Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscars Best and Worst

Welcome to the second annual Just One More Thing Fashion Oscars!  I love to watch the Oscars to see what everone's wearing - I've seen very few of the nominated films.  I loved this year's tribute to musicals, so watching the actual Oscar ceremony was more interesting than usual.  Though I can't comment on which movies should have won, here's my thoughts on and selections for Best and Worst Dressed, as well as some other random topics:

Best Dressed:

Kristin Chenoweth's dress reminded me of Grace Kelly's dress in Rear Window - classic and elegant.

Sandra Bullock is always stunning and understated - right down to the simple hairstyle with a single clip behind her ear.

Zoe Saldana made my list for being unique without being off-the-wall.

It seemed that celebreties were afraid of color this year - lots of white, gold, and beige.  Robin Roberts' dress was the most beautiful shade of blue and made her look gorgeous.

Honorable Mention: 

Charliz Theron's and Jennifer Lawrence's dresses were both beautiful but slightly "standard".

Worst Dressed:

Anne Hathaway's Prada dress featured unfortunate darts and puckered seams that made it look like a homemade prom dress.  How does that happen at Prada?

Brandi Glanville (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), who isn't even a real celebrity, still wins the hands-down worst dressed spot, based solely on the slutty factor of her wardrobe-malfunction-waiting-to-happen.  

My daughter once had a fake-fur rug in her room.  When I tried to launder it, it turned into a blob of matted fiber.  That's what Amy Adam's dress reminded me of.  And, again, from a legendary designer, Oscar de la Renta.  Go figure!

Helene Bonham Carter - frumpy, sloppy shreds.  'Nuff said.

Men's Department:  Men get off so easy - a black tux is a black tux is a black tux.  But there were a couple who stood out, for good or bad, but pictures of men are tougher to find. 

George Clooney - I just don't know what to say.  How can someone usually so handsome and polished look so scruffy and unkempt?  Evidently razors are "out" in Hollywood - as modeled by Clooney, Joaquin Phoenix, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.  Not a trend I'm fond of.

John Travolta - In all black (tux,shirt and tie), he made up for Clooney.

Samual L. Jackson win's most original in burgundy (velvet?)

And finally, Jane Fonda gets her own category:
I'm not a fan of the neon yellow, but the cut and style were beautiful and if Google didn't tell me so, I would never believe she's 75.  Winner!

Who were your favorites?


  1. 75?? Wow - she definitely gets the award. I caught just the end of the Oscars and I totally agree - what a waste of nice looking men - especially George Clooney and Bradley Cooper!!! I saw Silver Linings Playbook - He was so handsome in it - he was clean cut! Good pics!

  2. We definitely noticed all those beards last night. I did think Ann Hathaway's dress was ugly. That Housewive's dress was horrible but for some reason I did like Amy Adams dress. I agree with your best dressed and honorable mentions!

  3. And the Oscar goes to Kristin Chenowith by far! She is a delightful, funny gal! Helene Bonham Carter looks like she just rose up from the bottom of the dirty laundry pile! Although we don't watch any of the awards shows anymore. Just too many of them and I'm so tired of Hollywood and all their excesses and need for personal affirmation.

  4. I was also amazed at Jane. She looked fabulous and 30 :) I also liked Zoe's unique dress. For me, there were a lot less dreadful dresses this year. And I'm guilty of liking my men a little unkempt ;)