I am recently back from New York so a bit late on the Oscars bandwagon however I still wanted to air my judgments as it’s one of my favourite events of the year, especially when my two favourite people are in attendance: Cate & Kate. Power to the C/Kates!
My best dressed by a country mile was Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace. Kate Hudson has been on my radar for a while, probably ever since her yellow dress ‘how to lose a guy in 10 days’ moment, you all know which one I mean! I know that was a film piece but I do not care as it seems to generally encapsulate the way I feel about her: Best Dressed Gorgeousness! She seems to consistently nail all her looks and I get genuinely excited to see what she’s going to wear next. The Oscars were no exception and she did not disappoint. Nominees take note please these are the fashion moments you should be achieving, not getting outshone by the presenters/plus ones.
Versace are what I think of as quite a va va voom brand which can tread the toes of tacky if not worn well (erm herm Heidi Klum) but Kate just looks like a breathtakingly elegant statuesque ice princess. She belongs in the ice castle in Frozen standing alongside Elsa’s incredible sexy blue number (I don’t care if it’s a cartoon that dress is amazing!) The colour, the fit, the draping, the ruching, the train, the make-up, the hair, the posing – somebody stop me! The Cape. Capes can be gorgeously dramatic when done well and add oomph to an outfit a la Gwyneth and Lupita, and Kate showcases this perfectly here. This is a head-to-toe stunner and god damn if Kate doesn’t know how to work a red carpet! Her smouldering confidence just elevates this dress beyond, she belongs on Mount Olympus with all the other goddesses!
Sorry couldn't help myself :S Moving swiftly on...
Talking of princesses (apologies for the excessive Disney referencing) Lupita Nyong'o had a veritable Cinderella moment in her lovely Prada gown. Now this one is a bit of a contentious point for me. Had this been a stand-alone effort I would have been essentially mesmerised by this however because this is Lupita I was slightly disappointed. Now this is hugely unfair of me as this is an excellent effort and a great result but she has had such an amazing run all throughout this awards season that I was expecting a WOW blow my socks off moment and this wasn’t it. However she looks beautiful, the colour is divine and the princess feel of this gown is extremely appropriate for her big win – come on you all knew she had it in the bag, her performance was outstanding. On a side note I'm going to pretend that hairband does not exist!
Pink in Elie Saab. Yes I did just say Pink. Pink on a Best Dressed Oscars list – huh? Have I entered some alternate universe?! Do not get me wrong there is nothing wrong with Pink’s style, she often looks pretty cool but on a Best Dressed Oscars List?! Hold the phone!! Well she absolutely belongs here, in fact she belongs near the top, she left Lupita trailing in her wake which is saying something. She deserves a round of applause! What a stunning effort by her! Yes it is a predictable sequin Elie Saab dress but I don’t care when someone looks as good as her wearing it. Also how appropriate as a performance piece for Somewhere Over the Rainbow with Ruby Slippers!! A very well thought out ensemble I thought.
Cate Blanchett is a safe bet who exudes elegance and sophistication at every turn and she succeeds again here in Armani Prive. This isn’t my favourite look of hers or of the night but she looks so regal and elegant – I will never stop describing this woman as elegant! The colour perfectly compliments her skin tone and the embellishments on the dress are just heavenly. She also is an absolute goddess, all hail Queens Cate & Kate!!
Who were your favourites of the night? Were you as taken with Kate Hudson as I was?