And the Winners Are:
Stacy Kiebler in Naeem Khan, Kerry Washington in Miu Miu, Naomi Watts Armani Prive
I actually went back and forth a couple of times before finally deciding on my best dressed for this year’s Oscar Awards. All season long, I’ve been asking the ladies of Hollywood to “bring it” and in the words of a real cinematic gem, Bring It On, “It’s already been broughten!” So, I guess it’s safe to say that the starlets of the big screen were just keeping their heavy artillery under wraps until tonight. Much like their careers, no one wants to peak too early. While I did go ahead and pick my top three ensembles, there are so many more that deserve a bit of airtime. After all, it’s just an honor to be nominated, right? Stacy Kiebler wowed in a dress shinier than beau, George Clooney’s, beard, Kerry Washionton popped in a perfect coral red, and Naomi Watts shined in an all over sequin asymmetrical frock. Blues were still in heavy rotation, but a new pastel trend emerged as a favorite. Thankfully, far less black was worn than at previous award shows, but when it was, the dresses were embellished so beautifully that the gowns were anything but basic. And as always, there was plenty of shimmer to light up the red carpet.
We all had high hopes for Jennifer Anniston’s return to the red carpet, but I was less than impressed with a lackluster version of Jennifer Lawrence’s Golden Globes gown and typical Rachel blowout. Anne Hathaway may have won big with Le Mis, but her pink Prada was ill fitting and nearly as awkward as her red carpet interviews. I’m not sure why Olivia Munn was even there (was Magic Mike nominated?), but she and her mess of a dress would have been better off staying at home.
White Up the Night:
Charlize Theron in Christian Dior, Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille, Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
Fifty Shades of Pastel:
Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra, Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta, Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen
Blinging Sexy Black:
Halle Berry in Versace, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman in L’wren Scott, Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab
Out of the Blue:
Quvenzhané Wallis in Armani , Helen Hunt in H&M (!!!), Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli, Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton
Go for the Gold:
Katherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad, Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive, Renee Zelweger in Carolina Herrera
Better Luck Next Time:
Jennifer Anniston in Valentino, Anne Hathaway in Prada, Olivia Munn in Marchesa
Win or lose though, one thing’s for sure, I wanna be Jane Fonda when I grow up.