The Dress That Stole My Heart

Last Night I had the wonderful opportunity to watch the 84th annual Academy Awards (I say opportunity because it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to watch something like this) and share some wonderful commentary with fellow fashionista and twitter pal Jessie Artigue from Style and Pepper. Check her fashion savvy site out here. I also got a chance to follow natural hair rocker and Red Carpet attendee Patrice Yursik aka afrobella as she gazed upon the stars and interviewed them. Check out her wonderful blog here.

So since everyone has an opinion on who the best dressed stars were from last night I thought that I would share my picks as well… here they are…

…drum roll please…

Coming in at Number Ten is Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace…

Angelina Jolie in her 2012 Oscar's dress by Versace
I appreciated her understated appearance.

A lot of people didn’t think she did anything special but I liked it simply because it was special enough yet didn’t outshine why she was there; which was to support Brad on his big night!!

Coming in at Number Nine is Shailene Woodley in Valentino…

Shailene Woodley in her Oscar 2012 dress
sometimes less is more!

Although some said it was inappropriate for her age because she is only 22, I liked the simplicity of this dress. It spoke volumes in a place that tends to go overboard, and really there is nothing wrong with covering up your body no matter how gorgeous it is.

Coming in at Number Eight is Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive…

Penelope Cruz in her 2012 Oscars dress
She exudes Old Hollywood glamour.

To me she perfectly captured the Old Hollywood glamour that this night called for.

Coming in at Number Seven is Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton…

Michelle Williams in her 2012 Oscars dress
she nailed it!

It was simple in the cut, well fitted, the color looked amazing on her, and the ruffles and sweet bow added just enough detailing.

Coming in at Number Six is Maya Rudolph in Johanna Johnson…

Maya Rudolph in her 2012 Oscars dress
her look was so romantic

She looked classy and sophisticated and romantic all at the same time. The fit was perfect and the jeweled details around the waist and shoulders added just enough glitz.

Rounding out my Top 5…

 (opens envelope)



Number Five is Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford…

Gwyneth Paltrow in her 2012 Oscars Dress
Sometimes a risk is worth taking!

I loved the simplicity of this dress! the fit of this dress on her was gorgeous and the fact that she did something a little different that translated so well and didn’t come across as too different via Bjork circa 2001 is definitely noteworthy!

Number Four is Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab…

Milla Jovovich in her 2012 Oscars dress
she was simply breathtaking!

This was the only one shoulder number I liked all night! Everyone else who attempted the one shoulder number seemed to be trying too hard… it’s one thing to do a one shoulder number it’s another thing if that one shoulder looks like it’s attacking you… The detailing of this dress was immaculate, the fit was undeniable, the color was soft and seemed to shimmer on-screen. Loved it! This definitely took my breath away!

Number Three is Cameron Diaz in Gucci…

Cameron Diaz in her 2012 Oscars Dress
that dress was mesmerizing!

That color was divine! It looked like a mix between a sweet soft pale pink and champagne… it oozed romance and whimsy. I loved how she kept it simple on top and all the rocking details were on the bottom. It allowed for ample face time! The chiffon, the gold and silver embellishments. It was beautiful.

Number Two is… I might get some push back for this…



Viola Davis in Vera Wang…

Viola Davis in her 2012 Oscar dress
what a vision to gaze upon...

Now don’t get me wrong she looked absolutely stunning from head to toe, her natural hair did not go unnoticed (wasn’t it beautiful) and the fit was definitely a home run. The color was magnificent and the detailing was just enough… I loved it and it was my favorite pick all night…



that is until I saw Number One Ellie Kemper in Armani Prive!!!

When I saw this dress go by in a flash on my television screen I squealed in pure delight and absolutely needed to see more! Of course it was just a quick five seconds because the people wanted to get to other dresses. I didn’t catch her name so I immediately took to Google in order to find this dress! I tried everything “copper dresses at the 2012 Oscars”,  “2012 Oscar coverage”, etc until I found it!!! At the end of the day I am a girl who likes glitter, color and things that shine and this met all of my requirements!!

Ellie Kemper in her 2012 Oscars Dress
I'm still thinking about this dress!

The color was like a fire burning, so red, so gold, so warm and inviting. I was truly transfixed upon this dress. The sparkles just begged to have their picture taken. The dress was so delicate yet rich! It simply stole my heart and was the highlight of my night and that is why Ellie Kemper was my top pick for the best dressed star at the 2012 Oscars.

So there you have it… my 2012 best dressed list… What do you think? Is there someone missing? Or someone you think shouldn’t be on this list? If so please feel free to comment below…Would we be able to go shopping together and have fun, or would we drive each other crazy???


* All images were provided by the Huff Post Style section of the Huffington Post and WireImages.

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