Oscars 2014 Recap: Style, Highlights and Memorable Moments

Happy Monday to all! So it's the day after the Oscars and everywhere you look there will be best/worst dressed lists and Oscar coverage, and although I'd usually not join in because I don't watch most award shows (unless Leonardo DiCaprio is there... more on that later), I'm gonna hop on the bandwagon since I had way too much fun watching last night! 

Oh dear, what a show! Let's start with a recap of the red carpet. I must say, I was incredibly impressed by the looks last night. Everyone, including the men, dressed to the nines and worked it! Here are my top picks and a few honourable mentions. 


Lupita Nyong'o in Prada

Oh my word. When I saw her step out in this number it was enough to get my heart to stop beating. I've said this before and I'll say it again, she's a newcomer but she puts a lot of the people that have been around for years to shame. She has done no wrong every time we see her on a red carpet and last night was no exception. She described it as Nairobi blue and you know what, I'll take that! Give me anything in this shade and I'll be content. The dress is so simple but it was perfect for her princess moment - plus she is the spitting image of Cinderella especially with that headband. Perfect all around. Ok, I'll stop gushing.

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

Is that Kate Hudson looking like a goddess? Yes, you've got that right. Everything is just spot on with this look. The dress is incredible and that deep v looked like quite the trend last night. But can we talk about her beauty look? I mean, her hair and makeup are everything! Smokey eye, contoured cheeks and a subtle nude lip - yes, yes and YES! Not to mention the cape that actually looks good and doesn't bring to mind any Batman and Robin images at all. Total winner right here. 

Cate Blanchett in Armani

The detail in this dress is so stunning! I will admit at first I thought this look was too monochromatic with no eye drawing pops of colour but I think that's what ultimately made me love it. There was definitely quite a neutral theme with nudes, whites and blacks scattered all over the place but this look stood out. The way it fits, the incredible sparkle it has, her honey coloured Old-Hollywood waves - can't be beat and she proved that by winning Best Lead Female Actress so you go girl!

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra

I mean, come on! She tweeted about feeling like a fairy and that she was. This dress is magical. Of course everyone else was busy paying attention to the A-list starts who were being nominated but Mrs. Tatum could not be more stunning in this dress. Again with the neutral theme but the texture at the bottom of the dress and the beading from top to bottom make this such a showstopper, especially when paired with that intense broze smokey eye and face framing locks. Magic Mike? I'm pulling for Magic Fairy Princess!

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Once again stunning in Dior, and once again tripping like it's her day job. She proves to us that we love her cause she's one of us - beautiful but ultimately a total klutz! It was a daring choice to go back to a simple red dress like the very memorable one from the 2011 Oscars by Calvin Klein Collection but this time around she looks much more refined. I loved the cut of this dress and how simple she was with the accessories, including a back draped necklace that added a beautiful touch (again like the one she chose for last years Oscars). Classic and beautiful!

Honourable Mentions//
These could have just as easily been Best Dressed picks since everyone was spot on but I wanted to limit myself a bit!

Olivia Wilde in Valentino // Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein // Emma Watson in Vera Wang

Out of all the pregnant women at the Oscars, Olivia Wilde takes the cake! Black was the perfect colour to go along with her precious baby bump and she looked incredibly stunning, including that amazing cat eye! Naomi Watts went for a safe choice but it's a choice that she does so well. The necklace pairing was beautiful and the black and white clutch was exquisite. She looked like an angel! Oh Emma Watson, look how far we've come. I loved this edgier look on her and I loved that although the silhouette was simple, the mixture of finishes in the fabric made the look a lot more interesting. I also loved the red lips and vampy nails!

Jessica Biel in Chanel // Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen // Maria Menounos in Johanna 

Another batch of beautifully dressed ladies. Jessica Biel keeping with the neutral trend in this beautiful Chanel frock. This dress hugged her in all of the right places without being too showy and it had just enough sparkle to catch the eye - plus she had enough sparkle from the incredible Tiffany's jewels she was sporting!Then we have Sandra Bullock who looked stunning and all that a Hollywood starlet should be. I loved the deep navy shade which was finally a little different than the shades of cream and black that flooded the red carpet. The way the fabric drapes is gorgeous and her flowing waves off to the side complements that draping so well. Last but not least, I'm a huge fan of Maria Menounos' look. The dress was perfectly beaded but the cap sleeves and waistline had that extra bit of embellishment that pushed it over the edge into gorgeous town! And that braided undo was just what was needed to distinguish her from the hair to the side and loose updos that everyone else chose.

All in all, people really hit the nail on the head this year! Loved it all!

* Photos via NY Daily News

Now.... Let's get to the good stuff. After all the fashion was scouted and people were done wiping their drool from the gawjusness that they just experienced, the show finally started! Of course, Ellen was laugh out loud funny in her monologue and she basically made the night what it was. Here are some memorable moments that even made it so far as to shut down twitter... twice!

Best Speeches: 
Lupita Nyong'o -- "No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid" YES!

 Jared Leto -- He love's his momma, and we love him for it! Sooooo cute. (btw, can we take a look at his fabulous balayage highlights?)
Cate Blanchett! -- "The world is round, people!" All I've gotta say is #girlpower. LOVE!

Then there was the Ellen pizza party in the middle of the show which was incredible! Brad Pitt looked like he thoroughly enjoyed that... and so did the very pregnant Kerry Washington! I was definitely hoping for Ellen to bring me some Oscar pizza while I enjoyed the show.

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And then the moment which we will all enjoy for the rest of our lives and that broke twitter twice - the most EPIC selfie you've seen. Plus it broke the record for the most retweeted tweet on twitter (try saying that 5 times fast) with 2.2 million RT's and 1 million favourites. Wow! But seriously it's the perfect snapshot - Leto, JLaw, Lupita, Bradley, Channing, Brangelina, Spacey, Meryl, Julia. Yes!!!

Of course there had to be a few malfunctions, namely John Travolta butchering Idina Menzel's name right before her highly anticipated rendition of Frozen's "Let It Go". I'll admit I spent a good 5 minutes laughing about it. Apparently she's "the one and only" but that's not enough to remember her name. Oh boy!
And the best photobomb goes to *drumroll* Benedict Cumberbatch
I'm gonna end it off by the very saddest event of the whole night.... my beloved first movie star crush Leonardo DiCaprio must wait another 10 years before he can finally be handed a little golden guy. Not gonna lie I was pretty bummed but the pictures I saw on the subject were hilarious. Don't worry Leo, I'll always love you and unlike little Miss Rose I'll-never-let-go Dawson, I won't let you go! In the meantime. let's laugh it off!

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Well there's your Oscars 2014 Recap filled with fashion, news worthy events and some pretty hilarious moments. I had a ton of fun watching it. What were your favourite looks on the red carpet?
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  1. Love all your picks for best dressed! So many amazing dresses!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    1. It was definitely hard to narrow it down. Everyone looked Incredible last night!!!

  2. LOL in love with this recap! Oh Leo, McStealYouOscar won't get away with this, but those are some pretty funny memes! And those dresses! Gahhh I am convinced I need them all in my closet!

    1. HAHA glad you enjoyed! I spent hours looking at them and dying of laughter. Honestly, I would wear any one of them to school in a heartbeat. *werk it girl*

  3. PERFECT recap!! I had so much fun watching last night!


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