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Monday, March 3, 2014

"An Evening with Oscar" and DivaDebbi's 2014 Red Carpet Report Card

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
The mood was festive, everyone looked chic and substantial money was raised to support this fabulous organization.  The idea of a film festival in Greenwich, a town with deep pockets that appreciates the arts, has been bandied about for a long time. Executive Director Wendy Stapleton Reyes and fellow founders are actually making it happen.

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)

Kate Hudson
A modern day Goddess in Atelier Versace 
 The A Team

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

Christine Teigen
Charming in Monique L'Hullier
Emma Watson
Fresh and lovely in a Vera Wang skirt and top
Olivia Wilde
Pregnant and beautiful in Maison Valentino
The B Team/  Meh. Cuddabeenbetter

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 
The F uggettaboutit Team

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
Mama Smurf

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...


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