Monday, February 28, 2011

83rd Annual Academy Awards: What the stars wore.

Happy Monday and happy last day of February!

The blog world (and the world wide web, as a whole) is buzzing with all things Oscar. And as with every red carpet event, let's take a look at what the stars wore. :)

1. Let's start with Oscar co-host Anne Hathaway.

I know a lot of people thought the show was boring, and some even consider it the worst Oscar of all time... but, I thought it had its good moments. Yes, Anne and James weren't as funny as Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, but I think they did a pretty good job. :)

So, anyway, Anne donned eight ensembles last night! She didn't wear the Marchesa dress from my "What will the stars wear" post, but she did wear an Oscar de la Renta.

Valentino with Tiffany & Co. jewels, Givenchy Haute Couture, off-the-shoulder cobalt Armani Prive column, gunmetal lace and crystal long-sleeved Tom Ford dress, and Atelier Versace gown.

Lanvin tuxedo -- How fab are her shoes? And Anne can sing!!! :)

Vivienne Westwood ballgown

swingy disco-style fringed Oscar de la Renta

Anne looked fabulous and beautiful. :D

2. Sandra Bullock - In a red Vera Wang. Beautiful and perfect!

How funny was she when she presented the Best Actor award? Maybe she can host next year's Oscars? ;)

3. Mila Kunis - She is gorgeous! I loved her lavender lace Elie Saab gown. She also wore $500,000 worth of Neil Lane Jewels. Her clutch is Bottega Veneta.

She always looks red carpet perfect.

4. Amy Adams - Another beautiful lady! Amy didn't wear either looks from my "What will the stars wear" post, but she wowed in a stunning L'Wren Scott dress, Ferragamo shoes, and $1.35 million worth of Cartier jewels.

Sapphire blue and emerald green are two beautiful colors. I never thought they would look great worn together until I saw it on Amy. I hope next year will be the year for her to win an Oscar.

5. Hailee Steinfeld - How cute is this girl?! She is pretty and talented. I also love how she is always age-appropriate with her red carpet choices.

Hailee looked beautiful in her Marchesa dress (that she helped design!), Ferragamo shoes and clutch, and Fred Leighton jewels.

6. Mandy Moore - One of my absolute favorites! If you've read many of my older posts, you will probably remember that I loooooove A Walk to Remember, haha. ;)

Mandy looked simple and beautiful in this Monique Lhuillier dress and Chopard jewels.

She wore another Monique Lhuillier for her performance. That color is beautiful! And doesn't it look similar to the black Monique gown from my "What will the stars wear" post? ;)

This photo looks kind of awkward though, but it's a good shot of the dress. :)

7. Natalie Portman - The Best Actress winner looked happy and beautiful!

This plum-colored Rodarte dress is her best look this past awards season. Her Roger Vivier clutch and Tiffany & Co. jewels completed her ensemble.

8. Michelle Williams - Yes, thank you, Michelle Williams for wearing this simple and elegant Chanel dress!

It's not as jaw-dropping as her look for the Oscars she attended with Heath Ledger, but it's definitely better than her Golden Globes look. :)

Her Jimmy Choo shoes and simple Harry Winston jewels complemented her dress.

9. Jennifer Lawrence - The Oscar nominee was the first to arrive. She wore this simple Calvin Klein dress, Jimmy Choo platform sandals, Chopard jewels, and Judith Leiber clutch.

Since this is the Oscars, I was hoping for something more than this... but it does actually work for her.

10. Cate Blanchett - I think this look - Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels - is a love it or hate it kind.

I am in the middle, though - I don't hate it, but I don't love it - I like it. Haha. ;) I think only Cate Blanchett can make this dress beautiful.

11. Halle Berry - She didn't wear the yellow Zuhair Murad that I loooved, but she did look amazing in this sparkly nude Marchesa gown.

She also wore Christian Louboutin heels and $1 million worth of Neil Lane jewels.

12. Gwyneth Paltrow - Simple, elegant, and sophisticated in this metallic Calvin Klein dress and Louis Vuitton jewels.

We guessed the color of her dress right! ;)

13. Penelope Cruz - I am not a big fan of her L'Wren Scott dress. But hey, she gave birth a month ago, and look at her - she looks amazing! :D

I also love how happy she looks with her fellow Oscar-winner husband Javier Bardem.

14. Reese Witherspoon - I love her hair and her Neil Lane jewels (worth $1 million!), but I am not so sure about her black and white Armani Prive gown.

