My Favorite Oscar Gown 2015

Emma Stone, Oscars 2015

Watching the Oscars and dissecting and discussing the red carpet looks is a favorite pastime not only for me, but also for thousands of media types, movie lovers and fashion followers. A friend recently asked which was my favorite from the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, 2015. The answer is, I am still swooning over Emma Stone in Elie Saab Haute Couture with jewelry from Tiffany & Co. The dress, the accessories, the hair, the makeup, to me, were all memorable, unique, timely and beautiful. The ensemble inspired me to find out more about Emma Stone, her wardrobe stylist Petra Flannery, and her hair stylist Mara Roszak.

Emma Stone, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Birdman:

  • Her natural hair color is blond; she changed it to red in 2007 at the suggestion of Judd Apatow for the movie Superbad
  • She is 26 years old, born in 1988, raised in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Began acting as a child at the Valley Youth Theater in Phoenix, Arizona; moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting as a career in 2004
  • Dating Andrew Garfield since 2011
  • Celebrity friends include Mila Kunis, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston

Petra Flannery, Wardrobe Stylist:

  • Born and raised in San Francisco, California
  • First styling gig was assistant to stylist and designer Andrea Lieberman, followed by pulling editorial looks for Nylon and Vogue magazines
  • List of celebrity clients includes Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Claire Danes, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Megan Fox, Selma Hayek-Pinault, Minka Kelly and Reese Witherspoon
  • Best known for her memorable red carpet looks

Mara Roszak, Hair Stylist:

  • At age 15 she enrolled in the Marinello School of Beauty; by age 17 she was styling hair for high-profile actresses on the red carpet
  • First celebrity client was Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in 1998
  • Celebrity clients include Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Michelle Dockery and Zooey Deschanel
  • Best known for loos that appear effortless
  • Lives in Los Angeles with her husband Alex Polillo, also a celebrity hairstylist