A Rundown on the Trends + Similarities at the Oscar's

Every red carpet is full of more than just beautiful people in beautiful gowns...it's full of trends - both existing and upcoming, showcasing a designer's best work and inspiration for our own personal everyday wardrobes. This year's Oscars (like every other award show in the past 4 months) was sprinkled with politics, and it showed on the red carpet. Celebrities including Ruth Negga, Karlie Kloss, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barry Jenkins and even Sting added an ACLU blue ribbon to their ensemble. Emma Stone sported a Planned Parenthood pin in the left corner of her Givenchy gown.

On a lighter note, another "accessory" that kept popping up was Glossier's yet-to-be-launched "Cloud Paint", a gel-cream blush, inspired by NYC sunsets, featured on the cheeks of some gorgeous ladies. Last night, Cloud Paint could be seen on: 

 

Chrissy Teigen - Makeup by     @1maryphillips

Reese Witherspoon - Makeup by @mollyrstern

Taraji P. Henson - Makeup by @AshuntaSheriffBeauty

Emma Stone - Makeup by  @Rachel_Goodwin

 
 

METALLICS

RUFFLES

VISIONS IN WHITE

VISIONS IN RED

BALL GOWN SILHOUETTES

VELVET

ANNDDDD...THE VANITY FAIR AFTER PARTY

 

SHEER + JEWELED

MORE RED

RUFFLES + FEATHERS

AND THINGS GOT A LITTLE SHINIER

Overall, I think my top favorite looks from the red carpet would have to be Emma Roberts, Isabelle Huppert, Karlie Kloss, Brie Larson and surprise, surprise, Janelle Monae

My top five favorite looks from the Vanity Fair After Party:

Lily Collins, Viola Davis (white pantsuits for the win), Jessica Biel, Karlie Kloss, anddddd again, Miss Janelle Monae

Congrats to Janelle Monae and her stylist Maeve Reilly (@stylememaeve) on taking a risk and winning big. You deserve to celebrate a very successful, fashionably memorable night! Until next year.