Meet Jenny Feldman, Senior Fashion Editor at MyHabit.com, for expert commentary for any award show  stories you are planning. Jenny has over a decade of experience in the fashion industry having previously held positions at ELLE, Nylon, The New Yorker and most recently Glamour as the Senior Style Editor. A true fashionista in her own right, she has been interviewed by top national newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, New York Post, New York Daily News and more.

 Jenny talks Oscar fashion, trends and dressing like the stars without breaking your budget!

Favorite Dresses:

Jenny: Meryl Streep (Lanvin), Shailene Woodley (Valentino), Michelle Williams (Louis Vuitton), Berenice Bejo (Elie Saab) and Sandra Bullock (Marchesa).

Favorite Accessories/Jewelry:

Jenny: Michelle Williams – loved how she accessorized a corally red gown with a pink clutch. It was a fresh, bold color combo that said Spring Fashion.

 

(Bottega Veneta crocodile clutch)

Fashion Faux Pas/Looks That Didn’t Work:

Jenny:  Stacey Keibler dressed as an Oscar lookalike was too obvious! Angelina Jolie – too much leg and J. Lo – I am over the “arm cutout” trend.

(Marchesa, Atelier Versace & Zuhair Murad)

 Trends:

 Jenny: Red, Pastels, Deco Echoes (20s/30s inspiration : beaded, sparkle, drop-waists), Winter White, and Modesty/ Sleeves.

 

(Valentino, Tom Ford & Lanvin)

 1.   “It’s nice to see celebrities looking more covered-up on the red carpet. I liked Shailene Woodley’s high-neck, long-sleeved Valentino—very chic and grown-up. I also liked Gwyneth Paltrow’s Tom Ford cape, which lent major presence to her white column dress, and Meryl Streep’s gorgeous Lanvin goddess gown. These three stars, who are all of different ages, prove that a classy look works if you’re 20 or over 50. You can incorporate this into your everyday style even if you are not going to a black tie function, as you can pair a formal skirt (sequins, metallic tweed, etc) with a conservative sweater. It’s an elegant, no-fail solution.”

(Giambattista Valli, Vintage Dior & Valentino)

 2. “It’s fairly common that stars work next season’s trends on this season’s red carpet, so I wasn’t surprised to see the flurry of red dresses. Michelle Williams’s corally-red Louis Vuitton was my favorite – strong color and beautifully accessorized with the pink clutch for a fresh, spring mix. Emma Stone also wore a fuschia-y red, a daring move for a redhead. Natalie Portman looked demure in red Christian Dior polka dots. Finally, I loved Claire Danes in red – she’s really been making a fashion comeback. You can work this look into your wardrobe immediately by investing in a red dress and punching it up with fruity color accents.”

(Elie Saab & Marchesa)

3. “Another one of my favorite trends from the Oscars was the Deco-inspired look – beading, drop-waists and sequins. This form of smoldering dark glamour is easy to pull off if you’re a celebrity (case in point: Milla Jovovich’s white gown with red lips and softly waved hair). Sandra Bullock looked divine in her black and white graphic Marchesa. You can try the trend by opting for inspiration in the form of jewelry, a clutch or just the drop-waist silhouette, which is not only chic but really comfortable.”

 

Looks Achievable Without A Celebrity Stylist And Designer Price Point:

Jenny:   The Michelle Williams ‘Oscar’ Look – pair a flirty red dress with a pink clutch.

The Tina Fey ‘Oscar’ Look – You can never go wrong with a classic strapless dress and a peplum. 

The Milla Jovovich ‘Oscar’ Look– Wear a white dress with a glamorous red lip.

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