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Bringing Oscar Outfits Home

March 15, 2010

As I was reading all the blog posts and news articles about last week’s Oscar fashions, I got to thinking about how these glamorous outfits could be interpreted. I wanted to translate the feel of the couture gowns into looks that can be worn to the office or out on the town or on a spring vacation.

I started my red-carpet to real-life transformations with Sandra Bullock as I thought she looked fabulous. Her dress was one of my favourites although I do agree with many of the critics that her hair and makeup may have been a bit too harsh.

Here is Sandra on the red carpet:

The Best Actress winner in Marchesa

And this is my interpretation:

Gold & Sparkles

Next comes the striking Jennifer Lopez in ruffles:

Jennifer Lopez poses on the Oscar red carpet

My version is a little more casual:

Violet & Ruffles

Tina Fey was another one of my favourites on Oscar night. Sequins and black are two of my go-to fashion items!

Tina Fey in Michael Kors

I keep the sequins in my version but add tuxedo pants to make the outfit more wearable.

Tuxedo Chic

Cameron Diaz looked like a princess in Oscar de la Renta.

Cameron Diaz

This is my interpretation of the work of the classic designer:

Gold & Red

 Kathryn Bigelow scooped up an Oscar for Best Director and looked chic in silver.

Best Director Kathryn Bigelow

 I styled a much more casual outfit but kept with the grey and red colour palette.

Grey & Red - A Winning Combo

 Maggie Gyllenhaal looked lovely in vibrant blues and purples.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries van Noten

 I transformed her gown into an office-appropriate ensemble.

Bold & Bright

 Canadian favourite Rachel McAdams looked comfortable and elegant in Elie Saab.

Rachel McAdams wears Elie Saab

I was inspired by the colours of the Elie Saab gown and so I created an outfit that is more suitable for weekend wear.

Tan & Blue

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Chanel gown has been a hot topic in the press. The gown does nothing for her tiny figure but I think the colour combination is pretty.

SJP in Chanel Couture

My version of yellow and grey is much more beach-friendly.

Grey & Yellow

For details about price and brands for the looks I styled please visit my Polyvore profile.

Photos courtesy of Polyvore.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 16, 2010 9:09 am

    Jordana-! Wow! This post is amazing. I am so impressed that you translated red-carpet looks into everyday outfits that have the same spirit and glam we saw on Hollywood’s great dames. This is huge!

    I’ve been told that this post is genius- I completely agree. Outstanding!!

    I love the colour play that you’re offering in the outfits- the JLo everyday outfit couldn’t be anything else. Same with Tina Fey, Sandra, Cameron- I love them all! I love the top you chose to channel Rachel McAdams’ stunning gown- it’s watery perfection is spring bliss!


    • Jordana permalink
      March 16, 2010 1:00 pm

      Ah Johanne – you are too kind. You make me blush with all of your positive comments about this post! I had a lot of fun recreating the Oscar looks for us “regular” people. I started with the colours of the Oscar gowns and a type of outfit that I wanted to create and I am pleased with the interpretations.

      If any FIM readers have created other transformations, please let me know! I’d love to have a look!

  2. Lori permalink
    March 17, 2010 9:23 am

    This is so cool Jordana. You amaze me!

    • Jordana permalink
      March 17, 2010 1:57 pm

      I had a lot of fun styling these new outfits. It sort of feels like I just went shopping!

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