Sunday, February 26, 2012

Red Carpet Favourites: 2012 Oscars

Well, I just finished working on an assignment for class, so sadly I missed the Oscars this year! But that most certainly did stop me from scouring the web for all the gorgeous gowns that walked the red carpet earlier this evening! I've listed my top picks for best dressed below. There was a great variety of gowns on the carpet, and white made quite an appearance this year. I'm glad there weren't many over-powering tulle-y gowns this year, either. A nice change!

Maria Menounos looked absolutely stunning in this beautiful green Maria Lucia Hohan gown. The cut is very flattering on her, and the cut-out pattern on the side is very sexy!

E! News host Giuliana Rancic wore a beautifully delicate gown by Tony Ward. The sequin detailing creates a lovely silhouette, as do the interesting leaf-like sleeves.

Wow! That sure is a lot of sequins, and Rose Byrne pulled it off perfectly! The sleek bob is an excellent styling with the outfit, as are the black platform heels. I just love the draping of this gown on her; of course it's a Vivian Westwood!

Ohhh I feel some vintage in the air! I must say, I didn't love this dress as much when I saw it head on, but from this angle, it is just darling. Her light red hair perfectly complimented the Alexander McQueen gown. The gold detailing gives the dress that gorgeous vintage feel that caught my eye!

Another amazing sequin-encrusted gown! And I love this one for an entirely different reason. Usually one wants to avoid being to matchy-matchy, but Ellie Kemper's hair matches the copper colour in the Armani Prive dress so perfectly!

Penelope Cruz is a stunning rendition of Grace Kelly! I'm not usually one for the volumous gowns, but this one is so classic. Her 50's hair and diamond accessories are just right for this Giorgio Armani gown.

Angelina Jolie is just killin' it in this Atelier Versace gown! It's been awhile since I've seen that much velvet on the red carpet, but this one is so dramatic, so was worth the risk! Not to mention that high slit: a dramatic touch to an already fabulous gown.

And lastly, contrary to what most people are saying about Emma Stone's Giambattista Valli gown, I like it! Maybe it's because I just think Emma Stone looks amazing in anything, but I love how she contrasts her porcelain complexion with such a bold red. (Oh and it may just happen to be my favourite colour..hmm..) The bow is a little bigger than I would like, but I think she pulls it off with grace!

I must say, I am loving the amount of porcelain complexions on the runway this year! I really hope the over-tanning/orangeness that has hit Hollywood for so long is finally over! These girls look fantastic in their real skin!

What were your favourite picks from this year's Oscars?


  1. Good red carpet choices! I made a list of my top 5 on my blog, and Ellie Kemper ALMOST made the cut (especially because I think she is adorable).

  2. Hey! Shivani recommended me your blog because I am also on blogspot. Nice to meet you! Hope you add me too to your list :) I loved Angelina the most yet not sure about the cut in her dress....

  3. Angelina will always look the best no matter what she wears!

    1. So true...a lot of people wouldn't have been able to pull that dress off, but of course Angelina can!

  4. Beautiful Oscar dresses!! Loved all that you posted!

    Steph and Amber

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