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Fab's Oscar Top Three

Fab's Oscar Top Three

What I enjoyed about this year's Oscars was the chance for some red carpet newbies to shine.

Though I was super disappointed red carpet superstars Cate, Reese, and Nicole were either absent or didn't walk the red carpet, it was nice seeing new enthusiastic faces. Especially Benjamin Button nominee Taraji Henson. Every time the camera chose her, she was smiling and bright. Her buttercream Roberto Cavalli confection was absolutely delectable, I wanted to eat it up. The tiered cascading gown also had the perfect size fishtail, not too overwhelming, but still dramatic. I'm sure you also noticed her vintage necklace — 19th-century Fred Leighton. She gave a nod to the red carpet (and added a punch of color) with her burgundy silk Mary Norton clutch.

To see my other two favorites,


I didn't realize how much I missed Natalie on the red carpet until last night when she floated by in her orchid pink Rodarte. I started to get bored with all the neutral hued gowns, so Natalie held my attention. The asymmetrical ruched bodice and Swarovski crystal detailing are sweet, subtle touches. She wore simple Kwiat vintage diamonds — vintage studs, a large deco cuff, and stackable rings — all the better to let her lovely hued dress and gorgeous face shine. Her vampy nails added some spice to her sweet ensemble.

Both of the ladies from The Wrestler looked stellar last night; Evan Rachel Wood and Tomei both made our Best Dressed poll. Marisa's dove gray Versace got better and better by the minute. And did I mention she worked it? She had one of the most precise trains and she vogued like crazy; Tomei's got the red carpet thing down. The spirals and folds on the skirt fanned out to create such an awesome effect. Her totally toned arms wore a cool Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and sapphire bracelet while she also showed off a diamond ring and lapis lazuli and diamond earrings.

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mlfavata mlfavata 8 years
My favorite was Penelope Cruz. I loved her dress. I knew it had to be vintage since it was so unique. And the best part: she looked incredibly happy, radiant, and beautiful in it. Maria
sleekeasy sleekeasy 8 years
taraji was my favorite from the get-go, she just looked so beautiful. i wouldn't have put marisa tomei at 3rd though, i hated how the bodice looked, it was a gorgeous dress but penelope cruz took 3rd for me.
bleached bleached 8 years
I would have swapped Natalie for Freida Pinto. I LOVED the blue dress
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 8 years
Taraji P Henson and Alicia Keys were the best dressed last night for sure. Taraji looked perfect from head to toe.
NYC0820 NYC0820 8 years
LOVED Taraj's dress and necklace...PERFECTION! Absolutely BEST DRESSED Angelina was also perfection
designerel designerel 8 years
Taraji was definitely the best dressed of the night. I like how interesting and eye-catching Marisa's dress is. As for Natalie... she always looks lovely, but I'm not sure that color is for her.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'd like to swap Marissa for Kate but the other two were surely top 3 for me.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I like Natalie, but I wouldn't have picked her.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
as far as over all styling goes...i agree fab. dress, shoes, hair, make up...i thought these 3 were flawless.
makiwacky makiwacky 8 years
These were my three favorites of the night too!! Good job!
peachesncream peachesncream 8 years
Fab, I think you have completely missed Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott. She was gorgeousssssss!
cnyc1a cnyc1a 8 years
OMG how can the Ladies at Pop Sugar forget to add Anne Hathaway who was breathtaking in Armani Prive.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I LOVED Taraji and Marisa's dresses. So beautiful. Natalie's was nice but a bit prom for me. My 3rd choice would be Penelope's. She looked like a princess.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Taraji and Marisa were my top two as well. Just gorgeous!
Louie Louie 8 years
And me too - definitely a bit "meh" about Natalie Portman's dress. A bit just okay kinda.
Louie Louie 8 years
Taraji was definitely the best-dressed without a doubt. Marisa's was beautiful Out of Kate Winslet and Penelope, I can't decide whose I like best.
reactionary reactionary 8 years
i feel pretty "eh" about natalie portman's dress. it doesn't seem ... formal enough.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I concur on your rulings, Fab, though I still think whoever did Natalie's blush needs a smackin'!
luvluvg luvluvg 8 years
I voted against Natalie's dress yesterday but it is growing on me. Oy!
mommie mommie 8 years
Me too, I agree.
shannydoots shannydoots 8 years
Oh, and Taraji was definitely my pick for Best Dressed of the night.
shannydoots shannydoots 8 years
I think I might agree with you for once Fab (ha!)... Part of me still thinks that Natalie Portman's dress is a little prom-ish/not dramatic enough for the Oscars, but hey she still looks good.
emalove emalove 8 years
Totally agree that these were 3 of the best looks! Natalie's was my own personal favorite :)
shoegal1001 shoegal1001 8 years
excellent choices! loved Natalie Portman's look.
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