The 83rd Annual Academy Awards boasted more fashion than disaster...a thought that pleased both of us immensely!
Stefanie...These were my thoughts during the Oscars red carpet pre-show on E! (in order of appearance):
What? Oh, that's nice. Really? Oh god. WHAT? Wow, that's pretty. That's even hotter! Love it!
At first, I thought there were going to be a TON of horrendous dresses gracing the red carpet this year. I was scared when I saw actress Sunrise Coigney, wife of Mark Ruffalo, wearing a dress that looked like a cancerous growth was emerging underneath her dress. But then I saw some absolutely STUNNING dresses, which made me so happy.
Lisa...watched channel 4 coverage as well as E! coverage and first launch onto carpet was Jennifer Lawrence from Winter's Bone...red, simply stated and no jewelry...this should be interesting...camera's cut to Sunrise and I actually gasp...is it half tuxedo with a gold body suit underlay...oh no! Overall I loved the fashion and the night did not disappoint!
Stefanie - This gorgeous Marchesca gown was at the top of my list for "Best Dressed" this year. Halle's skin tone was beautiful against the nude tone of the dress, and the sparkly overlay was just the icing on the cake.
Lisa - Couldn't agree more with best dressed...this was made for her beautiful figure. Absolutely flawlessly stunning!
Stefanie - Can she pull of a baby bump or what? I loved the eggplant/maroon color and the neckline was beautiful. I wish her hair was styled a little differently, but other than that, she looked absolutely amazing.
Lisa - She literally glows in this plum color...cant remember an expectant mother looking this fabulous time and time again on the red carpet. Was a big win all the way around for this leading lady.
Stefanie - The gorgeous, lavender Elie Saab couture dress was a standout among all the black, red, and nude gowns gracing the red carpet this year. Her hair and makeup was perfect too!
Lisa - loved the color and the style...thought the lace pasty peekaboo top was a little risque but she pulled it off.
Stefanie - Yeah, she looked a little like her Elle Woods character with the Barbie hair, but she was just so stinkin' cute in this Georgio Armani dress. The dress fit her figure perfectly, and I love how it complemented her bubbly personality!
Lisa - reminiscent of Julia Roberts red carpet stunner of '01 when she won for Erin Brockovich...liked the combo. She looks like a dress me up vintage Barbie.
Stefanie - While I despise her music, I adored her beautiful dress this year. She looks amazing for her age, and the hair and makeup was spot-on.
Lisa - I enjoy small doses of her music and agree she did glow in this long sleeved Armani Prive...complete with a Titanic Diamond...nicely done Celine!
Stefanie - Another beautiful nude dress that looked beautiful on the red carpet. This was up there with Hilary's blue backless dress in 2004!
Lisa - Now this is how feathers should be worn...silver and sleek...this dress actually has a silver vertical zebra type print and is even more beautiful close up. SWANKY!
Stefanie - Sorry, but this was a disaster. The dress was too tight, the cut was completely wrong for her figure, and I hated the piping detail throughout the dress.
Lisa - Whoa! I am almost always a fan of what she wears and this was definitely a miss...great attempt but nada.
Stefanie - I didn't realize Victorian doilies were in style. Especially Victorian doilies that have been sitting in an antique shop for 100 years collecting dust and dirt.
Lisa - reflective(cutouts of lace were actual reflective silver pieces of something) fashion disaster by Mark Bauer...who should be ashamed...with a standup collar...come on this is a huge night and this is what you chose? A granny valence...Oh Good Lord!
Stefanie - She looks like a gigantic fancy dinner napkin. And the color completely washed her out. WHY, Nicole, why?
Lisa - A gaudy kimono with a pony tail...looks like a hasty last minute decision to me. Whaaa whaaa!
Stefanie - The rats nest, velvet dress, and tacky tattoo made for an incredibly disgusting mess. I loved how they put Kelly Osbourne on the spot and asked her (in front of Helena) what she thought of the dress. I would have asked her to put herself out of her misery and just go home. No one wants to see that.
Lisa - I thought for the first time at least she didn't look like an Alice in Wonderland character...still not so much for fashion but way better than what she could have shown.
Stefanie - WORST. DRESS. EVER. It's a fight between a tuxedo, shoulder pad, and 80's gold cocktail dress. And she ultimately lost.
Lisa - What the....this is worse than a high school home ec attempt at fashion...mens blazer meets gold twine...there is just not a nice thing I can muster for this DISASTER.
Stefanie - At first, I thought Cate Blanchett's dress was horrendous, but when the camera pulled away, I took another look and thought it was actually pretty interesting. Her hair and makeup was so stunning, and the color was perfect for her complexion - and I hate to say it, but at the end of the awards ceremony, I actually liked the dress. It definitely stood out and was an interesting choice.
Lisa - I thought from the beginning to the end that this Jetson lilac with dandelion yellow accent was hideous...she is a beauty however the dress with it's reverse front cutout was NOT something I ever want to see risked again!
Marissa Tomei's dress was okay in some shots, but ultimately she looked like she was wearing two different dresses from two different decades. Finally, Scarlett Johansson's Dolce & Gabbana dress was beautiful in the back, gross in the front. It was outdated and what is the obsession with lace people?
What did you guys think? Any noteworthy red carpet disasters? Was there something else you absolutely loved? We'd love to hear your thoughts!
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