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Oscar Fashion: Masterpieces or Future Pillowcases

Last night was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and if you didn’t catch it, I’m sure you’ve already seen many of the dresses worn on the red carpet. Here’s my thoughts on 10 gowns that I either loved and would like in my own closet or dresses I hated and would like turned into pillowcases for my parent’s patio furniture.

Loved it: Jennifer Hudson’s dress was one of my favorites of the night and fit her perfectly. She said the color of this dress was called “tangerine orange.” Whatever citrus fruit it’s named after, it’s amazing.

Hated it: I know a lot of people really liked this dress on Amy Adams and while I love the sparkly midnight blue color, I don’t like the cut at all coming up so high on her neck with the jewelry and the cap sleeves aren’t flattering.

Loved it: Winters’ Bone actress Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning, and although it was a simple Calvin Klein dress with minimal jewelry for the Oscars, it was red hot.

Hated it: This dress reminds me of a table cloth I’d use for a summer picnic. And Scarlett Johansson’s hair was all wrong, like a toned down 80’s perm.

Loved it: Gwyneth Paltrow was glowing and looked elegant and futuristic in this Calvin Klein silver dress. I liked that she kept her hair and makeup simple as well.

Hated it: Melissa Leo won for best supporting actress and the only thing more irritating than her acceptance speech was this unflattering tacky dress. It would be perfect to cut out little hearts for homemade Valentine’s cards.

Loved it: True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld, 14, is really setting the bar high for herself  because she looked perfect and age appropriate in this light pink Marchesa gown. She should Tweet Miley Cyrus her stylist’s number asap.

Hated it: Nicole Kidman may have towered over her hubby last night, but she fell short of winning any good remarks about this dress. It looks like the fancy cloth napkins I used to fold when I worked at a steakhouse in highschool.

Loved it: Natalie Portman looked so pretty in this beautiful gown. I’m not sure what color it is, maybe huckleberry? She arrived fashionably late on the red carpet and while she seemed a little down during those interviews, she was all smiles in her well deserved Best Actress winning Oscar speech.

Hated it: Cate Blanchett was getting so many praises from fashion critics on the red carpet about this unique structured dress but I don’t like it at all. She looks like an Easter egg.

As for hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway, I wasn’t impressed. Thankfully, Anne changed about 40 times which kept my attention, but I felt they were too guarded and while professional, a little boring. They weren’t really funny, except for the opening scene, and while they took one crack at Charlie Sheen (safe bet) they mostly avoided poking fun at any other celebrities which is part of the fun and can be done tastefully.
 Let me know if you agree or disagree on any of the choices. 🙂

Oh yea, speaking of Charlie Sheen, if you haven’t had a chance to see one of  his rambling, confusing, seemingly cracked out interview segments this morning, here’s a crazy one with Good Morning America:


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  1. Hi Dale,

    Thanks for dropping by on my page. Hailee dress is probably my favourite of the lot. I agree that Scarlett J dress could pass as a table cloth.

    Squeeze The Pug

  2. Seems spot on. 🙂

  3. I think Cate Blanchett’s dress looks like a Louis XVI chair 😎
    But I liked Hailee Steinfeld’s look though
    Xx. S

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