My Favorite Oscars 2017 Looks

Another Oscars has come and gone, and I watched from the opening of the red carpet all the way until the (true) Best Picture winner was named.
For me it was all about the fashion and the black girl magic, and this year they went hand in hand. I saw a lot of gorgeous looks, and my favorite designers and stylists really showed out.

All images are via Fashionista.com (they’re the real MVP.) These looks are in no particular order, except that my absolute favorite will be at the end.


Hailee stunned in Ralph & Russo Couture, which is one of my favorite brands. The watercolor bodice and sheer skirt emitted an angelic vibe.


Zuhair Murad had never made a strong impression on me until I saw this gown. The white and silver compliment each other so nicely and the sheer sparkles and cape add a little pizazz. Chrissy Teigen is gorgeous and her stylist deserves a round of applause for choosing  such complimentary jewelry and clutch.


It’s significantly harder for men’s red carpet ensembles since tuxedos are basically manditory. But David Oyewelo takes it up a notch with a Dolce & Gabbana white tux. I love the contrasting black shawl collar and while the bow tie style isn’t my favorite, I like the overall look.


Taraji is absolutely gorgeous, and her stylist: Jason Bolden does a good job complimenting her figure. The midnight blue velvet off the shoulder gown gives an old Hollywood sultry vibe, which is complimented by her hair style and diamonds. And props to makeup artist Jessica Smalls (one of my faves) for beating face.


Also the product of Jason Bolden’s expertise, did I mention I love his styling, is Ava Duvernay’s Ashi Studio ensemble. The always concious Ava wanted to wear a gown created by a Muslim brand, and she rocked her locs on the red carpet. *raises fist* The fullness of the gown accentuates her regality.


The Rock is really coming through with a blue velvet suit, and contrasting lapels. Blue velvet was a big red carpet trend this year and this suit is one of the best examples. Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate the designer, so if you know leave a comment.


I really love Armani Privé, and this red gown is perfect. The halter/off the shoulder top adds interest to an otherwise simple gown and the slightly orange red is beautiful. Viola’s hair frames her face perfectly, and the makeup gives her a gorgeous glow.


This is my favorite look of the night, and it’s no surprise because Janelle is one of my style stars, and Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers. The detailing on the bodice is beautiful and the color scheme compliments Janelle’s skintone nicely. The belt and the hoop skirt is unexpected and fun. The accessories are to die for, I need that gold headband in my life, and the makeup is poppin’. No question, this look takes the cake.

Stay fly,

~Akilah

What were your favorite Oscars looks?

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