{guest post} - i wander, i wonder.

Hey there, I'm Sylvia from I wander, I wonder and I'm excited to write this Oscar wrap up post for cornflake dreams. Thanks Jillian for having me guest post. :) 

While I keep my life & style blog I also hold down a day job in television and am trying to find my place in the entertainment industry with hopes of producing, acting, and even possibly writing one day so of course, the Oscars are like my Superbowl.  

This year, I hate to say it but, I thought the Oscars were a bit of a bore. Trust me, this is hard for me to say because I have been a huge and avid academy award follower for years. You see, I'm, like many, rather a dreamer and there's nothing I enjoy more than seeing people's dreams come true. Cheesy as it may be, I even tend to cry when people get emotional. A great film takes such work and creative vision that I am ecstatic that these pictures are honored. 

This year, the competition was stiff but I felt like the awards were rather, predictable. The same awards have been going to the same people throughout the awards season and there were really no surprises this year. All of the films were pretty incredible and I'm glad that each film got a decent proportion of deserved recognition.

I was really excited to see Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting and was curious to see how the show would play out with their new aim to reach a younger demographic. Well, I guess I'd say it left me feeling on the border. I liked it, but I suppose I had higher expectations. The couple were sweet and looked genuinely happy to be there. James Franco did a fabulous Marilyn Monroe. Gosh, do I love him. However, I hate to say it, but I was disappointed by Anne's styling during the show. I'd say she had a few underwhelming dresses and I'm really surprised because I'm usually a huge fan of Rachel Zoe's work. But overall, I think the show was pretty classy. 

On the positive notes, I loved Sandra Bullock, and the montages were pretty great. The inception intro and the best picture nominee montage were good stuff. Celine Dion is always a doll. (I seriously owned Celine Dion's Falling into You, trying to be on some diva, before the whole Titanic business). And I think we had a fun variety of presenters, no? Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr., Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett. Cate Blachett?!!? Best dressed in my eyes, for sure. Spotted that Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture the moment she stepped out of the car and was in awe. She is so stunning and fabulous, definitely one of my idols. Jennifer Lawrence also looked amazing in my book and it was definitely Natalie Portman's year. 

What did you guys think of the show? the fashion? I wanna hear your opinions. 



  1. I was in the same boat...I was very excited for it all this year, but I was a tad disappointed with everything. The fashion, the actual show, the speeches. I actually think that Anne kind of carried the hosting duties...James just seemed a tad bit out of it at times. But, I'm anxious to see how the ratings went.

  2. My favourite dress was definitely Mila Kurtis - that Elie Saab lilac lace number is a stunner :)


  3. Gorgeous. Agree with you all of your pics!

  4. I loved jennifer hudson!!! shes just so beautiful and classy!!!

  5. the oscars made me rekindle my love for james franco, haha! he's just so cute and charming in this subtle and not in your face kind of way :)


  6. I agree 100% the winners were way too predictable! The fashion was (as always) by far the most entertaining part of the show! I loved Anne Hathaway...she is just so adorable!
    ten scenic drive

  7. great post! my faves were jennifer lawrence and gwenyth in calvin klein. between this and the golden globes, ck has been scoring big on the red carpet!


  8. I thought James Franco seemed like he was in space camp and Anne felt a lot of pressure to carry the show!

    LOVED Mila Kunis in that lilac Elie Saab. Surprised not to see any Zack Posen? I thought Natalie Portman was adorable and loved her speech.

  9. I ahgree with you guys, James Franco seemed a bit out of it, huh? and Anne was trying to carry it for the both of them. But they were still cute and he's my future hubby! haha

  10. The show was great over all and I totally loved the fashion:) Happy Monday, darling

  11. Welcome Sylvia!! 3 of the 4 dresses were in my top favs too!! Check out my favorites if you get a chance :) xxoo, ashley {a little dash of ash}

  12. Cate Blanchett totally nailed it in that Givenchy gown! It was a true show stopper and definitely my favorite. Mila was a close second! Seeing James dressed as Marilyn was awkwardly funny...kind of like his whole stint as co-host. I'm so glad The King's Speech won best picture and Colin Firth best actor - a huge sigh of relief!

  13. I was loving Anne Hathaway - the whole tux thing, she even rocked that!
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  14. Gorgeous details, love all these dresses! We should frolic in ball gowns all day ;)

    d e g a i n e


  15. There were lot's of beautiful dresses, but very subtle this year, though I really liked that. But there should've been a few unexpected, amazing big or colored dresses too don't you think? Cate is my number one, Michelle is on two and Mila on three and Sandra on four;)


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