Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Red Carpet Faves

As with most award shows, the primary reason I tuned in to watch the 82nd Annual Academy Awards is the fashion, and more specifically, the gowns. I love seeing what Hollywood's leading ladies show up in. The hair, the shoes, the makeup, the accessories, I enjoy it all and it makes listening to those self-indulgent and/or boring Oscar speeches worth it.

(Not to say that they're all that way, but you know how it is. And I did quite like this year's ceremony. Funny men Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were on point and I was glad to see a woman, Kathryn Bigelow, take home best director, even if I did like watching "Avatar" better than "The Hurt Locker," which I nervously sat through last night at home after enduring a four-and-a-half hour City Council meeting.)

Anyway, moving on. Pictured below are my fave looks from the night. A little eye-candy for you this Tuesday morning. (You'll notice I'm loving anything glittery and sweetheart necklines...)

Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") looked stunning in an embroidered lace and metallic Marchesa sheath. On Oprah she said the dress had vintage beading, which makes me love it more. And I like how she kept her hair simple and sleek, and though it was debated, I think her lipstick gives the perfect pop against her skin. She looked totally ready to take home an Oscar.

Carey Mulligan ("An Education") dazzled in a black Prada frock embellished with Swarovski crystals. I think the asymmetrical hem is perfect for petite Carey-- a full length gown might swallow her up. And it shows off her killer heels! My only criticism of this look is that the earrings might be a tad big, but overall she looks great.

Cameron Diaz brought back old Hollywood glamour in this sparkling Oscar de la Renta. Her sideswept hair and red lips are the perfect complement. Honestly, I think this is the best she's ever looked!

This flowy, watercolor Elie Saab gown is something I would wear. So romantic and pretty. Rachel McAdams gets my thumbs up.

You know SJP has to be on my best dressed list! Sarah Jessica Parker looked like a goddess in this pale yellow silk Chanel couture gown and in typical SJP style, this statuesque silhouette set her apart from all the other beauties on the red carpet. And you can't really see it here, but her hair looked amazing, too.

One of the things I adore about Zoe Saldana's ("Avatar") style is it's never boring! While I agree with fashion critics that the ruffles on this gradated violet Givenchy couture gown may be a bit much, I still enjoyed looking at her during Oscar arrivals and I wish I had a pair of heels like that in my closet.

J. Lo rocked her hourglass body in this iridescent pink Armani Prive creation. I love the interesting shapes and curves of the dress, and as usual, Jennifer Lopez is glowing.

Now this one has me on the fence. Don't get me wrong, I think the champagne Jenny Packham gown is gorgeous, but I'm always a bit unnerved when I see Miley Cyrus is such sexy attire! But then I have to remember she is growing up... So putting her 17 years aside, I have to say that I love the satin sheen of the fitted bodice (which is a little reminiscent of lingerie) and the dusting of sparkles on the skirt. 

It is pretty much impossible to choose my top Oscar night red carpet fave. But if I have to, I'm going to go with the night's golden girl, Sandy. Not only because she looked stunning but because I was so happy for her when she won best actress for her role in "The Blind Side." Plus, her acceptance speech was gracious, funny and heartwarming all at the same time. Classic Sandra.

So tell me, who gets your vote for best dressed? And do you disagree with any of my choices above? I'd love to hear!

Images via here, here and here.


Hope Chella said...

I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but I vote for Miley! Her dress is adorable on her perfect teenage body!!! Again, I love your blog. Both of my sisters majored in English and I wish I could write better like you girls :)...That's why I mostly stick to posting pictures on my blog! haha


Dionne said...

My favorite dresses were Sandra Bullock's and Kate Winslet's. I missed seeing it on TV, but the next day I hopped on the Oscar Blogs to check them out. And i am so happy that Sandra won - she's come a long way from screaming out "What?! There's a bomb on this bus?!"

Amber from Girl with the Red Hair said...

A lot of ppl were criticizing SJP dress but I thought it looked great and she pulled it off really well.

Also LOVED Miley Cyrus's dress (though I can't say the same for her) I thought she pulled it off really well.

I liked the STYLE of Rachel McAdams dress - but was not feeling the weird colour!

Katy Mary said...

I like all of your choices, Sandy did look awesome and her acceptance speech was so funny & cute & I loved it. Great post!

{lovely little things} said...

I kind of liked SJP's dress, it was different and unique with that backward strap contraption.

Fashion Chalet said...

Love your blog!

Very creative :)