My Picks for Oscars Red Carpet "Best" & "Not So Good"...Plus Daisy! Paulina! Tabatha!!!
On The Set: Nick Verreos, Tabatha Coffey, Paulina Porizkova and host Daisy Fuentes, "TV Guide 2011 Academy Awards Fashion Wrap"
The day after my big Oscars Red Carpet Coverage "Debut" --very early in the morning, I was on my way back to Hollywood & Highland and the TV Guide Network Studios to film my "TV Guide Network 2011 Academy Awards Fashion Wrap". No rest for the wicked I think the saying goes...
Girl Power: Nick Verreos, Tabatha Coffey, Paulina Porizkova and Daisy Fuentes, "TV Guide 2011 Academy Award Fashion Wrap"
I was going top be reunited with my "Atop the Red Carpet" partner-in-crime, Miss Paulina Porizkova, as well as Tabatha Coffey and our Hostess, la fabulosa Daisy Fuentes! Supposedly I was the only man on the panel, but...really I probably had more Estrogen than any of these incredible ladies! Daisy looked great in a lace-over-nude black puffy-sleeved fitted dress (looking tres sexy!) and Paulina decided to give a Le Smoking look--which included a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo jacket.
Tabatha also went the lace-and-nude route (a big TREND on Sunday's Academy awards Red Carpet) and decided to go UBER Glam with a halter-style gown by Mon Atelier's designer Ali Rahimi. We all had so much fun giving our DISHY "Fashion and Hair Two Cents" and even though it was our first time ever together, it was as if we had been doing this for years! Love the ladies!
In case you are interested, my Top Picks went to Cate Blanchett for being a Fashionista and Fashion Designer's Muse in her directional lilac-and-yellow sequin and silk plisse Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2011 gown by Designer Riccardo Tisci. She was THE Oscars Warrior Goddess (to me) in that gown.
I also had to "give it up" to Jennifer Hudson. Yes, there were problems with the "sisters" and how high that Empire Line/Underbust seam was, but...the overall impact was INCREDIBLE. I think she WORKED it OUT in this Versace Atelier Spring 2008 coral/orange-red gown. It was an architectural statement par excellence. When she showed up, it seemed as if the "Red Carpet Seas" had parted! Now, to find out who I thought was "Not So Good", you must watch the video below...
TV Guide Family Picture, Nick Verreos, Tabatha Coffey, Paulina Porizkova and Daisy Fuentes pose with TV Guide Network behind-the-scenes Divas and Divos
I loved being part of the TV Guide Network 2011 Award Season and doing every "Fashion Wrap" post-show--as well as of course, doing the Academy Awards LIVE Countdown Red Carpet Show. Filming this "2011 Academy Award Fashion Wrap" was bittersweet since this was the last big awards show of the season, but, at the same time, it was a perfect cherry on the "Award Show cake"!
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