The Fashion Code in USA Today
2011 Oscar Red Carpet Winners and Sinners Announced by International Fashion Stylists
Top Fashion Stylists, Ruth Levy & Sara Levy, Declare Hollywood’s Oscar Red Carpet Winners and Losers…
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2011
Hailee Steinfeld’s gorgeous gown, Scarlett Johansson’s lace extravaganza, and Kate Blanchett’s easter egg dress were among the highs and lows of this year’s Oscar fashions found on the red carpet Sunday night by international fashion stylists and identical twin sisters Ruth and Sara Levy.
“With unlimited access to the world’s most beautiful clothing and jewelry literally thrown at these stars – not to mention armies of fashion stylists and designers at their beck and call, everyone should shine on the red carpet,” declared Ruth Levy, a European fashion designer who spent ten years creating The Fashion Code, a timeless concept for dressing beautifully, with her identical twin sister Sara.
“However, some of these stars are trying so hard to be trendy and different that their style choices backfire and leave you wondering… ‘What the heck was she thinking?’” said Sara.
The twin stylists have appeared on TV’s “Rachael Ray” show, and NBC’s “Cracking The Fashion Code”. They provide fashion styling and consulting for a wide variety of clients in the U.S. and Europe. According to the Twins, here is the best and the worst of the red carpet…
“Cate Blanchett didn’t arrive in an egg like Lady Gaga at The Grammy’s, but her gown sure made us think she did – as she looked looked like a freshy decorated easter egg. Not sure what she was going for her but it looked like Jane Jetson meets The Sound of Music”, quipped Sara.
“Mila Kunis’s gown was two-thirds nightgown and one-third toga. It was too deeply cut… if she had more real estate on top she would have been in real danger of a wardrobe malfunction”, notes Ruth.
“Hailee Steinfeld wins the Jr. Achievement Award of fashion with her beautiful gown. She was one of the best dressed there – pretty amazing when a 14 year old has more fashion sense than much of the 30 plus crowd. It was absolutely age appropriate – right down to the length of her skirt – which, ahem, can’t be said of all starlets who walk the red carpet.”
One of the Twins’ fashion mantras is that extra fabric equals extra girth and here is a perfect example with Marissa Tomei:. “All that extra pleated taffeta overwhelmed her beautiful figure”, notes Ruth. She would have looked sleek and stylish if she lost that huge tulle apendage at the bottom of her gown.”
“Beware of trends is another one of the Fashion Code’s popular mantras. Florence Welsh seemed to be trying to cram in as many trends as possible with a gown full of lace, ruffles and bows. This Victorian dress gone awry would have made Holly Hobby green with envy.”
“Scarlett Johansson was in, well…scarlet. The combination of wearing this unfortunate color, being wrapped in a lace sausage casing, and the ‘morning after’ hairdo all added up to a huge style strikeout at this year’s fashion all-star game.”
“For Helena Bonham Carter we were just relieved that her days of wearing two different colored shoes on the Red Carpet are over. The Adams family goth vibe did nothing for her natural beauty, but like she says – she’s about film not fashion.”
“Wish we could have said Melissa Leo from The Fighter was a fashion knockout, but fuhgeddaboutit. Unfortunately, this tablecloth inspired number threw her through the fashion ropes. Too bad… she coulda been a contender.”
“Sandra Bullock was one of our favorites tonight. She reminds us that classy and elegant are never out of style. However, we are still baffled by the lack of bling. Where are the beautiful baubles at all the Red Carpet Events? This dress is screaming for a little love from Tiffany’s, but it seems that there is still an unofficial ban statement necklaces. Please let it be over soon so they can add the glitz back to the glamour at the awards shows.”
“A special nod also goes to Jennifer Hudson. This frock star looked haute and hot with her amazing new bod. Although her dress was remarkably similar to Sandra Bullock’s (and Anne Hathaway’s) – right down to the missing bling, we still give her snaps for her style. The excess boobage was a bit much, but if looks could kill she could be Lindsey Lohan’s new prison mate”, declare the Twins.
For photos click here.
The Twins are known for their groundbreaking work empowering women with the secret to finding their most flattering clothing – regardless of their size, shape or weight. They have a popular fashion blog, known for its amazing before and after photos. Sara and Ruth’s fashion formula, which has been touted as “the best kept secret in fashion”, is based on a timeless formula for beauty and is available to individuals on their website.
