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

jane fonda

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.

stacy keibler

Robin Roberts–Magnificent color on a magnificent woman

Robin Roberts


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

melissa McCarthy

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

louise roe

Kelly Rowland–Just. Too. Much.

kelly rowland

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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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