Oscars 2019!

The best dressed was Julia Roberts!


She just sucks the air out of the room here.  What a jaw-dropping entrance.   (Technically she wasn’t on the Red Carpet, but hands-down added halo to the evening.)   The only persons who looked better went straight to the Vanity Fair after-party.

Here, Julia has overdone nothing.   And its not just the fuchsia… she’s radiant inside-out.   Brilliant, just brilliant!

Also looking very good were:

Brie Larson:

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Brie Larson
91st Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019

Beauty in simplicity!   The depth/height of the collar is a bit off, but she carries this really well.   And not a tattoo in sight…   Marvellous!

Molly Sims:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Molly Sims and Scott Stuber attend the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Blimey, she looks good!   Lipstick almost matching nails… check!   But it’s the earrings… she nails it with the earrings!!

Jennifer Hudson:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Jennifer Hudson attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Wonderful!   A modest necklace and a gold bracelet on her left wrist would have been the icing on this Flamenco-inspired cake!

Emilia Clarke:

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Emilia Clarke
91st Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019

Elegant, but she could have done more, for example with her hair.   (Don’t style hair for the Oscars, as you would going to the shower.)

Maria Menounous:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Maria Menounos attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Wonderful!   More Summery than Oscar-Red-Carpet, but hey… she had brain surgery last year.   Well done.

Oh what could have been:

Liliana Vasquez:

The dress stars fairly well but is let down by the supporting cast of her hair and nails.   Love the slit that seems to slither upwards into a cutout that’s symmetric to the slanted cut at her cleavage.   The outfit conjures joy in anticipation of its potential, yet bittersweet sadness in its failure to be realized.

Grammys 2019!

The best dressed was Dua Lipa!


Stunning.   However, she seems mentally distracted, and not fully engaged with the moment to be radiant.

Also looking very good were:

Alicia Keys:


She’s still championing minimal makeup, and being a superb ambassador of that.   She looks perfect.  Her designer played a naughty prank on her though, with that hemline of her dress.

Tish Cyrus:

Genuinely well put-together.

Camila Cabello in Armani:


A bit plain at the front, but Camila carries it well, and the back showcases her curves well.   Lovely shimmering colour too.     The earrings are bang-on perfect.

Nazanin Mandi:

Nazanin is really rocking this outfit.   Exquisite.

Tori Kelly:

Solid, though a statement necklace would have been better.

Zuri Hall:

Wonderful, however these hues are difficult on the Red Carpet.   Succeeds… barely though.

Lady Gaga:

The planets must be in alignment or something, she’s made it to this list twice in a row. (Well actually, the last time she didn’t quite make it.)   Bravo, well done.   However, here it seems she is pining for her former self.

Honourable Mentions:

Heidi Klum:

She can often pull off the extravagant, as well (like here) the adventurous and quirky.   This is actually quite a difficult outfit, and on someone else may have been a disaster.   However the sequinned lapel is complemented by her long hair draped on the other side, and she is absolutely perfectly accessorized.

Jameela Jamil:

Good, though this seems incomplete without a pendant necklace.   Fascinating… carbon-fibre spaghetti straps.

Oh, what could have been:

Jorga Smith:

This was fabulous and original until her neck started getting attacked by the creature from the deep.