Oscar Favourites: Style v. Glitz

All eyes were on the Oscars last night, and although the ceremony was tedious, there were some noteworthy trends. I chose my favourites based on personal style rather than on the impossible beauty standards of Hollywood. I think a few wrinkles, muted colours and relatively inexpensive jewelry allow the actor's true character to show through, making them more human and endearing, but no less dazzling.

Penelope Cruz
The first Oscar winner of the night for best supporting actress wore a vintage dress that she saw years ago and fell in love with. The dress didn't fit perfectly, but I liked PC's attitude. I love this dress and I will wear it, damn it, whether it fits or not. And yes, the dress was spectacular.

Angelina Jolie
I didn't really notice the dress. My eyes were immediately drawn to her green earrings and matching ring. At first glance, I thought they were emeralds, but upon closer examination, I saw they were plastic?...Fantastic! The contrast with her black dress was stunning.

Marisa Tomei
Her gown was a shiny gray art deco number with lots of pleats, and it didn't look like it had been pressed properly. But I think that is what I liked the most about the gown. It wasn't perfect, and MT looked relaxed, comfortable and gorgeous.

Meryl Streep
I wasn't crazy about the colour of her dress, but the cut suited her. MS is living proof that you don't have to be skinny or young to be beautiful. A very important message for all women.

Kate Winslet
Of course, I couldn't forget best actress Kate Winslet, my husband's favourite. Why is she his favourite? "Because," he says, "it doesn't matter what she is wearing or that she doesn't have a perfect 'Hollywood' body, she feels good about herself and it shows." I think he's got something there. She was absolutely radiant. Her dress, I think, was blue and black, or was it gray and black? Doesn't matter, she looked great.

I also have to comment on the men. With the exception of Mickey Rourke, most of the men were wearing black tuxes and white shirts (Yawn, too much of the same thing is pretty dull!). I did notice that many were portly, but they still looked good. How many rubenesque women did you see at the Oscars?

Unfortunately, the double standard still exists...

Any male dazzlers? Daniel Craig looked yummy, but doesn't he always?


Anonymous | February 26, 2009 at 5:52 AM

Kate Winslet is my favorite too. Loved how she did 'a spotless mind,' & she dresses as herself, not to impress. I only stayed watching the 'show,' to see her receive her Logie..

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