Oscars 2013: Red Carpet Winners!

What a fantastic spectacle! This year’s Academy Awards did not disappoint… not the show, and certainly not the show’s participants (who knew Charlize Theron was so light on her feet?).  I hope to see more of that kind of show in the Academy’s future.

These are some of my Red Carpet favorites:

 Oh, how I’ve missed Charlize Theron! She looked absolutely regal. I LOVE her hair short, and her makeup was just perfect. I didn’t even mind that pemplum (which normally would annoy me). I think her height really makes it work. She looked absolutely gorgeous.

 UTTERLY.FABULOUS. I LOVED everything about Jessica Chastain’s ensemble… top to bottom. She was polished perfection, and that shade of warm gold was the perfect choice to set off her copper locks. She can wear a red lip like no other… she looked amazing.

I wasn’t sure that I was going to love this dress until I saw it in motion. Jennifer Anniston managed to look red-carpet ready and ready for the beach all at once. Despite the strict construction of this dress… she moved in it like she was wearing the most comfortable sweats… she looked at ease and very comfortable in her own skin. And really, confidence is the sexiest thing that any woman can wear.

Halle! You got the memo! Thank you for switching it up! And this dress … designed by Donatella Versace… can only be worn on a body that has NOTHING to hide. She wore that dress like it was the most comfortable thing on earth. Anyone else would have been struggling to suck it in and stand tall and look comfortable all at once. Not Halle. And her hair and makeup were the perfect complement… just enough without overwhelming that powerful pattern. She looked absolutely perfect.

That’s it! Those are my red carpet picks for Oscars 2013! Now I’m dragging my exhausted behind to bed… Ciao for now!

Golden Globe Gorgeous: Red Carpet Faves

The Golden Globe Awards are now underway…

The carpet did not disappoint. Some people tried something new (I’m not really sure what Marion Cotillard was thinking, and Nicole Kidman… just NO), and some stuck to what they know (Halle… really?)…

Still, there were some standouts this year. Here are the ensembles that caught me eye:

Jennifer Lopez rarely disappoints. Every now and then, she steps away from what she knows works for her, and the results have not always been good. But tonight, she was on point. The ‘wedding style’ dress ended up looking less matrimonial than it might have on someone else. The hair and makeup were perfectly JLo, and the purse just brought it all together. Love it. Now… how much do you want to bet that someone will have this designed for their wedding? Watch…
Stacy Keibler kept it simple (when your accessory is George Clooney, you can afford to keep it simple) in a strapless number that worked, even with the horizontal stripes. She looked easygoing and effortless, and really drove home the point that you look best when you don’t look like you’re trying too hard.
I was initially on the fence about this look. Kerry Washington has been wearing a lot of ‘shifts’ lately to accommodate her very tiny frame. Tonight, she opted for a shimmery version of what is in reality a very boring cut. And the hair is not helping her cause. I felt like it almost took away from the details on the dress. But in the end, the whole thing kind of worked with the sparkling embellishment and sheer bottom. The more I looked at it, the more I liked it. And then when Kerry took the stage and I saw it in motion, I liked it even more.
I kind of thought that I wasn’t going to like this look on Julianna Margulies, but it actually comes together very nicely. She got the memo on pulling the hair back, so that the dress really shines. She looks effortless, even with that embellishment on the dress. And I really like her makeup for this look. Overall, it’s dressy but not overdone. It works.
Halle Berry is in this post… not because she’s among the best… but because I really want her to get a new look. This cut was fabulous the first time, and even the second… and the third. But now… it’s kind of played. You’re a gorgeous woman, and we can’t remember a fashion miss in in recent history. You’re typically on the mark… except when it comes to this freakin’ dress. We know you love Elie Saab (I’m assuming this is also Elie Saab), we know you love this cut. I’m not sure what’s going on with the hip hanging out and that god-awful print… but Halle, it’s time to try something different. 
That’s it! Those are my picks from the Golden Globes Red Carpet. Ciao for now!