Everybody seems to be talking about “the best selfie ever”.
Yes, way more than the celebrities’ gowns in this year’s Oscar’s. And I can’t blame the madlang people. Any sane papparazzo would bend over backwards just to have these A-listers in one photo. Moreover, not too many gowns excited me this year. As I was looking at the photos on www.vogue.com, I waited in vain for a gown to make my eyes twinkle pero waley. Unlike in my Oscar’s 2012 post wherein I just can’t decide which gown was the best.
Anywho, some gowns still stood out above the rest, making the wearer headturners…both positively and negatively. But let’s just focus on the positive (with some constructive criticism side comments)
(All Oscar’s photos are lifted from www.vogue.com. No copyright infringement intended)
Top 5 Countdown:
#5: Kerry Washington in Jason Wu
I love the simplicity of Kerry’s gown, and how it “celebrates” her baby bump. Her overall ensemble is also great; everything just melds together: from her hair to her make-up and to her accessories. I just love how simple her accessories are, especially because she had a flamboyant, priceless accessory: her baby bump with the pregnancy glow that comes along with it. I can’t help but compare it to Olivia Wilde’s dress that attempts to hide the bundle of joy growing in her tummy, making her frumpy and squishing her breasts in the process.
Olivia Wilde in Valentino
#4: Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
I know that this newbie’s gown got the top spot in most best dressed list, and I understand why—the subtle shimmer, soft cascades and its very dainty look really make it a headturner. However, this is just #4 in my list because I do not think it’s bagay kay Lupita. It is TOO dainty and TOO “soft” for her. I feel like the very pale blue color does not sit well with Lupita’s coloring/undertones. If this were a different color (blush, canary yellow, or even white), it might have looked gorgeous against Lupita’s satiny ebony skin. This very pale blue, I think, would have fared better if the wearer had a peaches and cream complexion. I am also bothered by the very visible vertical line (cleavage? sternum?) on her chest. The muscular arms also sticks out like sore thumb (I have nothing against muscles; in fact, I LOVE Danai Gurira’s arms! I always, always blurt out how hot she is in The Walking Dead). The dress would have been better worn by someone with longer and less bulky arms, IMHO.
Image lifted from fashnberry.com
#3 Penelope Cruz in Giambattista Valli
I have actually seen this dress land on some worst dresses lists, but I like it. It’s clean and simple yet still feminine. The black clutch looks that Penelope is carrying seems out of place though.
#2 Kate Hudson in Versace
Kate always, always pulls off dresses like this—thanks to her pang-runway model figure! Kate may look androgynous, but the gown made her look very curvy and sexy but not bastusin. I love that the embellishment of the gown is subtle, and the intricate design in the midsection was perfectly pulled off…less scrupulous designers might have made Kate’s midsection look bulky but Versace’s rendition is seamless. And f course, Kate’s megawatt smile is always a great accessory.
#1 Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen
Sandra may not have won the best actress award but hands down she wins in my best dressed list (Wow, what a consolation ‘di ba? Hehe. Joke!). The electric blue gown with the sweetheart neckline made Sandra look regal and sexy. The twists and folds were clean, and emphasized Sandra’s hourglass figure. Basta ang ganda talaga. Her neatly curled hair is also a great finishing touch.
What about you guys? Is this list disparate from yours? Who are your best dressed in this year’s Oscar’s? I’d love to hear them ha?
Tell me what you think!
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