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The Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Recap

I’m back with my annual Oscars Red Carpet fashion picks and pans.  The 88th Annual Academy Awards were full of fashion high points…and….definitely some low points.  These are just my humble opinions and I realize my idea of fashion may not coincide with everyone’s .  I am just taking this moment to tell you what I liked.  I will be taking a few moments to poke some fun at what I didn’t like too. 

Let’s start with the good stuff…

Red Carpet Picks

My pick of the night is actually shared between two different ladies because I just could not decide between the two who pulled it off the best. 

Charlize Theron in custom Dior…again….and we love it….again.

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Head to toe chic.  I wonder whether a choker would have worked on this look.  The long pendant works well but I wonder if a choker would have worked better…not sure.  I love that they went minimal and didn’t over stack this gown with jewelry.  Clean, simple, elegant and so very chic.  Brava!!

A little look inside the Dior workroom (Instagram) on this one.  It was a custom order folks.  It’s pays to be a couture house’s muse.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

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Stunning!!!  From the color to the delicate floral embellishment I adored this look.  Her Tiffany jewelry brought it to another level.  Everything just sings for me on this one.  All the girly princess pressure points in my system sang to this Ave Maria of a gown. 

Illustration from Megan Hess Instagram

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Those were my two favorite looks of the evening but there were a number of  looks that made me nod my head in approval to the wearer and stylist.

Alicia Virkander in custom Louis Vuitton

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Glorious in whipped butter yellow!!  All you bakers out there know the color I reference.  When was the last time we saw yellow rock the red carpet?   I’m thinking never!  Michelle Williams did orange in Vera Wang beautifully one year but I’m not sure this shade of yellow has made an appearance lately.  Again minimal jewelry, soft hair and softer makeup palette brings forth a win on this one.  And congrats to Ms. Virkender on her Oscar win and….managing to bring Michael Fassbender as her date!  Cuuuuuuute. 

Ms. Virkander also rocked a LV for the after parties too…

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Giuliana Rancic in George Chakra

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I loved the clean elegant lines of this gown and the party that was the back.  Nice.  Giuliana still needs a few cheeseburgers though to fill out those arms. 

Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney

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Loved this bold deep orange/red on her.  I also loved the bold clean lines of this design and the strong clean jewelry she ( or her stylist) paired with it.  Nice!

Honerable Mention

First off  “Cutest reveal of a baby bump” has to go to Emily Blunt in Prada

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I was not on social media for the days leading up to the Oscars so I missed the announcement that she was expecting.  I took one look at her empire waist gown and said to my daughter “Is Emily Blunt preggers?”  Guess I should have read the news feed before the event.  She glowed in this and I liked it.

Next up is “Person most likely to feel a draft the WHOLE evening”.  This goes to  Rachel McAdams in August Getty.

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Why the “feel the draft” comment?  This is why….

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Ohhhhh my.  There had to have been some industrial tapping going on when she got dressed.  There was simply no room for “gap issues” in that gown.  Tape all the way.  Can’t imagine what it was like to undress from that one.  Ouuuuuuch.  She looked gorgeous in it though.  I wonder how many times people stepped on the train.

“Best revenge on a cheating ex-husband” has to go to Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace

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She looked regal and elegant in this all black power house of a gown.  Take that one to the nanny Ben.  Seriously.

“Best way to support a friend” goes to Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

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The designer is a friend of hers and he is trying to make his way in this shark tank of a fashion industry.  Lady Gaga showed his work to perfection on the red carpet.  She also performed a powerful rendition of her best song nomination from a documentary showcasing the alarming epidemic of college campus rape.  Nicely done my Lady.

“The woman who most embodied a gladiator” award goes to Kerry Washington in Atelier Versace

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The leather breastplate top just didn’t do it for me.  It was a strong bold look for sure…just wasn’t feeling it.  I kept thinking…”she needs the helmet thing with the brush broom on top..and a sword”

Red Carpet Pans

My pans for the evening were few actually.  First up has to be Sandy Powell in…well..don’t know the designer but the look sadly came across as a catastrophic ode to David Bowie.  The woman is an amazing costume designer (hello!! she has multiple Oscars to prove it) but her style fell very short on the red carpet last night.  Poor woman…E! Online kept calling her Tilda Swinton during their red carpet segment.  I nearly made myself hoarse screaming at the TV “ It’s NOT Tilda Swinton…it’s Sandy Powel!!”  Get it together E! !!

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Olivia Wilde in Valentino

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Ummmmm. no!  I am all for architectural design in clothing but this just felt wrong to me.  WAY too many pleats for my taste.  Olivia Wilde is an amazingly beautiful woman.  This fashion on her did not showcase that at all.  Yes, she sure has the body to wear it but this one just left me…well….de pleated LOL!

