Well, finally, the day was upon us – the apex of Red Carpet glory – The 87th Oscars.
Perched on the leather recliner, Champagne in hand (I mean it was midday somewhere) I wanted to be wowed. I wanted to see those Hollywood A-listers OWN IT. And if your couture doesn’t cut it (Sienna Miller, I’m talking to you)…we may not see you on this blog-post. So, Glams lets get right down to the RC bizo.
I do love Giuliana Rancic but she often looks so dangerously emaciated that I automatically reach for a carby snack. But in a strategically embellished red Mireille Dagher that slightly bulked out her teeny frame, I thought she looked beautiful. And I loved her darker coloured hair, which was styled in quite the popular do of the moment– love!
Kelly Osbourne also owned it on the RC. I loved her black long-sleeved lace Rita Vinieris dress, (covering the horrendous forearm tats nicely) and revealing strappy Sophia Webster shoes – very Oscar RC worthy. The lilac hair swept up in an elegant up-do was also fitting.
In all honesty before I saw Lupita Nyong’o in a plumage of 6000 pearls, I was yawning. This RC just wasn’t doing it for me. Then, like a shimmery, pearly vision – Lupita Nyong’o resplendent in a custom Calvin Klein Collection masterpiece – exquisite against her dark velvet complexion, got the heart racing. Her make-up was also beautiful – the deep frosted green eye, the high bronze shimmer on the cheeks. Girrrl!
Chrissie Teigen, my girl crush (she is like a half super-model and half cat – such feline beauty) was THE showstopper in a magnificent Zuhair beaded, pale blue gown, plunging to the navel and revealing flawless golden skin (what would JLo say?). Magnificent. And I was also very fond of the plum lip – a sophisticated choice. However, small suggestion – do we need a thigh-high split AND a waist plunging neckline? I mean there can be too much of a good thing…
Rita Ora, who normally is not on my radar, looked a million bucks in this midnight blue custom Marchesa with gilded detail that hugged her bombshell curves beautifully – this really was old school Oscar glamour.
Now while Luppita had me stop dead mid mouthful of toast (it was breakfast in Sydney) – these ladies of the RC showed how restrained glamour is SO right.
Margot Robbie had me drooling over her incredibly chic, supremely sexy get-up. The blonde bob, the statement red pout, the black sheer-sleeve, plunging necked Saint Laurent AND the most incredible statement necklace. I mean hello – a Van Cleef & Arpels piece created for the Duchess of Windsor in the ‘30s. Be. Still. My. Beating. Heart.
Anna Kendrick also looked lovely in a deep coral toned custom Thakoon gown with diamond collar detail that skimmed her petite frame like a dream. This was effortless glamour to a tee.
Julianne Moore rarely puts a foot wrong – she nailed it AGAIN in custom Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld. An exquisite piece of art made up of 80,000 small white hand-painted resin sequins and flowers made of ivory, beige and black organza, tulle and sequins. This is the gown you wear when you accept your Oscar for Best Actress. And teamed with a low chignon and wine stained pout – perfection
J-Lo was the belle of the ball in flesh toned, beaded Elie Saab couture. She looked ridiculously youthful in a high pony & pale pink pout. But again, I’m going to put my Nanna hat on – did we need it plunging to the waist-line? I think it would have been sexier without so much cleavage. Just saying…
Gwyneth Paltrow revisited pale pink in a Ralph Russo one shouldered number featuring large flower corsage. I thinks it is the massive shoulder flower that tipped it over for me. Also, the shape of this dress did nothing for her body – she looked very straight up and down. Sorry Gwen. Too much Paleo and Pilates.
Ladies in Green
So, not wanting to finish things on a sour note (that’s not how we roll), I thought I would wrap with 2 ladies who really did work the green hues beautifully.
Emma Stone, who has torn it up this Awards Season, was divine in a beaded, long-sleeve backless chartreuse Elie Saab number and matching coloured shoe (another trend of the night). Her hair and makeup was just exquisite with the statement orangey-red pout that was just the ticket against her ivory complexion and chartreuse-ness of the frock.
I loved Scarlet Johansson with her new short do and stunning green Versace figure-hugging gown. Hello – her body! But it was the matching green statement necklace that really sealed the deal – she rocked it.
Well, my dear Glams, it’s with a heavy heart that I wrap what has been a most bountiful and exciting Awards Season Red Carpet. There has been frills, spills, beading for days and of course some frock-shocks. We’ve had quite the time of it.
Next stop: The Logies!