Jessica Chastain in Preen at a pre-Oscar event: surprisingly cute?

Obviously, Oscar weekend is the biggest weekend in Hollywood and there are about a million events scheduled all over the place, so instead of trying to play catch-up next week, we’ve decided to do some postings as the photos come in. Unfortunately, last night wasn’t a crazy-awesome night for parties thus far – CB covered the QVC event, which was seriously the biggest event of the evening. I’m just covering a hodge-podge of some of the other events. Here is Jessica Chastain at the Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Party. Jessica is wearing Preen – I actually like it. It’s a great little party dress. It gives me hope that she might wear something good for the Oscars.

Here’s Viola Davis at the same event, looking boss.

Sharon Stone at a party to celebrate the Best Documentary nominee, How To Survive A Plague. That documentary is about the AIDS crisis. Sharon is barely wearing any makeup.

Here’s Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer at the “GREAT British Film Reception to honor the British nominees of the 85th Annual Academy Awards” which was held at the British Counsel General’s office. Apparently, Anna is wearing Monique Lhuillier? But it looks like an old Alexander McQueen dress, doesn’t it?

Gina Carano & Henry Cavill at the same event. I know a lot of you dislike this pairing, but I still think they’re so sexy together. And doesn’t Gina look crazy-happy? But yes, she needs to stop wearing hose with open-toe shoes. Rookie fashion faux pax! And those shoes are just flat-out awful.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    I don’t care about Carano/Cavill either way, but she can’t dress herself to save her life.

  2. kitkerenina says:

    Looks like Sharon became a 14th century plague doctor to ‘Survive.’ She’s got her plagues mixed up, along with her blacks.

    Viola, you’re stunning!

    • Me Three says:

      Not a Stone fan but come on! That first photo of her is CLOSE up and anyone is going to look not their best with a zoom photo. In the second photo, she looks pretty darn good.

      As far as Jessica, she has issues with dressing–sometimes they dress her way to prissy–but I really like her. She’s talented and she hasn’t sold out by posing half naked in some men’s magazine. She’s a real actress as opposed to the T and A girl so popular in Hollywood today. There are some really good actresses out there, they are just sadly under represented in movies today. Instead we get Rosie in Transformer, who can’t act to save herself, half dressed, teetering around in 7 inch heels. I like Jessica, even if most of the time she gets her red carpet looks wrong.

      • Kiki says:

        …she has posed for men’s magazines (at least one that i know of) of course not playboy but she has definitely played the sex kitten.

        The cavill pairing is cute 🙂

      • T.C. says:

        Jessica Chastain did pose naked and play up the sex kitten for GQ magazine. Then half naked for Vanity Fair: They all do thes pics whether serious actress or emptyheaded model trying to front like an actress. It’s part of the business.

        I like Jessica Chastain’s look here, very radiant. Her stylist just needs to work on not making her waist look so thick. Viola Davis looks fab as those Anna Paquin. The Cavill-Carano coupling looks awkward in photos. Sharon Stone gets thumbs up for not hiding her age.

  3. Oops says:

    who wears hose with open-toe shoes ???? some exists in nude without demarcation with invisible points
    Viola is beautiful like usual, and Sharon Stone good for her for being so confidence, a lot of celebs should be inspired by her, and look more natural

  4. lady mary. says:

    Glad to see SHARON all natural

    • Polk8dot says:

      Judging by that picture, glad to see her ALIVE, period. 😉
      Geez, she looks horrible! What happened? I understand the ‘no makeup, I’m oh so natural’ philosophy, but please espouse it at home. When you’re going to a prestigious public event, show some blody effort.
      And I really, really feel so bad for her – she looks ages older than her real number. What happened? And when? Even last year, I remember seeing her pics, and though she looked like crap in general, she did not look 97 years old, as she does now. Oyyyy….

      • lady mary. says:

        man,she is 54 ,and i appreciate her how she looks ,not overly botoxed or changed beyond recognition,her lifestyle has aged her more definetly and a little foundation would have helped her ,but one must appreciate women when they come out as who they are and not succumb to public or work pressures to look unnnaturaly glam all the time and resort to unhealthy ways of surgery and tweaking

    • ohiogirl says:

      Sharon Stone looks refreshingly natural and still sexy. Tweaked faces gross me out. Also I love Jessica’s look here.

  5. j.eyre says:

    I do not dislike Gina but hose with open-toed shoes is in defensible. To break this rule at this point is not rookie, you have be doing it to be ironic… or a 90 year old who never leaves the house without lipstick or hose.

    Sorry, but I am a member of the Bring The Hose Back movement and these kinds of things just set us back.

    Love Jessica’s dress on all fronts.

    • Amelia says:

      Stay strong, Jane – they’ll come back, one pair of legs at a time.
      I love tights, particularly when I’m having a chubby day; the right thickness is permanently flattering for me.
      Also, slight side note – will there be an Oscars open post, or will everything be covered on Monday?
      The only service provider here in GB that shows the Oscars is Sky as far as I know (maybe Virgin?). Anyway, I won’t be watching, unfortunately since I’m too cheap to pay for Sky!

