Sooo what did you think? I was at my first ever Oscar party last night and with all the fun girl chatter I had to watch it all over again back home. I loved hashing it all out with the ladies as I'm usually viewing alone with a few snarky men in the background commenting on things they know nothing about...!
I adored Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. This color is just gorgeous and I love the bodice too.
First up, I just want to say it Seth had no business being host. Jokes were in poor taste and just not funny. I like William Shatner, but they were digging deep here. What they needed was Steve Martin or anyone else. Is it really that hard to attract good talent? Seth's big fan base is teenage boys so I don't think this was his venue.
LOVED Charlize. She seems a bit tough doesn't she?
Giuliana Rancic finally ditched the Malibu Barbie look and was classy and lovely. She can cool it on the teeth whitening now though.
I loved Jennifer Garner in this Gucci. She just seems like the nicest girl doesn't she?
Pretty metallic looks...
Naomi Watts was amazingly chic.
Stacey Keibler in Naeem Khan. I liked her new hair. Sorry George I like you without the beard. It's way too Hemingway and that creeps me out.
I hate to dis Halle two awards posts in a row, but I wasn't digging this. Way too Joan Collins. Why would people be loving this? She needs to find something between slutty and staid perhaps? Maybe forgo Versace and try a younger designer.
Not loving this hair on Adele and I like her hair and dress on the show (below) better than the red carpet. She dresses maturely. She's young and gorgeous and I'd like to see her show a bit more skin or shoulders.
Barbara Streisand sang Memories. Loved it. I think she always looks great in Donna Karan, but I don't know if I'm a fan of the collar or hair.
This L'Wren Scott was pretty on Nicole.
Catherine Zeta-Jones. Not sure about this. She did a great job singing on the show though!
Melissa McCarthy's bringing it. Her hair, makeup, gown and accessories were flawless.
Hugh Jackman and wife were dressed by Tom Ford. They're very cute with each other.
Your thoughts on the back necklace? Looks slightly uncomfortable, but pretty.
My husband thought these were red carpet accidents! :P
Jennifer always wear the same silhouette and her hair was like she just got out of the shower. Kudos for the switch to red though. It was nice on her. Sally Field below also wore red. Both Valentino of course. If you do red I guess it's go Valentino or go home!
I have to say I think Sally was one of my best-dressed for the night. This was flattering, chic and modern. If this is what 70 looks like, I love it!
There was the black lace contingent...
Rebecca Miller does her own thing. She and Daniel looked good together last night and I like that she appears to have stepped out of the 1950s. Hmmm, now that I'm actually noticing him, I'm not so sure about his tux length...He's one of my favorite actors though.
Sandra Bullock simple and elegant.
Bradley Cooper brought his mom last night. I don't want to be mean, but she said she just pulled something out of the closet and it appeared as such! She wore tennis shoes too. Brad take your mom shopping for goodness sakes! He seems like a good son however...
The blander moments..
Yawn. Amanda Seyfried went lavender, but it was still too pale for her. She needs some amped up makeup so she doesn't wash out on the red carpet.
Zoe Saldana in a gorgeous Alexis Mabille dress. A smile would help.
Meh. The vampire man was no where in sight.
Adore Amy Adams..These dresses must be dreamy in person, but I can't help think wedding or prom.
Reese wore blue and was rocking the new flatter and lower retro bust look. I don't mind it. It's quite pretty. Better to embrace what you've got than be all taped up like it's some Victoria's Secret fashion show. Frankly I'm sick of the glorification of huge artificial chests and overblown cleavage and trend is part of a return to more modest and classic styles.
Helen Hunt wore H&M... Another dress that's emphasizing shoulders over cleavage.
This dress was a lovely color. I'd like to see her with less stiff hair. Good for her for wearing an affordable dress that most American woman could buy.
Jennifer Hudson in a glittering blue.
Then there is the after parties!! The Vanity Fair and Elton John's are the most popular.
Marisa Tomei's halter pantsuit with pockets is another of my favorites -and her hair.
Some gals even switched to their second dress! Like one stunning gown wasn't enough!
In contrast to the more demure looks some ladies were working the deep V, especially the after party crowd...
Some girls can wear this look. Nicole Ritchey and Samantha Barks from Les Miz are small breasted, young and and can rock this...
Heidi. OMG! What was she thinking? Seems desperate.
Sorry Heidi you are out!
And the cutest guy of the night was Elton John's little son in his mini tux!
Who were your favorites? Tell me everything!
P.s. Wait! Look who I've forgotten! My dear friend Dawn sent me this snap of the Hair and Makeup winners, who did Les Miserable...Julie Dartnell and Lisa Westcott.
I have a very similar look to the gal on the right after I've washed my face and am in my p.j.s!
Quick call hair and makeup 911 for Hair and Makeup! ???