With so much build up and anticipation over months and months…the Oscars finally arrived last night and in just 3 hours (shortest Oscars in 30 years) – they were gone. I for one appreciated getting to bed at a decent hour! I had already put in 2 hours before the show devouring and tweeting about all of the wonderful red carpet fashions – and they didn’t disappoint this year!
I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t seen this year’s Best Picture Winner, The Artist, but I’ll be watching it soon after seeing how much praise it’s received!
There were plenty of memorable Oscar moments this year:
- The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen, dumping Kim Jong Il’s faux-ashes all over Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet…nearly made me spit out my Merlot!
- Billy Crystal kicked off the awards in true fashion…I especially love how he put himself in the movies and kissed George Clooney in The Descendants bit
- Octavia Spencer’s tears of joy over her much deserved Best Supporting Actress win
- Christopher Plummer’s comical and heartfelt acceptance for Best Supporting Actor – 82 years old and Captain von Trapp is rocking that blue velvet tux!
- Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis’ musical stylings complete with white penguin suits
- And finally, the return of the Bridesmaids drinking game “SCORCESE!!!”
The Oscars red carpet saw a lot of beautiful gowns this year and a few not so hot ones. Check out the galleries below for my best and worst dressed picks of the night…
Best Dressed: This year, best dressed HAS to go to the lovely and demure Michelle Williams. Her stunning Louis Vuitton gown took my breath away when I saw her coming down the red carpet. Totally on trend with the burnt orange colour and the peplum. I love the ruffles, the soft gauzy fabric, the gentle sweetheart neckline and the nipped waist with brooch detailing. I also love the Fred Leighton circlet of diamond necklace and the Bottega Veneta clutch in contrasting pink crocodile. Sheer perfection!
Here are the rest of my best dressed:
Worst Dressed: Tough call because there weren’t really any “What was she thinking?” moments for me. That said, there were definitely some bad choices. My least favourite dress has to be Melissa Leo’s gold and black Reem Acra number. Gold on black is hot (as seen on the lovely Jessica Chastain) but this is an example of colour blocking gone wrong. The top looks like a cheesy bowling shirt with the gold blocking at the bust and the floppy collar and this dress does absolutely nothing for her figure. The sash at the waist looks messy and the black bracelet is too much.
Here are the rest of my worst dressed:
Best Beauty: I saw a lot of dark eyeliner on the red carpet this year, but I have to say that I wasn’t a fan. I think it aged JLo and while Emma Stone got the winged eyeliner trend right, her dress washed her out so much that her makeup wasn’t really captured on camera. My favourite face of the night has to be Rooney Mara. Simple and natural eye makeup, flawless skin, matte red lips, bold brows and a perfectly smooth updo with her trademark bangs. She looked like a modern-day Snow White!
Here are the rest of my best beauty picks:
With awards season behind us now, we’re left with beauty trends to follow this spring and summer and the anticipation of the red carpet again next year!
What was your favourite dress at the Oscars this year? Leave comments…let’s discuss