My general thoughts about the actual award show portion of the evening can be summed up in three statements: 1. Ellen should host every year. 2. I only saw Captain Phillips, American Hustle, and Wolf of Wall Street with zero desire to see anything else nominated. 3. I miss last year’s theatrical performances. I could watch that Les Mis performance 1000 more times.
My fashion thoughts, however, could go on and on. I’ll try to keep them brief and readable, but once I get going it’s hard to stop.
Let’s start with the big fat NOs…
1. Camila Alves in Gabriela Cadena.
I hated all the pale pink on the carpet this year (which is kind of comical considering the bridesmaid dresses for my wedding are light pink). It just seems so…informal. Which is fine for my wedding btw, because the ceremony is outside by a lake, not on a red carpet at the Oscars. Besides the color, I can’t stand the structure of this dress. You have a great figure, why are you trying to hide it under all that fabric?
2. Idina Menzel in Vera Wang.
I never never never like Vera Wang on the red carpet. She needs to stick to wedding dresses. Not only does this dress look like a dress I bought in ’04 at David’s Bridal for prom, but the color is just BAD. Is it green or grey? I can’t tell. (Ok, I just read that Emma Watson was wearing Vera Wang and I kind of liked it. Dang it.)
3. Cate Blanchett in Armani.
I picked a photo of Cate Blanchett becuase I really can’t stand her, like at all. Really though, her dress was just one of too many nude, embellished dresses on the carpet. You look naked and it’s still not cute.
4. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior.
I hate to hate on J Law, because she is amazing, but this dress was such a disappointment. So boring. I won’t go into the horror going on from the neck up. The hair, the make up…all wrong. She looks like Jane Fonda.
Now, on to the good stuff…
1. Giuliana Rancic in Paolo Sebastian.
I can’t say I was enthralled by E!’s red carpet coverage this year, but that might not be their fault. It didn’t seem like any of the big celebs wanted to be interviewed, or maybe they were late? I’m sure they would have LOVED to interview JLaw given the chance. Either way, I nominate Giuliana here for best dressed. I LOVE a princess moment. Plus, it loosened up the carpet and was actually fun to look at. I felt so bad for her when it completely broke on live T.V.
2. Charlize Theron in Dior.
Now that I see the bottom of this dress, my feelings are wavering more towards “Ummm…” then “WOW!” But from the hips up I’m just dying over it. THIS IS HOW YOU DO UNIQUE DIOR. I wish I could find a picture of the strap and back detail. Unbelievably gorgeous.
3 Kate Hudson in Versace.
THIS IS HOW YOU DO DRAPERY (Camila). THIS IS HOW YOU DO CLEAVAGE, of lack there of (Lupita). I would like this dress even more in another color, I think.
4. Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen.
I have to give it to Sandy, she almost never gets it right! Her hair, the shape, the color. Love love love. Best look I’ve seen from her in a long, long time.
Finally, cutie couples…
1. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
I think these two are my favorite celebrity couple in the history of celebrity couples. If I’m ever invited to a red carpet while pregnant (the odds are pretty great, I’d say) I would totally copy cat off this look. Poor Kerry Washington is kicking herself today, I’m sure. Also dying over Jason’s dark blue tux.
2. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
I don’t know what you all are talking about. I think her dress is beautiful and FUN. Were you reading her tweets last night? Hilarious. Plus, there’s John Legend. *insert heart eyed emoji here”
3. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Also known as one of the most adorable, relate able couples in the whole world. Plus, they are a constant reminder of one of the greatest movies of all time, Step Up.
I miss award show season already. Until next year, I guess.
Just kidding. I’ll be back tomorrow.