Is it us, or were these Oscars red carpet looks rather good overall this year? Old Hollywood glamor, vibrant colors and chic whites (some with beading) led the trends as leading ladies like Penelope Cruz, Mila Jovovich, Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams and Octavia Spencer dressed to impress.
The current fashion collections are also good as a rule, so it must be part of the global mindset; we are not complaining on that front. It should be noted, though, that the way a gown looks in person versus in print is really night and day. So, we won’t be too harsh.
But of course, there were a few odes to narcissism in its purest and most obnoxious form – Jennifer Lopez, with Cameron Diaz trailing behind. These two are bombshells, it goes without saying, but Ms. Lopez needs a chill pill… she’s trying way too hard and it shows. You’re not 16 anymore!
In a town, and an industry for that matter, where size 4 is considered off the chart, it’s nice to see larger framed actresses look wonderful for the red carpet and their body-type. These two gals really show how it’s done.
Overall, the line-up was a classy affair that will influence two big fashion arenas shortly –prom and bridal. Trust us, it’s a built-in industry cycle. So expect some 1930’s and 195’0s style gowns with loads of embroideries and lovely colors.
Most actresses knew that color photographs better than black, so it wasn’t a big surprise that so few decided to sport black. Angelina Jolie defied this rule and looked like a million bucks as usual. She’s a smart dresser and knows how to manipulate the scale in her favor.
What ladies should remember is the cardinal rule for strapless gown: the necklace! Yes, to visually balance the bare neck, shoulder and upper-chest, the right necklace or pendant makes a whole world of difference.
But, as a rule, the Oscars 2012 red carpet looked wonderful. Congratulations to all for making this year so special.