As long as I can remember, I have always wished for a fabulous Oscar party to attend on the night of the Academy Awards.
Answered prayers, the founders of the Greenwich Film Institute hosted an "An Evening with Oscar" to benefit the Greenwich International Film Festival at the J.House Hotel in Riverside, Ct.
Moet & Chandon were the sponsors, so the champs flowed freely, the food was delicious and the E Cigarettes they passed out made my night... It was smashing.
|Co- Chairs Carina Crain, Colleen de Veer and Wendy Stapleton Reyes|
Photos: By Mark Conrad
|Heidi Driscoll and Debbi O'Shea|
|Toni DiMuro, Giovanni Roselli, Monique Mancini and Kris Ruby|
Photos: Mark Conrad
|Party in full swing|
Photos: Mark Conrad
Kudos Ladies. I hope this was the first annual...We would all be back, and more.
Now onto the Red Carpet and my loves and loathes...
For starters, while I missed a good deal of the show, I could see how relaxed and entertaining Ellen DeGeneres was. No doubt, she's already sealed the gig for next year.
Friends told me it was the first time in recent memory they enjoyed watching every minute of it. Ellen, Pharell, 'Adele Dazeem', Bette, well deserved winners and heartfelt speeches...could we hope for more???
No---but we got it any way, with some of the most beautiful dresses and least amount of fuglies I can remember on any awards show in recent history.
Metallics, blushes of pink and nude and a full spectrum of gorgeous blues from "Nairobi" to midnight navy ruled the night.
A+ The Untouchables- Head 2 Toe Perfection
|Lupita Nyong'o, the new face of Miu Miu in Prada|
|Cate Blanchett in another magnificent collaboration with Armani Prive|
(As their Brand Ambassador at Richards, I couldn't be more proud)
A modern day Goddess in Atelier Versace
|Amy Adams in Gucci|
|Anne Hathaway in Gucci|
|Charlize Theron in Dior|
|Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen |
(if Cate wasn't so great in Blue Jasmine
the Oscar would have been hers).
|The always divine Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein|
Charming in Monique L'Hullier
Fresh and lovely in a Vera Wang skirt and top
Pregnant and beautiful in Maison Valentino
|Jennifer Lawrence in Dior|
Deja vu with Emma Thompson Hair
|Jennifer Garner in a charming Oscar de la Renta Chinese lamp shade.|
Could have been prettier if the color had more depth, but great fun in motion
|Meryl Streep in Lanvin|
Better than usual...I'll concede that
|Julia Roberts in Vintage Givenchy|
Dull, dingy and dated
|Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab|
This felt a tad matronly and not particularly flattering in sihouette or color.
Dare I say saggy? Those reconstructed tata's should be perky forever...I know first hand
|Kerry Washington pregnant in Jason Wu,|
wrapped in a Bordello bed sheet
|Sally Hawkins in a Valentino profiterole|
Overwrought, and overwhelmed
|Ireland Baldwin in Burberry Prossum|
A bloody mess, of the Tampon variety
|Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel|
I'm such a huge fan of Giles Mendel, but this is a mess
|Gabourey Sibide in Theia|
Radiant Orchid is Pantone's color of 2014
Gabourey used a lot of it in one night
|Penelope Cruz in Giambattista Valli...Pretty enough from the front|
|Cotton Candy from the back|
|Liza Minelli in Vintage Halston|
That's it my lovelies!!!
The good the bad and the ugly...Who did you love and loathe??? Who did I miss???
Till the Emmy's...