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Red Carpet: Oscars Edition

The Academy Awards, last night’s grand finale of the awards season, was it exactly what I wanted it to be.  Like dessert, it was fun, sweet and everyone looked great!

Here are some of my favorite looks and details of the night:

Best texture in an updated classic: Calista Flockhart in Andrew Gnandrew gn


Best Use of Sparkle and Shine: Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Rentaoslr

Best Supporting Wife: Portia de Rossi in Naeem Khannaeem khan

Best Classic Beauty: Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueenmcqueen


Best in Show:  Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab (Brad Pitt in Tom Ford)elie saab

Who were some of your favorites?

Red Carpet to Real Life: Golden Globes Edition

This weekend’s Golden Globes provided lot (LOTS!) of style inspiration that could go from red carpet to real life.

Here are some favorites and inspiration for your own major event:

Many of the actresses wore beautiful metallic gowns – Naomi Watts and Robin Wright. The style was simple, clean and classic.Halter

In jewel tones, a popular trend was two tone dresses. The look worked for Taylor Swift, Sandra Bullock and others. The balance of black and bold keeps it fresh and unexpected.two tone

A big night requires big sparkle. Kate Beckinsale was a favorite of mine, but similar styles were worn by Mila Kunis and Michelle Dockery.sparkle

Who were some of your favorites?

Shop: Two Tone/Sparkle/

Fancy in the Daytime

I have always had a thing for a white button down shirt. It seems classic, always in season, stately and sometimes regal if you have that kind of neck, that’s long and statuesque.  My dad’s mom has that kind of neck.

What I really love is the pairing of the classic, menswear piece with feminine standards. 

For the longest time the outfit Sharon Stone wore to the 1997 Academy Awards was the vision of pairing daytime with evening, and working with the unexpected.  She did it again with a GAP t-shirt at a different Oscar ceremony.

Sharon Stone, 2007 Academy Awards

While, I do not currently have in invitation to an award show, I do think that the pairing of a formal skirt can be transformed into the maxi skirt and evening wear can become street wear, as evidenced by Michael Kors – the master of American day wear.

Michael Kors for Fall 2010, Saks
Michael Kors

It’s feminine, it is cut to flatter the curves, but it’s surprising.  It is cashmere, ultimate luxe, but it’s ribbed for a more casual finish. I love, love, love this skirt  – but not the price.

The idea behind this look is clean, modern, neutral, tailored and crisp.  It is not bohemian, tiered, ruffled, bright, or too sunny.  I think for Summer it’s perfect with a basic tank and bold silver/modern jewelry, and for fall the options are limitless – but keep it neat, and not overly heavy or loose with fabrics, so you don’t get lost.