Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Hits & Misses

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.

Fashionwise, I'm thinking it was a bit dull! Too many strapless and colorless dresses. I'm a fan of the paler shades, but it's just getting a bit boring. I loved seeing those who changed it up a bit. Women are finally embracing shorter more stylish hair...We may finally see the death of the long hair extensions and fake tans. Classic beauty trends seem to be taking over and it's a nice change.

LOVED Charlize. She seems a bit tough doesn't she?

 Jennifer Lawrence looked like a perfect princess as a Best Actress winner should. I think this dress was more lovely than it photographs, alas the issue with pales.

Anne Hathaway in pale pink. The way the seams hit the bustline, it was a bit retro. People thought she was cold, but it was just seaming... Keep it together guys!

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...

 Jessica Chastain was beautiful in Armani Prive. A very safe choice though. I'd love to see her in something fun and edgy.

 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.

Renee Zellweger was criticized for seeming tipsy. She did appear to be assuming her Bridget Jones  persona with the bedhead and casual swagger and looking clueless. I kind of like her like this. This pose however is looking a bit strained and she does it all the time. (Damn Bradley...what happened with that whole thing?)

 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.

The blues...

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! ???  


  1. I'm going to stick my head on the line and duck the volumes of vogue being thrown at my head and say that my favourite dress was Annistons Valentino. Most of the paler, gowns weren't my cup of tea and i love a colour! I also like to think that at least 50 bead queens spent 10 million hours beading a gown:))

    1. Paul, Love having a guy weigh in here! I promise not to hit you with a Vogue!!
      Jennifer was great in red for sure. Yep, those paler numbers just can't cut the mustard on the carpet I guess -as much as I love them.


  2. love the review! zoe saldana couldn't smile bc she is missing Bradley...Streisand and Aniston look so alike now don't they?

    1. Oh...I guess I didn't know she was with Bradley..You are so right Jennifer does look like Barbara...Or maybe Barbara is trying to look like Jennifer..That hair is for sure and their faces are so alike!


  3. Great review! Agree with your comments about the hair and cleavage that seem to (still) be the rage these days. I did not like Anne Hathaway's dress and most of the pale colours worn that evening. Most actresses wearing the pale dresses can't pull it off. Amy Adams looks lovely but the dress needs to be a darker colour - why does she always wear the pale hues?

    Charlize Theron looks fierce! She's rocking the hair too.

    Maybe Renee Zellweger was drinking beforehand because she would be running into Bradley Cooper (and his mother) later?

    Naomi completely rocked the black and gold. Jennifer Aniston's dress was great - I liked the red colour.

    Whenever I see Halle Berry, I think Catwoman.

    So glad Guilana ditched those awful hair extensions, her real hairstyle frames her face nicely and doesn't look weighed down.

    The back of Jennifer Garner's dress was lovely. Great colour as well.

    Jennifer Hudson rocked the blue.

    Favorite was probably Naomi's black and gold dress.

    1. LR, So right about Renee! I'd be downing the champers too if Bradley was my ex...I love hearing all your thoughts!

      I agree Naomi was possibly the best!


  4. Loving the photos and totally agree with all your comments. Nicole though seems to have had a boob job to counter all her botoxing. Think the only one who seemed interesting AND put together was Naomi Watts and Marisa Tomei - I think everyone is too worried about being critiqued for a potential swan laying an egg dress and are just playing it safe. Renee is so thin that maybe she'd had one drink and tipped over the edge. Just heard this morning that Bradley is going to get even more women interested in him (if that's possible!) for taking his Mum.

  5. Hi Jody, Agree about Nicole! Marisa is a class act..Renee wasn't that bad. Bradley may be a total mama's boy too...That wouldn't be so good...


  6. Great post! I enjoyed looking at all the dresses, and your commentary. E-mail me. I have some gossip. I would have to agree that Kerry Washington and Sally Field look great.

  7. Kim,
    LOVE your commentary and attention to detail! I think my fave is Elton John's son in a mini tux, how darling?

  8. Just back to say I linked to you today on your fabulous Green post!

  9. OMG, I agree with just about everything you have here! You are so good at articulating what is wrong and right about each look. I know if I like or don't like something but I'm often not sure why. Great post!

    kim |