Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Academy Awards Part 2

Kiel James Patrick

If you missed yesterday's Oscar post, you might want to read it first. Well, the Oscars sounded like a hot mess - I'm glad I passed.

I got a kick out of the fact that I posted yesterday on Sharon Stone's noteworthy Gap shirt and Vera Wang skirt at the 1998 Academy Awards, and everyone agrees that the Best Dressed at this year's Oscars was Zendaya in her white shirt and long skirt ensemble. Stunning.


Someone mentioned in a comment yesterday that Carolina Herrera loves the white shirt with formal skirt look. This was from her 2018 Runway Collection.

Carolina Herrera 2018 Runway

I didn't think anyone could look hideous in Carolina Herrera, but Tracee Ellis Ross proved me wrong. OMG.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Carolina Herrera

Here are some ideas for warm weather skirts to wear with the classic white shirt look. I love this Hydrangea Skirt - gorgeous embroidered hydrangeas on linen. Available in white or pink.

Hydrangea Skirt in White

Hydrangea Skirt in Pink

Tory Burch Silk Taffeta Skirt

Tory Burch Plaid Silk Pleated Skirt

Peony Taffeta Skirt

Silk Skirt with Contrast Hem

Tiered Floral Maxi Skirt

Ikat Midi Skirt


  1. I totally concur on the Tracee Ellis Ross edition of Carolina Herrera :( I mean, seriously, take a look in the mirror b4 you leave the house !

  2. I agree as well about Tracee Ellis. Why didn't someone stop her?

  3. I saw that pic the other day and practically screamed!! Did not know the time is was Carolina Herrera's!! What a shame!

  4. Those Kiel James Patrick hydrangea skirts are wonderful. I tried to order one, but they are out of stock in my size. I hope they are restocked. What is with these dresses designed with patches over the breasts?! At the risk of sounding prudish, (I am not), but they reveal entirely too much, and are unflattering to boot. This isn't the beach.

  5. Oh no , Tracee Ellis Ross with those two red Mickey Mouse ears !
    Rule one : the more skin you show the less elegant it is going to be .
    You can look erotic even fully dressed , it's all in the mind .
    Here the mind is asking , is this right ? And so already wrong . . .

  6. The MET Costume Institute exhibition "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" includes a Carolina Herrera ball gown skirt and white shirt. You can access the online tour at the MET site.

    "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" opens May 7.

  7. What was her stylist thinking? What was she thinking? Ms. Herrera must have cringed!