Monday, March 7, 2011

Fashionably Late

Yeah, I know that the Oscars were over a week ago.  But with all that has been going on in my life I just haven't been able to take the time to comment on all award fashions!  So, I may be late ... but at least I'm fashionably late.

I've decided to just focus on the looks that I liked.  Truthfully I didn't think anyone looked too horrific.

This girl is only fourteen years old and she was nominated for an Academy Award.  While Hailee Steinfeld may have given a riveting performance in True Grit (from what I hear), she definitely gets my vote for her Oscar style.  She was dressed like a lady and stayed appropriate for her age.  She's fresh and the pearly pink Marchesa gown compliments her skin tone.  And while I am tired of young Hollywood starlets constantly being said they are like a young Audrey Hepburn {eyes rolling}, I feel that this dress looks like something that would have graced the legend's wardrobe.

Some people may not "get" this dress.  It is fashion forward and not the traditional glamour gown.  I, however, get it.  The color combination is interesting.  It pulls me in and my eyes dance all over the intricate beading and structure.  Would I wear this dress?  Probably not, but then I am not Cate Blanchett.  I think she is the only one who can pull off this Givency creation with confidence and poise.

What can I say about Michelle Williams?  I never watched Dawson's Creek and I don't believe I have ever seen one of her films.  But ... she looked pretty at the Oscars!  Her Mia Farrow pixie haircut and polished makeup was beautiful with her stunning Chanel Couture gown.  Can you imagine how much work went into creating this dress?  Mmm, someday when I am nominated for an Academy Award (ha!) I will definitely choose to wear Chanel.

I've always loved Barbie.  And on the red carpet I saw her!  Reese Witherspoon evokes the classic version of the doll with her simple silhouette and flipped hair and I think it is gorgeous.  The emerald jewelry was a nice touch too.

Mila Kunis may be most known for her days on That 70s Show and most recently for Black Swan, but in my mind I know her for when she showed up looking like a goddess on the red carpet.  I'm not sure if this Elie Saab dress is considered to be lavender or lilac, but it is stunning on this girl!

Ah, Miss Portman.  I have always been a fan.  You have an elegance that is inspiring.  No, I haven't seen your film Black Swan (and probably won't ever), but I cheered for you as you received your Oscar for Best Actress.  And if I could I would have given you an award for your ensemble that night.  Your Rodarte gown draped beautifully over your baby bump and the color looks like it was invented just for you.  Bravo!

So there you have it, my picks for the 2011 Oscars.  What will next year bring?  I hope a lot of inspiring designs ... oh and some good films too!


Zil said...

The back of Cate Blanchett's dress looks like scrambled eggs...

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

I always enjoy your fashion commentary!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

I always enjoy your fashion commentary!