Since the pandemic, haven’t been following award season as I usually do. However, with my new weekly blogging schedule, I dove right back in.
When I saw the photos of the 93rd Academy Awards Pink Carpet, I thought, “What Happened to the Fashion?” 🤷🏽 Granted there were not as many attendees in person, but I struggled to find many “FASHION MOMENTS”!
Happy to see Brad made an appearance for producing the nominated film Minari. In my book 📘 Brad is still sexy & looked amazing in his tuxedo 😘
The big talk of the awards was Brad being snubbed by the best supporting actress Youn Yuh-jung (see her look below). I didn’t see the moment but I am sure Brad took it in stride and kept looking handsome 🤩
THIS WAS THE FASHION MOMENT OF THE ENTIRE CARPET!! 😍Zendaya looked stunning in her Valentino Haute Couture gown with Bulgari jewelry. She looked young & fresh with an open midriff. Normally, I wouldn’t like beachy hair with a gown, but on Zendaya it more than works 👏🏽 Her makeup was dewy and natural, all & all PERFECTION❣️
Margot looked pretty & chic🙆🏽♀️ in her Chanel Haute Couture gown & Chanel jewelry. However, I didn’t think it was very memorable, just 👌🏽
Expect more when attending the Oscar’s 🙍🏽
Let me first start by saying Viola is wearing my FAVORITE designer, Alexander McQueen, so already she gets a high rating 🥳
Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen’s head designer) KILLED this gown, it’s a true MASTERPIECE OF FASHION! 💣 💣 LIVING for the white laser cut bodice & Viola’s dark skin peeking through is magic 🧙🏽♀️
The Jimmy Choo clutch & jewelry 💍compliment her look beautifully.
On the downside the hair is a bit distracting & the the makeup is 🆗. As a makeup artist I would have played up the blush trend instead of putting silver in the crease, but ❤️ the 💋.
Us fashionista’s are screaming MOMENT!! 🤩
This Louis Vuitton gown is an artistic dream. The slate column silhouette with crystal vertical stipes (sure they were Swarovski 💎) are incredible. Of course we are all DYING over the neckline winging into a back cape 🦸🏽; I AM DECEASED!
Make sure to zoom in to see the crystal Victorian-esque lace hemline ME=⚰️🤣
Regina kept the jewels & hair simple, but again not a fan of the makeup 😢 Why are makeup artist doing “matchey matchey” with the eyes? 🙅🏽♀️ As a makeup artist & fashion stylist, I live by the rule your eyeshadow should compliment not match your outfit. However, the rest of the makeup looks GREAT❗️
Not sure what her stylist was thinking 🤔 with this black crewneck long-sleeved T-shirt into marabou feather Can-Can skirt vibes 🤦🏽♀️
Have seen Laura look better; not even her hair is special.
😬 Fear she was trying to do youthful, but… swing & a miss 🙍🏽♀️
Her makeup & Pomellato jewelry are nice 🙂
Hoping her shoe 👠 (which you can’t see in this 📸) were good because maybe it would save this look❓
Attending as a presenter Halle made sure to give us something to talk about 🗣 Her beautiful mauve Dolce & Gabbana gown wasn’t 🌎 shattering, but I believe the designers were focusing on framing that BANGIN ASS BODY! 👅
Although, that is not what we are all talking about. We know Halle can pull off ANY hairstyle (and has 😉) but a pixie bang, short angled bob, who knew? 🤷🏽 It is BEYOND FIERCE framing her sharp beautiful jawline 😚
Her only accessories are a few rings 💍 & the look of love on her face! 💘
The straps on Reese’s Dior gown makes her shoulders a bit more rounded giving an unflattering look 😢 Also not a fan of the leather belt coming down in the same location as the ombre.
💇🏽♀️ Hairstylists NO MATTER WHAT the client says a center part straight down the back should NEVER go to the Oscars. At least make it an interesting curled low style. Otherwise your client just spent a ton of time ⏰ & money 💰 on something they could have done themselves in 15 minutes 🙅🏽♀️
Makeup too heavy on the eyes with little color on the rest of the face to balance it, is aging her 10 years 👵🏽
Doing research on this look, had to make certain it didn’t have a religious meaning. Why a Peter Dundas cobalt blue sequence jumpsuit❓ H.E.R. was paying homage to her idol Prince 🤴🏽 who wore a similar look when he won his Oscar. Prince passed away 5️⃣ years ago & the tribute brought H.E.R. the luck she needed to bring home her very own Oscar 🥳
Struggled with this look; felt it would have been better suited for a music event 🎼 but understand 🤔 Don’t hate the look just not for the Oscars🚫
She kept her signature round sunglasses 👓 but hope she will learn how to do it better over her career 🙎🏽♀️
This is how the carpet should be done. A SHOW STOPPING Alberta Ferretti red gown, accentuating every incredible curve of the body. Luxury statement Chopard jewels 💍 & sequence clutch 👝 All to compliment, not detract EPIC!! 💯
Wish the hair was a chignon but the makeup more than makes up for the nonplus hairdo 💃🏽
When I said your eyeshadow should support & not match your outfit THIS IS WHAT I MEAN! 😃 Doing a smoky blue eye & balancing it with natural blush (that you can see) & lip is PERFECT!
