Monday, March 8, 2010

I heart the Oscars

Because I LOVE the Oscars and they are an annual ritual I look forward to them for the first few months of each and every year, this post is solely and utterly dedicated to them, no P&P correlation in sight (unless I play up the 'princess' angle of the female actors, no, it doesn't work). Of course, like all good award shows it starts with the red carpet and bottle of bubbly.

So my highlights and low lights...the out and out winner (and this is before she went on to be the actual out and out winner!) on the carpet was Sandra Bullock BY A COUNTRY MILE. No one came close, in my humble opinion. The dress was fabulous, she looked super sleek (even on my wide screen TV that stretched out a few of the other ladies eek) and definitely got the metallic is the look of the season memo. But what I loved the most was her hair and make-up. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L, classic, Hollywood glamour at it's finest. And then her accessories, IE the earrings and purse were perfect in their understatement! Love, love, loved it.

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I thought Meryl Streep looked lovely for a woman of a certain age (am I allowed to say that?). What I mean is, I thought she looked radiant and classy, with no mutton in sight. I love Meryl, and while I wanted the little gold man for Sandra, if anyone was to beat Sandy B, I wanted it to be Ms. Streep.

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Now I am an unashamed, shout-it-from-the-mountain-tops SJP fan. I am die-hard. I launch to her defence if it even looks like someone might be thinking about sticking a knife in. I wanted to love her outfit, I really did and maybe on paper it works. Vintage Chanel, what's not to love? But the most I could muster, was I quite like it. There were parts of the outfit that I did love, like the be-jewelled neckline and her hairstyle (apart from wanting to take a brush to the fly-aways around her forehead). Maybe it's just that the dress is a little too shapeless or maybe that's the beauty of it and only someone like SJP could carry it off?! Who I am to judge, am sure Karl Lagerfeld knew what he was doing...

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I also think Demi sans Ashton should get an honorable mention for her dress. I thought she looked lovely. I love the colour and the the frills! This picture definitley doesn't convey the gasp heard in the room of girlfriends when we were watching it this morning, we thought she looked fabulously age-defying!

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So the low-lights, I have three that I'd like to mention...Jenny from the block what were you thinking? The fabric was tragic, like some sort of lining/plastic/foam/bubble wrap concoction, which of course it wasn't, but just terrible!

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Then Diane Kruger, almost unrecognisable in this frothy disaster. Does anyone remember how chic she looked at the SAG awards. Crying shame.

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And last and least...the beautiful Charlize Theron in a dress that looks like it was thrown together by a well meaning aunt for the Year 12 formal (who ran out of rouging material on the bodice so decided to just make two circles). Classy with a capital 'K. We've come to expect such big things from Charlize on the red carpet, maybe that makes it easier to disappoint.

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And therein lies my very uneducated critique of the beautiful people...back to reality.


2 comments:

ash e said...

Good call - love, love, loved Sandra Bullock. She nailed the dress, the hair, lipstick, the fake air kiss to Meryl! Thought it was a great mix of dresses this year, not so boring like other years. Viva la Oscar!

artish said...

I whole heartedly agree with you. Sandra stood out from all the rest even before she won the Oscar!
And I think Demi was runner up in the fashion stakes.

I was actually underwhelmed by the LACK of gasp-worthy fashion this year. Thankfully Sandra and Demi came through!