The Oscars 2013

The creme de la creme of award season! Oscar Sunday is my absolute favourite and I look forward to it for months. We had a family dinner planned for last night which deemed me unable to watch the red carpet live! But you better believe I was on my phone the whole drive out to North Van getting all the tweets and photo updates. Thank God for technology.

I don’t think anyone could miss one of the biggest trends we saw on the red carpet last night: neutrals. Almost all my favourite dresses of the night were in a pale blush, nude, even white. Now some people are saying there was a trend in shimmery, sparkly dresses but it’s the Academy Awards (ahem, sorry, The Oscars) there is always a few glitzy dresses. Regardless, loved the ones I saw this year too. Now without further ado, my best and worst dressed list for the Oscars 2013.

Best

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

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Can I just be friends with her already??!! When you’re this cool, who cares if you take a dive with millions of people watching? I think it only adds to her cool-girl status. But the dress; I died and went to heaven when I saw her in this dress. People were tweeting a sneak peak photo of her getting ready at home, I could not wait till I got a full look at it. So beautiful, and glamourous for an award show that is just that. My favourite of the night.

Jessica Chastain in Armani

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This is Oscar glam at it’s finest. That colour can go wrong on so many people but with her hair, it worked out perfectly. Dress, hair, and makeup all came together flawlessly.

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture 

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If I cut all my hair off, would I look like that too? Charlize is the epitome of drop dead gorgeous. White – when pulled off well, makes   a dramatic statement against that red carpet. The lines of this dress are so clean and complimenting. I love that she keeps it simple with diamond studs and cuff bracelets. Total winner.

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive 

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This dress could’ve been very safe and simple. With the cutout, it gives that extra edge that takes it from pretty, to wow. Naomi is so elegant and really looks so in this dress.

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

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Wearing Oscar for the Oscars. How many times has that joke ever been made? I had a hard time picking between Amy and Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen for the last spot on my best dressed list. While I generally opt for a straight, sleek dress over a ball gown, I took Amy by a hair. The detailing on this is just the right amount and the style looks wonderful on her. She always does well in my books.

Worst

Jennifer Aniston in Valentino

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Here she is yet again. Jen – you’re at the Oscars, don’t be afraid of an up-do, or any other hairstyle for that matter. She kind of puts the “Valentino Red” to shame. Another disappointment for me, from her.

Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra Haute Couture

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 I think Kristen generally lives on the worst dressed lists. The dress itself is lovely but she just doesn’t pull it off. The colour completely washes her out, and from what I saw, there was no rain this year so there is no excuse for the bad hair. If you saw her walking across the stage to present an award, that was the nail in her worst dressed coffin.

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille

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Wait, what’s going on here? The ruffled neckline, a bow, and belt, the two toned hemline, this is all just way too much. Pick one detail and stick to it. The fit of the dress does compliment her figure very well though, and her hair and make up is pretty. Just a shame the dress is so all over the place.

Kelly Rowland in Donna Karan Atelier

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It is time to retire the Jolie leg – so 2012! This just doesn’t sit with me right, kind of like the neckline of her dress. It’s reminiscent of the way I felt about Halle Barry’s bust in the dress she wore at the Golden Globes this year. It had potential but didn’t hit the mark.

Melissa McCarthy in David Meister

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I hate this colour and fabric. It looks like someones high school gym uniform was de-constructed then draped over her and pinned together with a broach. Melissa needs to take queues from Octavia Spencer and maybe ring up Tadashi Shoji for her next red carpet moment.

Award season is now coming to an end, and I’ve so enjoyed reviewing them. Now I’m going to go watch all the films these people are talking about!

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