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Elizabeth Wellington's Top Oscar Picks

As usual the celebs brought the fashion fire at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. I watched the red carpet at The Ritz Carlton's Oscar party alongside some of the city's most fashionable including colleague, Jenice Armstrong, fashion/blogger Jimmy Contreras, publicist Matthew Vlahos, boutique owner Joan Shepp, jeweler John Wind, fashion professor Emil DeJohn and president of the Accessory's Council, Philadelphia's own Karen Giberson. There was lots of shrieking and fashion talking. But we loved, loved, loved the glam looks.

Elizabeth Wellington's Top Oscar Picks

As usual the celebs brought the fashion fire at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. I watched the red carpet at The Ritz Carlton's Oscar party alongside some of the city's most  fashionable including colleague, Jenice Armstrong,  fashion/blogger Jimmy Contreras, publicist Matthew Vlahos, boutique owner Joan Shepp, jeweler John Wind, fashion professor Emil DeJohn and president of the Accessory's Council, Philadelphia's own Karen Giberson. There was lots of shrieking and fashion talking. But we loved, loved, loved the glam looks.

Here are my choices for the best and worst of the night.

 

Best Dress

Michelle Williams in red-orange Louis Vuitton gown with peplum detailing.

 

 

Worst Dress

Jessica Chastain in strapless black Alexander McQueen that featured horrendous golden stitching.

 

Favorite Look

Viola Davis in Kelly green Vera Wang with pleated detailing in the skirt. Lovely. She gets double-shoutouts for not hiding behind the wigs anymore and wearing her hair in a short afro. Kudos.

 

Most Predictable.

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad. The dress was hot, yes. But  I'm over J-Lo with the deep V decolletage and cutouts. So late 1990s. As was the high-bunned hair.

 

Best Looking Couple: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina may have looked anorexic in her black Versace, but the noir dress was smoking hot. Brad Pitt worked his Tom Ford tux as well. Note: We like Angelina's hair the lighter shade of brown instead of vampire-black.

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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