There are so many things to love about the Oscars. As I watched the event this year I was overcome by the inspirations, art, talent, hard work, raw emotions, beauty and awesomeness. Everything….it’s like artistic overload. The films, the talents it took to produce them, the sets, the music, the production, the presenters and of course, the fashion. Ahhhh, the fashion. Who doesn’t love gowns? Now lets narrow that down a bit….who in the wedding industry doesn’t love gowns? The worlds of wedding and fashion have been drawing closer and closer and my mind had a difficult time separating them as I watched.
WEARING THE OSCARS TO YOUR WEDDING
Lets begin with the hair. Although I can’t say that the hair is just as important as the gown, it’s up there. Your hair is a way to put your little spin on a gown, make it your own, introduce your personality to the ensemble. There was some brilliant styling at the Oscars this year that would be so very lovely when matched with any number of dresses. Here are some ideas.
Hailee Steinfeld updo paired with Maggie Sottero
Elie Saab on Mila Kunis paired with the loose assymetrical bun Michelle Williams wore in 2009
Michelle’s short & sweet pixie paired with Sarah Seven
Anne Hathaway’s messy tresses paired with Melissa Sweet for Priscilla of Boston
Or, lets say you’re a vintage, green kinda girl.
Livia Firth wore a Gary Harvey dress as part of her Green Carpet Challenge. Sadly, you cannot buy the gown but you can be inspired by it. Harvey pieced together an amazing fete of recycling, repurposing and upcycling by constructing one gown from eleven dresses, all vintage, thrift and charity buys from the era of The King’s Speech. How amazingly relevant and beautiful.
And, let’s just take a moment of silence for Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior, Hilary Swank in her feathered, grey Gucci , Florence Welch in a dreamy, romantic Valentino and Halle Berry in a crystal encrusted, nude Marchesa. All four are wearing gowns that could easily feel at home on a blushing bride, should she be so fortunate. These gowns will walk the red carpet or the aisle with style.
All photos credits given via links below each grouping.