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Oscars Red Carpet

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

It was an evening of sheer fabrics, glittery neutrals, dynamic reds, feathers and boobs – from Mila Kunis’ lace that looked more like an accidental peekaboo to Jennifer Hudson’s va-va-voom to Cate Blanchett’s target on her chest. Or was it a frame? On to the highlights…

You go, Jennifer Hudson. Celebrate that svelte figure. Love that tangerine Versace – and love knowing the shoes were purple, even if we couldn’t see them.

Anyone who criticizes Gwyneth Paltrow in this liquid Calvin Klein sheath, with perfectly straight hair to match is just jealous.

Unexpected, Mandy Moore! This crystal encrusted Monique Lhuillier gown is exquisite.

So much pressure on La Portman. And that’s just her bladder. I think she aced it. This Rodarte dress was so flattering and soft and pretty. Just pretty. Liked that she let her hair down, too.

Reese Witherspoon looked classic and glamorous in Armani Prive. Up close, the high pony was a bit southern belle, but she is a southern belle! I like it.

Most stunningly age appropriate? Toss up between Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa and…

…the amazing Helen Mirren.

Now then.

First reaction: Am I seeing areolas??? Never quite recovered. You’re a fox, Mila Kunis, but this is not my fave.

Didn’t think it was possible for Nicole Kidman’s hips to look big. Congratulations. One bright spot: the red shoes.

Oh, of course she’s gorgeous and movie star glam (and outshines James Franco). Love the red. Generally not a fan of the pooping fabric effect.

Ahhh, I thought, on first glance from waist up. Ohhh, I said when I saw that cascade of tulle at the bottom. I don’t hate it, but feel like it would have been better without the fussiness at the bottom. Still, she’s Halle and she’s gorgeous and nobody wears spiky hair as well.

Now that’s a dress. It is growing on me. But I just can’t stop seeing the target on Cate Blanchett’s chest. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing.

Golden Globes fashion 2011

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Sandra Bangs Bullock

Here’s what I think happened: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were goofing around, for baby Louie’s entertainment – singing, dancing, jumping about, when KAPOW! – like a scene straight out of “The Proposal,” they bonked heads, leaving Sandy with a honking hematoma, hours before the red carpet – thus giving birth to the evenings top hair trend not to follow: clip on bangs!

Natalie Portman

On the subject of hair, I have this to say about Natalie Portman (besides wholehearted congratulations on the win): I know she’s pregnant and probably worried about face-puffing, but really, she is amazing with short hair. Lop off the ballerina bun and own it. I was a big fan of her Viktor & Rolf dress with the sparkling red rose adornment – perfectly elegant, yet quirky and sweet to showcase her blossoming belly.

Anne Hathaway

Loved Anne Hathaway in her golden Armani Prive. What a bod. WHAT a bod. But it was also a rockin, unexpected choice – and so fun to see her in something non-princess-y. Moral of the story: Rachel Zoe could dress an A-lister from the delivery room – and that is exactly what she might have to do for the Oscars. Bananas.

Adored Olivia Wilde’s sparkling ball gown as well.

Green was the color of the night – loved it when first spotted on Angelina Jolie, but her actual dress was a bit boring and her fawing over Brad was entirely annoying. Red was another frequent choice..with some unfortunate results, like January Jones’ tacky straps and Julianne Moore’s one pouffed sleeve. Together, perhaps they would have had enough material to make something.

Olivia Wilde

Lea Michele stuck with Oscar de la Renta ruffles, but went pink…and proved that, well, black is better.

As for Halle Berry and Sofia Vergara why bother even discussing the dresses. They are obscenely gorgeous.

January Jones

Lea Michele

Sofia Vergara

Halle and me

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

HalleOf all the stars to be pregnant at the same time I am, did it have to be Halle Berry? Even Julia Roberts would have been easier – megawatt smile aside, Julia sometimes looks delightfully frumpy in candids at the grocery store.

Not Halle. There she is in her Roberto Cavalli halter style dress – outshining a non-pregnant girl in the same frock, according to the UsWeekly reader poll (Admittedly, I agreed). Last week, in a People magazine feature on pregnancy style, Halle was declared "The Hottie." Signature pieces: Curve hugging dresses, thin knits, chunky jewelry. That description sounds reasonable enough, until you see them on her.

Knocked up or not, there’s no reason for the rest of us even to try.

The headline on this particular article read "Elastic waist slacks? Never!" And I happened to see it shortly after returning from the mall with my first pair of maternity pants. Elastic waist. Let’s call them "stretchy" instead. At least they don’t have the panel over the belly – I’m having enough itchy stomach issues without adding fabric to the situation. They’re charcoal gray fine wale cords, skinny through the leg (Finally! Some non-boxy maternity pants!) with a flare at the bottom. I found them on sale for $29.99 at GapMaternity. There was a little flaw in the fabric at the knee, so I scored an extra 20 percent off.

Don’t misunderstand, Halle – like you, I can still button my jeans (so, it’s the AGs I bought a size too large, not the skinny Hudsons, but we don’t need to talk about that, or the fact that they sit so low anyone behind me is in danger of being mooned). But I see the writing on the wall. At 21 weeks, the growing has only just begun. Hot Halle, preggers for the first time, doesn’t know that. She was quoted saying she doesn’t think she’ll need maternity clothes until her final month. We’ll see. Even with a bod like hers – or actually, because of it, that baby has nowhere to grow but out. Faster than you can fathom, that "cute" bump becomes plain ol’ big. And even the trendy, flowy tops and dresses stop looking so flowy on a swollen middle.

I’ll be watching, Halle. From the comfort of my chic enough elastic waist cords. And don’t even think about copying – I nabbed the last pair. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved