Per beginning the tradition last year, here are my picks for best Oscar looks on the red carpet last night.
Yes, I watch the Oscars are much for the pretty dresses as for the awards. So do you - admit it!
(But this year, we had the added bonus of Hugh Jackman, who I thought did a great job, and I really loved the restaging: the new sets, the groups of past winners introducing nominees without the clips, the way the music was done, the crystal curtain - bravo, Oscars!)
So, time to channel my inner Tim Gunn:
I thought the colour was so fresh and pretty, and her unfussy makeup and hair just right.
One of my fave looks, two years in a row! I loved this column dress - the colour, the fit, the makeup and hair worked beautifully together!
Taraji P. Henson.
Now, I'll admit, I'm not familiar with Taraji, but I loved the gown and the bling she matched with it - the scale of the necklace with that dress just worked.
Now, this is another actress with whom I'm not familiar, but I liked the gown, but I LOVED the necklace. My favorite piece of jewelry from the night, for sure.
She has been working the gowns in the last few months, and I love that she always wears pops of colour. True, I wasn't crazy about the one sleeve thing, but otherwise, she looked fab!
I will say though, my fave Freida dress this season has been the lovely purple gown that she wore to the SAG awards...
Well, there you have it - Oscar Fashion Review, '09!
Who were your picks?