As always, the Oscar festivities did not disappoint. This year I even had the pleasure of spending some time with the Chicago Blogger Network at Nellcôte before settling in to watch the show. It was my first orange carpet experience (more on that to come...) and I hope it won't be my last!
Now, let's get down to business. Admittedly, I haven't studied the red carpet looks as closely as I'd like. I have a date with my DVR and the Fashion Police tonight. But a few looks jumped off the screen while I was mixing and mingling last night and I just HAD single them out.
Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani was divine. Obviously, the neckline is everything. It's so modern and sexy and unexpected. She was undoubtedly one of my favorites of the night.
Jane Fonda in her glam Versace made me want to scrounge up one of her old exercise videos and put it to work. Clearly this lady has done some things right! To quote my brilliant friend Reen, "She looks so great at 50... oh, wait, she's 70!"
Samantha Barks was stunning in Valentino and stunning on stage during the Les Mis cast performance. It was so nice to have someone up there who was singing and not screaming. (Can someone please tell me why they were all screaming?) Barks is a talent and a beauty and she almost makes me think I could sit through Les Mis. But I think instead I'll just look at pretty pictures of her in this fabulous Valentino gown.
Oh, Amy Adams, you are a stunner. I wasn't sure about this over-the-top Oscar de la Renta gown until I saw this picture. She and that dress are irresistibly lovely. The muted color, the fitted bust, the abundance of frill and froth and that smile... I can't believe I doubted her for a second.
Stacy Keibler's Naeem Khan masterpiece was even more fetching than her arm candy. Even with that beard Clooney looks good.
The delicate bead work on Sandra Bullock's Elie Saab was exquisite. And a girl can never go wrong with Harry Winston. Side note, you gotta love a woman who can pull off this look.
Admittedly, Jessica Chastain was one of the ladies that I was most excited to see. I've been less than impressed with her red carpet selections this season and I was hopeful she'd change my mind last night. This Giorgio Armani did not disappoint. She glows! Why couldn't that tie have happened in the best actress category?
My favorite gown of the night seems to be a popular selection. Jennifer Lawrence looked every bit Hollywood royalty in her Dior Haute Couture. I'm a sucker for ballet pink and Miss Lawrence made it sing. I'm head over heels for her (barely visible in this picture) delicate necklace and her makeup and hair were impeccable. She definitely had a red carpet moment.
But tell me, who did I miss?
Who should I keep my eye out for when I re-watch the red carpet coverage?