oscars

Everyone’s Sweethart: Jennifer Lawrence


When I wrote about Jennifer Lawrence, few weeks ago, it was before the whole noise about her started.

It was before the infamous fall at the Academy Awards…

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And before the joke-cracking session after the Oscars-

Jennifer turned out to be a wonderful, sweet person, who is beautiful on the inside and out. Good for Dior for choosing her as their face. I enjoyed Jennifer Lawrence’s funny comment about the Dior campaign, not many celebrities would say that out loud:

“Oh my god, I haven’t seen this. That doesn’t look like me at all. I love Photoshop more than anything in the world. Of course it’s Photoshop, people don’t look like that.”

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But photoshop or not she is beautiful and I can’t wait to see what else she will star at.

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And the Winners are…


Oscars 2012 commenced last night and of course as always on the morning after we are all talking about the winners. So the winners in the category of best gown of the red carpet are …

 Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli

 Rose Bryne in Vivienne Westwood

 Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

 Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Mila Jovovich in Ellie Saab

 And of course, Miss Piggy in Zac Posen.

LXD


I discovered the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers or LXD at TED.

It is very inspiring how people who have a passion about something, can be so good at what they do, and talk about it with such enthusiasm and excitement. Incredibly impressive. Plus some of the moves are out of this world. And yes they are dancing to classical pieces, how can you not love it?!

To my surprise LXD were performing at the Oscars. I had some controversial conversations with friends about hip/hop-interpretive dancers and how it is inappropriate for the Academy Awards, but the performance was so great that after the first minute and a half everyone was just blown away.

Can’t wait for the movie they are promoting.  It’s going to be pretty great.

Moral of the story– everything that is done with passion and enthusiasm turns out for the best.

Academy Awards Red Carpet Glamour or Not


Night of the Oscars. Excitement and anticipation.  5 hours filled with pretty people dressed in pretty clothes. And of course the movies…

However as a little fashionista-wannabe, my whole being is ecstatic and filled with joy any time I am watching a red carpet event. Especially the Oscars! So here is my humble opinion of the glam and glitz fabulousity that was going on last night.

Sandra Bullock a.k.a. Best Actress in a leading role was simply stunning. In a goldeny-champagne Marchesa velvet gown, she was elegant and polished. Jay Manuel commented that she looks like an ice-skater, but what does he know… (just kidding) The hairstyle was exquisite, I have never seen shinier hair than hers, and jewelry was just enough. Great styling. Very Oscar appropriate, as she very well matched hers on stage.

The other equally stunning presence was Vera Farmiga, also in a Marchesa gown. The rich burgundy colour was superb for her skin tone. I loved the ruffles, and the subtle shine of the dress material. Again hair and jewelry was perfectly measured and executed in order to create a finish wow-look.

Way to go Marchesa!

I don’t think Cameron Diaz was as fantastic looking as a whole as the two ladies above, but I just wanted to give props to the amazing Oscar de la Renta dress. So gorgeous, the detailing is wonderful, and it was one of the few strapless dresses (along with Rachel MdAdams’ Elie Saab gown, that did not look awkwardly disproportionate or fitting)

Anna Kendrick and Rachel McAdams looked amazing. Both gowns were Elie Saab, and evoked images of serenity and poise. Anna’s dress was gorgeous, but a bit too pale for her skintone. The hair was a little too age-inappropriate, but the dress is so pretty that we will forgo this little detail in the overall styling.

Rachel McAdams was like an incarnation of a Monet painting. Loved the dress. Eternal and classic. The earrings were also a great detail, perfectly matched with the gorgeous gown.

Now here are my big names, big dresses, not so big likes.

I adore SJP. I love her style. I love her choices. But this Chanel Couture was just a major mishap. The line of fabric choking her, and the big jewel coated floating in front of her chest detail, that turned into a bunch on fabric, was just too much. And then when she was presenting, her hair was craaaazey! I wish Tom Ford sleeked it back a bit, so she was not looking like Einstein with a big bun. Sorry SJP, I still heart you big time, and can’t wait for Sex and the City this summer, but this is not your best look ever.

Other two big names- Charlize Theron and Dior, were kind of misfortunate too. I did not get the boob-cups that turned into a train. Way too confusing and distracting. And the lipstick. Gosh the lipstick. If you wear a lavender gown, please don’t go burgundy on the lips. She is still gorgeous though, if you just crop the dress out, and look at her shoulders- up.

Another lavender disaster. Zoe Saldana in a Givenchy sparkly puff. So many people love it, but it is definitely too much, too many shades of purple, and too much texture. I will quote Tim Gun and say that “the editing eye” was missing in this dress… don’t overwork it.

The two Armani Privé dresses down were quite similar and bubble-wrap-like. J.Lo’s dress, claimed by many as the best look of the night was again just too much. The whole puff on her left hip was completely excessive and unneeded. Amanda Setfried desribed her dress as cellophane when she was talking to Ryan Seacrest, and although a bit better than J.Lo’s it was still a disaster.

PS: I feel bad for Amanda’s publicist, because she was a little PR disaster. No presence, no poise, no extreme verbal abilities.

And finally…. Mariah in Valentino. I wonder who is her stylist, because she is in need of some serious help.

I might have come off as a little bitchy, but really a big designer house name does not necessarily mean an amazing dress, and people often get them confused. Indeed it is all a matter of taste level and preference, but we should not be blind. 🙂