How great did Carey Mulligan look at the Academy Awards? Everything was working. The short blonde hair, the nude makeup, the timeless black strapless dress. But upon closer inspection, Carey's look was more intriguing than one might have realized from just a glimpse of her on TV Sunday night.
First, the amazing hair, which was clearly inspired by Jean Seberg in "Breathless." Next, the makeup by Georgie Eisdell. What looked very simple and neutral was kept from being too naked by multiple coats of Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils mascara for a pop of inky fringe. Then, the Prada dress. Christine at the Temptalia blog has a full-length shot of the dress, which is actually covered with tiny corkscrews, scissors, forks and knives (and Shopping Blog has a good detail shot). Fun, right?