red carpet report | the oscars: diamonds and pearls, chignons and pony tails . . .

who brought it last night?  hollywood, that’s who.  er’body came to represent.  all the ladies pulled their hair up or back into a chic pony or chignon.  and embellishments were everything.  so, without further ado, here are my nominees in the category of

best dressed . . .


rosamund pike in givenchy and lorraine schwartz jewels.  hands down best dressed.  whew!  a complete save from her golden globes disaster (which we will chalk up to post partum hormone haze that we have all fallen prey to, am i right?).  this is perfection.  love the styling.  the tiny diamond drop earrings. the coral lip.  the hair.  the slim red sandal.  it all works together flawlessly.  well done.

Margot-Robbie-OScars-2015-stylebriefsthis. . .  you got me lookin’ so crazy right now, . . . so crazy in love with this.  she is gorgeous.  love the modern hair.  the red lip.  the saint laurent dress is perfection.  the hip seventies vibe is killing me in such good way.  and the necklace?  shut the front door.  made by van clef & arpels for the duchess of windsor in the ’30s????  i. am. dying.  wow.

lupita-nyong'o-2015-oscars-stylebriefsshe’s back!!!  super chic lupita has re-surfaced once again!!!  i love this so much i could eat her up.  or drink her up.  it’s coffee and cream perfection!  the creamy-pearl color just makes her skin glow. she has the perfect body for this dress.  i am not sure anyone else in the world could wear this dress to any other place in the world.  but, this custom calvin klein collection confection was the perfect dress for lupita last night.


sienna miller in oscar de la renta. . .  love.  now, giulianna ransic called her out for wearing black on the red carpet, but let’s remember she was a presenter not a nominee.  and, more importantly, she looks absolutely amazing.  her make-up and hair are spot on.  i love the velvet banding and even the small bows (i am not a huge bow person but somehow they work here).  i just felt like this dress was modern and gorgeous and ladylike and elegant.  and, that sienna looked beautiful and perfect.


dakota johnson in saint laurent.  loved it.  didn’t exactly love her in her interview with ryan seacrest, but then again, maybe she has a reason that she secretly hates him.  who knows?  but she was def. not feeling the interview.  i digress.  her look, from the pony to the clutch to the red lip were perfection.


kerry washington in miu miu.  just like baby bear’s bowl of porridge, this dress was just right.  everything about it works for kerry’s slamming bod.  only issue is that it looked like she was having serious trouble walking when she presented.  perhaps the heavy embellishment on the skirt was difficult to maneuver.  it did look great on the carpet.  love.


jenna dewayne tatum in zuhair murad.   killed. it.  girl’s got MAJOR game.  loved the dress.  loved her pony.  loved her coral lip.  did brad goreski style her?  wow.


haters gonna hate.  i know y’all all hate gwynnie.  and the big pink flower on her ralph & russo dress might not have helped with that sentiment.  but i LOVE this.  i love her hair.  i love the dress.  i love this color on her.  i love her smokey eye and her smokin’ body.  if you didn’t hate her, you might just find yourself lovin’ this.  ’cause it is actually pretty awesome.

oscars-2015-stylebriefs-jennifer-hudsonj-hud in ramona keveza (???).  she totally rocked this yellow frock.  the micro belt is perfection.  and then, emerald earrings???  OMG, i am dying.


there are but a few areas of fashion life where i literally cannot tolerate any change (not my normal mindset).  this is one of them.  i HAVE to have jennifer anniston on the red carpet with great hair, a great bod, and a simple dress.  loved this for being jen’s own brand of perfection.  don’t go changin’ to try and please me jen.  this will do just fine.

and now, my nominees for

not feeling it . . . 


pretty sure someone wore anna kendrick’s thakoon dress to the nenon leadout in 1987.  not feelin’ it.


loved marion cotillard’s hair.  wasn’t feeling her christian dior couture dress.


emma stone’s been the darling of the red carpet this season but i just can’t get on board with this elie saab dress.  i love the long sleeves but . . . that is about it.


okay.  what can i say about nicole kidman in louis vuitton?   i don’t hate this.  but, srsly, i am trying to find an element of it that i actually like.  i’ll let you know when i come up with something . . .


julianne moore in chanel couture.  the dress is a work of art, to be sure.  but, does julianne look the best she has ever looked???  i think not.  it just kind of does not work well for her skin tone.  or something.


reese witherspoon in tom ford.  let me just say that i am crazy about her hair and makeup.  i think her hair looks better than it has looked on the red carpet in a long time.  but, i liked this dressed better when she wore it in 2011 and armani privé made it.


j lo in elie saab.  this was just a little bit too much for me.  i did not love it.  and, maybe i liked it better on luciana pedraza (robert duvall’s wife).


behati prinsloo in armani privé couture.   i am just going to be honest here.  i love everything about this except her ears.  and she is such a gorgeous girl.  but really, a good friend should have stepped up to the plate on this.  you cannot depend on a husband or boyfriend for the type of honesty this sitch called for.  she needed her best friend there.  a word to the wise.

okay, i am getting the whirling “wrap it up” finger/hand signal because i think we are running long.  so here are the nominees in the category of

hated it . . .


scar-jo in versace.  stop it!  everything north of her nipples is ridiculous.


felicity jones in sarah burton for alexander mcqueen.  hated it.


kiera knightly in valentino.  hated it.


gaga in aläia.  let’s just go ahead and concede first that she f’ing KILLED IT with the sound of music medley.  the girl can sing.  amazing.  and maybe this dress is amazing.  but i can’t get past the red gloves.

now, let me hear your thoughts!



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