Oscar Review 2010

I haven’t seen the movie Precious yet, but after looking at the trailers with Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique as two poor, abused women in a dysfunctional family – and then watching these two ladies “strut their stuff” on the red carpet all award season–I continue to be amazed by the transformational powers of clothing and makeup.  Incredible what nice clothes and great lipstick can do for your look – AND your self esteem!


Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique in Precious
(Photo courtesy Lionsgate)

Mo'Nique and Gabourey

On the red carpet

Speaking of award shows, I clicked through a number of websites reviewing the 2010 Oscar fashions and had to chuckle at the different assessments.  One list’s “best dressed” is another’s “worst dressed.”  About the only thing they all agreed on was that Miley Cyrus needs to stand up straight, Meryl Streep looked amazing in her white Chris March (Project Runway Runner Up) gown, and Charlize Theron looked like she had Cinnabons attached to her Dior couture.  Well, when you work with John Galliano (or Christian Lacroix or Jean Paul Gaultier), about the only thing you know for sure is that whatever they come up with, it will NOT be run-of-the-mill!

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus in
Jenny Packham

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep in
Chris March

Charlize Theron

Charize Theron in
John Galliano for Dior

Photos courtesy WireImage.com

Here are some of the Oscar 2010 reviews from around the web:

Simple, straight-forward review of who-wore-what.

More in-depth coverage, including Kat Giantis’ irreverent take on the best and worst fashion.

LOL commentary from a totally different perspective, complete with pictures and snarky comments on pre/during/post Oscar fashion.

Yes, there IS a site devoted entirely to Red Carpet fashion – really!  It’s all very Hedda Hopper meets Jane Jetson with the side-by-side pictures and YouTube videos, but if you enjoy red carpet couture, you can get your fix here.

One of the things I like about award show reviews is how much you can learn by seeing others’ clothing success or mistakes.  When you see a lithe body draped in a tent or a full figure squeezed into a size too small, those images stick in your brain and come back to visit when you’re in the dressing room.  Seeing how other dress can help you dress better yourself.  So watch and absorb.

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