Red Carpet Fashion at the Oscars!

We made it home on Sunday night with about 2 hours to spare before the Oscars.  I was thrilled, because I wasn’t sure that we were going to be back in time and I love the Oscars!  This year I was rooting for The HelpHugo, The Muppets, and Margin Call (what can I say, I have a thing for Zachary Quinto). Tadd and I have a tradition of making predictions and seeing who gets the most right.  I got 12/24 right, and beat Tadd’s 9/12.  Not awful, consdering there weren’t many films nominated that I had actually seen.  However, I do want to eventually see a lot of the ones that were nominated.

I don’t really consider myself a fashion diva or particularly up on celebrity trends, but I will admit that I do enjoy watching the red carpet coverage.  It’s a guilty pleasure of mine, I suppose.  So although my opinions don’t have much fashion credibility, I do know what I like.  I notice that I tend to be drawn to vintage looks, bright colors (especially red!), and feminine cuts.

Maybe I’m biassed, because I think I have loved every red carpet dress that Natalie Portman has ever worn.  Maybe she and I just have similar style?  I love that she wore polka dots to the Oscars!  And I love that it’s vintage Dior from 1954.

I think Viola Davis wins for best dress color of the night in her Vera Wang gown.  I love the green!

I wasn’t sure what I thought about Michelle Williams’ coral Louis Vuitton gown at first.  I wavered back and forth for awhile, but the more I looked at it, the more I loved it, especially the color.  It totally grew on me.  I also love the feminine ruffles at the bottom and the train.

I think Jessica Chastain wins my own personal “best hair” category.  I would LOVE hair that looked like this!  Both the color and style.

I know a lot of people didn’t like Emma Stone’s dress, or thought it was too much of a copy-cat of Nicole Kiddman’s red dress from a few years ago, but I loved it!  I think this is pretty much the perfect shade of red for a red dress, and I love how flowy the skirt was.  I even loved the shoulder bow.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Tom Ford caped dress is another one that I wasn’t sure about at first.  But for some reason the cape fascinated me.  I loved that huge bangle bracelet too, although I would never wear anything like that myself.

Congrats to The Artist for winning best picture!  I haven’t seen it myself yet, but I really really want to.  What films were you rooting for?  What were your favorite Oscar red carpet looks?  Did you find Angelina Jolie’s incessant leg-posing as ridiculous as I did?  Did you see Sacha Baron Cohen dump Kim Jong-il’s “ashes” all over Ryan Seacrest?  Priceless!

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