Best and Worst of the 2014 Oscars

Best:

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture on the 2014 Oscars Red Carpet

Charlize Theron looked unreal in Dior Haute Couture. She is probably one of the most gorgeous women ever to walk this Earth and her body is insane. It’s nice to see that she didn’t feel the need to show up in a puffy ball gown, instead she chose a streamlined look to let her be the center of attention and not the dress. As it is Dior, the tailoring is immaculate and it fits her figure to a tee. The neckline is so feminine and gorgeous and the hint of sparkle at the neck dripping down was just what it needed. Her hair was so sleek and elegant and it fit the overall simplicity. Some people did not like the invisible straps, but I thought they were a cool and innovative. The sheer panel that doesn’t reveal anything is extremely sexy and adds interest along with the horizontal pleating. She is working the hell out of it and you can see how confident she is in it. This gothic glamour look from the queen of fashion is sure to go down in the Oscar history books.

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace on the 2014 Oscars Red Carpet 

Kate Hudson has arrived! She looked like a modern Marilyn Monroe in this unbelievable Atelier Versace stunner. The grecian-goddess draping on this dress looks like a fluid waterfall of fabric. I am obsessed with the little beaded caplet with the strong shoulder pads because it gives her a masculine and futuristic touch. The plunging-v was done just right and she looks super sexy. Her simple hair and delicate smokey eye allowed her to shine and the dress only enhances that. Kate Hudson has a great down-to-earth style when it comes to street wear, but she always glams-it-up for the red carpet.  The Oscars are a time for fashion giants to “bring it” and Kate certainly never disappoints.

Lupita Nyong’o in Prada on the 2014 Oscar Red Carpet


Another winner for me last night was Lupita Nyong’o in pale blue Prada. She looks absolutely breathtaking with the accordion pleats swooshing down the carpet. Just the movement of this dress was magical, not to mention everything else. The reason that Lupita chose this specific blue for her custom dress was because it reminded her of Nairobi, her hometown in Kenya and she wanted a little piece of home with her on her big night (so cute). With the headband, blue gown, and sparkles at the bottom, Lupita looks like an edgy Cinderella. I know we are going to see plenty more amazing looks from fashion’s new “it” girl.

Worst:

Liza Minnelli in Vintage Halston on the Oscars 2014 Red Carpet

Most of the dresses at the Oscars were just okay, which is a shame. I would prefer if people took fashion risks that didn’t pay off instead of the same a-line lace dress or red column. This would make things more interesting, fun, and artful, which is what fashion is all about.The only person at the Oscars that looked truly atrocious was Liza Minnelli in vintage Halston. She looked like a Smurf that gave up on life and the ensemble is not doing anything for her body. The blue streak in her hair is about forty-five years too young for her and it looks like she is going through a stage.  She obviously forgot a bra and her shoes look like they belong to a five year old, but hey, she’s having fun.

Chris Hemsworth with Elsa Patakay in Elie Saab on the 2014 Oscars Red Carpet

Another worst for me was Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Patakay. She just looks so stupid in this beaded Elie Saab. The shape of this gown is not formal enough for the Oscars. When you are dressing with a bump you either have to go with no structure or a  lot of structure, not somewhere in the middle. The fact that the gown is cinched-in below the bump is a tragedy. On the other hand, Chris looks amazing in a perfectly tailored suit in maroon to add interest.

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