Here are my Top Two Oscar looks of the night:
Carey Mulligan graced the red carpet in this lovely Prada gown. The whole of the night seemed to showcase loads of dresses encrusted with crystals of every kind, but this dress stood out from them all. This was one of the only gowns that I fell in love with upon sight! Along with the classic gold accents which embellished the beautiful heart shaped bodice, there are also little knives, forks and spoons scattered throughout and fading down to the train. Sometimes, dark colors on young women can be a bit overwhelming, and slightly matronly, however the whimically 'Alice and Wonderland'-esque silverware accents made this gown fresh and unique! I also loved her chandelier earrings which did not overpower the dress! They helped bring out her adorable short haircut and her face! I have such a soft spot for women who are able to translate eccentric detailing into elegance!
Kristen Stewart appeared on the Oscar red carpet for the very first time in this lovely midnight blue gown designed by Monique Lhuillier. I thought this dress was radiant, form fitting and smooth as it flared out into the train. The synched waist as well as the designing of slight asymmetric lines made this gown pop, instead of being plain. I always applaud women who understand the adage that 'less is more.' Instead of over doing it with gaudy jewels, Kristen allowed the dress to be the show piece. While she might have donned pearl or chandelier earrings just to add that extra touch, she still stands as one of the best dressed of the evening!