91st Academy Awards brought many surprises during ceremony – Green Book won the Best Picture, beating Bohemian Rhapsody and Black Panther. Alfonso Cuarona went home with gold statuette for the movie Roma, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga performed on the stage, leaving everyone speechless (and I can’t decide what shook more their quite intimate performance or un bothered Irina Shayk).
Oscars night is not only a celebration of amazing cinematography creations, but night marked as the most glamorous in Hollywood. Surprisingly, this year the shining stars were actually taking a risk and serving looks worth remembering!
♥ Emilia Clarke wearing custom Balmain:
I do actually love this look – it’s simple and glamorous and I don’t mind not taking much risk in this situation – Emilia looks like Hollywood doll from ’60s and beautiful, classic make up and hair was a good choise! The pale pink sparkling fabric works perfectly with her skin tone and the décolletage work is done in a very ‘red carpet’ vibe! I may be a little bit disappointed that Mother of Dragons didn’t appear in blonde, but it’s still a good 8/10!
♥/⊗ Lady Gaga wearing custom Alexander McQueen:
Lady Gaga choose the necklace with the diamond last worn by the british ICON Audrey Hepburn, also accepting it by taking inspiration from Audrey, by wearing her iconic hairstyle. I do appreciate the trying, but it’s a big no-no for me, when it comes to that dress. I love the gloves situation, and classic top with exaggerated hip area, but the skirt hits the silhouette in the worst possible place. Although I love the top of this look, I think hollow in mermaid style would look much better.
⊗ Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton:
Emma Stone, as Vuitton s ambassador, served many red carpet looks, representing yet another disaster. Shape of this dress is not doing her good, and the pattern… NO. Just NO. Someone please tell Emma, that skipping the red carpet part is a good option sometimes.
♥♥ Regina King wearing Oscar de la Renta:
Appearing at Oscars wearing Oscar and winning Oscar! This is everything I need from red carpet looks – you don’t have to take a risk ALWAYS, sometimes the simpler the better, and this is the PERFECT example of a classic, timeless beauty! I love how the ‘cage’ hips shapes the silhouette and creates the hourglass shape (similar to Gagas but more subtle). Loose, short locks are adding young, romantic freshness to that look, which is just ideal! Strong 9/10!
⊗⊗⊗ Marina De Tarvira wearing J.Mendel:
No, NO and NO! Tuille should be banned from any red carpet. And the bust situation is just extremely unFLATtering*.
*not trying to shame, just acknowledging that some ‘solutions’ creates the vision of flat area.
♥ Awkwafina wearing Dsquared2:
2018 was a year of a power suit and I LOVE THIS LOOK! Although the leg situation is odd-looking (may be only the photo), I love the fabric, I love the covered shoes situation and I love the bow shirt underneath. Risk was took and appreciated!
♥♥♥ Stephan James wearing custom Etro:
I find it very difficult for men to find the red carpet look that stands out, as the suit dress code does not give much that we can do, but Stephan James in custom Etro is just amazing! Love the 3-piece suit in rust. I can’t say if its corduroy or velvet, but either way I love it! And let’s not forget about the white boot – 9/10!
⊗ Jennifer Lopez wearing Tom Ford:
No risk taken. It looks OKAY, and… boring! I would really appreciate something that does say something different from I AM JENNIFER LOPEZ, maybe the big, classic gown, or something extra haute couture avantgarde. Something, ANYTHING, what is not expected from her. Not much to comment there.
♥♥♥ Linda Cardellini wearing Schaparelli:
YES, YES and YES. Forget what I said about tuille before! My favorite look served! This fairy-tale dress does not need any distraction, as it’s one big distraction (in a very positive way), and I’m very glad that none of the jewellery were styled with that beauty (yes, I’m personalizing dress). Dress, although made of a pile of tuille, have a beautiful shape. Simple, yet romantic wavy bun makes everything even better! And let’s focus on black, classic pumps, which looks velvety, if I’m not wrong. These are an amazing contrast to romantic fuchsia gown!
♥♥ Amy Adams wearing custom Versace:
I am shook! I’m not a big fan of Donatella’s Versace, but this is just a masterpiece! The top of the dress fits glove-perfectly to Amy’s body, the zig-zag situation is also a very pleasant surprise that I haven’t seen on red carpet ever before! Romantic waves just put everything together in a Hollywood glam style! Well done!
