Walking down the red carpet with an iconic look is pivotal to an actress' career. It takes months of tedious design consultations, meetings, fittings, alterations and hair and make up collaboration to come up with that ultimate red carpet look. Think of literally having an army of "glam squad" to come up with that one single red carpet look. From every bead, to hair, make up, shoes, jewelry and accessories, every piece is well thought of and planned for MONTHS! Then comes a red carpet occasion such as the Oscars, for the final reveal. As someone who has experience in Hollywood's styling industry, trust me when I say yes it is THAT serious. Kind of like giving birth in a way..
Despite the fact that the awards ceremony was a little too bland for me, the red carpet was delightfully on the contrary. I especially am now a huge fan of designer, Zuhair Murad as he WOWED me not once but a few times during last weekend's event. He dominated the red carpet and he, along with each actress' glam squad for a lack of a better term, just nailed it!
Here are my picks for best dressed for this year's Oscars.
Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab
JLo looked STUNNING in this dress. I love the fresh take on a nude dress for red carpet. It's quite possible that the fabric for this dress was colored and custom made to match her skin tone perfectly, I mean, remember the months of tedious preparation? Yup, that just might be the case.
I also love the simple ponytail with clean make up that has a hint of pink. I can just imagine how much work it took to finish this look and I'm having anxiety just by thinking about it.
Kudos to her stylist for a job very well done!
Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad
Although I can't help but hate her because she IS married to Channing Tatum, I have to painfully admit that she rocked this dress effortlessly. I have been re-watching a lot of Friends episodes lately and it just dawned on me that she kind of looks like Courteney Cox?
Anyways going back to the subject, I love the coral lips and the silver geometrical clutch that was selected to go along with her ensemble.
Emma Stone in Elie Saab
Ohhhh my Emma! This one girl is super exciting to me! She can pull off anything and she looks amazing in bold colors that I would not normally wear. Good for her because she is blessed with hair and skin tone that complement colors such as Chartreuse rather flawlessly. She never fails to amaze me on and off camera and she definitely does not disappoint on the red carpet! She is quickly becoming a red carpet sweetheart and fashion icon in my opinion.
Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen
Although I found myself having the feeling of annoyance when she asked if she can take a selfie with the life size Oscars trophy that was one the red carpet (she did say it was for a little boy). I do admire her fun style and this dress made her personality come through.
Kelly Ripa in Christian Siriano
Pockets on Couture? Why not! Check out Kelly Ripa looking so cool, confident and not to mention comfortable in an insanely high stress, high anxiety event. Maybe the pockets really help. Psychology has it that when people get a little shy/insecure, hiding a part of their body helps. Well, there you go.. You're welcome!
Jamie Chung in Yanina Couture
Looks adorable and young (in a good Hollywood way) in her Yanina Couture dress. I am guessing fireworks was the inspiration behind the beading? Come on now, who doesn't love fireworks?! She gets a thumbs up from me.
Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad
Do you follow Chrissy Teigen on instagram? I do! She is hilarious! Seriously though, this woman is not just a famous artist's wife. She is famous in her own right and she proved it during the Oscars. She looks beautiful in her pastel grey dress, again by Zuhair Murad and just nailed it with her silver accessories and plum lips. And look at the gams on this lady! If you got it, flaunt it! Lucky lady!
So there you have it folks, my top picks for this year's Oscars Academy Awards. I can't what's in store next year!
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