Viola Davis’s Oscar Afterparty Sneaker Swap Is Another Reason to Love Her
Viola Davis is truly a woman after our own heart. After she won the Oscar for Actress in a supporting role for her character in Fences and brought the internet to tears, Davis went backstage, took off her fire-engine red Stuart Weitzman heels, and slipped on a pair of crimson YRU Qozmo Hi Platforms ($100) to match her Armani Privé dress.
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Live from backstage! The incomparable @violadavis after her OSCAR WIN!! With brilliant team member @jennybrunt1 backstage at the ready with @yrushoes platforms for comfort. Thanks @stuartweitzman for carrying Viola to the win!
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Her stylist, Elizabeth Stewart, shared a super relatable pic on Instagram, writing, “Live from backstage! The incomparable @violadavis after her OSCAR WIN!! With brilliant team member @jennybrunt1 backstage at the ready with @yrushoes platforms for comfort. Thanks @stuartweitzman for carrying Viola to the win!”
So we weren’t too surprised that she didn’t put her heels back on for the Vanity Fair after-party. Instead, Davis opted to wear a pair of Stella McCartney Creepers ($950) with her Brandon Maxwell lapel jacket and wide-leg pants. Casual AND cool.
It’s not the only trick the Oscar winner has up her sleeve for heel pain. The How to Get Away With Murder actress often talks about prioritizing comfort without sacrificing style at award shows. She admitted to the Coveteur that for the SAG Awards, she sprayed Still Standing ($30) all over her feet to stay upright.
What do you think of Viola’s shoe switch-up? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(Photos via Anthony Harvey, Taylor Hill, Steve Granitz/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!