📣 Carey came to show young Hollywood how to do it! 👀 She looks like the mold for the female Oscar statue in this incredible Valentino Haute Couture gown.
It’s sexy but chic 💖 & makes me think this is something Audrey Hepburn would wear if she were young & alive today 🙆🏽♀️
The hair & makeup are beautifully simple; as they should be. The timelessness ♾ of a chignon to extend the neck is the right way to do effortless 🆒
Momma always said if you don’t have anything nice to say… 🤪
Not a fan of this look & the leather gloves 🧤 are not helping 🤷🏽♀️ The fit is great but wish this were a dress & not a sequence tunic.
The shoe looks like an average lady’s who lunch stiletto 👠 and the Kwiat & Fred Leighton jewelry are the only upsides to the look.
However, I will say Glenn herself looks beautiful 😀 Hair & makeup are stunning.
Daniel’s suit could use a bit of tailoring but appreciate him bringing a modern take on the tuxedo by adding a black T-shirt 👕 & diamond necklace 💎 instead of a bow tie.
Of course, Daniel is wearing the greatest accessory of all, THAT GOLDEN STATUE!
Congratulations on your win! 🤩
SACHA BARON COHEN & ISLA FISHER
Both actors look amazing 😁
Sacha went with a modern take on the tuxedo, with light pants & mocha chocolate 🍫 jacket ❤️
Keeping the socks 🧦 & shoes 👞 tonal was genius, now that’s a good stylist❗️
Sacha being British understands suit cut. The Brits love their suits very skinny, which I am all the way here for 👍🏽
Isla looks so pretty & complimented her nominated husband 🤲🏽 beautifully in her Dior gown and Bulgari jewels 💍
Would have taken her hair and pinned it back low to expose her neck & that JAW DROPPING necklace 💎 She may have been keeping it loose to give a bit of cover for her already-very-bare neckline.
COMPLETELY WRONG FOR THE OSCARS. Hate to say it because this is Vera Wang, but the dress looks cheap. Like Forever 21, fast fashion cheap 🤦🏽♀️ Who is her stylist? 🤷🏽♀️
Andra’s hair is nice but all wrong cheapening the look even more. Not even the classic Casadei shoes 👠 can save this 😭
Her Tiffany jewelry 💍 & simple makeup are stunning🤩. Andra’s body is the only good thing going here.
Tyler Perry looks good & made an amazing effort 👏🏽 Choosing a colored velvet jacket 🧥 with a perfect fit was fantastic.
However, not a big fan of the little bow tie 🙍🏽♀️ Also feel if you are doing a velvet shoe 👞 it should match your velvet jacket. Not a complete match but in the same color family 👨👩👧👦
SOPHIA NAHLI ALLISON
Sophia’s Valentino laser cut, long sleeve gown is so fresh & UNDENIABLE 🧨 Normally laser cut wouldn’t “cut it” (see what I did there, lol 🤣) on the Oscar carpet, this wouldn’t be appropriate but somehow here it works 🆒
Hair & makeup compliment the over all look❣️ Even the silver strap on the shoes is perfection 💣💣
Sophia was smart keeping the jewelry simple so the gown was the star 🌠
Won’t comment on Mia’s hair & makeup because that is her profession 👩🏽🎨 so obvi it’s going to be done nicely (and it was 👏🏽)
The gown is beautiful & frames her face incredibly. Blue is stunning against her skin, but more importantly it’s cut to conceal that part of a woman’s arms that isn’t always flattering 🤫
Wish I could have seen the shoes because the jewelry 💍 was so perfect I believe the shoes would be just as dope 🧨
Pay attention Hollywood, THIS IS HOW TIMELESS ⌛️ IS DONE❗️
Rita is wearing the perfect color for her skin. The gown & sequence jacket flatters all her best features (HELLO COLLARBONES) 🆒
The jewelry is very true to Rita’s style, reminiscent of the late great Frida Khalo 👩🏽🎨
Lastly, Rita’s hair & makeup bring it all together to remind everyone RITA MORENO IS HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY 👸🏽 BITCHES!
