23 January 2009

Oscar nominations: and the style winners are...

In celebration of the Oscar-dress battle beginning and in commiseration over Sex And The City: The Movie being snubbed by the Oscar panel, we've decided to dedicate this fine Friday to the Alternative Oscars Style Awards. Because you know they should exist...

Best use of dance-wear

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Has ever a wraparound cashmere cardi looked so gorgeous? Cate Blanchett made us want to install a ballet bar in our living room and actually learn how to plié. Something we never thought we'd say.

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Best vintage accessories

Angelina Jolie, Changeling

Before she ends up in the institution, obv. The felt hats, leather gloves and boxy bags were enough to distract us from our it's-actually-quite-easy-to-forget-that-Angelina's-Angelina thoughts that were dominating our Changeling experience.  

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Most iconic scarf

Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire

Didn't we tell you that this season is all about the ‘It' scarf? Case in point: Slumdog Millionaire is a riot of action and colour, yet it's the vision of Freida Pinto's mustard-coloured scarf fluttering around her gorgeous face that still sticks in the memory. V. Good. No wonder she wore that colour to the Golden Globes.

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Best use of aprons

Revolutionary Road

Who knew an apron could be so sexy? Well, if you're a 1950s-style housewife trapped in suburbia. We wouldn't recommend you try this at home. But it did fill our desperate Mad Men void.

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- Hannah Marriott


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