Monday, February 23, 2015

The Oscars

Is it really about the movies? It's all about the FASHION!

There were lots of beautiful women ( and men) looking
fashionable Sunday night. Color was prominent, beading was big
glamour and elegance ruled over basic and black. 

My hits and misses follow-

       Emma Stone has been daring this awards season
   This elegant beaded dress screams old Hollywood
  glamour, in a great color for her and complimentary
   retro hairstyle and strong lip.                                                        

Emma Stone in Elie Saab. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta by Peter Copping. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Sienna Miller is making her acting comeback
in American Sniper but she never left the fashion scene.
her truly original gown by Peter Copping ( at the reigns of
Oscar de la Renta) is a fabulous mix of silk and lace,
black and navy- a striking statement with her simple updo.
Rosamund Pike has had some major red carpet misses but this Givenchy Haute Couture gown is an indisputable hit. Everything from the color and flower-themed embroidery to the waist-whittling corset and minimalist matching sandals came together for a seriously sexy look. Natural makeup and simple jewelry kept it all form going overboard, no matter how high her thigh slit may be. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Rosamund Pike kind of rubs me the wrong way-
maybe it's her character Amy that I can't separate her from
or a sense of aloofness she conveys on the red carpet-
though when you hear her talk she seems  just
happy and excited about Gone Girl's success
and how much fun she's having with it. She's worn some
not so sensational dresses earlier this season, but this was
a home run in my opinion. it shows off her regained
figure in curvy, yet elegant way.

We expected a major red carpet moment from Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars, especially after a few lackluster looks at recent award shows, and she totally delivered. This custom Calvin Klein gown was made from 6,000 individual pearls of different sizes. The fabric itself is commendable, but so is the expert tailoring and revealing back. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Lupita Nyong'o rarely disappoints since she first appeared on the
Red carpet. This astonishing Calvin Klein dress is no exception.
Maybe not for everyone- 6000 pearls in varying sizes must be very
heavy, the lines are so flattering and a wonderful color for her.

White emerged as a big trend this year (see Lupita) and Oscar winner Julianne Moore pulled it off in her own unusual way in this custom Chanel design. The strapless dress feels loose and easy, but still special thanks to shiny beading and tiers of abstract flowers. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Who doesn't love Julianne Moore? So happy to see her get the Oscar
but I didn't love this dress on her. Sure it's Chanel Haute couture and
the beading and jewels are incredible yet it didn't flatter her the way other
red carpet dresses have. She's much better in jewel tones with her coloring
and something more fitted to her figure like these dresses earlier this year

Julianne Moore in Givenchy. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images 

Loved Jennifer Lopez's dress but would it kill her to not wear something open to the waist?
What an investment she must have in fashion tape! Did you see Robert Duvall's wife had an
extremely similar dress on- wonder what JLO thought about that?
Dakota Johnson's dress was simple and elegant but didn't really do much for me-
(can't say I recommend the movie either)

Dakota Johnson

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