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Oscar 2011 hits, misses and trends

Follow my blog with bloglovin<br>No one wore the Christian Siriano ball gown I so hoped to see on the red carpet at the Oscars this year. In fact, there really weren’t any ball gowns to note at all.

One thing that was note worthy though-

Oscar 2011 Trend #1Nude, Neutrals and Pastels

There were many evening gown in various hues of nude that graced the red carpet. From 15 year old nominee Hailee Steinfeld to 2002 Oscar winner, Halle Berry– skin toned evening gowns were for sure the hottest trend for the 2010 Oscars.

Halle Berry looked nothing short of amazing in her Marchesa gown (Marchesa is one of my faves). The dress was whispy, romantic and well- what doesn’t look good on Halle Berry? …Is there anything?

The tricky part with this trend though, is that not every one can “rock it” –read: Michelle Williams. Michelle looked Casper-like with her light beaded dress that blended in with her powder like skin and platinum colored hair. Whenever there is a trend that you LOVE but is just not flattering for your body type or coloring it’s a little sad. I know because I *love* the dressy shorts with heels look- but I just don’t have the legs. You must accept, appreciate the look on others and move on.

Not all wore light neutrals though, quite a few celebrities donned much brighter, vivid colors which brings me to my next trend.

Oscars 2011 Trend #2 – Bright Oranges and Reds

My favorite of these bright tones was without doubt Jennifer Hudson who showed off her new slimmed down body in a beautiful Tangerine Orange gown from Versace. (Oh! how I wish Weight Watchers Plus would give me that waist line).

Jennifer Lawrence on the other hand (whom I have never heard of), kind of let me down in her red Calvin Klein Dress.  Granted her figure looked amazing, but it’s THE RED CARPET… at THE OSCARS. The dress to me, just looked  like a boring sun-dress version of Pamela Anderson’s Bay Watch uniform.

Oscar 2011 Trend #3 Lace

Mila Kunis embodied classic Hollywood glamor when she stepped out in a beautiful Elie Saab Haute Couture dress. The beautiful lavender chiffon gown was accented with lace and ribbon was by one of my favorites of the night.

My least favorite of the lace dresses? Melissa Leo. The ivory and gold dress just looked like a cheap doily with gold foil wrapping underneath. It looked slightly better when she was up on stage- but still not a favorite.

Oscars 2011 Trend #4 – Shiny, Shine

I’m not a fan of shiny clothes. Shimmer, sparkle- yes. Shiny- NO. And Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway both wore shine. While tweeting during the show, @GirlGoneMom said it best when she tweeted “Gwyneth looks like C3P0”.

Later Anne Hathaway came out in a blue plastic looking gown that reminded me of my own “fashion-don’t” moment during my junior prom. I wore a blue plasticy skirt and matching jacket to the after party. I looked like future girl- it was horrid. And harder for me to admit than that story? The fact that Gwyneth’s dress was nicer.

And those were my Oscar fashion highlights.

Best Dressed:                                                  Worst Dressed:

Mila Kunis                                                              Melisssa Leo

Halle Berry                                                             Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Hudson                                                   Cate Blanchette

Who were your picks for best and worst dressed?


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The Sunday Splurge: Red Carpet Dreams

It’s Oscar night!

And even though it might sound far fetched, I wanted put an official addendum to my splurge rules and let know that you have full permission to go ahead and SPLURGE (x20) on red carpet fashion, especially if it is for the Oscars!

However, you must promise that if you are ever invited to such an event please don’t waste the moment or the splurge by sporting something ridiculous {I know you never would}.

Remember when this dress was a on the worst dress list ?

The world was horrified at the  faux “dead swan” hanging from Bijork’s neck.

Fast forward 5 short years and not only did the woman who wore dresses made of ACTUAL dead cattle meat and decapitated Kermit The Frogs make best dress lists, but she was named VOGUE’S BEST DRESSED WOMAN OF 2010! (Poor Bjork. She was ahead of her time)

I know, its confusing – but No matter how “on trend’ you feel it is, trust me- in years to come you will look back at it with the same disgust you do when you look back at your hair styles in the 80’s.

All due respect to Lady Gaga and her movement of self expression but I look forward to Oscar night to see the incredibly beautiful over the top dresses Carrie Bradshaw would wear to some random cocktail party-

Good Gawd, Carrie is missed.

I look forward to the red carpet because I dream of wearing a big expensive gown like that somewhere– anywhere.

This year I would love to see someone in this Christian Siriano gown from Fashion Week because until I am invited to The Oscars, I need to live vicariously through someone else.

What would you splurge on for Oscars big night?


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