Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar Fashion Musings

Here are my Oscar fashion favourites:



This is one of the most stunningly beautiful gowns I've seen in a long time - Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford just looks radiant and so chic. This is how you wear a red carpet cape!


Jessica Chastain looks decadently Baroque in McQueen.


I adore this color on Maya Rudolph (in Johanna Johnson) and the beaded detailing on the sleeves is lovely.


I loved this navy and beaded gown on Leslie Mann (in Roberto Cavalli) and the high pony tail she sported was the perfect touch.


Rose Byrne looked very edgy and sleek in this sequin gown by Vivienne Westwood...although I find myself wishing that the shoes were different.


This is Alexandra Edenborough (aka Mrs Gary Oldman) and she is nothing short of stunning. I am having no luck finding a designer credit for her gown so please fill me in if you've come across one. UPDATE: I'VE BEEN TOLD THIS IS ROBERTO CAVALLI...AND I LOVE IT


I loved this Carolina Herrera on Tina Fey - and the updo and clean accessorizing made the look.


Milla Jovovich is elegant Old Hollywood perfection in this Elie Saab gown.


I fell in love with this vintage Dior number on Natalie Portman.


Octavia Spencer looked captivating in this perfectly fitted number by Tadashi Shoji.



And here are the looks that I was less enamoured with:


I am not in the camp of people who think Michelle Williams can do no wrong. She can. And she (or her stylist) did with this Louis Vuitton number. There are aspects of this that I love (the colour, the accessorizing, some aspects of the peplum - I like the ruffles on it but think the other detailing on the gown below the peplum is too much) but I mostly just can't get on board with this. 


Why hello Jane Seymour. What time does your one woman Vegas revue start? I'm also not sure who designed this...so fill me in if you know.


I had really high hopes for Melissa McCarthy and this Marina Rinaldi was just disappointing, frankly. I don't think the colour is great for her and I just wish it had more structure.


I love this colour on Viola Davis and I love the natural hair but the bust detailing on this is...not good. Neither is the overworked lower portion of this Vera Wang gown.


Louise Roe, what are you doing? This Black Halo dress looks like a series of elaborately folded napkins attached to each other. And I'm not necessarily saying that's a bad thing (there are aspects of this that I find really interesting in  good way) but I'm not sold that it's working for her.


I was on the fence about this one, I really was. Everything below the neck is fabulous but the giant bow on Emma Stone's Giambattista Valli is ruining it for me. Also, I think Nicole Kidman wore it better in 2007.


Who made your list of hits and misses?



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27 comments:

The Key To Chic said...

Rose Byrne is my top pick. She can do no wrong! I also adore Emma Stone :)

Closet Fashionista said...

YAY Gary Oldman!!!!
I loved Emma Stone's, I think the bow looks great. (I prefer hers to Nicole's)
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Alexa said...

I'm so on board with you on these. Love that you are blogging now too! Love Natalie's and Leslie's the best!

Micah said...

I only caught the red carpet stuff (just don't care much about the awards this year), but I LOVED Maya Rudolph's dress. Simple, but gorgeous.

Kavery said...

I can't get Gywneth's clean caped look out of my mind. A one-off look that stands out for the right reasons

Kristin said...

LOVED Jessica's gown! So bold!

Nnenna said...

Gwyneth, Jessica, and Milla were also on the top of my list! :)

Raquelita said...

Milla, Jessica, Glenn, and Gwyneth were at the top of my list. I actually really liked the Emma Stone dress. Normally, I think Meryl can do no wrong, but there was something about her gown last night that made me think cheap Cleopatra costume. I'm not sure why.

Shybiker said...

I agree with everythin you say. That must mean we have good taste!

Bonnie said...

We were SO on the same page during the Oscars last night!

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Laura Go said...

I loved Rose Byrne's dress, but then again, I love HER, bitchy-faced or not, so I may be biased :)

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threadsandbuttons said...

Oh my gosh, how much do I love Gwyneth Paltrow?! SO much! And I love that Natalie Portman rocked polka dots :)

chillairandperfume said...

I don't ever watch award shows, but I love reading people's recaps. I think Gwenyth looks stunning. That's my favorite for sure!

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Hannah
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{The Perfect Palette} said...

so many beauties. I love their bold color choices.

Estefanía J. said...

My prefer is Milla Jovovich: looks so stunning!!! And you’ve got a gorgeous blog too!!!
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Dear Girl Wallflower said...

i watched this last night, mannn...you're quick to post:) I love Jessica Chastain's more than anything and for the beauty, Mrs. Gary Oldman..

Fashion Meets Food said...

I loved Emma Stone's dress and Tina Feys. I especially loved Tina's hair. xo

Sunny & Star said...

I think my favorites were Gwyneth and Natalie Portman. I love the pattern on Natalie's dress. I liked Emma Stone's dress but it would have been better without the big bow for me too.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I was very underwhelmed with all of the gowns this year. That being said, Gwyneth was my favorite of the night.

Chelsea Lane said...

seriously, GWYNETH IS MAKING ME DIE. that. is. how. you. wear. a. dang. red. carpet. cape. LOVE.

xoxo

Marie a la Mode said...

My favorite was Gwyneth Paltrow's dress. The cut is perfect and she looked so elegant in it!

Hilary said...

According to Nina Garcia's Tumblr, Mrs. Gary Oldman wore Roberto Cavalli...

I also loved GOOP's dress :)

FashionableLena said...

My favorite dress was Gwyneth Paltrow. Hands down. But Maya also made my list because the back of the dress was jaw dropping. If you want to see it, check out my blog.
Judy Greer was also at the top of my list.

Mizdragonfly said...

I totally agree with your list of best dressed at the Oscars. Milla Jovovich looks stunning (but she is also a freak of nature like most models). Love your blog!! Keep following me at Mizdragonfly!

Amber said...

What, no! I loved Michelle's dress. I thought the color and shape flattered her so well. Oh well, to each his own. Rose's dress is also killer.

Amber said...

What, no! I loved Michelle's dress. I thought the color and shape flattered her so well. Oh well, to each his own. Rose's dress is also killer.

Amber said...

What, no! I loved Michelle's dress. I thought the color and shape flattered her so well. Oh well, to each his own. Rose's dress is also killer.