>Red Carpet Inspiration

1 Mar

>Oh! The Oscars… the only event other than your wedding to which it is considered acceptable to turn up wearing a train. It was one of the most perfect red carpets we have ever seen last night, with star after star shining in swoon-worthy and stunning couture. Two trends reigned: Purple Passion and Whisper White. Here are some of our favourites… *sigh* so beautiful!

Purple Passion: from creamy lilac to lavendar lace, lush plum satin and maroon lace, purple reigns as a regal power colour…

Cate Blanchett shimmers in Givenchy Couture, Image by Getty

Mila Kunis is ravishing in lavender lace by Elie Saab, Image Matt Sayles/AP
Natalie Portman exudes power and elegance in a plum gown by Rodarte, Image Matt Sayles/AP
Scarlett Johansson oozes sensuality in maroon lace by Dolce & Gabbana, Image by Matt Sayles/AP

Whisper White: The perfect choice to convey innocence, purity and perfection. When you want to shine, you do it in white…

Hailee Steinfeld is sugar and spice in this sweet gown by Marchesa, Image by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America
Gwyneth Paltrow sparkles in silver Calvin Klein, Image by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Halle Berry is dramatic yet refined in embellished ivory lace by Marchesa, Image by Matt Sayles/AP

Mandy Moore is the picture of vintage elegance in Monique Lhuillier, Image by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

What were your favourite Oscar gowns? Did any of them inspire your wedding gown, or your bridesmaids gowns? Let us know what you think! Leave your comments or drop by Facebook & Twitter and say hi! :)

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Enjoy the inspiration!
R xox

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3 Responses to “>Red Carpet Inspiration”

  1. Louisa Mankin March 1, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    >Loooooove Halle Berry's dress – stunning! I hate this dress on Mandy Moore, much prefer the one she wore when perfoming!!

  2. Grace W. March 1, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    >I like Hailee Steinfeld's dress, so elegant and really has a 50's vibe about it. What is this hemlined called?

  3. Modern Wedding March 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    >Hi Grace, this gown shape is called a "Ballerina Style" and is characterised primarily by the midcalf length and full skirt. We agree, very elegant and sweet!

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