Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 Academy Awards

Happy Monday!!!

Last night the web was all abuzz with news about the 84th Annual Academy Awards -- it's THE awards show we all look forward to (I know I do!), so let's get on with the red carpet fashion, shall we?

Milla Jovovich



Stunning!

She is a vision in white in this Elie Saab Couture gown.
Her hair and makeup are both flawless. And I am loving her red lips!

Louise Roe

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The fashion journalist looks polished in her tiered blush Black Halo gown.
Her Jacqueline Nerguizian accessories give the masculine squared shoulder of her dress a feminine touch.
And I love her hair!

Bérénice Bejo



Although I am not a big fan of her hairstyle, I do love this pale mint Elie Saab dress.
And her emerald and diamond drop earrings are gorgeous!

Michelle Williams -



I think she looks great!
 I am very happy she chose to wear this coral peplum gown from Louis Vuitton!
I love the added "girlyness" from her bejeweled bow brooch and pink clutch.

She's such a talented actress and I'm sure she will win an Oscar in the coming years, it's only a matter of time. :)

Meryl Streep -



I was seriously cheering like crazy when Colin Firth said Meryl Streep's name!
And how awesome was his introduction?!

17 nominations. 3 Academy Awards.
Does it even matter what she's wearing? ;)

Let's just say that she was dripping in gold on her big night -- gold Lanvin dress, gold earrings, and her gold Oscar trophy!

Melissa McCarthy -



Even though she didn't win, I think her nomination alone is cause for celebration. :)

She looked fantastic in this custom Marina Rinaldi gown -- I am loving the bejeweled collar and waistline!
Underneath her dress, she is wearing Brian Atwood pumps (which featured a special inscription from the shoemaker himself!).

Angelina Jolie



Can you believe this woman has 6 kids?!
She's gorgeous and she knows it!

This black velvet Atelier Versace gown is typical Angie, but somehow she makes it look current and different.

And Brad, hang in there, you're bound to win an Oscar someday!

Octavia Spencer -

Octavia Spencer

The Best Supporting Actress winner knows what works for her and she sticks with it!
I think she looked fantastic in this white beaded Tadashi Shoji gown -- the beading and draping are beautiful!
Her diamond chandelier earrings and crystal-studded clutch completed her red carpet look.

Penelope Cruz -



The Spanish beauty channeled classic Hollywood glamour in this periwinkle Armani Privé creation.
I wasn't sure whether I liked this or not, but there is no denying that Penelope Cruz is beautiful -- she makes the look work!

Leslie Mann -



The midnight blue color of Leslie Mann's Roberto Cavalli dress is gorgeous!

She looks great, but I think she could've accessorized a bit more -- a necklace, perhaps?

Emma Stone



This fuchsia Giambattista Valli dress is absolutely beautiful, but I'm not sure if it's the best choice for Emma.
I feel like she got lost in it.

And I hope she knows it's inevitable for people to compare it to this dress:

 

Nicole Kidman's red Balenciaga gown she wore to the 2007 Academy Awards.

Stacy Keibler -



I think she always looks great, but this is not her best -- she's looked better.
With that said, I do think her gold Marchesa dress fits her really well -- it's like liquid gold on her (if that makes sense... haha!).

Shailene Woodley -



At first look, I didn't like Shailene's white Valentino Couture dress... but it grew on me, I kinda like it now.
Even though I wish she wore something a bit more youthful, I still think Shailene looks pretty.

Jennifer Lopez -

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I love the American Idol judge's glamorous bun and diamond earrings!
However, I am unsure about her Zuhair Murad gown. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either, hmmm...

Rooney Mara -

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I'm so happy her Givenchy gown is not black, so I will overlook the hair. ;P

Sandra Bullock -

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I love the embellished detail and the cowl back of Sandra Bullock's Marchesa dress, but I can't help but notice that it's a bit loose in the front. :/

Jessica Chastain -

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I like that she tried something different with this Alexander McQueen gown, but I'm not sure if it worked out -- instead of noticing her, I ended up noticing the intricate gold embroidery of the dress. :/

Gwyneth Paltrow -



I love her diamond-encrusted cuff!
As for her Tom Ford dress... well, I am not a fan of the cape.

I think it looks better without it:



Natalie Portman -



You know what I noticed about Natalie Portman's red carpet looks?
I always end up not liking the dress, but I always drool over the jewelry!

I am not crazy about her vintage (from the 1954 collection!) Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, but oh man, look at that necklace!

Viola Davis -



I am not a big fan of this green Vera Wang dress - the color and the pleated chiffon train are just borderline Little Mermaid-esque for me... 

Her diamond and emerald jewels are sooooo beautiful, though. ;)

Cameron Diaz -



Cameron Diaz needs her hair back... her current haircut is not doing her any favors. :/
Her nude Gucci gown is kind of blah as well.

Melissa Leo



This gold and black Reem Acra dress = not right for the Oscars. :/

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco -



The princess' Akris gown is not the best, but it would've been better if she smiled... maybe?

I was confused as to why they were there in the first place, so I did some research. ;)
From what I understood, they were there because it's been 57 years since Prince Albert's mom, Princess Grace, received her Best Actress Academy Award.

There we have it, another year marked by the end of awards season...

Whose look did you like the best? Whose look did you not like at all?
Were you able to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards show?

Have a fantastic week, everyone!!! :D

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66 comments:

  1. I am in love with Michelle Williams dress the colour is amazing!! And Emma Stone looked adorable as always, I am such a huge fan of hers and her gown is gorgeous!

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    1. yup, emma's gown is gorgeous! and i also love the color of michelle's dress. :)

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  2. Michelle & Penelope's were my favorites.