It didn’t work any better on the Spring 2016 Couture runway either

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Mara Rooney in Givenchy

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Oh I know I will get hate mail for this one.  I can hear the comments now…”But Rebecca…it’s Givenchy!!”  The gown is stunning…just not on this albino skinned actress.  I have to admit, part of my negative review of this look had to do with Mara Rooney and her none too happy face every time the camera landed on her.  It came across as petulance.  I would love to see the amazing Ms. Rooney in some kind of color not this gothic pasty white/cream.  She just blended into the background here.

Lastly, and it pains me to do this….I give you Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren

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My first thought…honest to God…was, who put Kate in a hefty bag?  Was that sequins, metallic sheen or just plain plastic sheeting?  Have no idea.  Normally she nocks it out of the park.  This year, she stayed in the park and was rummaging around in the garbage cans.  Sadly Kate, not the king of the world with this one.  It was honestly adorable though that you walked in with Leo DiCaprio à la Titanic from years ago.  Very cute.

Lastly we have Heidi Klum in Marchesa

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Ok, the color is not bad but please, oh please lose the puff sleeve!! And the Pom-Pom fleurettes need to go…like right now.  This dress has garden party gone amuck all over it.  No disrespect to the talented ladies of Marchesa but…was Heidi looking for funding from Harvey Weinstein and was just sucking up by buying the last dress on the rack from his wife?  Ouch Rebecca!

After Party

As an added item for this years tome on Oscar night fashions, I would like to add a few snaps on who ruled at the after parties.  Vanity Fair had quite a few winners as well as Elton John’s big party.

Taylor Swift in Alexandre Vauthier

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Rachel McAdams in Naeem Khan

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Maggie Grace in Galia Lahav

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And…how cute is this couple?!!  Gwen Stefani in Yanina and Blake Shelton.  His expression is priceless.  It says “ I’m just happy to be here y’all”.  I love how she is decked out sexy gorgeous and he looks like he’s going to a neighborhood association meeting. 

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And that’s a wrap for this years award season fashion reviews.

-Rebecca

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2016 Golden Globes: Pass the Ketchup and the Mustard

Weird title right?  Let me explain..  While there were many colors on the red carpet last night, I was surprised at the number of ketchup reds ( almost orange ) and mustard yellows.  Some of my favorite looks of the evening fell into these two favorite American condiment colors so I decided to go with it in the title.  It was quirky and fun. 

Pass the ketchup please!:

Jennifer Lawrence in a fabulous Dior with a stunning diamond choker.  Loved the cutouts in this gown.  One of my favorite looks of the night.

jennifer-lawrence in Dior From Eonline

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Amy Adams in Versace.  Loved the detailing around the waist and down the side.

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Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive.  Elegant and accessorized to perfection. 

emmy-rossum in Armani Prive from Eonline

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Ketchup has expired!! :

Natalie Dormer in J. Mendel.  Ummmmm… time to lose the oxen like yoke around the throat.  Wrong, just plain wrong.

natalie-dormer_in J Mendel from Eonline

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A little Mustard goes a long way:

Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli.  This was the only mustard I was satisfied with last night.  Ms. Lopez rocked this one.  Let’s face it folks, not everyone can wear this color and you need a certain amount of attitude to do it.  She can and did it. 

Jennifer-Lopez in giambattista valli from popsugar

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And…extra snaps to Ms. Lopez as she managed to make this dress look WAY better than it did on the runway for 2015 Fall Couture.2015 Fall Couture Giambattista Valli

source: www.vogue.com

Too much mustard!!!

America Ferrera in Jenny Packham. First of all, if the sales lady said this color looked good on you Ferrera…she was on commission.  Secondly, if you wanted to pull off matronly, this cut and style nailed it.  Not sure that was what she was going for. 

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Lola Kirke in Marchesa. Does Grecian draping ever work in mustard yellow?  I’m not sure it does. I love Lola Kirke and I adore the show Mozart in the Jungle ( my favorite new show and so happy they won last night!!!) but this color and styling fell short on her.  Also, the shoes with pearl ankle straps does NOT belong in this picture. lola-kirke in Monique Lhuillier from eonline

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Leaving the condiments behind, lets talk about the sequin love affair going on at last nights Golden Globes.

Brie Larson in Calvin Klein.   Congrats to Ms. Larson on her win for best actress last night.  She was Miss Golden Globe embodied in this gown.  If I had abs like her, I would want to show them off in a dress like this too.  I loved that she kept the hair and jewelry to a minimum.  The dress is bling enough..she didn’t need anything more.

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Portia Doubleday in Naeem Khan.  Forget having to go to the disco, this lady brought the disco ball with her…in fact…she wore it to the party.  The cut was ok on this one but the overall shiny ( as in…can be seen from space) effect of the gown turned me off. 

