The Oscars! Our Best (and Worst) Dressed from The Rhode Show

February 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm 2 comments

If the others are divisional championships, the Academy Awards as the Super Bowl of awards season, and last night did not disappoint (the Red Carpet didn’t anyway). Personal stylist Jill Marinelli and I were up bright and early to dish on our fashion hits and misses. Click the image above to watch the clip!

We both agreed Haliee Stienfeld and Halle Berry, each in blush-toned in Marchesa gowns were extraordinary, and we equally adored Mila Kunis in her lavender Elie Saab Haute Couture lace and silk organza gown. Jill loved Jennifer Husdon in tangerine Versace, and while I think she looked amazing overall–the hair, the makeup, even the silhouette and color of the dress–I thought the decolletage was distracting. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Calvin Klein was simple, elegant and intriguing with an unusual neckline, and instanting glamorous in a silver/gold shimmer. I didn’t mention it on our segment, but I also adored Mandy Moore in an off-the-shoulder, illusion neckline dress by Monique Lhuillier, also in blush.

Though we agreed on Michelle Williams’ exquisite hair and make up, I gave her short sleeve, form-fitting Chanel two thumbs up for it’s classic Mia Farrow style, while Jill thought Williams could have made a more figure flattering choice. Another jaw dropper was Jennifer Lawrence in a body-hugging, flaming red Calvin Klein number.

Our misses included Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabanna (maroon lace? not so much…), Nicole Kidman in Dior (really? you wanted to add volume to your hips?) and Helena Bonham Carter wearing a velvet and taffeta dress by Colleen Atwood–but I give her a pass because her eccentricity is predictable–I’m not expecting to she her in a pastel de la Renta anytime soon..

Who were your hits and misses? Leave a comment, tweet me at or friend and post a message on the Newport Stylephile Facebook page.

Had a great time with you Jill! Thank you again Rhode Show– always a fun, coffee-fueled morning!


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  • 1. The Red Velvet Shoe  |  March 1, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Mila Kunis in the lavender Elie Saab was just stunning, which also proves my opinion that lavender is a color that shines best with brunettes or darker shades of hair. I love that it was feminine and swishy. And her hair was such a pretty up do, not overly done or coiffed.
    Oh, and your segment on TRS was great!

    • 2. Andrea McHugh  |  March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      Absolutely! I first fell for Elie Saab when Marcia Cross of Desperate Housewives wore a jaw-dropping green gown of his to the 2008 Emmy’s. A friend of mine was out there with the actress and so I was keeping an eye out for here, and when I saw Cross in that ballgown, I gasped!


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