      • Kaiser says:

        Amelia, we’ll have Spirit Award & pre-Oscar party coverage tomorrow too, AND an Open Post. We’ll also have some breaking-news coverage for who wins the big awards tomorrow night, and then we’ll do all fashion stuff on Monday.

      • j.eyre says:

        @Amelia – although I am a fan of anything that smashes my excessive waist in, my need for hose has to with my legs; they are so white, they’re transparent, showing every flaw, blemish, nick, bruise – you name it. A couple came up to me at the pool last year and mapped a route to the Grand Canyon using my veins.

        I will need to sneak out to check in on the Open Post which is sure to be a blast to read. I am one of “those people” that throws an Oscar Party. It is not large or lavish but we do divvy up the Best Picture Nominations equally and you have to theme a dish to each of yours. And, of course, we compete for who can guess the most winners. Hint – I always win. My adoration of the Oscars is such that when we visited our son’s godfather in Saffron-Walden, the pub owners centered the pub quiz around the Oscars for me.

        Now wish me luck – I am trying out the new bathing suit today.

      • Amelia says:

        Oh, good luck!!
        I feel your pain vis a vis blindingly white legs; my family is from Norway, so whilst I *can* technically tan, my default colouring veers into geisha make-up territory.
        Thankfully, it’s not shorts weather yet, so I’m free to let my speckly, pasty legs grow hairy with gleeful abandon 🙂
        An Oscar party sounds pretty awesome, but I’m afraid the GMT timezone isn’t quite so accomodating. Ha, I’d probably fall asleep with my face in a bowl of chips and dip!

  6. elkiddo says:

    I love what Sharon Stone’s wearing!

  7. spinner says:

    Sharon Stone has got some balls — and it shows. She looks awesome!

    Viola missed the boat here & Anna looks very harsh & sickly thin.

  8. Diana says:

    I really like Carano/Cavill coupling for some reason. And I LOVE her, don’t care what anyone else says.

  9. lisa2 says:

    Viola looks amazing in that dress. Sexy.

    I like Sharon but she looks bad in the face in that picture. I get natural and all. But sorry. My mother is a bit over 70, and her skin looks way better. I’m grateful for the genes.

    regarding Gina Carano & Henry Cavill I don’t see what everyone else sees. They don’t look hot together to me. She has a very athletic build and she seems to not now how to dress her body. I like him, cute guy, but his hair needs some styling

    • emmie_a says:

      Viola does look amazing! She has a rockin’ body! and I like her with her natural hair – I’m always jealous of women who can pull off super short hair like Viola (& Charlize, Natalie Portman…)

      Jessica still got it wrong. BORING.

    • mimi says:

      It’s not just genes.

      All these actresses keep tanning and doing horrible things to their skin (except for Scarlett Johanson) and they pay for those awful things.

  10. Eileen says:

    I LOVE that dress Paquin has on. But I love patterns. I’m a total hippie/couture type. Love Kate Hudson’s style (too bad she can’t act herself out of a paper bag).

  11. Mira says:

    Wow, I did not recognize Anna Paquin at all!

  12. Redheadwriter says:

    Anna sure has gotten very thin since having her babies.

    • j.eyre says:

      Her face has never been that chiseled, right? I think she looks good but her face struck me on the photos yesterday.

      • Bird says:

        J.Eyre, every time I read your posts, I want to be your BFF even more. I want to make a themed dish for your awesome party. Please call me, I love you ;-)!

      • j.eyre says:

        Bird! At long last we can declare our love for each other openly! I did trying calling you but – small hiccup – it seems you gave me the wrong number. This was a mistake, right?

        Please come over for the Oscar party. I am having a devil of a time figuring out what to make for Les Miserables since the French theme went to Amour.

    • melior says:

      I think she’s been under a lot a pressure to get back into shape for TB but she might have overdone it a bit. She needs to put on a few.

  13. Julie says:

    Jessica Chastain is such a beautiful lady, with such an awful stylist. The cut of this dress is cute, but what are those green weeds coming out the sides? She could do so much better.

    And Sharon Stone. It takes a lot of bravery to go out in Hollywood with no makeup, but please put a little bit on. Some BB cream? A touch of lipgloss and a sweep of mascara never hurt anyone.

    I’ve avoided commenting on the Carano/Cavill pair-up because I like them both individually, but I gotta say, I always get the distinct feeling that she’ll crush him with her thighs one day.

  14. Laura says:

    If you make fun of Leann Rimes for being squinty, you have to make fun if Gina too. I’ve never seen her eyeballs. And she is so so so tacky with clothes.

    Jessica looks super lovely.

    • Polk8dot says:

      What happened to Jessica’s boobs??? This outfit is sooo fugly, and it makes her look flat chested with bloated belly.
      Why hasn’t she fired her stylist yet?

