The Succulent Oscar Looks for 2013

Oscar2It's a yearly tradition now. Succulent Wives are styling the Oscar nominees for the third year in a row. Well, you know, we're playing dress-up with glorious imaginary budgets. It's too much fun and Polyvore (where we build our looks) is dangerously addictive. See last year's piece  and the previous year's too.

Let us know what you think and send us your looks. We'll add them to the list!


SALLY FIELDS, Best Actress Nominee in Lincoln, as imagined by Chris Bradshaw at

Sally Fields seems more comfortable in black, but this is a dark navy that will still let her stand out. She will be stylish and the dress covers her upper arms (needed after a certain age!). The lace follows through on all the accessories except the bracelet, which is a dramatic touch, but brings the blue out in all the other clothing items.

Sally Fields Oscars Look 2013

ANNE HATHAWAY, Best Actress Nominee in Les Misérables, as imagined by Marjie Killeen of

Anne Hathaway is a  gorgeous, talented actress who has been photographed on the red carpet so many times that I feel sorry for her stylists – it's hard to come up with a new look for her. Her portrayal of the downtrodden Fantine in Les Mis was heavy, so I say she should let her hair down (so to speak) at this year's Oscars, lighten up, and have some fun. Inspired by a bag of bright gummi worms, I chose this beautiful navy J. Mendel lattice gown as a backdrop to bright and playful accessories such as the Christian Louboutin sandals, Dolce & Gabbana raffia-tassed clutch, and Ferndando Jorge orange tourmaline and diamond earrings. Wouldn't she look delicious in this?

Anne Hathaway Oscars Look 2013


EMMANUELLE RIVA Best Actress Nominee in Amour, as imagined by our very own Audrey van Petegem:

At 85 years old, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest Best Actress nominee ever. This French actress may not be well known in this country but she has been featured in more than 50 films in a career that spans 55 years. Her role in “Amour”, as a women who is spiraling into paralysis from a stroke and suffers dementia is, undoubtebly, one of her most memorable roles.

This will be the first time she walks down the red carpet. Not one to put any importance into receiving an award, Ms. Riva is known to not attend such ceremonies (she did not attend BAFTA at the London Opera House), but promises to be there. At 85 years old and not one that enjoys flying, Ms. Riva will be thinking more about comfort than Hollywood glam.

I have chosen a flowing silk Carolina Herrera skirt with a layered jacquard knit top. A Gucci fox trimmed evening shawl will keep the chill at bay. Jenni Kayne velvet evening slippers will give her comfort and a jeweled Josef evening clutch will hold all her essentials. Classic emerald earrings and large emerald dinner ring will bring the whole outfit together.

Emmanuelle Riva Oscars Look 2013


HELEN HUNT, Best Supporting Actress Nominee in The Sessions, as imagined by Shelley Zurek of

Helen Hunt is up for best supporting actress for playing a sex therapist in The Sessions! In order to show her Oscar sizzle, I have chosen a pink and gold Jewels for Hope necklace ($375)– a one of a kind necklace for a one of a kind star. Helen should carry this fantastic JUDITH LEIBER clutch ($1695) as a way to make her pink Badgley Mischka Gisella feathered pump ($235) and blush pink JENNY PACKHAM Pebble Allover Sequined Gown ($3080) stand out!

Helen's hair should be worn down with a different look then she wore during the Golden globes. While some may say the look is too similar to her Golden Globe look, the pink tone coupled with the light accessories will play beautifully against her gorgeous skin and the glittery slinky look is what keeps Helen looking her very best. She has chosen other looks in the past which make her look weighed down and dowdy.

Helent Hunt Oscars Look 2013


NAOMI WATTS, Best Actress Nominee in The Impossible, as imagined by Susan Keats, our Seize-the-Day Editor:

I love contrasts, so the softness of the fabric of the dress contrasts perfectly with black, which is a hard color in this mix. I'm also contrasting the softness of Naomi's cascading hair with eye makeup that is dark and smokey. The nail polish with the pearls is just fun and unexpected so it adds a touch of whimsey. The flat shoes are totally for comfort since the gown is long enough to hide her shoes, she might as well be comfy and not have to worry about tripping on her way up the stairs to receive her award.

Naomi Watts Oscars Look 2013


AMY ADAMS, Best Supporting Actress for The Master, by Sharon Greenthal of

Nominated for her role in the film “The Master,” 4 time nominee Amy Adams would look striking in this brilliant green dress by Vera Wang, which would accent her red hair brilliantly. Accessorized with dramatic black and gold gems by Irene Neuwirth, this ensemble would evoke the glamorous days of the 1920s and 1930s. An Oscar de la Renta embroidered clutch and sky-high bejeweled Charlotte Olympia black suede sandals complete this ensemble. Best of luck to Amy Adams at the Oscars this year!

Amy Adams Oscars Look 2013


JESSICA CHASTAIN, Best Actress Nominee in Zero Dark Thirty, as imagined by Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife:

I gave Jessica an Egyptian Queen look for her 2012 nomination. This year, I think she needs to look sleek, polished and powerful. I was eyeing this Donna Karan dress, so decided that I could live it vicariously through Jessica. She won't be freezing during her red carper walk and given that this is a jersey dress, she will be comfortable all night. The accessories and colors are spare. The star bangle is the biggest statement, an almost literal ode to her star power. The evening clutch is textured to contrast with the smoothness of everything else she is wearing. Colors only pop up on her lips and nails and she is given a natural eye makeup. Her hair should be kept off her shoulders to show off the dress' – and her – beautiful neckline. The shoes? Well they are perfection, but she will certainly beg to take them off before the end of the evening. You are gorgeous Jessica!!

Jessica Chastain Oscars Look 2013


QVENZHANE WALLIS, Best Actress in Beast of the Southern Wild, as imagined by Chris Bradshaw (who couldn't resist doing a look for little Quven!)

I want Quvenzhané to be wearing something fun that stands out amidst all the black tuxedos – this color should go beautifully with her skin tone – even more fun would be contrasting hightops and matching belt. Also, I wanted to make sure she was comfortable and that she was getting a dress and shoes that she would WANT to wear again.

Quvenzhane Wallis Oscars 2013 Look

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2 Responses to The Succulent Oscar Looks for 2013

  1. Chris says:

    Thanks for letting me join this year – so much fun. I’ve always loved seeing the outfits, but now, funnily, I may have more of an opinion having seen what others would have chosen. It’ll be fun to see if I prefer OUR choices or the end result.

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