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Reese Rules

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Reese Witherspoon is a master of the red carpet wow. She’s my first stand out from the Golden Globes red carpet–because I noticed her before the dress. Helped, true, that her red strapless Zac Posen dress fit exquisitely, but what I loved most was her confidence. And her absolutely sexy hair.

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.

Oscars fashion: 3 for 1

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Such a shame. Gorgeous Zoe Saldana got so swept up in the moment, she just couldn't settle on one dress. So she picked three. And the bottom spoiled the top.

Oscars fashion: The growth

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Marc Anthony: we know you try to keep J. Lo on a short leash, but hiding under her dress? Come on, it's a bit much, even for you.
Smashing – if you could just remove that thing from her hip.

Oscars fashion: Getting grabby

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Charlize, we know you're single now. Play the field, knock 'em dead, it's all good. But for future reference, don't let any Mr. Grabby get gropey with flour (frosting? yogurt?) on his hands before you hit the red.

Oscars fashion: Red on red

Sunday, March 7th, 2010


It may have been the trendy choice (as predicted) but a red dress on the red carpet is tough to pull off. Penelope, you are a master of The Gown. But I wasn't a big fan of this hue. Are you?

Here come the copies

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Sandrabullock It's been 12 hours since the Golden Globes and replicas of some red carpet dresses are already in production for They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so the big winners are Sandra Bullock's strapless purple chiffon Bottega Veneta and Kate Hudson's structured white Marchesa. Really? Expect a second wave of replicas after Joan Rivers gives all the dresses the once-over tonight on E's Fashion Police.

Say what you will about her face, Joan Rivers is a hard working broad. She lost her voice during the publicity blitz for her books/jewelry/Celebrity Apprentice, which brought her to the Twin Cities Saturday, but she still called in to my radio show, Shop Girls, right on schedule and squeaked out a solid 10 minutes on the wonders of plastic surgery ("it can make you look gorgeous"), her jewelry for QVC ("I put on three necklaces this morning and asked everyone which one to take off. I ended up wearing them all") and the red carpet, where she's been replaced by Lisa Rinna, a face nearly as pulled and plumped as her own. She took credit for pioneering the red carpet interview (true, come to think of it) and declared the current state of awards pre-shows boring, boring, boring. No one makes mistakes; everything is too controlled. She swears she didn't even watch the Oscar's pre-show this year. But she did know enough to blast Mickey Rourke – both the clothes and the surgically altered face.
The "Everything Joan" jewelry boutique will be on display at the Mall of America QVC store through March. What keeps her working, other than paying for all that surgery? She said: "I love style and fashion more than life itself!"  

Here come the knock-offs

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Just days after the Academy Awards, copies of some of the stars' dresses are already in production and scheduled to hit stores before the prom rush. You can actually order now at The choices might surprise you: eDressme is doing a version of the dresses worn by Kate Winslet and Amy Adams. eDressme CEO Joanne Stoner tells me she zeroed in on Kate Winslet's dark fitted gown because it was formal, unusual and modern with the one shoulder neckline. The Amy Adams dress, which was overshadowed on the red carpet by her mammoth necklace, "has universal appeal," Stoner says. The fitted bodice and fuller skirt is a flattering shape for most women, the chiffon draped in front gave the dress a feminine touch and red is a great choice for for formal affairs (just ask Heidi Klum). The dresses will sell for $375 and $325 respectively. Meanwhile, copies of the dresses worn by Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Viola Davis are available for pre-order at

Ouch! Even a couch critic can see that Sarah Jessica Parker's hair is looking drab, but celeb makeup artist Mary Flaa has more bones to pick with SJP: "her makeup and plastic surgery look awful!" I don't want to believe it, but… | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved