It's Blue Monday, sponsored by Sally at Smiling Sally's blog.
For this week's Blue Monday, I stalked the Red Carpet, discreetly taking pics with my Kodak Easy Share. Ha, as if. Most of the pics here are by WireImages.com with a few others by Getty.
I have to say, with the exception of a very few, the starlets really brought it tonight! The dresses were most elegant, and even the ones that I thought missed, only missed by a margin. There was only one that I considered truly dreadful.
So let's see who showed up in blue! The first is new starlet Frieda Pinto from the best picture "Slumdog Millionaire." I am telling you, you MUST see this picture! It is just that good. I think Frieda is darling as she sports this beautifully embroidered gown. She is just such a doll anyhow.
Her co-star Dev Patel is just as adorable. I swear, you will fall in love with these two on the big screen!
I am not sure if this is a smoky shade of blue-gray or just all out gray, but this dress is gorgeous on best actress Kate Winslet! I love the one shoulder style as well as the suprising addition of black lace on the opposite side.
Another Oscar winner from years past is Marion Cotillard sporting blue accents in this lovely dress. However, it looks like she went a little whacky with the nylon netting, and I don't much like the belt. What is with the belt craze on these formal dresses? They really don't flatter.
I think that best supporting actress Penelope Cruz wore my favorite dress of the night! She looks ethereal in the white confection. It's so sweet that it looks like she could be atop a wedding cake!
Though she was a dud in a scary get-up at the Golden Globes, Marissa Tomei brings it home with this stunning white dress with a long trail! It shows off her teeny figure.
Here is a gentleman who begs to be included, just for sheer hotness alone. Hey, why should the ladies get all the glory? Hubba hubba, Mario Lopez! I would so do him.
Virginia Madsen is lovely in this shade of red. I actually like that her girls are not all hanging out (unlike Sarah Jessica Parker whose breasteses looked like they were trying to escape). I like the front of the dress. Get a load of the fellow to the right who is taking a gander at Ms. Madsen. The look in his eyes says, "Got MILF? It does a body good!"
Though I wouldn't call it a stunning look, this dress in pink/lavender suits Natalie Portman very well. If she would only wear a smile, it might take the outfit up yet another notch!
I see that Angelina finally wore a dress that fits, instead of those sloppy get-ups she has been wearing lately. This little black dress is a stunner and should put the pregnancy rumors to rest. Her arm candy, Brad baby, doesn't look too bad either, but I wish he would shave that dreadful moustache pronto!
Take a look at the contrast between these two "women of age." Meryl Streep is classy and appropriate in this colorless, yet otherwise lovely dress. I love her hair!
Sophia Loren, on the other hand, tries just a little too hard. Instead of looking youthful and fun, she looks like she should be at a party dancing the flamenco. She is an eternal beauty, but this dress does her no favors. Neither does her makeup.
I call Jessica Biel's dress a near miss. I adore her hair as it looks so classy and feminine. I would love it if she had left the big bow at home though. It sets the dress off balance. It's also a little too long, and we can't see her shoes!
Beyonce Knowles yet again shows off her hourglass figure, but I don't care for the bottom of this dress or the oversize print. For some reason, it just looks garish, and with all the gold, she blends in a little with the background. Vanessa Hudgeons and Melissa George had the same mermaid tail to their gowns too, and I just don't care for the look.
Amy Adams misses the mark here. The dress fits funny, and the black markings don't flatter. The necklace is totally wrong for the dress, and her hairstyle is too plain just pulled back that way.
Mickey Rourke, what can I say? Though always a mess, he looks a little better than he did at previous awards shows, but why is the man always reaching for his crotch? Doesn't he own a comb? And take those glasses off, young man!
Remember the days when he used to look like this? Whatever happened?
Miley Cyrus's dress is just too cumbersome. I hate the belt too. Why does this remind me of fish scales? On a lighter scale(heheh), this could have been lovely.
The usually lovely Heidi Klum drops down a notch or two with this dud of a dress. It has weird angles and just doesn't seem to fit right. The flat hair, excessive eye makeup, and pale lips don't work.
Here is a lady who tried to match her gown to her hair color! Usually a very bad idea. I don't know who Melissa Leo is, but this gown looks like she bought it off the clearance rack at the Deb shop at the mall.
I saved the worst for last. Past Oscar winner Tilda Swinton looks just DREADFUL in this odd get-up. Her pale, shapeless top blends in with her pale hair and pale face, into which her eyes have disappeared. With everything else so pale, the red lips look shocking. The skirt is unflattering as well. Does this woman have no good friends who would tell her how bad she looks? She would have looked better if she had bought a dress off the clearance rack at the mall!
What did you think of last night's Red Carpet fashions?
I didn't watch the show as I don't have cable, but I followed it online. I was thrilled to see Heath Ledger win the best supporting actor award posthumously. His character in The Dark Knight was disturbing to watch. Over the years I have seen the scope of this mans acting talents, and he was most deserving of this award!
What did you think of the awards?