So here you go.... my first red carpet post in I don't know how long. Enjoy Part 1; the second part will be up tomorrow or Sunday.
|Nancy O'Dell in Oscar de la Renta|
It's blue! It's sparkly! Best of all, it's a great colour for her, it's the right length, and it fits. Plus she's done her hair and makeup and looks perfectly put together.
|Savannah Guthrie in Badgley Mischka|
This is a lovely colour for her but the ruching over her breast looks kind of weird. The embellishments at the cuffs are pretty but look like an afterthought.
|Maria Menounos in Celia Kritharioti|
This would make a lovely, sparkly bridal gown, wouldn't it? It's flattering, at least, and it isn't puddling on the ground. She looks well put-together.
|Nicole Ritchie in Naeem Khan|
Oooh, a fringed bag! I love pretty much everything about this look: the colour, the style, the fit, and her hair. However, while I love the way the makeup was applied, I can't get behind the matchy-matchy eyeshadow.
|Anna Gunn in Gucci|
It was really difficult to find out who designed this particular dress and it's easy to see why. The flowers around the neck are interesting but there is nothing flattering about this column of pepto-bismol pink.
|Carla Gugino in Rami Al Ali|
I think she's hoping they give out a sash with the awards. She's got a place all ready for it with that diagonal sashy thing.
|Isla Fisher in Reem Acra|
As much as I like the shape and sparkle in this dress, the deep vee neckline in the illusion netting looks weird. Also, her hair is a little heavy.
|Megan Fox in Dolce & Gabbana|
Oh look. Another strapless mermaid dress. This one looks especially bridal-like. She looks amazing in this perfectly-fitting dress, especially for someone who recently had a baby.
|Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta|
This is such a Zooey dress: cute and fun and just a bit quirky. The colour is lovely and unexpected and the pearls add that old-fashioned touch that makes this quirky in a Zooey way.
|Hayden Panettiere in Roberto Cavalli|
Sigh. Another strapless mermaid dress. The dress is pretty and fits her, and the layers on the bottom add softness to this look.
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang|
The strapless ballgown silhouette is flattering enough but that print is drab and depressing. I could get past the print if her hair didn't also look drab and depressing.
|Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani|
I want to like this dress but the style seems to straighten out all of her curves. It's like she wanted to look like a rectangle with no waist and she made sure to pull her hair back tightly so you could see it.
I tried to figure out who designed this dress because it's (mostly) lovely. The sleeves and vee neckline don't quite work perfectly but the rest of the dress fits her very well.
|Rachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton|
If this were a short dress it would be lovely. As it is, it looks like she realized at the last minute that this is a formal event and figured that adding a sheer skirt to the bottom of her dress would be ok. It isn't.
|Jacki Weaver in Pamella Roland|
Is it the camera angle or her wacky hair that makes her forehead look that tall? The dress is almost perfect except for those sleeves and the way they're pleated between the boobs.
|Kaley Cuoco in Zuhair Murad|
There are two different people here: the heavily-made-up goth above the neck and woman wearing a very pretty dress (although the colour doesn't quite work for her) below. It's a bit of a waste of a pretty dress.
|Sally Field in Alberta Ferretti|
Except for the fact that the dress appears to be sliding down her boobs, it's gorgeous. The colour is perfect for her and the style is flattering.
|Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera|
Sometimes taking the risk to use upholstery patterns or fabrics in clothing is worth it because the results are unexpected and interesting. This is not one of those times.
|Helen Mirren n Badgley Mischka|
When she's bored during the ceremony she can create string art designs on her dress. Now that's a perfect example of form meeting function.
|Carey Lowell in Valentino|
This is pretty, it fits, it's the right length, and the colour works on her. Her hair is a bit messy but that could be due to wind and her makeup looks great. Well done, whoever you are!
|Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta|
At least this strapless mermaid dress isn't white and she's wearing a necklace with it. The best part of this outfit is the fuzzy clutch she's carrying.
|Helena Bonham Carter in Dolce & Gabbana|
This is very Helena Bonham Carter with the crazy hair and shorter black dress. It's a shame that the dress is way too long (or her heels are way too high) and it makes her look thick around the middle.
|Helen Hunt in Dolce & Gabbana|
This dress belongs at a prom, not a major red-carpet event, mainly because that pink lining colour is much too twee to be worn at a grown-up event. Perhaps she's trying to feel younger?
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