Monthly Archives: February 2011

Oscar Style Report: Gowns for Less

Pictured: Oscar style gowns from Unique Vintage matched to celebrity looks. Good morning readers!  Did you all watch the Oscars?  It was an amazing night, and I have to see I found the fashions better than the show this year.  I preferred Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to James Franco and Anne Hathaway.   Although I […]

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Oscar Style Watch: Sales and Gowns from New York Fashion Week

Are any of you getting “Red Carpet ready” today? Most of us are getting ready to watch the Oscars on TV to see whose wearing what on the Red Carpet. But, if you’re in the market to try to shop like you were going to the Oscars, or a special party, online shopping sites Ideeli […]

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Oscar Worthy: Therapon Skin Giveaway

 With the Oscars coming up tomorrow, every Los Angles beauty salon and spa is on high alert catering to the participants and industry party goers.  Everyone wants that natural, refreshed looking glow.  But how do you get that look without expensive trips to the spa or worse, chemical injections?  Well, finding a good natural skin […]

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Recessionistas on the Red Carpet: Reasonable Fashions

Pictured: Natalie Portman on the Red Carpet in H&M Actress Natalie Portman looked beautiful this week at a Vanity Fair Oscar party in a $50.00 US White dress from H&M’s upcoming Conscious Collection. The dress is made of 100% recycled polyester.  H&M must have given the dress to Natalie for the occasion since the H&M  […]

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QVC Oscar Buzz Party Falls Flat

Pictured: The QVC “Red Carpet Buzz Broadcast” underneath a plastic tent in the rain. (photo: M. Hall) If you think Oscar parties are glamorous, then think again.  Last night’s QVC Red Carpet party should have been called for rain.  Held in a tent, in the muddy courtyard at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, […]

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Anthropologie Launches Bridal Collection Online:

Urban Outfitters, the parent company of one of my favorite, but pricey brands, Anthropologie, has launched an online collection of Bridal dresses. Move over Vera Wang , J. Crew and The Limited too. The new online boutique is called  The site offers a collection of  wedding gowns (some very vintage inspired), bridesmaid dresses, party […]

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Award Season & Special Event Dressing on a Budget

With the build up to the Oscars this week, many of us are getting ready for viewing parties at home or with friends.  Just in time, Rent the Runway is introducing a nice selection of adorable dresses for rent from designers Trina Turk, Parker and Yumi Kim for just $40.00.  I love both Trina Turk […]

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QVC is Getting Red Carpet Ready for the Oscars with Deals on Fashion & Jewelry

Discount shopping powerhouse QVC is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for viewers in preparation of this weekend’s Oscars. QVC will be broadcasting  “Buzz on the Red Carpet – Live from LA” to  take viewers behind-the-scenes with exclusive content from top fashion designers, beauty newsmakers, celebrities and more.”  There will be two live […]

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The 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Honor Costumes in Film

Pictured: The program cover from the Costume Designers Guild Award  (photo : M.Hall from the program ) Tonight the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) were announced at a star-studded gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The event featured stunning fashions, A-list stars (Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Demi Moore)  but was surprisingly informal […]

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London Fashion Week: Burberry Fall 2011 Show Homage to Jean Shrimpton

Pictured: Jean Shrimpton in an evening dress photo by John French (1907-66), for London Town © Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Prints Some of my readers my be too young to remember 1960s British Supermodel, Jean Shrimpton.  The “Shrimp” as she was called was one of the first to popularize the miniskirt in the […]

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