Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Oscars 2010: The Best and Worst

When I tuned in to watch the Oscars the other night I have to say I was a little disappointed. It was a bit boring compared to last year, but the beautiful gowns made it more interesting. So here are my picks for the best dressed on the red carpet this year…

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa
Wow. “Wow” does not even begin to describe Sandra Bullock in this gorgeous dress. The moment I saw this dress I knew I had fallen in love for the first time. I’m starting to get obsessed with sequined dresses (I know, I know I’m a little late on this trend) and wish I had somewhere to wear a dress like this to. Sandra’s body looks amazing; it’s as if sequins were just poured over her. She looks sexy yet very sophisticated and elegant. I also love the way she did her hair and makeup—understated and simple which compliments the dress very nicely. This whole look is just stunning.

Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab
Anna Kendrick looks so angelic in this soft and flowing dress by Elie Saab. I think this is her best look so far. The color compliments her skin tone so well and the draping makes her look so graceful and effortless. But Anna still shows her sexy side with the high slit and lace detail. I also love the off-the-shoulder neckline, something that is not seen very much on the red carpet but is so flattering on Anna.

Diane Kruger in Chanel
Now who doesn’t love Diane Kruger’s fashions sense? She always looks great, so it was no surprise when she walked onto the red carpet looking picturesque in Chanel. The dress is beautifully crafted and has just the right amount of detail and simplicity. It brings attention to her hips (with the flower detail) but Diane is able to pull it off still looking thin. But then again Diane can pull off just about anything. I know, I hate her for that too.

Carey Mulligan in Prada
I have to say this was my favorite look of the night. It is so elegant but still has a little bit of an edge. I love the unique hemline that could be awkward but really works in this case. It gives a classic design a new, modern twist. The shoes and earrings are fabulous but don’t take away from the exquisite embellished detail on the dress. The dress is simple, elegant, edgy, modern, just spectacular. And Carey is so adorable.

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Peckham
It took me a lot of effort to type Miley Cyrus’ name under the best dressed list, (can you tell I’m not the biggest Miley fan?) but I really liked her dress. She’s working the whole underwear as outerwear look here and it seems to be a success. The skirt looks a bit tutu-ish, but let’s face it what girl doesn’t enjoy wearing a sequined tutu from time to time? Her hair is very soft and romantic, which contrasts perfectly with the sexy, corset look of the bodice. Overall, I have to admit she looks beautiful. But did anyone else notice the SLOUCHING!? It was killing me! She would have looked much more graceful if she just stood up straight. Sorry Miley, but you didn’t expect me to start liking you just because you wore a pretty dress did you?

Meryl Streep in Chris March
Meryl Streep always chooses a dress that it classy and flattering and the one she wore to the Oscars this year was no exception. Meryl looked great on the red carpet sporting a wrap-like dress by Chris March. Chris March? The fat guy with the awesome laugh from Project Runway? Yes, that Chris March. I guess he moved away from the transvestite market and is now dressing renowned celebrities. Good choice Chris. This dress is very simple, but who ever said the Oscars had to be over the top? Meryl is definitely going for the less is more look and it’s working for her. But let’s not overlook the plunging neckline, you go Meryl! All in all, she looks lovely. And sometimes lovely is all you need.

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab
Really, what is there to say about Rachel? She always looks striking. But this dress was one of her best looks yet. It looks like she just wrapped a beautiful flower watercolor painting around herself. The colors all blend together delightfully and look so flowy. I love the draping of the bodice and the volume of the skirt—just the right balance. Rachel keeps her hair and makeup simple so that all eyes are on the dress. Once again she looks magnificent.

Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhuillier
Kristen Stewart’s dress was beautiful. The draping was lovely and flattering for her body. It actually looks like she has curves as apposed to her normally boyish figure. The midnight blue color looks great on the red carpet and complimented her milky skin tone. I have to admit I’m not the biggest fan of the mermaid silhouette but it looks fantastic on her. Kristen you look beautiful, would it kill you to crack a smile once in a while?

And now for the worst dressed...

Amanda Seyfried in Prada
Amanda Seyfried was swallowed up by the overpowering volume of her shinny dress. The cut is very unflattering on her and doesn’t do her justice. And don’t even get me started on that hemline. Better luck next time Amanda.

Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent
Oh Kate, I feel bad putting you on the worst dressed list but let’s face the facts your dress was just awkward. The bodice was too sculptural, the skirt was just shapeless and the color just washed you out. Your dress was beautiful at the Oscars last year, what happened?

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior
Aim, ready? FIRE! It looks like she has two targets over her breasts. Need I say more?

Zac Efron in Calvin Klien
I was a little confused when I saw Peter Pan walking down the red carpet. Oh wait, is that Zac Efron? Oops. Seriously, aren’t you a little old for the spiky, wild hair look? I think so.

(All photos from nymag.com)


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