      The makeup is beautiful though. She finally got that right – perfect timing for the Oscars. But I’m dreading the thought of her dress for the occasion already.

  15. Blondie says:

    I think Sharon Stone looks amazing. It’s really nice to see a woman who isn’t botoxed and filled to within an inch of their lives. She looks real. I recently saw a pic of Goldie Hawn and I didn’t recognize her, she had something done and she looks ridiculous. A lot of mature actresses could learn from Sharon. Just my opinion!

  16. JH says:

    JC looks the best I’ve ever seen her…she is a true beauty and the “right” clothes are just the cherry on top!

  17. anonymous fan says:

    Jessica is a natural beauty and the reason her clothes aren’t glamorous is because she has only been a movie star for a couple of years and probably doesn’t know about stylist and that stuff.She is comfortable with who she is.Good for her.And it is always great to see Viola out.Love these two women.How great would it be to see them together onscreen again?

    • Polk8dot says:

      @ ‘probably doesn’t know about stylist and that stuff’

      Seriously? Then she must have come to Hollywood from another planet, and sleep-walked thru the last year’s awards season.

  18. Emma says:

    Lots of designers have copied that Alexander McQueen collection – most of the stores in London are still full of similar knockoffs.

  19. Jane says:

    I guess I am in the minority here about Sharon Stone. I don’t think she looks bad, but it does look like she applied only half her make up. She has on eye make up, lipstick, maybe blush, but no foundation to smooth out her skin tones (or it doesn’t look like there is any foundation). I suspect she did her makeup and hair herself and this is as good as she can do on her own.

    If she were out and about doing personal stuff, I could see her doing that or no makeup at all. But, it doesn’t do her any favors in this instance.

  20. Aurelia says:

    Sharon stone is of irish decent, like myself. Prone to pigmentation. Last time I saw her looking this bad she went for an overhall where she lasered off all her freckling and wrinkles. Looks like its time again.

    Agreed, no pillow face and tox on her and looking related to all the other suckers with pillow faces and tox is refreshing.

    LOVE her outfit. Even though she is older she can still totally work this.

  21. A Fan says:

    Jessica Chastain – not great, but better than usual (fix your waistband).

    Oh Anna Paquin, you are NOT a blonde…but the dress looks good on you (minus the blocks of cement on your feet).

    Gina Carano – those shoes are really bad (see Anna’s comment above).

  22. Uzi says:

    I’m so sick of Jessica Chastain…over-rated and over-exposed, and she seems obsessed with being photographed wearing designer clothes.

    I met Sharon Stone about 5 years ago and was struck by her natural beauty. How wonderful that’s she’s aging gracefully! It’s perfectly normal for a 50-something woman to have a few sags and wrinkles, and not all of us want to be botoxed and collogened up the wazoo!

  23. Ann says:

    Damn!!! Sharon Stone has got the biggest balls. Love her and she looks actually great!

  24. taxi says:

    Chastain rarely dresses well. The machine-embroidered posies are a cheap look. She also needs a hair stylist. Center part, long curls hanging one-shouldered is is so Jolene.

    Does Moyer always smirk?

    Sharon forgot her tinted sunscreen spf 25.

  25. mac says:

    I think Anna Paquin is so beautiful. It’s nice seeing her out.

  26. F5 says:

    Viola Davis can look stunning but I don’t like her hair like that..

  27. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    Viola Davis looks very 1998.

  28. Tania says:

    Re: Anna, the woman had twins, my goodness. I find personally speaking, that my waist was just not the same post pregnancy and had to go below my pre pregnancy weight to get my waist back to the size that it was. Perhaps this is what happened with Anna.

    • KC says:

      She was getting thinner and thinner long before she got pregnant. She really should have stopped years ago, or at least before the weight loss affected her face this much.

  29. Tania says:

    Regarding Anna, the woman had twins, my goodness. I find personally speaking, that my waist was just not the same post pregnancy and had to go below my pre pregnancy weight to get my waist back to the size that it was. Perhaps this is what happened with Anna.

  30. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    Anyone else underwhelmed by Chastain in general? She is SO meh. Pretty and all, but I get zero spark from her.

  31. GoodCapon says:

    One of Jessica’s better outfits.

    I’m all for going au naturale, but please, Sharon, put on some makeup!

  32. aquarius74 says:

    Sharon Stone has the best body and look, no matter what her age is. Come on, who can wear shiny leggings at 54 and look stunning ?? Not even Madonna.

    Sharon is courageous enough to come at an event without (too much) makeup. I’d like to see the others pretty girls (Jessica Chastain, Anna Paquin, etc..) without too much makeup…. that would be interesting.

  33. AmandaPanda says:

    Sorry, you’re all giving props to s stone for being NATURAL? that woman has had more major plastic surgery than all the rest put together – yes she’s got v little makeup on, but she looks COMPLETELY different to what she used to (& not just through ageing).

  34. Gene Parmesan says:

    Viola did it in that dress!!