The 86th Annual Academy Awards: The Dresses and The Tresses

In a wave of Prada and Armani, there were few things that stood out besides the gowns that were inspired by the gorgeous women who wore them. Aside from the Best Dressed list, it was all about the glamorous hair and the luxurious accessories. The 86th Annual Academy Awards definitely showcased the “less is more” style with some of my favorites opting for a classic, even retro look.

There was a definite makeup trend this year as well, with a lot of the starlets sporting a strong eye paired with a neutral or pale lip.

Such was the case with both Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock. While most of the leading ladies kept it simple, Americas Sweetheart Julia, opted for an ethereal low-ponytail, while the always stunning, Sandra Bullock worked gorgeous curls swept to the side, staying with the beautiful, effortless look.

My love for the silly, awkward  Jennifer Lawrence is infinite and despite another slip on the red carpet, the ‘Girl-on-Fire’ at least looked like the poised picture of perfection. She chose a messy, slicked-back style showing off her newly chopped locks teamed up with a Neil Lane necklace featuring 100 carats of diamonds priced at $2 million!

The always elegant Cate Blanchett went with a more classic 1940’s style wave. Cate was a equal balance of modern chic and old Hollywood glamor, showcasing her Chopard earrings, which were the most perfect opal drops, set in white gold.


The nights biggest winner, Lupita Nyong’o, topped her short hair off with the accessory of the evening – a delicate gold and diamond headband from Fred Leighton which paired perfectly with her ‘Nairobi’ blue Prada dress.

But if you ask me, the scene stealer of the night was none other than Jared Leto’s hair. Never before has a man made me question my hair like the beautiful, perfectly ombre’d locks of the actor formerly known as Jordan Catalano.