Elle’s 2013 Oscars Red Carpet Roundup

Let’s jump right in, shall we?

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How flawless are all of the ladies above?

Anne Hathaway may be the only startlet who can pull off nipples as an accessory and still look completely pulled together and amazing. I wish her hair was a little more slicked and less Dorothy Hamill though.

Giorgio Armani and Naomi Watts pulled off a feat of almost impossible dressmaking engineering here. The cut of this dress makes the possibility of armpit fat, cleavage, and any errant squishy bits gone awry very real, but there are none in sight! The fit is impeccable. Naomi’s choice for super simple hair and jewelry suits the dress beautifully as well.

Amanda Seyfried has been gorgeous in white this season, and this gown is no exception. Just the right amount of sparkle, and somehow (even with the train) this dress does not come across as “bridal” at all. Hair, makeup, and jewelry are all perfection. I think this is my favorite look of the night.

Sandra Bullock’s Elie Saab has enough detail and sparkle to make black seem fresh and new. The straight hair really lets the dress shine. Love. (Don’t love the clutch though. Doesn’t seem to match or contrast with the dress at all.)

The amazingly detailed spiderweb beading on Jessica Chastain’s gown elevates the flesh toned Armani to angelic proportions. Ms Chastain has made questionable choices this award season, but this time she got it right, down to the pop of color on her lips.

JHud is a sparking vision in Cavalli. Everything about her look is just right.

There weren’t any looks that I outright hated, but there were a few I strongly disliked. Here they are.

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While I’m sure that Helen Hunt’s dress is supposed to look like that, I really hate it. She looks like a wrinkled mess. I want to rip it off of her, steam it and then give it back. I also don’t think the fit is great.

As far as I’m concerned, Nicole Kidman and Salma Hayek look a little too much like mafia wives at the don’s daughter’s wedding. The hair, the gowns, all of it. Ick. I’m not loving either of their looks.

What were your favorite looks? Same as mine? Or do you think I missed the mark? Lemme know!

xo,
Elle

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Elle’s Golden Globes 2013 Red Carpet Roundup!

How great were this year’s Golden Globes? So full of entertainment and none of last year’s awkwardness. And the dresses… Oh my, the dresses. Lets get right into it, shall we?

White, white, and more white seems to be the color of the moment. All of the white (and varying pale neutral) gowns were very refreshing and not at all bridal looking. I’m hoping this trend is here to stay. These were my favorite white dresses of the evening:

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The ladies in my favorite black gowns of the Globes all had a great head to toe look, in my opinion. To me, the best black dresses have something special about them (whether it’s some type of embellishment or a unique shape), and these all fit the bill.

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The girls who chose to do color seemed to really have fun with their look. Rosario Dawson proves in the pic below that a smile really is the best accessory. I am also thrilled that Taylor Swift is dressing like a grownup.

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Now, here’s the fun part! My best and worst dressed lists! (I feel like Mr Blackwell. I hope the power doesn’t go to my head.) I chose my best from each of the color categories I laid out.

Best Dressed!

20130114-014227.jpg Kate Hudson is perfection in that McQueen. It’s just dripping off of her and the gold embellishments are just enough. Carla Gugino’s entire look is beautiful but take a close look at that gown. It’s a work of art. It is amazing that somehow Francesca Eastwood’s elaborate white lace gown with a train is so perfect and nothing like a bridal gown even though on paper it is. And Emily Blunt is perfection from head to toe. Brava, ladies!

Now, for the uncomfortable business of naming my worst dressed.

20130114-014837.jpg Jodie Foster, there is a way to wear head to toe sparkle (see Sofia Vergara above) and this is not it. Eva, Eva, Eva… Did you learn nothing from Angelina Jolie’s leg? Lena Dunham just looked wildly uncomfortable all night. If you can’t sit/stand/move comfortably in something, please don’t wear it. Mayim Bialik somehow managed the impossible feat of making an intricately beaded gown look just like a paper sack dress. And Guiliana, you disappoint me the most because I know that you know better. That dress looks like a very fancy neck brace.

And a big major fist pump/shout out/go girl to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey who proved that women can be smart, funny, AND pretty all at the same time.

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What were your thoughts on Golden Globes fashion?

xoxo,
Elle

Psst… I wrote this post prior to watching any fashion recaps or reading any online so my opinions wouldn’t be skewed. I take my responsibilities to you guys seriously.