Lights…Camera…and After Party Fashion

After the Oscars…the stars changed in to more experimental and fun outfits to attend the after parties by Vanity Fair and Elton John. Check out my favorites….there was color, sequins, expensive couture,  beautiful cuts, bows, Cartier and Tiffany Jewels…and the list goes on…

  • Petra Nemcova, model wore a beautiful silver, Art Deco-inspired one-shoulder gown by European couture design house, Ralph & Russo.The slinky dress, which was hand-embellished with crystals, was juxtaposed with a dramatic, black silk bow belt and a thigh-high slit.Black t-strap sandals and a black clutch, both from Salvatore Ferragamo, along with Chopard diamond and black gemstone pendant earrings, accented that artistically oversized bow at her waist.
  • Miranda Kerr, the supermodel selected a Valentino Fall 2012 Couture dress. On most anyone else, such a design—which was equal parts seductive siren and glamorous nightgown—would have not worked. Miranda manages to pull it off, flaunting several of the evening’s trends, including the baroque look, with the top-to-bottom embellishment on this smokey-colored gown.  Side-swept waves and a bold red lip provided a glamour-filled finish.
  • Heidi Klum channeled the Oscar statuette with her gold Julien Macdonald gown. While the ‘Project Runway’ host isn’t an Academy Award winner, she certainly was displaying her own ‘trophy’ set. I did appreciate the Art Deco-fueled inspiration of this ensemble, what with the geometric beading and matching statement earrings. It also followed the sparkling metallic trend we saw so much of on Sunday’s red carpet. But I simply cannot get past the too-revealing, plunge front of this gown that strutted on the wrong side of risqué—even for this supermodel.
  • Miley Cyrus , the provocative singer-actress chose a sleek, backless Azzaro gown, which flaunted her Pilates-toned frame. I’m so glad Miley left the grunge behind on this occasion, opting for this cleaner look that still had plenty of white-hot sizzle. Rows and rows of chunky Lorraine Schwartz bangles corresponded with the dress’s two chain-like straps that draped across the back. Diamond studs added some sparkle to her face and her blush-toned lippie.
  • Li Bingbing, the Asian brand ambassador for Gucci wore a turquoise pants suit from the brand’s Spring 2013 collection. Li always looks stunning in her Gucci attire, and this vibrant jewel tone looks beautiful with her skin tone. I do think the voluminous ruffles on the sleeves overtake her petite frame a bit, but she still manages to work it out.
  •  Anne Hathaway wore a  custom design from Saint Laurent with a metallic sequin triangular neckline.
  • Bella Heathcote, the Australian actress plucked another nature-inspired cocktail frock, this time from Chanel’s Spring 2013 Couture collection. She took all the sweet elements from the runway and left off the more sinister details seen on the model. That means the whimsical butterfly brooch stayed put. But she skipped the silver space-age gloves and high boots, the gothic organza eyelashes and that feathered topper. Instead, she added some delightful sparkle with a metallic clutch, Jimmy Choo ‘Tease’ sandals and Chanel fine jewels. The off-the-shoulder cape collar and A-line silhouette was charming in this demure, vintage-inspired dress. Bella’s feminine rose-toned makeup and her old Hollywood up do with a side-swept bang completed the retro vibe
  • Natalie Portman, the face for Miss Dior Cherie perfume naturally donned a Christian Dior. The gown’s empire waist gave way to a long, flowing skirt that fell to the floor, elongating her petite frame. The black sash that sliced through the left side of this gown was a modern flourish to edge up the sweet silhouette. Emerald green earrings by Anna Hu cut through this monochromatic moment, and I loved them for that. With a sleek, side-parted up do and a petal-pink lip, the actress and former Academy Award winner looked every bit the effortless star.
  •  Solange Knowles, the singer wore an Emilio Pucci beaded gown with a mesh halter neck in her favorite yellow color. Having worn this color several times before, she knew this look would be complementary with her skin-tone, but it’s the styling which perfects the look for me. Lorraine Schwartz yellow-gold and diamond bracelets plus Lorraine Schwartz and OFIRA rings and a gold clutch added even more drama to her look. We seen Solange rock many forms of her trademark fro’. On this occasion it was more voluminous than ever.
  • Kate Beckinsale stunned in Monique Lhuillier—The designer’s collection was red-carpet worthy, so I’m glad the British actress gave this embellished tulle piece some time in the spotlight. The deco-like embroidery reminded me of a fireworks grand finale, while the above-the-ankle length was a delightful change from the flock of floor-grazing gowns seen on Sunday night. Kate let her dress have all the sparkle, only accessorizing with small diamond studs and a simple pair of black ankle-strap heels. A youthful high ponytail finished this look with a fun flourish.
  • Nicole Richie worked black-and-white to her advantage, the starlet and designer took the plunge in a Roberto Cavalli gown. I have to say it is nice to see a Cavalli number on the red carpet that isn’t peppered with paillettes, sparkly studs and over-the-top panache. This minimalistic little number was just sexy enough to be dangerous, with that V-neck and those black racing stripes than ran across the shoulder and down the side. Nicole accessorized with a demure necklace and a brilliant candy-apple-red box clutch. Her long, wavy bob and a nude lippie completed this mod look.


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