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The Oscars 2015: Who wore it best?

The Oscars 2015: Who wore it best?

The 2015 Oscars took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night and, as usual, on Monday morning PHA HQ was buzzing over who wore what – from sequined goddess Emma Stone in Elie Saab, to Margot Robbie looking elegant as ever in Saint Laurent (accompanied by a $1.5 million necklace, may I add).

After an extremely tough morning admiring all the incredible dresses (not to mention a couple of Hollywood heart-throbs in exceptionally dapper suits thrown in for good measure), I have finally managed to whittle it down to a few of my favourite looks…

 

Emma Stone Oscars 2015

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First and foremost we have Jennifer Anniston. How exactly does she do it?! Now a red carpet veteran, Jennifer always looks incredible. Her neutral Versace gown complimented her skin tone perfectly, and it was this paired with her minimal jewellery and effortless caramel locks that once again proved why Jennifer is Hollywood royalty.

Best Supporting Actress nominee Emma Stone also scored highly in a lime green custom Elie Saab gown, paired with a pair of custom-dyed Louboutins. Emma is arguably one of my favourite actresses at the moment, so I was eager to see what she was wearing, and she certainly did not disappoint!

The last look that really caught my eye was Sienna Miller in Oscar De La Renta. Compared to many of the show-stopping looks from the night, it may not seem an obvious choice however, I found her classic and elegant gown hard to ignore. Teamed with smouldering eyeshadow and a pout to die for, in my opinion, Sienna was hands down one of the best-dressed stars on the red carpet.

The only actress I felt a little let down by was Felicity Jones, who has been a firm favourite of mine ever since she appeared in Chalet Girl (my not so guilty pleasure). Accompanying Eddie Redmayne who won ‘Best Actor’, her silver Alexander McQueen gown wouldn’t have been my first choice for the ‘Best Actress’ nominee. Jones did, however, pull it out of the bag at the post-Oscars Vanity Fair party, where she oozed elegance in a floor-length black gown.

The sheer excitement that the Oscars fashion evokes amongst fashion lovers year after year highlights just how important the night is for designer brands and the PR teams that they are supported by. Picking the right person to dress, and the right outfit will guarantee you coverage on a global scale, and ensure that your designs are beamed around the world for days following the event. However, get it wrong and it can be a potentially damaging move for you and your brand.

Now, I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that every man looks GREAT in a suit. However, after much deliberation, I have managed to narrow down a shortlist of three Actors who I thought really stood out from the crowd. Chris Pine, Eddie Redmayne and rising star Miles Teller each walked the red carpet looking extremely handsome in Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen and Prada, and demonstrated exactly why the men should never be overlooked when it comes to the international best-dressed lists.

Image Courtesy of pulchramore, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of pulchramore, flickr.com

Chris Pine, The PHA GroupMiles Teller, The PHA Group

The Nation’s New Leading Man: Eddie Redmayne ‘s Rise from Burberry Model, to the Toast of Hollywood…

Thanks to commendable performances in the likes of My Week with Marilyn and Les Miserables Eddie Redmayne has been on a lot of people’s radars for a couple of years now. Let’s face it, the Burberry modelling campaign with Cara Delevingne definitely didn’t hurt either!!

However, over the last six months Eddie’s profile has rocketed, elevating him from humble, but clearly talented Brit star, to the talk of Hollywood.

So, what exactly is it about Eddie Redmayne that has captured the interest of directors, fellow actors and fans alike?

Well, first and foremost he is a PR dream! In my opinion, Eddie has crafted a unique media persona which makes it almost impossible for you not to warm to him. A classic combination of obvious yet unintimidating good looks, royal connections (having attended Eton with Prince William), and a ‘normal’ wife seem to have set him apart from his contemporaries and helped him to build a genuinely down-to-earth image that many leading actors struggle to pull off.

However, it is undoubtedly the recent promotional trail for his Oscar-nominated new film, The Theory of Everything, which has catapulted Eddie into the spotlight even further and allowed fans to get a much better glimpse into his personal life thanks to a packed schedule of TV interviews.

