Jennifer Hudson came on strong last night at the Oscars in this blue Roberto Cavalli gown, which she described as “such a pop of color out on this Academy Award red carpet.” With an exaggerated, thigh-high slit in the center of the dress, it was clear that Jennifer’s figure was part of the dramatic entrance too. I’m not crazy about this dress because of all the sequins and the oddly-shaped (animal?) print as well as the various shades of blue that all collide into a big, messy mess. This dress is just too much, I think, and the non-matchy-matchy shoes add to the effect.
Also too much? Jennifer’s musical performance (you can watch it here because I can’t bear to embed it). I agree with Kaiser that Jennifer was almost screaming, and I think that over-singing is such a diva move. Just because you can hold those notes forever doesn’t mean that you should, you know? I did dig Jennifer’s drop earrings though (not the color, just the shape), and her hair and makeup are appropriate for the occasion.
Sandra Bullock didn’t fare well at all in this attack-of-the-beads, black-and-silver, Elie Saab gown. Nothing about this dress works for me, especially not those sheer leg panels. This look seems so dated on Sandra, and her flat-ironed hair doesn’t help matters. Poor Sandy.
Queen Latifah isn’t the Queen for nothing! She was absolutely stunning in this white Bagdeley Mischka gown. The dress is so simple and has a flattering silhouette, and her main accessory (other than tasteful diamonds) was her CoverGirl lipstick (remember, she’s one of their spokespeople). I’ve had a girl crush on Latifah since her “Living Single” days, and I was delighted to see her onstage with her Chicago castmembers. More of this, please.
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