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The Oscars 2014: outfits you can wear in the real world (and some comfy shoes)

— by Alyson Walsh

Photo: Daily Mail

And so to the Oscars. Where staggering heels are de riguer and Jennifer Lawrence keeps falling over. Emma Thompson had the right idea when she threw away her Louboutins at the Golden Globes.
Didn’t Meryl look lovely in Lanvin? Now there’s an outfit that would
work for a
special, non-red carpet occasion in the REAL WORLD. Even
better with a pair of Céline-inspired black Birkenstocks or these
ponyskin bejewelled sandals from Clarks. Only £49.99 and available here. This Studio Punch style also comes in a fab Marni-esque neon colourway available here.

The late Steve Jobs’ doctor says that comfy shoes help you live longer. Dr David Agus told The Times magazine
this weekend that, ‘Uncomfortable shoes cause unnecessary inflammation
that can have an impact on your entire system…Inflammation has been
linked to some of the most troubling degenerative diseases today,
including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, autoimmune diseases,
diabetes and accelerated ageing.’ And as Steve Jobs could afford
the best around (Agus ‘helped keep Jobs alive for seven years’) that’s proof enough that comfy shoes have
life-enhancing properties. But we knew that anyway.

Anyhow. The Best Dress With Sleeves Award goes to Karen O from the
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I saw them play live at Brixton Academy once, and liked her style, as well as her fantastic voice:

Photo: The Independent

And finally, The Best Dressed at the Oscars 2014 gong goes
to Ellen DeGeneres. Who looked timeless and chic in a white YSL tuxedo.

Photo: Daily Mail

Unfortunately Ellen didn’t take a Shoe Selfie but I bet she was wearing something like this:

Toast’s leather Tassle Derby shoes, £225, available here.

Who is on your Best Dressed at the Oscars 2014 List?

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Photo: Daily Mail And so to the Oscars. Where staggering heels are de riguer and Jennifer Lawrence keeps falling over.