OSCARS OSCARS OSCARS!
Sometimes it’s hard to be Monday’s blogger. After a nice long weekend, whether it’s busy or relaxing, having that homework assignment waiting at the end can be a daunting feeling. But not on this Monday. It’s all worth it because I get to write about my favorite looks from last night’s Oscars.
I don’t have a TV in my apartment, so it forced me to go to the gym to catch the Red Carpet arrivals (Apparently it takes eye candy to get me to the gym. And I’m talking about gowns, not men.). I have to say, all in all, the gowns were gorgeous. I didn’t see even one that made me wrinkle up my nose. Sure, some were a little lacklustre, and some starlets should have been more daring. And albeit soft and lovely, all of the gold, champagne and nude hues began to blend together into one giant ball of flesh and sparkles.
In all reality, the Academy Awards are my favorite night of the year for television. I am like a tiny little twerp in a candy store, one whose parents never let her eat sweets. I want to examine all of the dresses up close, feel the fabric and try on everyone’s earrings (that’s normal, right?). In high school, Oscar night signified the kick-off of my prom dress sewing. I distinctly remember watching as I would cut yards of fabric, excited for my own Red Carpet moments.
So without further adieu, I give you the most notables and favorites.
Jared Leto’s hair - Ok, Jared Leto has been MIA in the film scene ever since Requiem for a Dream, which was the only PSA I ever needed to make me never do drugs. Now that he’s back, everyone’s remembering what a phenomenal actor he is. He definitely had my vote for Best Supporting Actor, so I’m thrilled he won. Did anyone ever guess he’d make such an amazing cross-dresser? Those legs. Anyway, his HAIR is what I want to talk about. I’m glad he’s gone a little rogue, opposite of the clean-cut old Hollywood look that’s so popular these days (more on that below). Afterall, he is in a band.
Matthew McConaughey and his flower of a wife, Camila Alves - Old Hollywood glam. Matthew is always one of my favorites (Again, outstanding performance in Dallas Buyer’s Club, well-deserved.). And with his lovely wife on his left, and his mother on his right, he couldn’t look better. The white tuxedo jacket, haircut, black bowtie and vest looked amazing up on that stage. Camila (whom Katie interviewed!) stood out in pale pink by Gabriela Cadena. Her romantic updo and simple pink make-up made us all blush.
Brad Pitt - In contrast to Jared Leto’s flowing locks, I was never a fan of Pitt’s grunge stage. This high and tight-esque haircut looks so sharp. It is dignified and sexy, and boy does he do well in a tux. Allegiances aside (whether you’re a Jen or Angelina fan), you cannot deny the man has style.
Bette Midler - I absolutely love it when I see mature actresses looking totally fabulous on the Red Carpet. Sometimes they revert to the scary Mother of the Bride get-up, or don’t feel they can pull off a dramatic gown. But Bette proves those haters wrong! She looks womanly, vibrant and definitely vivacious. The champagne with bright red applique plays up her fair features. And don’t even get me started on the cap sleeves! She’s not trying to dress like a 25-year old, but she isn’t giving in to the bolero quite yet…
Kate Hudson - Feminine, yet commanding, this dress does it right. All points lead to her waist, playing up her petite frame. The shoulders give her structure, and the cape adds drama. I also appreciate that it’s a little surprising. She went for the right amount of risk, and it worked. It’s a shimmering delight.
Lupita Nyong’o - Hands down my favorite of the entire event. Nearly every color looks absolutely stunning on her skin, the perfect canvas for any dress. She hasn’t had a miss all awards season, and I think this one was the right choice for the Oscars. The aqua, she said, reminded her of Nairobi, and I can’t argue with that (not that I’d want to). The Prada creation was feminine and elegant, yet youthful. It seemed she floated everywhere she went. My jaw dropped when I saw her, and I cried during her speech. Lupita, you can do no wrong.
What were your favs?
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