Last night I had a little Oscar shindig complete with oscar bingo, a big ol' oscar pool and a puntastic oscar themed potluck. I made "Naomi Watts in this drink" (a gin drink with lychee, pear and ginger) and served a "Joaquinoa Pheonix Salad" with "Slice of Pi" for dessert. There were some other very witty entries: "Denzel in Distress" was a take on the classic aviation cocktail and took runner -up, and "Best of The Southern Rye" and "Anna CarGinenough" were some other tasty beverages. "Argo"choke pizza was another fan favorite but first place went to "Quvenzhané Spinach Ball-is" which won more for its flavor than its title. And then there was this:
Now as for the show itself, I found myself simultaneously under whelmed by the production (the whole thing was kinda boring and drawn out) and overwhelmed by the amount of Dallas- worthy fashion. What was with all that beading? Some of it worked (JChas), some didn't (Halle Berry) and some I am still undecided about (Naomi Watts). What did you think?
There were a lot of weird moments. Most notably Kristin Stewart's limp, and when Ben Affleck talked about working on his marriage during his acceptance speech?! And there was that whole weird drunk William Shatner moment. If you missed it here's a good 45 second recap.
Fashion wise it was really hard to pick the standouts because my eye was just so sick of the beading and sequins. It looked like a 38th street dress shop (very specific NY reference) mixed with the ice capades.
Where was the sleek hair and statement jewelry? The prints? Where was the effortless chic? You really feel it when Gwyneth stays home. Also missing was my personal fave fash icon, Diane Krueger, who rocked it at the VF after party. Heart you!
Top 5 best dressed on the red carpet goes to:
1. Kerry Washington in Miu Miu
2.Amy Adams in Oscar De La Renta
3. Olivia Munn in Marchesa
4. Robin Roberts in Marc Bouwer
5. Sally Field in Valentino