Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Welcome to the 2011 Oscars: A night of inappropriate lipstick choices, repetitive hairstyles and the occasional bombshell

Let do a quick recap of some of Monday’s (for us Aussies) best/worst looks.

Reese doing a bangin’ Barbie ponytail.
 Let’s start on a positive note with Ms Witherspoon doing a startlingly rendition on Barbie Goes to Prom. I have to admit, I actually kind of dig this look, like, ALOT. It’s a playful and flattering take on the often stagnant and ageing updo and offsets her super classic dress perfectly.  

 Scarlett Johansson 2011 Oscars
Scarlett looking like she’s been, well ... romping ...
I just don’t know about this for an Oscar red carpet ‘moment’. A jazz guitar recital in West Hollywood sure, but I wouldn’t want to rub shoulders with James Cameron with scraggy looking hair.

 Cate Blanchett 2011 Oscars
Kate B keeping it simple.
Not much to say about this – super safe (well not the dress, obviously!) and super pretty.

 Jennifer Lawrence, Oscars
Jennifer Lawrence PHWOAAA
Caution: Don't let your boyfriends look at this directly, may cause relationship damage.

Mandy Moore 2011 Oscars
Mandy looking like she’s hitting 40.
WHAT THE HELL is going on here? Why does she look so old? First of all, I would like to make it clear that I worship an orange lip (which is bang on trend for spring 2011) but THIS is just. not. working. Fair skin and an orange hued lip are not best friends ok?! They don’t even shop at the same places or braid each other’s hair. I also think the updo needs to be looser, with some pieces framing her face and softening the overall look.  

 Mila Kunis, Oscars
And Mila (sigh), making everybody else jealous.
It doesn’t get much better than this. I actually let out a squeal of delight (not unlike the sound made by a Chihuahua when you accidentally step on it) when she sashayed onto the carpet because yet again she looks effortlessly beautiful and super chic. She’s played up her best feature -those saucy, sphinx like eyes, by defining them with a taupe smoky shadow. This also highlights her glossy hair with its darker roots and subtly lightened ends, helping to frame her gorgeous face. But the reason this look all comes together and works so harmoniously is because she’s kept her lips and cheeks soft and subtle. The soft rosy pink hues comploment her lilac dress instead of detracting from it. Well played Mila, unlike Charlie Sheen you actually are “WINNING”.