Ah, the Oscars. It might be my favourite night of the year. The movies, the music, the spectacular gowns and jewels, Leo, Bradley and Jared all in one place – what’s not to love? Aside from Matthew McConaughey winning an oscar before Leo, but I digress.
Now we all know that one of the best parts of award shows are the red carpet arrivals, and that the best and worst dressed awards issued by tabloids the following day are often talked about more than the actual statues bestowed the night before. Unfortunately, some of us (me) made the mistake of watching the E! network’s red carpet coverage, and it seems Ryan Seacrest totally dropped the ball. We missed almost everyone before finally changing the channel, so here are a few observations on what I did manage to see of the hair, makeup and fashion from last night.
First and foremost, can we all take a moment to appreciate Jared Leto’s amazing ombre? The tones are perfect, and that long flowing hair he clearly got from his mom and his healthy lifestyle (the real-life Jordan Catalano has been vegan for years) makes his pretty face that much prettier. I also loved his cream and white suit. Seacrest also rocked the cream and white, but apparently didn’t feel the need to get a haircut for the evening.
Like the rest of North America, I love me some Jennifer Lawrence. However, I have not been loving her short hair lately. I don’t like the way they’ve been styling it ala Kate Gosselin, but last night it looked amazing, all swept back from her face; very vintage-glam and soft.
Generally speaking, softer, looser hair and simple makeup tend to look better with the uber-formal attire worn to events like this, and Cate Blanchette and Julia Roberts did it perfectly. I wasn’t a huge fan of either of their dresses, but the hair and dewy makeup were perfection. Missing that memo were Amy Adams, who looked like she did her hair herself, and Sandra Bullock, who badly needed her curls brushed out. Loved her dress though.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have to be the most beautiful couple. His hair. It was the first thing I noticed when they came on screen, which is saying a lot considering what both of their faces look like. Perfect length, perfect style. And Olivia’s colour and messy updo superbly offset her dramatic black gown.
Finally, Lupita Nyong’o. She’s looked stunning on every red carpet this season, but she could wear a paper bag and still look flawless. I loved her dress (who didn’t?) and the thin headband she wore last night though. It was very halo-esque and she looked angelic.
And for what it’s worth…
Best Dressed – Lupita Nyong’o
Worst Dressed – Portia De Rossi
Best Hair – Jennifer Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis
Worst Hair – Amy Adams