I saw Eddie interviewed for the first time on the Graham Norton New Year special and was immediately struck by his refreshingly normal appearance. A far cry away from the overly slick, deflective interviews that many of his Hollywood friends give on a regular basis, Eddie was honest, warm and, actually, a tad cringey! But in my view, this only enhanced his media profile and the ‘likeability’ factor that he carries in abundance.

From looking at an overview of Eddie’s career to date it is clear to see that he has worked very hard to reach his current position. Despite his privileged background, it is obvious that he hasn’t had everything handed to him on a plate, and has had to wait until the ripe old age of 32 to reach international stardom.

 

Image Courtesy of etch road, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of etch road, flickr.com

It will be very interesting to see whether Eddie can sustain his position of Hollywood golden boy over the next year. Having already picked up the Golden Globes ‘Best Actor’ award earlier this month, Eddie has a hectic few weeks ahead as the media wait to see if he is also in line for Oscars, SAG, and BAFTA glory.

His recent portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking has understandably got producers and directors clambering to offer him lucrative roles, and we can only hope that the increasing interest in our ‘Brit boy done good’ doesn’t have a negative impact on the grounded, slightly awkward and quirky characteristics that got him to this position in the first place. However, after seeing the trailer for the upcoming film Jupiter Ascending, in which he stars, I am not totally convinced that this will be the case…!

The Nation’s New Leading Man: Eddie Redmayne 's Rise from Burberry Model, to the Toast of Hollywood…

Thanks to commendable performances in the likes of My Week with Marilyn, and Les Miserables Eddie Redmayne has been on a lot of people’s radars for a couple of years now. Let’s face it, the Burberry modelling campaign with Cara Delevingne definitely didn’t hurt either!!

However, over the last six months Eddie’s profile has rocketed, elevating him from humble, but clearly talented Brit star, to the talk of Hollywood.

So, what exactly is it about Eddie Redmayne that has captured the interest of directors, fellow actors and fans alike?

Well, first and foremost he is a PR dream! In my opinion, Eddie has crafted a unique media persona which makes it almost impossible for you not to warm to him. A classic combination of obvious yet unintimidating good looks, royal connections (having attended Eton with Prince William), and a ‘normal’ wife seem to have set him apart from his contemporaries and helped him to build  a genuinely down-to-earth image that many leading actors struggle to pull off.

The PHA Group, Eddie Redmayne 1

However, it is undoubtedly the recent promotional trail for his Oscar nominated new film, The Theory of Everything, which has catapulted Eddie into the spotlight even further and allowed fans to get a much better glimpse into his personal life thanks to a packed schedule of TV interviews.

I saw Eddie interviewed for the first time on the Graham Norton New Year special and was immediately struck by his refreshingly normal appearance. A far cry away from the overly slick, deflective interviews that many of his Hollywood friends give on a regular basis, Eddie was honest, warm and, actually, a tad cringey! But in my view this only enhanced his media profile and the ‘likeability’ factor that he carries in abundance.

From looking at an overview of Eddie’s career to date it is clear to see that he has worked very hard to reach his current position. Despite his privileged background it is obvious that he hasn’t had everything handed to him on a plate, and has had to wait until the ripe old age of 32 to reach international stardom.

 

Image Courtesy of etch road, flickr.com

Image Courtesy of etch road, flickr.com

It will be very interesting to see whether Eddie can sustain his position of Hollywood golden boy over the next year. Having already picked up the Golden Globes ‘Best Actor’ award earlier this month, Eddie has a hectic few weeks ahead as the media wait to see if he is also in line for Oscars, SAG, and BAFTA glory.

His recent portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking has understandably got producers and directors clambering to offer him lucrative roles, and we can only hope that the increasing interest in our ‘Brit boy done good’ doesn’t have a negative impact on the grounded, slightly awkward and quirky characteristics that got him to this position in the first place. However, after seeing the trailer for the upcoming film Jupiter Ascending, in which he stars, I am not totally convinced that this will be the case…!