Thandie Newton: Killing it at Vanity Fair

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 10:47:21 February 23, 2015 10:47:21
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Sometimes it’s not all about the yearlong leadup to what you’ve been doing and dresses you’ve been carefully choosing and planning. Sometimes it’s just being invited to a party and effortlessly throwing on a killer dress that ranks in one of the top 15 for the night. Not a bad outing for an event that will likely not require Spanx all evening. Full Story

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Sienna Miller: Understated Oscar Presenter

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 10:41:33 February 23, 2015 10:41:33
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Let us be clear that this was not the year any of us predicted for Sienna Miller – right? When she squealed with delight at American Sniper winning, I’d forgotten that she was even in it, because I associated her with Foxcatcher. Imagine being in two such high profile films in one year? I read on Twitter tonight that @boobsradley Full Story

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Felicity Jones: Best Oscar Prom Dress + Best Reaction Shot

Joanna Posted by Joanna at February 23, 2015 10:34:01 February 23, 2015 10:34:01
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Felicity Jones certainly wasn't the best dressed (or even the best dressed Brit) at the Oscars in her dove gray Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, but she did win another title. While she went home empty-handed as a Best Actress nominee, she had the best non-side eye cutaway reaction shot of the night. Full Story

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Idris Elba: Best Oscars Voice

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 10:25:01 February 23, 2015 10:25:01
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My best friend Fiona texted me during the Oscars last night. “Do they have a sexiest voice category? If so, Idris gets my vote!” Fiona isn’t an exclamation points kind of person. Or a celebrity kind of person. We are opposites. I am flighty and superficial. She is grounded and thoughtful. Full Story

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Keira Knightley: Babies & Brange at the Oscars

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 10:17:33 February 23, 2015 10:17:33
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I see this writing on a gown now and I think of the Brange wedding. Sorry. That’s just how my mind associates since it happened. So this Valentino on Keira Knightley, so pretty, had enough of that floating angel vibe on its own. Without the headpiece. I HATED it with the headpiece. The headpiece turned her into a child. Full Story

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Cate Blanchett: Black Velvet at the Oscars

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 10:08:53 February 23, 2015 10:08:53
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I come down on the side of those who could have done without the necklace, because she doesn’t need it, but man, she doesn’t need much. We need her desperately, is the thing, to serve up equal amounts of cool chill, a sort of yes-glamour-but-let’s-not-get-too-excited-about-it, and a sort of benevolent warmth that we’re sure as hell not getting from Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston. Full Story

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Rosamund Pike: Oscar Badass

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 10:02:25 February 23, 2015 10:02:25
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It was a good night for Rosamund Pike, all around. Her dress was the best one she’s worn all season, which is a relief, and it managed to be not boring in a sea of beiges. And she was fun – she’s known to be maybe not the easiest interview, but she seemed to be enjoying herself on the red carpet. Full Story

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Ava Duvernay: Oscars Most Overlooked

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 09:55:11 February 23, 2015 09:55:11
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It wasn’t until two thirds into the show, into candy and onion rings and punchiness, that I realized I hadn’t seen Ava DuVernay. I was shocked, but when I brought it up, nobody else had seen her either. She’d just not been on camera. I mean, it’s a director, not an actress. Full Story

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Chloe Grace Moretz: Oscar pockets

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 09:48:01 February 23, 2015 09:48:01
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Chloe Grace Moretz is 18 years old. And if we’re going to make a Lindsay Lohan comparison, it wouldn’t work here, at the Oscars, because Chloe didn’t do a Lohan. She didn’t try to become The Fashion Moment. Which is why I quite like this choice. For who she is, for the job she was asked to do, the Miu Miu she wore was totally serviceable. Full Story

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Margot Robbie: The Oscar Grownup

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2015 09:37:53 February 23, 2015 09:37:53
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 First of all, Margot Robbie looked spectacular. It was the first real showstopper on the carpet, black with sleeves and – bold statement here – the best necklace of the evening.   But what I love most about Margot Robbie is that she has shown up on the carpet and she seems like a woman. Full Story

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Jessica Chastain: Oscars Most Reluctant

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2015 09:23:05 February 23, 2015 09:23:05
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We had a final rehearsal and sound check for etalk at the Oscars until around noon. I was upstairs on the balcony overlooking the auditorium entrance when Jessica Chastain casually walked down the carpet, with her hood pulled up and a pair of casual pants, no handler, no publicist, just by herself, with her dress hanging off one arm. Full Story

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