Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Academy Awards

Another year has come and gone. I wasn't completely blown away by this year's red carpet, but there were definitely some stunners. All in all, things were a bit too ordinary for me. Everyone was pretty enough, but I love a little drama on Oscar night. Shall we begin? 

Cate Blanchett was my favorite of the night. Everything was perfect. 
Anne went through many changes, but I would have been happy to see her stick to this gown all night. 
Elie Saab's collection was perfection and Mila rocks the lavender. 
Reese looked classically gorgeous. The ponytail is amazing. 
I'm not sure if I like this in comparison to her latest choices, but regardless Halle looks gorgeous. 
I would have loved to see Jennifer Lawrence really amp it up. I mean, she's a first time nominee! She's 20! It's the Oscars! Yet, this is so simple and elegant, it just works. 
Props to Camila for out dressing nearly all of the nominees. She rocks this gown.
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Remember when I said I'd be happy if even one of my red carpet dreams came true? Well it did! Giuliana Rancic was wearing the Christian Siriano gown I posted about. Love. 

So Close: Amy Adams (lose the sleeves), Hailee Steinfeld (lose the headband), Michelle Williams (one word: color!), and Mandy Moore (just say no to the illusion netting!).

 So tell me, who got your vote for best dressed? 


Morgan said...

Love your picks!! Mila was my absolute favorite... so beautiful.
And loving your new pic on the sidebar. Lovely!

Emily said...

I love love loved Mila & Camilla. my two favorites by far... although I love Reese all together!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I loved Anne, Mila and Hillary Swank. I didn't care for Reese's look overall or Amy Adams. It wasn't horrible just not great.

AL MacD said...

my best friend and I decided Jennifer Lawrence looks like she belongs on Baywatch, not the red carpet at the Oscars

{lovely little things} said...

I really liked Mila Kunis' gown too. I thought it was pretty ordinary as well...James Franco looked a little stiff (possibly high?) and Anne Hathaway woohooed a little too much for me (glad you agreed)

Mad props to Colin Firth and Kings Speech though, was super pumped he won! Would've liked to see another Brit movie Harry Potter represent in the art area, but maybe next year. :)

la petite fashionista said...

that purple on Mila Kunis is so gorgeous; i really like the peekaboo lace! i was in the middle of moving in during the oscars so i'm glad you posted a wrapup!

Anonymous said...

I think Hailee Steinfeld was my favorite. I love that she went with tea-length. And I actually liked the Fred Leighton headband. I thought it simultaneously added glam (diamonds!) and youthfulness.

July said...

I love Reese, Anne, and Cate too!!! I couldn't believe Guiliana wore the dress you had in your "Oscar dream dresses" post!

What did you think about her wearing it?! I was kind of disappointed that she did not interview anyone :(

Katherine said...

LOVED camila's dress!! Did you see the back of it too??


Nicole Marie said...

loved elies dress

Allison said...

Omg, FINALLY someone else loves Cate's outfit as much as I did! All I heard about it were negatives, but I thought it was just stunning.
I actually wasn't a huge fan of Reese's dress - I thought she was playing it too safe.
Hailee Steinfeld looked AMAZING - I was so impressed by her (especially since I haven't really loved a lot of her other choices, but feel mean picking on a 14-year-old!).
I love all your red carpet posts, Lindsay! :)

Stefanie Grace said...

in LOVE with Camila's black number! You cannot go wrong with a red Valentino and it's very strange how the Cate Blanchett outfit has split opinions across the world! i still cant decide!!

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Mila Kunis. What an absolute STUNNER!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Cate got some bad reviews but I actually liked her dress. There was something about it. It took me the longest time to decide if I loved it or hated it but I am def at love!