At first look you would say NOT MEMORABLE 🥱 but then you realize her LBG is the perfect backdrop for her jewelry 💍 & accessories
The gold chain belt is modern 80s, but the jewelry is the true heroes of Mollye’s outfit. I mean look at the little gold chain ⛓on her shoes 👡
Mollye kept the hair & makeup simple, which was the right way to go 👍🏽
Trish Summerville did a nice job in her attempts to stand out 👌🏽 However, the black wrap side of the gown looks a bit wonky at the hip 🥴
The sequenced check side I LIKE but think the shoulders are a bit off.
Trish put her hair back a bit too severely 😬 in my opinion. Also feel the jewelry is ALL WRONG 🚫
When I saw Trent Reznor had to do a double take. Never thought I would live to see THE Trent Reznor wearing Yves Saint Laurent 🤭
Trent’s early party years 😈 were rough ones, so thought after all this time, he looked good. His bow tie was photographed crooked which I found a bit endearing.
The fact that “Mr. Dark of the 90s” 💀 made an effort to dress appropriately means EVERYONE should show the same level of respect 🙌🏽
CHLOE ZHAO & CHARLENE SWANKIE
Both Chloe and Charlene stayed true to themselves 🦸🏽 & both looked lovely.
Now I know you are saying, SNEAKERS 👟 ON THE OSCARS CARPET…NOT APPROPRIATE! 😨 Normally I would agree, but paired with a long dress shows Chloe DID respect the event she was attending 👏🏽
Oh and J’ADORE the braids.
ALAN S. KIM
Alan S. Kim was THE TALK OF THE CARPET❗️ Just look at the 📸, need I say more? 🆗, I will.
The Thom Browne shorts suit is fitted to perfection. 💙 that Alan took one of Thom’s designs from the all white S/S 2021 collection, had it died & made it his own! 🧨 Looks modern, fresh & age appropriate.
That precious punim & hair steal the look, overall AMAZING 💯
Let’s not forget his mom, who looks great in her navy silk ankle tied pantsuit❣️
Have seen Marlee do it better; she was once the darling of the red carpet but this look 👎🏽
Again, would have put Marlee’s hair back or at least styled it better for the gown she was wearing.
Speaking of the gown, the extended sleeves as a train 🤨 I think I get where she was going. She saw something unique amongst the sea of ordinary gowns & thought, this looks special. Unfortunately, she was wrong 🤦🏽♀️ Dramatic sleeves alone does not make a MOMENT.
Emerald debuting her baby bump 🤰 on the carpet was really sweet.
We’ve seen many actresses rock their bumps, but Emerald looked like a hot train wreck 🚂 All the ruffles made it seem like she was hiding & not embracing her new body 😡
Zero effort went into this look, evident by her lack of hairstyle. Looks like she rolled off the couch 🛋, threw on her mom’s floral day dress 👗 & hit the carpet. Even the expression on her face in this 📸 screams NOT CONFIDENT! 🤦🏽♀️😦
Appreciate Travon tried to do something modern & unique on the carpet 😄
His suit was well tailored & he looks very handsome 😊
LOVE a brotha that can rock platinum hair & flair like a champ❣️
His date I believe did her best knowing she was going to such a HUGE EVENT 💌 Unfortunately, it feels like a mash up of all of Kim Kardashian’s old red carpet looks. Good try though 😉
🆗 Tiara, I see what you were trying to do 🤔 The look is a modern take on the classic Dior tuxedo.
This look is a bit over the top, but not in a good way, even for me 🙍🏽♀️
Removing the marabou feathers 🦚 would have made the entire look more of a FASHION MOMENT.
Tiara’s hair & makeup were super FIERCE & the jewelry was perfect for the look 💎
YOUN YUN-JUNG & HAN YE-RI
Youn looked like a classic Hollywood actress 👸🏽 Her Marmar Halim gown is another look I could see Audrey Hepburn wearing in her later years 😀
Youn’s hair could have been done better 🙍🏽♀️ but her makeup looked gorg!
Han was a perfect model for the beautiful Louis Vuitton red gown 👗 She kept the jewelry as simple as her hair & makeup. Take note ladies, a chignon is the way to show off a gown 😘
That wraps up my 93rd Academy Awards PINK Carpet…What Happened to the Fashion? review
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