Oscars 2016: What a Celebrity Stylist Really Does on the Big Day


Go behind-the-scenes with the celebrity stylist Cristina Erlich responsible for dressing Brie Larson, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling and Ashley Greene at the 2016 Oscars.


7:00 a.m. Starting off Oscars day with a juice.


7:30 a.m. Pilates time. Whenever I’m working out of my L.A. office, I try to start my day with a quick work out at my Pilates studio that is attached to my styling studio. It reminds me to breathe throughout the day.


8:30 a.m. The line up of garment bags in the car, ready to go to all my clients. Ticking off the checklist and making sure we are completely prepared.


9:30 a.m. Looking back at the original options. We’re confident in our choices for today!


10:00 a.m. Next stop is running to Brie Larson’s final fitting. The dress was an amazing gift for Brie and I that Gucci’s Alessandro Michele surprised us both with. A great start to the day.


11:30 a.m. Making sure every last pleat is in place.


12:30 p.m. Heading to Tina Fey’s for her final fitting. We want to be sure the dress is perfect and that we make all the last minute tweaks. Giving it a good steam and some natural light.


1:00 p.m. I was so excited about discovering this elegant Bulgari necklace – it really helped to complete Tina’s modern-day sleek Elizabeth Taylor-inspired look.


2:00 p.m. Rushing to Mindy Kaling for her final fitting. We needed to figure out how the back panels of her dress would be tied and draped for when she would walk on the red carpet.


2:30 p.m. Final touches with Mindy’s accessories. She had the most beautiful manicure with Chanel nail polish that matched her clutch perfectly. I love the pointer statement ring – it’s one of my favorite accessories!


3:00 p.m. Helping Ashley Greene select her jewelry and get ready for the Elton John viewing party.


11:00 p.m. The red carpet has happened…the show has completed. Back with Brie Larson, Oscar winner for Best Actress, to change her into her beautiful Monse dress and getting her out the door for the Vanity Fair party.


11:00 p.m. A sketch of Brie’s after party dress.


11:30 p.m. Our team is so happy for Brie! An award well deserved! Now, it’s time to celebrate. One last hug before we step out into the night.