red carpet rainbow.

red carpet rainbow: radiant red, duck egg blue + gorgeous graphite.
 {photo sources: Jennifer Lawrence + Emma Watson - Jordan Strauss | Lupita Nyong'o - Steve Granitz}

My grandmother instilled in me a love of award shows. Perhaps it is because her brother was a talented designer, but whatever it was: she loved watching the stars walk the red carpet. It almost feels like she comes back to me every year on Oscars Sunday.

Every year, I take note of the color walking the carpet. The dresses above illustrate the colors which stood out to me during this year's show. My "surprise" favorite hue was worn by Lupita Nyong'o. I normally overlook this "duck egg" blue, but I couldn't stop staring at her gorgeous gown. I loved the subtle sparkle and two-tone nature of Emma Watson's dress. Last but not least, I couldn't go without mentioning Jennifer Lawrence. The simplicity of her look made it absolutely timeless. As a random sidenote: I heard an interesting fact while watching the carpet coverage on E!. This graphic confirmed it: no woman has won the best actress award while in red.

Which looks were your favorite this year? Were you surprised at all by the "muted" red carpet rainbow this year? Beyond those above, I adored Julia Roberts' lacy number and Kate Hudson's sparkles {sans blazer}. I can't wait to hear your picks! xoxo {av}


  1. LOVED lupita's blue dress! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Lupita looked amazing in that dress. There were so many hits this year dress wise it's hard to choose.

  3. These were 3 of my favorites, too!