Suffering from an Oscars hangover?
So am I.
Another Oscar night has come and gone, and all we’re left with is the memory of gowns, gratitude, selfies and the pizza party we all wish we were invited to! 😀 If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you are seriously missing out!
Okay… not really! 😛 But I genuinely LOVED the Oscars this year! Normally I find it a little boring and watch the whole event in bits and pieces, just to know who won what and who wore what and move on. But this year it was different. Probably because of the host – Ellen DeGeneres.
I loved the way she hosted the entire event. Her camaraderie with the stars, her star-studded selfie and her comments on Jennifer Lawrence’s clumsy moment were hilarious! 😀 But the best of all was the unexpected pizza party! Sure, you thought, Ellen talking about ordering pizza for the assembled stars was a joke, but it wasn’t. The pizza delivery guy showed up, and Brad Pitt helped pass out plates and everyone actually started eating pizza without any pretenses! 😀 The whole thing was funny.
P.S: There is no bad pizza! 😀
The Oscars is as much about the stunning outfits worn by the stars, as it is about the awards! And this time, the stars pulled out all the stops and sparkles for the 86th Academy Awards! I agree that the Academy Awards is an event to honor the past year in movies. But, it’s also about seeing gorgeous clothes on gorgeous people! 😀 And every year after the Oscars, everyone from Vogue to Perez Hilton has something to say about who wore what best and who should never wear it again ever. My overall observation of this year’s red carpet was that – it was safe. Most stars played it safe so the few who did take risks stood out even more. There were quite a few stunners! So let’s just get right into it. Scroll through below and let’s debate the safe, the stunning and the very stylish looks from the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Lupita Nyong’o in custom Prada
Lupita’s gown was declared as the gown of the evening. And I too loved it. It is perfect. The icy blue color against her skin, the movement, the whole effect is just lovely, is it not? However, maybe the headband and the mohawk is just okay? What about a necklace? Anyway, there’s no sense in quibbling over something so pretty, so I’m done.
|Look at the way she’s swishing, swashing her beautiful gown! If I was
wearing that, I would do that too! 😛
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive
Ok, so yeah, she tripped again, this time on the red carpet as opposed to running up the Oscar steps to collect her statuette last year. It’s her thing! 😀 But she giggled it off and stunned everyone in her strapless Dior. I loved her swept-back bob, that little bit of ruffle/peplum at the hip and the pop of orange. She looked beautiful.
Now, let’s talk about the menfolk. Before I start flapping my jaw about menswear, I don’t really know what I’m talking about. I only know what visually pleases me. A man in a tuxedo is almost always a win, but there were a few who really caught my eye. Here are the dashing dudes I was particularly taken with:
Brad looked dapper with the mohawk – a look that I saw quite a lot on this year’s red carpet! Angie however, looked boring with the repeated embellished, sea urchin(ish!) nude gown!
Do I like the clotted-cream jacket on Matthew McConaughey? On balance, yes I do. I’m calling this the contingency look because he can whip off the jacket at any point and still have a posh look on with that black waistcoat. See, he’s thought of stuff!
Even though I find him a little strange, I still like him. I also felt that Mr. Levitt was among the best dressed men this time on the Oscars red carpet too!
Will always manages to try something different when it comes to his clothes. Notice the neckerchief? Sorry, I know that’s not a real word. But I’m still making it up. He looks super handsome even with that little bit of extra detail! Jada Pinkett Smith looked quite pretty too.
So, that’s it. The above were some of my favorites this time on the Oscars red carpet. Who made your best-dressed list?
The top winners of this year’s Oscars were Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor), Cate Blanchette (Best Actress), Lupita Nyong’o (Best Supporting Actress) and Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor). 12 Years A Slave was awarded the best movie of the year!
I’m done. Let me leave you with the oh-so-famous selfie that crashed the twitter network for many, many hours and that received a whopping 2.8 million re-tweets in the matter of hours of it being posted!
|From L to R: Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ellen DeGeneres,
Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o, Lupita’s brother Peter, and finally Bradley Cooper!