Ooh - I love me an Academy Awards broadcast! Once upon time when I was young and single and didn't have to share a TV with anyone I would stay up until the wee hours of the morning watching the ceremony on delay - which meant that I would have to block my ears all day so I didn't accidentally hear the winners in advance. These days, Australian TV broadcast the show live during the middle of the day, and seeing as I was home today with a toddler who lost TV privileges ( normally we watch a lot of ABC2 but Flynns listening ears were broken today, so his channel got turned off ).... I got to watch most of it!
Of course, the biggest part of the fun of an Oscars ceremony is the fashion - who looks awesome sauce and who resembles a train wreck. And now, with the added benefit of tablet technology, I can chase up all the Oscars live blogging and get all the fashion goes whilst watching the awards be given out. So, without any further ado, here are my top 3 looks from the 2013 Oscars red carpet - you know, from what I've seen so far:
At first this struck me as a little bit too bridal - but then you look at Charlize's prefect face and her awesome haircut and it just changes the whole look of the dress. Its relatively simple, it fits her really well and its a very classic shape. Love!
I love the structure of this one, the space-agey thing it has going for it, and I love that Naomi chose this instead of something softer. She's so little and petite and she looks like a real warrior princess in this!
This one seems to be polarizing the fashion critique pages, but I love it... And I think most of that love is to do with the fact that its different to what Halle normally wears ( you know, either strapless or super cleavage, and sheer, with a full-ish skirt ). Plus - its black and gold and stripes and sequins!
As for train wrecks - I can't say I've come across anyone that was full blown nutso this year ( hello Bjork swan dress and Celine Dions backwards suit! ). But sadly, I did find one of my favourite actresses in a dress that underwhelmed me so much it made me sad:
Oh Anne - too simple, and too wishy-washy. But hey, her hair looked awesome and she won the Oscar so yay for her!