oscars 2011 {style}

What did you guys think of the Oscars red carpet last night?!  I thought it was fairly low-key – no one showed up in anything too appalling.  Of course, I still have my favorites.  I thought the best dressed ladies of the night were Cate Blanchett, Mila Kunis, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anne Hathaway (though she was not the greatest host).

Cate Blanchett is a style icon for a reason.  She looked so incredibly chic in this pale lilac and yellow Givenchy gown.  STUNNING.

I figured we’d see at least one starlet in Elie Saab on last night’s red carpet (I blogged about his gorgeous runway here).  Mila Kunis looked so, so beautiful.  This color was perfect for her and her hair, makeup, and jewelry totally completed the look. LOVE. 

I think Gwyneth always looks her best when she goes for sleek, simple looks.  I was dying over this gold metallic Calvin Klein column dress.  The earrings and brooch at the waist were the perfect accessories, as was the super straight hair. Fabulous!

Anne Hathaway is so lovely and likeable.  Overall, I thought her looks last night were incredible.  I enjoyed seeing what she was wearing much more than I enjoyed her awkward banter with co-host James Franco.  She started the night in incredible vintage Valentino.

On stage, I LOVED her Givenchy white gown. Gorgeous.

And the Lanvin tuxedo was fierce (the Brian Atwood pumps made this look as far as I am concerned).

I wasn’t as crazy about her Vivianne Westwood (it may have been that awful updo), the Oscar de la Renta fringed dress, or the final Tom Ford column.

But the Armani and Versace dresses were FABULOUS.  Loved the color.

 Some other women who I thought looked great last night:

Halle Berry in Marchesa.  I am not the biggest Halle Berry fan, but MY GOODNESS she is really one of the most beautiful women on the planet.  I thought this Marchesa gown was so pretty.  I much prefer this to her usual super sexy looks.

Teenager Hailee Steinfeld also wore Marchesa.  She looked adorable.  Totally chic and age appropriate.

Helen Mirren in Vivienne Westwood was STUNNING.  This gunmetal grey dress was perfect for her.  If only we could all age as gracefully as she does.

Michelle Williams in Chanel was so lovely.  She really works that feminine fragile gamine look.

I also thought that Hilary Swank in feathered Gucci and Sandra Bullock in red Vera Wang were chic and gorgeous.

Scarlett Johansson was super sexy in purple lace by Dolce and Gabbana.  I thought her hair and makeup looked incredible.

Natalie Portman also looked lovely in purple.  Her gown was by Rodarte (I wonder if she specifically chose Rodarte because of the Black Swan costume controversy).  I think this was one of her better maternity looks – she was glowing. I was super excited for her win.

And speaking of controversy, was anyone else shocked that Nicole Kidman wore Dior after the John Galliano arrest and suspension? I didn’t even like the dress.

images from here, here, and here.

Did I leave out any of your favorites? Who did you think was best dressed?


February 28, 2011. style.


  1. Denise replied:

    fab recap! i saw a lot of the one shoulder look and thought it was overkill. wasn’t diggin reese witherspoon. loved camilla alves! sort of loved mandy moore too. also liked melissa leo such an interesting dress…

    • coutureandcupcakes replied:

      Agree about Reese – I usually love her, but that dress was boring and her hair was a bit much. Great emerald jewelry though. Ooh, you are right – Camilla Alves looked amazing. I sort of liked Melissa Leo, but she irritates me.

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