Oscar Sunday: All the best and worst red carpet looks at the 2016 Academy Awards

It’s officially Oscar Sunday, which means the endless commercials for the show will finally end, OR that my red carpet review is finally here! Yay, let’s get started!

rs_634x1024-160228152919-634-Academy-Awards-Oscars-alicia-vinkander.cm.228 Nominee Alicia Vikander is one of the first stars to arrive and stuns in this CUSTOM Luis Vuitton gown. Normally, yellow doesn’t look quite right on the red carpet, but here: it’s flawless and looks stunning. Her beauty look is also fabulous. But, when does she ever look bad on the red carpet? Never. (And I can vouch for that, from actually seeing her dressed for a red carpet in person.) Maybe that’s why I like it: she’s like a real life Belle from Beauty and the Beast!!

rs_634x1024-160228153704-634-sofia-vergara-2016-oscars-academy-awards-mh-022816 Sofia Vergara has clearly found her signature Marchesa silhouette, but no complaints, because it looks stunning. Well, less so in print– the actual footage looks so fluid and gorgeous. But, Marchesa can do no wrong in my book.

DaisyRidley Daisy Ridley of the latest Star Wars film… Well, I have not seen the film, but her dress is stunning with the color, detail and her cool updo. However, I’m not a big fan of the extra tulle at the bottom or around her middle like a pseudo-peplum.

rs_634x1024-160228154914-634-2016-oscars-academy-awards-Priyanka-Chopra I like Priyanka Chopra’s Zuhair Muraid dress, but again, I think that has more to do with the fact of how the famed designer can do no wrong in my opinion.

rs_634x1024-160228155024-634.Olivia-Wilde-Oscars-2016-Academy-Awards I’m not the biggest fan of Olivia Wilde’s Valentino dress.It’s just too much, between the open-neck top, the pleated skirt, the back mini-cape, the hair and the choker. Way too much to look at, and that doesn’t help the overall aesthetic.

rs_634x1024-160228155016-634-Academy-Awards-Oscars-saorise-ronan.cm.228 Saoirse Ronan (Pop quiz! Who can pronounce her name correctly? The Irish pronunciation.) is definitely one of my favorites so far with the glittery green CUSTOM Calvin Klein dress, an homage to Ireland. The dress, hair, makeup and earrings all work together and create a stunning red carpet look.

rs_634x1024-160228160052-634-2016-oscars-academy-awards-naomi-watts I really like Naomi Watts’ dress, sparkles and all. Normally, I’m not a fan of multicolored dresses, but this slight purple ombre isn’t taking it to a costume-y level and it works, and looks perfectly tailored.

rs_634x1024-160228160619-634-Academy-Awards-Oscars-olivia-munn.cm.228 Olivia Munn looks perfectly chic in this bright orange Stella McCartney. However, the one-sleeve looks like a sling?

rs_634x1024-160228160745-634.Eddie-Redmayne-2016-Oscars-Academy-Awards eddie-redmayne_hannah-redmayne_gettyimages-512912988 Eddie Redmayne looks adorable in a velvet Alexander McQueen suit. Nothing new here, so I’ll leave you to resume staring at the dapper Dad-to-be, whom I met. (Just felt the need to throw that out there again…)

rs_634x1024-160228161902-634-brie-larson-Academy-Awards-Oscars-cm.228  CcV2eqbWIAAfm0T Wow, Brie Larson looks gorge in royal blue Gucci, with the beaded belt and simple slicked back hair. Wow, stunning.  But, who remembers pre-teen Brie as an attempted pop star?? That’s the real question here.

rs_634x1024-160228161342-634-isla-fisher-2016-oscars-academy-awards-mh-022816 One word to describe Isla Fisher: meh. It’s okay, not superb, not terrible; just eh.

rs_634x1024-160228160907-634-2016-oscars-academy-awards-heidi-klum First hot mess dress of the night goes to Heidi Klum. Wow, yikes– this is like a bad prom/bridesmaid dress that no one wanted. The different tulle colors, the big flowers, the awkward cleavage/belly cutout and the vintage puffy sleeve, all together just doesn’t work. Blech.

CcV98YhWEAAbOUU First family photo!! Pregnant Chrissy Teigen poses in her stunning, tailored Marchesa dress with her hubby John Legend.

rs_634x1024-160228162256-634-2016-oscars-academy-awards-margot-robbie Margot Robbie stuns in Oscar gold, however, the black purse with a long tassle, doesn’t fit with the color of the dress. But, the dress is gorge, I just feel like I’ve seen it before.

CcV5ZdHWIAAMPQg Nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay is adorable. And look at him posing; so cute! Too Precious. ❤

rs_634x1024-160228163603-634-2016-oscars-academy-awards-julianne-moore Love last year’s Best Actress, Julianne Moore, red carpet look. The Chanel dress is gorge for the actress.

cate-blanchett Cate Blanchett’s gown and complete look is gorgeous. Wow, very different from everyone else, but it’s gorgeous: all the details, the color, her simplistic elegant hairstyle. Stunning.

rs_634x1024-160228164255-634-2016-oscars-academy-awards-rachel-mcadams CcV8ifcWEAEeAUg THAT TRAIN THOUGH… Representing the incredible film “Spotlight,” making her Oscar Nominee debut is Rachel McAdams who looks stunning in a deep emerald dress with the now infamous Angelina Jolie leg slit, long drop earrings and tightly secured updo.

rs_634x1024-160228164429-634-tina-fey-2016-oscars-academy-awards-mh-022816 Tina Fey stuns in purple. It’s very simplistic, but I’ll forgive since she is just there as a presenter.

rs_634x1024-160228165215-634-2016-oscars-academy-awards-lady-gaga Lady Gaga’s gown looks stunning– oh wait– it’s a pantsuit. INSTANTLY MAKES THE LOOK EVEN BETTER. PERFECTION.

rs_634x1024-160228165526-634-2016-oscars-academy-awards-emily-blunt Baby bump alert! Love Emily Blunt’s cute pale pink, beaded Prada dress with wavy hairstyle. Gorge.