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source:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Kate Bosworth in Dolce and Gabbanna.  I like pink…but pink sequins?…to this extent?…not so much.  There is just way too much going on with this dress.  And let’s just state the obvious here people, this woman NEEDS a cheeseburger. 

Kate-Bosworth-in Dolce and Gabbana from Eonline

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Julianne Moore in Tom Ford.  Can sequins look matronly?  Apparently Tom Ford can make that happen.  Was not feeling this look at all.

julianne-moore_in Tom Ford from Eonline

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Bryce Dylan Howard in Jenny Packham.  And….apparently Jenny Packham can make sequins look matronly too!!  Tom, meet Jenny….Jenny, meet Tom.  Bryce is not 50 but she is kind of channeling it here. 

bryce-dallas-howard-in Jenny Packham from Eonline

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Regina King in Krikor Jabotain.  I give you “Panic at the Disco”!!  They may be a band but this picture embodies that phrase.  What on earth?!!  Is she channeling a super hero with the cape?  To the designer:  Did you feel the cape would somehow elevate this sequined gone amuck sheath?  To the stylist: What did Regina ever do to you to have you do this to her?  To Regina:  Did you at least get to feel like a superhero in this getup?  In the indomitable words of one of my mentors…Edna Mode…”NO CAPES!”

regina-king_in Krikor Jabotian from Eonline

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While sequins and plunging necklines were prevalent on the red carpet last night, The remainder of my picks and pans fell into the more understated category.  For example

When YSL works…

Saorise Ronan in Yves Saint Laurent Couture. Stunning on her!  She looked so elegant and regal compared to the disco walking down the carpet.  I loved that the hair, makeup and jewelry were very simple and elegant as well.  Nice work stylist!!

saoirse-ronan in YSL Couture from Vogue

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When YSL doesn’t work….

Jane Fonda in Yves Saint Laurent .  And the cape/founce/16th century ruff/ ode to Mexican tile roofing around her neck was a good idea??  I believe the queens bed skirt that Helena Bonham Carter usually wears to awards shows was repurposed for this ensemble last night.  I refer to a comment made earlier…”NO CAPES!”Jane Fonda in YSL from Huffington Post

source: www.eonline.com

 

Jada Pinkett Smith in Versace.  LOVED this look on her from head to toe.  Gorgeous!

jada-pinkett-smith in Versaace from Eonline

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Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy.  New Designer Alert!!!  Elizabeth Kennedy folks.  She had two very strong looks walking the red carpet last night.  We will be seeing this woman’s work again on the red carpet I am sure.

laverne-cox-in Elizabeth Kennedy from Vogue

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Lady Gaga in Versace.  Well hello Ms. Monroe!!  Didn’t think the hips needed to be exaggerated that much but a small negative in the overall beauty of this look.  Beautifully styled and worn by the talented Ms. Gaga. 

lady-gaga_in Versace from Eonline

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Lily James in Marchesa.  A lovely ode to a Grecian urn and another example of how less is definitely more sometimes.  The stylist showed restraint and the overall look is better for it .

lily-james_in Marchesa from Eonline

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Can’t wait to see what the rest of awards season with bring down the carpet.  Winking smile


Oscar Night Fashion Report…

…and a few Oscar night revelations.  Revelation number 1:  Holy cow…Lady Gaga can sing!  She belted out a number of our beloved Sound of Music tunes with heart, soul and one heck of a voice.  She even brought Julie Andrews to tears…not a dry in the house after that one.  Revelation number 2: God love Patricia Arquette.  Equal pay for equal work no matter the gender.  Sing it sister!!!  Now…on to the fashion report.

There were a great deal of recent couture and RTW runway looks showing up at last nights Oscars.  It would appear that Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab had the biggest presence on the red carpet last night and for the most part…it was a really good night for all the designers.  Here is Jennifer Lopez in Elie SaabJennifer Lopez in Elie Saab Couture

On the runway at Elie Saab’s 2014 Fall Couture show.  Yes, cleavage can totally make or break a dress.  In Ms. Lopez’s case, I believe it makes it.  I thought she looked stunning.

2014 Fall Couture Elie Saab

Next up Chrissy Teigen rocked it in Zuhair Murad.

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And on the recent 2015 Spring Couture runway

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The couture house of Zuhair Murad scored a second well dressed starlet last night with Jenna Dewan Tatum

Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad

…and again from Murad’s 2015 Spring Couture show

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Well done designers!!!  Another notable house of fashion last night was Yves Saint Laurent.  I liked both looks they had on the red carpet.  First up was the lovely and apparently unharmed from her recent flogging( no I have not seen the movie and I must be the only woman under 50 on the planet who hasn’t)….Dakota Johnson. 

