See how the 'The Holdovers' star got red carpet ready for her big night.
Da'Vine Joy Randolph's night at the 29th Critics Choice Awards was like a scene from a movie. Fresh off her Golden Globe win, the 37-year-old actress has become the breakout star of the awards season on and off the red carpet. Her heart-wrenching turn as Mary Lamb in The Holdovers won over audiences and critics alike, and her recent looks, created with dynamic celebrity styling duo Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, who go by the moniker Wayman + Micah, have the fashion industry waiting with bated breath to see what she'll wear next.
Randolph continued her winning streak last night, snagging the award for Best Supporting Actress in a showstopping gown designed by buzzy designer Jovana Louis. The brand, known for its blend of multicultural and body contouring designs, created a black custom gown for Randolph that evoked Old Hollywood glamour with its mesmerizing mermaid silhouette and rich ruching details. "The Critics Choice has really been a fun red carpet event in recent years," said Wayman + Micah about the look, "giving us a moment to play and be bold in the thick of award season,"
On the beauty side, hair stylist to the stars Tai Simon said the inspiration behind Randolph's platinum hair was "to channel our inner Queen B — B as in Beyonce. We set off to achieve the Renaissance effect. Da'Vine is a blonde bombshell heart, so I had to make the fantasy come true!" Using an array of Lancôme products, makeup maven Sheika Daley went for a soft, bronzy beauty look to pair with Randolph's hair color, saying, "I wanted to give her a soft, beautiful, polished peachy glow." Stunning jewels from Norman Silverman and sky-high Steve Madden pumps added the perfect final touch to Randolph's ensemble.
Here, Randolph tells InStyle her secrets to staying calm during awards season, and her team gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get her red carpet ready.
Da'Vine's Awards Show Day Rituals
Randolph: "I love to start an awards show day with a lymphatic massage with wood therapy. I also swear by FaceGym. I'm obsessed."
Her Beauty Routine
Simon: "Every moment with Da’Vine is divine. I don’t have one set look that I think is special they’re all iconic."
Daley: "Each time we work together is a dream. She’s so zen and tranquil during glam. It’s Serene and calm. It’s a wonderful time!"
How She Chose Her Jovana Louis Gown
Wayman+Micah: "We loved the romantic and subtle drama of the silhouette, fabrics, and embellishments on her custom Jovana Louis gown. The ruching and mermaid structure of the skirt really encapsulates Da’Vine’s mystique and natural glamour. The pairing of the Omega watch is also a nod to the Old Hollywood theme we have focused on, taking inspiration from movie stars like Grace Kelly and Lena Horne."
Her Getting Ready Playlist
Randolph: "It depends on my mood, but today it was '90s R&B. I love it when we can get a moment to dance before heading out."
How She Built Her Her Team
Wayman+Micah: "We began working together towards the end of last year as she started to promote The Holdovers, which we loved as a beautiful, bittersweet dramedy and were absolutely blown away by her inspiring performance."
Her Team's Approach to Styling
Wayman+Micah: "It’s all about collaboration - we are very lucky to be able to work with clients who trust our process and who are also great communicators in the sense that they know what to look for and what makes them feel comfortable."
Her Red Carpet Style
Wayman+Micah: "She loves paying homage to Old Hollywood glamour with classic silhouettes in bold colors and accessorizing signature statement jewelry."
Her Trick to Staying Calm
Randolph: "My publicist keeps me calm, so I keep her nearby whenever possible. She keeps me distracted by talking about fashion, good food, and old movies."
How She's Celebrating
Randolph: "I'm going to one of my favorite Italian restaurants to celebrate!"
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