Monday, March 8, 2010

And The Winner Is...

I have to say, this year I was pretty impressed with the majority of the starlets on the red carpet. Some took chaces, some played it a bit safe, but I think for the most part everyone looked pretty damn good. But there have to be winners and loosers, right? That's the name of the game. So in that vain, here are my picks for best & worst dressed at last nights Oscars.

The Winners

Diane Kruger in Chanel Couture

I know this has gotten mixed reviews so far but I've been in love with this dress since the first time I laid eyes on it last summer. And nobody wears Chanel like Diane does.

This woman apparently has sold her soul to the Devil. Or is taking some magic youth potion. She was absolutely stunning in this ruffled silk organza Versace gown.

Sandra Bullock in Marchese

Sandra won all around last night in this metallic & lace Marchese gown. And I loved her hair and makeup.

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Haute Couture

She took a chance in this romatic print dress and in my book she was a clear winner. The swirling blue, pink and green print was mesmerizing. And I loved her rose-cut diamond pendant earrings.

Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab Couture

She was simply stunning in this soft pink off-the shoulder draped gown.

Honorable Mentions

Queen Latifah in Badgley Mischka

She keeps getting better and better doesn't she? I thought she looked ravishing in this one shoulder, bead-embellished lavender satin mermaid gown.

SJP in Chanel Couture

I know this one has gotten mixed reviews too but I loved it. Reminded me of a photo of my grandmother at a wedding in the 60s. Loved the whole thing, the gown, the hair & the makeup.

Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

I'm not usually a big fan, but I thought she looked pretty good in this glittering champagne tulle gown.

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham

She looked pretty in this strapless champagne hand-beaded gown.

Penelope Cruz in Donna Karan

Loved the color (it was one of my wedding colors :)) and she always looks gorgeous.

Jennifer Lopez in Armani Prive

Interesting cut...the crescent-shaped bustier cascaded into a dramatic side train. And I liked the iridescent pink color.

Amanda Seyfried in Armani Prive

I love the dress but sort of wish she choose a different color. I've been back and forth on this one since I watched the arrivals last night....

Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent

She's gorgeous and looked great but I kinda wish she took more of a chance.

Meryl Streep in Chris March

She looked amazing! And I love how she went with this Project Runway alumn.

Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhuillier.

She looked good but played it safe with the staple goth color.

Tina Fey in Michael Kors

I thought she rocked this sexy beaded black leopard print, one-shoulder gown.

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Simply adorable! I love how she went for this whimsical Prada gown embellished with Swarovski crystal flowers as well as tiny forks, knives, scissors and other charms.

Nicole Richie in Reem Acra

One of my early favorites, she rocked her signature vintage look in Reem Acra's multi-colored sequined gown.

The Losers

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy

I loved many aspects about this...I love how she took the risk, I love the sparkling bodice but the purple ombre sculptured tulle skirt was too much.

Vera Farmiga in Marchesa

I sort of liked this at first glance. She was a standout on the red carpet...I loved the color but as I watched her sit in the front row I thought the ruffled fuchsia gown was a bit much. I also didn't like her choice of red lipstick color with the gown.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

Again, I liked that she took a rish in the color and print but I didn't think it was special enough. I could see someone wearing this to a summer wedding....

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior.

Seriously? Those cinnamon bun boobs? No. Color was the two-tone lilac but it could have been a winner if not for the baked goods on top.

So what did you guys think? Who were your winners and loosers?

Images: Top photo via Bakerella, remainder found here


very married said...

haha - i think i agree with you on absolutely EVERYTHING.

except the Chanel Diane Kruger wore. I just wasn't impressed.

and seriously, Charlize? who told her that looked okay?

honey my heart said...

i have to agree with your list. especially loved sandra bullock, cameron diaz, and rachel mcadams. it is a bummer that the awards season is over. drooling over fancy dresses is such fun :)

anna and the ring said...

Ok the bodice is a little over the top but I adore the Givenchy.

Copious Couture said...

There were so many beautiful dresses last night!!! I couldn't even pick a favourite they were all so beautiful!!! Hope your week was great!

Copious Couture

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,my Gosh!!!-)*
Beautifuls in own faces...

I adore Demi Moore in Versace silk amazing dream creation!!!

Love and hugs,


VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

I mean:Beautys in own faces!-)))

I am sory...

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Love your picks, and totally agree, I did like Maggie's dress though, it's interesting. And I'm not crazy about jennifer Lopez, depending on the pose she looks bizarre...

Marie-Ève said...

Ooh, I'm posting about this tomorrow...! So funny I have different takes on a lot of them... But great post! (I trust your fashion sense much more than mine).


I've been posting about gowns the girls SHOULD wear to the Oscars last week. Demi Moore was glamourous perfection I think. I chose the Armani Prive gown but would never have put it on Jennifer Lopez who is entirely too curvy for any Armani piece. Penelope was my 2nd favorite. I loved the red Marchesa. SJP's outfit not current and not vintage, just old; & for her this is unusual. My daughter & I have so much fun with this event, and we loved Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin. Marsha

dognbird said...

Great choices - loved all the dresses last night. One after another they were great!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Diane can do NO wrong in my eyes. And Demi....what's her secret???!?!?!!

Just Married Flip Flops said...

Lots and lots of beautiful dresses! I don;t think I could have picked a favorite if I had too. I will have to show these to a friend of mine, she loves looking at wedding dresses. Thanks for sharing such a great blog :) Feel free to visit me :)

Wifey Wiferson said...

I don't know what she was thinking with those ciniboobs!!! My all time favorite for this year is Anna Kendrick. She's adorable and the dress looked amazing.

TheBeautyFile said...

My absolute faves were Maggie, Diane, Demi and Penelope. I'm just in love with them!

Mrs T said...

So loved Miley's dress. How cute are those oscar cookies! Some people are so clever.

Krista said...

I agreed with many of your picks!

I didn't like Demi's dress. I mean, it blends into her skin colour.

I loved Cameron's dress. I wish I had a dress like that.

Amanda Seyfried should have got that dress is another colour, something to make her "pop".

THanks for the pictures and analysis!