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Oscar Fashion: Who Ruled the Red Carpet

Yesterday, promptly at 5:30 pm I firmly planted myself in front of the television. I turned on E! in HD, and oh man, was I in my glory.

I live for the Oscar's Red Carpet. The dresses, the hair, the jewels! I was happy to see a lot of understated elegance this year. The dresses were streamlined and simple yet gorgeous. The hair was long and flowing. The bling was low-key.

There were the usual suspects who just can't seem to get it right. And then there were those who knocked it out of the ballpark.

Here are the looks I loved. And, yes, they are in order.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow
She looked regal. Her simple style made a huge statement. I loved the one-shoulder, white gown. I'm sure she was breathtaking in person.

2. Angelina Jolie
She rocked it! I loved her hair...style and color. And the red lipstick was the perfect pop of color to complement the black dress. I do think she over-posed throughout the night. A simple stance would have done the trick nicely.

3. Viola Davis
She was stunning in this emerald green Vera Wang dress. There was lots of chatter about her hair. I loved that she wore it au naturel (she normally wears wigs). She was gorgeous. I would have loved to see the fabric at the bottom of the dress to match the fabric at the top and mid-section.

4. Stacy Kiebler
George Clooney may not have won the Oscar for best actor last night, but he definitely went home with his own golden statue in the form of Stacy Kiebler. I LOVED her dress. The color was fantastic, although I wasn't completely in love with her hair, I thought it looked great with the dress. But then again, it's hard not to look good with George Clooney on your arm.

5. Mila Jovovich
Once again we see a white, one-shoulder gown, and Mila wears it well. She was the picture of 1920's glamour. She nailed it with her hair and makeup, too.

Honorable Mention: Emma Stone
She was blasted for copying a Nicole Kidman look from several years ago, but I loved Emma Stone in this dress. What I didn't love was how the color of her hair clashes with the color of the dress. This dress would have been absolutely stunning on a dark haired woman.

Did you watch the Red Carpet coverage? Whose look did you love?

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