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Hooray for Awards Season!


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Awards Season in Hollywood is the perfect opportunity for brides to be and their entourage to sink their teeth into the smorgasbord of designer delicacies on the red carpet. Here you will find the perfect dresses and accessories and inspiration in putting together your look for your big day. It is easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood award shows. From hearing about the years favoured pre-awards detox, facelifts, and work-out programs, celebrity rumours and run-ins and the people behind Spanx must rub their hands in glee as the ladies squeeze their way into their designer gowns.

For me I love getting the sneak peek into the venue, to see how the event designers work around the clock to style up the venue from table decorations to the catering and even the SWAG (Stuff We All Get) bags the stars send their assistants in to collect for them. The Golden Globes would probably be the equivalent to the Wedding Rehearsal with the Oscars being the actual Wedding. This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what is around the corner in February as the stars prepare for their big day. This is where you watch and plot your own wedding party outfits all worthy of a walk down the red carpet and a mention in the fashion recaps on television and magazines.

Pink Frosting have their own resident Fashion Design Guru – introducing the style savvy Jodie! She has been my eyes and ears on the red carpet as my track record with picking outfits is dismal. What I think is a lovely outfit often ends up getting dragged through the mud by the E! Fashion Team led by Joan Rivers, so to Jodie I owe her a huge thanks and her picks are most definitely beautiful and totally compatible with wedding styles. So what are her celeb picks and how can you take that style star and make it yours? Jodie has broken down the red carpet into four categories; Silvery White, Neutrals, Rich and Bold Colours, and of course Man Candy!

This year the trend for the women is the strapless and incredible well-fitted gown. Sparkly details with a simple elegance that can easily transition from acceptance speech to “I Do” on your day. The standouts in the Silvery White go to Nicole Richie in her super silver, eye catching Julien Macdonald gown. The ‘diamond’ effect works perfectly with her tiny frame. The fabric has an almost metal-like texture a leap away from her usual chic bohemian look that we all know and love. Jessica Biel also stepped out in a shimmering Elie Saab sheer lace frock with a daring thigh-high split up the front. Cinched in with a sash and flower, the long sheer sleeves this dress would be ideal for the retro bride. There is something about it that despite being slightly daring, would still settle in place at a wedding.

I love the television show Modern Family and three of their ladies shone on the red carpet. Covering the neutral trend was Julie Bowen in a divine blush coloured Reem Acra frock that was fitted on top with pretty beaded cap sleeves and it just flowed out into soft layers and with silver shoes – that lady is style and any bride that goes for this look could definitely be mistaken for a red carpet run away! Next up is her on-screen daughter Sarah Hyland in a youthful and chic Dolce & Gabbana lacy gown that really suits her age (I believe she is 21 years old). Sheer lace over what appears to be a satin mini dress, cinched in at the waist with a dark coloured sash, teemed with classic and understated jewellery and a soft swept up do this look could work for the young bride or the younger bridesmaids.

Charlize Theron stands out with her very bold choice of a Dior neutral coloured gown. She went with a sleek gown with a plunging neckline and thigh high split. Around her waist the sash is pinned with a pretty diamond broach and bunched to sit over the thigh. With strappy heels in the same colour as her dress and simple makeup and wispy up do, if you wanted to carry this look on your wedding you could tweak the neckline and maybe drop the split to just above the knee. Kate Beckinsale screams BRIDAL in her choice of Roberto Cavalli outfit (image credit: Love, Love Me Do). This would be the easiest dress to take from the celebrity and put on the bride. Fitted bodice which flared out from the knees, a very elegant gown and a very good choice!

Now for the girls that like the bold and rich colours. According to Jodie, Emma Stone’s Lanvin Greek Goddess style gown can transition to fit and flatter any shape and size and would be ideal for your bridesmaids. The studded cap sleeves and the basic black belt with an elaborate buckle give this classic look a touch of edginess to it. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara made jaws drop in a delicious Vera Wang gown. The sapphire blue gown fits her shape of which she is famous for. Vera has done a wonderful job at softly accentuating Sofia’s bust without popping them out and the pin tuck around her hips makes her look sleek as the fabric then flows out around her feet. The way the blue shimmers she looks like a Siren rising from the sea. Next in line of Jodie’s picks is Stacey Kiebler, George Clooneys current squeeze and as long as she stays with Clooney, unfortunately she will always be a bridesmaid and never the bride. She chose a simple Valentino column gown in a bold red colour. This screams bridesmaid. It is chic and polished and add some little jewels, George Clooney may just turn up! 

The Man Candy opted for the classic tuxedo. Leo was slick and shiny in his black tux with a bow tie while rowdy Scot and ladies’ man Gerard Butler scruffed it up with his hair and stubble tied up in a bow tie. So much easier for the guys don’t you think?

Anyway, I hope Jodie and I have given you some food for thought and we look forward to going over the Oscars next month!



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