Once again, the Oscars have come at an unfortunate time for me. I had the double whammy of coming home from a long weekend getaway at my girlfriend’s house in the beautiful St. George, UT (landed at Burbank Airport at 1:00 PM) and hosting a virtual trivia event for work at 5:00 PM. Sure, I was home between 2:00 and 5:00 – prime Red Carpet time, but between preparing for my work event and preparing for the week, sadly there was no Red Carpet for me. (But that’s what pictures on the internet are for.)
But before my trip, Marley promised me that she would stay home and we would eat pizza and drink margaritas and watch the awards while scouring the internet for Red Carpet pictures. And so we did.
And so, from my comfy couch, while consuming more calories during the Oscar broadcast than these ladies did the entire previous week, I present to you, Marley and Charlene’s Snarky Red Carpet Review.
Do we want to start with the good news or the bad news? Who are we kidding? Let’s start with the bad news.
This dress is very bad news…
Me: What the heck is going on with this dress?! It doesn’t look like it fits well – it almost looks baggy, the cape is hideous, and that fur on the bottom is just no, no, no!
Marley: I think without the awful fabric swallowing her body, it would have been beautiful. But instead the dress is ruined by those feathers and weird cape shawl.
Marley: Oh. Uh. that’s really bad, Mom. That’s really bad.
Me: Sigh. I mean Nicole always looks beautiful, but from her overly casual extensioned hair to her just plain ugly dress, I’m going to call this a no.
Marley: Everything about thai dress is terrible. It reminds me of one of those cheap Halloween table cloths
Me: In a word: hideous. But also, I have more words. It looks like a 1980’s Cinderella wedding dress dyed purple and black. Even without those awful balloon sleeves this dress would be terrible.
Marley: Marley She looks like she’s wearing crumpled bed sheets with some booty shorts and a sports bra.
Me: I don’t know what it looks like other than one big ol’ mess. It looks like she is as bad at picking stylists as she is at picking movie rolls. (If you were unfortunate enough to see Don’t Worry Darling, you know what I’m talking about.) And what is with that hair? Are her bangs created from the end of her ponytail? Thumbs down on everything about this look. I don’t even like her shoes.
And please, don’t for a second think it’s just the women we were snarky to. The men have to own up to their fashion mistakes as well.
Marley: Who is that?
Me: He’s an Irish actor and (searching the internet) that’s his wife. She is an orthodontist.
Marley: She’s an orthodontist? Lucky patients! The buttons on that suit look like bleached buttholes. You would think his wife is the famous one. She looks stunning.
Me: She does look stunning. Not a fan of his suit. Also, should it concern me that you know what bleached buttholes look like?
Marley: It looks like he bought it off Fashion Nova
Me: What is Fashion Nova?
Marley: It’s cheap fast fashion clothing with a lot of satin.
Me: Well, someone needs to tell The Rock that fast fashion is incredibly bad for the environment and that jacket is bad for my eyes. He looks like the maître d’ at a bad Vegas review show.
And now for the very good news, we are on to the good dresses. That’s right – there were not a lot of terrible dresses. And while terrible dresses do make for a funnier and snarkier post, if you know me at all, you know that I really am all about spreading joy and positivity. (Though admittedly, Marley – not so much!) And so, on to the very good news.
Me: I think this is everyone’s favorite dress. It has everything – the gorgeous, rich color, the beautiful fabric and the way it drapes just perfectly, the Angelia Jolie slit – it’s all around fab.
Marley: That would have been the best dress of the night if it didn’t have that stupid bow.
(In case you are somehow unaware, Marley hates bows)
Me: You are wrong. It is the best dress of the night. The dress is gorgeous. Even the bow.
While this dress is maybe a little bit on the nightgowny side, I think the look is overall, incredibly pretty. The hair, the makeup, the jewelry, the fairy princess dress – I give this look a 10/10.
Me: I think this dress is very pretty. I love the way it flows and Michelle looks stunning. I’m so glad she won the Oscar. This woman is 60 years old, friends. Definitely not “past her prime.”
Me: Wowza! I love the color of this dress. It looks like actual fire. 🔥🔥🔥
Marley: I usually don’t like the sparkly dresses, but she looks really pretty.
Marley: She looks amazing. So many women are wearing white tonight like they are all getting married. I still don’t understand the wedding dress theme but this is one of my favorite dresses.
Me: Agree. She looks absolutely stunning.
Also – did you notice that during the awards she came out in this exact same dress but in black? So basically, stars are just like us, because when I find something I like, I tend to buy one in every color.
Marley: You know I don’t like that headpiece but the rest of the dress is stunning. She wins for wedding dress of the night.
Me: I also don’t know how I feel about that headpiece situation but the dress is indeed stunning.
Marley: I think that’s really pretty. I mean, to be honest, the sequins do make it look a little cheap in my opinion, but the shape is really pretty.
Me: To be honest, I’m a bit conflicted about this dress. The sequins are a little too big and disco-bally and the ruffly cold shoulder is a litte too ruffly, but I don’t know. Somehow it works. And yes, as always, she does look really pretty.
Me: I think this dress is really pretty. I love the color.
Marley: No. That dress is not good. The color is pretty but I hate the shape.
Me: She looks gorgeous
Marley: she does
And because I am all about spreading joy and positivity, I will leave you this this photo…
I mean, look at these two. These are two powerful, beautiful, badass women in their 60s, who in this youth-obsessed industry (and youth-obsessed country and culture) just won their first Oscars. If that’s not beautiful, I don’t know what is.
Okay, friends. Let us know – what did we get right, what did we get wrong, and what did we miss?
Also, P.S. – Marley and I did not review Jamie Lee Curtis’s dress, but we both thought she looked amazing!