93rd Academy Awards PINK Carpet…What Happened to the Fashion?

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”!

BRAD PITT

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Happy to see Brad made an appearance for producing the nominated film Minari. In my book πŸ“˜ 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 🀩

ZENDAYA

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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 πŸ‘πŸ½ Her makeup was dewy and natural, all & all PERFECTION❣️

MARGOT ROBBIE

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

Margot looked pretty & chicπŸ™†πŸ½β€β™€οΈ in her Chanel Haute Couture gown & Chanel jewelry. However, I didn’t think it was very memorable, just πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Expect more when attending the Oscar’s πŸ™πŸ½

VIOLA DAVIS

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Let me first start by saying Viola is wearing my FAVORITE designer, Alexander McQueen, so already she gets a high rating πŸ₯³
Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen’s head designer) KILLED this gown, it’s a true MASTERPIECE OF FASHION! πŸ’£ πŸ’£ LIVING for the white laser cut bodice & Viola’s dark skin peeking through is magic πŸ§™πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
The Jimmy Choo clutch & jewelry πŸ’compliment her look beautifully.
On the downside the hair is a bit distracting & the the makeup is πŸ†—. As a makeup artist I would have played up the blush trend instead of putting silver in the crease, but ❀️ the πŸ’‹.

REGINA KING

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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 πŸ’Ž) 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? πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ 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❗️

LAURA DERN

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

Not sure what her stylist was thinking πŸ€” with this black crewneck long-sleeved T-shirt into marabou feather Can-Can skirt vibes πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
Have seen Laura look better; not even her hair is special.
😬 Fear she was trying to do youthful, but… swing & a miss πŸ™πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
Her makeup & Pomellato jewelry are nice πŸ™‚
Hoping her shoe πŸ‘  (which you can’t see in this πŸ“Έ) were good because maybe it would save this look❓

HALLE BARRY

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Attending as a presenter Halle made sure to give us something to talk about πŸ—£ Her beautiful mauve Dolce & Gabbana gown wasn’t 🌎 shattering, but I believe the designers were focusing on framing that BANGIN ASS BODY! πŸ‘…
Although, that is not what we are all talking about. We know Halle can pull off ANY hairstyle (and has πŸ˜‰) 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 πŸ’ & the look of love on her face! πŸ’˜

REESE WITHERSPOON

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

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.
πŸ’‡πŸ½β€β™€οΈ 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 πŸ’° on something they could have done themselves in 15 minutes πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
Makeup too heavy on the eyes with little color on the rest of the face to balance it, is aging her 10 years πŸ‘΅πŸ½

H.E.R.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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 πŸ₯³
Struggled with this look; felt it would have been better suited for a music event 🎼 but understand πŸ€” Don’t hate the look just not for the Oscars🚫
She kept her signature round sunglasses πŸ‘“ but hope she will learn how to do it better over her career πŸ™ŽπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

ANGELA BASSETT

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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 πŸ’ & sequence clutch πŸ‘ All to compliment, not detract EPIC!! πŸ’―
Wish the hair was a chignon but the makeup more than makes up for the nonplus hairdo πŸ’ƒπŸ½
When I said your eyeshadow should support & not match your outfit THIS IS WHAT I MEAN! πŸ˜ƒ Doing a smoky blue eye & balancing it with natural blush (that you can see) & lip is PERFECT!

CAREY MULLIGAN

Rating: 5 out of 5.

πŸ“£ Carey came to show young Hollywood how to do it! πŸ‘€ She looks like the mold for the female Oscar statue in this incredible Valentino Haute Couture gown.
It’s sexy but chic πŸ’– & makes me think this is something Audrey Hepburn would wear if she were young & alive today πŸ™†πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
The hair & makeup are beautifully simple; as they should be. The timelessness β™Ύ of a chignon to extend the neck is the right way to do effortless πŸ†’

GLENN CLOSE

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

Momma always said if you don’t have anything nice to say… πŸ€ͺ
Not a fan of this look & the leather gloves 🧀 are not helping πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ 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 πŸ‘  and the Kwiat & Fred Leighton jewelry are the only upsides to the look.
However, I will say Glenn herself looks beautiful πŸ˜€ Hair & makeup are stunning.

DANIEL KALUUYA

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

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 πŸ‘• & diamond necklace πŸ’Ž 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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Both actors look amazing 😁
Sacha went with a modern take on the tuxedo, with light pants & mocha chocolate 🍫 jacket ❀️
Keeping the socks 🧦 & shoes πŸ‘ž 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 πŸ‘πŸ½
Isla looks so pretty & complimented her nominated husband 🀲🏽 beautifully in her Dior gown and Bulgari jewels πŸ’
Would have taken her hair and pinned it back low to expose her neck & that JAW DROPPING necklace πŸ’Ž She may have been keeping it loose to give a bit of cover for her already-very-bare neckline.

