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13 January 2019

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Jasmine Tookes

It seems as if Jasmine Tookes rose to model fame ratherly quickly. After only modeling for Victoria's Secret for a few short years, she gained the title of "Angel." The timing seemed right for an industry thirsty for more ethnic inclusion while still staying faithful to the subtle fantasy of being the most desirable woman in the world. With fame comes exposure and with exposure comes expectations. I have to admit that a novice on the red carpet is highly detectable and it seems that many newly famed celebrities don't master the art of true red carpet elegance until they have at least particiapted in a few star-studded galas.

Prior to these photos, I had been a bit disappointed with Jasmine Tookes seen in this light. But here, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (THE after-party to attend immediately concluding the Oscars), she looks regal, classy and absolutely stunning wearing a one-shoulder gown designed by rising Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji who has been hailed already as the "Alexander McQueen of the Middle East." This gown was not made specifically for Jasmine Tookes, however, the way that she looks in it, you would think that it was. Very clever selection for her skin-tone and body shape. The designer describes this dress from his Spring Summer 2018 Couture Collection as "a baroque bronze foiled silk tulle gown with intricate draping adoring [sic] the figure in fluid swirls that flow freely into cascading skirts and a caped sleeve." (Source: Jean-Louis Sabaji on Instagram)

With her hair sleeked back in a natural-looking long, straight ponytail and the skin on her face smooth and flawless, she looks like a perfect 10. Her make-up was done in a very minimal way and her designer jewels by John Hardy were kept also to a minimum. I only wished I could catch a better glimpse of her gold strappy high heels ... hmmm .... I am sure the shoes are worthy of a photograph all on their own I suppose. (If only I knew who designed them! This is a style she repeatedly wears.)

Victoria Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes, at age 28 (she looks much younger in my opinion), gets it right for this red carpet extravaganza! What an American beauty!! I simply adore her!!!

In Photo :: Shanina Shaik, Jasmine Tookes,
Sara Sampaio, Lais Ribeiro, Stella Maxwell

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Jasmine Tookes

Image Source #1 :: British Vogue
Image Source #2 :: Fashion Sizzle
Image Source #3 :: Celeb Mafia
Image Source #4 :: Jean-Louis Sabaji, Fashion Designer

Jean-Louis Sabaji SPRING 2018 Couture

STYLE Watch | Jean-Louis Sabaji, Fashion Designer