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Red Carpet Style: Oscars 2014

I’ve become very lax with my award season fashion reporting. I know you all are waiting with baited breath…

Anywho, my co-host abandoned me to her teenagery ways, so I didn’t have a Golden Globe post. I coaxed her into a partial viewing last night because gowns are top of mind right now (prom is in May and she’s all about the mermaid silhouette).

I/we have a short list this year.


Amy Adams

Lupita Nyong’o


Kate Hudson

Charlize Theron


Jennifer Lawrence (not many images that show the back and side view but I think it made the gown.)

Lady GaGa (I actually didn’t see her last night but just added her when reviewing images.)

Stay tuned for another Oscar post.

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Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Arts, Fun, Movies, Music, women


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I Say Yes to the Dress

An eco-friendly, custom wedding dress that cost $38!!! Albeit uncomfortable and difficult to sit in, isn’t that part of most bridal gown experiences?

I applaud Aussie Stephanie Watson’s vision, realized with scraps of donated fabric and 10,000 bread tags. Watson documented her dress-making on her blog,  Constructing Nadine which she named the dress.

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Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Fun


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And the Winners Are…

My daughter bailed on me for our annual tradition, so I was left to my own sense of style. I have to say that the over-forty women showed how it’s done on the red carpet. Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Octavia Spencer, Salma Hyek and Jennifer Anniston looked FABULOUS and effortless.

Lil’ Q (Quvenzhane) – so cute. She is dressed her age and I luuuuuved the puppy purse.


Charlize Theron – You better do It! She stepped out of the limo and glided from then on. All white, pixie cut…BAM!

Jessica Chastain – she is the first one that I saw. I felt that she evoked Marilyn’s Happy Birthday, Mr. President dress. The cinched waist, rounded hip. The color was awesome for her skin and that hair… 

Salma Hayek – Elegant and regal looking… tiara and all. A curvy woman has to be careful that the dress doesn’t give too much. The fitted velvet is sexy.

Jessica Lawrence – loved the necklace going down her back. Her hair pulled back in a sophisticated style. The fitted bodice and full skirt with a deep texture was beautiful.

Octavia Spencer – stayed loyal to her designer from last year. The color was gorgeous and the style and cut were as well. I think her designer knows how to design to accentuate her body type and she looked fantastic. She received no attention and that bothered me, especially since she won just last year.

 Jennifer Aniston: 2013 Oscars Red Hot GownJennifer Anniston – I loved the red. It was simple and I liked the slit/pleat in the front (which you can’t see in the picture) that added some character.

Halle Berry – FAB-U-LOUS! She said she wanted to look like a “Bond girl” and she does. The vertical lines, shoulders, metallic…she is flawless. 

Stacey Kiebler – Last year, the former wrestler looked amazing and she does not disappoint this year. To be the date of a star and outshine many, people need to step up their game. I guess you have to be on it to be on Clooney’s arm.

Sandra Bullock – The beading detail, the cut that showcased her body and the sheer panels were divine. And the diamond hair clip took it over the top for me…

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Fun, women


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Our Oscar Picks


For fashion, of course…

Soooo, last year we slacked (I know you were heartbroken…), but this year my daughter and I are all over it!!! Who will have the top Red Carpet fashions?!?

I want to see the star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhane Wallis. She was so rough in that movie and she’s a young cutie so that will be fun!
Denzel…men definitely get the short end of the stick, but a fine man in a well-cut suit is always refreshing.
Kerry Washington…I love, love, love her. She is so intelligent, talented, beautiful AND SHE IS OLIVIA POPE!!!!
Jennifer Lawrence- I am dazzled by her depth of talent at such a young age. She is beautiful and will look fabulous in almost anything. Jessica Chastain, she was great in Zero Dark Thirty and always looks glamorous. The red hair kicks it up a notch.

Oh yeah…and we want to see who won awards too… So stay tuned…

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Posted by on February 24, 2013 in women


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Scary Beautiful


A collaboration between artist Leanie Van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg. Van der Vyver is South African and a graduate from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.

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Posted by on October 10, 2012 in Girls, women



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