With award season well under way, we often gush at all the gorgeous frocks on the red carpet. But anyone can achieve the same red carpet glamour look, on a much smaller budget.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony is just days away and our very own Nicole Kidman will be swanning down the red carpet.
Stylists dressing these celebrities have been planning outfits for the past couple of months, searching for the best gowns, jewels, shoes, clutch bags and undergarments. Here are some local brands, to help you get that glamorous red-carpet look.
Leading Australian Jewellery designer Jan Logan has evolved into an international brand in the past 20 years. Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lopez and Rose Byrne have worn her red carpet-worthy pieces, and actress Caitlin Stasey is the latest rising star chosen to epitomise the Jan Logan collection – a long-standing tradition.
The 2011 collection is inspired by the classic beauty of European cities, which stimulate the soul and the imagination. Jan Logan has boutiques in Double Bay, David Jones Sydney and her work is available online at www.janlogan.com. Local designer Samantha Wills can’t keep up with the growing list of A-list celebrities who demand her signature jewels. Drew Barrymore, Fergie, Rihanna, Pink, Kate Hudson and Katy Perry have all been snapped wearing this Alexandria-based jewellery label. “Don’t underestimate the glam factor of a simple statement cocktail ring or a pair of bling earrings to vamp up an evening dress,” advices Wills, “Accessorise according to your dress, jewels are meant to enhance your look rather than crowd it. Have fun with your jewels. Coloured stones and quircky detail is certainly a good way to get those cameras flashing!”
Nicola Finetti has dressed many stars for the red carpet. The black gown (pictured) Was worn by Parked to the Rafter’s Jessica McNamee at last year’s Sydney Film Festival. Nicola Finetti has a new online destination. at www.nicolafinetti.com, and his new 2011 autumn/winter range is available at Myer stores nationally.
Celebrities may look flawless from the outside. but what is happening under their frock can be a completely different story. While Spanx is a popular choice for Hollywood. Nearly Nude created by Lucy Hosken Is fast becoming a popular choice with celebs including Stella McCartney. Kate Hudson. Lily Cole. Jessica Simpson and Oprah. The range includes slimming slips, tanks, bandeaus, bras pants, briefs and shorts. Nearly Nude is available from selected boutiques and online at www.nonrlynorle.com.au
Shoes & Accessories
Cosmopolitan Shoes is a one-stop shop for designer heels, bags and accessories. Brands Include Balmain, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Ghenchy, Sergio Rossi and many more. Cosmopolitan’s creative director Rose Ghosn regularly finds herself helping international and local celebrities with their shopping. Cosmopolitan Shoes. 22 Knox St. Double Bay.