CcWCe7OWEAAycdd Don’t hate me: but Kate Winslet’s gown looks like a trash bag. A literal garbage bag, and her hair looks unbrushed. Normally, the talented actress looks stunning, but that can’t be said tonight.

rs_634x1024-160228165015-634-jared-leto-2016-oscars-academy-awards-mh-022816 Jared Leto looks so cool with his suit’s red piping and a flower instead of a tie. Epic. Edgy.

Time for the show to start! Got your Oscar ballots ready? Who will take home the golden honor tonight?

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A Peek at What it’s Like Attending a Movie Premiere: The Danish Girl

My Tuesday has been insane, so I wanted to share it with you!

First, I went to an afternoon tea cooking class and had yummy treats galore.m That lasted from 10am until 2pm. I caught the Tube home, ran inside, dropped off my doggy bag of leftover cake, scones and pastries and left again to attend something I saw advertised in today’s Metro newspaper…The Danish Girl movie premiere at Leicester Square. (For those who don’t know, Leicester Square’s Odeon Cinema has long been home to some of the biggest film premieres in the country and the city of London.)

I walk up the the sidewalk, all barricaded up for the fans and covered in movie posters, and take my place ready to see the stars… two and a half hours early.

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At 5pm, they started setting up the carpet, to cover the wide span of ground, which included several carpets. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look:

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All that press for me?!?

We wait. And wait. And then, one of the first arrivals? Academy Award Winner Eddie Redmayne, in a gorgeous tailored-to-perfection tartan suit, with his better half not far away from his side.

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First, he signed a few papers in different sections and one group selfie about three people down from me. Then, he was ushered to the press pen for some photos. (Side note: wow, the what-seems-like millions of camera flashes are very blinding. Gave me a bit of a headache just looking straight ahead.)

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But, always by side in  the photos? Wife Hannah… *Insert collective awww here*

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Mr & Mrs Redmayne sneak in a word amidst the craziness of the film premiere’s red carpet.

More arrivals followed:

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“Call the Midwife” star and Elsa in “The Danish Girl,” Emerald Fennell poses for the camera. Love her dress and all the little beaded elements!

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Actor Matthias Schoenaerts from the film smiles for the press.

After press photos, Eddie worked his way backwards and came towards my section once again. (Cue my inner fangirl here.)

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He shakes the girl’s hand beside me.

He walks right to me, grabs his Sharpie, looks in my eyes as he signs my notebook. I go to speak and get a bit tongue-tied: a series of incoherent noises squeak out, then I quickly blurt out “Great job” as he’s ushered away to continue the press line.

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Then, I get an autograph!

More arrivals:

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Star Alicia Vikanders arrives and poses for the cameras at The Danish Girl UK premiere.

The stars pose together for the ultimate PR-requested shot:

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Everyone moves further down the line, eventually leading to the cinema, as the stars’ interviews are projected on the big screen for us fans to see and hear.

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Aww, adorable Eddie Redmayne answering questions…

That’s it! The red carpet was over, and so, with now freezing toes, I made my way back to the crowded Tube and headed home.

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One last look upon leaving…

Wow, that was such an incredible evening! And I can’t believe that I met a superbly talented OSCAR-WINNING actor, who I’ve been obsessed with since seeing him as Marius in Les Mis.

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Screen Actors Guild 2015 Red Carpet Recap

So, the SAG Awards happened tonight, and I wanted to post a fashion review, but like everyone’s taught growing up, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. That and I have no idea who half the people were who walked the carpet. So, on to the looks I did like.

slide_397634_4898268_compressed Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” looks gorgeous. I love a tasteful, tulle gown. And this looks great.

slide_397634_4898008_compressed And Bowen’s costar Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang. Ok, so, I like this dress, however I’m not digging the top. It’s just a little low-cut for her particular build.

la-et-sag-awards-2015-red-carpet-pictures-014 I just had to put the oh-so-dapper and adorable Eddie Redmayne on here, just because.

slide_397634_4898250_compressed Julianne Moore in Givenchy looks a bit like a shiny mermaid here. But, it’s a gorgeous dress. I just wish her hair was up in a bun. Would’ve made the whole thing look more sophisticated.

slide_397634_4898314_compressed Felicity Jones in Balenciaga. This is the epitome of high fashion/haute couture and I think she looks positively regal. However, the color looks slightly… nude. Which is never a good look anywhere your photo will be taken.

slide_397634_4898318_compressed Emma Stone is the best BEAUTY look of the night, because, let’s face it, her “dress” is a hot mess. (It’s like a tailored men’s blazer that she added a sheer layer underneath to make it look like a dress.) But, her hair and makeup looks flawless; impeccable.

slide_397634_4898166_compressed Viola Davis. Gorge. She is very good a finding fabrics/colors that accentuate her skin, making her look radiant.

slide_397634_4898288_compressed Julia Roberts and I share our camp in common, so, obviously she’s awesome. And her Givenchy pantsuit looks impeccably tailored.

slide_397634_4898306_compressed And finally Sarah Paulson, you know, I’d say how great this dress was except I’ve already said that when Taylor Swift has rocked it… on a red carpet. I don’t do repeat reviews, sorry Sarah.

Any hits and misses that you noticed?