There were very obvious fashion themes at this year’s Oscars. Red was the color of the evening looking stunning on most wearees. The silhouette of the evening can be summed up in two words: Greek Goddess. Whether on one shoulder designs, draped creations, empire waisted silhouettes or column gowns, the Greek goddesses were everywhere! I must admit, it got a little old after a while.
I loved all the ‘women in red’. I love women who go for this bold, alluring, commanding and sexy color. So many women are afraid to wear red and honestly as colors go, red is one of the hottest on a woman. Don’t know your red? You need to have your colors done by a professional color consultant.
Back to the Oscars: Anne Hathaway rocked it–she looked amazing in her draped red Marchesa gown. Her skin just glowed–I’ve never seen her look that good. And the rose detail on the one shoulder was so pretty. I also loved the curly pony tail which was aligned with her whole look.
Katherine Heigl , looked stunning in her red one shoulder silk georgette Escada column gown. I loved that her lipstick matched perfectly and the ‘Old Hollywood’ hair and makeup. Love the cinched, ruched waist and mermaid hem with trail in the dress. She consistently gets it right. One word: FABULOUS!
And Heidi Klum, looked beautiful as always, choosing high drama for the occasion and nailing it! Her John Galiano custom made, silk taffeta gown featured a dramatic high collar and train. She looked like the super model she is and really stood out amongst the crowd. And her uber bun was entirely appropriate for the high drama effect she was obviously going for. Loved her look.
Helen Mirren: Queen for the day down the red carpet in her custom-made ruby red satin Georges Chakra gown with Swarovski crystal sleeves. This mature lady knows how to dress her body and knows her colors and the best silhouettes for her. She always looks fab and age appropriate. I adore her.
OK so on to the non red dress wearers. I really loved the understated look Keri Russell pulled off. She looked lovely in the strapless champagne organza bustier Nina Ricci evening dress. It fitted her perfectly. And who could ignore the gorgeous necklace adorned on her neck– a 46-carat-diamond H. Stern creation. Talk about glamming up!! This look is a winner all the way.
Which brings me to Cameron D. I would have loved to see some accessories on her. I get she is trying to do the ‘I really didn’t try that hard’ look but she looked like she crawled out of bed in the messy pony tail, neutral makeup, and her wrinkly Dior by John Galliano pink bustier gown. She did not stand out, the dress did not fit her bust in a flattering way and she looked unpolished. And the pink blended right into her skin. Not a good color on her. She needed to do what Keri Russell did, pick a more flattering neutral, comb her hair, and add some accessories to make her pop. With a body like that she could do so much better.
Penelope Cruz in a navy blue Chanel Haute Couture feather embroidered gown was a sight to behold. She gets my vote hands down for best dark colored dress on the carpet beating out Jennifer Garner, Hillary Swank, Nicole K and the rest. She looked elegant and regal and simply fantastic from head to toe. I am clearly a sucker for a cinched waist and dramatic skirt
I actually thought Jennifer Hudson did pretty well, especially after her disaster look last year (gold lame cropped bolero jacket!). You have to remember she is full figured. This dress actually made her look small (her waist looks tiny!) but it highlights her large bosom. I do not see this dress as a don’t though. She looked radiant and lovely and proud to show her curves in her white Roberto Cavalli gown. Would have loved a more relaxed hair do on her though.
The other theme of the night—pregnant actresses! I thought all the pregnant gals did a great job looking fabulous: Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman and Jessica Alba held it down.
My one critique overall was that there weren’t enough risk takers, whether with color, accessories or with silhouette. Marion Cotillard, best actress winner took the greatest risk in her mermaid inspired intricately detailed custom-made Jean Paul Gaultier gown. But I think it was too constructed (bordering on costume) and there was something a bit too fishy about her look�?�
But she is so beautiful and was just so happy to be there that she glowed the entire time. So at the end of the day, who cares what your dress looks like up close!
(All pics from people.com)
Natalie Jobity, The Image Diva, President Élan Image Management,
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