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best dressed | oscars 2010

12 March 2010

I like to be fashionably late. It’s far more chic, non?

I do have a viable excuse for my tardiness; Hell Week has befallen, and fate has determined that I should have a bout of insomnia the evening (or morning?) before opening night. Thus I am wholly determined to make use of this time to blog like a good, responsible blogger would. Until tomorrow morning, hello, caffeine.

I didn’t watch the Oscars 2010. I rarely (read: never) partake in the viewing of such events, for I’d much rather watch something else, and wait for the photographs to flood the internet. Like Fashion Week. (I’m still very bitter about not being able to attend the few shows and presentations and cocktail parties I was invited to… very, very bitter.)

Without further ado, I present to you my favorites of that evening.

{rachel mcadams | elie saab}

Rachel McAdams looked absolutely stunning – breathtaking, even, in this Elie Saab number. The silhouette of the couture gown was nothing new, of course – sweetheart neckline, A-line skirt – two elements that are universally flattering on the feminine physique regardless of shape or size. However, it is the most minute of details and the print that make the dress undeniably unique. The bandage/wrap detailing along the dress add dimension and edge to the languid fluidity of the dress. The watercolor print, reminiscent of a certain Georgia O’Keefe painting I fawned over at the Met, was beautiful. The colors were muted, soft, and neutral. Not overbearingly feminine, nor anything too harsh, and gorgeous in any lighting and angle. It was all quite romantic really, and styled perfectly with the simple updo and almost-natural makeup.

{miley cyrus | jenny packman}

Let me preface this with my disclaimer: I’m no fan of Miley Cyrus. I am, however, quite the hoo-hah rally-er for her red carpet looks (especially after last year’s Oscars where she wore a Zuhair Murhad gown), and for those looks only. She’s got a brilliant stylist – she always looks fresh, sophisticated, and appropriate at such premier events, all of which are difficult to execute successfully, especially on a seventeen year old girl. Yes, she looks mature – but I do adore the more sophisticated looks myself. The slightly messy bouffant is classy, the makeup (all emphasis on the lashes!) is simple, but beautiful, and that dress. A beautiful nude with a frilly corseted bust, satin ribbon, and chiffon gown inspired by lingerie. A few sprinkles of beading/sequins here and there adds a bit of youth to tone down the sexiness. It’s tasteful, it’s classy, it’s sophisticated, it’s sexy. This, my dears, would be my ultimate prom dress.

Miley, darling, do donate that dress to me. I’d look far better in it. Obviously. (;

{ images’ source: t h e f a s h i o n s p o t }


La C.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 March 2010 1:22 am

    But why was Miley all hunched over all night?

  2. 12 March 2010 5:03 am

    LOVED Rachel’s Elie Saab dress!!!

  3. 12 March 2010 5:48 am

    Miley was my favorite, too! 🙂 beautiful.

  4. 12 March 2010 6:56 am

    Rachel McAdams looks flawlessly, stunning. Such a beautiful gown.

    I was surprised Miley looked so good – I’m a real Miley Cyrus anti-fan. Maybe a bit too old for her, but still very pretty.

  5. 12 March 2010 1:32 pm

    Rachel McAdam and her Elie Saab is one of my fav look for the night. : ) Have a fab weekend. xo

  6. 12 March 2010 1:46 pm

    i’m hopelessly out of the loop when it comes to the oscars too, but i swooned when i saw rachel mcadams’ gown. the print is fantastic.

  7. 12 March 2010 3:13 pm

    Love them both. SJP & Sandra too!

  8. 12 March 2010 3:37 pm

    I am a huge fan of Rachel Mcadams! Miley, not so much. But, I cannot hold that dress against her. Her stylist is heaven on earth, really. And, Rachel’s dress. I have no words for, it’s absolutely gorgeous. It was my favorite dress of the night! Tops. 🙂

  9. 12 March 2010 8:13 pm

    I loved the Elie Saab dress 🙂

  10. 13 March 2010 8:32 am

    I LOVE the detail on the bust of Miley Cyrus’ dress. Positively gorgeous.

  11. 13 March 2010 9:59 am

    I agree 100% with you

  12. 13 March 2010 10:51 am

    Rachel McAdams is a confident beauty who can carry off a “big” dress like this one.
    Miley still has a bit of maturing to do before she can carry herself as good as Rachel. She is a young beauty though.

  13. 13 March 2010 10:28 pm

    Oh hey, we have the same best-dressed choices! 🙂

  14. 14 March 2010 11:44 am

    Rachel was certainly my best dressed of the night.
    I really loved Miley’s dress but her terrible posture ruined the look a little, which I think was due to dress being too tight.

  15. 15 March 2010 7:33 pm

    There’s nothing I can say about Rachel Mcadams, and as for Miley… I’m not her biggest fan but that dress… incredible! Btw, is the second part of definin style coming anytime soon? I’m looking forward it!

  16. Tamara permalink
    17 March 2010 1:55 pm

    Love the first Elie Saab, definitely. The print is so subtle and the colours are so beautiful!

  17. 17 March 2010 7:57 pm

    Elie always makes dreamy dresses even if not exactly reinventing the wheel, Miley’s earrings! I luv!

  18. 18 March 2010 11:37 am

    piace moltissimo anche a me!

  19. 18 March 2010 11:55 am

    I can only imagine how astonishingly beautiful these gowns are in real life.

  20. 21 March 2010 3:51 pm

    Frankly, I simply hated every-one at the Oscars. Even the always perfect Diane Kruger was not THAT special.
    Sad times…

  21. 25 March 2010 3:31 pm

    oh my god………
    elie saab….dress is amazing!

  22. 8 April 2010 11:21 am

    Love all these dresses, even if I’m not a Miley’s fan

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