About Oscar…

I know that everyone has been putting in their two cents on who was the best dressed and best tressed at the Oscars.  I always enjoy reading the red carpet reviews by Habitually Chic and Elements of Style; I tend to agree with their views the majority of the time.  Like Erin of EOS, I agree that many of the ladies looked lovely and had beautiful dresses, but most were lacking the Wow factor.  I would have enjoyed seeing the actresses in something edgier.  And, as Heather of Habitually Chic noted, many of the dresses looked better on screen than they do in photos, mainly Jessica Chastain’s Armani Privé dress, which was one of my favorites.  I really liked Anne Hathaway’s Prada dress, but not the fit.  I liked Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Couture dress, but I felt that she needed more color.  Amy Adams wore a beautifully constructed Oscar de la Renta dress, but I didn’t love it.  I thought that singers Jennifer Hudson (In Roberto Cavalli and Armani Privé) and Adele (in Jenny Packham) looked gorgeous and they certainly had the vocal performances to match.  Reese Witherspoon, Adele, and Jennifer Hudson get my vote for best hair of the night.  Naomi Watts in Armani Privé gets my best dressed of the night and Jennifer Garner’s plum Gucci dress wins my second prize.


85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
Image via Huffington Post.


Jennifer Hudson                                           Image via Hollywood Reporter.

Adele                                                       Image via Shefinds.


85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
Image via Huffington Post.


It seems that some of the best dresses were seen only at the Vanity Fair’s Oscar After Party.  Perhaps the stars felt more comfortable wearing edgier ensembles for the after party than for the ceremony?
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein.  Image via Glamour.


Amy Adams
Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta.  Image via Glamour.


2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli.  Image via Guest of a Guest.


Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei made a jumpsuit (Valentino) look good.  I normally can’t stand the sight of jumpsuits.  Image via New York Daily News.


After a couple of days of Oscar red carpet buzz, another Oscar has been garnering attention:  Oscar de la Renta for the Outnet.  Style maven Olivia Palmero models Oscar de la Renta’s special line.  Although the prices are a fraction of ODLR couture prices, they still aren’t cheap.  After less than 24 hours online, most of the items are already sold out!  I’m already looking forward to the next offering.  Here are my favorites from the current collection:
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Did you watch the Oscars?  Who gets your vote for best dressed and best tressed?  Who/what would you wear to the Oscars?  What do you think of the Oscar de la Renta for the Outnet line?

2 thoughts on “About Oscar…

  1. I agree with you about the lacking “wow” factor at the Oscars. There were many beautiful dresses, but I felt like most were quite safe and conventional. Naomi Watts took the cake for me; the cut of her dress was amazing, and the styling–including hair and make-up–was perfect.

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