First of all, Rachel Zoe is a legend. She is the one responsible for styling Anne Hathaway for the entire night. Although I liked some looks more than others, overall it was a massive win. Thank goodness she looked good too because that was about the only thing that went well for Anne. While Ms. Hathaway tried her darnedest to be a young, lively, "hip" host, it was probably hard for her to focus much next to her seemingly high co-host James Franco. Now don't get me wrong, I love James. In fact, Pineapple Express is one of the funniest movies I've seen in semi-recent years. I just didn't know he was taking preparations for Pineapple Express II so far. I mean honestly, was he even present?
Enough of that garbage though...on to the dresses!!
Red Carpet Wins: Natalie Portman was absolutely glowing in her Rodarte gown. Her co-start Mila Kunis is the only person who could have ever pulled off the lilac Elle Saab Haute Couture number and actually look classy and elegant in it. Reese Witherspoon looked cute as a button per her usual self and really kept it classic and chic in black and white paired with a voluminous ponytail. There was something unique and interesting in Gwyneth Paltrow's look. The actress/singer wore a modern looking gown from the Calvin Klein Collection and rocked it. There is something very "hippy" about her, no? I was all about Scarlett Johansson's look if only because it was such a massive upgrade from the Bride of Frankenstein. I also have to say I was impressed with Mandy Moore. While I am not entirely sure why she was there, not many people have tried and have been successful with the mesh top/sleeve thing. This color matched her skin perfectly and looked seamless on the red carpet.
Near Wins: Amy Adams nailed the color and sparkle factor, but forgot to take in account that cap sleeves are very hard to wear. I also have some reservations with the jewelry. I am putting Halle Berry in this category not because she didn't look amazing, because she always does, but because this is exactly what I expected her in. She wears the same style and same color so often, it is just getting old. Jennifer Lawrence did really pretty well for her first award season and this look was my favorite. The only problem I had with her Calvin Klein Collection dress was that it was just that. A little too simple perhaps? She could have used some bling!
Fails: Nicole Kidman because she is creepy and her dress really did look like a kimono. Sandra Bullock because something was wrong with her face; did she just walk out of a face lift or something? Reluctantly Jennifer Hudson. Her dress was great, the color was great, her body looked great...erm minus her breasts. Yikes. Wear a bra from now on deary. No matter what. Please. Thanks. There are definitely a few more on this list but they are only the predictable ones, so why bother?
The night was fun and full of great fashion. Overall, I actually enjoyed the show as well...at least it was funny, right?
Until next time,