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Monday, February 28, 2011

And the Oscar for Best Dressed Goes To...

The adorable Colin Firth & Anne Hathaway
Hello Film & Fashion Lovers,

I was so excited for the Academy Awards last night!  Which films/actors would take home an Oscar?  I'm so glad The King's Speech won for Best Picture!  How would the hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco do?  It was a pretty Anne-dominated-but-otherwise-basic presentation, but I did like their opening sequence and loved the music video mash-up...so funny.  I also liked the King's Speech voice-over lead-up to the Best Picture winner, even if it was a little bit strangely prophetic ;)  But the most important question, for me anyway, was who would wear who?! 

Let's start with Anne Hathaway, who wore a total of eight outfits during the night.  
Here are my pics for her best looks:

Anne Hathaway...in a Lanvin tux & amazing Brian Atwood heels

...in Givenchy Haute Couture

...in Atelier Versace

My absolute favourite dress of the night was the sweet Marchesa number the young Oscar Nominee Hailee Steinfeld wore.  She is just adorable!  It's so perfect for her and her age - sweet but sophisticated.  I love the sparkly sheer top of the bodice.  Her headband is a lovely touch and her shoes are to die for!!

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa & Salvatore Ferragamo shoes

 There were a few other nude- and blush-tone gowns besides Hailee's last night, but the only other one I really liked was the Chanel dress Michelle Williams wore.  Very simple but elegant.

Michelle Williams in Chanel Haute Couture

Now, I know some of you are going to have an issue with this next one, but if anyone could wear it, 
the eternal risk-taker Cate Blanchett could...

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture 

In addition to Cate's lilac-hued gown, there were a few other dresses in the purple family last night.  My favs were Mila Kunis' lavender Elie Saab gown and Natalie Portman's magenta Rodarte dress:

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Couture 
Oscar Winner Natalie Portman in Rodarte

Another favourite dress of mine was Annette Bening's Naeem Khan gown - so different, but so right.  She looked gorgeous and I loved the green earrings.

Annette Bening in Naeem Khan

Matthew McConaughy's gorgeous Brazilian bombshell girlfriend, Camila Alves, looked STUNNING in her black Kaufmanfranco gown.  I also loved her hairstyle and accessories.

Camila Alves in Kaufmanfranco

Another lovely Latina, Penelope Cruz, looked effortlessly elegant in a fiery L'Wren Scott number:

Penelope Cruz in L'Wren Scott 

Red was, in fact, a hot color at this year's Academy Awards.  But my favourite red dress was the D&G gown Selena Gomez wore to the Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty (try to ignore Justin Bieber if you can...there weren't any solo pics of her).  Simply gorgeous.

Selena Gomez in Dolce & Gabbana

See you at the movies!




  1. I loved some of the dresses here, but Halle Berry was probably one of my faves! Lovely blog, now following :)

    Check mine out too and follow back if you like?

    xx take care


  2. anne hathaway is such a beautiful person :)

    xx, tany and nati <33

  3. Always love Anne Hathaway in red, and I have to accept selena gomez looks great too. Thanks for your beautiful comment in my blog :) Im now following you! xo

  4. Mila Kunis looked gorgeous!xx


  5. Great post! loved seeing everyone's oscar attire--until saw Beiber, uggggh! Why Selena, why??

    xx raez

  6. Thanks for all the love ladies :)

    Exactly Raez! LOL

    Corinne xo

  7. lovely blog! i love all the celebrity features. eye candy for fashion! enjoyed browsing. :) new fan from usa. following now and hope to visit again. :) maybe you'll have time to visit my blog--i'd be honored. :)
    cheers and have a nice day!


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