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Emma Watson’s Fashion Faceoff: LBD vs. Long & Tiered

I’m consistently impressed by the gorgeous looks Emma Watson pulls together for the red carpet. She’s been a fashion darling for several years now and it’s been exciting to see her choices on the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows press tour.

Emma Watson Harry Potter Premiere Black Dress

Emma Watson in black Rafael Lopez dress

This short Rafael Lopez black and lace dress is just stunning on Watson. It fits her well, it’s a good length for her (not too short, not too long) and she seems to be having fun wearing it. And the belt is the perfect finishing touch. (The Chanel heels aren’t hurting either.)

For the big London premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Thursday, Watson wore a tiered Oscar de la Renta gown. While I understand the event necessitated something a bit more formal than the black frock she wore the day before, I’m not a huge fan of this dress. The bodice is beautiful but I don’t love the color or the tiers–she appears washed out and matronly.

Emma Watson at London Premiere Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Oscar de la Renta

Emma Watson in Oscar de la Renta at London premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'

What do you think? Which dress do you like more?

It’s Haute: Gold-Plated Cuff by Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta cuff

I absolutely crave this cuff. It’s the most beautiful cuff I’ve seen in a long time and it must be mine. I love the design and the look. And again, I love what Net-a-Porterhas paired it with. With summer around the corner, this is the perfect accessory to wear with the lighter, more fun outfits in the warm weather.

I’m not in love with the $345 price tag particularly since it’s actually gold-plated brass but for Oscar de le Renta it’s not horrible. And it’s the type of piece that will always be in style. So, I can consider it an investment right?

Best Dress of the Oscars: Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

Camerion Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

Cameron Diaz looked HOT last night at the 82nd annual Academy Awards. Her golden and glittery Oscar de la Renta gown was stunning and her hair and makeup complimented it well. This was a more traditional dress selection for the usually-a-little-more-risky Diaz, but she nailed it.

I’m always a bit of a sucker for a strapless cut dress, but this just fit her so well. Stylists and celebrities just can’t go wrong with Oscar either. Her make-up artist and hair stylist both get high  marks too – her long and flowing hair looked GREAT and I loved the red lip.

Other dresses I loved:

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Carey Mulligan looked super cute in her black and crystal Prada dress. I liked the strapless top paired with gorgeous earrings. I also didn’t hate how the front was a little shorter than the back/train. Super cute overall.

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace

Demi Moore was stunning in her Atelier Versace gown. I usually don’t love this type of chiffon, flowy dresses but I think the tight bust really makes this feel tailored. This fits her perfectly and I think her dark hair really sets off the color well.

Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhiullier

I’m not a fan of Kristen Stewart’s sense of style generally, but I think she wowed last night in her navy blue Monique Lhuillier dress. She looked like a girl! Yay! I thought it was gorgeous and even though she looks uncomfortable (as usual), it’s still a beautiful dress.

People who missed:

Charlize Theron in John Galliano for Dior

This just didn’t work for me. I appreciate that John Galliano likes to take risks in creating his fashions, but this didn’t work all around: the color, the bust, the train.

That all said, I liked her hair and makeup.

Nicole Richie in Reem Acra

I was so excited to see what Nicole Richie would wear… and was disappointed when I saw this. She’s so tiny — and this is too much material. I like the sparkle, but it’s just too heavy for someone her size. Plus, she’s young – I wish she’d worn something more indicative of her age.