Purple, Green & Gold: 8 Fresh Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras With Your Makeup


Happy Mardi Gras! It’s Fat Tuesday, and even if you’re not in New Orleans to celebrate, there are still lots of ways to incorporate the spirit of the party into your spring look. In fact, the official colors of the holiday---purple, green and gold—are perfect for adding some fashion-forward fun to your makeup or manicure. Why purple, green and gold? The official Mardi Gras colors date back to 1872, when King Rex selected them as a way to celebrate the guest of honor, Russian Grand Duke Alexis... Read More

‘The Bachelor’ Fashion: 5 Best Looks of ‘The Women Tell All’

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It's been a rocky road for the ladies on the latest season of The Bachelor, and last night's Women Tell All special made it clear that there is no love lost between Bachelor Juan Pablo and the women who didn't win his heart---in fact, most of the women made it clear that they'd definitely pass on the opportunity if he ever offered it again! But we're not here to rehash the drama. Let's talk about the best fashions of the night! Even though they didn't find their Prince Charming on The Bachelor, these... Read More

Mani-Cam Round-Up: Our 8 Fave Nail Looks from the Oscars Red Carpet

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It’s all about the details on Oscar night. We already shared the stars who wowed us with their gowns, hair and makeup, and now it’s time to celebrate those gorgeous manicures! Could your new favorite spring nail look be on the list? Lupita Nyong’o Just like her acceptance speech, Lupita’s custom pale blue Prada gown was total perfection—perfection that she somehow made more perfect with a light pink manicure, which enhanced the fresh, airy vibe of her look without overshadowing it. Take... Read More

Oscars Red Carpet Recap: The 7 Best Spring Trends We Spotted


As always, the 86th Oscars Red Carpet was awash with gorgeous gowns and stunning beauty looks, seen on Hollywood royalty and fresh-faced newcomers alike. And it should come as no surprise that many of the industry’s biggest stars were spot-on in the way they wore spring’s biggest fashion trends. Here are a few of our favorite of-the-moment looks from the night: Perfect in pastels: Lupita Nyong’o   She’s been our favorite all awards season long, and the Best Supporting Actress winner... Read More

And the Oscar for Best Dressed goes to…


With the Academy Awards less than 24 hours away, we reminisce about our favorite Oscar looks from years past. We can’t even begin to express how much we love this image from mediarundigital.co.uk. It’s so fun to look back at the past Oscar looks to see who went bold and made a statement, and who kept it classically chic. (And Diane Keaton was oh-so-perfectly Diane Keaton.) Who could forget Julia Roberts in her gorgeous black Valentino accepting her award for Erin Brockovich, or Hilary Swank with... Read More

Ellen at the Oscars


And the Oscar goes to… We all love scoping out the red carpet dresses and watching the celebs accept their awards, but one of the best parts of the Oscars is an amazing host. This is not Ellen’s first rodeo, and by rodeo we mean first time hosting the Oscars, this seasoned comedian is back to light up the stage of the 86th Academy Awards. This will be her second time as Oscar host since her debut in 2007. Expectations of Oscar hosts are always high, but Ellen couldn’t be more excited to take... Read More

Oscars Time! Tips on to How to Get Red-Carpet Ready

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Ahhh, awards season. Although some of the celebrities make it look so effortless as if they rolled out of bed onto the red-carpet #iwokeuplikethis – in reality, days of preparation go into the stars’ look before they unveil it for the Academy Awards. Here’s a guide to help you get red-carpet ready for your Oscars party this weekend, even if it’s just to roll out your own bathmat and take a #selfie. Sleep! The kind of bags that aren’t chic on the red carpet? Under eye bags. Get enough sleep... Read More

Lupita Nyongo’s Bold, Fresh Style (+ a Giveaway!)


Did you see the woman at the Golden Globes who quietly, effortlessly (and maybe accidentally) stole the show? Lupita Nyong'o climbed the steps with her winning co-stars of 12 Years a Slave and mesmerized millions of viewers without ever taking the mic. Behold the glowing skin, the beaming smile, the red dress: Lupita (we've obsessed over her so much, we feel like we're on a first name basis) was wrapping up her MFA from Yale's School of Drama when she was cast in 12 Years a Slave. Now, ONE role and... Read More

American Hustle Fashion by Style Profile

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“There was a new spirit in the clothes for American women in the late 1970s. They were enjoying new freedoms in fashion…” says style veteran—and American Hustle costume designer—Michael Wilkinson. That is exactly what we got in the Oscar-nominated American Hustle. With plunging necklines, gorgeous fur collared coats, and sequined dresses (that left little to the imagination), it’s no secret Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence got the better end of the wardrobe bargain. Pasties and Studio... Read More

How to Throw an Oscar Party

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Every February, my whole family has fun planning our annual Oscars party. Although I’d love to invite everyone, we’re limited by the physical space constraints of our house. Instead, I thought I’d share our family secrets on how to throw an Oscars party. Also seen here on Pretty Impressed! 1. Make your theme colors Black & Gold–plates, tablecloths and chargers. 2. Oscar statutes everywhere! Mine are just $1.70 each at WindyCityNovelties.com. Oddly, my order last year came with a complimentary... Read More

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