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Margot Robbie wore the other Saint Laurent look magnificently.  This black tour de force was stunning with her blond tresses.  Kudos to the stylist who picked out this necklace…apparently a vintage piece from the former collection of no less than the late Duchess of Windsor , Wallace Simpson.  It was the best accessory of the evening..bar none.

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Kuddos to  J. Mendel who graced the body of Faith Hill.  Excuse me but…does this woman EVER age?!  She looked amazing.

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…from J. Mendel’s 2015 Fall RTW show.2015 Fall RTW J. Mendel

The house of Givenchy.  There were two looks from this design house.  First up was the stunning Rosamind Pike in a custom gown.  Easily her best awards season look.  I loved it on her.

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Jessica Chastain also wore Givenchy. While beautiful, it was not my favorite look on her.  She does well with a V neckline.  This square neckline just didn’t work on her in my opinion.  Loved the hair and makeup. 

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Anna Kendrick in a custom Thakoon.  Loved this coral color on her.  Also loved the hair and simple jewelry.  To her stylist: “Nailed it!”

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Next let’s talk about baby bump fashion for the evening.  I have to say that Kiera Knightley looked way better in her Valentino then she did in the Golden Globes Chanel mistake.  In this ode to spring floral she epitomizes the glow of impending motherhood.  Etherial and delicate.  Well done.

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Spring 2015 Couture Valentino

Next we have the fashion savvy newly bonded to Benedict Cumberbatch Sophie Hunter in Lanvin.  Stunning couple and if looking good on the red carpet while pregnant were an Olympic sport, she would have the gold.

Sophie Hunter in Lanvin

Lastly, let’s talk about the two new baby mamas that rocked their Versace’s.

Zoe Saldana.  Oh my word!  And this woman didn’t have just one baby, she had two!!  This is what being a former ballet dancer can do for us.  Holy cow!  She looked stunning in this palest of pink hued Versace.

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Scarlett Johansson in one of the best pops of color on the red carpet.  Whoever talked her into the  choker/necklace/piece of industrial hardware needs to rethink their grasp of appropriate accessories though.  Overkill …total overkill.

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I really didn’t have much to snark about this year at the Oscar’s so I am going to leave it there. 


2015 Golden Globe Red Carpet

Ah yes…it is indeed that time again….award show season.  That means a whole new set of fashion picks and pans from Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. 

While the awards may have been golden, the red carpet fashions were every color but gold.  White and silver were particularly favored.

My favorite white of the evening was Kate Hudson in Versace Atelier.  Simple with a little bling and classic lines.  Gorgeous!

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and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez

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My favorite silver was Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead

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Although Julianne Moore needs an honorable mention here with her lovely custom ombré hemmed Givenchy Haute Couture gown.

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source:  www.style.com

My favorite blue was Julia Goldani Telles in Carmen Marc Valvo

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Heidi Klum stunned in my favorite red number of the evening.  Versace

Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace eonline

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Christine Baranski pulled off another fabulous deeper burgundy red and my favorite Zac Posen of the evening.

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Jessica Chastain channeled her 1940’s glamour queen yet again to pull off the best darker hued gown  with a chocolate metallic plunging v-neck by Atelier Versace.

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And Amy Adams rounds out my favorite picks in this dusty blue Grecian confection by yet again…Versace.  Looks like someone unfortunately dragged the hem through a puddle.  Note to assistant for next year…keep the train up!

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There was a broad range of colors in the “not so great” department as well.

First up…an outfit that would have been more comfortable at Comic-Con than at the Golden Globes.  All she needs is some Princess Leia ear buns and a turbo blaster and you would have an extra in the next Star Wars installment.

Jemima Kirke in Rosie Assoulin

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My least favorite red look of the night: Lena Dunham in Zac Posen…again.  This one doesn’t work any better than all the other Zac Posen red carpet looks she has worn.  Let him go Lena…let him go.531169445RJ00182_72nd_Annua

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I know Keira Knightley is pregnant and I am guessing she has been having a craving for butterflies and birds.  This empire waist number from Chanel should have stayed in the Pride and Prejudice costume closet that it came from.  The butterfly corsage was just …well…my good friend Hilda has a saying… “That aint right” {said with a deep southern drawl}.

Keira Knightley in custom Chanel eonline

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Does Giambattista Vali have a bath mat fetish when it comes to red carpet looks?  This year the purple bath mat got cut up for the award season.  Last year it was a red one.  Lupita Nyong’o can rock just about anything…except a cut up bath mat on her chest.

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Congratulations to Ruth Wilson for her Golden Globe win last night.  Unfortunately her stylist did not get the win with this sleeveless mock turtleneck green Prada gown.  What’s with the seam right across the cr…well..you know what I’m talking about.  Is it a hidden pocket?  Ummm….NOT a good place for a pocket.  Her expression seems to say, “Yeah, my stylist made me wear this…get me a whisky.” 

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More fun coming up with the Oscars next month Smile