Brandon Maxwell

Oscar 2016 Red Carpet

March 7th, 2016

A week ago today millions of us were glued to the TV watching Hollywood walk the red carpet at the 88th Academy Awards, mostly commonly referred to as the Oscars.  Oscar night is arguably the biggest night of the season in the acting world therefore, Hollywood stars tends to bring their fashion “A” game saving their best look for this huge night well maybe not all of them.

Let’s take a look at KYC’s choices or best and worst dressed at the 2016 Oscar’s.

2016 Oscar Worst Dressed

Where did the Kate on the SAG red carpet go?  How quickly we go from the top right down to the bottom.  I don’t think any of us was really expecting Kate to step out on the red carpet in this underwhelming strapless black Ralph Lauren gown with a train. It wasn’t the styling of her hair, make-up or accessories, that all looked great.  It wasn’t even the overall style of the dress as it was very basic. But it was the horrific fabric choice that this dress was made in that won Kate a place on our worst dress list.  The extreme sheen of this dress was too much, kinda reminiscent of a slimy black leech fresh out the water.

Kate Winslet Oscar 2016

 

Yes we know that British Costume Designer Sandy Powell has a quirky personal style and that suits her. However we felt the print on this vintage inspired suit was too overwhelming for the red carpet.

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Oh Heidi, here we go again.  I don’t think there is much anyone can say about Heidi Klum in this 50 shades of lavender Marchesa gown.  It’s the one sleeve and the foo foo flowers that take it way over the top to ugly.  Joe Zoe was asked on I believe on ET on how this look could go from a miss to a hit and he nailed it.  His thoughts were to remove the sleeve and both flowers and add a gorgeous broach on the shoulder.  There really is no excuse for this fashion behavior from supermodel and project runway creator and judge Heidi Klum.

Hedi Klum Oscar 2016

2016 Oscar Best Dressed

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We had high expectations for Alicia Vikander and she did not disappoint in this yellow custom Louis Vuitton gown. Many compared her look to Disney’s Princess Belle of “The Beauty and the Beast” and she definitely was the belle of the 8th Oscar Ball.

Quantico star Priyanka Chopra was an elegant vision in her stunning lace appliqué white Zuhair Murad gown.  I have always loved how white looks on a woman of colour. Overall it has been a look we have seen before but she made it look fresh and new.

Chrissy Teigen can teach a class on how to be pregnant and still rock the Red Carpet. Hair and make- up was on point, having the soon to be mom glowing and looking fresh.  Although there were a couple snags  that caused some on the spot alteration while Chrissy was in the gown, she didn’t let that phase her as she still looked fierce in her red beaded and embroidered Marchesa gown.

Charlize Theron and Lady Gaga always know how to bring drama to the red carpet in different but both great ways.

Charlize Theron made a statement in this true red, plunging neckline Dior gown.  The dress drapped over her body perfectly it just looked like effortless beauty.  The long diamond studded pendant necklace by Harry Winston was a bold choice that we are glad was made.  Charlize is so confident in her ‘sexy’ and if anyone was going to take on this daring plug we are glad it was Charlize.

Lady Gaga was a fashion lovers dream.  It was dramatic, it was artistic, it was different, it was outside of the box and it was wearable fashion. The mastermind designer was Lady Gaga’s former stylist and friend Brandon Maxwell. It was one of the best pant ensembles to grace the red carpet.

Just In Time For The Emmy’s

September 27th, 2015

It’s time to get back to it.  I’ve had to step away from the keyboard for a little while; ok it’s been almost a year.  As shameful as that is, it was a much needed break but I am excited to get back to doing what I love, talking about fashion!

So let me get right to it.

I can’t think of a better way to start blogging again than to talk about last week’s red-carpet fashions.  The Emmy’s was a great kick-off to award season, a great way to usher in the fall line-up of new and returning TV shows and of course a great way to say good-bye to summer and, make way for Fall 2015.

We all know there were some great looks and some bad looks at the Emmy’s.  That’s a given at any award show. So let me just by pass the good and bad and get right to the best and worst.

The award for absolutely worst dress of the night goes to Heidi Klum.  I am not going to try and sugar coat it by finding a nice way to describe this atrocity but I am going to be as clear and concise with my words.  This dress was UGLY!  Yes that is right, it was ugly!

Heidi Klum Emmy 15

Reasons began to run through my head trying to make sense of how Heidi ended up in this dress.  I mean it couldn’t have been by choice, right?! First thought, dress must be a competition win from a contestant on “Project Runway” who obviously shouldn’t have won.  Second thought, clearly a homemade project that she worked on with her kids, Big Bird attacking your right side was their inspiration?  But as I was working on my third explanation the name “Versace” was uttered from Heidi’s mouth.  Completely shocked but I guess we all miss the mark sometimes.  A mix mash of design elements that just didn’t work no matter how you styled it.

Audrey Plaza mastered the art of minimalism on Emmy night.  Keeping it simple with styling allowing her simple and classy deep V, high slit, black Alexandre Vauthier dress to speak for itself.

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Although Audrey was a top contender for my number 1 spot, an unsuspecting beauty came to the ball.  Often making my worst dress list but shockingly claiming and deserving the best dress award this year is Lady Gaga.  Gaga gave us all types of Hollywood Sophistication from head to toe.  Her fashion statement began as she step out of what I believe was a white Bentley.  Make-up was neutral, soft and subtle with the perfect light coral lip work well with her complexion.  Hair colour was the right shade of blonde and styled nicely into a sophisticated bob.  Because her gorgeous black, one shoulder Brandon Maxwell gown was everything right (silhouette, structure, and stylistic details) there was no need for over the top accessories.  Diamond studs were more than enough.  My favorite detail about the dress was the deep V like cut under the arm.  It was sexy and feminine detail that allowed for her to show some of her tattoos off without being tacky.

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I felt like Lady Gaga embodied 2 major style Icon that night.  It was a definite Marilyn Monroe meets Grace Kelly moment.  Well Done Gaga!