2011 Academy Awards

The Oscar fashions were incredible this year to say the least. Not to mention the fact that, FINALLY, a Project Runway contestant (Christian Siriano, namely) was able to actually make an Oscar statement in the fashion industry for himself. So happy I saw one of his gowns being worn. It's unfortunate that most of those contestants have to slip under the radar after all of those agonizing weeks of laborious sewing, stitching, glueing, pinning, you know, those tedious tasks that some people, such as myself, are not meticulous enough to perform.

Okay, let's switch into Oscar mode. I really have to say, the only person that I really had a problem with was Cate Blanchett in Givenchy (I didn't even bother putting up a picture). I get it. People like it because it's "a walking piece of art" or whatever B.S. is buzzing around. I'm all for the artistic and unique look, but believe it or not, I thought her dress contradicted that whole artsy thing she was probably going for. I felt as if a portrait of some 19th century voyager had originally been there, got unbearably restless, and decided to just up and leave, abandoning Cate with an empty circle in the middle of her chest. Or, more simply, it looked like someone blew a hole through the top half of her dress. So, as you may have gathered, I would not say that I particularly enjoyed seeing her in a gown like this.

For the most part, however, the fashions were great, and I'm really digging the sheer fabrics, reds, and nudes that we were seeing so much of. Mila Kunis looked absolutely stunning in her sheer, lacy, lavander Elie Saab gown. And the hair, makeup, and jewelry only added to her gorgeous ensemble.

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Mandy Moore was one of my absolute favorites. Cascading sequins, sheerness, nude color...what more can you possibly ask for!?

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Halle Berry's gown had some pretty similar qualities to Mandy Moore's, except it was maybe a little more Disney princess-y and fairytale-like. WHIMSICAL.

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What is it with those famous pregnant women who always manage to look awesome!? I'm not even a huge Natalie Portman fan, but this color is seriously amazing on her.

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There is no way in hell that I could ever hate anything that Anne Hathaway wears, so this dress represents all of the gowns she wore last night. That woman is always fabulous (thanks Rachel Zoe!).

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