First came the Golden Globes, then came the S.A.G. Awards. Now it's finally time for the grand finale of the red carpet award season, Hollywood's glitziest night, the Academy Awards! I was quite impressed with a handful of the ladies and gentlemen's fashions. However, I didn't care much for the full, flowy, and princessy type gowns (sorry Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence) but I did love the amount of facial hair present on quite the number of the men (Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, etc)! What can I say...I'm a sucker for men with well-groomed and grown beards!
So starting with this Academy Awards, I've created a special award, the Golden Doily Duck, for my #1 Fashion Favorites for both Ladies and Gentlemen. The top favorite lady will be crowned 'Best Dressed Duck' and the top favorite gentleman will be crowned 'Best Dressed Drake'!
And here are my top fashion favorites of Oscars 2013:
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3. Samantha Barks
British singer and actress Samantha Barks looked effortlessly sexy in her classic Valentino LBD with deep plunging v-neckline. In addition, that necklace of hers was absolutely stunning!
2. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington looked beautiful in her strapless coral gown by Miu Miu. I loved her embellished, glittering top with Swarovski crystals paired with belted long, solid bottom gown. Kerry was so fashionably detailed with her entire look from her middle-part hairstyle, soft and simple make-up, to her gorgeous Chopard jewelry. She is definitely becoming one of my favorites on the Red Carpet events.
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3. Chris Evans
Chris Evans looked absolutely handsome in his classic Gucci suit and sexy beard.
2. Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper looked exceptionally sharp in his three-piece Tom Ford tuxedo with extra wide lapel. I also dug his slicked back hair and complementary beard! But most of all, I thought there was nothing more fashionable than bringing your mom as your date to the Oscars. Bradley's mom, Gloria, looked so cute with her feather shawl and was beaming with pride to be there with her son.
And now I present to you the winners of the 1st Annual Golden Doily Duck:
The Golden Doily Duck
BEST DRESSED DUCK
Naomi Watts was the standalone fashion queen for the evening! She exuded pure glamour and dazzled in her metallic sequined Giorgio Armani Prive gown. I just absolutely loved the whole look on Naomi and that cut out design on the left side was dangerously unique and sexy! Even her beau Liev Schreiber could not keep his eyes off of her. She totally rocked it!
BEST DRESSED DRAKE
1. Eddie Redmayne
Actor Eddie Redmayne was definitely the King of the Red Carpet. Skipping his signature velvet suits, Eddie looked sharp in his Alexander McQueen classic black tuxedo with peak lapels. He is hands down the master of wearing the perfectly tailored slim fit suit. Just dashing!
And that concludes this year's red carpet award season! It's been fashionably fun and I can't wait to see what next year's Hollywood award season has in store for fashion fans like me to oohh and aaww over! Of course, if Naomi or Eddie would like to claim their Golden Doily Duck awards, I would be more than happy to send it to them ;-)
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