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Everything Zanna Roberts Rassi Wore for Oscars Weekend

Think Adam Selman and Peter Pilotto, fresh off the runway.

If you watched any of the Oscars coverage this year (were guessing you did), you likely saw Zanna Roberts Rassi lending her style authority to the red-carpet commentary. The Marie Claire senior fashion editor and E! contributing fashion correspondent is a regular on the red carpet, not to mention the myriad of other parties, lunches, rehearsals, and events that go along with awards season. 

This year, she offered to bring us along on everything that goes into Oscars coverage, from the parties leading up to the event, to the 4:30 AM (!!!) call time (she made it thanks to her Samsung smart watch) for The Today Show commentary Monday morning. The thought of figuring out what to wear to so. many. events. boggles the mind, which is why we had her live out her new video series What To Wear For... (aka #W2W4) Oscars Weekend edition. In a nutshell? Oscars weekend as Zanna looks like a lot of Milk Makeup, a lot of Nam Cho diamonds, and a lot of sparkly dresses. 

“A party at Ari Emmanuel’s! It’s THE party of the weekend. Held at the home of Ari Emmanuel. Owner of WME IMG. I wore Adam Selman just off the fall runway (thanks, Addy!!) to dance with Gary Clark Jr. Drink tequila with Priyanka Chopra, which I then spilt on Jonah Hill. But none of this before I watered the garden in my dress. Classy, Zan, classy.”

“My BFF Grace Clissold.”

“Oscar Rehearsals! Saturday = credential pickup. Amidst cranes and builders setting up, I take a twirl on the freshly laid carpet, wearing a completely inappropriate PJ top (Burberry), distressed denim (Levi’s), and loafers (Newbark).”

“Then pop to Sephora Hollywood to find the BEST makeup ever! MILK MAKEUP!”

“Red-carpet arrivals of a different kind….Oscar Sunday. 10am. The Roosevelt Hotel. Meet Kate Longarzo and Natalie Scicolone, my left and right arms (respectively). Note, these bags are not all mine. Just seven of them. We walk into the Live E! Circus. First sloths, then puppies, then Jenners!”

“I need two looks for the red carpet: one for Live From Red Carpet Panel with Giuliana and Kris Jenner, and a second for the E! After Party. I have this solid rack of fabulousness to choose from...And of course, it’s 2pm, and I haven’t decided....The bedazzled dress is by Preen, the one with iridescent sequins is Christopher Kane, the embroidered one is Peter Pilotto, and the feathery dress is Marchesa. The diamonds are Nam Cho and my watch is Samsung.”

“The diamonds are Nam Cho, Wendy Yue and Jacob and Co. The watch is Samsung.”

“Shoes (left to right) are Sophia Webster and Christian Louboutin.”

“These Milk Makeup MVPs go everywhere with me. Blur (to rid of fine lines!). Our new Day Goals palette for a sheer smoky eye. Highlighter and Bronzer to contour. Holographic for a pop of ethereal glow.”

“Before any makeup, I’m wearing this Jonathan Shimkai ‘Feminist AF’ tee!”

“And after!”

“I’m watching the red carpet arrivals whilst interviewing the biggest stylists on the planet about their clients. Some quirky fact[s] gleamed, like it took 1,790 hours to make Emma Stone’s dress, and that Janelle Monae decided on her Ellie Saab couture dress last December, and Michelle Williams applies medicinal weed cream on her feet. I’m inspired! I decided to wear Preen. And medicinal weed cream. Thanks, Kate Young!”

“The boss! It’s go time. I nip to see my girl Giuliana in her room. She serves up some Grecian goddess in a George Chakra. The soft duck-egg blue dress with waist cutout and dramatic split, plus the Forevermark jewels annnnd the no makeup-makeup made it one of my favorite looks of the night. GORGE!”

“On-set shenanigans! Ryan in Ryan Seacrest Tux, Giulana in George Chakra, and Kris Jenner..... I’m honored to work with these guys.”

“I change during the ceremony and race back down in high spirits and a Peter Pilotto Spring dress! Lifted further by Todd Chrisley, Jason Kennedy and Olivia Culpo, a few cheeky snips of tequila and then. ONE. GIANT. OSCAR. SNAFU. WOWZERS. The brilliance and scary part of LIVE TV.”

“The after-after party! Celebrations with this motley crew, who always get me thru!! Gina, Kate, Jake and Kate.”

“Yikes...this happened.”

“Then this! Turns out I stole a chocolate Oscar and loads of diamonds by Nam Cho!!! Thank goodness my Samsung GearS3 watch (slash brain on wrist) woke me up, fed me the day's itinerary, and called an Uber!”

“I look like I’m laughing, but actually I’m crying because I’m sat next to Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe, after just three hours' sleep!”

“So I make her man the Today Show phones for being so bloody pretty.”

“And homeward bound! This photo was taken whilst writing this.....Cheers, my friends!”

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