Oscar Style: Julianne Moore in Chanel, Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Charlize Theron in Dior.      

image image image imageimageAudrey Hepburn, herself an ingenue in this photo, proves once again that a simple elegant dress is timeless. She won this Oscar for “Roman Holiday”.

The Oscars(tm)  Winner and Losers on the carpet were not only nominees and winners, but the sheer number of “prom” dresses we saw at this one from the carpet walkers left us wondering what had happened to the awards.

A shout out to our favorites every year continue to please and never disappoint:  Julianne Moore in Chanel, Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, and Charlize Theron in Dior, as well as Jennifer in her own Dior confection.  A few ladies went to formal structured dresses that really make little fashion sense in California and were more suited to the Met red carpet. Jen (without Ben) looked nice but the dress was like an over wrought prom dress. Sophia Vergara, continues her bombshell brand with the same Marilyn style dress that seemed very heavy for early spring season.  Had she chosen a lighter color, perhaps it would have read better on television. Many presenters simply don’t know they are going to be shot from the shoulders “up” which demans a certain type of neckline, color or style.

What our ” winners” have that many miss at the Oscars is what we call “Easy California” style that looks un-fussy and like the actress didn’t try too hard. Charlize seems to pull this of every year!  In contrast to that approach, is the “drop dead” “couture creation” that takes our collective breath away. Cate Blanchette usually falls into this category, as did Julianne Moore’s Chanel.  A few of the ingenues also wore light Spring dresses that were perfect for the season and phtographed very well showing their lovely skin and hairstyles well.

As a final note, poor Heidi Klum, who had no business on the Oscar Red Carpet wearing what might be the worst Oscar Gown of all time so as of this morning, her stylist should be OUT!