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Old 03-07-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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Default Oscar Night Gowns

Sometimes I look at those gowns and think, "I guess that was expensive" and other times I think, "If it was expensive, she got ripped off"

I really liked Sandra Bullocks gown and Jennifer Lopez's gown.

I kinda thought Mo'nique got ripped off, gown wise.

Whose did you like?
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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I don't think M'onique's dress was any more a ripoff than Sigourney Weaver's dress was at the Golden Globes. They were both similar styles.

In all, I think this year's were all very beautiful, but it seemed like everyone wanted to go the safe route and wear what was voted 'best dressed' at the Golden Globes in January.

Charlize Theron's dress was a little odd, I thought, with the circles on her boobs. And Molly Ringwald's was odd, like it couldn't decide if it was a fitted statuesque or a maxi dress. I'm sure there will be lots of criticism of SJP's dress but I thought it was interesting and she looked good.

I think I liked Sandra Bullock's and Penelope Cruz's dresses the best.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:50 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Queen Latifah, Cary Mulligan, Kate Winslet and Sandra Bullock all looked amazing.

The stylists did a great job with covering Gaborey(?) Sidibe's arms with her gown and her makeup and hair were great.

Meryl Streep was simple yet elegant

Zoe Saldana was a H.A.M. in her gown - like a giant purple catepillar was trying to eat her backside.

Miley Cyrus looked like she got into her grandma's old lingerie drawer - Where were her parents? Did they not see the top portion of her gown before she left the house?

James Cameron's wife needs to eat a little more

Kathy Ireland was also a H.A.M. with jewelry that was way too heavy for her beaded gown and a beaded gown that wasn't flattering. Also, is it just me or was she on "something"?

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Old 03-08-2010, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Not particularly impressed. I liked Penelope Cruz's but thought the front looked a bit funny. She wears red like no one else can.

I liked Queen Latifah. And, though I wasn't wild about the color, liked Demi Moore's style. Did not like Charlize Theron's at all.

I agree with Calipoppy in that Sidibe looked great with the help of savvy designers who knew what they were doing (and I thought she deserved the Oscar).

What I didn't like about Jennifer Lopez's dress is that the color completely washed her out. So did the white-washed lip color, and the pulled back but unsmooth hair with frizz sticking out.

Cameron Diaz looked like a clown (face).

And, again ~ with the exception of a few ~ too many neutral colors of black, grey and silver/creams. I'm a color person.

There is something that I've noticed in the last several years that I don't like, and that's the necklaces. I find the completely "bare" look too, well . . . bare. Maybe I just like bling, but to me it completes the glamour look.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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I loved Jennifer Lopez' and Sandra Bullock's gowns, but I did not like Meryl Streeps, or Sarah Jessica Parker, or Charlize Theron (who usually looks fabulous).
For the actresses who present more of a challenge to dress, I thought Queen Latifa looked beautiful and whoever made Gabby from Precious look nice deserves a special award themself.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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i generally agree...it was a very beige night.

James Cameron's wife: Cheeseburger STAT!!! (that's from another thread )

I loved Demi Moore's gown. But again, where's the color?

Sandra Bullock's gown was gorgeous and appropriate. Loved how she even made tough-guy husband tear up. So sweet of her to remember and thank her Mom, too.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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Not particularly impressed. I liked Penelope Cruz's but thought the front looked a bit funny. She wears red like no one else can.

I liked Queen Latifah. And, though I wasn't wild about the color, liked Demi Moore's style. Did not like Charlize Theron's at all.

I agree with Calipoppy in that Sidibe looked great with the help of savvy designers who knew what they were doing (and I thought she deserved the Oscar).

What I didn't like about Jennifer Lopez's dress is that the color completely washed her out. So did the white-washed lip color, and the pulled back but unsmooth hair with frizz sticking out.

Cameron Diaz looked like a clown (face).

And, again ~ with the exception of a few ~ too many neutral colors of black, grey and silver/creams. I'm a color person.

There is something that I've noticed in the last several years that I don't like, and that's the necklaces. I find the completely "bare" look too, well . . . bare. Maybe I just like bling, but to me it completes the glamour look.
Sidibe is that chick from Precious? No, god no, she looked absolutely awful.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:45 AM
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I love the dress Kathryn Bigelow was wearing. Simple, classy, yet with a nice little detailing on the top half (little hearts if I remember well).
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:46 AM
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There is something that I've noticed in the last several years that I don't like, and that's the necklaces. I find the completely "bare" look too, well . . . bare. Maybe I just like bling, but to me it completes the glamour look.
I agree.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Sidibe is that chick from Precious? No, god no, she looked absolutely awful.
I think that her dress designer did a great job with working with her body.

The camoflague(sp?) was very well done for her arms. The draping was beautiful (it didn't make her look like she was wearing a tent)and the color worked well....not too "bright" and not too dark. And the details were designed to draw the eye up to her face and hair.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Z-8rWVGT4Rr9LM:http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20100307/293.sidibe.gabourey.lc.030710.jpg (broken link)

One thing that really strikes me is that this girl is representative of far too many Americans - yet they have a problem with looking at her because she looks like the average American who has weight problems.

I think that she (Gabourey) understands that she will need to lose a lot of weight in order to continue working in film. Unfortunately she represents America's huge problem of obesity, unhealthy eating and lack of physical activity.
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