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The 2018 Oscars : Red Carpet Hues

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The 2018 Oscars literally set the stage for a night of spectacular beauty! When the show opened, onlookers were treated to a glittering archway of magical iridescence reminiscent of walking into the prisms of a well cut diamond. Outside on the evening’s red carpet, both before and after the main event,  the gowns were just as dazzling, and just as mesmerizing.

The magnificent set design at the 90th Oscars was reminiscent of exploring the caverns of a jeweled cave
The magnificent set design at the 90th Oscars was reminiscent of exploring the caverns of a jeweled cave
The magnificent set design at the 90th Oscars was reminiscent of exploring the caverns of a jeweled cave
Magnificent lighting effects transformed the experience for onlookers

A Spectacle of Whites- 2018 Oscars Trends

Technically, these are “winter whites” done right! After gazing at these pristine whites we can definitively confirm that being void of color doesn’t mean being void of style.

The Oscars for age-defying beauty goes to .... Jane Fonda in 44 Francois Premier
The Oscar for age-defying beauty goes to …. Jane Fonda in 44 Francois Premier
Chanel did just right by Margot Robbie at last night's Oscars. The actress perfectly achieved "otherworldly" elegance and sophistication in this simple yet stunning gown
Chanel did just right by Margot Robbie at last night’s Oscars. The actress perfectly achieved “other-worldly” elegance and sophistication in this simple yet stunning gown
Mary J. Blige and her perfectly pitched pipes looked stunning in her Versace gown at the Oscars
Mary J. Blige and her perfectly pitched pipes looked stunning in her Versace gown
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET made white tie look cool, hip and youthful and we're loving it at the Oscars
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET made white tie look cool, hip and youthful and we’re loving it
Janet Mock at the Oscars
Janet Mock channeled easy breezy California chic
Laura Dern and her Calvin Klein by Appointment gown proved that simple can be scorching at the Oscars
Laura Dern and her Calvin Klein by Appointment gown proved that simple can be scorching
Tiffany Haddish perfectly honored her Eritrean heritage in this eye-catching off-white traditional dress called a zuria at the Oscars
Tiffany Haddish perfectly honored her Eritrean heritage in this eye-catching off-white traditional dress called a zuria
Emily Blunt was perfectly dreamy in her Schiaparelli gown at the Oscars
Emily Blunt was perfectly dreamy in her Schiaparelli gown emitting hints of seafoam green hues

Welcome to the Dark Side- 2018 Oscars Trends

Strong blacks, deep blues, rich greens and sumptuous chocolates made their appearance on the red carpet last night and made sure to rewrite the rules for black tie affairs.

Sofia Vergara looks the best we've ever seen her in this stunning gypsy-inspired dress by Ralph & Russo at the 2018 Oscars
Sofia Vergara looks the best we’ve ever seen her in this stunning gypsy-inspired dress by Ralph & Russo
Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé stole the show and elevated the bar for red carpet appearances at the Oscars
Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé stole the show and elevated the bar for red carpet appearances
Ava DuVernay in a very demure but sexy Vera Wang dress at the Oscars
Ava DuVernay in a very demure but sexy navy blue Vera Wang dress
Vera Wang also proved that she can deliver sultry and sexy too with Taraji P. Hensen's come hither boudoir look at the 2018 Oscars
Vera Wang also proved that she can deliver sultry and sexy too with Taraji P. Hensen’s come-hither boudoir look
Octavia Spencer in Brandon Maxwell at the 2018 Oscars
Octavia Spencer in Brandon Maxwell
Lindsey Vonn may have ditched the skies, but definitely brought the killer curves to the 2018 Oscars
Lindsey Vonn may have ditched the skis, but definitely brought the killer curves to the 2018 Oscars
When you look this good you don't need much folks! Helen Mirren, at 72...not a typo, showed off her her hourglass curves in a simple floor-length sheath dress at the 2018 Oscars
When you look this good you don’t need much folks! Dame Helen Mirren, at 72…not a typo, showed off her hourglass curves in a simple floor-length sheath dress. #BODYGOALS at any age
Rita Moreno proved that what's old is new wearing her original dress from her appearance at the 1962 Oscars dress
Rita Moreno proved that what’s old is new wearing her original dress from her appearance at the 1962 Oscars dress
Zendaya sold the Grecian goddess vibe in this ??? Giambattista Valli gown at the 2018 Oscars
Zendaya sold the Grecian goddess vibe in this mouthwatering chocolatey Giambattista Valli gown
Chadwick Boseman's elongated tux jacket with elaborate metallic embellished collar solidified his place as KING of the carpet for us at the 2018 Oscars
Chadwick Boseman’s elongated tux jacket with elaborate metallic embellishments solidified his place as KING of the carpet for us… Wakanda Forever!
Stunning and stunting... Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier Couture at 2018 Oscars
Stunning and stunting… Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier Couture

POP It Like It’s Hot – 2018 Oscars Trends

No outfit is quite complete without putting your own colorful mark on it. These ladies reversed the “accessorize with color” adage and went full-tilt on the color wheel. Bold and bodacious, the red carpet had rival saturation in these eye-popping looks.

