Saturday, March 5, 2011


After a long season of Awards season, the Academy Awards, the cream of the crop of the circuit, finally occurred last weekend. With much hype and anticipation, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed with the fashion I saw for the evening. Besides a few complete knock-outs (its your year beautiful Mila), the gowns and the stars wearing them left me kind of blah for the most part. I was expecting way better, especially after a very interesting Golden Globes and SAG Awards and with the amount of usually stylish nominees and attendees. As well, a few weeks before, the Couture season was extraordinarily breathtaking, therefore the choices of gowns and beautiful dresses were there for the taking. I found that the women were way too safe in their choices besides the usually daring and awesome Cate Blanchett. What do you guys think?

Here are my favorite ladies of the night.

Why: There is nothing I can say that can truly justify how a
mazing she looks. Stunning dress as it fits like a glove. The color is beautiful. The intricate mix of delicate lace and chiffon is sublime. The great hair, right accessories and subtle make-up add to the spectacular result. Mila's looks throughout the award season just kept getting better and better while saving her best look for last. Swoon worthy, Mila.

Why: The always fashion forward and bold Cate Blanchett strikes again with this gorgeously feminine yet ultra daring Givenchy couture. I don't think Ive seen Cate look better than this, and I think she always looks great. Says alot. Love the color, the detailing & the creativity of the dress. And, I love how refreshed she looks; the hair is awesome and make-up subdued. Beautiful Cate.

Why: Pulling off a gown when pregnant is always hazardous. But Natalie looks absolutely marvelous in this deep violet Rodarte confection. The color is amazing on Portman's skin tone. The jeweled plunging V reveals great shoulders. Love the earrings and subtle make-up. She looks absolutely radiant. Great night for you Natalie.

Why: At first glance, I thought the dress was too simple for such an occasion. However, looking at it over and over again, I am finding to love this look on Jennifer. She looks age appropriate, sexy, very fresh and trendy. The red color is amazingly sensual and sultry. The fit truly defines her great figure. Less is more here. Sexy bombshell Jennifer!

Why: Usually I find all the glitter, feathers and what not to be too much and wedding-like. However, this beautiful Gucci Premiere gown worn by Hilary is the exception. Love the gradual ombré of the feathered skirt. The silver beaded bodice isn't over the top. And finally, the fact that Swank decided not to wear jewelery and let the gown speak for itself was a great styling move. Again, less is more. Silver statuesque Hilary!

***Worthy mentions: Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein because it was simple yet bold & the accessories rocked, Helen Mirren in Vivienne Westwood because she looks graceful, stylish and still age appropriate, Anne Hathaway in Vintage Valentino Couture because its pure old-Hollywood glamour at its best, Celine Dion in Armani Privé because the fit, the color, the diamonds and the hair are spot on & Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang because she looks red hot!

I will forgo the Men installment of my favorites of the night as there is so much I can say about Penguin suits (tuxedos, yes i know but hey, I find them boring!). And in all honesty, we fashion lovers watch it mostly for the ladies right?!

And that concludes the award season coverage for now. Until the next big award event!


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