Monday, February 27, 2012

Favorite Fashion & Beauty choices from the Oscars 2012

Salut mes amis and Congratulations to 'the Artist' and Jean Dujardin for sweeping the Oscars last night!!! I said it on FB and I'll say it again, I LOVE THE FRENCH!!! I was also really proud of Octavia Spencer, she was so cute in her acceptance speech, and Meryl Streep, even though it was her gazillionth Academy win... all in all, I wasn't disappointed and I thoroughly enjoyed covering the Oscars fashion on Twitter and Facebook!
P. S. The Dictator vs. Ryan Seacrest = EPIC
In today's Oscar's fashion and beauty assessment, I am featuring all the looks that I liked and some that I didn't get. This time, I'm not issuing a report card as I did with my Golden Globes assessment, because to me, all the choices were on the rather safe side. The above collage features some of my favorites: 
  • Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) in an unforgettable, figure hugging Valentino Couture
  • Angelina Jolie--fierce, fearless and fashionably late in a black velvet Atelier Versace gown. Thanks to its thigh high side slit, Angie's right leg now has its own Twitter account! 
  • Emma Stone--my favorite new it-girl--in a darling big bow fuchsia gown by Giambattista Valli 

Read full post for more fashion faves & beauty assessment!

Cream sleeves, capes and gowns
  • Shailene Woodley is only 20 years old, but she's already making her fashionable mark on the red carpet. This Valentino Couture number definitely stood out of the crowd!! and NO, it did not age her... silly critics smh
  • Jennifer Lopez looks poised and pretty in an art deco Zuhair Murad cut-out gown. Despite her nip slip wardrobe malfunction, she was a glamorous knockout on the red carpet!
  • Gwyneth Paltrow is a gorgeous goddess from head to toe in a stunning statuesque Tom Ford dress and cape. 

Shades of Red Hot
  • Natalie Portman is channeling a classic Hollywood starlet in a vintage Haute Couture Christian Dior polka-dot gown.
  • Emma Stone is picture perfect in Giambattista Valli, her makeup and hair are flawless too!!
  • Michelle Williams shows the most improvement since the Golden Globes. I adore her Louis Vuitton "coral" gown and luscious matching lippies!

Best of Sequins
  • Milla Jovovich is gorgeous in Couture Elie Saab. She was my first wow moment of the evening!
  • Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids) is working her sparkly sequins Armani Prive gown and matching amber hair. Honestly, I never noticed how beautiful this woman is until last night!

...and some choices I didn't quite get...
  • Rooney Mara (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) raises a few eyebrows, including mine, in this odd-fitting Givenchy number... I want to like this dress, but something about the chest area is really uninviting...
  • Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) is hardly celebratory in this black Vivienne Westwood overly shimmery ensemble. Who died, Rose?

Beauty Favorites:

With her famous luscious lips dressed in coral red, the always flawless Angelina Jolie is sporting a sculpted smokey eye and clean eyebrows, balancing her makeup with a sexy tousled waves hairstyle. A+

Milla Jovovich is the definition of a "rosy cheeked angelic beauty". Her piercing eyes are accentuated with a soft cat eye and her pretty lips are well defined with a bold classic red lip color. Her chic waves are reminiscent of old Hollywood and give this look an added dose of glamour.

Octavia Spencer looks darling in a simple updo decorated with big, dangling chandelier earrings. Her dramatic smokey eye is probably my favorite of the bunch, I love the combination of a peachy lid and charcoal smoke on the outer corner... the look is so chic and flattering!

Emma Stone is absolutely divine. Her pink eyeshadow is fun and refreshing, while the exaggerated cat eye is oh-so sleek and cool. This girl never ceases to amaze me, I love her style, her attitude, and her consistently en point fashion and beauty choices. A+++


Michelle Williams was truly a standout at this year's Oscars. While I'm usually quite unimpressed by her, this time around, I was pleasantly surprised. She looked really sweet, pretty and approachable. Her makeup was spot on and really highlighted her best features. Me favorite part: the watermelon lips. Nicely done, Michelle :)

My girl JLo never disappoints. She unequivocally wins for best makeup and sports my favorite hair style of the night: the Big Bun. What can I say, she's got it and she knows it. Voila!

