23, freelance PR management / brand building
What are you wearing? Dave & Johnny two-piece gown.
Favorite winner of Oscar night? John Legend & Common for best original song!
What shops do you like for formalwear? Finding vintage formalwear anywhere is a gem.
35, Twin Cities Live reporter on KSTP
What are you wearing? Dress from Macy’s, Stella and Dot bracelet and ring, Banana Republic earrings.
Favorite winner of Oscar night? My favorite speech was from best supporting actor, J.K. Simmons. The simple, yet powerful reminder to appreciate your parents was moving and incredibly sweet.
What local shops to you like for formalwear? Sisu in Woodbury has great dresses for all sorts of events. House of 365 in Wayzata also has some unique pieces for a fun night out. My go-to jewelry for most events is from Realia By Jen.
22, graphic design student
What are you wearing? BCBG top and skirt, Enzo Angiolini pumps, Aldo gold clutch.
Favorite winner of Oscar night? Milena Canonero costume designer for the Grand Budapest hotel.
One decision you had hoped had gone another way? I had hoped "Grand Budapest Hotel" would have won best picture.
What local shops do you like for formal wear? For men, I highly recommend Atmosfere in Calhoun Square, they have a great suit collection and offer tailoring as well. For women, I recommend BCBG.
Jacqueline Amissah Addison
25, designer and student
What are you wearing? Black knit turtleneck and satin tulle skirt made by me for my brand, AkuaGabby; necklace from H&M; Jennifer Lopez boots.
Favorite winner of Oscar night?
Common and John legend for Best Original Song "Glory" from "Selma."
One decision you had hoped had gone another way?
Even if there were omissions here and there, I believe everything happens for a reason. I wouldn't change anything.
What shops to you like for formalwear?
Macy’s, JCPenny, H&M, Charlotte Russe and sometimes Express.