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your look ● jewelry Red Carpet Revival Look no further than the awards season’s red carpets for the hottest accessories this spring, as worn by your favorite A-list superstars H ollywood celebrities have graced a variety of red car- pet events throughout the past year, but now the New Year is upon us and the awards season and red carpet-mania have exploded into overdrive. In past seasons the fashion forward looks on parade at these annual glam fests helped cement the reputations of Hol- lywood heavyweights like Gwyneth Paltrow, and jump-started the careers of breakout stars like Jennifer Lopez. This award season will be no different. Every red carpet has its head-turners, but a Hollywood neophyte can mark a turning point in her career with a gown that captivates, or jewelry that sparks a new style trend. The possibility of this kind of “game-changing” transformation en- sures celebrities dress to impress and put on their best when they step foot on the red carpet. From elegant so- phisticated looks to bold, ostentatious pieces, jewelry trends are constantly changing, and us ordinary people can draw extraordinary inspiration from these A-list Hollywood trendsetters looking to make a bold statement. 92 PAGEANTRY DIAMONDS ARE FOR DIVAS Neil Lane knows a thing or two about trends, and dia- monds are trending according to the NEIL LANE DIAMOND EARRINGS jewelry guru. For JENNIFER LAWRENCE nearly 20 years, Neil has added the wow DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT factor to outfits for the crème de la Somewhere between shoulder- crème, from Angelina Jolie and grazing chandelier earrings and subtle Reese Witherspoon’s red carpet studs, drop earrings are the new acces- sparkle to Kate Hudson’s engage- sory du jour. Of course the big jewel- ment ring. At last year’s Oscars ry houses will usually adorn the alone, Lane adorned the necks, biggest stars and make the biggest wrists, and ears of celebrities like splash. Jessica Chastain sparkled in Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, and Piaget Limelight Couture Précieuse Zoe Saldana with his brilliant de- Earrings in white gold set with 194 signs. “I have great relationships with brilliant-cut diamonds. the stylists and stars. They’re clients But these pretty baubles aren’t and friends,” he has said. only suitable for the red carpet and Jennifer Lawrence officially kicked black-tie affairs. Thankfully, today’s off her Hunger Games promo tour in hottest drop earrings come in varia- the chicest way possible, owning the tions that are appropriate for both red carpet in a plunging cut-out bur- the boardroom and the runway. They gundy Dior silk satin evening gown, lend your look some playfulness—a complete with diamond chandelier step up from classic yet serious Neil Lane earrings, to the Mockingjay: studs—without overwhelming your Part 2 premiere in Berlin.