I really adore awards shows. While the whole production is totally manufactured, you still get a glimpse into the personal, very vulnerable lives of the year's top performers. For example, I sobbed my way through Jared Leto's speech, and got the tissues out again when Lupita claimed her award. You get to see their partners, the hope that accompanies them when they win or lose, and with the help of this year's host- a little peek into what it'd be like to have a pizza party with the biggest stars in the world. It's all so perfectly produced [aka fake..]… yet so REAL.
When it comes to fashion, I tend to skip out on the red carpet coverage beforehand. Criminal, I know. But I personally find the interviews [and things like the "mani-cam"] painfully awkward and forced. Instead, I catch the recaps online the next morning. And in a not-so-surprising turn of events, my favorite looks came from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party:
Leslie Mann is a favorite of mine [and NOT just because she's one of the voices in Mr. Peabody & Sherman]. She looks positively radiant in this sunny Jenny Packman dress, and I love that she kept her hair simple and chic.
Evan Rachel Wood is usually a miss in my book, but this Elie Saab gown is ah-ma-zing. It looks like it's dripping with emeralds and her lip color couldn't be more perfect. I would liked to have seen her hair slightly different [longer? a sleek up-do?] but other than that, this dress is #1 on my fantasy closet wish list.
Who invited Lemon Breeland? Okay, seriously… I never - and I mean never - like red dresses. I just don't care for red in general. But this dress by Ulyana Sergeenko is divine. I really like the contrasting details at the waistline, and the unique cutout really works. Also, do we think those are pockets? They really seem like pockets. If so, this dress is a game changer.
I sadly would not be surprised if this Dior Gold dress lands Rashida Jones on the Worst Dressed list, but I LOVE it. It has everything I crave in a dress. Sleeves. Embellishments. Pattern. A high neckline. And her hair & makeup is totally on point. And also, she is the coolest. I want/need this in a mini-version IMMEDIATELY.
Lastly, this has nothing to do with style [even though J.Law's shattered disco ball dress is perfection], but is more about my main-squeeze LD. Larry David has never smiled so big, am I right? I would KILL to be on the other side of the camera just LOLing right along with them. KILL. Man, some girls just have all the luck.
Your turn! What did you love most [if anything] about the Oscars? And more importantly… who made YOUR Best Dressed list?
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