torsdag den 23. februar 2012

The 84th Academy Awards



My expectations for the red carpet!
The countdown has begun, 3 more days to go, and many of us will be spellbound to the television screen watching the stars strolling down the red carpet in their awesome gowns. They will be sparkling. We can know for sure, that most of them have been preparing their look for hours and hours, many of them for even days and weeks, so that they can look absolutely stunning this night. I am always looking forward to seeing those stars making their entrance at the Kodak Theatre.
Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera 2003, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture 2011,  Angeline Jolie in Elie Saab 2009, Vera Farmiga in Marchesa 2010,
Penelope Cruz in Versace Atelier 2007.


I adore watching all the beautiful dresses, but what I love the most is being surprised! I just loved it when Bjørk appeared in the swan dress designed by Marjan Pejoski at the red carpet by the Kodak Theatre in 2001. It was beautiful and funny at the same time. I also loved the costume she wore the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. The dress was very nice handcrafted, and was a great way of breaking the conventions for the female way of dressing.



 Bjørk in swan dress by Marjan Pejoski at the Oscars in 2001 and wearing an origami dress at The Cannes Film Festival in 2000.

However that’s more than ten years ago and not many women have dared to break the conventions since. Luckily the world has been blessed with a new outgoing and provocative superstar Lady Gaga, and I just adore her. You know, that it is going to be a fantastic visual and dramatic show every time she appears. The costumes and the things she has been wearing are not few, and I just hope that she will keep on surprising the audience and breaking the conventions. Thank you GaGa!

Lady Gaga at Brit awards 2010 a tribute to Alexander McQueen, Lady Gaga in a Jean Paul Gaultier dress at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, and Franc Fernandez's Design of Lady Gaga's Meat Dress at the Video Music Awards 2010,
Lady Gaga in a Giorgio Armani Prive gown at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

I do not expect the actors to appear in gowns as crazy, as the ones of Lady Gaga and Bjørk, but I think it would be fabulous if just one of the red carpet strollers would dare to surprise the spectators and their colleagues. However I will not be disappointed if none of them surprises me, because I still love watching nice dresses and beautiful people.

There is a middle way. The actors do not have to freak out like Lady Gaga at the Oscars to make me happy, but I would be overwhelmed if one of the actors appeared in one of the dresses designed by Viktor & Rolf in 2010. Those are just meant for the red carpet, if you ask me. They are totally high fashion, beautiful, sexy and very dramatic on the same time, and I just love them!

Viktor & Rolf Spring 2010
I would also adore seeing people at the show wearing nice wigs, or having dramatic hair styles. I think that the actors are often too conventional in their way of hair dressing –extremely straight or classic diva curls! I think these pink wigs from Jean Paul Gaultier and the fluffy hairstyle in the center are extremely sexy.

Wigs and fashion by Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2012.
In the center hair & makeup by Myf Shepherd

One of the actors that will never disappoint me is Nicole Kidman. She has been my favorite superstar for more than a decade now. Though she is very classy, she manages to change her look very often. She can be sweet or sexy and no matter what look she appears in, it’s very believable. She is truly a great actress both off and on the screen.

Nicole Kidman in Jean Paul Gaultier 2003, Balenciaga 2007,
Christian dior 2011, Gucci 2005.

You are very welcome to tell me who your favorite actress or fashion designer is, or what you love the most about watching the Oscars.

The pictures I have used for this post have been found at many different sites, and the photographers have not been credited, so I do not know the author of these photos, but I thank you.
Also thanks to: http://oscar.go.com/red-carpet, http://bjork.com/, http://www.ladygaga.com/bornthiswayball/http://www.viktor-rolf.com/, http://www.jeanpaulgaultier.com/brand/  and http://julialapin.typepad.com/bunnybisous/2009/02/i-prefer-to-smell-like-my-natural-self-naturally-i-smell-like-roses-though.html






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  3. I think the dresses on the first and last picture are the prettiest.

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