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  3. Thanks for this post I was unable to watch it last night. My favorite dress has to be the Elie Saab dress on Berenice Bejo, but like you I don't like the hairdo..Um and I liked Milla Jovovich's Elie Saab Couture gown too..Guess I just like that designer lol. Very nice :)

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    1. you're welcome! i love elie saab too! his designs are gorgeous! :)

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  4. Michelle's dress is nice and the minty one too! I like the color of Penelope's dress and I just love Natalie Portman <3

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    1. i really like the color of michelle's dress and mint green is such a cool color. :)

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  5. I loveddd Penelope Cruz's dress. I feel like classic never goes wrong. But totally agreed on Emma Stone's dress and the Kidman comparisons. She's such a cutie though that I can overlook it haha.

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    1. yeah, i agree, classic never goes wrong! and yeah, i still think emma's dress is gorgeous even though it didn't have the same impact as nicole kidman's. ;)

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  6. I agree with almost all of your picks, Mimi! I especially loved how well Milla looked here. Stunning!

    And we all had the same opinions on Michelle Williams and Rooney Mara's hair. I knew the bangs were a bit much.

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    1. milla really was stunning! and yup, rooney's bangs were a bit too much. :/

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  7. Michelle's dress was hands down my favorite. I love her quirky sense of style.

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    1. she definitely has a unique sense of style. :)

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  8. There were so many beautiful gowns. I think my favorites were Gwyneth, Natalie, and Penelope.

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  9. Great post! I LOVED Gwyneth's dress, I think she looked stunning on it. What's with Angelina's leg??

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    1. thanks, glad you liked my post! and hahaha, she just had fun sticking her leg out, huh? ;)

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  10. Michelle Williams really grew on me, but Jessica Chastain was my absolute favorite!

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    1. jessica chastain is slowly growing on me, i'm kinda liking her look more and more. :)

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  11. the best part about award shows is obviously the fashion! such gorgeous clothes! angelina sure looks beautiful! :)

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    1. hahaha, so true! and yup, angelina looked beautiful! ;)

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  12. Hope you had a nice weekend. I'm loving these luxurious gowns.

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    1. i did, thanks! i hope you had a nice weekend too!

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  13. I LOVE Emma Stone's dress! It's the most beautiful! :)

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    1. her dress was undeniably gorgeous! :)

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  14. beautiful dresses! Thanks for sharing- I was on a plane during the awards!

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  15. Such beautiful dresses! I love the first three and J-Lo and Octavia look gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing and making me drool at them for probably the 5th time today! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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  16. Wow, what a thorough review of the Oscars! I didn't watch the entrances (cable was still out), but I'm glad I got to see all the dresses during the ceremony! I LOVED Colin Firth's intro for Meryl, it was so cute! (I love Colin Firth in general...such a dreamy guy ;).

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    1. i loooove colin firth too! i was insanely happy when he won last year, haha. ;)

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  17. I love Jessica Chastain's dress the most!! <3 and haha ya seaworld is like $70 for a day?! that's so expensive just to see some dolphins and whales...

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    1. woah, really?! i didn't know it now costs $70, yikes! if i had $70 to spend on an amusement park, i'd go to disneyland. ;)

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  18. Awesome post lady!! I did my recap to and have to say that Michelle Williams took the top for me. She looks fantastic in ANYTHING!!

    xo

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    1. aww, thanks, glad you think so! :)

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  19. I loved seeing all the white gowns and I think Roony was my fave. Her bangs had to go though...
    Angelina looks nice but OMG that skeletal frame is creepy!

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    1. yeah, her bangs definitely have to go. :/
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  20. Thanks for commenting on my Oscar hit list. I agree with most of your best dressed picks too but still stand by my choice for Gwyneth's cape. I wish there was more color on the Red Carpet because 2012 was all about bold colors on the runways. White is so boring!! Love your blog!

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    1. you're welcome! and i agree, i wish there was more color on the red carpet. ;)

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  21. Emma Stone looks gorgeous! Love that red dress :)

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    1. her dress was indeed beautiful! ;)

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  22. I love reading about red carpet fashion! My favorite was michelle williams, i am so in love with her dress.

    --Olivia :)

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    1. the color of her dress is gorgeous, huh? ;)

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  23. i love looking at the dresses on the red carpet too! i think i liked Milla Jovovich's dress the most, its very classy. oh yea by the way, i started following you! keep up the great posts =)

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    1. i like that one too. and thanks so much for following! :)

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  24. Michelle Williams certainly had my vote!

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  25. This is what I love about Awards Season, the red carpet posts! I really loved Emma Stone's dress and I wasn't too crazy about Cameron Diaz either.

    Love, Belle

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    1. yeah, cameron hasn't been looking as great as she usually does recently. :/

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  27. Really don’t like the cape! Even I cant stand it.

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    1. haha, it was just a bit too weird for me. :/

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  28. amazing recap no one does it better then you perfect !!! thank you for sharing !!

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    1. aww, thank you! it means so much to me that you think that! :)

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  29. oh Angie and that leg!

    Emma Stone, Gwyneth, Natalie...they rocked their dresses.

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    1. hahahaha, i knoooow, angie and her leg! ;)

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  30. Another fab recap! I seriously can't believe the Oscars is done. It's what I look forward to every year!

    Anyways, your favorites are pretty much the same as mine. I loved Milla Jovovich's, Louise Roe's, and Bérénice Bejo's. I was also so happy Meryl Streep won! ;)

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  31. I think Milla looks beautiful! Her dress is so simple but really really elegant. I also liked Michelle Willams'. The color looks great on her.

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    1. yeah, the color does look great on michelle! :)

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