you were. This dress was not just a pretty little thing it spawned a legend both for Audrey and for the great Hubert de Givenchy and their legendary friendship that would follow.

Julia Roberts. It was a triumphant move to filter through the back catalogue and adorn the red carpet in this magical vintage Valentino.

Cate Blanchett. You know me and colour - can't get enough of the stuff and I'm getting sick of the multitudes of beige that seem to be on every actress. In 2005 Cate looked like a radiant beam of light as she graced the 77th Academy Awards in this number. The contrasting burgundy sash just the icing on top of the perfect cake. And what a beautiful number to win best supporting actress for The Aviator. Valentino you did it again!

Michelle Williams. We all know I'm a fan of her style and this has to be one of my all time favourite dresses. Just look at her. It just feels right, as if the dress only came about because of her. And here was a time the great and late Heath Ledger graced the world of Hollywood. Couldn't resist this adorable snap.

We all remember those wonderful speeches - some because of their humour, others because of their elated happiness, while many actors use their talent to raise political issues, world problems and support for a cause. We all remember the young Ben Affleck and Matt Damon full of gun hoe enthusiasm and adrenalin, the emotional Gwyneth Paltrow in pink Ralph Lauren, the spontaneous kiss between Adrien Brody and Halle Berry.

And of course a nostalgic look at the Oscars cannot go without mentioning these wacky number...

Bjork adorned in a swan...

and Cher. Well, being Cher...

Catch you on Tuesday where it will be tasty!


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