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Oscars 2014: Jennifer Garner In Oscar de la Renta

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Where: At the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A silver tulle tiered fringe Oscar de la Renta gown with micro bugle and bead embroidery, teamed with a OdlR silver crown Goa clutch, diamond bracelets and delicate drop earrings from Forevermark

Verdict: When I saw this dress on the red carpet I wasn’t blown away, normally I really love flapper-inspired gowns, but this dress didn’t seem showy enough for the Oscars or for one of my favourite actress who always has an elegance about her.

Don’t get me wrong this beaded gown is nice, exquisitely made, and even though it did shimmer better on the Oscar stage than on the red carpet – this dress just wasn’t enough. Maybe I being very picky, or maybe because there were a handful of other looks that I loved more, for once Jennifer Garner just didn’t make my best dressed list.

But can I say that her side-swept hair and loose waves and flawless make-up was one of the best of the night – simply gorgeous. Plus I loved her bright red nails.

Were you taken with Jennifer Garner’s flapper-inspired look?

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American Music Awards: Katy Perry In Oscar de la Renta

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Who: Katy Perry

Where: At the 2013 American Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A black strapless polka dot Oscar de la Renta sheer tulle gown, featuring embroidered flowers from the spring/summer 2014 collection, teamed with Olympia Le-Tan ‘Webster’s New World Dictionary’ book clutch and a statement pink cocktail ring

Verdict: I love how Katy Perry can mix elegance with her quirky personality. This gown is gorgeous, I love the dots and floral appliqués, as well as the sheer tulle overlay to the skirt. But for me it is the styling that I love the most – from the Old Hollywood waves to her hair to the bold matte-red lippy, and most of all that spectacular Olympia Le-Tan box clutch.

I am a little bag/clutch obsessed and my wishlist is filled with these statement Olympia Le-Tan box clutches, they are whimsical, quirky, and gorgeously constructed – but at £1000 they are a little out of my price range, but they are pretty to look at and it is always nice to see them on the red carpet.

You can actually pick up Katy Perry’s ‘Webster’s New World Dictionary’ box clutch for £1749.51 via Farfetch – and I couldn’t resist picking out a few of my other favourites:

[Pic: via facebook.com/oscardelarenta]

Floral Beauty: Blake Lively In Oscar de la Renta

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Who: Blake Lively

Where: At the 2013 ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s’ event in New York City

Wearing: A white silk faille floral woodblock printed Oscar de la Renta gown featuring sorbet threadwork and sequin embroidery from the spring/summer 2014 collection, teamed with an Oscar de la Renta sorbet crystal necklace and nude Christian Louboutin heels

Verdict: I am in love with this off-the-shoulder romantic floral number by Oscar de la Renta. Not only is it beautiful, the embroidery and floral design is divine, it is nice to see a different side to Blake Lively – maybe her fashion choice was down to the fact she was accompanying her hubbie, Ryan Reynolds.

It is hard to pull off this bell-shape silhouette, but I think Blake does it with ease and looks charming and elegant – for me this beautiful gown is like a work of art.

Finishing off her look Blake stuck to the runway styling teaming her gorgeous gown with a sequinned necklace also by Oscar de la Renta, which added a modern touch to the vintage-vibe of the dress.

As well as loving the gown, her hair and make-up is also adorable and flawless, her loose, half-up hairdo looked perfection.

I have really been missing Blake Lively on the red carpet – hopefully she will make more appearances in the run up to award season.

[Pic: via facebook.com/oscardelarenta]

Cover Loving: Nina Dobrev In Dior For Cosmopolitan

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There have been some different poses on the September issues – there was Kate Perry doing the Flamingo for ELLE UK, the criss-cross legs and arms craziness of Jennifer Aniston for US Glamour, and then a pose I think Tyra Banks would be impressed with – the lovely Nina Dobrev doing the ‘oops my shoe just came off’ on the cover of US Cosmopolitan.

The Vampire Diaries star looks absolutely incredible on the cover in a gorgeous houndstooth Dior dress teamed with matching Valentino heels – this awkward pose isn’t easy to pull off but she really does it with ease while keeping her face and expression looking amazing. Plus I don’t normally care so much about the cover lines, but I do love how Cosmo wrapped them perfectly to show off her flawless figure.

I think I just love how Cosmo this cover is!!!

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Shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath and styled by Aya Kanai, the cover story continues to impress inside with a fashion editorial featuring looks from Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, more Valentino, and that Gucci dress that everyone can’t get enough of – we’ve seen Jennifer Lopez in it, Olivia Wilde and Chloë Moretz.

My favourite look though has to be this gorgeous Michael Kors with the orange skirt teamed with those hot laced-up boots in front of such a picturesque background – plus her hair, braided to the side is just divine.

Are you a fan of Nina Dobrev’s debut Cosmo cover?

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