I would like to start with one of the gowns that I thought was perfect for the glamour of the Red Carpet. Marisa Tomei looked absolutely stunning in this Versace gown that combined old Hollywood glamour with the modern look of wrapping and pin tucking. I think I started drooling when I first was her walking down the carpet, it is a work of art! In the bridal industry we're seeing one shoulder gowns slowly trickle in and I'm expecting them to be even hotter in 2010! And this is going to make the fit n' flare even more important than it is now.
I think Jessica Beil is such a beautiful girl, however this was such a mistake for her. The color doesn't do anything for her and the shape and style of the dress hides that body that she works so hard for. She's made better choices in the past, hopefully she learns that she should show off that body instead of hiding it!!
There were mixed reviews about Penelope Cruz and her 60 year old vintage cream gown. I was on the fence until I found out that she fell in love with her dress at a Vintage store 8 years ago and when she went back to get it, it was still there. Any gown that has a story to tell with it has even more meaning to it. I wasn't so hot on the tulle skirt, but she has such an exotic elegance that she pulled it off beautifully. Bridal designers seem to be loving body hugging styles right now but I have a feeling that Penelope will be a big influence on the styles in 2010.
Over all I was very impressed with the choices the stylists and stars chose for the Oscars 2009. Old Hollywood Glamour was transformed in an era that is yearning to return to modesty and elegance. We often look to the Stars for fashion influence and I am excited to see what the Bridal and ready wear designers bring to us in fall 2009 and spring 2010. I sure am ready to show off my collar bone and flash a little skin!
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