A couple dresses have had pockets this year.
Hoorah! Us Australians have no idea what's going on, so this is muchly useful.
Have no way of seeing the Oscars would have been a better way of phrasing that, I suppose.
What on EARTH is Charlize Theron wearing on her shoulder?! It's bigger than her HEAD!
And Charlize Theron--could the bow GET any bigger?
Rachel Weisz - beautiful
Reese Witherspoon - pretty style, but color does nothing for her
Carlize Theron, Naomi Watts - FIRE YOUR STYLISTS!
2006-03-06 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm sorry - who cares? Aren't there plenty more important things to address than ridiculous Oscar fashions? Ok. I am old. I do not address any better issues either. But the Oscars, and the fashions, bleh, who gives a toss. Mind, this is not a personal attack.
It's just about all those people we are supposed to care about, and their dresses, which I could not care less about. The Oscars are a scam, the dresses are a scam, and all the people involved are plastic. All of this this does not mean shit, and it does not have any consequence whereas your personal life is concerned. It is just part of the media hype that makes me puke.
I am old. I can say those things. Fuck the Oscars.
2006-03-06 04:26 am (UTC)
Re: Oscar fashions
Sometimes it's just nice to get caught up in the hype. A mini-vacation, I suppose. Sure, it's fake and inconsequential, but that's where the fun is.
I love the shape of Jennifer Lopez' dress, and I don't mind the color in and of itself. However, I think it makes her skin look muddy. She's so lovely, and she just glows in whites and in vivid colors, but this olive and the yellowed grays she often wears make her look dull.
I thought Jessica's dress was lovely.
I think this year stands out for having a serious lack of wtf outfits. Except for that bow.
She deserves more color. I thought the dress was bland.
Naomi Watts was massively wtf.
I think Keira was the belle. And why was Sandra Bullock out with Keanu? Where is her new husband?
Apparently Sandra and Keanu are making a new movie together, so their being together was "product placement."
Keanu looking like he'd been drinking since 6am was not particularly helpful.
I have little interest in the Oscars, but I love to laugh at all the plastic Barbie dolls trying to outdo each other on the daring fashions. (OH, I can show more boobies than YOU!). Thanks for a great post.
BTW, just watched tons of Black Adder this weekend, courtesy of Netflix, and I LOVE your icon!!
Just checked out the pics on Yahoo. Naomi Watts (and some others) need to look at the mirror again. People with blond hair and fair skin can fade into the wallpaper when they wear beige!
While a number of the actresses were stunning - Uma was a pleasant surprise, Rachel Weisz was gorgeous, and I actually did like Reese's whole look - I still think that Selma won. Every one of us was drooling!
Selma was fabulous. Keira Knightley's dress was beautiful, too, but Selma's curves were just amazing.
Naomi Watts - Why and try to be the same color from head to toe? Color is good people!
Michelle Williams - I liked the cut of the dress, but wasn't thrilled with the Ronald McDonald yellow. She and Heath were adorable together!
Felicity Huffman - I actually thought she looked good. The dress was bottom heavy, but I thought she pulled it off well.
Nicole Kidman - She and Naomi are best friends. I wonder if they use the same (bad) stylist?
Charlize Theron- Actually I think it's a bat, not a parrot. ;p
Jennifer Lopez, great dress, but another one who needs to step away from the self tanners.
I missed the rest of them.
Um, apologies for Firefred. I read your journal, and he's a friend of mine, so that's probably how he stumbled on your post.
Charlize Theron did have one thing going for her: The Oscars seemed rather dull this year, so at least she had something soft to rest her head on if she got tired. Portable pillow.
Hey, there's a thought! She was planning ahead.
No worries on Freddy. You aren't responsible for the behavior of others. And he's gonna have more responses than average in his email!
You are reading my mind! I was flipping between the pre-shows and it was just. so. disappointing! George Clooney used the same "I hate Ang Lee" joke with everyone! (But his acceptance speech was brilliant - funny and very a propos - and he gave fabulous face every time the cameras found him.)
When we saw the head-eating bow on Charlize Theron's shoulder, my husband and I decided that a parrot had died there and she picked the dress to cover it up.
And a note to Felicity Huffman (who is usually so smoky!) - bony cleavage is never attractive.
I didn't watch the pre-show, just the awards themselves, but:
I have to agree with you wholeheartedly regarding Naomi Watts. I thought it looked like she took all the doilies off of her grandmother's end tables and bunched them all at the top of her dress. Ugly dress. It's a shame, 'cause she can be a really classic beauty in just jeans in her movies.
I loved the rocks around Jennifer Aniston's neck.
I thought that Salma Hayek was gorgeous.
I liked Reese's gown the most.
The thing I noticed the most 'cause while this wasn't the first time we had it on the Big Penis tv downstairs, but the first time I'd set for it in HD (not bothering to worry about porting it upstairs to the connected standard TiVo): the actresses were all way too shiny. It wasn't a problem that the men had, except for perhaps Tom Hanks.
Big offenders in the overly shiny or bad tans: Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba.
I also thought the color of Jennifer Lopez's dress was nice, but she should cover her manly shoulders next time.