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Thoughts on the 2012 Academy Awards Fashion

gwyneth paltrow tom ford oscars 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow Tom Ford Oscars 2012

The Academy Awards aka, the fashion event of the year, just wrapped and I feel the same way I do after these shows every year. I have a few favorites, but mostly I’m thinking “why would you wear that?” Granted, I sit in judgment in my sweat pants and greasy hair but hey, I’ve got an opinion and some might even say taste. And, if I were going to the Oscars you can sure as hell bet that I wouldn’t be seen in a majority of the dresses that actresses and stylists choose. Most of the dresses this year were mediocre – here were my favorite dresses (and hair) of the night…

Favorite Dresses – Black, White and Red All Over

I love the Tom Ford look that Gwyneth Paltrow wore (pictured above).  The only word I can use to describe it? Perfection.  The gown is elegant in its simplicity and I love that she had a matching coat because you know those ladies are freezing out there.  She kept the styling very simple and I loved her diamond cuff.  Gorgeous!

I’m a huge fan of Natalie Portman and in my book she can do no wrong.  It doesn’t hurt that she wore vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture from 1954 (Rare Vintage collection).  The red polka-dotted dress was demure and I love how Portman styled the dress with lots of diamonds and Old Hollywood hair.

natalie portman christian dior haute couture oscars 2012

Natalie Portman Christian Dior Haute Couture Oscars 2012

Rooney Mara was striking in white Givenchy. I love how she kept the look simple and let the dress stand on it’s own.  I also especially loved her blunt black bangs and red lips in contrast to her fair skin and white gown.

rooney mara givenchy oscars 2012

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Oscars 2012

I loved Angelina Jolie’s dramatic black Atelier Versace dress but she kept striking this dumb pose.  I know that she wanted to show off her slit so she kept sticking her leg out to show it off – we get it!  But I couldn’t understand whey she kept her arms out like that.  While watching her get interviewed she kept her arms at this weird angle the whole time and then it hit me – she’s avoiding that roll of fat that you get in a strapless dress.  It doesn’t matter how thin you are, in a strapless dress women get that little roll over the side and by keeping her arms at that angle she avoided the rolls but ended up looking a little silly.

Oh, and one more thing – I wish the inside of the dress was lined in a pop color since you see so much of the lining since the slit is so high. Just my two cents.

angelina jolie versace oscars 2012

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace - great dress, dumb pose

My last favorite look of the night was worn by Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.  On the red carpet she said her dress was fuchsia but for those of us seeing her dress on camera, it looked red.  I’m a sucker for bows, especially for big, fluffy ones.  She looked stunning in this dress and I love the way she styled it with her accessories and hair/makeup.

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Oscars 2012

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Oscars 2012

Favorite Hair – Natural Curls and Big Buns (not the booty kind)

I loved that Viola Davis wore her natural curls – she looked the best I’ve ever seen her.

viola davis natural curly hair

Viola Davis - natural curly hair

Many ladies wore buns tonight, but Tina Fey’s mega-bun was my favorite!

Tina Fey hair style bun Oscars 2012

Tina Fey mega-bun Oscars 2012

All Images: Just Jared

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