I rushed home from all of my Sunday errands yesterday, literally just one minute before the red carpet coverage began. I even put my husband to work on the couch next to me, taking notes on the arrivals! Here’s what we thought…well–mostly what I thought:
The belle of the ball last night was clearly Sandra Bullock. This has been her awards season for sure!
My fellow Twitter-dolls helped me to confirm that Sandra was wearing Chanel Rouge Coco in “Paris” on her lips, a perfect choice for the stunning champagne Marchesa gown she wore. It was paired with a straight, sleek hairstyle–worn down with a deep side part and placed over one shoulder. She’s been wearing variations of this style on the red carpet lately and it works for her, so why not? There wasn’t a dry eye in my house during her gracious and humble acceptance speech, Sandy is so cool that she could be my BFF is she wanted to! And no, I wouldn’t hit on her husband…
Both my husband and I let out audible gasps when Mrs. Kutcher stepped on the stage to present a tribute to the talent we lost in 2009. There was absolutely not a thing out of place–the dress, the shoes, everything was FABULOUS. Those killer legs…she’s still got it! The pretty lip color she was rocking was a combo of Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge in “Rich Cashmere” and Juicy Tubes in “Spring Fling”.
I have been singing the praises of Queen Latifah for a long time, but THIS dress is THE BEST YET. She keeps topping herself, time and time again! The cut was exceptionally flattering to her beautiful figure, the pale pink shade was absolutely stunning against her skin, and her makeup was luminous and flawless. Need I say more? Makeup artist, D’Andre Michael describes Queen’s eye look:
For Queen Latifah’s eyes, I started by applying COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder in Brown Bronze 1 to the brow bone. I do this to achieve a more natural look to the brow bone. Secondly, I used COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Purple Plume on the entire lid from the lash line to the inner crease. I then used COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke in the inner crease to blend up on the brow bone. For depth and intensity, I used COVERGIRL Outlast Smoothwear All Day Eyeliner in Onyx on the inner bottom eyelid. To give lashes the oomph that most women crave, I applied COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Waterproof Mascara in Very Black.
Mo’Nique has all the right curves in this vibrant blue hue with ruching! With a gorgeous gardenia in her hair (a tribute to Hattie McDaniel), she accepted an Academy Award last night for her role in Precious. Cue the crying in my house again–during her speech, she turned to her husband and said, “Thank you for showing me that sometimes you have to forgo what’s popular to do what’s right. And baby, you are so right.” Very well said.
Gabourey is a vision in blue too, sapphire blue! Her Marchesa gown with crystal floral embroidery was sophisticated but not overstated. Her hair in Hollywood screen-siren glamour waves was the perfect ‘do to compliment her look! This Hollywood newcomer already has her poses down, she’s already set for next season’s awards!
Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart
What gives, you two? I’m going to start a band called The Slouchy Twins, and I’d love for you both to be the lead singers! Where is the grace and the poise? Before you start sending me hate mail, there were tons o’ fellow tweeters last night saying exactly the same thing. If you’re gonna run with the big dogs in Hollywood, you better start practicing walking with books on your heads…and quickly.
The Just “Okay”
Please don’t kill me, but Zoe Saldana was gorgeous from the waist up. The rest of her dress looked like “Big Bird on acid”, and that is compliments of my husband! There were also some moments I saw her struggling with the bottom while she was trying to pose.
Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and Nicole Richie also get honorable mentions here.
Share your thoughts, what were your picks for hits and misses?