But the best part is the armchair-designer, next-morning rehash of the clothes. I find it totally unfair that men can put on a basic black tux and be labeled "classic", or don a blue plaid shirt and skinny pants, matched with a blue tux coat (a la Russell Brand) and be considered "fashion forward". Even Jeff Bridges' scruffy hair and beard didn't merit a single negative comment (at least that I saw).
Women, on the other hand, are examined to the last detail. The biggest lesson learned from this year's best/worst dressed list, which peppered the internet and blogosphere within minutes of the final credits, is that I obviously don't know jack about fashion.
But since it's my blog, here's my opinion on the 2011 Oscars:
- Jennifer Hudson's new figure was stunning, but I don't need to see that much of any woman's boobs.
- Halle Berry would look gorgeous in a gunny sack.
- Helen Mirren is walking elegance.
- Even famous people age, gain wait and lose hair. I feel much better now.
- Kudos to very pregnant Natalie Portman for choosing a beautiful, yet tasteful, non-baby-bump-hugging gown.
- Wings over your hips are not good, even if your hips look like Nicole Kidman's.
- Bustiers and tattoos are not appropriate at the Oscars - or anywhere else outside a strip club.
- After 40, less is more!
- Sometimes the best dressed women are not the stars. Jeff Bridges wife, Susan Geston, was lovely.
|Elizabethan fencing doublet|
Sandra Bullock = poise and glamour. Sexy without being too revealing. One of the few women who can pull off bright red lipstick. She is my idol!
And Hailee Steinfeld - how adorable is this?? Age appropriate, yet elegant and stylish. She looked like a princess and carried herself with confidence.
Favorite Oscar Moment: Kirk Douglas presenting the Best Supporting Actress award. Although it was a bit sad to see his declining condition, he can still only be described as a Legend.
Well, that's my Oscar Wrap-up - and I'm sure the Hollywood glitterati are on pins and needles waiting to hear what a middle-aged Kansas librarian thinks. What was your favorite part of the Oscars?