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Oscars 2019!

The best dressed was Julia Roberts!


She just sucks the air out of the room here.  What a jaw-dropping entrance.   (Technically she wasn’t on the Red Carpet, but hands-down added halo to the evening.)   The only persons who looked better went straight to the Vanity Fair after-party.

Here, Julia has overdone nothing.   And its not just the fuchsia… she’s radiant inside-out.   Brilliant, just brilliant!

Also looking very good were:

Brie Larson:

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Brie Larson
91st Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019

Beauty in simplicity!   The depth/height of the collar is a bit off, but she carries this really well.   And not a tattoo in sight…   Marvellous!

Molly Sims:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Molly Sims and Scott Stuber attend the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Blimey, she looks good!   Lipstick almost matching nails… check!   But it’s the earrings… she nails it with the earrings!!

Jennifer Hudson:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Jennifer Hudson attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Wonderful!   A modest necklace and a gold bracelet on her left wrist would have been the icing on this Flamenco-inspired cake!

Emilia Clarke:

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Emilia Clarke
91st Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019

Elegant, but she could have done more, for example with her hair.   (Don’t style hair for the Oscars, as you would going to the shower.)

Maria Menounous:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Maria Menounos attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Wonderful!   More Summery than Oscar-Red-Carpet, but hey… she had brain surgery last year.   Well done.

Oh what could have been:

Liliana Vasquez:

The dress stars fairly well but is let down by the supporting cast of her hair and nails.   Love the slit that seems to slither upwards into a cutout that’s symmetric to the slanted cut at her cleavage.   The outfit conjures joy in anticipation of its potential, yet bittersweet sadness in its failure to be realized.

OSCARS 2018!

And the winners were:

A tie:


Lupita Nyongo
Exquisite.   Her makeup is not overdone and that quasi-tiara is a delicate touch.    She needed the right earrings and possibly necklace to stand alone on the winner’s podium.

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Lupita Nyong’o

and

Nancy O’Dell
Nancy is working this outfit very well and brings it up a notch.    The highlight stripe is a wonderful tapestry of beads and stones.    As it meanders to the top, it accentuates her curves well.

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Nancy O’Dell arrives at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Next:

Helen Mirren
Pure class…    absolutely nailed it.

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Helen Mirren
90th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 04 Mar 2018

Christine Lahti
A golden brooch would have been the icing on the cake.   However, everything else is superb.

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Christine Lahti
90th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 04 Mar 2018

Ashley Judd
Perfectly accessorized.

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Ashley Judd
90th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 04 Mar 2018

Vanessa Bryant
Wow, maybe she should do more red carpets.

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Honourable Mentions:

Jennifer Lawrence
Solid, but no real standout here to take her to the upper echelons.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Eiza Gonzalez
Herculean (or Amazonian) task here to pull this off with this shade of yellow at an event of the Oscars’ tone.    For starters, the dress should have been shorter.    Nonetheless, it’s well made and fits well.

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Eiza Gonzalez

Camila Alves
Effortlessly elegant.    The necklace is the stealth champion in this outfit.

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Eliane Cavalliero
… intricate sequins and lace.

Danny Glover, left, and Eliane Cavalleiro arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock

Oscars 2017!

Best Dressed:

Taraji P. Henson

Gorgeous Dress- Check! Shoes- Check! Clutch Purse- Check! And that necklace- A resounding Check!!!

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor Taraji P. Henson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Chrissy Teigen:

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Chrissy Teigen

Alicia Vikander:
Sheer elegance.

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David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

Robin Roberts:
Fantastic!

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Television anchor Robin Roberts attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Halle Berry:
This is a lovely unique dress. Her hair complements the base. It works.

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Halle Berry
89th Annual Academy Awards

Viola Davis:
Radiant. Though it would have been better if both her bracelet and purse were the same colour.

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Brie Larson:
Good… could have added some accessories though.

Honourable Mentions:

Karlie Kloss:

It may have been better if her dress was shorter so that her shoes were visible. There is just a lot of plainness going on that the choker necklace doesn’t disrupt.

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Priyanka Chopra:
Oh… what could have been… The bracelets are wrong, and the top is too bare. However it is a lovely dress.

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Luciana Barruso:

This lady:

Busy Philipps:
Risky… but OK.

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Oscars 2016!

Best Dressed:

Jennifer Garner, in Atelier Versace:
Jennifer Garner in Versace
My, she does carry it well. Her presence helps her clinch the top spot.

Margot Robbie, in Tom Ford:
Margot Robbie
The dress is fantastic. The purse is more distraction than complement however.

Charlize Theron, in Dior Couture:
Charlize Theron in Dior
Regal. She is just at another level here.

Zuri Hall:
Zuri Hall
Stylishly sexy. She just nails it.

Tina Fey, in Custom Versace:
Tina Fey
Elegant simplicity. Wish she had let her hair down.

Maria Menounos, in Christian Siriano:
Maria Menounos in Cristian Siriano
Absolutely sensuous.

Naomi Watts, in Armani Privé:
Naomi Watts in Armani Privé
Unique and beautiful. She took a risk here and it paid off. However the necklace doesn’t go as well as it should with this dress.

Honorable Mentions:

Sofia Vegara, in Marchesa:
Sofia Vegara in Marchesa
Solid, though a bit safe. As presented though, overall, it’s screaming for accessories.

Rachel McAdams, in August Getty Atelier:
Rachel McAdams
The slit brings it, and though it’s a bit demure at the top, that’s just a decoy… the back ratchets up the sexiness for an overall well-balanced look.

Rachel McAdams - Back

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Oscars 2014!

The Winners (outfits) were:

Sandra Bullock:

Exquisite!
Exquisite!

 

Kate Hudson:

Lovely
Lovely

 

Olga Kurylenko:

Pleasantly differentiated!
Pleasantly differentiated!

 

Honourable Mentions:

Charlize Theron:

 

Stunning!
Stunning!

 

Lupita Nyong’o:

Like a bird!
Like a bird!

 

Tara Lipinski:

Beautiful!
Beautiful!