6th Annual OFPC — Update 1: Rules change and Renée Zellweger

Progress is slow on this year’s Oscar Fashion Photo Contest, as it usually is at this stage.  I only have three entries at the moment, but I know there’s interest in the community.  However, I’d encourage any Second Life fashion bloggers to spread the word, as publicity for the contest is always a difficult thing.  I’ve put up ads on several popular blogs and feeds, but the more news that circulates, the better.  Just link back to this year’s rules article, so everyone will have a chance to read them, and all shall be well.

Speaking of the rules, there’s one tweak I’ve had to insert.  Rule 4 now states clearly that you cannot post the same photo on both groups.  This doesn’t improve your chances; however, only one copy will be deleted.  Similarly, to be clear, you cannot put up two entries with different photos, one on each group.  Please take this into consideration.


I like to look at RL actresses who have made the red-carpet walk in the past on the first update, and we’ll be going over the style of Renée Zellweger this year.  The Texas native can be counted on to wear something interesting almost every year she appears, usually supplied by Carolina Herrera.

Renee Zellweger 1999

1999 is the earliest I’ve found so far for Renée.  She’s been seen on the red carpet and it’s analogues since perhaps 1996, when she broke out in Jerry Maguire, but this gown (unidentified designer) is the first I can spot, worn at the Vanity Fair party.  I’ve never particularly liked the lace detailing down and around the bust, but I do enjoy the train draping down in back.

Renee Zellweger 2001

Renée wore this lemon chiffon gown to the ceremony in 2001.  Again, it’s a nicely draped effect here, offset by gold bracelets and a matching clutch.

Renee Zellweger 2002

Next year, if I have my chronology straight, this was the choice when she was nominated for Bridget Jones’ Diary.  Much more drama this time, as befits an acting nominee, walking the carpet in strapless black with a sweeping skirt.

Renee Zellweger 2003

2003 saw this ruby gown with detailing on the bodice, when Renée was again a nominee for Chicago.

Renee Zellweger 2004

But my favorite red-carpet dress for Renée has always been this Carolina Herrera, when she won for Cold Mountain in 2004.  No doubt that Renée had arrived by this point, and the long, long train emphasized her confidence, which you gotta have if you’re gonna carry off something like this.  There have been other appearances since then, but none as striking as this long white sweep.

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