Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscars 2012, And the winner is...

It is said over and over, The Academy Awards is Hollywood's biggest night. The Oscars have become synonymous with cinema, celebrities and of course red carpet fashion. Everyone awaiting the arrival of their favorite stars to see if they are a hit or a miss in their fashion choices. 2012 was no different and there was plenty of hits and misses. There was also those that were so safe, they were just boring. I am not even going to judge the actual winners and losers of the Oscars, other than to send a big ole CONGRATS to Octavia Spencer for her win for 'The Help.'

My best dressed of the evening goes to Milla Jovovich in this lovely Elie Saab gown. The white sequin one shoulder with the red lip, cuff and ring, and the clutch all worked. The hair was a brilliant nod to old glamour and she looked fantastic. Elie Saab tends to always land in my list of best every red carpet.

Octavia Spencer has been pretty fantastic this entire awards season when it comes to red carpet looks. She again turned to Tadashi Shoji for this gown and it was the crowning jewel for her. The best she has looked and she stood heads above many last night. The dress flattered her shape and she was glowing. I do not think she could have worn anything better. Classy on the carpet and humble when accepting her Oscar, LOVE!

Next on my list has to go to Penelope Cruz in this Armani Privé ball gown. It is one of last nights looks that I have seen on both best and worst lists. For me it was on my best. I loved the lavender color against her dark skin and hair. The jewelry was great, the hair suited the gown and I thought she looked great. She def was trying to draw on some of Grace Kelly's elegance and on the 60th anniversary of her win, I say why not?!?

George Clooney may not have one Best Actor, but he got to take home his own Oscar Statue in Stacy Keibler. Her gold Marchesa was beautiful and fit her perfectly. Hair, make up and all were spot on to be Mr. Clooney's accessory. I have been hard on her this season but there was nothing to say bad about this look.

Rounding out my top 5 is Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen. I thought the gown was STUNNING and her hair and make up perfect. The dress may have been a little much for her, but she made a statement. She has not been able to find her style on the red carpet this season, but last night she made her mark. I hope she continues on this path.

Honorable Mentions:

-Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab looked great. I loved the design of this dress but I did not like the hair so it moved her down out of the top 5.
-Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli at first glance was in my top 3, but when she was on stage I was very distracted by the slit in the bodice that kept showing. It annoyed me to the point of dropping it out of my top 5. But I do not get everyone comparing this to Nicole Kidman in 2008, other than the big ole bow.
-Cameron Diaz in Gucci Première, proved me wrong on my rule not to wear nude colors if you are fair skinned and blonde. This dress looked fantastic on her.
-Ellie Kemper in Armani Privé looked stunning! This gown, with her hair was just a WOW moment for me when I first saw her on the carpet.

That is my run down of The Oscars Red Carpet. I am sure you do not agree with them all and would love to hear your opinions. I left out a few of your favorites like Michelle Williams because I was just not excited about her look. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow, I liked her gown but her hair and make up were TERRIBLE!!! So, until the next time our stars get all dressed up, enjoy your day!

Photos: Getty

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