It's always better to be more vampy than trampy and Allison Janney wearing the hell of of her Reem Acra Elvira-inspired dress hit a home run at the 2018 Oscars
It’s always better to be more vampy than trampy and Allison Janney wearing the hell of of her Reem Acra Elvira-inspired dress hit a home run
Ms. Angela Bassett saved all her sass for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in this colorful and comfortable Teresa Helbig power suit at the 2018 Oscars
Ms. Angela Bassett saved all her sass for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in this colorful and comfortable Teresa Helbig power suit
EIZA GONZÁLEZ pure and simple sunshine at the 2018 Oscars
EIZA GONZÁLEZ radiated pure and simple sunshine
Greta Gerwig
Always a red carpet rogue, singer janelle Monae made a strong statement in her Christian Siriano lipstick red tux with exaggerated train at the 2018 Oscars
Always a red carpet rogue, singer Janelle Monae made a strong statement in her Christian Siriano lipstick red tux with exaggerated train
No chance of forgetting Jennifer Garner in this dramatically bold cobalt blue ???? dress at the 2018 Oscars
No chance of forgetting Jennifer Garner in this dramatically bold cobalt blue dress
A classic wearing a classic! Meryl Streep in Christian Dior at the 2018 Oscars
A classic wearing a classic! Meryl Streep in Christian Dior
Nancy O'Dell at the 2018 Oscars
Nancy O’Dell
Sofia Carson at the 2018 Oscars
Sofia Carson
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton pantsuit looked strong and sophisticated at the 2018 Oscars
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton pantsuit looked strong and sophisticated
Rita Ora always delivers from head to toe at the 2018 Oscars
Rita Ora always delivers from head to toe
Sarah Paulson, despite her somber expression, was radiating nothing but dazzle at the 2018 Oscars
Sarah Paulson, despite her somber expression, was a bright and sunny pop on the red carpet
V-I-O-L-A Davis is a legend in her own time and it's partly because she always delivers unforgettable looks like with this Michael Kors gown at the 2018 Oscars
V-I-O-L-A Davis is a legend in her own time and it’s partly because she always delivers unforgettable looks like with this Michael Kors gown

Twinkle Twinkle – 2018 Oscars Trends

Must have sequins and metallic dresses,  are a favorite enhancement for an evening of glitz and ritz. On the flip side, all that glimmer can be tricky.  In our humble fashion opinion, the rub comes in how you strategically wear the look, which definitely determines whether or not you shine or fizzle!

Mary J. Blige's post Oscars party glam look
Mary J. Blige’s post Oscars party glam look was pur fire
Elizabeth Banks shimmed and shook her way through the night in this retro Ralph & Russo flapper dress at the 2018 Oscars
Elizabeth Banks shimmied and shook her way through the night in this retro Ralph & Russo flapper dress
(L to R) Patricia Clarkson, Mindy Kaling and Elizabeth Banks at the 2018 Oscars
(L to R) Patricia Clarkson, Mindy Kaling and Elizabeth Banks
What a WOMAN! Gal Gadot in Givenchy at the 2018 Oscars
What a WOMAN! Gal Gadot in Givenchy
Bow down Bitc#*s! LUPITA NYONG'O gets a standing ovation from us in this Versace at the 2018 Oscars
Bow down Bitc#*s! LUPITA NYONG’O gets a standing ovation from us in this Versace
Sandra Bullock in Louis Vuitton at the 2018 Oscars
Sandra Bullock in Louis Vuitton
Diane Warren shows just how bad-ass she really is in this rock n' roll chick pants suit at the 2018 Oscars
Diane Warren shows just how bad-ass she really is in this rock n’ roll chick pants suit
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at the 2018 Oscars
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Olivia Wilde definitely drove them crazy in this sexy slinky number at the 2018 Oscars
Olivia Wilde definitely drove them crazy in this slinky number
Molly Sims at the 2018 Oscars
Molly Sims
ALthough it pains us to admit this about our spirit animal Tracee Ellis Ross, we are a fan of her look from last night. After nailing red carpet after red carpet, this rather boring dress looks like an afterthought
Although it pains us to admit this about our spirit animal Tracee Ellis Ross, we are not a fan of her look from last night. After nailing red carpet after red carpet, this dress, although nice,  looks a bit like an afterthought

Whoopsies – 2018 Oscars Trends

And, in a BIG whoopsie moment for us, Whoopie Goldberg wore this… Not so funny, lady! And, she wasn’t alone in the what were they thinking category.

Whoopie Goldberg wore this ill-fitting Christian Siriano frock. Thank goodness the designer had soo many other slam dunks on the Oscars' red carpet
Whoopie Goldberg wore this ill-fitting Christian Siriano frock. Thank goodness the designer had soo many other slam dunks on the night’s red carpet
The "shape" of this dress will hopefully grow on us.. Sally Hawkins sporting an unflattering Armani Prive gown to the 2018 Oscars
The “shape” of this dress will hopefully grow on us. Sally Hawkins sporting an unflattering Armani Prive gown
Selma ... que pasó? We know it's Gucci but it also hideous at the 2018 Oscars
Selma Hayek … que pasó? We know it’s Gucci, but it also hideous

This has been a rollercoaster red carpet season which has challenged stylists, starlets and society as a whole to rethink what we consider sexy… and we are all better off for it. Oh what a ride!

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