One of my Twitter followers challenged me to say what I would wear, and I thought, you know? That's really fair. I should have probably posted this before the show, since I now have an unfair advantage, but here are three looks I pulled together with some cursory perusing around Style.com and 1st Dibs. So here goes:
If I were.... A First-time Nominee
This dress was my favorite in Elie Saab's collection, which also yielded Mila Kunis's lavender dress. I love its movement, its hint of sexiness, but romantic neckline. Red, as we know, is played out, but this is just so lovely, I couldn't resist!
I think I'd like to keep the romantic look going and go for these unexpected pearls. I love the geometric pattern, and it seems like gold/pearls never get their due on the red carpet. I love platinum and diamonds, but you know...let's stretch a little.
If I were ... A Presenter
This Monique Lhuillier isn't ground-breaking by any means, but it moves beautifully, looks comfortable, has an interesting color and comes with pretty jewelry! I think it would look great on camera, and I can just see it with a smoky amethyst eye.
If I Were ... A Nominee's Date
I'd pair it with these somewhat matchy, but super amazing aquamarine art deco earrings. They would demand a second look.
If I Were ... The Favorite to Win,
With a Couple Nominations Under My Belt
Most of us mere mortals will never get a chance to wear frou-frou, poufy couture. I'd own my moment and wear this Marchesa. Yes, it's feathers. Yes, it's a bit much. But does it get more "Cinderella moment" than that? Nope, didn't think so.
A dress like that might not need bling, but I'm not sure I could resist these Georgian rose-cut diamond earrings. They hint of nights at Versailles.
So? What do you think? Any of you have your Oscar dress picked out? How about that Thank You speech? I'm from the South, so I'd be thanking my momma and God, obviously.