Thursday, March 15, 2012

#5 Academy Awards Fashion! (Better late than never)

      I know the Academy Awards were a few weeks ago, but it's not too late to blog about them! The Emmy's, SAG awards, Golden Globes- yes, I watch them all. Awards season, to me, is probably my favorite time of the year. Obviously, though, The Academy Awards takes the cake every year! I am one of those freaks who sees all the movies nominated and judges each actor/actresses performance in each film. It's one of my quirks! (: However, the fashion is my favorite part! (of course) This year's red carpet really had some WOW! moments- which I absolutely adored.
                   Mila Jovovich                  Octavia Spencer             Gwyneth Paltrow            Shailene Woodley               Rooney Mara
             Elie Saab          Tadashi Shoji      Tom Ford         Valentino         Givenchy

White, White, White! The past few award seasons we have been seeing a lot of color on the red carpet. I was thrilled to see many celebrities strayed from that and took risks with white gowns. I think it gives the fashion a whole new level of class- the crisp look is like a breath of fresh air and makes everyone else have to step up their game! This was definitely the biggest trend on the carpet.

Now, because of my clear obsession with award shows, I must share with you some of my favorites!
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Ahhhhh! I couldn't even contain my excitement when I saw this dress coming down the carpet. Like seriously, could it be anymore perfect? I can guarantee you that we are going to be seeing a lot more black & gold detail in the coming seasons. I'm not complaining, either. I absolutely love this trend; I think the two colors compliment each other very well. Oh, and who doesn't love a natural red head? Perfection.

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Okay, Okay- I know what you're thinking; Many of you are SO over her. I'm sorry though, but she is Angelina Jolie and she can do no wrong. Although this look is a lot more understated than her dress for the Golden Globes, she still looks as fabulous as ever. And if I had legs, tattoos, and a husband like that- I would show them to the world too! I mean, can you see this look of sheer happiness?

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Did I even have to say this? I'm pretty sure it could have already been inferred. Any woman who can pull of a cape on the red carpet is the epitome of sophistication, elegance, risk taking- everything you LOVE to see. I was absolutely amazed when I saw this, along with the rest of the world. For sure, this is a look that will go down in red carpet history.


                          Oscars 2012                                               Oscars 2007
Emma stone in Giambattista Valli
I was very excited to see Emma Stone at the Academy Awards- curious of what she was going to wear. She has really been at the top of the best-dressed lists lately, with her colorful and youthful wardrobe. However, the first thing I thought of when I saw her Giambattista Valli gown was Nicole Kidman's Balenciaga gown from 2007. Like I said, I am an awards show freak but I'm not the only one who noticed! Maybe some of you don't think this is a big deal but if you're going to The Academy Awards and you are a young, hot actress who is known for her fashion sense- you better do your research! Yes, there are differences. It is still too similar, though. Both gowns are absolutely beautiful- but this repeat look is just not okay!

Roony Mara in Givenchy Couture
I know this has been controversial among many fashion critics but you have to give Rooney some credit! She rarely ventures away from the color black, probably because she is so used to playing the role as Lisbeth Sanders in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (which I recommend you ALL see because it is amazing!) I, for one, love everything about Rooney Mara and I am sure as she adjusts to her fame she'll take a few more risks in the fashion world. She stays true to herself, though- and you have to love an actress who can do that! It's not the best she has ever looked, but Givenchy's couture collection was absolutely exquisite and there is no way she could have picked a wrong gown. I'm always excited to see what she's going to wear next and now that she broke the cycle of all black- I am even more excited!

So what are your thoughts? Please tell me I am not the only Awards show freak out there...

1 comment:

  1. I really liked your post! The actual award show can get so repetitive and boring but I could watch the red carpet forever, ha! I agree with all your best dressed choices and definitely agree with you that there was a huge surge of white hitting the carpet that night! Don't worry, you're not the only award show freak out there! :)