Oscar Breakdown: The Ingenue & The Self-Assured Woman

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Actor Shailene Woodley: Picture of a Dignified Ingenue

Shailene Woodley,┬áThe Beautiful Ingenue. I almost fell off my chair when I spotted this 20-year-old while watching this year’s Oscars. (It was homework.) The gown is Valentino Couture, and reminds me of something a young Audrey Hepburn would wear. The rich cream, exceptional detail and quality of this dress was notable. Hair and makeup was kept soft and feminine, with the whole thing adding up to a picture of a elegant young woman, something that is rarely seen amongst the Hollywood crowd.

 

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An assured, sexy woman many leagues away from matronly

On the other hand we have Glenn Close, who is the epitome of evolved sexiness. How she does it: This is a Zac Posen gown cut in a strategic, mermaid silhouette that is glamorous and alluring. The tuxedo jacket helps up the distinction and power of this look–and she is a woman who projects both. Both pieces are very structured and in a sophisticated color that incidentally works beautifully against the wearer’s silver hair. No glitter or sequins, which would not be consistent with her vibe or vintage.

Though the gown was a nice backdrop, what made Ms. Close stand out from the legions of other pretty young things on the red carpet was her confidence, poise and assured sexiness. Side note: I love that this is what 50-something is looking like these days.

2 Responses to “Oscar Breakdown: The Ingenue & The Self-Assured Woman”

  1. I love your site~~your blog~~with so many beautiful and amazing pictures in your page~~~you know the point is that your stylish writing is helpful ~

    September 7, 2012 @ 5:54 pm
  2. Ya know, I say go Shailene! I love when people step otduise of the box with fashion celebrities don’t always have to look perfect 24/7! This is Utah, people, not the runway! I think it’s awesome that she dressed down in layers! She’s a young girl who should be allowed to experiment with clothes. Personally, I think this look is interesting, mixing textures and colors. Who is Tabitha to tell anyone how to dress?

    November 11, 2015 @ 8:50 am

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