Friday, March 12, 2010

Oscar Fashion

I’ll admit, that with the baby so fresh and new, I haven’t been to the movies in awhile. Long enough that I hadn’t seen any of the nominated movies this year. (Though, my Netflix cue is now full!). So, while I did watch the entire Oscars plus pre-show, you can guess what I was really watching for. Yup. The fashions. As I explained to The Man, the Oscars are the Superbowl of fashion. And this year there were clearly some people who deserved to victory dance in the end zone and – sometimes even more fun to watch – those who fumbled hard. Here’s my list of fashion fabs and flubs:


Sandra Bullock: Fab!
Love her slinky, sophisticated metallic look. It match perfectly with little Oscar. The only minor flub in this outfit is the lipstick. Is that magenta? Puce? She would have been MUCH better off going with a muted pink or a really bold red. This somewhere in between color is a no-go for me.


Charlize Theron: Flub!
With the economy in such a slump, apparently Charlize decided in lieu of a boob job, she’d just circle them with rosebuds. As one commentator very subtly pointed out, “This dress draws attention away from her face.” Yeah, ya’ think?


Queen Latifah: Fab!
This is color is gorgeous, and the dress has just enough bling to pop without being gawdy. And the cut – SO flattering! Even though the Queen has made herself a spokeswoman of “big girls” everywhere, she honestly is more like the average sized woman. And her curves look amazing in the is dress.


Vera Farmiga: Flub!
Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles. And in hot puce no less. Any hear that? It’s the sound of her stylist being fired.


Elizabeth Banks: Most Fab!
My favorite dress of the evening! A picture doesn’t do it justice. You have to see it in motion as she fairly floated down the red carpet. Subtle, feminine, and very old Hollywood glamorous!


The Hair: Biggest Flub!
The rain plus huge tents plus massive body heat equaled probably the worst hair on record for the majority of women there. Did anyone else notice that every woman with an up-do had the most horrible fly-aways and frizz? I swear their hair grew three feet from the time they stepped from their limos to the time they reached their seats. Even worse? No one backstage was fixing it before they took the stage! Seriously, did you see Sarah Jessica’s hair? I love that woman, but someone totally needed some hairspray. And gel. And a straight iron.

So, what were your picks for your favorite (or least favorite) looks?


~Trigger Happy Halliday

6 comments:

TerriOsburn said...

I don't know how I missed Elizabeth Banks, but that dress is gorgeous. I love anything that harkens back to classic Hollywood.

I thought Gabby from Precious looked the best she has in all of the awards show, but her confidence was the real winner.

And then there was J Lo. She doesn't always get it right (did you see that NYE costume?!) but she did on Sunday. That dress was gorgeous.

Zita said...

I pretty much agree with your choices. I can't believe you didn't include Jennifer Lopez in the flubs, though. Just what was she thinking? http://www.celebitchy.com/93751/jennifer_lopez_which_oscar_dress_is_worse/

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Gemma Halliday said...

Okay, that's one vote for a JLo flub, on for a fab. Anyone else what to weigh in?

Personally... I was not a fan. It looked like wool. Who does wool in L.A.?!

~Gemma

catslady said...

I agree with everything you said! I only got to see the last hour - I taped the show but hubby dropped the tape and it shattered (sigh) but I did get to see most of the dresses.

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