My favorite night of the year was Sunday. I ate up every minute of it this year, beginning on the red carpet, of course. You know what I’m talking about…The Academy Awards! I know there has been lots of talk about Seth McFarlane and that is to be expected. I really enjoyed the opening. Not so much the William Shatner part, but the dance numbers were great. I certainly didn’t know that Charlize Theron was a trained ballerina (or so I’ve read). She and Channing Tatum were amazing. I have a huge crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I always have, I think its linked to his dimples. So, seeing him and Daniel Radcliff dance was just the best. Then in the middle of the show, Jennifer Hudson reminded us all just how amazing she is (like we needed reminding). She really killed it singing from her role in Dreamgirls. Celebrating music in films is definitely a huge win in my book.
But down to the nitty gritty…the Oscar fashion.
Without a question in my mind, Reese Witherspoon was the best dressed. She wore Louis Vuitton gown, jewels, and shoes. It was my absolute favorite color combination cobalt blue and black. Her classic hairstyle really let the dress speak for itself. I am constantly in awe at her poise and friendly/outgoing demeanor. When she introduced the first 3 nominations for best picture she reinforced just why I look up to her so much.
Kerry Washington has been the one to beat this award season. The coral jeweled Miu Miu dress was stunning. It reminded me of something that Audrey Hepburn would have worn back in the days of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It was the perfect level of old hollywood glamour that the Oscars really command.
I must have a little critical moment. Amanda Seyfried is typically dressed to impress. But, at the Oscars I was less than impressed with her look. I think it could have been partially remedied if she had just worn a lip color that stood out from her face. She really redeemed herself when she performed in the gorgeous red dress. That performance was wonderful, sheesh I still need to see Les Miserables.
Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar in a gown worthy of a winner – Dior Haute Couture. The blush pink and white gown really stood out amongst the crowd and had a youthful playfulness and elegance that really represented her age and personality. Her hairstyle really completed the look – swept off her face and beautiful.
My last critical moment of the post goes to Anne Hathaway. I am tired of her wearing the same color almost white, almost blush. Find some color lady!
My best dressed couple is of course – Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. The love between these two was so obvious when Ben made his acceptance speech for Best Picture. Jennifer stuck to her go to color family – red, setting on a beautiful Merlot almost purple gown with an amazing bustle/train…MAJOR! Ben looked dapper in his tux and was so humble and gracious in his speech. I just can’t get enough!
Then we saw America’s sweetheart – Sandra Bullock. She went a little bit edgy in the lace Elie Saab gown. She worn a classic Sandy hairstyle and carried herself as only she can. A+
Jennifer Anniston killed it in red ball gown. I would wear that gown any day. Her hair was a little plain for the gown, but that is her style. Red or black is her go to color and we haven’t seen her in red in a while. I was so impressed she went with a ball gown – not her typical silhouette and that made it even more special.
Halle Berry’s dress was a 21st century throw back to a zoot suit and was really fun.
Not so much about the men’s fashion at the Oscars. All very dapper and formal. Nothing out of the ordinary, which we really can’t complain about.
What did y’all think? best dressed?