Friday, March 01, 2013

Topaz Fashion: My Oscar yays and nays

My Topaz Fashion is kinda non-existent now, have you noticed? Well, I did say no more Topaz Fashion but they were fun to do so maybe yes and maybe no. It's really because I don't have a lot of clothes anymore. I gave away two-thirds of my wardrobe last December and my closet is devoid of anything interesting. So let's do the Oscars instead!

There were lots to love! Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney's girlfriend. Anyway, here are my comments:

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta. I wasn't a Sex and the City fan but this brings to mind Carrie's Paris sojourn. I love how she looks like a swan. 

Jane Fonda in Chopard. I love it. I love it! She always dresses so perfectly for her age and her figure! Vince didn't like this dress but then Vince doesn't look at women over the age of 60 haha.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji. I love how this gown gives her a figure. It hides her arms, shows off her collarbone and shoulders. Beautiful!

Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani. Absolutely stunning! Love the way it falls on her body—perfect fit! Plus, if you watched The Impossible, that bodice up there reminded me of that scene where she realizes her left breast is exposed and then she ties up her shirt kinda like that!

Kelly Rowland in Donna Karan Atelier. I don't have the words. I think the sculptural elements would've worked well on another woman (Charlize Theron). The dress made her body look very big and her head very small.

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. This dress is just blah. It looks like something an ordinary girl like you and me would wear to prom or to a gala launching a beauty product here. Definitely not Oscar worthy. And Kerry has a lovely body. This Miu Miu was tight across her hips and looked loose around her middle!

Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra. Okay, I normally love whatever KStew wears. I mean, she's got the body for it! Even her outrageous fashion choices last year were fabulous on her. But this dress makes her look thick-waisted and low-boobed (yes, I invented that word). What a travesty, Reem Acra! How could you do that to Kristen??

Melissa McCarthy in David Meister. I love the gray and the embellishments but this gown does absolutely nothing for Melissa. She looks huge in it. There's a way to dress a big woman (see Queen Latifah, Octavia, Adele!) and this is not it.

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen. This looks totally dated. I can't decide from which era but definitely not in the new millenium. The neckline made her neck look non-existent. It made her look sexy but not in a good way. So sad!

Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen. This is a nice dress but the keyhole bodice gapes. It's too loose on her chest so that ruined it for me. Plus, I don't think the color worked with her pale skin.

Anne Hathaway in Prada. Gorgeous dress but she had worn better, more fabulous gowns fit for winning an Oscar. We know she changed her mind at the last minute because her first choice looked too similar to Amanda's dress (she shoulda stuck with her pick since Amanda didn't really stand out in hers.). This is just underwhelming.

I actually like this dress from the front. It's very sleek so it was weird because when you look at the back, there's a big ribbon that totally looked messy with the thin straps that held up her neckline. Also, when she got up to get her Oscar, the front made her look like she had the pointiest nipples!

Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton. I don't like this dress on Reese at all. It is ill-fitting. It made her look like she had a big tummy and a flat chest. She looked radiant anyway. No one smiles like Reese!

I also wanted to add this lovely photo of Jennifer Lawrence. It really does look like an ad, but a Chanel ad haha. There's a story there, a glamorous woman in distress, the shadow of a man's hand across her big skirt (threatening? helping? chasing?), people looking on. I love her beautiful back, her shoulder blades, and how her delicate necklace falls around her. Love it!
image from i-nsan
P.S. I know everyone hated what Helena Bonham Carter wore but that's her style. Unlike most stars on the carpet, Helena doesn't use a stylist. To criticize her dress is to criticize her! Yes. If you read this post again, I'm not against the women, it's the dress/designers I have an issue with!

Photos from The Hollywood Reporter


  1. i agree with you about anne hathaway, and i think she got a lot of critique about the nipple issue (for lack of a better term for it). i was actually thinking if the gown was sewn in such a way that there would be "tips" at the bosom part ((i have seen gowns made that way), or she forgot to put on nipple tape. in any case, she's worn better gowns, sayang lang sa oscars (her winning moment), medyo sumablay sya.

    1. It was sewn that way daw. But, yeah, this was the year she had so much Oscar buzz and she ended up with a gown that may be lovely but hardly memorable!


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