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The Requisite Post-Oscars Post

I love film. But I am also very cheap and almost never shell out 12 bucks to go to the theater. I'd much rather wait til it comes out on video (Netflix to be exact), so I can watch from the comforts of my own couch. That being said, I have not yet seen any of the 10 films nominated for "Best Picture" this year at the Academy Awards. That didn't stop me from watching them, though. As you might expect, I watch for the fashion (and awkward celeb speeches & interviews). This year, I was both pleased and disappointed to see that there were very few fashion disasters on the red carpet. It seemed like a lot of actresses played it safe, choosing classic, sophisticated looks. Personally, that is how I would go if I were in their shoes-- it is always in style to evoke the "Old Hollywood" glamor. . .vintage chic!
The only celeb that I saw who was actually wearing vintage was Marissa Tomei in a 1950 couture Charles James dress. I have seen her on at least one "worst dressed" list, but I thought she looked stunning!

Otherwise, most of the dresses seemed to fall into one of three color palettes: red, purple or neutral. Jennifer Hudson, Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock all rocked the classic "princess syle" red satin gown-- personally, I think that look is a little bit played-out, so I'm not going to post those pics. I am, however, going to share my favs in the "purple" and "neutral" categories.

Both ladies nominated for the film Black Swan,  Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, went with violet-hued gowns, and I think they both look gorgeous (and Natalie with a bun in the oven!)
Natalie in Kate and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, Mila in Elie Saab

Also, I fell in love with this Dolce & Gabbana gown that Scarlett Johansson wore (I'm a sucker for lace)

These ladies looked amazing in shimmering shades of white, pale pink and silver:

Michelle Williams in a beaded Chanel Haute Couture gown-- she always looks classy and beautiful, although I feel like she's been doing the Twiggy-meets-Mia Farrow look for so long, maybe it's time for something new?
Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier looked amazing (could this dress fit her any more perfectly?)- I don't enjoy her music or her movies, and frankly I was stunned when she married one of my favorite musicians, Ryan Adams (he should be with someone much more hip). . . But I got to give the girl props-- she's a classy dresser.
Anne Hathaway-- one of the prettiest, classiest young ladies in Hollywood-- changed several times last night, since she was hosting. This stunning Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown was one of my favs-- very Old-Hollywood glam!
How cute is Hailee Steinfeld? At only 14, she is the epitome of style and glamor. This amazing 1950's-inspired pale pink tea-length dress by Marchesa was a perfect choice!




  1. Mila Kunis looked amazing at the Oscars. I love that the gown's color and the subtle details.

  2. Loved the Black Swan ladies!

    I thought I read somewhere that Anne's red dress was vintage...but I may be mistaken.