they do it all for me, i am convinced

can i first just say how much i love oscar night?!
the stars come out in all their finest (and all not-theirs finest, but borrowed from fred leighton, et al) and they shine… and last night they did it well.  i was not as blown away with the gowns as i was in years past, but there were a select few that i did drool over.
the first mention goes to a lovely blue dries van noten number worn by mrs. sarsgaard herself, maggie gyllenhaal:

i love how it has a bit of an asian feel toward the bottom of the exquisite fabric , and i am loving the draping on the bodice. she wears it so well with no necklace and simple earrings – she isn’t usually the type to glam it up so much so hats off to her!

this givenchy haute couture piece worn by zoe saldana was a show stopper.  everyone was talking about it last night (all the fashion commentators and red carpet interviewers) and i think she deserves every bit of hype for this one.  the color is divine and the puffs at the bottom are bey-ond glamorous.

rachel mcadams across the board usually does it for me, fashion-wise.  she has fabulous taste (if not super schizo hair – what color was it last??) and she shut. it. down. last night in an amazing georgia o’keefe-reminiscent creation by elie saab.  the crisscross on the bodice calls just enough attention to the top but doesn’t overwhelm the pattern, and the miles and miles of fabric that make it look like she is floating… lovin’ it.

this dress was called a lot of things last night, among them was not “favorite”.  miss charlize will be on the thumbs-down list on many fashion police shows in this dior haute couture gown.  but i am not among those people… i actually loved this dress.  yes, the madonna/like a virgin swirls around her lady lumps were a little odd, but i think this dress is divine.  the color is gORgeous and the silhouette shows off the wearer fabulously, especially with that luxurious train.  love.

this jenny packham dress worn by (not usually or ever my favorite) miley cyrus was hands-down my favorite of the night.  whoever styled her did an incredible job – the hair was PERFECT and the jewels were just enough – you can’t have too much bling on the neck/wrist/ear with all the sparkle in the dress (hate it when that happens, and so many are guilty of that, thanks to you, cartier).  well done, little miley, well done.

hope you have enjoyed reliving the fashion of the best evening in showbusiness, and in case you were lost last night when they were giving awards for director, screenwriter, etc – check out the fabulous blog of the hollywood housewife.  last month, in honor of the oscars, she talks about the credits of a movie and basically, who does what.  it is super helpful and fun to read, and explains all things credits for the layperson.

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