Tuesday, March 1, 2011

If I Had To Choose...Oscar Favourites

I wasn't planning on watching the Oscars in its entirety, but all the hype about James Franco and Anne Hathaway presenting peeked my interest. The youngest presenters to ever host the Oscars - pretty big deal. Not that I know, but I can imagine hosting a show as big as the Oscars isn't an easy thing. That being said, I kind of feel sorry that they bombed so bad! Wow, awkward much? It was so uncomfortable watching them host - no chemistry at all. Where James lacked in charisma, Anne sure did make up for it - a little too much. But she redeemed herself with her 8 gorgeous outfit changes. My favourite were here sparkling shoes she wore with the man tux - oh and her shimmering lashes! Love!

As for the red carpet fashion, I was a little disappointed that most stars decided to tone it down for the Oscars. It seems like by the end of award season all the effort was just gone. But there were a few stunners and repeat favourites.

Best Dressed:

Natalie Portman in Rodarte

Natalie definitely represented us prego ladies! Of all the award shows, this gorgeous eggplant Rodarte number was my fave. The dress just draped beautifully on her and overall she was just glowing! Let me tell you - I went out this past weekend trying to find a dress for a wedding that wouldn't make me look like a tent. It was hard, but I finally found one that fit in all the right places!

Runner Ups

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein

I loved both the looks from Mila Kunis and Jennifer Lawrence. The vintage lace detail of Mila's Elie Saab dress was amazing!! I also loved the lilac colour which really stood out on the red carpet. The vintage feel of her hair and soft makeup were perfect.

Jennifer Lawrence on the other hand was the complete opposite. Simple, chic and effortless. From the top up it may remind you of Pamela Anderson from Baywatch but this dress just worked for her. It was young, hip, and fit her body so well. Super sexy without looking slutty - hard balance in Hollywood! 

 Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa

Love seeing a 14 year old look like a 14 year old! Hailee, America's new sweetheart, looked darling in this Marchesa gown. She looked like a princess ballerina - so girly and soft. Up and coming young starlets - take note!

Halle Berry in Marchesa

Another Marchesa favourite, this is probably my favourite look of hers of all the award shows this season. Plus, it's Halle Berry - put a garbage bag on her and she would rock it! She's just stunning. That. Is. All. 

Most Improved:

Michelle Williams in Chanel

I am so glad Michelle turned in her over-sized daisies for this sleek number from Chanel. She looked great, but is it just me or is she super awkward in interviews? Probably best to lay off the Xanax!

Who were your Oscar favourites? What did you think of the show? Hit or miss?

Photo source: JustJared.com


Ella Pretty Blog said...

I didn't watch the Oscars...all the oscars news I know is from reading celeb and beauty blogs LOL!

I don't like Michelle William's make-up - not feeling the dark eyebrows and peroxide hair...the dress is pretty though.

My 2 faves were Penelope Cruz (I want her hair colour!) and Halle Berry - loved Halle's make-up and dress colour so much!

Elaine A said...

I agree with your picks - Mila was my favorite and I thought Natalie looked ADORABLE!

I really liked Scarlett Johansson's dress too except for the very top where the lace was more see through than the rest of the dress. I thought Michelle Williams looked nice but everything was so monochromatic - her hair, her makeup and the dress.