Okay, so I needed an extra day to process the variety of dresses that sashayed down the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards over the weekend. I am psyched at the fantastic polarities — Meryl Streep finally winning again after 17 nominations, silent film The Artist bagging Best Direction, Best Actor and Best Picture — but mostly, I am very happy with the differences in dresses!
I took a day to group them into three: YAY for the ones that hit it out of the ball park, NAY for the ones that just failed on the spot, FENCE for the ones I neither hate nor like. I’m not really on good authority to judge any, but come on. This is one of the joys of being a spectator! All of a sudden, you become a fashion guru and start telling yourself “No that doesn’t suit her” or “That is so not flattering for her body type” or “I KNEW she’s look good on marbley yellow!”
Here are the YAYs:
This Tom Ford piece made Gwyneth Paltrow look like a statuette herself! Absolutely loved the elegance and simplicity.
The perfect picture of the girl-next-door, Cameron Diaz in this Gucci dress just floated. The asymmetrical ruffling and the semi-athletic bodice fit her personality well. Rachel Zoe, fantastic styling!
Penelope Cruz always manages to break out in the dreamiest dresses, now in Armani Prive. I think most girls would imagine wearing something like this on a big ball night.
Tadashi Shoji knew exactly how to emphasize Octavia Spencer’s figure and beauty. She looked like a winner right off the bat. It’s not a wonder she ended up winning the ‘hottest man in the room’.
I remember Rooney Mara as Mark Zuckerberg’s girlfriend in The Social Network, but since she became The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, her style just grew exponentially. She transformed to this fashion forward femme, this time in Givenchy, just like how Anne Hathaway become the Chanel girl after The Devil Wears Prada.
Viola Davis stepped out for the first time in her natural hair donning two of my favorites: Vera Wang and the color green.
I love love love love love polka dots! So when Natalie Portman showed off this micro dotted Vintage Christian Dior, I just died. And it’s red! Talk about power color! And did she seriously gave birth?! Super fan mode on.
Oh Mila Jovovich. I just want to bite your shoulder and lick your wounds clean. Hahahaha. She’s so hot here, in Elie Saab Couture. Ladies, it is so hard to get it wrong with Elie Saab. I think most of my dream dresses are from this designer!
Tina Fey looked such a classic cool mom in Carolina Herrera.
Michelle Williams, here in Louis Vuitton, chose such a daring color! I don’t know if Pantone will consider this as tangerine tango, but damn! Orange looks amazing here. This woman really knows how to dress in color. Remember her yellow dress a few years back? That can easily be the next timeless piece.
Filipino designer Monique Lhuillier made Judy Greer look like she’s dripping in everything delicious and shiny. This column dress is so modern and amazing! Instantly slimming too. :)
And of course, my absolute favorite of the night…
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli. The color. The hair. The lip. The jewelry. That fucking amazing bow. Ah. She’s so gorgeous. This funny lady just knows how to eat fashion for breakfast. AH. MAZE. BALLS.
So yeah. Those are my favorite Oscar dresses. What are yours? :)