Maybe it’s because I haven’t really looked at red carpet fashion in a while (contrary to common belief I do not constantly stalk celebrity gossip/fashion), but I rather enjoyed the fashion at the Oscar’s this year. There were lots of white, strapless and asymmetry designs with the hair generally in updo’s, showing off the neck and shoulder. The stars looked they were princess’s in a fairy tale- and I’m always a sucker for fairy tales. My favourite princesses were Penelope Cruz and Sarah Jessica Parker.
I am simply in love with Penelope Cruz’s look. The intricate details of her vintage Balmain dress is exquisite. The ivory color compliments Penelope’s slightly tanned complexion perfectly. The clean up-do and understated make-up goes is just right with her simple jewelry (very smart to go for the studs instead of the drops as one is always tempted to do when the hair is up). The whole look is just the epitome of elegance. It really must be fate that she won the best supporting actress, seeing how this dress waited for her in that store for 8 years!
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Couture Dior dress looks exactly like what I imagine Cinderella’s dress to the ball (or her wedding) would look like- because those costumes they sell at the Disney store will definitely not make one the belle of the ball and catch the eye of the prince.
Ironically the younger actresses, like Anne Hathaway and Evans Rachel Woods opted for the more sophisticated looks from Armani Prive (left) and Elie Saab Couture (right- I love the swishing of the skirts at the bottom). Both are still very pretty, just not that interesting. Vanessa Hudgens on the other hand looked like she was playing with her mom’s wardrobe in her Marchesa. Maybe I’m just biased against fish tail dresses, but you’d think she’d pick something cuter out of all the gorgeous Marchesa designs there are.
Sigh, I just can’t get over Penelope and Sarah Jessica’s fairy tale dresses!
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I loved Vanessa’s dress minus the poof at the bottom. This was the best I’ve seen SJP look in a long time.
I loved SJP’s dress! The only part that bugged me was that her boobs didnt look like they quite fit in it.
Also I feel like Evan Rachel Wood’s dress would be much nicer if she had opted for softer hair and make up. Sigh, Marilyn Manson’s influences are not completely gone…
What do you mean the dress waited 8 years for her??
Barneys Girl said:
Tulz: Apparently, Penelope saw this vintage dress in the store 8 years ago and when she went back to look for it 2 weeks ago, it was still there and it fits perfectly! Is it fate or what?
S Elizabeth: you are so right about SJP’s cleavage! Maybe her corset is so tight that everything is just overflowing from above? Penelope’s dress fits much better.
Can I just say that Penelope Cruz looks GOR-geous! Yeh and SJP looks slightly bionic, but still pretty. I like Anne Hathaway too, she’s looking very classy in that one, albeit a little mermaid-ish. Oh btw, I’m new here and I really like your blog! 🙂
Pink Sun Drops said:
I’m totally in love with Penelope’s dress as well. I googled it the minute I saw it. Of course, I’m not sure what I was supposed to find on it : ) !!
i’m totally into these white/cream/champagne colors!
Anne Hathaway and Evans Rachel Woods look like mermaids in those dresses, my favourites absolutely!
gorgeoussss.. anne hathaway was GORGEOUS.
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Fishin' for Fashion said:
I absolutely loved Anne Hathaway and Kate Winslet that night 🙂
Very interesting to see what other people thought of those dresses. Personally I loved Anna Hathaway’s dress. And what can I say about Evan Rachel Wood’s dress? It’s amazing! And that’s not just something I say as a fan of Elie Saab’s designs.
Loving your blog, btw 🙂
Down Comforter said:
There were some really beautiful gowns this year – Penelope’s was my favorite 🙂
Elie Saab’s designs rock my world. . . Love Hathaway and Wood’s dresses. . .