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Best and Worst Dressed: 2012 Academy Awards

Oh what a night. The Artist took home big, My Week with Marilyn was overshadowed by an Iron Lady and Hugo won just about every award. But let’s face it, the Oscars are all about who’s wearing who, so here are my picks for best and worst dressed.

10. Dita Von Teese in Jenny Packham:

Oh Dita, you are a goddess, and can do no wrong, and neither can this fabulous British dress designer. I love the peekaboo shoulders and beaded detailing along the collarbone, and Dita styles it to A-list perfection.

9. Glenn Close in Zac Posen.

Close looks regal in this deep green gown. As a nominee for best actress, she really rose to the occasion and shined in this look. I love the jacket over the dress- it’s a great clash of elegant women’s wear with menswear, and a nod to her role as a butler in the fantastic film, Albert Nobbs.

8. Natalie Portman in Vintage Christian Dior

Portman looks classic and chic in this dress from Dior’s Spring 1954 collection. She carries out the vintage look with a box clutch and jaw-dropping Harry Winston jewels.

7. Stacy Keibler in Marchesa

Wow. Clooney might have not won a golden statuette, but he certainly has a golden statuesque bombshell by his side! She looks stunning in this metallic, draped dress. Love it or hate it, she looks amazing.

6. Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

There must be some trouble in her relationship, because she really sexed it up last night! This jaw-dropping, yowza-inducing velvet gown from Versace is so sexy with a thigh high slit and beautiful asymmetrical bust. I love how she kept the look simple with black peep-toe pumps and sexy hair.

5. Penelope Cruz in Giorgio Armani

Cruz was nothing short of dazzling in this organza confection. I love the pale blue colour and the elegant off-the-shoulder neckline. She looks like a Spanish Grace Kelly.

4. Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen

She let the dress speak for itself. Even though the styling is non-existent, I adore this black and gold embroidered couture gown. We don’t get to see a lot of McQueen on the red carpet, and this dress is a work of art.

3. Rooney Mara in Givenchy

We’re so used to seeing her in black, and this white gown is very haute couture and elegant on the actress. I love her short, Bettie Paige bangs and the fact that she let the dress speak for itself, and opted not to borrow any jewels!

2. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

I usually slam Paltrow’s minimalistic looks, but this white cape gown is fashion forward and divine! It’s so sleek and elegant, and something you don’t see too often on the red carpet.

1. Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

Another white dress in my top three! She looks so elegant and gorgeous in this vintage Elie Saab gown. I love the beadwork and the one-shouldered neckline. Everywhere I looked, I saw bad hair, but not a strand is out of place on Milla’s perfectly coiffed head. The jewels and the cute little box clutch complete the vintage look. And the red lips? I’m sold.

But really… my best-dressed star of the night was…


Worst Dressed:

10. Katy Perry in Blumarine

Reprising her role as Smurfette at the Elton John viewing party, obvi.

9. Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera

She really likes her navy. And peplum waist dresses. Someone should tell her that both of these characteristics don’t look good on her.

8. Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

A throwback to the old days, no doubt. This is just a little too much va va voom for the Oscars for me, and there’s something very granny about this off-white colour too.

7. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Everyone is raving about this dress, but I’m just not a fan. It’s not bad, but it’s not great either. The coral colour looks a little off (and clashes with her pink clutch), and is horrible for a red carpet event! I don’t like the fluffy shirred texture and the droopy bustline either. And the little bow belt? Is she 14 years old? Williams is gorgeous and should have stolen the show in a white or gold Marilyn-style gown. This one is just underwhelming!

6. Penelope Ann-Miller in Badgley Mischka

This dress is just way too young and prom for a 50-year-old star. She looks like a pink sausage.

5. Meryl Streep in Lanvin

You smug little… ah the hell with it. We all knew you were going to win the golden statue (poor Michelle), so why not show it off? I think this look is a bit too daring and borderline rude to the other nominees. Streep must have finally hired a stylist though.

4. Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli

Aren’t we over these bow-tie neck dresses? This one is a yawn and is horrible for her complexion. She’s so young and cool, why does she have to dress like some 40-something Hamptons socialite?

3. Anna Faris in Diane von Furstenberg

Did she steal this from Liza Minelli’s closet? It looks like a sequined garbage bag. Not even her cute ‘do could save this matronly look.

2. Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel

This is a teenage look on a grown-up woman. Carrie Bradshaw might have popularized the naked dress, but this tulle confection takes it to another level. The dress literally blends into her skin tone and is so tight on her. Even the dress she wore in Bridesmaids would be better!

1. Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab

It’s amazing how two Elie Saab dresses wound up on my list. One is the best, and one is definitely the worst. The Artist star looks like a bejewelled sea monster in the pistachio gown. I hate the long sleeves on such a conservative dress and the silhouette does nothing for her frame. And it looks like it weighs at least fifty pounds. Bejo wanted to show off her huge forehaed and  continued with the sea creature theme, by deciding to debut a new shade of locks… obviously channelling Disney’s interpretation of the Little Mermaid.


Best & Worst Dressed: 2012 Golden Globes

Last night, all the stars (or should I say mermaids) came out for the big awards show that leads up to the SAG Awards and of course, the Oscars. Most stars looked pretty good, and everyone and their grandmother was wearing a mermaid or fishtail gown, but I’m not about mediocrity. Here are my picks for the best and worst dressed stars of the evening.

