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Oscar Night style

February 27th, 2011

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Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Couture and Cate Blanchett in Givenchy.

If you scour the Internet long enough, you’re going to find someone who agrees with your picks for best and worst gowns of Oscar Night. Here’s my two cents:

I didn’t see a lot I liked, but loved the way Mila Kunis looked in the lilac Elie Saab Couture above. Cate Blanchett is getting high marks in the British press for her Givenchy gown. A daring choice. I liked the shoulders but was less enamored by the puka front.

I thought Hilary Swank looked great in Gucci, and had the perfect coif to match. Too bad you can’t see the side of her head in the photo below. And Hailee Steinfeld look very pretty and age-appropriate in a retro-’50s style Marchesa dress befitting the ladylike spring 2011 season.

I got the “Meow” crack when I Twittered that Scarlett Johansson looked cheap in lacy Dolce & Gabbana, but the picture doesn’t lie. It looks like end-of-the-line Ross’s. She did have the best accessory though, in Jeremy Renner! And for once, I liked what Gwyneth Paltrow was wearing. Her Calvin Klein gold sheath was a bold and daring choice amidst the usual sea of billowy, chiffon-y gowns.

Meanwhile, right here at home, the Hawaii International Film Festival once again hosted the local edition of the official Oscar Night America party at the Halekulani Hotel. Here’s what some of the guests wore on the red carpet: Later, you can also check out what was on the menu at Take A Bite.

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The Watamulls’ red garb echoed one of the trends on Hollywood’s red carpet.

Tim Guitierrez with Catherine Lin in Marchesa.

Monica Ivey with Andy South. A lot of white was also seen on male presenters at the Oscars, including Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin in Gucci, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

Mari Okamoto.

Making an entrance on the red carpet.


Say it ain’t so, a onesie for adults

February 26th, 2011

OnePiece photo

Time to clear the couch of your ratty old Snuggie and make way for the European import, the OnePiece, a grownup’s onesie. Sounds like a joking take on Yanks’ penchant for slothy dressing, but no, it’s not.

Lady Gaga, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Kate Moss, Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Perez Hilton and Paramore’s Hayley Williams have all suited up in the OnePiece, and last fall, London’s Evening Standard hailed its arrival as “THE Winter Trend of 2010.”

The OnePiece started in 2007, when three drunken Norwegians (Thomas Adams, Hernia Nøstrud and Knut Gresvig) came up with the idea to sew together a hangover-recovery suit by connecting a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of sweatpants with a zipper. It takes the Juicy Couture designer sweatsuit idea just one step further, and we all know how that turned out.

The OnePiece launched globally last year with two stores in Sweden, an outlet at Harrods in London, and will soon launch a U.S. flagship store on the swanky Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. If you must have one now, visit Already I can see a whole lot of hippity hopping about once Easter rolls around in April. The OnePiece make a great building block for a bunny suit.