Mumabulous doesn’t wade into the murky world of fashion very often. When I do its primarily to poke fun at my own lack of sartorial elegance. However Hollywood’s festival of self congratulation (aka The Oscars) were held this afternoon and all eyes were firmly focused on the red carpet haute couture. I can think of nothing more topical to blog about. Indeed I cant think of anything much to write about other than dorkified hunks. For a blogger award night fashion is low hanging fruit much like Heidi Klum’s look.
She’s got some fierce earrings happening. Not that anybody noticed. Remind me what was she doing at the awards ceremony? As far as I know she hasn’t been in any films.
This year the Oscars look was all about metallics. On one hand we had the ladies who went for gold . Catherine Zeta Jones’ gilded lily trumped in this category.
Others embraced the futuristic glamour-bot look in sleek silver. Naomi Watts did Australia proud with a dress that appeared to be constructed from crinkled aluminium foil. If you’ve got any spare Nomes – I could use it for the BBQ this weekend. I want to wrap up some barramundi with ginger and soy.
The Oscars is said to be like a galaxy of stars. Kelly Osbourne took the metaphor a little too far. Her dress looks like a scale model of the night sky. That’s not to say she isn’t rocking it.
As with Heidi, I need Kelly’s presence at this event explained to me.
There was nothing that was absolutely off your rocker crazy this year. Gawd I miss Cher.
Melissa McCarthy deserves the wooden spoon for dressing in a standard issue army blanket with a few sequins tacked on. The poor girl has received such a hiding on the interwebs from both professionals and amateur punters alike, I’m feeling a bit sorry for her. I do love her work and I am elated to see someone who doesn’t fit the extremely rigid show biz mold kicking goals.
Anne Hathaway on the other hand, does fit the showbiz mold so I feel no guilt in dissing her bridesmaid dress. What’s more the headlights are on high beam! She could cause a traffic accident.
For me the high light of the event was how well the senior hippizens strutted their stuff. A collection of lovely ladies on the dark side of sixty absolutely nailed it. It gives me hope that its not too late at my relatively youthful 42 to acquire some style. I present to you –
And Australia’s own Jacki Weaver who has come a long, long way since being married to Derryn Hinch.
A special mention goes to Debra Lee Furness the wife of Hugh Jackman. She’s often bagged for not being as hawt as her hubby but I’m loving her edgy lux tux.
Finally here are my two personal favorites.
In the next life I hope to be reincarnated as Jessica Chastain. She looks like the love child of Jessica Rabbit and the Oscar statuette but it works.
Otherwise I loved Salma Hayek’s frock. It is what Cleopatra herself would have worn had she peaked in the late 1960s. If I didn’t know better I would say that Sam Sparro’s hit “Black and Gold” was a tribute to this stunning gown.
Do you have your own Oscars picks and pans?