Some Pretty Frocks on Oscar's Red Carpet
Okay – I’ve been traveling, all weekend, but I wanted to get this up ASAP, because I feel I owe it to you, dear readers. So I’m gonna be brief (how’s that for novelty?).
For the most part, the red carpet, this year, was a snooze. Boring!
That having been said – it was the exceptions that made the rule.
Cate Blanchett looked like the warrior goddess Diana in a couture gown that few, if any, other women in the world could’ve worn with any success. Also, it looked much better in motion than in stills.
Hailee Steinfeld was absolute perfection, AND the cutie collaborated with the ladies at Marchesa on the design of her gown.
I loved Annette Bening’s Naeem Khan gown. It was very Kiss of the Spider Woman and I thought it was just glam enough for such a great beauty.
Zaldy Goco’s creation for Lisa Marie Falcone was delicious. Period.
I have no idea who made the gown worn by Sunrise Coigney (Mark Ruffalo’s wife), but even though it was a bizarre hodge-podge of design concepts, it worked for her, and I applaud her pluck!
Sharon Stone’s a sexpot, and served it up, hot and fresh.
Nicole Kidman’s dress was heaven – from the waist up. Everything below the waist was superfluous.
Reese Witherspoon looked like a super-glam air-hostess and I think she looked radiant. A classically elegant dress plus super accessories and major hair equals hot stuff!
Penélope Cruz and Céline Dion – no women should look as good as these two women within six months of giving birth. Plus, Céline plugged her triumphant return to Las Vegas,so you’ve gotta give it up for the lady!
Mandy Moore looked like a twinkling confection.
Michelle Williams updated Mia Farrow and gave us fierceness. Doing so in Chanel sure didn’t hurt her cause any…
If Weight Watchers doesn’t get thousands of sign-ups this week simply due to how friggin’ amazing Jennifer Hudson looked – well, I don’t know what. But girlfriend was all that and a bag of lo-carb chips!
Natalie Portman in Rodarte realized that if you’re pregnant with a jeweled neckline, a fancy pair of earrings is all the embellishment you need.
Melissa Leo’s gown just stuck with me. Good for her. Unique, fun, ballsy, and brash. If you’re gonna drop the F-bomb on one of the world’s most watched telecasts, make sure people can see you!
I want to beat the crap out of whoever styled Amy Adams. Great dress. Fabulous necklace. But honey – not together.
Best trend of the night – important jewelry is back!
Bulgari was in fine stead around Céline Dion’s neck, and Van Cleef & Arpels paired beautifully with Cate Blanchett’s frock. The Cartier necklace and bracelet on Amy Adams and necklace on Dame Helen Mirren were pieces seen only in coffee table books (unless you live in Las Vegas…); while the Chopard on Penélope Cruz and Mandy Moore was deliciously dazzling.
(Note to self – send bottle of champagne to the Kwiat/Fred Leighton offices…)
Anyhoo – the photos of the glamazons I’ve mentioned above, can be seen below. Pretty ladies in (mostly) pretty dresses and some damned pretty jewels. Ah, Hollywood... How we love thee!