Get the look: Oscars 2013

Just because you didn't attend the Oscars doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun!

Hala Syed February 26, 2013
The Annual Academy Awards is about fashion as much as it is about great cinema. It is a grand fashion show where stars dress to impress. Just because you did not attend the Oscars, doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun.

Local designers on the pulse of fashion are second to none when it comes to glamour. If you have an upcoming special occasion, let A-list actresses inspire your style.

Here are 15 of my favorite looks.

Getting the look means keeping it simple, elegant and modern.

Safia Abbas’ silk gown channels Amanda Seyfried’s gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown with a halter neck, crystal beading, gentle drapes and trailing back.

Stark and simple, white always stands out in a crowd.

The modern angles of this Maison Stylistica chikan top are what make it unique.

Delicate embroidery on neutral coloured net is sophisticated and glamorous.

long slender column in champagne silk is flattering on slim women.

Red on the red carpet always looks stunning.

Add a draped style and crystal embellishment and you have a winning look.

Bright colours like cobalt blue and violet only need the slightest of adornment.

Midnight blue is a popular trend this season.

And here come the ever-beautiful line of blacks, silver-greys and golds! Always majestic.

So here were some of the great looks I came across during the Oscars. I know I couldn’t be there in person, but no-one says I can’t mix and match my way into looking like one of these shimmery glamorised stars all set for the Oscars!

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Hala Syed A designer for a multi-brand retail store in Karachi.
The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necassarily reflect the views and policies of the Express Tribune.


Hala | 10 years ago | Reply @Noman Ansari: Thankyou Noman. I never meant to say that these designs were exact replicas, if they were it would be plagarism. they just are inspired by the same things, trends are apparent. i have worked in fashion for some time now and this is how trickle down theory works. i understand that if you are not interested in oscar gowns this blog would be of no interest to you but a lot of people are and i thought it would be fun to see how local designers use certain elements that are used by international designers.
Noman Ansari | 10 years ago | Reply I don't know why everyone is being harsh to the writer who seems to be a designer herself. Discouraging an artist will bring you nothing. Encouraging them may bring great art. A lot of these designs seem similar. The styles seem close enough, even if the patterns/colors aren't a match.
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