My Take on the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet

It’s all so subjective. I loved dresses that others panned…I chuckled at gowns that others thought were glorious. So here it is…one more person’s (pretty much) irrelevant opinions.

The Good

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bad

Naomi Watts – That black band makes it look like she’s wearing a gown over a tube top.

Naomi Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solange Knowles – Too. Much. Fabric.

Solange Knowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrissy Teigen – Not enough fabric.

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Felicity Jones – Overwhelming, but not in a good way.

Felicity Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lopez – If boob tape didn’t exist, she’d never have anything to wear.

Jennifer Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorelei Linklater – I know she’s just a kid, but this is trying way too hard to be a grown-up…the wrong kind of grown-up.

Lorelei Linklater

 

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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

86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel

Cate Blanchett

86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

IMHO, the complete and utter misses:

Whoopi Goldberg

86th Annual Academy Awards - Show

Liza Minelli

Liza Minelli

Georgina Chapman

Georgina chapman

Lea Drucker

Lea Drucker

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