Oscars

If you’re a movie lover, fashion worshipper, and melt when you hear a French accent, last night was your night. While there were winners and losers onscreen, there were also plenty of each on the red carpet. Take a look at some styles I found award-worthy (and not so worthy) :

Best Dressed

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Modern, elegant, dramatic. The removable cape was the coolest thing to hit the red carpet, hands down. What’s there to say? The dress speaks for itself. As my friend Moni would say, this dress is “everything.”

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

Some have said the dress looks disproportioned, but I found it to be flattering, feminine and classic. The trademark Marchesa design looks like it’s hugging her waist and the black train completes the look. Perfect for a presenter.

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli

I don’t care if this dress resembles Nicole Kidman’s Balenciaga from 2007. It’s gorgeous, fits beautifully and is the epitome of high fashion. The material flows like a dream, and I love how it looks with her red hair. This modern day Lucille Ball not only has gumption, but class.

Mila Jovovich in Elie Saab Couture

This white, bejeweled, one-shouldered gown is stunning.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Is there a more radiant smile than Octavia’s? The impeccable design and gorgeous bead work of this dress accentuate Octavia’s curves and make her look absolutely heavenly. Every time I see pictures of this dress on her, I can’t stop gawking.

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen

When I first saw this dress, I hated it. I found it heavy and carpet-like, but the more I saw of it the more I began to realize that this is in fact a truly amazing piece. The gold and black give it a baroque feel. The design is so intricate, and beautifully creative. Her minimal makeup is a true testament to how naturally gorgeous she is, and the Harry Winston earrings didn’t hurt either.

Viola Davis in Vera Wang

This woman can do no wrong in my eyes. The green color goes so well with her skin tone, and her body is absolutely amazing. The fishtail on the bottom is delicate and pretty. Let’s also not forget her best accessory: natural hair!! She said she felt confident, and she definitely looked it.

Worst Dressed

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

Personal opinions about her aside (ie, why is everyone so far up her ass when she’s haughty and pretentious in every interview and looks skinny enough to be a heroin addict), I will admit that Angelina is usually dressed well for occasions such as this. I don’t know what she was thinking this year, but the dress is so heavy and awkwardly structured that it gives her no volume at all. The slit and the leg are another story altogether.

Stacy Keibler in Marchesa

Yes, she looks pretty. But the whole thing together seems like too much. Too shiny, too much ‘baggage’ in the mid-section, and I could have gone with either the shoulder or flower, not both.

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture

We get it, she’s extreme. The bangs are extreme, her black dresses have been extreme.

I appreciate the change in color, but I can’t get past the ill fit of the breasts. They look like they’re just hanging there. Yes, it’s off the runway. But that doesn’t mean it will look good.

Natalie Portman in Christian Dior

I hate to say this because I’m such a huge fan, but this dress is utterly boring and there’s nothing special about it. The necklace, clutch and her hair style don’t seem to create any kind of cohesive look. I would have loved to see her with her hair up, and some colored jewelry.


Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

This look is ultra-glam and totally Jennifer Lopez, but I’m finding that it’s making her look a little heavy at the waist. At the same time, those nude stripes are insanely obnoxious and it’s difficult to move on from that. Good thing I’ve got her left nipple to distract me.

Image source: Harper’s Bazaar

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