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