Monday, March 8, 2010

OUT & ABOUT: Oscar Fashions!

I think Anika Noni Rose's gown was the most underated of the night. I loved the jewel-encrusted bodice and the drapping of the skirt. Flawless!

Nicole Ritchie

Nicole Ritchie
Nicole Ritchie has come a looooong way, baby! She looked absolutely gorgeous in a vintage inspired sequined Reem Acra gown, Judith Leiber clutch and diamond and blackened platinum jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz. I love the eye makeup! Definitely one of my favorite looks of the night.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah looked regal in a pink, one-shouldered gown with rhinestone embellishments by Badgley Mischka. The mermaid silhouette perfectly accentuated her curves. Beautiful drop earrings made of South Sea pearls, diamonds and pink sapphires by Chopard complete the look.

Best Actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe worked the red carpet in a royal blue gown with silver beads embroidered in a flower pattern designed by Marchesa, one of my favorite designers. Jewels were by Lorraine Schawrtz. Ms. Sidibe said of her dress, "If fashion was porn, this dress is the money shot".  Well, alrighty then!

Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana brought the DRAMA in a Givenchy Couture gown from Richard Tisci's Spring 2010 collection, and not necessarily in a good way. I love ombré, but not this execution of it. All of that tulle at the bottom makes the gown look too costumey for the Oscars.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

This blue Valentino gown does nothing for Mariah Carey, except make her look matronly. I think she's been listening too much to the fashion critics who say she should tone it down, and ended up playing it too safe. The peep-toe nude Louboutins are gorge, but way too casual for this event. I have mixed feelings about the diamonds. On one hand, I think Mariah was using them to jazz up the gown and bring a bit of old school glamour to the Oscars, but I think she may have overdone it just a bit. Love the brooch, though.

Zoe Kravitz is coming into her own as a fashionista. Here, Miss Kravitz dons a sophisticated strapless blush gown, accented with cognac red velvet by designer Alexis Mabille. Vintage 1920s Fred Leighton diamonds finished the look.

Paula Patton
Paula Patton chose to bring a bit of Spring to the affair in a bright orange Carolina Herrera ensemble. All jewelry by Martin Katz.

Oprah Winfrey, my mentor and auntie in my head, was exquisite in this navy blue number by Carolina Herrera. I LOOOOVE this color on her! BTW, did you all notice that all of the women behind the movie Precious, with the exception of Paula Patton, wore variations of blue? Says Ms. Winfrey, "That was just some sort of divine synchronicity, I guess from Hattie McDaniel".

(Photos: Getty Images)


Beauty Is Diverse said...

I liked most of the looks for the night.

ToddyEnglish said...

I love Nicole Richie's new look. She's all gamine Hepburnesque/Diana Ross in Mahogany glam. Love it!
I was feeling so many of the looks.
However, although I love Zoe Saldana that dress wasn't givin it to me. The color was great with her skin tone but I didn't like the design.

We Shall Overcome.....In Couture! said...

Hey ToddyEnglish! Welcome!

I agree with you about Nicole. I definitely get the Audrey Hepburn vibe. She has come a LOOOOOOOOOONG way, baby!

As for Zoe's dress, I think the problem was fabric. It looked like a bunch of little pom-pom balls were sewn together, and it made it look costumey. It would've been more appropriate for the Costume Institute Gala.