I know I say this after every single awards show, but I’m such an awards show geek! I started the girls’ bedtime routine a little early last night to be sure I could be sitting in front of the TV with my little notebook watching the ridiculous red carpet coverage. Yeah, I know. I need a life. But I love the parade of gowns!
Last night wasn’t the most fantastic in terms of hits and misses, but I still have some favorites:
The gorgeous green color of Viola Davis’s Vera Wang gown was stunning. I’m also a huge fan of the structured top paired with the more free-flowing pleated bottom. She looked absolutely amazing. I love that she went light with the jewelry and wore her hair short and natural. She looks so statuesque!
Kristen Wiig went with a more whimsical look. The frothy bottom of her J. Mendel gown was my favorite part. I also love the color on her, though it has been criticized a bit. Her hair has also been picked on as too casual, but I love her loose beachy waves. I think she looked fab.
Gwyneth Paltrow absolutely killed it in Tom Ford. Killed it! First of all, this mommy of two has an absolutely amazing body. To be able to wear a gown so fitted (and in white!) is no easy feat. She looks absolutely stunning. And the cape was a fantastic, unexpected addition to a look that was already fabulous. The back of her hair left a bit to be desired, but we can’t all be perfect, can we?
Ridiculous posing aside (I loved Jim Rash, co-writer of The Descendants and the Dean on Community, poking fun at her during their acceptance speech), Angelina Jolie looked stunning. The structured top and slit up the side of her Atelier Versace gown were fantastic. I wish someone would feed her some donuts, but that’s another post.
I love Michelle Williams. I just adore her. So I might be a little biased, but I thought she was gorgeous in that coral Louis Vuitton dress. From the color to the peplum and the pink clutch to the brooch, I thought she was beautiful.
Last but not least, I adored Cameron Diaz in Gucci! It really suited her beach babe aesthetic. The bottom of the gown was gorgeous and totally reminded me of water lapping the shore of the beach.
To be honest, there weren’t any gowns that I hated last night–mostly because no one really took any big risks (sorry Rooney Mara, but wearing white instead of black isn’t really a risk!).
Sandra Bullock stepped out in Marchesa, who I usually love. But I was underwhelmed. I don’t really like the belt or the way the top cuts across her body. It wasn’t horrible, but it was meh.
Then there’s Emma Stone. I love her. I thought she did an incredible job presenting and that color is perfect for her. But the over-sized bow on her Giambattista Valli Couture gown swallowed her whole!
Kate Mara could have been perfection in her Jack Guisso couture gown (which reminds me a lot of some of my favorite new Marchesa gowns), if only that droopy arm bandage was snipped off and she stood up straight.
Maya Rudolph’s hair and makeup were gorgeous and the color of her Johanna Johnson gown was perfect for her. But I thought the shoulder and waist detail combined with the cuff was a bit much. I’d keep the shoulder detail, ditch the cuff, and embellish the waist with something less glitzy.
Do you agree with my roundup or do you think I got something totally wrong?