I don’t normally watch the red carpet stuff. However, Oscars tweets totally sucked me in last night! Here’s my take on some of the best, worst, and weirdest celeb looks!
One of my fave looks of the night was Rachel McAdams.
A pretty standard concept, but I can’t resist! I love the fairytale princess silhouette, the messily up-swept hair, and the finishing touch of the chandelier earring. I also like this watercolor-y print, which is unusual for formal evening wear. I thought this dress walked the line between classic and current perfectly. Kinda safe? But what the hell.
I also loved Nicole Richie.
I thought she looked totally stunning, channeling the late 60’s/early 70’s glamor of Bianca Jagger or Bridget Bardot. The large, high bun was reminiscent of the voluminous falls and exaggerated beehives of that era.
She even did a a super-stylized, mod eye.
I thought Nicole carried off all these disco-era elements without looking at all costume-y. On the other hand, Her hubby, Joel Madden, on the other hand? Could take a few cues from Tom Ford.
Love his super-fitted suit. And close-shaven beard. So dapper! I wish there was a shot of his cuff links. Double-swoon.
On to the adorable Carey Mulligan.
I really want to like this look! Because it’s Prada, and this girl is so freaking cute!! I do love the embellishment on the front of this gown–it’s encrusted in tiny charms of scissors, corkscrews, and forks! But Carey, this hemline is just not working on you, babe! You need to take some of those darling, miniature scissors and chop it off about four inches above the knee! Poof!–It’s suddenly a smashing party frock! Oh, if only…
How unfortunate! This gorgeous woman was the first female EVER to win the Oscar for Best Director. And she accepted her prestigious, historic award in this matronly snooze-fest of a gown. It somehow joins the equally gag-inducing fashion poles of mother-of-the-bride and prom discount rack. At least the fit is flattering, I guess–but the color, the non-existent neckline! And… is she wearing, like, a red. LiveStrong wristband??
Now it’s getting heavy.
What the hell happened to Charlize?
Who decided this bust was a go? And people! Who decided this at DIOR?? I am so confused by this whole thing; I have no further comment.
Now, keep in mind, I am not a Sarah Jessica Parker fan by any means; in fact, I tend to bitterly correct people who gush over her fabulous style. (“No, Carrie Bradshaw has fabulous style. Patricia FIELD has fabulous style,” I inform them.) But I was actually really into this look for a hot minute. I like that Sarah’s red carpet ensemble is avant garde, non-traditional, and unexpected–not a “safe” choice at all. The length is perfect, the layered bracelets and chunky rings are dead on.
But then I saw the back…
What the hell is going on below the bum?? It looks like she accidentally sat on a 70’s disco applique! I hate to tell you, but this is Chanel Couture.
I know. That was upsetting. Here’s Tom Ford again: