The Academy Awards aka the “Oscars” are the pinnacle of Hollywood fashion fantastic-ness each year. EVERYONE waits eagerly to see what the celebrated nominees and Oscar attendees are wearing on this special day. Stylists work months in advance to make sure their clients have the most fabulous, exciting, gorgeous, beautiful dress. Sometimes this anticipation ends in awe and amazement (Frieda Pinto looked like an Indian goddess in a blue one shoulder beaded Galliano Couture delight), and sometimes it ends in disappointment (Jessica Biel looked like she wrapped herself in old gray frumpy cloth). This year, as given in the examples cited previously was no exception. One thing about the Oscars as opposed to the Grammys, is it tends to be a very very formal event in which actors make some more conservative wardrobe decisions and footwear choices are even less daring if at all visible. BUMMER. Except in the case of Heidi Klum whose bright red dress got mixed reviews but daringly and boldly wore an up-to-there slit showcasing a color coordinated pair of red shoes. Go Heidi! Whether you liked the dress or not, you cant really be mad at the shoes. Who hates red stilettos? Come on.

So that is why us shoe lovers, we like to venture over to the after-parties! People are way more exciting-dressing there then at the actual awards. And, you’ve got your options- Vanity Fair, Elton John for AIDS, Mercedes Benz, Slumdog Millionaire/Wrestler etc. Generally speaking, this year it’s not saying much though. Our consistently best dressed rule breakers (Gwen wore great black Chanel couture but we’ve seen her more dramatic, Cate, JLo and Jennifer Connelly were absent from festivities) were a bit safer than usual. Since I do try and see the glass half full, in this situation I was able to find a few ladies who made interesting choices. Daring behavior will always lead to mixed reviews and everyone’s two cents (Hello Mickey Rourke! Who cares what everyone else says I think you are a fashion genius!) and so I present you the most ballsy looks and you can form your opinion after you hear mine. 🙂

1. Rachel Weisz @ Vanity Fair Party. Had one of the most awesome shoes. Her shoes make her outfit whether you dig it or not. She seemed a teeny bit more casual then everyone else in her Narcisco Rodriguez but whatever! Her footwear choice was bold and ballsy when everyone else was doing dainty. I love that. She might have been doing an S+M bondage themed outfit but she is doing fashion in my book.

2. Ginnfer Goodwin @ Vanity Fair Party. I loved her purple satin platform sandals. While many of our girls coordinated black with black metallic and beading with metallic shoes, etc, Ginnifer the lovely rising star did purple with purple. Two thumbs up.

3. Dita Von Teese @ Elton John’s Annual AIDS Fundraiser. Ms. Von Teese is one of those fashion icons that is so0 perfectly classic that people seem to be fooled into thinking she is edgy and avant-garde. The woman is always fabulously coiffed and put together but notice here she didn’t coordinate her outfit Ă  la her signature 1950’s movie star style. Instead she pops her sunny outfit with some red pumps. Shes on this list because her shoes complete her look.

Now what do you think?


1 Response to “OSCAR SHOE PARTY!!”

  1. February 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Dita gets my vote! You’re dead on about how refreshingly classic she can be. And the cut of those pumps is unique. Love her.

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