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All That Glitters…

does not a great Oscar dress make.

Last night’s Oscars brought out the biggest stars with some of the most glitteriest (and at times fuggliest) fashions.

First – the awards.


Why did I love it so much?

1) I’m a huge Affleck fan. I love that people wrote him off as hot leading guy Hollywood douche and then he gets married, has a precious family and make 3 really great films.

2) The time period for Argo was captured PERFECTLY. I vividly remember that time period. I was only 5, but I remember my parents watching the news about the hostage crisis. I remember the fuzzy tv and Walter Cronkite and the fashion. It’s one of the few times that I was alive during the the same years as a serious period movie, so I know that it’s authentic and I feel like it was a part of it.

3) I knew the outcome of the movie and yet I was anxious watching it the whole time.

4) It was both humorous and serious. Totally rare.


Was she best actress this year? I don’t know because I didn’t see all the movies, but she was fabulous in Sliver Linings Playbook. And, really, she’s awesome. Watch this post-win interview for proof:

Other winners were expected. Anne Hathaway gave a pretty but… I don’t know, not sincere feeling speech. Everyone predicted, so I don’t think she there was any shock or disbelief. She looked fabulous, save for her nipples walking into a room before her.


Adele’s win for Skyfall was perfect, as was her performance and her look. She’s just amazing in every way. I love the juxtaposition of her vintage glam with her beautiful voice and ability to drop an F-bomb and tell it like it is.


Best Dressed: Charlize Theron

Stunning. Simple. Elegant. LOVE.

Full length:


Up close:


Other Favorite Fashions:

Stacy Kiebler:

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Naomi Watts:


Jessica Chastain:


Jennifer Aniston:


Sandra Bullock:


Bad Sequin Jobs

Nicole Kidman’s getup looked like a trashy prom dress that had been dipped in oil. Hair and makeup were fab, though.


Barbra Streisand’s look was like a Lite-Brite gone wrong.

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Salma Hayek looks like her throat collar/neck brace weighs more than she does.


Hot Messes/Train Wrecks

Renee Zellweger and her botched face and drunken stupor:


Is it a prerequisite for Kristen Stewart to show up looking unwashed? The greasy hair is always so bad. She’s really pretty. I just don’t get this.


Celeb Who Most Needs To Fire Her Stylist

Melissa McCarthy – this woman is a beaming ray of fricken sunshine. Why on earth would they put her in a drab gray bedspread with giant hair? She’s so pretty and could look so amazing if they just styled her right. I swear, Hollywood just doesn’t know how to style a plus size lady. I should try to find her so I can do her justice.

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That’s it for awards season. Can’t wait until next year!

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