I?m gearing up for the grand daddy of all red carpets this weekend — the Oscars! — and before I start fashion policing, I wanted to dwell on the beauty that was Carey Mulligan in An Education, for which she earned a Best Actress nod. I usually have red carpet faith in international actresses (see: Kate Winlset, Marion Cotillard and Cate Blanchett), but I?ve been less than thrilled with this Brit?s red-carpet choices. Fingers crossed that she?ll pull through this weekend. I doubt she?ll win over the Academy and take statuette, but there?s still time to win me over!
Her wardrobe in An Eduction, though, was a completely different story. Delicate jewelry, fun leopard hats and, best of all, those retro dresses — these are the things perfect movie wardrobes are made of. Unfortunately for us, most everything in the film was vintage, like the charm necklace pictured above, which was bought from Grays Antique Market in London. But for inquiring minds who wanted to know about Jenny?s lipstick, we have an answer! Makeup artist Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou chose a classic red, Chanel?s Rouge a Levres in Fire, for Jenny?s transformation look. The color has been discontinued, but the luxury brand offers a new version — Chanel?s Rouge Allure lipstick in Audace (chanel.com; $30).