We're picking who we believe should win the golden statue at the 85th Academy Awards in less than two weeks. We're reminiscing about Oscar's past and what made a memorable statement. And for Friday Favorites we're sharing looks we'd wear on the red carpet to entertaining plans.
Best Movie: Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
Best Actress: I think Jessica Chastain will nab it, but Naomi Watts was awesome as well. ( I tossed over a dozen tissues after The Impossible.)
If I were interviewing celebs this year on the red carpet I'd slip into this gorgeous metallic gown from Marchesa. No reason a film star couldn't ask me who I'm wearing. It has enough cover in the front and full sleeves to be comfortable for hours getting soundbites from celebs, but then watch out when I turn my back on you. It's a dare to bare moment.
And of course, I'd need a wardrobe change for the after party when the dance floor would be beckoning. This sassy animal print dress is black tie appropriate, yet wouldn't impede me from getting my dance card filled with a spin from Hugh and dip from George.
Look back at Oscar's Past
So plenty of actresses have had cray-cray fashion moments on the red carpet, but I'm fond of the women who just seem happy in their own skin. Sharon Stone scored that twice in 1996 and 1998. Remember the black gap mock turtleneck that she grabbed from her closet and paired with a Giorgio Armani jacket and old skirt? And even better, two years later when she wore a crisp white shirt reportedly borrowed from her then husband's closet loosely tucked into a Vera Wang maxi skirt. That was confident and gorgeous. Probably wouldn't fly with the snarky fashion police now.
Best Picture: Argo
Best Original Screenplay: Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” from Skyfall
, music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
They say you should always dress for the job you want, and girl, if you've always dreamed of Oscar gold, why not just show up to the red carpet (aka your friend's party) dressed like a stunning academy award. With it's high-cut front and lacy design, there's also something about this dress that makes me feel very Vintage Hollywood, which is exactly what I would aim for if I was invited to the big event.
Look Back at Oscar's Past
Not everyone's crazy about award ceremonies. Sure, they can be long, boring, and not so fun if you go home empty handed, but they always throw in some much needed comic relief. In 2004 at the 76th Academy Awards, Will Ferrell and Jack Black came out to present an award and launched into the "play-off the stage" song that apparently has secret lyrics to push a rambling winner off the stage and move on with the show.
Best Picture: Lincoln
Best Dressed: Anne Hathaway
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain
Lights, Candy, Action Apron, $68 Etsy
Viewing parties are the best way to gather friends together and enjoy good food and the award shows. If you're the host, you still have to look your best, but get really into it by throwing on a festive apron. This unique and hand sewn apron is perfect to keep your Oscar inspired outfit clean from all your party preparations.
Look Back at Oscar's Past
Who could forget the Angeline Jolie infamous leg at last year's Oscars? Her leg became a phenomenon and even got it's own twitter account over it! The thigh high slit Versace dress started a mainstream trend that had every girl wanting to show off some skin.