The Simply Luxurious Life®: Oscar Glamour  

March 7, 2010

Oscar Glamour

Watching the fashion that waltzes down the red carpet during the Academy Awards is truly sometimes more entertaining than the show itself, although this year the opening had me chuckling – any dance number with Patrick Neil Harris – I can’t help but to sit down and watch.  Now that we are able to see a bit more as to what it all entails to appear as glamorous as the actresses do, there is a bit more appreciation from myself as a viewer.

As I watched in anticipation the 2010 Oscar red carpet, wondering what Rachel Zoe and other stylists had decided to put on display, only a handful really knocked my socks off, but to be fair, there weren’t too many fashion faux pas.

Jennifer Lopez in Armani Prive was absolutely stunning. She seemed relaxed and comfortable in a fabulous gown.

You either hated Sarah Jessica Parker’s Chanel Couture gown or you loved it, and I was absolutely fawning over it.  The back of the gown is what grabbed my attention in particular.  Not just anyone who could pull it off, you would have to be a mini-me, which she is.  Lovely SJP.

SJP – Chanel Couture

While I don’t feel this photo does Sandra Bullock in Marchesa the justice it deserves, I felt this was one of her personal best Oscar dresses. The bodice is what caught my eye immediately and the intricate design is beautiful.  

I only needed to get a glimpse of Demi Moore in Versace Atelier, and I was smitten.  The beautiful soft nude pink tone just shimmered.  The hair should have probably been swept off the face, but overall, one of my favorites.

While this dress may not have been meant for the Oscars, I would argue that it still brings that touch of class that is necessary, and Nicole pulled it off well.   In a frock by Reem Acra, it seems to put her new brunette look on display which only goes to complement the dress. 

Vera Farmiga in Marchesa makes an immediate statement.  The color of the night seemed to be cranberry or gold, and she fits in perfectly.

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy looked breath-taking. 

Meryl Streep in a white gown by Chris March looks simply stunning. Bon Appétit!  (I couldn’t help myself.)

And I must end it with the most dapper gentleman of the night for more reasons than just his style.  A delicious (as Oprah would say)Tom Ford, wearing of course Tom Ford.

So, I’m curious to know your thoughts.  What were your hits and misses of the evening, and if you include SJP on the miss list, you won’t hurt my feelings.

Hopefully you enjoyed the entire evening and were able to get a good night’s sleep in for the week ahead.  Bonsoir!


All images courtesy of TV Guide, New York Post and The Examiner

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At March 8, 2010 at 8:18 AM , Blogger Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I'm glad you picked Jennifer Lopez, I think it's one of my favorite gowns from the show and she has the perfect figure for that Armani Prive gown. Also loved Meryl Streep, and of course Tom Ford!

Thank you for the birthday wishes--from one pisces to another!

xo Mary Jo

At March 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM , Anonymous Meredith said...

Sandra, Meryl, Maggie Gylenhaal and Kristen Stewart had some of my favorite gowns!

Mylie Cirus didn't pull her gown off so well. It was beautiful but she looked washed out an akward in it.

I thought SJPs hair was way too big.

Loved Cameron Diaz gown but wish her hair had been up.


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