Part 2 of First Annual LA-Story Oscar Fashion Awards by Nancy Lichtenstein & Stevie Wilson
This is part 2 of the LA-Story.com First Annual Oscar Fashion Awards
Best Looking Man on the Red Carpet
This isn’t going to be easy–most of the guys looked great on Sunday night. Jake Gyllenhaal is almost perfect, except for the scruffy beard.
Keanu Reeves would look hot wearing a UPS uniform (I’m picking on that specifically because my girlfriends and I have decided it’s the least sexy garment in the world), although there’s something a bit undertakery about this suit with a black tie and the shiny texture is a bit odd.
Ryan Reynolds looks like a young Warren Beatty. Even Ryan Seacrest looks good and he usually makes me want to gnaw my hand off. I think I’m going to leave it to Stevie to make the call…and the winner is?
SW: No way does Ryan Seacrest belong in this group. Sorry– the man can’t compete with these guys. I have to agree that Jake could have trimmed up a little on the scruffy beard or just shaved it off. However it’s his face, but it keeps him from scoring here.
Keanu looks great in his suit- -and his beard is well-groomed too (see Jake, it can be done) . While Nancy didn’t mention Jeremy Renner, he was smoking haute though I would have loved to have seen him in a tux rather than the suit– but then again, he’s new to this red-carpet situation relatively speaking. While we didn’t mention George Clooney, he wears a tux so well that he outclasses everyone so we have to take him out of this competition because he blows everyone away– but he did need a bit more control of his hair.
That leaves us with the wonderful Ryan Reynolds who’s shown significant growth professionally and in his fashion statements.
Winner: Ryan Reynolds!
Best Jewelry on the Red Carpet
This one is a hell of a lot easier–Mariska Hargitay wins hands down, for actually wearing a statement necklace, and for piling on the diamond bracelets like she bought them at the dollar store.
To quote Elizabeth Wurtzel, “there is no greater display of power than apparent nonchalance.”
SW: Finally a woman who understands that you can wear a necklace with a strapless gown and still pile on the blingy bracelets. ( I am digging the mix on the bracelets too! She shoots, she scores and wins by a long-shot.
The “So Close to Her Skin Tone, From Far Away She Looks Naked Award”
Anna Kendrick. I don’t mean to be mean here. She actually looks lovely in a goddessy sort of way. I’m just astonished at how perfectly the gown replicates her skin color.
SW: While I was talking to Jill Kirsh yesterday of JillKirshColor.com, we talked in detail about Anna Kendrick. I love the dress. It’s very goddess– but the color matches her skintone and it runs right into almost making her nude — but not– and it does nothing for her. Why wear something that matches your skintone so closely. A peachier-pink shade would have been so much better for her. The de
The “I Sat On A Wedding Cake” Award
Diane Kruger: the dress is crazy enough from the front, but from the back it literally looks like she applied Cool Whip to her butt.
SW:Diane Kruger: where to start. Let’s see, she scores for the basic ivory tone of the dress but the black ruffled collar sort of washes her out. The ruffles gone wild across the rear view do nothing for her– nor would it on anyone else with any sort of butt. The design is great on paper and on the hanger– and very few human bodies. Kruger has a shape– she’s great looking but this isn’t the drss for her.
The Not Getting Older, Getting Better Award
I could easily make a case for Michelle Pfeiffer being the best looking woman at the Oscars. She used color masterfully, the gown is perfectly figure-flattering, and she looks better to me every time I see her. On a night when some very seriously bad plastic surgery was on display (I’ll be nice and won’t name names), she was natural, radiant and smoking hot.
SW: Michelle Pfeiffer looks stunning. . Reminds me of “The Fabulous Baker Boys” but better– more up to date. She’s pulled off a striking red dress that fits her figure so well and she looked terrific.
The Won’t Get Better No Matter How Much Older She Gets Award
Mariah Carey. I don’t know how someone can manage to show so much skin and look matronly at the same time. Mariah, I issue you a challenge. It isn’t working, sweetie, and you’re due for a comeback. Go shopping with Stevie and let her bring you solidly into the 21st century and teach you about style and sophistication.
SW: I winced when I saw Mariah Carey. I wondered where her stylist from Golden Globes disappeared to because this ensemble shows too much and doesn’t do her any favors. I understand that the Precious cast wore blue because of Sapphire the author. Great idea and brings solidarity to the cast. The “twins” are pretty well exposed and would have looked better and less “in your face” had she pulled an Elizabeth Taylor trick of wearing a killer necklace. Also doing that it would not draw attention to her waist which isn’t so tiny with that amazing broach. Also the slit up to there skirt was exposing more skin on the bottom than she needed to show. Can someone please do something with her? I would be happy to take her shopping and give her that sophistication along with showing off her assets.
Thank you to Nancy Lichtenstein for all her savvy and assistance in putting this together.
Unless Nancy and I think of some other categories, this is may be the end of the LA-Story.com First Annual Oscar Fashion Awards.
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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