It's hard to believe, but the granddaddy of all red carpet events - THE ACADEMY AWARDS! - is only two days away. Can you tell we're excited? Really, we are. Obviously, our favorite part of the entire evening is the arrivals: Who's there, and more importantly, who they're wearing. Above all, we want to see who's bold enough to take the fashion risks - because those are the dresses we'll be talking about the next morning. And those who really make a mark could end up on a list like this one in twenty years time! Behold, our choices for the fifteen riskiest red carpet Oscar looks of all time. Some are great, some... not so much. But the best ones are an amazing combination of both. Read on as we take a look back at some of the most fashionably daring dames on Hollywood's biggest night.
It's no secret that fashion and movies--and the actresses who make them--go hand-in-hand. ELLE knows this well, and is hosting its 18th annual Women in Hollywood event, co-sponsored by L'Oreal Paris, the Calvin Klein Collection, and David Yurman. It's a glam girl-power event every year that honors women's achievements in film. “As has long been our tradition, this year we honor an extraordinary group of women who continue to redefine what is possible in Hollywood,” said ELLE editor-in-chief Robbie Myers (via a release). “From icons to stars to emerging talent, we are thrilled to celebrate their contribution to understanding what it means to be a woman in the wider world.” The ceremony will be held this year on Monday, October 17 at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Hotel. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the lovely and talented ladies who are going to be honored next month. And the honorees are...(*drumroll*):
Yesterday, we got a sneak preview of Gucci's upcoming fragrance, Gucci Guilty. We learned about the scent's composition, the inspiration from Streisand and the Frank Miller-directed TV commercial starring Evan Rachel Wood. The fragrance: The top notes are mandarin and pink peppercorn; middle notes are fruit and lavender; and base notes are amber and patchouli. It smells good, but the amber and patchouli are a little much for me, personally. The name: Apparently, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini is a big Streisand fan. The name "Guilty" came to her while she was in her car listening to a Streisand song of the same name. Another source of inspiration for the fragrance? The cover of the 1976 film A Star Is Born starring Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. In fact the resemblance to the print ad is almost striking (see above). The bottle: The bottle is awesome. It's Gucci's first perfume bottle to feature the interlocking G's and it almost looks like it's hollow from the front while the liquid is more visible from the sides. It's simple and chic, has a retro/art deco feel and would just look really pretty on top of my dresser. The ad campaign:
"I was very flattered that Jennifer Aniston chose to interpret my style with the photos in Harper's Bazaar. She's a delightful person, and I think she