Yalitza Aparicio in Rodarte at the Oscars: lovely and understated?

I didn’t expect Yalitza Aparicio to win Best Actress at the Oscars, that was supposed to go to Glenn Close but of course Olivia Colman was deserving too, it was just a shock. I did expect Roma to win Best Picture though! Green Book winning over Roma, BlackKlansman, Black Panther and every other movie in that category was a travesty. Why is it that when oddsmakers are wrong that it’s such a disaster lately?


Yalitza was in a Rodarte mint chiffon gown featuring a single shoulder and sequin dots on the bodice. This is a lovely gown but I think it would look better in a more vibrant color. She was so pretty in red at the Spirit Awards.

Yalitza’s costar, Marina de Tavira, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress which of course went to Regina King. Marina wore a red strapless J. Mendel gown featuring a tight bodice and ruffled skirt. The ruffles are actually somewhat off in that they’re not aligned perfectly and look somewhat random and bunched at the top of the skirt. This bothered me when I saw her being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest.



Laura Dern was in a strapless cranberry Rodarte dress. She was promoting her passion project, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures at LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Hecate and I made plans to go to that when it opens!) You can see her presentation on it here. This dress is pretty enough but there’s something prom-like in the construction. I think it’s the gathered bodice along with the fabric. Her styling is great though.



Lucy Boynton was also in Rodarte, in an off-the-shoulder royal purple gown with black velvet piping and bows. I can’t decide if I like this or not. I think the sleeves are throwing me off. I do appreciate that Rodarte chose interesting and unique colors for their gowns. We saw a lot of pink and red and they bucked the trend. Her makeup artist chose bad eyelashes. Those falsies look so obvious. Also, her boyfriend and costar Rami Malek was really sweet to her when he accepted the Best Actor Oscar. He thanked her at the end and called her “the heart of this film,” “beyond immensely talented” and said “you have captured my heart.” That was wonderful.



photos credit: Avalon.red and WENN

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  1. ds says:

    Whaaaaat?!?!? You’re saying Close didn’t get her Oscar?

  2. Milla says:

    I love the purple dress so much. Don’t care for princess dresses.

  3. Kendra says:

    I just wanted to comment that Yalitza is a beautiful name I have not heard before I heard of her. Hopefully she will get work in some Hollywood films in the future.

  4. BaeBae says:

    Love every look in this thread 😍😍 gorgeous ladies!

    As a sidenote, whoever has been doing Yalitza’s makeup is amazing. I love that she’s always glowing and her skin looks so beautiful.

  5. launicaangelina says:

    The mint green dress is beautiful, but she would look outstanding in a bolder color. Maybe if Yalitza and Marina traded colors, it would have suited each one well.

  6. Onerous says:

    Lucy Boynton looked… out of it. Maybe it was just the makeup? Idk. She looked like she couldn’t wake up.

    • josephine says:

      I thought she seemed off last night as well – almost ticked off most of the time, and super stiff.

  7. broodytrudy says:

    I loved Yalitza’s dress! I thought it was a stunning color on her.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, that mint shade was very flattering on her. Bold colors are pretty on her, too, but this was lovely.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      ITA!! I thought she looked fabulous~there was NO WAY anyone was going to be able to step up to some of the incredible wearable artworks on display last night~

  8. Lizzie says:

    Lucy Boynton’s dress is great. unexpected color, beautiful fit.

    Yalitza Aparicio looks gorgeous too. She has slayed on the carpet all season and you can tell she has an innate style and understanding of what works for her. I can’t recall a wrong turn. She looks lovely. I like that she keeps her styling understated.

  9. KidV says:

    Laura Dern is looking more and more like her mom.

  10. FHMom says:

    All these ladies look great. The only miss here was Laura Dern’s messy hair.

  11. bros says:

    I think this is a miss for Yalitza-toothpaste color and juvenile looking to me. She’s looked great all season but this is just silly looking to me with the tulle and the polka dots. she looks 15.