Our gorgeous friend Betsy from A Few Goody Gumdrops snagged an interview with Hollywood.com’s Celebrity Fashion editor Lien Ta. Betsy was kind enough to let us share the entire exclusive interview with all of you!
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With the Oscars right around the corner, A Few Goody Gumdrops snagged an interview with Hollywood.com’s celebrity/fashion editor Lien Ta. A former US Weekly Top Cop and E! Online gossip columnist, Lien is one of the industry’s foremost authorities on fashion having also written for Glamour, InStyle, W, and Los Angeles Magazine
1.Do you expect there to be an explosion of color on the runway? If so, what color or colors do you expect to be the “color” of the evening?
Absolutely! The always-dependable black dress takes a back seat this year, and jewel tones like yellows, greens, blues, reds, purples and one pink dress will explode. Whites and creams are very popular for the Oscars, too — because it appears sophisticated and winning.
2.Who are the top three stars that always dazzle you?
In life, Cate Blanchett has worn the most daring, most memorable dresses to major red-carpet events. Charlize Theron — often in Dior — never, ever disappoints, but perhaps my all-time favorite Oscar dress was the yellow one that Michelle Williams wore the year she and then-boyfriend Heath Ledger were nominated for their roles in Brokeback Mountain. If given the opportunity to attend awards shows a little more often, Michelle would outshine all.
Of this year’s actress nominees, I imagine that the best-dressed order would look like this (beginning with my top choice): Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams, Taraji P Henson, Viola Davis, Kate Winslet, Marisa Tomei — and an honorable mention to Freida Pinto.
3.What male stars stand out in the crowd? Always?
Clive Owen. Because he’s quirky: Robert Downey Jr. And because he’s way, way out there: Mickey Rourke.
4.Do you think up and coming designers will dominate the runaway or the traditional tried and true?
I think the Versaces and the Diors will still be prevalent, but designers like Marchesa (a bit beyond up-and-coming) will make a splash.
5.What can we expect for hairstyles?
Hair will be up, up, up. Though I wish Amy Adams would wear hers down.
We can’t wait to hear Lien’s Red Carpet Report….the fashion statements, the jewels, the fabulous bags, beauty trends and the Red Carpet No-No’s!