Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ultimate Outfits 19...Oscar Edition

Yeah, yeah I know I'm a little behind schedule. But last weekend was Husband's birthday, so I didn't have time to post this.
But, in case you were wonderin', here's what I would have worn to this year's Oscars (with Ryan Gosling as other arm candy, naturally).
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I picked this gown out a couple of weeks ago, but as it turns out it would have been PERFECT for this year's Academy Awards - Sequins? Check. Slit to high heavens? Check. Awesome color (because everyone but Viola Davis was wearing some shade of Bleh-ck)? CHECK.

This Ultimate Outfit consists of...

Elie Saab - Spring 2012 blue sequin awesomeness

Gucci - Spring 2004 "corset" heels

Louis Vuitton - Fall 2011 Wrist Cuff Clutch (a 'lil bit naughty, eh?)

William Goldberg - "Anastasia" Ashoka cut diamond earrings
Because it's the Oscars, and you can't wear some costume sh*t.

Van Cleef and Arpels - Oiseaux de Paradis ruby, sapphire and diamond ring

SO there. If any budding starlets need some assistance on how to look awesome at next year's big night, you know who to call.

As for the ladies who turned it out this year, here are my favorites:
Beautiful color, and I LOVE the natural hair. 

It's a simple gown, but that cape lends a regal quality that she pulls off well.

If I had to choose from the gowns there, I'd pick this one. Thank god for Vivienne Westwood.

Ok, the leg nonsense is killing me (you don't turn you're foot OUT! It looks like you're squatting!), but this gown is gorgeous.....we need more velvet in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Alex, great dress Oscar choice! This slit dress reminded me of Marlene Dietrich's Oscar dress of 1950 and here is the story...

    In 1951, when she was asked to present the winner for foreign-language film, Dietrich had a problem. She was seen as an aging star who, at almost 50, was on the down slope of her career. But she had a superb sense of style and, with Dior, she hatched a plan to take the Oscar stage by storm. Having researched what the other actresses would be wearing through an insider source, Dietrich knew that the predominant motif was going to be fluffy pastels and beading. So she and Dior opted for dark and minimalist. In the Aug. 18, 1952, Life magazine article, "Dietrich and Her Magic Myth," written by Winthrop Sargeant, Dietrich further explains how she and Dior devised their plan for her walk across the stage: "Mamma is going to wear black so Mamma had better be slinky -- nice, black."

    The two left no detail unattended. Dior asked whether Dietrich would be entering the stage from the right or from the left. Why? Because he needed to know where to slit her skirt to show off her gorgeous gams. The answer: stage left. As Dietrich came onstage to present the award, she received a standing ovation. What caused the rise from the seats? The sleeveless bolero, showing her decolletage, a nipped waist, a silk velvet bow swaying on her hip, and the figure-hugging ensemble that showed off her "stage-left" leg. It was Dietrich who made the headlines the next day, not the nominees. One observer said it was a shame there'd been no medal for glamour.