Oscar Observations

We are a movie family and of course also a fashion family. We love both! 

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However, I limit my thoughts to just the attire worn by the men and the women. (Wait…who else would there be? Pets?)

My favs for the ladies: our own city’s Janelle Monae. (BTW: her mother was in just two weeks ago, to select her dress for her daughter’s special night.) I loved the beading, the high collar and of course the over-skirt. Over-skirts in general are just so grand.

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Charlize Theron had such cool earrings. Many of our brides understand the concept that going big is the better look when seen from a distance.

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Meryl Streep’s midnight blue, pants with again an over-skirt, was so perfect for her age and body.

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The necklace of Taraji P. Henson was absolutely mesmerizing. It laid so perfectly that I thought at first it was on sheer illusion.  I’ve always advised that when you want to distract from your middle…add some sparkle chin!

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And then lastly, Hailee Steinfeld with her frothy, appliqued organza gown (with over skirt!) was fab. (She didn’t need to go without a slip to be attention grabbing.)

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For the guys…wow! But don’t you just love the velvet jackets now? I have a navy one and need to get a few more wears in before Spring breaks!

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I was surprised that Ryan Gosling wore ruffles, but who else could pull that off without looking like a gimmick?

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Overall the look of the classic i.e. lay down collar, bow (not Windsor) tie, cummerbund and fitted pants are just such a great timeless look. My next tux will be a copy of the second one that Jimmy Kimmel wore. I loved the shawl collar square cut lapel. 

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But note to the stylists of celebs advising to wear a white dinner jacket…. you’re a little early. It’s a Memorial Day/ Labor Day thing or if in winter months…in topic climates. (Still I love it and hope to convince some of my summer grooms to go that direction.)

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