Whenever I see a designer bio that starts with "So-and-so designer uses vintage pieces to make her inventive new dresses with flair and creativity," I peek through my fingers at the result. It's usually something that looks like your grandma's crazy quilt--if she made it while tripping on acid at Woodstock. Not so with Livia Firth's Oscar dress. The wife of Academy Award winner Colin Firth rocked the awards in a soft and glamorous blush-pink gown made from 11 vintage dresses sourced from the era of The King's Speech. The frothy confection is the work of designer Gary Harvey, and it totally works. Bravo!! Livia Firth completed her look with dazzling fair trade, conflict free, and ecologically certified jewelry. Consider yourself totally outdone, Mrs. Hathaway. Read more here, here, and here.