Awards shows are essentially my favorite TV events of the year. Yes, the shows can be boring and long.. but I love seeing the stars in their gowns and even more I love critiquing them. Am I an expert? Absolutely not. But I know what I like and what I don't. Since my dream job of being on Fashion Police isn't happening anytime soon.. you get my commentary here on the blog instead. Enjoy!
PS. This is everything.
Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab
To be completely honest, I'm not really a fan of Angeline Jolie. Team Aniston all the way! However, she knows to to work a red carpet and this dress is beautiful. I love that it's sheer, but it has sleeves which really makes it age appropriate. I also love the shimmer. Shimmer or glitter on the red carpet can go tacky in a hurry, and it doesn't do that at all here.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture
JLaw can really do no wrong in my eyes, and this is no exception. She is rocking that short hair like nobodies business and while I do think it ages here quite a bit, I think she carries it well. I love how fitted and sleek the dress is, and it's a gorgeous reddish orange hue that stands out. The peplum adds just the perfect amount of flair so it's not just a plain column gown. Also, it's really not fair that she doesn't suffer from strapless dress armpit skin that the rest of the population does.
BONUS: She looked just as amaze (and youthful!) in Tom Ford at the Vanity Fair Oscar party!
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen
Sandy is perfection and never fails to be both timeless and gorgeous. Her hair is shiny and the navy works so well with her dark hue! I die for the sweetheart neckline and the delicate detailing, it's a very classic dress. Everything is working for me, although I would have loved a necklace because it feels like it's missing.
Chrissy Teigen in Monique Lhullier
MY QUEEN. My favorite part about this is how girly and voluminous this gown is. Normally you see Chrissy in a lot of fitted and sparkle because it works for her, but I love that she looks just as good in a different silhouette. It's hard to pull off a pattern on the red carpet, and I think she nailed it.
BONUS: She went back to basics in a fitted black dress at the Vanity Fair Oscar party!
Julia Roberts in Givenchy
I can't get over how much better this dress is than her Golden Globes tragedy! Lace can be tricky, because it can be sexy but it can also go old very fast. I think this works so well for her and is flattering and gorgeous. There is a weird fit at the bust, but I can ignore it because I love how delicate and pretty she looks. Also love the simple up-do for her hair!
Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
This stunningly beautiful blond goddess wins my top honors from last night. She is completely flawless from head to toe. I'm pretty sure I gasped when I saw the look for the first time. It's that good! She's got the perfect old Hollywood glamour thing going on and it's working perfectly. That cape is everything.
BONUS: She killed it again in Zuhair Murad at the Vanity Fair Oscar party! I love everything about the second look as well.
Jessica Biel in Chanel
I'm probably going to burn in fashion hell for saying this, but this dress looks cheap. There, I said it. I insulted Chanel and I'm sorry. That's the problem with shimmer and glitter because this one falls on the bad side. The dress itself is also just kind of boring and blah. I just know she can do so much better than this! Also, the hair is boring me. She needs JT on her arm, just saying.
Charlize Theron in Dior Couture
Don't throw rocks at me! I know most of you loved this, but I'm just not a fan. I think the illusion that it's strapless looks weird and in most pictures she looked lumpy because the fit was off. Oh, and that choker screams 90's to me in a bad way. Again, we know she can do so much better so it's a disappointment!
Sally Hawkins in Valentino
Oh honey, embellishment should never cover an entire dress and it definitely shouldn't be long sleeved. She's a petite girl and this dress just dwarfs her. The styling is terrible too. Hair is down, close toed shoes.. it all looks heavy and uncomfortable. Better luck next time!
Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel
I'm really sad to do this, because I love Anna so much. This just isn't working. I love what's going on above the waist, and the back was also beautiful. The problem lies in the odd red band at the middle, and the awkward slit at the leg. I think this dress is too old and goth for her!
BONUS: She did comeback and slay in Versace at the Vanity Fair Oscar party!
Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward
I'm just going to be honest, Giuliana loves her a pageant dress and pageant dresses do not belong on the red carpet. The color is also very blah and drab. She would look stunning in something simple, long sleeved, and jewel toned! Also, did we notice that she's no longer allowed to interview celebrities? They stick her on a panel where she talks about the dresses from afar. So strange!
Kerry Washington in Jason Wu
I don't want to hate on the gorgeous pregnant woman, but I wore this dress in college. It was a bed sheet that I used to make a toga for a date party. It's so much more flattering when pregnant women just go for it and wear something form fitting that shows off the bump. This looks frumpy!
This would be Bradley Cooper's girlfriend. She looks pretty in the 20th nude, embellished dress of the night. Speaking of 20th, she's 22 and he's 39. Stop it. Also, fix the bangs girl.
The gorgeous founder of Marchesa. Not loving this feather mess at all!
Can I just say I am devastated that Marchesa has lost their top spot on the red carpet? I don't know what happened but nobody is wearing them anymore.
PHEW. That was a lot. Now it's your turn, tell me who you loved and hated from last night's show!