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Oscar Post-Mortem

Yay for Memoirs of a Geisha winning for best costume design! Cross posted from jenlemus’s LJ: an article/slideshow on why period films always win for costume design.

But, more importantly — fashion report!

Can you guess who wins my best dressed award? Amy Adams — chocolate silk! Stripey ribbon! Red hair! Pockets!

In the “also fab” category: Reese Witherspoon (great color – loved the silver sparky bits, great cut and beautiful sweeping skirt, beautiful hair); Keira Knightley (great hair color, loved the smoky eyes and vintage 1960s Bulgari necklace, her dress was a beautiful color and fit, altho I’m not 100% about the mermaid look); Sandra Bullock (great color on her, beautiful cut & fit plus I love the full skirt, I thought the sheer layer added a nice bit of visual interest); Jessica Alba (very suitable to her); Nicole Kidman (did her usual very pale thing, but this time it worked and she looked elegant); Salma Hayek (gorgeous color, perfect fit, loved the hair); Deborah Rennard (wife of Paul Haggis, in the stunning fiery orange dress); Uma Thurman (lovely pale peach color, gorgeous makeup & hair, dress very flattering to her).

In the “nice but not thrilling” category: Rachel Weisz (beautiful hair, dress very flattering to her pregnant figure but not stunning); Jennifer Lopez (liked the dress cut & color, not sure it worked 100% on her).

In the “boring” category: Jennifer Aniston (basic black, zzzzzzzzz); Hilary Swank (ditto).

In the WTF? category: Michelle Williams (the yellow dress with the red lipstick! aaaaaaaaaa!); Charlize Theron (the bow! the bow!); Felicity Huffman (I’m sorry, I don’t want to see your bony sternum); Naomi Watts (that dress made her look weirdly lumpy, plus the deconstructed foofa bodice looked like she’d just got back from swinging in the jungle with King Kong); Helena Bonham Carter (I adore her, but… the hair! the dress! the WHITE SHOES!).

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