Sunday, February 27, 2011

Best Dressed: Oscars 2011

The Golden Hanger once again goes to actress, Mila Kunis. She looked absolutely stunning in this lavender gown by Elie Saab. I adore the lace detailing, the neckline, the train, the color... There isn't a thing I don't love about this dress! I'm not crazy about Mila's hair but her makeup was nicely done. The simple jewels were also an added touch of elegance.

Cate Blanchett wowed in this unique, Givenchy dress. I think it was somewhat of a risk but it worked. It's quite elegant. Despite being what I would call a modern silhouette, I could see this being worn on the red carpet at any period in time- old Hollywood era, today or the distant future. Very interesting.

I thought Gwyneth Paltrow looked sleek and statuesque in this metallic gown by Calvin Klein. I'm not feeling the broach or the jewels but the dress and simple hair style were pure, modern, elegance. The lining of the dress threw me off a bit as well but with legs like Gwyneth's, who needs it?

I absolutely loved this Marchesa gown on Halle Berry. The bottom is a bit confusing but it somehow comes together nicely on Halle's flawless figure. The top of this gown is perfection! The hair and makeup- gorgeous. Loved it!

Another look that I neglected to mention initially was Celine Dion in Armani Prive. I think this gown looked unbelievable on Celine- can you believe she gave birth to twins just a few short months ago? I love the color, the cut, the sleeves, the fabric- fabulous!

Mandy Moore looked like royalty in this stunning Monique Lhuillier gown. I forgot to add this to my best-dressed list because I didn't see it live, on the red carpet. She looked so gorgeous. This is a dress that I would want to wear. Flawless!

Also in Marchesa, was 14-year-old nominee, Hailee Steinfeld. She designed this tea-length dress herself! Talk about multi-talented. I thought she looked age-appropriate, timeless and so regal. I adored the color on her and the shoes went perfectly with the silhouette and fabric.

Someone who doesn't usually cross my best-dressed radar was Michelle Williams. I thought she looked sophisticated in Chanel. I have yet to see her film, Blue Valentine, but it is definitely on my list. Her makeup looked fresh and pretty and I think her dress' silhouette went wonderfully with her hair.

One of the most beautiful women on the red carpet was Matthew McConaughey's model wife, Camila Alves. She looked other worldly in this stunning design by Kaufman Franco. She's so gorgeous and this dress is to die for. Speechless!

Hilary Swank looked spectacular in this fabulous gown by Gucci. I'm a sucker for anything metallic or feathery. I don't love Hilary's hair & makeup but the look comes together nicely enough. I found her film, Conviction, to be one of the best movies of the year.

Overall, I think these dresses were the best of the best. But I don't think there was an overwhelming amount of fashion on this year's red carpet. There weren't even any notable mentions or true disasters for me to report on. Thus far, I found the show to be rather unremarkable and boring- but I suppose most award shows are these things. Here's to the next one.

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!