January 20, 2014 12:00 PM

42 DAYS UNTIL THE OSCARS!

PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

RADIANT ORCHID

Whether spotted on the catwalk or on a celebrity, the hottest hue of 2014 brings a bright boost of sophistication. “The color is so modern, yet in a subtle way,” says New York-based designer Katie Ermilio. “It works well with a classic style.”

CAMILA ALVES McCONAUGHEY in Rachel Roy

KRYSTEN RITTER in Katie Ermilio

AMY ADAMS in Prabal Gurung

ON THE RUNWAY

CHRISTOPHER KANE SPRING 2014

STYLE STAT*

Female Oscar nominees are TWICE AS LIKELY to win an award if they wear a nude lipstick as opposed to a bold lip color.

*Info is based on what every Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominee has worn to the Academy Awards from 1999 to present

TREND ALERT

THE ‘HANDLET’

Stars like Sarah Jessica Parker have been working the handlet—a cuff that wraps around the palm. “It’s nice to mix a statement piece with personal items,” says stylist Erin Walsh.

NEW ‘IT’ JEWELRY

SALMA HAYEK in a Gaydamak cuff

SARAH JESSICA PARKER in a Fallon cuff

ONE TO WATCH

LUPITA NYONG’O

Along with collecting accolades for her role in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o, 30, has humbly accepted her status as a rising red carpet star. “This is all very new to me,” says the Golden Globe nominee. “Some of these ballgowns are foreign on my body.” Designers would never guess. “She stands out flawlessly,” says Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs.

J. MENDEL in Beverly Hills

RODARTE in New Orleans

PRADA in Toronto

ELIE SAAB in Palm Springs, Calif.

LANVIN in Beverly Hills

CUSHNIE ET OCHS in Los Angeles

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