Sunday, March 7, 2010


today is the biggest day in the 2010 awards season.... the Academy Awards. i ate my supper (curry pad thai- thank you joe!), took a shower, and got all bundled up on the couch with a notepad document open and ready to take notes on all of the beautiful Oscar gowns!

it was not a simple decision, but i managed to narrow it down to a top five...

1) Carey Mulligan in Prada- this quirky Best Actress nominee is beyond cute and edgy in her straplee black satin, jewel encrusted, cutout dress with black strappy pumps. she definitely wins as my top choice :)

2) Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture- i had assumed all along that this Karl Lagerfeld muse would make a red carpet entrance in Chanel. her cream and black ruffly, tiered dress couldn't be more my style, and I would give anything to own this beautiful frock.

3) Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel- the icon. gold Chanel with beautiful grey sparkling diamonds along her chest. draping around the neck. the token New York City girl looked gorgeous; with her hair pulled back in that signature big ballerina bun, her skin bronzed, she was almost looking a little Oscar-esque herself.

4) Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture- the Avatar beauty wore a dress that i had actually seen in the list of Oscar prediction gowns, and i'm glad someone chose it. the top is stunning- lilac and shimmering; with an ombre effect gaining deep purple intensity and mass quantities of ruffles as it reaches the floor.

5) Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham- a gold bustier-topped, perfect-for-a-princess gown. the dress suits the young star and with her hair pulled back in an effortless bun, and just the right amount of jeweled accessories, she exuded a youthful, yet glamorous glow.

and... honorable mention goes to:

-Sandra Bullock

-Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

-Penelope Cruz in Donna Karan

-Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhuillier

so... I'm quite curious why Armani Prive dressed both Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Lopez so similarly, for one particular event- the biggest night in Hollywood. first, the material used for both of their dresses seems almost identical [resembling bubble wrap? probably not the most glamorous of fabrics!], and then there's the surprisingly similar color, and strapless, flowing silhouettes.. it almost seems like a case of two women showing up to an event in the same dress, but... not quite. while i normally love Seyfried, her hair/skin/dress all seemed too close in hue. as for Lopez, the camera just couldn't catch a great angle of her and this dress. thoughts?

and, my favorite fashionista Nicole Richie made an appearance, as her fiance Joel Madden was playing deejay for the event. she wore a glimmering Reem Acra, backless, sequined gown with long sleeves. she definitely was rocking an old-school vibe with her winged eyeliner, bun and unique dress.

lastly, my pick for best dressed male? zac efron looked beyond amazing at this year's oscars.

hope everyone enjoyed the show........i'm not quite sure who had the best speech, or who won what award, but hopefully you appreciated my take on 2010's oscar fashions.

sammy xx


  1. Sam, the real question is, what kinda suit is Zack wearing? Don't forget your male audience. How else am I suppose to know what to wear to my next big meeting?

  2. I really wasn't crazy about a number of these looks, specifically Carey's, SJP's, and Miley's.
    In theory, I liked the hemline on Carey's gown, and the beading suited her youthful demeanor. However, it was just a touch reminiscent of the Alfred Angelo prom dresses I coveted in the late 90's. I think the shoes were what killed it for me, they were strappy, but they just weren't strappy enough. They were chunky, and cut off the line of her leg mid-ankle- I feel like all I can see is shoe.
    Sarah Jessica Parker, I love, and I do like the dress, but she has such a slammin' bod for a middle aged mum, and she could have gotten away with a nipped waist, a structured style, a belted grecian number, but she chose an incredibly expensive sack that hung from the widest part of her body.
    Miley's gown was pretty, loved the color on her, and you were spot on about the styling of the look overall- minimal accessories and her hair breezily pulled back- but the neckline killed me. She looked uncomfortable all night long, and I was waiting for the moment that she would stand up straight and fall out of her microscopic bodice. In every picture, she's sporting the dated "broken doll" heroine chic model slump, only because the gown barely fits.