ANDRA DAY

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

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 πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Who is her stylist? πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
Andra’s hair is nice but all wrong cheapening the look even more. Not even the classic Casadei shoes πŸ‘  can save this 😭
Her Tiffany jewelry πŸ’ & simple makeup are stunning🀩. Andra’s body is the only good thing going here.

TYLER PERRY

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Tyler Perry looks good & made an amazing effort πŸ‘πŸ½ Choosing a colored velvet jacket πŸ§₯ with a perfect fit was fantastic.


However, not a big fan of the little bow tie πŸ™πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Also feel if you are doing a velvet shoe πŸ‘ž it should match your velvet jacket. Not a complete match but in the same color family πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

SOPHIA NAHLI ALLISON

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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 πŸ†’
Hair & makeup compliment the over all look❣️ Even the silver strap on the shoes is perfection πŸ’£πŸ’£
Sophia was smart keeping the jewelry simple so the gown was the star 🌠

MIA NEAL

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Won’t comment on Mia’s hair & makeup because that is her profession πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨ so obvi it’s going to be done nicely (and it was πŸ‘πŸ½)
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 πŸ’ was so perfect I believe the shoes would be just as dope 🧨

RITA MORENO

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pay attention Hollywood, THIS IS HOW TIMELESS βŒ›οΈ IS DONE❗️
Rita is wearing the perfect color for her skin. The gown & sequence jacket flatters all her best features (HELLO COLLARBONES) πŸ†’
The jewelry is very true to Rita’s style, reminiscent of the late great Frida Khalo πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨
Lastly, Rita’s hair & makeup bring it all together to remind everyone RITA MORENO IS HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY πŸ‘ΈπŸ½ BITCHES!

MOLLYE ASHER

Rating: 3 out of 5.

At first look you would say NOT MEMORABLE πŸ₯± but then you realize her LBG is the perfect backdrop for her jewelry πŸ’ & 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 β›“on her shoes πŸ‘‘
Mollye kept the hair & makeup simple, which was the right way to go πŸ‘πŸ½

TRISH SUMMERVILLE

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Trish Summerville did a nice job in her attempts to stand out πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ However, the black wrap side of the gown looks a bit wonky at the hip πŸ₯΄
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 🚫

TRENT REZNOR

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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” πŸ’€ made an effort to dress appropriately means EVERYONE should show the same level of respect πŸ™ŒπŸ½

CHLOE ZHAO & CHARLENE SWANKIE

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Both Chloe and Charlene stayed true to themselves 🦸🏽 & both looked lovely.
Now I know you are saying, SNEAKERS πŸ‘Ÿ 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 πŸ‘πŸ½
Oh and J’ADORE the braids.

ALAN S. KIM

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Alan S. Kim was THE TALK OF THE CARPET❗️ Just look at the πŸ“Έ, need I say more? πŸ†—, I will.
The Thom Browne shorts suit is fitted to perfection. πŸ’™ 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 πŸ’―
Let’s not forget his mom, who looks great in her navy silk ankle tied pantsuit❣️

MARLEE MAITLIN

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

Have seen Marlee do it better; she was once the darling of the red carpet but this look πŸ‘ŽπŸ½

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 πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Dramatic sleeves alone does not make a MOMENT.

EMERALD FENNELL

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

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 πŸš‚ 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 πŸ›‹, threw on her mom’s floral day dress πŸ‘— & hit the carpet. Even the expression on her face in this πŸ“Έ screams NOT CONFIDENT! πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜¦

TRAVON FREE

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Appreciate Travon tried to do something modern & unique on the carpet πŸ˜„

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 πŸ’Œ Unfortunately, it feels like a mash up of all of Kim Kardashian’s old red carpet looks. Good try though πŸ˜‰

TIARA THOMAS

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

πŸ†— Tiara, I see what you were trying to do πŸ€” 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 πŸ™πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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 πŸ’Ž

YOUN YUN-JUNG & HAN YE-RI

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Youn looked like a classic Hollywood actress πŸ‘ΈπŸ½ Her Marmar Halim gown is another look I could see Audrey Hepburn wearing in her later years πŸ˜€
Youn’s hair could have been done better πŸ™πŸ½β€β™€οΈ but her makeup looked gorg!

Han was a perfect model for the beautiful Louis Vuitton red gown πŸ‘— 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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