Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oscar rundown 2012: PART 1

My dear readers, it is our favorite time of year: OSCAR FASHION TIME! We have a lot to cover, so let's dive right in, shall we?


Stacy Keibler!

Normally, I would not be so ecstatic about a gigantic gold rose/open sore on the hip of a dress, but she just looked perfect. The dress fits her like a dream, her hair is beautiful and soft, and the color looks amazing on her. I think Ms. Keibler is not going to be hitting these red carpets for long (ole George tends to ditch his beards in the summer), but she has come a long way.

Gwyneth Paltrow!

I'm going to be straight up with you here: I love this. I love the dress, I love the cape, I love the cuff. I think she looks polished and put together. The length is perfect and it's a dazzling ensemble. (PS, I love capes. There was no way I was going to ding this.)


She looked a million times better than half of the people she interviewed. That is what we, in the business, call BOOYAH.

Emma Stone!

Is it basically the same dress Nicole Kidman wore in 2007? YES. Is the bow bigger than her head? YES. Does it look awesome on her anyway? YES. Is she straight up adorable? YES. Did I get in a fight with my mom and my sister during the telecast because they said they don't like Emma Stone? YES. Have my mom and sister seen Easy A? NO. OBVIOUSLY.

Leslie Mann!

This is the best Ms. Mann has EVER looked. I love this, though I think she would benefit from a necklace. The color is absolutely perfect.

Tina Fey!

SHE DID IT! Perfect makeup, a great dress, pretty hair! Well done, Tina. I am soooo proud of you! I saw a bunch of peplums on the red carpet this year, but I think she did it best.

Louise Roe!

I don't really know who she is, but I gleaned from the ABC red carpet that she is a British person who interviews celebrities. This dress is so cool and completely unique. It's sort of chic and business and pretty and feminine and ... how did she do all of that at once?

Ellie Kemper!

I went back and forth on this one, but the truth is I love this dress. The truth is also that she seriously needs to reconsider the length of her bangs. I would have loved to see a necklace with this - nothing big, just a delicate gold chain or similar- but I cannot argue with the fit and color of the dress.

Sirius Black and Ladyfriend Person!

I think we can all agree that Gary Oldman is a stone cold fox. HE looks spectacular. SHE looks like a walking invitation to explore her chamber of secrets.

Milla Jovovich!

And that, my dear readers, is how you say "I've still got it" in supermodel speak. Her hem is pooling slightly but I think she really knocked it out of the park with this look.

Judy Greer!

This is the best she has ever looked, scalp-down. I wish her hair was...done, but other than that, DAMN GIRL.

Octavia Spencer!

Gorgeous. The dress fits her like a dream. If I was the stylist, I would have pushed her to consider losing the sleeves and changing to a boat neckline, but that would just be cherries on top of the cheesecake. She looks amazing.

Natalie Portman!

LOVE. Love love love love love. Polka dots, classic, simple.... and a big honkin' strand of ice around her neck. LOVE.

Giuliana Rancic!

Okay, sure. She's a walking bobblehead. BUT. This dress is amazing and looked fantastic on camera. Someone knows what they are doing.

Angelina Jolie!

My best guess is she made some sort of bet with Brad to stick her leg out all night or something like that. I kind of love her for it. This dress is dramatic and completely appropriate for a star of her caliber. I'm so glad she stopped wearing those sad disco dresses.

Jessica Chastain!

FINALLY! Yes. This. Thank you, Jessica. You look fantastic, the dress is a wonder and you no longer look 15 years older than you are. I'm so glad you read WTS.

Penelope Cruz!

Best dressed of the night, hands down. Pen Cruz took this look pretty much directly from Grace Kelly and I have to say BRAVA because she looks spectacular. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. This is what red carpet perfection looks like.

Stay tuned for more ... we still have the Meh and the Bad!


  1. Angie looks fab, but in that photo, she's doing a Mary Katherine Gallagher lunge.

  2. That bow is straight crazy; I didn't like it then & I don't like it now!

  3. I watched with an Emma Stone hater too! So hard!