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Oscar Red Carpet Fashions 2012

The 2012 Oscars brought back Billy Crystal, one of the greatest host the Oscars has ever had.  So since Billy took us back down memory lane, remembering the days of ole, I thought it fitting to start with fashions that could stand the test of time, just like our amazing host has done.  No matter what year or decade it is, these fine fashions will never go out of style!  

Timeless

These ladies are true Hollywood!

Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive & Chopard

 

Milla Jovoich in Elie Saab

Gwyneth Paltrow in Zac Possen

 

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

 

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

 

Glenn Close in Zac Posen

Color Trends

These colors forecasted what's to come in spring/summer 2012.

Jewel tones

Dean Dujardin's wife Alexander

Leslie Mann in Roberto Cavalli

 

Seafoam

Maria Menounos

Berenice Bejo

 

Coral

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

 

Edgy

These fashions rocked the red carpet while remaining amazingly glamorous.

Rose Byrne in a navy blue, almost black, Vivienne Westwood

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

Fresh

We love how fresh & effortless these women looked.

Cameron Diaz in Gucci

Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel & Neil Lane

Seen Before

If it worked once, why not do it again!  This time, the pleated bottom made the similar frock look younger while still remaining classic.

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli & Louis Vuitton

Nicole Kidman 2007 Balenciaga

Oscar Gold

And the Oscar goes to.....

Stacy Kiebler in Marchesa

Wow, fabulous!

 

Cheers!

To the best host and to a great Oscar year!  We hope you enjoyed the red carpet as much as we did!

Tell us what were your favorites were.

Emmy Awards Fashion 2011 Roundup

Primetime Television never looked so good!  With a year that's seen so many changes in television from cancellations of long-running soap operas replaced by 'reality' TV to new shows that look like they were filmed in the '60's, the night brought out your favorite weekly stars to celebrate the new look of TV.  Thankfully, we got to see some familiar faces as well and I must say, I wasn't disappointed!  Of course,  my favorite is the seeing the stars glide down the red carpet.  Here are a few of my favorite red carpet moments.

Sophia Vergara in Vera Wang

I love the color against her skin and she looks effortlessly with her beautiful brown hair.

The 1920's trend showed up on  he runway during fashion week and it's already made it's way to the red carpet with the 2 following stars.

 Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab

Simply sleek with a 1920's hairstyle to compliment her beautiful black ensemble.

Aubrey Plaza in Juan Carlos Obando

 The beautiful, white  dress was reminiscent of the flapper era polished off by her hairdo of the same look.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Pucci

Who says a rockin' hot mom can't rock a mid-drift at the Emmy's?

 

Jane Lynch in David Meister

The night's host looked beautiful and age appropriate.  She's one funny girl who actually understands how to dress.

 

Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein

 Choosing one of Fall's bright colors never looked so easy as only Calvin can do!

 

The Color of the night was Red and these stars looked hot!

 

Tell us who your favorite was

 

 

Representing the new face of TV, the cast of Charlie's Angels.  All three showed their individuality.

 

Funny Moment of the Night

It may not have been a fashion moment but it's one we have to mention.  In the category of best supporting actress in a comedy, all the nominees stormed the stage like a beauty pageant to hold hands waiting for the winner to be announced.  It was a first for the show and ended with the biggest laugh as they crowned the winner...literally, with a crown!

 

 

Zeo Dechenel in Monique Lhuillier

Although she was crowned Fashion Police's worst dress by Joan Rivers, I loved her look!  Zoe is quirky and walks to the beat of her own drum and she didn't disappoint.  I thought her look was fresh and cute with a hint of the 1950's.  Plus, the dress had pockets that always come in handy!

Until next year, I hope you enjoyed our Emmy Fashion Roundup!

My Style Icons

  Each woman has her own "style". Whether we like it or not, the way we dress and carry ourselves shows the world part of who we are and how we see ourselves. We pick up our own style from our mother's and grandmother's, our best friends, our co-workers, something we saw in a magazine or on a walk, where we live. Each of these little pieces adds up and creates our "style".

Growing up I was pretty much a "jock" so I sported lots of t-shirts and adidas basketball shorts (I did wear dresses for "special" events like Mother's Day and Easter :)...as I've grown so has my sense of style (and I LOVE dresses!). Here are a few of my style icons I've collected over the years and what each of them brings to the table - no matter what season or trend is in:

Audry Hepburn - we'll start with the big guns. Audrey had a timeless beauty that was evident no matter the year.

  • Pearls
  • Black Ballet Flats
  • The original "Little Black Dress"
  • Bold Sunglasses
  • Great, strong eyebrows
  • Compassion for the poor, sick, and orphans

Jennifer Aniston - classic with a bit of "laid-back California girl".

  • Tailored Jeans
  • Crisp White Button-down Top
  • Fitted Blazer
  • Simple Jewelry
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Always Smiling

Gwyneth Paltrow - incorporates trendy with classic, and is always lady-like.

  • Boots
  • Leggings
  • Military Jacket
  • Classic Trench
  • Striped boat-neck tee
  • Gladiator Sandals
  • Dedicated wife and mother, who loves to cook for her family   

Who are your style icons?

Grammy Fashions 2011

The 53rd Grammy Awards did not disappoint this year!  The music, the clothes, the performances..wow!  If you missed any of it I am sure MTV will certainly run it again for you if you look for listings.  But what I am sure you haven't missed is the fashion on the red carpet and stage!  Every show, every website and morning/evening show have all had something to say about the designs and costumes that made the Grammys a real show.  Here are our picks.

Most eye catching

Rihanna captured our attention on both the stage and red carpet.  She transformed from a shocking white frock to a Dior masterpiece on stage for her performance with Eminem.  No one can say Rihanna didn't catch their eye.  She is always beautiful!

Most Transformed

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Hudson are the two that have transformed the most this year.  Gwyneth emerged as a singer to take notice of and Jennifer created a new, healthier body.   Plus, the fashion choices rocked!  I love the pink earings with the black hot pants!

Best Dressed Non-nominees

Wow!  Nichole Kidman and Selena Gomez smoked the red carpet with their nude tones.  Sophistication with long locks made both women two of our favorites!

Most Unforgettable

Unforgettable, strange, genius, what were they thinking?  Whatever your take on Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, you certainly won't forget them.  Katy donned angel wings on her back while Lady Gaga percolated in a womb the entire night until she emerged for her performance 'Born this Way.'

Best Color

Keri Hilson is definitely one of my favorites!  I love the color, the length, the style and to top it off the hair!  All of it came together so much she deserved a Grammy just for her fashion choice!  Our winner!

Best Male

We can't leave the Grammys without mentioning our favorite best dressed male Bruno Mars.  Taking a cue from the Rat Pack in the 1960's Bruno strutted down the carpet with class.  Then to top the look off, during Bruno's performance our Television screen turned black and white!  Amazing!