Monday, February 28, 2011

Academy Awards Wrap Up

I agree with most who are saying that the Oscars were a bore. I think they were trying to keep it toned down after the Ricky Gervais nightmare from the Golden Globes. It was not a problem for me because the fashion didn't disappoint! Here are my favorites and least favorites...later tonight I look forward to watching Joan Rivers on Fashion Police and see how they compare!

Best Dressed

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab
 She looked amazing! Usually I don't like this pale of a color on a dark brunette, but it was just the right tone for her skin. With the see through lace, this dress could have quickly become tacky, but the draping was perfectly placed to make it more romantic than trashy.

Gweneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein
 I loved the color and shape on her. The sleek lines matched her sleek hair and the little bit of accent around her waist was not too much to take away from the lines. She also has a rockin' body! This fabric shows every lump and bump and you can't find one on Gwen!

Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier
  I love the pale skin several of the actresses! It allows the brunettes to look beautiful in the pale dresses. It is hard to see in this picture, but the sheer sleeves are so elegant.

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa
 This dress is perfect for a 14 year old! She said in an interview that she even helped to design it. This dress would have been a dream come true when I was her age. I also LOVED her hair!! The only thing I would change is her shoes. They should have been a little daintier to match this delicate dress.


Worst Dressed

Helena Bonham Carter in Colleen Atwood
This is no surprise. At least she knows she will be in the worst dressed category and goes for it.

 Nicole Kidman in vintage Fred Leighton
Nicole is always a hit or miss for me. The origami around her hips was not flattering and there was a little too much detailing. The red shoes didn't make sense.

Marisa Tomei in vintage Charles James
 
At first glance I loved this dress. Then as they did close ups I realized the top half was satin and looked a little bridesmaidy. It needed a little more tailoring around the bust, or it all could have been saved with a cone shaped bra. I am serious! This is a 1950s dress and if she had been wearing a cone bra like they wore back then it would have fit it the bust correctly!

Penelope Cruz in Gucci
She just a had baby last month, but come on Penelope, wear a spanx! The detailing of this dress was a little tacky and it also highlighted her baby weight. (I think she was hoping her big bust would detract our eyes from the belly...)

Best Hair

Mila Kunis
This low chignon bun was beautiful! It also matched the look of the dress. I hate when people have hair that doesn't match the look and feel of the dress.

Best Makeup

Amy Adams
I thought her eyes looked beautiful!

 Jennifer Hudson
Her skin glowed in all the right ways!


Here are some more dresses that deserved mention from this year's awards season!
Cate Blancett in Givenchy from last night's Oscars
So creative!

Angelina Jolie in Versace from the Golden Globes
Many said it looked liked like 80's Dynasty. I loved it! She was stunning in this color and it was very sexy in a non-revealing way.

Olivia Wilde in Marchesa at the Golden Globes
 
This is my ideal ball gown! It was like Starry Night in a dress!

Michelle Williams in Valentino at the Golden Globes
I am not a fan of Michelle Williams in the first place. She bothers me for some reason. This dress was way too casual for the golden globes. It looked like 1970's prom!

Natalie Portman in Benjamin Millepied at the Golden Globes
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This dress would have been pretty if instead of a rose, it was a diamond broach. The red and pink are not my favorite together.

This was all so fun! I LOVE awards season, so sad it is over...

1 comment:

Erika said...

If I were a celebrity I would always want to wear Marchesa - those gowns always knock my socks off! I agree with your reviews, all the way! HBC needs to lose those John Lennon sunglasses, too - they are one of my pet peeves. At least they are not blue, LOL!