In NY, we're enjoying Fashion Week; however, this Sun the world turns its attention to the Oscar's in LA. This is always a great time to check out great designs and what the celebs will appear in. Lien Ta, Hollywood.com's celebrity/fashion editor knows a lot about the red carpet and is never too shy to share her thoughts! Below she dishes on her thoughts on the red carpet and answers Kitten Lounge's most important question - how we can bring the looks we see into our everyday lives! Make sure to tune into the 81st annual Oscar's on Feb, 22nd at 8pm on ABC to see all the glam and we will make sure to get additional comments from Lien about her thoughts on the red carpet!
What are the latest red carpet no-no's?
1. Mimicking Jennifer Aniston's snooze-style (I call it: "If Audrina Went to College ..."). Penelope Cruz is doing a helluva job at this.
2. Going all bridal, all the time. Not-so-new bride Nicole Kidman has got to start saying no to white gowns.
3. Slits cut WAY too high. Ahem, Beyonce. The red carpet isn't a music video. Vintage No-No: Refrain from bad fake tanning, a la Charlize Theron.
Who are repeat offenders and who will rise above?
Speaking for major red-carpet events specifically, Angelina Jolie has repeatedly given herself a muffin top with her poorly shaped Max Azria dresses. She often skews "too simple," but quiet glamour works for her -- so long as the muffin top is OUT.
Since her breakup with Mr. Scum, Anne Hathaway = heaven. Buuuuut, lately, she's erred on too weird or too-too daring, so she'll have to be very smart for her first Oscars. I think she will. She'll opt for something very glamorous and special.
Marisa Tomei is a bit of a loose cannon on the red carpet. She's worn some pretty hideous things and some very acceptable things. (I loved her butter-yellow SAG gown but what the heck with the lack of makeup?) She'll look beautiful for the Oscars ... but I imagine at least one thing will be off.
Scarlett Johansson, who's really overdone the "old Hollywood" look. She's made it look almost passe. And I'm sick of the bold, disgusting floral patterns she's been ga-ga for of late.
Cameron Diaz is always kind of crazy. But, really, it's the best way for Cameron to get a little bit of attention, but she has no business being at the Oscars, Globes, et al.
Renee Zellweger is a mess. Always. If it's not her gown (oh, God, the Globes), it's her hair that looks like a brokedown bird's nest.
And though Penelope Cruz skews boring, I think she'll surprise us all for the big night.
How can we apply the trends that will hit the carpet into our "going out looks" when we're hanging out in the Hamptons, Meat Packing District etc?
I think many people feel that the red carpet looks are so glam that we can't take portions of that into how we dress and I believe we can!
The best two ways at adopting a red-carpet flair to your everyday going-out attire is (a.) jewelry and (b.) shoes. Naturally, you wouldn't want to wear a mermaid gown whilst on a bar crawl, but you can flaunt a pair of outrageous Louboutins or wear turquoise jewelry (like Cameron Diaz) and long strands of (fake) diamonds (like Christina Applegate) or one very cool, very big earring (like Angelina Jolie). Next: Try out a short dress.