Monday, February 23, 2009

Pretty Things Fashion: The 81st Annual Oscar Awards

Here's a look at our picks for best, worst...and a little "meh" from the red carpet at the 81st Annual Oscar Awards.

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The Best...

Miley Cyrus - My pick for best dressed of the night surprised even me...and I took a long time to think about this one since I'm not a fan of Miley. Although many put her on their worst dressed list, I thought her jewel-encrusted gown by Zuhair Murad was absolutely delicious and her hair and make up just perfect. Getty Images

Evan Rachel Wood - Her pale satin and chiffon gown by Elie Saab was a perfect choice as she looked the epitome of Hollywood glamour. Getty Images


Anne Hathaway - Anne sparkled and looked absolutely stunning in her Armani Prive gown. WireImages [L], Getty Images [C,R]

Alicia Keys
- Although her gown is in a Pepto Bismal shade of pinkish purple, it looks great with her skin tone. We though she looked absolutely amazing! Getty Images

Taraji Henson - She's been batting a thousand lately with her wardrobe, so kudos to her stylist! She looked stunning in her Roberto Cavalli gown and beyond gorgeous Fred Leighton jewels. Getty Images [L], WireImage [R]

Angelina Jolie - Angelina is finally out of the frumpy dresses and looked gorgeous in this black gown by Elie Saab. Of course, I'm sure many of you think that her having Brad Pitt as an accessory doesn't hurt either. Getty Images


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Meh...

Freida Pinto
- We love John Galliano and the shoulder detail of this dress, so you'd think we'd be all over this Bollywood-inspired beaded gown with lace sleeve, but unfortunately the colour and the fabric makes it a bit too cheap looking. Getty Images

Penelople Cruz - Everyone seemed to just love her vintage gown by Balmain. We liked the bodice of the dress, but the skirt not so much as it looked liked it was taken off a vintage wedding dress. Getty Images

Kate Winslet - The colour of her Yves St. Laurent gown is gorgeous and most of its detais very pretty,...but the one shoulder detail looked a bit contrived and could have been edited. The dress would have been prettier as a strapless gown. Getty Images


Natalie Portman - Although she looked very pretty and, upon closer inspection, we do like the style of her Rodarte dress, the colour is just a bit too Pepto Bismol for us and doesn't suit her bottle-bronzed skin tone. Getty Images



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The Worst...
Beyonce - Definitely not hot...and now we know what happened to those hideous drapes we tossed out. Beyonce is not 'all that' in this skin tight fish tailed nightmare supposedly designed by her mother. Getty Images

Heidi Klum - We love the red and the earrings, but for someone who lives in the world of fashion and judges others for their fashion sense, she sure doesn't dress the part herself. Dress by RM by Roland Mouret. Getty Images

Tilda Swinton - We love her, but her Lanvin blouse and skirt ensemble just makes her look frumpy and the colour of her blouse doesn't flatter her skin tone. Getty Images

Amy Adams - Her crimson gown by Carolina Herrera with geometric piped bodice just didn't go well with her hair and her necklace fought the details on her dress for attention. Getty Images
Viola Davis - The gold lame looking dress by Reem Acra flatters Viola's skin tone, but little else as it draped and clung to her oddly shaped breasts. The wrinkles in the fabric didn't help the look either. Getty Images

Amanda Seigfried - Her red dress by Valentino Haute Couture missed the mark with its large bow and unflattering bodice. Getty Images

Marisa Tomei
- Her deco-inspired white Versace one-shouldered gown with pleated bodice and fish tail hem just didn't do it for us. We're over the fish tail and this would have looked better strapless. ...but we're so happy to see her acting again! Getty Images

Sophia Loren
- Classic Hollywood glamour -Italian style...and very HER. But, this dress looks as if it's circa 1988 prom with all the ruffles and pouf shoulder details. I've never been a fan of her excessive tanning either. WireImage


Mickey Rourke - Looking like he needs a bath, a hair cut -- and a stylist, Mickey yet again doesn't disappoint in his attempt to make the worst dressed iists. Wait, is that a Scrabble tile necklace from Etsy? WireImage [L], Getty Images [R]

10 comments:

Petra said...

I was rather bored by the celebrity fashion at this year's Oscars, so I have to agree that Miley's dress DID stand out and was really amazing, even though they say it was designed with The Little Mermaid in mind.
Unfortunately, she is only 16--so the cleavage show was a bit much.
The dress would have been better suited on someone about 10 years older.

I hate to say it, but I'm getting a bit tired of Angelina too. Just saying....

woolies said...

I wish I could say that he bought his *possible* scrabble tile pendant from my shop!!!!

Where's his tooth? Just wondering...

Deb DiSalvo said...

I agree with Woolies - I'm surprised you didn't mention his teeth (or lack thereof)! Love the comment about the scrabble tile necklace from etsy - LOL!!!!
Cheers,
Deb:)

BTW - Miley Cyrus (please don't get me started)! Yes, I loved her dress, but I CANNOT stand that chick! Seriously, have you ever seen Hannah Montanna? Unfortunately I have loads of nieces and every once in a while get suckered into watching that horrid show! And her dad...I used to like Billy until I saw him "acting" on that show and now all I want to do is gag when I see him. ......told you not to get me started! LOL!

Raven said...

Trust me, I DID notice that he is missing a tooth and I WAS gonna mention it, but for some reason didn't.
I'm so glad to see that you guys are paying attention! ;)

xxx

OliveStreetStudio said...

Beyonce dress- IMO atrocious...

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Loved Miley's dress, but hated the dreadful, '70s-wannabe, oddly positioned belt.

My mother hated me -- if she could have, she would have dressed me in Beyonce's fish-tailed freakout. To spite me.

You missed Whoopi Goldberg in her multi-leopard(?) print, Summer-of-Love floater. I was horrified. Or was that mortified?

No, I was terrified!

And Sarah Jessica's boobalicious bust-out?

Yikes! (And I don't mean that in a good way.)

Deb DiSalvo said...

Raven -
OMG - that necklace Mickey Rouke was wearing WAS from an etsy seller - I read about it in the forums today and it was mentioned on regis & kelly today! Here's the link - its about 2 minutes into it!
http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/regisandkelly/index.html

God, you were dead on!!!!

Cheers,
Deb:)

elsiee said...

I'm with you on almost everyone except Marisa - if you're gonna do a fish tail, her's was so unique and moved beautifully. I kept wondering how she managed NOT to get that concoction all wrinkled in the limo..? I think she was the only one who took a fashion risk this year that paid off!

marcieadary.etsy.com said...

You made me laugh! You should write for People Magazine.

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