At the Oscars, Ellen did a pretty fantastic job of rallying the stars to be just like us with group selfies and pizza parties. OK– so maybe our selfies aren’t exactly of the iconic stature that hers was. And most of us aren’t eating pizza served by Brad Pitt … but still. There was something sweet about Ellen’s gesture of sparking the A-list to come down– just a teeny bit –off their pedestal of Hollywood Royalty.
When I watched the red carpet (to research for my piece here) I wondered — which of these women feel good, comfortable and are truly expressing who they are? Sure, it’s fun to play dress up. And many would jump at the chance to be a princess for the night. But with the exquisite gowns and beyond bling-y jewels on temporary loan, some are literally enacting a Cinderella routine. Although when the clock strikes 12, it’s not a pumpkin they’re turning into it… it’s the return to their true self. So which actresses didn’t have to role play on the red carpet? Who was able to radiate with MindBodySOUL style? Here’s my take on that.
Jennifer Garner looked flirty, fabulous and totally ready to shimmy. Love that this mom of 3 keeps it moving.Amy Adams told interviewers that she didn’t work with a stylist for the Oscars because she wanted to be completely in charge of what she wore. The sophisticated, tuxedo-like gown showed she’s a serious actress, and even more important she said, it felt like me.
Cate Blanchett said her dress felt heavy, but she loved it. Hey, I’m all for a little pain to gain…as long as she’s wearing what she loves.
Who do you think captured their MindBodySOUL style at the Oscars?