Your turn to weigh in! Do you agree or disagree?

Maryam Maquillage


*All images are borrowed from JustJared, all collages are created by me, Maryam Maquillage*

Maryam Maquillage © 2012.


    1. Oh la robe de Angelina Jolie jadore !

    2. I like Angelina (she looks younger in tese pics!) and Emma Stone...I think she's perfect in red!
      And yes, JLo's hair is amazing =)

    3. i agree with u. too bad i didnt get to watch it

    4. I love Emma Stone, her Makeup and her dress.

    5. I suspect I may be a bit contrary. I didn't like the big bow or high neckline on Emma stone. I felt her face was too under-done given the dress (granted I couldn't make out the eyeliner on the TV). Milla was one of my favorites of the night though!

    6. great pics! i love emma stone, she is my favourite actress!

      The Ugly Moments

    7. ema stone was my fav look too!! :) i love her movie the help, i jus saw it yesterday! lol

    8. Natalie Portman nails it everytime. She looks flawless, classic, and she wore the dress, the dress didn't wear her. Milla Jovovich is looking forgeous from head-to-toe. Gwen Paltrow, lovely dress just wasnt feeling that cape, i felt she would've been much better off without it.

    9. I adore JLOS look! She always comes out looking fabulous.

    10. Um, it was Meryl's zillionth nomination. Only her 3rd win I believe. Maybe 2nd. ANYWAYS. EVERYONE LOOKED REALLY PRETTY AND I WAS JEALOUS but ... Oscar makeup is too toned down for my taste, LOL! Seriously though, Jessica Chastain was my best dressed. I want to be buried in McQueen. Dreamy sigh.

    11. Gwyneth was my favourite as mentioned in my blog. I did see a fee pictures of Jennifer Lopez and her makeup looked awful- as though she'd put her own bronzed on in the back of her limo. She looks great in the image you have! Love her hair too. Probably best hair for me. L xo

    12. JLO's make-up is always flawless. Say whatever about the dress (I actually liked it- nip slip or not)but her MU is always spot on. Emma Stone is so beautiful, Michelle Williams looks great.

    13. "Cream sleeves, capes and gowns" are my favorite! So elegantly chic and glamorous!! I absolutely love Gwyneth Paltrow's looK!

    14. I love all your choices my most favorite was jlo and gwyneth was my ultimate favorite

    15. ahh Milla took my breath away, my absolute favorite! The color on Michelle William's dress was exquisite! I liked Jaelene and Emma's dresses however I think they were more for women in their 30's or 40's. these girls are in their early 20's. It aged them a bit.

      1. nonsense G!! There is nothing that can age a pretty 20-year old expect an obvious gray hair dye job a la Kelly Osbourne... not that she was pretty to begin with lol

    16. Absolutely loved Emma Stone's look, theres just something so simple yet gorgeous about her.

      Angelina for me was a big yawn however, I feel like I've seen her in this type of outfit a thousand times - she seriously needs to add some fun and colour into her wardrobe.

      And J-Lo glowed as always. That bun should be named after her :)

    17. My favorite of cause Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez..Both look stunning and love their makeup..Planning to do inspired makeup on these..^_^..I love Emma Stone attitude while she was presenting the award..

    18. I have to agree with your choices. My favorite is most definitely Angelina. She looks HOT. The dress, makeup, and hair are perfect. Emma Stone is also my other fave. She never ceases to impress me!

    19. I loved all of these looks! I think both Angelina's & Shailene's makeup looks would be great for a night out especially & I always ♥ Gwyneth's hair :)

    20. Thanks for your comment on my blog! :) much love

    21. Hi Maryam. I think, you are more beautiful than them, because you are the best! So, don't worry about the rest!!!

      Love from Antalya, Turkey.

    22. Hi lovely, my favorite is Gwyneth Paltrow!!!
      Have a nice day!

      Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

    23. I love this post! We had such similar assessments and I loved your beauty assessments <3

    24. Angelina is super sexy, loved her choice!

    25. adorable post!so pretty pics!

    26. I may be in the minority here, but i love Rose Byrne's Vivienne Westwood!!!!!!

    27. Amazing colourful event :) different colours speared all over.Angelina looking beautiful :)


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