Just a few notes on last night’s magical Oscars… Last night’s Oscars red carpet was dazzling. As expected Lupita N’yongo did not disappoint in a baby blue Prada gown. The internet is comparing her and her Oscar gown to that of Cinderella which is very fitting! What a way to cap off a very Cinderella like journey. The newcomer took home an Oscar for her 1st role in a major motion picture and while doing so left us with a nugget of truth about believing in ourselves and believing in the validity of our dreams. Just the beautiful inspiration we need to jump start a new week.
Surprisingly last nights show was full of inspirational moments. I loved Matthew McConaughey’s profound speech encouraging us all to just keep chasing and keep living… alight, alright, alright (watch here) and I loved Cate Blanchett’s golden moment reminding everyone that women do indeed run the world (watch here). At times a few of the speeches were a little Joel Osteen-ish, but isn’t that just what we needed to walk away inspired and uplifted?!?
I have no regrets that I devoted 3.5 hours to last nights viewing (plus the 100 of red carpet coverage before hand). A solid show full of hilarious moments from host Elle DeGeneres. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: the ordering of the pizza, the taking of the selfie, Pink singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow in a show stopping Elie Saab gown, Ellen and her Glenda the Good Witch costume and Bette Midler bring us to tears while singing her song from Beaches. What did you think of last nights Oscars?
After a week of torrential rain (much needed in drought stricken California) and fabulous pre-Oscars events (pictured here with Kelly Golightly skating on some not-so-thin ice at the Forevermark Diamonds suite), the big day is finally here! The main event… the Superbowl of fashion.. the 86th annual Academy Awards (hosted by Ellen DeGeneres)!
I’m so excited about tonight’s red carpet. Obviously all eyes will be on Lupita Nyong’o. I can’t wait to see what she wears. I’m also excited to see how Kerry Washington (she’s presenting) will dress her baby bump, how Pharrell dresses his head (I mean that hat he wore at the Grammys was all we talked about) and of course allllll the bling. Will you be watching? Let’s have a red carpet kiki! Join me on twitter (@MissKrisTurner) during the red carpet and let’s party. I had such a blast chatting with y’all during the Grammys and I can’t wait to see what you think of tonight’s Oscars. See you there. I’ll bring the popcorn, you bring the champagne!
We’re days away from Hollywood’s Superbowl, Oscar Sunday! I love living in LA at this time of year. There’s a magic in the air. There’s something so very classic and timeless about the Oscars. I mean after all this is the 86th Academy Awards show!!!! This event is fully of history and glamour. In honor of the upcoming awards, a look at a few vintage movie posters featuring some of our favorite (and legendary) leading ladies. I love the artwork of a vintage movie poster… a true throwback to the times of big studios. Plus, framed these posters make a fantastic home decor pieces.
What’s your favorite “old Hollywood” movie? I could watch How To Marry A Millionaire over and over again.
Although I wasn’t crazy about her dress, the second I saw Anne Hathaway’s Oscar necklace I thought to myself… CLEARLY SHE READS MY BLOG!!!! lol Her Tiffany & Co necklace reminded me of a petite version of the brooch necklace I crafted a few weeks ago (here). I see you Anne! In honor of Anne’s Oscar win and what has become a little “DIY an Oscar winners necklace” tradition around here, I present to you a DIYable version of Anne’s Oscar night stunner…
Now I have to admit I cheated a little #womp I got lucky and stumbled upon these mini brooches, but don’t worry if you can find any because they’re easy to create. Compile a collection of your favorite rhinestone buttons. Earrings are also a good alternative too. You can pic up basic brooch (or bar) pins at your local craft store (here). They cone in a variety of sizes. Simply remove the shank from the back of your button and use a little E6000 to apply the pin. Allow some time to dry and now you have your mini brooches!
DIY TIP: If the clasp of your pin is not secure and you’re worried about your brooch opening, apply a little glue to your closure to prevent it from opening.
We’re days away from the Oscars so it’s time we find something to wear! Last year I wrapped two yards around my body to attend the US Weekly Magazine Oscar viewing party. My one shoulder wrap dress (click here to see) was so on trend with the nights other red carpet looks. This year I thought it only right that I channel my inner Vivien Leigh in true ‘Gone With The Wind’ fashion.
Watch as I transform curtains into a fun maxi dress.
Thanks Nick Brosco for the pics!
Images via FabSugar
One big trend on this years Oscars red carpet was bare shoulders. Who would have guess that when I stepped out of my house to attend Us Weekly Magazine Oscar viewing party I was on trend?
Believe it or not my dress for the evening only cost $10. Yep, that’s right…$10!! I picked up 2 yards of fabric from a fabrics store downtown and with a simple (and no sew) wrap trick I created my look for the night. I paired my statement Crux earrings, a ring from H&M and my Louboutins. The photographer cut off my shoes a little but trust me I was giving some serious right leg action. Angies wasn’t the only one!
To honor of this years Best Picture winner The Artist, here’s a little how to silent video showing you just how easy it is to make this dress.
This process is simple: 1.) Pick out about 2 yards of your favorite fabric 2.) Wrap the fabric around you pulling the left end underneath your right arm. Pull it very tight so that there’s o draping. 3.) Tie both ends into a bow over your right shoulder to secure
I had so much fun showing off my fun and easy flowy dress on the carpet. A great thing about this look is that you can transform it to whatever event you’re attending by just simply purchasing a new piece of inexpensive fabric. Maybe use a haute pink fabric and rock it with a pair of gold sandals for those summer time cook outs. Who doesn’t love a quick and easy maxi dress during the Summer? Just be sure to wear a strapless dress underneath for fabrics that might be too sheer.
Photos via FabSugar
There was lots of glitz on last nights Oscars Red Carpet. If I had to pick jusssssst one to take home the best dressed trophy I’d had to pick Gwyneth for that Tom Ford cape number. I could have done without the hair, but I love that her dress was on trend and she took a risk with that cape. It was haute! But there were tons of other trends on the red carpet I was excited to see. One of them being the simple rhinestone necklace. I know, I know it’s totally unusual for me to be attracted to something that’s not so blingy and statementy but sometimes simple, clean and classic makes the loudest statement of all. Now we all know those necklaces on the necks of Penelope, Cameron and Michelle probably cost a trazillion dollars, but here’s a quick and easy way for you to DIY the look.
There’s something so chic and so classic about a simple rhinestone necklace. Here actress Ava Gardner sports one to the 1954 Oscars. I’m not sure which accessory is better her necklace or her date, Frank Sinatra.
Here’s a little Hollywood history: Ava was nominated for her leading role in Mogambo. But it was her boo Sinatra who took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in From Here to Eternity (via Parade).