This year, despite my best intentions, I did NOT watch a single movie nominated for best picture. Our recent movie watching has been limited to Sunday nights with the kids: Hoosiers, Miracle, Glory Road, Seabiscuit, you get the idea. We are sports-movie-fanatics around our house as of late. So, unfortunately, I did not watch the full Academy Awards with the suspense over who would win best picture, as in prior years.
Nevertheless, I always enjoy a good red carpet review! I have to say, I did not LOVE a ton of the dresses this year. Some of the actresses with consistently solid fashion choices were disappointing for me, including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Kate Winslet, and Julianne Moore. Also, no matter how fabulous the color or fabric may be, call me old-fashioned, but I simply cannot get on board with the asymmetrical hem (Alicia Vikander), excessive cleavage (Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron), OR peek-a-boo transparency (Gwen Stefani, we know you are gorgeous w a rockin' bod, but you could leave a little more to the imagination!)
In fact, to collect a Top 10 list, I had to go beyond the actual Oscars Red Carpet and dip into the Vanity Fair after-party pics.
So, here goes my Top 10:
|Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive - As usual, Cate knocks it out of the park in this |
gorgeous pale aqua (please don't call it seafoam) feather-and-beaded-embellished-confection...
By far, my favorite gown of the evening.
|Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive - How amazing is the back of this gown!|
|Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney - I absolutely LOVE the chic simplicity of this bold orange one-shoulder gown. Though not as embellished as your typical Oscars dress, it is a breath of fresh air in its clean lines and fun color.|
|Kate Bosworth in Ralph & Russo - I believe this was at the Vanity Fair after party, but I HAD TO INCLUDE this knockout of a dress. The beautiful full texture along the neckline and soft lilac color are both gorgeous on her!|
|Kate Bosworth in Ralph & Russo|
|Naomi-Watts in Armani Prive - Although I did not LOVE the rainbow effect of the blue-indigo-violet gradation of color, the overall jewel tones, silhouette, and graphic beaded texture were stunning on her.|
|Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton at the Vanity Fair after party - I am not too familiar with this young pop artist, but she looks adorable in this killer silver sequin disco ball of a dress.|
|Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton|
|Elizabeth Banks in Ralph & Russo at the Vanity Fair after party...Perhaps more bridal than Oscars! I still love the beautiful lace top, elegant cape, and ivory color. So pretty on her!|
What were your favorites? It is always fun to dish over the 'best' and 'worst' dressed on the Oscars red carpet! xoxo