Reese, her fiance, Jim Toth, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Taylor Swift were all at the Vanity Fair party last night - how awkward would that be if they all bumped into each other?!

15. Scarlett Johansson - I am not crazy about Scarlett's Dolce & Gabbana gown, but the back is sexy. Even though her hair was on the messy side, I like it more than her Golden Globes hairstyle.

I also love how she's smiling and laughing!

She and Sandra Bullock apparently spent the night making sure they don't bump into each other (like Reese, Jake, and Taylor). Oh, Hollywood.

16. Nicole Kidman - Didn't she use to be the queen of the red carpet? I just think this Christian Dior dress was a mistake. I read on Yahoo! that it looks like a folded napkin. Sad, but true.

Yay for her Pierre Hardy shoes and Fred Leighton jewels, though.

17. Marisa Tomei - Ummm, I don't know what to say about this Charles James gown...

Let's just talk about other aspects of this ensemble - She wore Jimmy Choo platform sandals, Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, and a Kotur clutch.

Lastly, yay for The King's Speech!!!

I honestly think I was British in my past life. Haha. ;)

Anyway, whose red carpet look did you like the most? Whose did you not like at all?

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  1. I think Mandy Moore may have been my fave dress of the evening - it was gorgeous and she looked gorgeous in it!

  2. I thought Anne Hathaway looked amazing and did a wonderful job. James Franco was awful, though. I think he was high or something!

  3. I thought Anne, Scarlett and Halle looked great - and when was the last time Halle did NOT look great on a red carpet? She always look fabulous!


  4. I loved The King's Speech too!:D

    My top 4:

    Great post, Mimi! Happy Monday!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  5. Great post! My favorites were the Black Swan ladies.

    Just stumbled upon your blog today!

    Come check out my best and worst dressed lists!

  6. All gorgeous!
    Mila Kunis gets my best dressed vote! XOXO

  7. I really loved Mila's look! the dress was stunning!

  8. I didn't have time to catch the Oscars last night, but I've heard from people how amazing was Anne last night compared to James, who everyone said was acting kind of awkward and uncomfortable! (: However, I thought Anne looked stunning in all of her dresses! =)


  9. I think both did well. It's not an easy task to be up there and host a show that billions of people are watching. They had their bad and good moments but hey, it's once in a million chance of a lifetime to be asked to host the Oscar!

  10. lol Scarlett's hair looks like mine when i wake up in the morning! Mila Kunis was my favorite. So stunning <3

  11. Love your posts always! was skiing and did not catch up on frocks from the Oscars but now have! Thank you! Think you always have the best judgement. Hailee looked so cute - always like it when the young look their age. Though Reece look interesting this year...not always trying to be glamest and follow the pack...

  12. Lisa-- she's definitely in my best dressed list. :)

    Marie-- haha, he did seem high...

    mizdragonfly-- yeah, halle always looks great. ;)

    Marie-- those are my top 4 too!

    Jessica Marie-- hey! thanks for dropping by. i will definitely visit your blog too. :)

    Venus In Virgo-- she looked beautiful!

    Taj-- agreed!

    runawayinla-- yeah, sad to say, james did seem a bit awkward... but yay for anne!

    Tiq-- i most definitely agree with you!

    Marie-- thanks! and i loved them too!

    Keirasluckycharm-- hahaha, that made me laugh!

  13. About Last Weekend-- thank you so much, that means a lot to me! i am happy my post got you caught up with the oscars. :D

  14. Mimi, I love your wrap up - thank YOU! Have to say it was a cross between Gwyneth and Cate for me.

  15. Anne Hathaway was annoying as a presenter, and I hated her "young is in at the oscars" joke. I loved Mandy Moore though, ahh she has such a Disney voice as is and she's just always so cute! Shane West from a walk to remember = HOTTT

  16. I so loved ann's white dress with the black decorations on it, that was SO PRETTY.

  17. Paula-- you're so welcome! :D

    Pop Champagne-- i love love love mandy moore and shane west!!! :)

    Dizzy-- isn't it sooo pretty? :)

    Krystal-- she's really beautiful! :)

  18. Boring or not, she looked stunning! I wish I had that many dress changes. I think she looked gorgeous in that tux too!

  19. Nikki-- i totally agree!!! :D

  20. Lovely post!
    Gorgeous dresses;
    Mila looked amazing!She is my fav

  21. Mary-- thanks! and yes, mila was beautiful!

  22. my favorite one has to be Anne in that amazing tuxedo!!! great post!

  23. Patti G-- she looks great in a tux, huh? :D