with Susan Wagner
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I went to a girls-only Oscars party last night; we got all dressed up and drank champagne and ate cupcakes and took pictures of ourselves. Best Sunday night ever.
My favorite part of awards season, of course, is not the awards (although yay for The Artist!) but the dresses. Because who doesn’t dream of putting on a couture gown and $50,000 worth of Fred Leighton diamonds and going to a party?
i mean, how fun would that be? So much fun. Especially the part where you bump into George Clooney on the red carpet or at the Vanity Fair after party and he tells you how pretty you are and gets you a drink and …
Ahem. Anyway — the dresses! There were some great dresses last night — and some really terrible dresses. In particular, I was disappointed by Sandra Bullock’s gown. For a girl who is typically so down-to-earth, this thing was just … bad.
Even Sandra looks sad about her dress. Ugh.
Bullock’s gown was Marchesa, which is usually a good bet — they typically do beautifully fitted, feminine dresses. This dress, though, reminded me of the Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock line that was so big when I was in eighth grade.
Those of you who are my age will know exactly what I’m talking about.
Bullock’s dress is disappointing because it doesn’t flatter her figure at all; it’s too big through the waist, for one thing, and just kind of … boring. And that makes me sad, because Sandra Bullock is about my age and she’s smokin’ hott and she can do SO MUCH BETTER.
Here’s what really got me last night: The under-30 set all looked fab. The grown up women — the ones who graduated from high school about the same time I did — looked like they had shopped in the mother-of-the-bride section. It’s not fair that the kids get all the good dresses.
My fave gown last night was Rooney Mara’s Givenchy concoction, which is a controversial choice, I know. And while I agree with everyone who said that the boob eyelashes were a little odd, I’m still really taken by the line of the dress; it fits her wee tiny figure and shows off her assets, and just looks … different.
My favorite part of this dress was the back, which was the total opposite of Bullock’s dress. So fab and so fun.
Who wore your favorite dress last night? And did you see women your age looking fantastic on the red carpet, or were you more drawn to the younger stars’ looks? And how can I get my rear to look like Rooney Mara’s?
Photos via Zimbio
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