Monday, March 18, 2013

And the Oscar for Best Dressed goes to...blah...blah...blah

The Oscars are known for running long and being boring, but the fashions add a must-needed zing to the festivities.

Not this year.

Between the long opening monologue (not you, my pretty Channing), the dreadful Catherine Zeta-Jones "Chicago" number and the Jaws-theme cut-off music, for anyone not in an actor category, it was a pitiful finale to the awards season. 

And the fashions... they were tedious, un-inspired and safe. Gah.  

So I protest. Oh, I'm still going to name the best and worst dressed, but the reveal doesn't deserve my usual witty commentary or intelligent observations. When they bring their "A" game, so will I.

Best Dressed:

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive.

Worst Dressed:

Helen Hunt in H&M. 
I know I said I wasn't going to say anything, but... those are wrinkles in the front of her dress. WRINKLES!! You don't buy Oscar dresses from H&M!!!

And, in a "Bitch Stole My Look" moment (Hello, Fashion Police!) Charlize Theron, in Christian Dior Haute Couture, stole her Oscar look from Anne Hathaway's (Chanel) Golden Globe look.



I'm sorry we didn't have the kick-ass fashion finale I imagined. Let's hope Hollywood does better next year.

Did you watch the 2013 Oscars? Do you agree with my assessment? What was your favorite part of the ceremony? 

See you next month!

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  1. Hi Tracey! I am far from the Fabu Fashionista that you are, but I guess I'd have to say it appears the fashions were more classic than challenging. And it's probably just me, but Jessica Chastain and her red hair reminded me of Jessica Rabbit, without the va-va-voom. Okay, you can kick me when you see me later this week.

    1. I won't kick you. I agree, it was pretty lackluster, but that was the best pick out of the bunch. So you're safe! :-)

  2. Nice and I agree, uneventful. Bummer.

    (Says Sofie who is sporting painty jeans, a Wal-Mart turtle neck - with paint blob accessories.)

    1. Sure, because you're working on your house. :-) You wouldn't wear that if you were attending the Oscars... you wouldn't, would you?

  3. Oh wow...Denise is right! Change the dress to red and add some thigh-high slits and you almost have a Jessica Rabbit clone! How funny!

  4. That's so sad! The best dressed is just copying a cartoon.