The Best: (honorable metions include Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci, and Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci)

10. Helen Mirren in Bagdley Mischka


For a Dame, she looks amazing! Meryl Streep should take notes…

9. Shailene Woodley in Marchesa

The Descendants star looked elegant and youthful in this pale lilac Marchesa gown. I like the subtle details and movement of this flowy frock.

8. Madonna in Reem Acra

With her (somewhat) deserved golden statuette in hand, her Madgesty looked amazing in this bejewelled gown.  I think the cap sleeve silhouette compliments her body, and I adore the texture of the skirt. I applaud the Material Girl for keeping her signature style with the accessories. The cross and fingerless leather glove on her hand are so iconic for the star.

7. Lea Michele in Marchesa


Love it or hate it, this gown is a showstopper! With sheer panels and embroidered details on top, she looks like a star of the silver screen. This look is a second home run after her fringe frock (also Marchesa) at the People’s Choice Awards last week.  I love how Michele is referencing the Golden Age of Cinema with these flapper-inspired looks.

6. Angelina Jolie in Versace

Angelina Jolie

Jolie looked like a vamp in this form-fitting silk gown. It wasn’t my favourite look of the night, but the dress has some gorgeous elements to it and it fits Jolie like a glove. Her and Brad were a stunning couple on the red carpet.

5. Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang.

Not only did she look absolutely, jaw-droppingly stunning and sexy as a mermaid, her look is also the most expensive of the night. The Modern Family star is dripping in $5 Million worth of jewels from Harry Winston, no less. Her hilarious acceptance speech in Spanish was my favourite part of the night, Vergara is truly the hottest woman alive!

4. Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackerman

Leave it to Swinton to bring some refined drama to the red carpet. The jacket is an amazing cut and I like the contrast between the masculine jacket and the elegant feminine skirt. The colour is also fantastic on her ghostly fair skin.

3. Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli

This is how it’s done folks. Not only is it refreshing to see a Cavalli gown without leopard print, but the silhouette, accessories and styling is put together and cohesive. It’s an awards show, not the runway and Beckinsale is clearly a star.

2. Andrea Riseborough in Vivienne Westwood

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This might be my most controversial pick of the night, but I am completely in love with this Marie Antoinette inspired dress. This might be a bias because I love Westwood’s creations, but the silhouette is unlike anything else we’ve seen on the red carpet this year (that’s probably because Helena Bonham Carter is MIA), and the lace details, the see-through peekaboo and the narrower hips update the corseted frock that used to be stuck in the past. Riseborough’s performance in W.E. was spectacular, and her and Madonna shined on the red carpet last night.

1. Charlize Theron in Dior

Leave it to Charlize to look divine in Dior. The publicity department clearly gave her the better dress. I love the plunging neckline, legslit and flirty flounces on her left hip.  The sparkly brooch at the waist brings some sparkle and her easygoing updo with a bejewelled hairband is youthful and very fresh. I also love her ladylike sandals (thank god Louboutin platforms are on the out) and the way the pale blush pink colour compliments her flawless complection.

The Worst: (honorable mentions include Julianna Margulies in Naeem Khan)

10. Emma Stone in Lanvin

I love Emma Stone, and I love Lanvin, but I don’t love this. There’s something unsettling about the maroon and burgundy tulle, and the gaudy eagle belt pulling it all together. I like the elegant cap-sleeved silhouette, but the colour makes her pale and I hate the racing stripes of deep pink tulle on the sides.

9. Piper Perabo in Theyskens Theory

She looks cray-cray. Enough said.

8. Freida Pinto in Prada

For such a beautiful lady, this is such an ugly, frumpy dress. Without the belt, she’d be wearing a designer blue comforter.

7. Julianne Moore in Chanel

Ack! I didn’t even know dresses with mermaid tails and peplum waists existed! I don’t care if it’s Chanel, this black frock makes her look pale and old… that bustline isn’t doing anything for her either!

6. Heidi Klum in Calvin Klein

It looks like she forgot to put her dress on top of the slip!

5. Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta

I’m sorry but she’s way too old to pull off this frou-frou Barbie dress.

4. Michelle Williams in Jason Wu

Winning smile: Michelle said: 'I consider myself a mother first and an actress second, and so the person I most want to thank is my daughter, my little girl, whose bravery and exuberance is the example that I take with me in my work and in my life'

What a sad, sad dress. She was a big winner at last night’s awards and should have chanelled the silver screen legend that got her the award! While she thanked her daughter in her acceptance speech, her dress is very matronly. I hope she pulls out all the stops and sexes it up (at least a bit) for the Oscars come February.

3. Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen

Golden Globes Reese Witherspoon

Not only did she blend in with the red carpet, the dress seems to have engulfed the petite 5’2″ star.  The corsetry does nothing for her figure (and completely flattens her posterior), and the shiny fabric looks tacky. I saw her red carpet interview, and it almost looked like slick leather. Her bedhead hair with black roots-natch don’t help either.

2. Meryl Streep in ???

There’s no doubt that I have so much respect for the most phenomenal actress of our generation. That being said, she obviously forgot to put on her glasses when picking out this outfit.

1. Zooey Deschanel in Prada

Not even a cute tuxedo manicure could save this trainwreck. From the matching green clutch to the untailored long hem, and the patch of moss growing on her chest. She looks more like a Sesame Street character instead of a New Girl.