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

Jennifer Lawrence: Why She’s the Coolest Actress in Hollywood Right Now

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Jennifer Lawrence. We’ll be the first to admit it – we have a major girl crush on this all-around awesome celeb. What’s not to love? She’s witty, comfortable with herself, and she’s totally killing it right now. Here are just a few reasons why we’re obsessed with J-Law: Jennifer Lawrence has real-life moments during glamorous occasions, like falling up the stairs when going to accept an Oscar:    Or opening mints during a press conference:     While some stars would be... Read More

Drew’s Mismatched Mani

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As the mother-to-be shows off her new book, Find It in Everything, we couldn’t help but notice the adorable manicure she donned at one of her book signings. The book is a collection of Barrymore’s photography that illustrates hidden heart shapes in everyday scenery—a theme she carried over to her adorable mismatched mani. All we can say is thanks for sharing the love, Drew! How do you feel about mismatching your mani?   Images: Getty

New York Fashion Week Necessities


NYFW is a whirlwind of fashion shows, events, meetings, deadlines--it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Be prepared with these must-haves! 1.)    Mini hairspray: Cold weather means static is at an all-time high. Use hairspray to tame those fly-aways, so you don’t appear as crazy as your schedule. 2.)    Emergen-C or some other type of cold-fighter: During all the activity, it’s important to take care of yourself. 3.)    A stack of business cards & the ever-present, always handy Starbucks... Read More

Beauty Color Trend from Fall Fashion Week

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As Pantone recently announced, “Sangria” is one of the top ten hot colors for NYFW designers at the Fall 2014 shows. We love how this deep berry/wine color not only graces the gorgeous collections, but translates through beauty trends as well! Nails: Trina Turk Fall 2014  (Color Pictured – Julep Evelyn) Lips: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014 Eyes: BCBG Max Azria Fall 2014

Sizzle! Peter Pilotto for Target


If you weren’t up at 8am this past Sunday ready for a fashionista fight at your local Target, or sitting up in bed frantically refreshing your browser for the sale to begin—don’t worry. You’re not behind the times (yet!). The Peter Pilotto for Target collection launched on Sunday, February 9th, and word on the street is to buy quickly. Many stores have cleaned out racks, and several items are already reading ‘sold out’ online. Target is known these days for bringing in unique and fashion-forward... Read More

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