⊗⊗⊗ Rachel Weish in Givenchy couture:
It was one of my favorite looks at Givenchy Couture show, but… it doesn’t serve Rachel no good. I do really appreciate risk and The shoulders give her silhouette illusion of tiredness and the hips look oddly, unnaturally massive. And the ‘wedding’ hair crown… Who did come up with this idea? And…Why?
⊗⊗ Angela Bassett in Reem Acra:
I wanted to love this look simply because I love Angela as an actress, but… just NO. Color works beautifully with her skin, and that’s the only good thing I can write about it. The thigh area is clearly too tight for her. And I don’t know if that’s the angle, or just me… but the bust cups looks uneven. Sleek, middle parted pony tail and smoky, glam make up on the other hand… EXCELLENT!
♥ Jennifer Hudson wearing Elie Saab:
I was shook. Positively! She looks amazing! Most of her previous red carpet looks were a total disaster. Now, her look gives me Spanish night vibes and I’m not sure if that’s because of rich red and middle parted hair with long earings, but I love it! I adore the ruffle wandering from her décolletage to hips – it serves her well! And the gold heeled sandals – I have crush on them, especially on the red carpet! It’s a big cliché and I live for this! The long sleeve is not so great, and I would prefer if it wasn’t there, but I will take that.
♥♥♥♥ Billy Porter in Christian Siriano:
Billi Porter left Oscars, winning everything, and leaving everyone jaw-dropped! I wouldn’t dare to say it better, so I will just quote Billy Porter:
‘My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? Women show up every day in pants, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part.’
I love wearing mens clothes and I can’t even imagine someone judging me and my femininity by that fact. And it works both ways! Everyone should have freedom of expressing themselves the way they feel comfortable with and there is no better way to demand it than by showing up on red carpet during the most glamorous night of the year in strongly political statement look! 10/10!
They had their big moment back in ’00s, when I was a kid, and they reached only the kids fashion section (or I was too busy climbing trees and fighting with playground buddies to notice adults wearing them – yep… I was quite tomboy back then and fashion was something I was NOT interested in). Hair clips, pins, hair grips – they came back stronger than ever, taking over runways, Instagrammers and blogger feed, Pinterest and streets.
The difference now is the variety. There are so many different hair accessories, that will hit the right costumer in their needs, starting from minimalistic golden barrete hair grips, that looks amazing in one-side-sleek hair (’80s inspired), or dreamy, romantic hair clips, looking amazing on the date night, or put all over your hair to add extra drama to your faux fur look.
Doesn’t matter if your hair is curly, straight, long or short, if you like wear your hair up or loose – you can still add a little bit of sparkle to your outfit! You can get budget-friendly (and pretty good quality) options on ASOS, or go totally crazy and invest in jewellery (master)pieces!
Pearls are a BIG THING, and still making their way into spring unmercifully. They are presenting themselves perfectly with the ‘all in’, Michelle Pfeiffer inspired looks, but in my opinion the most impressive way to wear pearl clips is with boyfriend style suit or with classic blue shirt + mum jeans, which allows them to play the first role (especially if there is more than just one hair clip/pin in your hair!).
Make a statement with your hair clip and choose the one that is extra oversized or… speaks your mind! Again – I would style them into my oversized suit look or really basic white t-shirt and ripped jeans look, just to add a little bit of unexpected to very expected outcome. These add quite strong accent to your look, but I really love seeing statement hair clips in ‘risky’ outfits, like: crazy pink checked midi skirt, neon pink turtle neck and red kitten heels look, plus extra cute mini bag (just not on me).
More is more.
This is the perfect way to check if hair accessories are right for you – all you need is two pack of 20-piece pack (extra cheap, available in almost every store) of classic barrete hair grips and… put them all in your hair. And here starts the fun – your creativity is the limit . You can create amazing shapes and constructions on your hair and get inspired by searching on the Internet. Plus barrgete hair grip is the kind of thing that always gets lost, so even if you will end up not liking this look, you will at least end up having a few weeks supply of them.