Another day another red carpet, right? Well that may be the case for some celebrities, but if you’re a celebrity/fashion/wannabe like yours truly, then the red carpets seem to be much more meaningful. Last night at the annual Academy Awards the actors and actresses of the world came together to celebrate the importance of film and to celebrate members of the academy, and let me tell you they were dressed to the nines. Many neutral color schemes hit the carpet and for the most part, most of the actresses played it safe (Janelle Monae never EVER plays it safe). However, the carpet was still interesting and gave me the same feeling of envy and joy that it always does. So naturally I opened up my notes app and started formulating my list of best and worst dressed (filled with honorable mentions for both sides as well). Let’s get down to business.
And the winner for best dressed is…Scarlett Johansson!! Oh wait I apologize I was reading the card for worst dressed. Jokes aside, Taraji P Henson in Alberta Ferretti stole the show with a stunning and old-Hollywood-like crushed blue velvet gown. She captured the essence of the Oscars and her look made her entirely deserving while she accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress. On the other end of the spectrum, Scarlett Johansson looked like a mess in a printed light pink Alaïa with a dark studded belt. Okay fine. She wasn’t a total mess but I hated this look in its entirety. The awkward colored snake print mixed with the whimsical feel of the dress made me kinda queasy. I got punk rock princess featuring side boob and let me tell you I was not here for it. Definitely not Oscars worthy.
The night wouldn’t be complete either without some honorable mentions for best dressed. Brie Larson looked daring in a velvet number with exotic dimensions. Leslie Mann added some color to the carpet in a chartreuse ballgown while Janelle Monae dazzled in a dark ballgown with a plethora of embellishments. Her look added a whole new element to the traditional carpet and was truly exquisite. An angelic look was served by none other than up and comer on the best dressed list Hailee Steinfeld in Elle Saab.
P.S. If you can’t quite seem to find me check under Janelle’s dress. It’s quite spacious.