Thursday February 21, 2013
WHO is the celebrity to spot this Oscar season? Here’s what our local fashion mavens say.
Claudia Low, editor of Tongue In Chic
“Emma Stone brings youth and fun to the red carpet. She has a quirky style that’s very hard to come by these days, and it shows in her choice of dresses. She always wears classic gowns with a modern spin – like a bold colour pop or a geometric element. It’s all in the details with her, and that’s why she’s my girl to watch this year.”
Wirda Adnan, editor-in-chief for WW magazine
“You know, I really don’t get why they joke about Angeline Jolie’s leg at the Oscars last year; I think she looks fabulous. The fact that she has the ability to wear any dress – even a not-so-expensive one – and put her own individual stamp on it makes her a style icon for regular women. I can’t wait to see what she turns up in this year!”
Tan Siok Hoon, editor for Female magazine
“I am really looking forward to see what Jennifer Lawrence will be wearing. She is young, beautiful and gutsy, and her red carpet style is still evolving so it’s pretty much a guessing game as to what she will choose to wear on the big night. That element of surprise is what makes it so exciting for me.”
Shaiful Mukhelas, fashion blogger
“The celebrity I am most excited to see is Jennifer Lopez. Not to say that I’m a fan, but she is a real risk taker and all of the dresses she wore in the past were quite risqué, such as that gittery halterneck Marchesa piece.
“Yet, as risqué as they seemed, she actually wore the gowns instead of letting them wear her, unlike other celebs. So for the Oscars, I’m praying hard that she would show up in that controversial plunging neckline palm print Versace dress – the one that she wore for the Grammys when she was with P. Diddy. Trust me, she’s the only one who can pull off that dress!”
Roshan Valiram, Valiram Group
“I can’t wait to see what Zooey Deschanel will be wearing. She is not afraid to wear funky designs and bold colours. I love that how she dresses is a reflection of her quirky personality. Fashion is supposed to be fun and it should always represent one’s individuality.”
Melvin Chan, creative director for August Man and Jessica
“Marion Cottilard would be one of the stars whose presence and fashion statement is worth noting. I still remember that she wore a mermaid-inspired gown by Jean Paul Gaultier that got so much attention from the media. She received critical acclaim and won several awards, including Academy Award for Best Actress and was chosen as the face for Dior’s campaign. Even Garance Dore, one of the biggest fashion bloggers, is going haywire for her!” – Louisa Lim