last night, watching the red carpet i think every sound that came out of my mouth was a gasp when the stars arrived. all of my red carpet favorites looked flawless. it was an evening of glamour with an old hollywood vibe, all the while being dominated by the new guard of hollywood. it is always so inspiring to me to see all of these stars that have had so much success and they’re my peers to boot.

anyway – cheers to all of these lovely stars for pulling out all the stops at this year’s oscars.

who were your favorites? i would love to know!

jennifer hudson was my absolute favorite star last night – her dress, her hair, her body – perfection.

jessica chastain’s nude dress was perfect for her. she said that it reminded her of happy birthday mr. president – it definitely had a marilyn old hollywood vibe for me. she sparkled and glowed on the carpet and those red lips pulled the whole look together for me.

um, charlize. can she ever look bad? really, this isn’t fair.

amy adams. this dress. make it in ivory and i’ll wear it to my wedding. amazing. i loved her simple accessories – her skin tone, her hair and that dress do all the talking for her.

oh, jlaw. you shall be the lead in every movie i write. this dress was perfect for her as best actress nominee and will definitely be memorable as the winner of the best actress in a leading roll this year. also loved that backwards necklace on her decolletage. perfect.

and then naomi watts. her skin is so flawless and i loved her messy updo. i was happy to see her take the accessories light with such a vibrant dress. metallics are one of my favorite red carpet go-tos – and could this pewter shade not look more incredible with her skin tone?

all images here.