Damn time difference. I couldn’t keep my eyes open long enough to stay awake to watch the red carpet for the Oscars this year (weeeakkkk!) but it was Sunday night and I had watched 7 straight hours of ‘Nashville’ so I eagerly awoke this morning to (a) a barrage of whatsapp messages from my friends back in Aus discussing our friend Chai’s (who you may recall lives in LA from my last post) walk down the red carpet at the Oscars in Hollywood (Just one of the perks she has in her amazing job!) and (b) view all my google alerts of who wore what to the 85th Academy Awards for 2013.
This Oscars has got to be one of the most exciting award nights that I can remember. I loved loved LOVED so many of the gowns that were worn last night and found it terribly difficult to choose a favourite so I decided to rewatch the TV red carpet special to gain more insight on how the stars looked on the night before writing this post. I certainly agree with the media and general public in their consensus of Jennifer Lawrence being best dressed in her incredibly glamorous and OTT yet totally appropriate for being nominated as Best Actress gown but If I were to stay true to my first reaction to the dresses largely driven by personal preference,
- T-Styled Me’s Vote for Best Styled goes to …
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
I know that of all the awards nights, The Oscars are when the stars bring out the big guns in terms of gowns but I just love the way this stunning custom made silver grey Armarni gown hugged Naomi’s (mother of two) amazingly fit figure and the fact that she chose a gown that was both sparkling and elegant without being outdated. The unexpected one shoulder asymmetrical neckline was my favourite part of the dress and was a design I would expect from Alexander McQueen or Vivienne Westwood and not the usual romantic elegance that is Armarni Prive. I loved that she was still nervous on the red carpet after being nominated so many times and that her husband was taking iphone pics just like a good old regular bf/hubby.
To be honest, I could have easily given the best dressed T-Styled Me award to any of these three ladies below:
Jessica Chastain in Armarni Prive
Yet another gorgeous and amazing Armarni Prive gown. I don’t think you can really appreciate how stunning this dress is unless you see it in real life or on TV. The pictures don’t quite capture the delicate pink sequins and beading on top of the beautiful copper toned gown quite as well as on TV. Jessica’s hair, Harry Winston jewellery gave her bona-fide movie star glamour and I love how the gown complemented her hair so this has got to be a close runner up!
Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta
Amy Adams looked like the quintessential princess in her dreamy Oscar De La Renta gown. The colour surprisingly didn’t wash her pale skin out although I wish the colour was a little bit stronger. Hair and make up = A, Jewellery = A+
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Haute Couture
I loved Jennifer in the movie Silver Linings Playbook for which she won the Best Actress award (if you haven’t seen it yet, I’m sure you’ll find it charmingly real, funny, sad and refreshing to watch) and she seems to have slimmed down a fair bit from her usual curvaceous self (shame as I think admire she voluptuous figure) There’s no denying that this Blush Christian Dior Haute Couture gown was literally the biggest, most dramatic wedding-esque gown of the night but she deserved to be centre of attention. I loved the romantic smokey eyes but the part that caught my eye was how she wore the Chopard necklace down her back.
- T-Styled Me’s Worst Dressed award goes to
To be honest, I was so overwhelmed with such great style this year, I couldn’t really be bothered looking for the worst dressed. This picture came to mind:
Brandi Glanville in her own label Brand B
Reasons are obvious: The saying ‘Less is more’ is applicable here
Ooh and a few more pics of some other other favourites dressed for the night
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Romantic, whimiscal and I loved her hairstyle.
Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille
Sleek, simple and classic
Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan
This dress fit Stacy like a glove – Gorgeous detailing and embellishments
Photos: from fabsugar/dailymail/getty images/RCFA
What were your favourite looks? What did you think of Anne Hathaway’s Prada dress? I was 50:50 about it even though I loved her Tiffany & Co Necklace