2014 Oscars — Ho Hum

While I didn’t fall madly in love with any of the dresses from last night’s event, there were definitely a few on my “yes” list:

Sandra Bullock:

Sandra Bullock

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Charlize Theron

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Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel

Cate Blanchett

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IMHO, the complete and utter misses:

Whoopi Goldberg

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Liza Minelli

Liza Minelli

Georgina Chapman

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Lea Drucker

Lea Drucker

The Oscars

Either I’m becoming bored and jaded or there really isn’t much to talk about. Most of the dresses at The Oscars didn’t warrant being placed in either my “love” or “hate” category, although a significant number of them fell firmly into “meh.”

With that said, here’s my take on last night’s dresses.


Charlize Theron–Saw her in Barneys in Beverly Hills last week, and I’m smitten.

Charlize Theron

Jane Fonda–Making growing older look like a walk in the park

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Jennifer Hudson–Rockin’ the blue bling

Jennifer Hudson

Sandra Bullock–Elegant, in spite of the sheer panels

sandra Bullock

Stacy Keibler–Of course, she looks great in everything. Good work, George.

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Robin Roberts–Magnificent color on a magnificent woman

Robin Roberts


Melissa McCarthy–Singularly unflattering…from the color to the cut

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Louise Roe–This reminds me of the scene from “Carrie” where the bucket of blood is dumped on Sissy Spacek.

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Kelly Rowland–Just. Too. Much.

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Helena Bonham Carter–Ah, Helena, you never let me down!

Helena Bonham Carter

Brandi Glanville–Why even bother putting on clothes? If those boobs survived the evening, I’d be shocked.

Brandi Glanville

Anne Hathaway–Darts as nipples…amusing look

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2013 Golden Globes

My inner fashion critic comes screaming to the surface during every awards show, and last night’s Golden Globe Awards were no exception. Here, in my humble opinion, are the hits of the evening:

Anne Hathaway in Chanel

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Claire Danes in Versace

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Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

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Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

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Jodie Foster in Georgio Armani

Jodie Foster_Georgio Armani

Megan Fox in Dolce & Gabbana

Megan Fox_Dolce & Gabbana

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

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Transitioning from best to worst, I think Tina Fey looked spectacular…Amy Poehler, not so much.


And the flops of the night:

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Jessica Chastain (The expression on the face of the woman behind her pretty much sums up my feelings about this dress.)

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Halle Berry (mainly because the bodice of this dress makes her look as if her right boob is melting)

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2011 Oscars: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly

For starters, I loved everything Anne Hathaway wore throughout the evening. My fave of the bunch was her Lanvin tuxedo…and oh! those shoes.

There were enough girlie elements in play for this to work and not look like she hired a tailor to alter a man’s suit. I think she pulled it off beautifully.

She also looked fabulous in her Valentino archive, and while I like the red lipstick, I think the red nails were a bit much.

Natalie Portman was stunning in Rodarte, and the color was beautiful on her.

Amy Adams was majestic in L’Wren Scott, but I honestly would have ditched the $1.35 million in Cartier emeralds that competed with the dress.

Kudos to Helen Mirren and Oprah Winfrey for proving, once again, that you don’t have to be under 30 to look fabulous.

Moving in the opposite age direction, 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld was blushingly beautiful in Marchesa.

My votes for highly questionable taste go to:

Melissa Leo, wearing my nonna’s special-occasion tablecloth

Cate Blanchett, whose beads look like some sort of terrible skin growth

Hilary Swank, wearing what appears to be feathers that have been dragged through the street

Mandy Moore, whose stylist apparently thinks it works when you match fabric to skin

Helena Bonham-Carter, who is so bloody good at being crazily inappropriate HBC