The Oscars! Our favourite time of the year for red carpet watching. Here’s the verdict on the frocks from last night. Let us know who you liked best.
What: The Oscars 2012
She: Emma Stone
Wears: A red Giambattista Valli Haute Couture halter neck, and a silver Louis Vuitton clutch and Brian Atwood shoes
Verdict: I love how Emma always gets it so right. Gorgeous!
She: Angelina Jolie
Wears: velvet Atelier Versace gown with a high slit, worn with simple Salvatore Ferragamo peep-toes and $2.5 million worth of Neil Lane jewels.
Verdict: Angelina always goes for black. This was predictable (velvet, slit) but she looks great.
She: Michelle Williams
Wears: peplum Louis Vuitton frock, accessorized with a light pink Bottega Veneta clutch, 30-carat Fred Leighton for Forevermark choker and 19th century Fred Leighton bow brooch at her waist.
Verdict: Normally love what Michelle wears but not this. The colour, the peplum, no!
She: Natalie Portman
Wears: Dior Haute Couture gown with a twist (by way of subtle polka dots) and megawatt gems by Harry Winston.
Verdict: No. I don’t like this look on Natalie. Polka dots were a risk too far.
She: Jessica Chastain
Wears: Alexander McQueen bustier gown, worn with $2 million worth of Harry Winston yellow diamonds and Brian Atwood heels.
Verdict: Love this look. My second favourite of the night after Gwyneth.
She: Jennifer Lopez
Wears: Metallic Zuhair Murad gown, a mirrored Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and Jimmy Choo sandals.
Verdict: We can see that you’ve a smoking body JLo, this dress shows off your curves but maybe too much.
She: Rose Byrne
Wears: Vivienne Westwood gown, Chanel Fine Jewellery and Jimmy Choo platforms.
Verdict: Major style cred for the bangs rose, but the dress looks ill fitting, there’s something up with it.
She: Octavia Spencer
Wears: elegant in a draped pale-gold beaded Tadashi Shoji boat neck gown, which she pairs with Jimmy Choo shoes, a Judith Leiber clutch and Neil Lane jewels.
Verdict: A winning look, this dress is magnificent on Octavia.
She: Cameron Diaz
Wears: metallic gown with nearly $1 million worth of Tiffany & Co. jewels, plus Salvatore Ferragamo pumps.
Verdict: Love the way that Cameron looks curvy here, not sure about the colour on her.
She: Penelope Cruz
Wears: A custom made lavender Giorgio Armani gown, the perfect palette for a whopping 114 carats of Chopard diamonds.
Verdict: No, no no Penelope, what were you thinking? Colour or neckline doesn’t suit you – I see what you were going for with the hair and earrings which, with another dress, would’ve worked.
She: Kristin Wiig
Wears: a tan J. Mendel gown and beachy hair, plus a Judith Leiber clutch and Neil Lane gems
Verdict: I didn’t recognise Kristin here, did she do something to her face. Love the dress though the colour doesn’t suit her.
She: Sandra Bullock
Wears: an embellished, black-and-white Marchesa.
Sandra always goes for Marchesa, it suits her figure and I like the embellishment but this dress is a little “meh”.
She: Shailene Woodley
Wears: The Descendants star says she’s “obsessed” with her Valentino Couture gown, adding.
Verdict: Really like this seventies look on Shailene – it’s youthful and suits her.
She: Gwyneth Paltrow
Wears: A white caped Tom Ford ensemble
Verdict: Favourite outfit of the night! LOVE what Gwennie has achieved here. The asymmetrical lines in her cape and hair gives a sleek honed and toned silhouette
She: Rooney Mara
Wears: A flowing white Givenchy gown
Verdict: As usual, I love her hair and pale skinned look and she carries this dress off but really needs to eat something, she’s too thin!
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