Oscar 2012 Red Carpet Fashion Faves

Obviously the highlight of the Oscars is always The Red Carpet!

While I do love to keep current by watching most of the nominated movies before the awards ceremony and guessing who will win, I rarely get to watch the whole event (yes we don’t have DSTV – how do we LIVE?)
Anyway who doesn’t love is a good post-mortem of the dresses?

So here they are – My Oscar 2012 Red Carpet Fashion Faves….

I am loving Penelope’s princess style above… I think I would totally choose this Giorgio Armani gown if I had the chance to swan up the red carpet!


How gorgeous is Natalie’s choice of jewels? Yes please!! The polka dot vintage Dior dress is pretty too!


Best Actress nominee, Michelle Williams, was another starlet who went bright for the night and stood out from the crowd in her coral Louis Vuitton tiered gown. She gave an amazing performance as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn” – I can recommend it!

white gowns

A big trend on the red carpet this season was to keep it white on the night! There was plenty of white and nude shades making an appearance – lots of inspiration for brides-to-be! Two of my favourites were Cameron, Milla and Gwyneth. Cameron Diaz wore a stunning Gucci Premier gown while Milla Jovovich worn a beautiful beaded gown by one of my favourite glamorous gown designers – Elie Saab. And although Gwyneth Paltrow often grates on the nerves of us lesser mortals with her “down-to-earth” advice via Gloop she really does look stunning in her Tom Ford gown which featured a cape!


One of the more unique looking gowns was worn by relative newcomer – Jessica Chastain. She suddenly appears to be in every movie I watch although I’m pretty sure I hadn’t heard of her a year ago. She was nominated for “The Help” and I have also recently watched her in “Tree of Life” with Brad Pitt and spy drama “The Debt”. She is certainly a very versatile actress and she has great style too – proved by the rave reviews she has received for her Oscar gown. A beautifully embellished black and gold gown by Alexander McQueen.

I also loved this very pretty gown worn by Maria Menounos – love the colour!


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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. I always love to watch the fashion. The most amazing thing about last night’s Oscar was the whole ‘ Hollywood Regency ‘ style with that distinct Art Deco flavour seeping through the decor, performance, hair styles etc.
    Penelope Cruz took the Oscar for the Best Dressed Lady far and away… in my books anyway. Her hair style is not only awesome but appropriate. Her dress is the most outstanding design, soft, flowing yet full and feminine. The colour is contemporary and flattering. She carried it with grace and style.

    I have no idea what Angelina Jolie thought she was achieving by sticking her skinny ( not thin, just plain skinny) leg out of her amazing black number. All she did was draw attention to her skinny frame. Most of the Hollywood gals featured are thin, but Angie seems to have a problem… she is skinny. Her arms ….. !!! Could it be that motherhood is taking its toll on her??
    By the way …. black was not my flavour of the night.

    1. You are so right Rose – I really didn’t “get” Angie’s leg. I just think it looked odd! I LOVED Penelope – I’m a total sucker for old school glam 😉

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