Oscar Night’s Biggest Fashion Felonies Announced by International Twin Fashion Stylists
Identical Twin Fashion Stylists Ruth and Sara Levy, creators of “The Fashion Code,” the timeless secret to discovering the perfect outfit, declare top 5 Hollywood fashion offenders on the Oscar Red Carpet, along with the 5 Best Dressed.
HOLLYWOOD (PRWEB) March 8, 2010
Vera Farmiga’s ruffles, Sarah Jessica Parker’s baggy green sack dress, and Zoe Saldana’s frenzied flamenco-like flounces were among the “unspeakable fashion crimes” detected on the Oscar red carpet Sunday night by international fashion stylists and identical twin sisters Ruth and Sara Levy.
“After witnessing these heinous red carpet offenses, we’re appointing ourselves the Oscar fashion police and are issuing citations!” declared Ruth Levy, a former European fashion designer who spent ten years creating The Fashion Code, a timeless concept for dressing beautifully, with her identical twin sister Sara.
“Let’s be honest –with the bevy of fashion stylists and designers (not to mention the avalanches of gorgeous clothes and jewelry) literally thrown at these stars, there is absolutely no excuse for not looking like a million bucks on the red carpet. Some of these stars are getting bad advice from Hollywood fashionistas and trendy stylists,” said Sara. “The dresses are wrong for their bodies, and they don’t obey some very basic fashion laws of the land.”
The twin stylists have appeared on TV’s “Rachael Ray” show, and provide fashion styling and consulting for a wide variety of clients in the U.S. and Europe. Their fashion formula for creating the perfect outfit is based on the timeless beauty secret of the Divine Proportion or Golden Ratio, and is available to individuals on their website, TheFashionCode.com.
According to the Twins, the top five “Fashion Felonies” of the night are:
#1: “Zoe Saldana obviously hit a fashion roadblock on her way to the Oscars, so we’re throwing the book at her! Maybe she was trying to hide her Avatar tail with her shocking frock, but it looked to us like she was dressing under the influence.”
#2: “Penelope Cruz looked like she spent the night in the slammer and her dress came out a wrinkled, twisted mess. In our opinion, her curvy figure is perfect for a slim-fitting V-neck gown.” One of the Twins’ fashion mantras is that extra fabric equals extra girth and here is a perfect example. “All that extra pleated taffeta overwhelmed her beautiful figure”, notes Ruth.
#3: “Beware of trends is another one of the Fashion Code’s popular mantras. Vera Farmiga had more ruffles than a bag of potato chips. We know ruffles are “in” but you don’t need to finish the whole bag.
#4: “Diane Kruger… pleating and beading and ruching, oh my! We’re giving her a warning for excessive use of embellishments. It’s nice to have interest in your outfit but for this fringe binge we’ll have to throw the book at her.”
#5: “Sara Jessica Parker should have a permit to dress like that. The color was inspired by a sickly garden leaf and the fungal flowers made us want to get out the bug spray.”
The Twin’s top five “Winners of the Evening” are:
#1: “Sandra Bullock: Oscar’s Best Actress winner was obviously not “Blind-Sided” by some trendy Hollywood stylist, and chose a classic beaded gown that flattered every inch of her.”
#2: “Cameron Diaz has certainly changed lanes this year. She obviously ‘just said no’ to the excessive and trendy use of fabric and ruffles we saw tonight and looked like the true Hollywood Star that she is.”
#3: “Queen Latifah gets a lifetime of “get out of jail free” cards for her gorgeous gown. Unlike some of the fashion outlaws of the evening, her satin dress was simple with the perfect amount of well positioned bling. You go girl!”
#4: Gabourey Sidibe – “The Best Actress nominee had a tough figure and pulled it off beautifully. Her tasteful blue beaded dress was as “Precious” as her amazing on-screen performance.”
#5: “Oprah Winfrey was not only well spoken, but well-dressed. She looked streamlined and elegant in her midnight blue dress. The deep v-neck was figure flattering and her straight skirt followed the line of her body perfectly- no extra fabric or draping around her middle to make her look hippy. She made us want to pull her over and commend her great look.”
The Twin’s also added, “Notice our last 3 picks for best dressed were full figured gals, which just goes to show you you don’t have to be model thin to dress great – you just need to know the fashion rules of the road.”
TheFashionCode.com has been applauded for it’s dedication to eradicating fashion’s myths and helping women dress for their unique bodies – rather than being a slave to unrealistic fashion trends. They are known for their eye opening use of before and after fashion photos which expose how women are being misled by the fashion industry on how to dress for their bodies, rather than a model’s in a magazine. They can be contacted through their media site at media.thefashioncode.com