Monday, 27 February 2012

Oscars 2012: Red Carpet Round-Up

Good evening peeps :-)

I hope you've all had a lovely day! Now I'm sure many of you are already aware of the winners at last night's Academy Awards (if you're not - The Artist swept the board!) but who won in the all-important fashion stakes? Here's my fashion faves and fails from the prestigious event...

Fashion faves

Angelina Jolie
Ms. Jolie looks like an absolute bombshell in this Atelier Versace gown! The actress, who was there to present the award for Best Adapted Screenplay to the screenwriters of The Descendants and to support her Oscar nominated husband Brad, was rumoured to be wearing $2.5 million worth of Neil Lane jewels. I love her milky complexion teamed with those statement red lips!

Emma Stone
Emma, whose film The Help was nominated for Best Picture, looks absolutely stunning! I love how she's kept her hair in a neat up do, to draw attention to the ruffled bow detail of her red Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. She's teamed it with a bewelled gold Louis Vuitton clutch which compliments it perfectly.

Kristen Wiig
Who knew she was a brunette! I believe the actress, who co-wrote Bridesmaids (nominated for Best Original Screenplay!) has made a daring fashion choice here. Nude gowns can often look bland and uninteresting on the red carpet, but she's made this J. Mendel dress stand out from the crowd when teamed with her glossy brown locks and statement black nails.
Judy Greer
The Descendants actress certainly stands out in her Monique Lhuillier optical illusion dress, teamed with a metallic Judith Leiber clutch. I love how she's taken a fashion risk on the red carpet, where strapless dresses are standard attire! Good on you girl...

Jennifer Lopez
OMG! J-Lo looks smokin' hot in this silver striped Zuhair Murad gown. Not afraid to show both her cleavage and bare shoulders, she looks a million dollars. The American Idol judge presented the award for Best Costume Design and Make-up, along with the gorgeous Cameron Diaz. Ms Lopez later wowed at the Vanity Fair after party as well! (see below)

Fashion fails

Penelope Cruz
Personally I find the lavender shade of this Giorgio Armani gown really unflattering on the Spanish born actress. It leaves her looking rather drained of colour, and think she should stick to vivid olive green and blood red gowns instead. I also think the shape of the neck is very old fashioned, I remember wearing tops like that in the 90's!

Stacy Keibler
Ms. Keibler, who was there to support her partner George (Clooney!) has made a fashion fail in this gold lame Marchesa dress. It just looks like a very awkward and unflattering shape dress, with the rose detail very odd looking and the gold shade looking like something you'd find in a box of Quality Street, not the Oscars red carpet. Sorry Stacy...

Missi Pyle
This was the first dress I knew I really did not like! I just think the turquoise colour and diamante detail of this Valentino Delfino dress makes it look very cheap. Luckily she doesn't have to dwell on her fashion fail, as her film The Artist scooped the Best Picture award! Yay!

Shailene Woodley
I had to look at this dress from the head down, as The Descendants actress Shaleine is so beautiful she could make any outfit look good! BUT I had to be honest - this Valentino dress is super unflattering and makes her look much older than she is! I'd like to see her in something more youthful next time.

Rose Byrne
The Bridesmaids actress should've known better. Her black sequin one shoulder Vivienne Westwood dress just looks out of place on the Oscars red carpet. Not even the Chanel Fine jewellery could jazz it up...

... and the best of the after parties!
Clockwise from top left: Cameron Diaz, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum and Kate Hudson

Some of the best outfits of the Oscars were to be found at the after parties! Heidi Klum looked stunning in canary yellow at Elton John's charity after party, where she mingled with Kim and a pregnant (and glowing!) Kourtney Kardashian. Meanwhile, across town at the Vanity Fair after party, J-Lo was stunning onlookers with another bust bearing, bodycon gown, Cameron Diaz was wowing photographers with her vivid orange Victoria Beckham dress and Kate Hudson was showing off her post-baby body in a gorgeous red ruffle gown. I know where I'd rather be!

Who were your Oscar fashion faves and fails? Let me know!




Nb. All images courtesy of Mail Online and People.


  1. really not a fan of Penelope Cruz's princess dress... Or Missi Pyle for that matter. But love love love Emma Stone x

  2. angelina jolie is one gorgeous woman, and she sure knows how to flaunt it! ;) i agree with what you said about shailene woodley! she's a really pretty girl, but her dress isn't really the best choice for her. :/

    p.s. thanks for including some of the after party pics!

    <3, Mimi

  3. @Kerry Lol no me neither! Well I have a pair of turquoise jeans, but I'm struggling to find anything to go with them!

    @April-Lily I agree! & Emma Stone is stunninggg!

    @Mimi Aww you're welcome hun! :-) yeah I know Angie is a minx!