Staying up late was worth it for the drama and I am so pleased Moonlight won Best Picture even if it went down that way. This is also why these posts are going up much later because – confession time – my phone was plugged in to charge, but the charger was not and so my alarm didn’t go off. I am much more rested than I would’ve been so hopefully this will be all the better for it.
In terms of Academy Award red carpets this one wasn’t as good in terms of quantity of amazing gowns, but in terms of quality there are some big hitters and here are my favorites.
Head here for the best of the guys in suits.Viola Davis not only gave one of the most powerful speeches of the night when she picked up Best Supporting Actress for Fences, but she is also crushing it in red Armani. This is how you do a nominee (and winner) dress and the overall styling is incredible.
Ruth Negga was a very early arrival and she kicked off the best dressed in a stunning red Valentino. The ACLU ribbon was worn by many at the Oscars and because of the ACLU’s role in the Supreme Court case that features in Loving it makes this more than just a gesture about today’s political climate.
As I mentioned yesterday Negga was on my highly anticipated list as she has crushed award season and this look by stylist Karla Welch is another winner. Love the hairpiece detail and dark lipstick.Velvet has been bang on trend and Taraji P. Henson makes me want to sing a song as this midnight blue Alberta Ferretti is both super sexy and glamorous. Black doesn’t have to be boring and Brie Larson’s Oscar De La Renta shows how you can serve up classic drama with a twist. Great red lipstick too.Great black dresses part two; Kirsten Dunst in Dior and the fact that it has pockets means this dress earns even more points.Bonus Dunst from the Spirit Awards because I didn’t see this yesterday and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of this adorable newly engaged couple photo.More Armani and Isabelle Huppert is an ethereal delight in another very cool (still trying not to say chic) and this time sparkly choice. Dark red lipstick is one makeup trend I was more than pleased to see on many last night. Janelle Monáe sticks with her signature palette and goes big in an embroidered Elie Saab Couture gown. And she put a bird on it. On Twitter I mentioned that this would not have looked out of place in some of the Paris scenes in Outlander last season and I stick with that.Some dresses were made for moments like these and standing out against this impressive backdrop is Cynthia Erivo in floral Paolo Sebastian.Rounding things up on the gowns front with the best besties and while I was a little underwhelmed by Michelle Williams’ Louis Vuitton number it was different to see her in a plunging gown. Also her hair/face look fantastic. Busy Philipps goes dark green velvet in Elizabeth Kennedy (another Karla Welch choice) and they look great together as always.
Busy Philipps also continues to be the gift that keeps on giving on Instagram with bathroom selfies:
And also real time reactions to the envelope mix up on her Instagram stories. Forever faves.