Get the look: Oscars 2013

Published: February 26, 2013
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The Annual Academy Awards is about fashion as much as it is about great cinema. It is a grand fashion show where stars dress to impress.

The Annual Academy Awards is about fashion as much as it is about great cinema. It is a grand fashion show where stars dress to impress. Just because you did not attend the Oscars, doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun.

Local designers on the pulse of fashion are second to none when it comes to glamour. If you have an upcoming special occasion, let A-list actresses inspire your style.

Here are 15 of my favorite looks.

Getting the look means keeping it simple, elegant and modern.

Safia Abbas’ silk gown channels Amanda Seyfried’s gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown with a halter neck, crystal beading, gentle drapes and trailing back.

Stark and simple, white always stands out in a crowd.

The modern angles of this Maison Stylistica chikan top are what make it unique.

Delicate embroidery on neutral coloured net is sophisticated and glamorous.

long slender column in champagne silk is flattering on slim women.

Red on the red carpet always looks stunning.

Add a draped style and crystal embellishment and you have a winning look.

Bright colours like cobalt blue and violet only need the slightest of adornment.

Midnight blue is a popular trend this season.

And here come the ever-beautiful line of blacks, silver-greys and golds! Always majestic.

So here were some of the great looks I came across during the Oscars. I know I couldn’t be there in person, but no-one says I can’t mix and match my way into looking like one of these shimmery glamorised stars all set for the Oscars!

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Hala Syed

A designer for a multi-brand retail store in Karachi.

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