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It’s Oscar Time!

I am sitting here with my morning cup of coffee and reflecting on the Oscar show last night.  It was definitely a night for fashion…but can I just say one thing…”Thank God for Hugh Jackman!”.  Ms. Lawrence was navigating her Dior couture gown up the steps to receive her best actress award and tripped.  This was a HUGE dress people and the poor girl did her best.  I would have been tripping all over the place but that is not my point.  My point is…there were many people who were closer to her to help but they didn’t.  Instead, Hugh Jackman comes sprinting from the front row to help her up.  Awwwww!  As they say back where I grew up, “ Now somebody raised that boy right”. 

On to the fashion….There were definitely some hits of the evening.

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture

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If there were no stairs involved, she definitely floated down the carpet in this dress.  I believe it was the palest pink in hue and I loved seeing her in something soft after we had seen her in stronger reds and blacks at previous awards shows.  She was a princess last night not an amazon.  And she can definitely pull off both looks.

Anne Hathaway in Prada

MSN Anne Hathaway in Prada

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By all accounts, this was a last minute decision on her and her stylist’s part.  Apparently she was all set to wear a Valentino and changed at the final moment.  Again we see pale, pale pink.  You know I am going to like it for the color alone.  The fit could have been better on her but I loved this soft color and simple cut and design on her.  The other reason I like this gown is because of …..

Just Jared Anne Hathaway

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THE BACK!   Just too cute for words.  Conservative from the front and sexy from the back.  Love it.

And…In the Pink! In the Pink

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Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

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Loved this color and cut on her and was really digging the short hair cut.  She had all her hair shaved off for a movie a couple months ago.  She has the face and bone structure to be able to do this haircut well….many do not.  I appreciated the simple and elegant jewelry here too. 

Jessica Chastaine in Armani Privee

Jessica Chastaine in Armani Privee

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If Jessica and her stylist were going for old Hollywood glamour, they NAILED it.  I would have preferred to see a slightly different color on her ( a little too one note with her hair for me) but other than that….WOW!  Simple, elegant, understated, beautiful.

Zoe Saldana in Alex Mabille

Zoe Saldana in Alex Mabille Couture

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The dress is a pure confection.  Her expression in this photo… is not LOL!  I am sure she must have been happier than this picture implies to be wearing this beautiful creation.  Perhaps she had just spotted her ex ( cough Bradley Cooper cough) on the red carpet.  Anywhoo…it appears to be a very pale lilac.  LOVE the hem on this and the detail around the waist.  I never would have thought I would have liked a belt on an evening gown but it works here.

There were many more high fashion notes from last nights red carpet but time only permits me to list a few.  Now to the low notes, in my opinion, of the evening.

Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood

Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood

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I have said it before and I will say it again….”Helena, comb…comb, Helena”  This introduction NEEDS to be made.  Also, no disrespect to the very fine talent of Vivienne Westwood but…the Queen called and she wants her dust ruffle back.  Sorry people, I know Ms. Carter is quirky and incredibly talented.  I am just not feeling the love for this look.

Selma Hyack in Alexander McQueen

Selma Hyack in Alexander McQueen

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Is anyone else feeling the need to pull at their collar….like you are wearing a too tight turtleneck??  I think this gown fits her beautifully and she has the most amazing figure.  I am just not feeling this dress on her.  Perhaps it’s the model muse Barbie pose she is in.  It just comes off as too stiff.  Her shoulders do look AMAZING in this dress though.

And lastly….a picture so disturbing I had to avert my eyes the first time I say it….get ready folks…

Brandi Glanville in…well…I really don’t know but who but it needed about a yard more of fabric!!!

Bradni Glanville

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OH MY WORD!  Someone fetch the smelling salts!  This woman is one big breath away from a major wardrobe malfunction.  Do you get the feeling that cameras were following her around all night long just to catch it.  Seriously?!  Did someone actually allow her out of the house looking like this?  I don’t recall “half dressed” listed as an option for the Oscars.  Apparently I was wrong.  Brandi…we know you like attention but…we didn’t want you to take “over the top”  literally.  Sweetie…just get the bigger dress size next time…really.


6 responses

  1. Love your picks…good heavens that last one, I almost died. It was a “No!” Moment. (safe link to one of my flickr photos)

    February 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

    • Eeeek I know right?! Poor, poor Brandi.

      March 8, 2013 at 8:40 am

  2. Pam

    I think Miss Brandi’s dress got stuck part way up, couldn’t get it off whether she pulled up or down and thought if Helena Bonham Carter was there, no one would notice her fashion faux pas… >:)

    February 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

    • {Snort!} Well said Pam…well said. 🙂

      March 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

  3. Loved your commentary … always makes me smile! Thank you! Hugs!

    February 26, 2013 at 4:40 am

    • Always happy to give you a smile Judy. {{Hugs}}

      March 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

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