Don’t know why they bother with the little gold statues really?
Just give me three hours of red carpet action and I’m a happy little (fashionable) vegemite.
Which is why under the guise of actually working that I was glued to the E channel this morning … and why I won’t be staying up until the wee hours tomorrow morning to see the glitterati make heartfelt acceptance speeches.
The 2009 Academy Awards was all about glamour – but not OTT glamour – mostly refined glam. Big statment necklaces were the go and shades of white and red were the new black. One-shouldered gowns reigned supreme.
Hair was up, down, sleek and bouffed – and everything in between. And if lips weren’t red, they simply weren’t noticed.
So in lieu of any statues, here are the Styling You awards.
Best dressed: Anne Hathaway. Can this girl do no wrong in the fashion stakes? Clearly, she learned a lot on set of The Devil Wears Prada.
Best bling: Heidi Klum – those earrings, bracelets and rings probably weighed more than she did. Luckily they proved a distraction from her origami-style dress.
Best statement necklace: Amy Adams; runner up: Taraji P. Henson
Best earrings: Angelina Jolie (who not so coincidentally also wins best handbag award … just want to know where the waiting list for a Brad Pitt is?)
Best classic style: Kate Winslet. Kate was polished to perfection with an on-trend, over-the-shoulder style gown and understated accessories.
Congrats to the above style winners and thanks for the many audible gasps!
Now, I don’t like to be negative but I do have some style suggestions for others who did not quite make the fashion grade:
Whoopi Goldberg – a leopard print kaftan-style gown is best left for poolside at a five-star resort
Vanessa Hudgens – clearly excited about an event a few rungs above the school prom, Vanessa went a little overboard on the bustline embellishment. Too much competition for attention going on there.
Tilda Pinto – ok, so Tilda is known for walking her own fashion line and, yes, choosing a top that is the same colour as her skin does just that!
Jessica Biel – Oh, Jessica, I know there’s a very shapely body under that big floppy bow. Just because the tag says Prada doesn’t mean the gown’s a good choice.
Beyonce – shopping for fabric for an Oscars’ gown should not be made at an interior design store. Note to anyone else attempting this look … big, bold patterns do not make your bottom look small.