BestCarey Mulligan in Prada - it may not be clear from the picture but the Oscar nominated actresses' dress is covered in tiny scissors, forks, knifes and spoons. Plus I love that she went against Anna Wintour's advice (very brave girl indeed) to wear a short dress. I love her hair and the shoes as well, and I'm not just biased because she's British. Promise.
Sandra Bullock in Vintage Marchesa - SO happy Sandy won Best Actress and she managed to be both a golden and silver girl. Stunning - old Hollywood glam at its very best.
Cameron Diaz in Armani Privé - what seemed to be the designer of choice for the night and responsible as you will see for the nights best and worst outfits; she may not have been nominated but Cameron certainly wasn't a shrinking violet but managed to get the "notice me" just right. It's a very thin line that I think she's thankfully on the right side of.
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab - okay i'll admit i've got a bit of a girl-crush on Rachel McAdams and the girl can do no wrong in my eyes but I think she looks beautiful and took a safe risk (if there is such a thing) and injected a little bit of much needed colour onto the carpet which was full of metalics and nudes.
Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham - Um okay so I have a confession to make; I was really undecided whether to put this on the worst or best dressed list. I like the dress, I really do, but just not on Miley. I think its just a tad too old for her, she's what seventeen? Right dress, wrong person. On someone else it would have been gorgeous so it makes the best dressed list. Just.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Couture - Yep, you all knew it was coming. I'm going to say something I never though would even enter my thoughts and will hopefully never think again; I don't care that it's Chanel, it's horrible. And what is WITH her hair!! I see where it's going but it doesn't quite get there and she just looks like a (pretty) gold curtain.
Nicole Richie in Reem Acra - Oh Nic, what were you thinking?! You are usually so fabulously stylish! Young girls allover the world look up to you! Unless Joel invented a time machine and this is actually Nicole in 70 years, this should not have been allowed to happen. But we'll forgive her because she has a good style record (shame about the criminal one.)
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries van Noten - I appreciate what she was trying to do, honest but she needs to take tips from Rachel McAdams, this is colour on the carpet gone wrong. Plus the fit is all wrong (what's with the bottom?!), it might even be nice for another ceremony (perhaps somewhere like The Cannes Film Festival?) but certainly not the Oscars. No siree.
Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture by Ricardo Tisci - Darlings, you all know that no one on the planet appreciates couture more than me. But there is 'high fashion stylish' and 'everyday person stylish' and this falls into the former not the latter. Its not the dress which is gorgeous, its not the actress who is beautiful; its the occassion. High fashion does not always work for events. The dress is art and was made for the runway not the red carpet and that's where it should stay in my opinion.
And the absolute worst...
Jennifer Lopez in Armani Privé - no, no, no, no NO. OMG NO! Bubblewrap?! Is she SERIOUS?! I literally have nothing more to say about this. I just want to go up to it and pop the bubbles.
Honourable mention - those who almost made the post:
Best: Meryl Streep, Dame Helen Mirren, Mo'nique, Queen Latifah, Kate WInslet, Anna Kendrick
Worst: Deborah Ann Woll, Hilary Swank, Elisabetha Cannolis, Molly Ringwald, Charlize Theron, Vera Farmiga, Demi Moore
So what do you think darlings, do you agree with the categories I placed people in? Is there anyone I didn't feature who deserves an honourable mention?
Hope you all have a fabulous week.
Stay safe and chic mes chéries,
English Rose x