About RTÉ Television
The Afternoon Show
The Afternoon ShowRTÉ One, Weekdays, 4.00pm

Oscars Style File

Monday, 8 March 2010

We get the low down on all the fashion winners and losers from last night's Academy awards from stylist Annmarie O'Connor.

Why is it Relevant Today?
The 82nd Academy Awards wrapped just a few hours ago and the Oscar Statuettes are presently en route to new homes. The people of Ireland are keenly awaiting news of what, or should we say who, their favourite stars were wearing?

AnnMarie O'Connor-Stylist & Fashion Blogger:
According to her website -
"I've been a style writer for more years than is fashionable to mention. Suffice to say I have worked with the likes of The Irish Examiner, RTE, Dazed and Confused, Elle, Trace, Image, IF, The Dubliner, The Irish Independent, Prudence, and interviewing designers, chasing trends, styling, profiling and lying about my spiralling shoe habit. My mantra-burn the tracksuit honey and learn to walk in a pair of damn heels. Life's too short not to look tall and fabulous. Mwah! Lovin' your work. Xxx"

Annmarie is a freelance fashion writer, blogger and personal stylist. Her credits include The Irish Examiner, Elle, Dazed and Confused, Image, Trace, IF, The Irish Independent, and

Over the past 8 years she has interviewed the likes of Terry de Havilland, Zandra Rhodes and Ben de Lisi, and has gained a cult following with her blog: I Blog Fashion which is being made into a book. She is also the organiser of the monthly Fashion Bloggers' Brunch events in Dublin

Top Trends on the night:-

. Hair buns
. Nudes - shades of blush pink
. Metallics - icy silvers and golds
. Ruffles
. Full trains
. Watercolour prints

Best dressed ladies on the night:-

1. Kate Winslet
YSL dress and Tiffany yellow diamonds

2. Helen Mirren
Badgley Mischka dress and Chopard jewellery
irridescent - complements her hair and skin tone

3. Demi Moore
Atelier Versace

4. Cameron Diaz
Strapless beaded Oscar de la Renta

5. Queen Latifah
Badgley Mischka
Divine colour - so complimentary!
The silver crystal detailing defines her full figure perfectly - creates a well-defined bust and drapes over her curves.

Worst Dressed ladies on the night:-

A case of the dress wearing the actress than the actress wearing the dress.

Be noticed - for the right reasons!

1. Diane Kruger
Chanel Couture
Visually cuts her in thirds.
At 5 foot 9, she looks much smaller.
Too much going on with the unedged ribbon detail and floral ruching.

2. Zoe Saldana
Givenchy haute couture
Looks like a pom pom
Distracting ombre

3. Charlize Theron
Christian Dior
Floral boobs - enough said.

On the Fence!

Maggie Gylenhaal
Wearing Dries van Noten - A bit sedate for someone so fabulous!

Sarah Jessica Parker
Wearing Chanel Couture - direct from Karl himself.
Stunning dress - great colour and divine metallic floral detailing.
SJP is too petite for the style which is making her look slightly dumpy.

Sandra Bullock
Wearing Marchesa
train - vintage material - looks like fusty velvet - not so sure.

Tom Ford
Wearing Tom Forde
perfectly tailored
slim fit
carnation and hanky details