Popular wisdom has it that very few of the American public watching the Academy Awards have seen the movies nominated. Which would include my own self in that I don’t do movies. I do however, like much of America, tune into the annual Hollywood love fest to see the action and be entertained.
The fashion of the stars catches my eye and so I must comment. For like it or not, styles set by the Hollywood set are often emulated across the nation. In the interest of providing advance notice of fashion trends to come, a compendium of fashion notes follows. Including, heh, some style categories never before invented.
In the interest of bandwidth, only a few pictures of the source of my fashion critiques are not provided. However, a link to a picture of the comment is provided for any reader intrigued enough to have a look-see.
Moving on to an overall feeling of the 2006 Oscar fashion:
There were no spiky hairstyles at this years Academy Award extravaganza. I also noted, to my complete surprise, that make-up was sparing, almost bare. Indeed the hairstyles of the stars were glamorous, often upswept in a fetchingly casual manner.
Sandra Bullock was one actress sporting the barest of make-up and at first I thought perhaps she forgot the application.
Before moving on to our special fashion awards, below the compilation of best male attire at this year’s Oscar awards:
The award for “weirdest dress” goes to Charlize Theron. I don’t know what Theron was thinking when she tried on that outer space thing with its pointy angles jutting in all directions. And that pouf thing on the shoulder, well I just don’t know. Theron was sporting one of those dramatic up-dos so popular at the Oscar festivities this year.
Just for giggles and grins, we have a picture of those fashion gurus, Joan and Melissa Rivers. Joan is wearing some sort of feather thing and Melissa Rivers is fetching in a form-fitting number.
The award for “best necklace” goes to Keira Knightley. I had a chance to see that puppy up close during an audience span and I think those are sapphires hanging around that neck. Big sapphires. Really big.
Here’s a picture of the inside of the Kodak Theater. It’s included simply because I had to wonder what else might be presented in such a plush place besides the Academy Awards.
While Dolly Parton didn’t make my best-dressed list, I was enamored of her pink frock. It was almost a candy confection, Dolly’s dress. Embellishments abounded in the form of lace and frou-frou on the straps. Then a happening belt tied it all together and charmingly emphasized Dolly’s tiny waist. This isn’t a dress one would wear to work but the frock had “Dolly Parton” written all over it.[ADBLOCKHERE]
The award for the “couple who most look alike” goes to Ang Lee and his wife. Mrs. Lee, goodness, she couldn’t find a gown for the festivities?
Of course we must have an award for “the most low cut dress”. This year, the award goes to Felicity Huffman. Indeed, woman, the thing plunges almost to your waist! No wait. It goes all the way to her waist! With tiny little boobs peeking out, the gown is very alluring and not quite x-rated.
The award for the most bling-bling has to go to Jennifer Aniston. Whose very presence at the awards ceremony puzzles me, but some jeweler thought enough of her star quality to drape her neck with diamonds that would weigh down a horse.
We mention Amy Adams’ frock because it is, overall, a pretty thing. Except, please, what is that thing in the front? It looks like a Madonna dress dance prop hastily affixed to the front of the gown.
Finally, ta-da, my own winners of the fashion parade for the 78th annual Academy Awards:
Reese Witherspoon not only won an award, she gave the best speech of the night. What a pretty woman. And Uma, big kiss. That dress fit you like a fine glove and won you best-dressed honors by this humble blogger.
As for Naomi Watts, it appears that Watts took a roll of toilet paper after my cat clawed it to shreds and sewed it directly onto her bodice.