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On Sunday the 86th Academy Awards took place once again in Los Angeles, and all eyes were on the stars red carpet looks at this big time Hollywood event. Here are my pics for the 2014 Oscars best dressed (and a couple of worst dressed).
My ultimate favourite was definitely Kate Hudson! As soon as I saw this dress I was in love. Kate is such a beautiful woman and I adore her fashion style. This Atelier Versace gown fits her like a glove and the plunging neckline is super sexy & the subtle beading with the draped fabric cape makes it red carpet perfection // The “12 Years a Slave” Lupita Nyong’o stood out in a stunning pale blue Prada dress! She looked like a modern day Cinderella and just glowed in the flowing gown. When asked about the stunning dress, she replied: “I wanted to wear blue because blue reminds me of Nairobi” // Jennifer Lawrence once wowed in a red peplum Dior Couture gown. I love how she accessorised her dress with a back-drop diamond necklace. I think this dress suited her new short hair look very well too!
Charlize Theron in a sweeping black Dior dress. Simple but very elegant and loved the clear straps with the low back // Sandra Bullock looked like Hollywood Royalty in a navy blue Alexander McQueen gown // Cate Blanchett dazzled in her favourite designer Armani with a nude gown with silver beaded detail. When I first saw pictures of this dress I didn’t love it but it ended up growing on me and when I saw it on TV (instead of photo) I think it was just a beautiful sparkling gown and perfect for the Oscars // Emma Watson looked stunning in a black shimmering semi-sheer Vera Wang dress. I’ve read a lot of negative comments about her look but I personally just really liked this outfit, she looks modern, young but classic and grown-up at the same time.
Best dressed couples? Actor Matthew McConaughey, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his movie Dallas Buyers Club, made a superb entry with his stunning and gorgeous wife Camila Alves. Matthew opted for a black and white Dolce&Gabbana tuxedo while his model wife wore a beautiful Gabriela Cadena gown, Charlotte Olympia shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. One word to describe Camila Alves at the Oscars 2014 – Divine! // Pregnant Olivia Wilde looked sophisticated in a black Valentino gown and chic updo. Jason Sudeikis was best dressed man for me this year – loved his navy Prada suit!
Penelope rarely makes a fashion misstep but her powder pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture silk gown was not a winning look for me! I didn’t like the toga-like fit and there was so much fabric at the back making it really unflattering // The “Wolf of Wall Street” actress Margot Robbie looks a bit vampish in this black gown. I did actually really like the big black bow on the back and from other angles the dress is more flattering but I think with the very dark hair, heavy make up and dark lips it’s a bit too overpowering. A shame, I would have loved to have seen her in something bright or sparkling because she’s so stunning. I just don’t think this dress did much for her //Lady Gaga in Versace. I think the silver figure-hugging dress wasn’t that bad but it’s the combination with the lilac long scarf and hair & makeup styling // Anna Kendrick in J Mendel. With its floral patterned sheer detail, asymmetrical neckline, sporty sleeveless cut and thigh-high slit, this dress just had too much going on.
What did you think of the stars on the Oscars 2014 Red Carpet this year?
Today I am sharing a bit of postcode love for my old hood! I lived in Notting Hill for over 2 years and it is without a doubt one of my favourite areas in London. When a few weeks back I stumbled across the jewellery brand Whistle & Bango and I instantly fell in love with the concept of their postcode bangle collection. Whistle and Bango offer unique and beautiful designs celebrating their love of London. They currently sell bangles for the postcodes; SW6 – Fulham, SW3 – Chelsea, SW11 – Battersea, N1 – Islington, and of course the best postcode of all W11 – Notting Hill!
Notting Hill – W11 Bangle from Whistle & Bango £60 (link)
“The Jade green colour of the W11 bangle reflects the arty retro feel of Notting Hill and Portobello, the silver lining represents the development from the slums it was 50 years ago into the blooming happy place it is today.”
Another great thing is that for every bangle sold, £1 is donated to The Mother of Peace Charity to help the orphans in Zimbabwe!
Wearing the W11 Bangle here with my Tiffany & Co Heart Tag bracelet & Maison Miru Audrey Forever Love Bangle in Rose Gold (link). I love being able to share my love for Notting Hill like this with a piece of jewellery.
Would you like one of these bangles but they don’t offer your London postcode yet? Well you can vote for your postcode to be featured next HERE!
The neon trend was pretty massive last spring & summer but it’s a trend I’m secretly still loving! Wearing neon is not for the faint-hearted but it’s actually quite easy to wear if you just add a pop of neon to a basic outfit in the form of an accessory. I found this great neon yellow necklace on EBay and it’s such a fun bold statement piece. I love wearing it with a fluffy grey knit, classic denim shirt or a little white dress for a night out. When wearing a pop of neon like this, the idea is to keep the rest of your outfit pretty simple!
Neon Sevilla necklace from EBay for only £4.99 (link – but it’s now out of stock!) // Grey knit jumper from H&M // White tee underneath from ZARA // Leather biker leggings from ZARA // On my nails I’m wearing Kiss it Better from Clinique (review here)
What do you think of this pop of neon look, something you’d wear?
As you know I love a statement necklace but sometimes a delicate necklace is also a perfect way to accessorise an outfit. Here I am wearing my new lightning bolt silver pendant necklace from Maison Miru. They created this piece to wear as an everyday reminder that, in the words of Eames from Inception: “you mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” I love the concept behind this and the lightning bolt necklace is a fun, delicate yet bold statement accessory.
Eames Inspiration Pendant in Silver - £24 (link) Also available in gold. Rest out outfit: White silk shirt with pleated shoulders from ZARA // Burgundy waxed jeans from Gina Tricot (as seen here) // Watch by Michael Kors // Silver heart chain bracelet from Tiffany & Co // Gold Pyramid Stud Bracelet from Maison Miru (link) // Grey studded leather strap bracelet from street stall in NYC.
Also I just wanted to thank everyone that entered my recent Maison Miru Valentines Day giveaway. We had over 2450 entries and on Friday a lucky winner was chosen. Allison, huge congrats and I hope this makes your Valentines Day even better! For anyone that entered and didn’t win, remember that my exclusive 20% discount off of all Maison Miru jewels (if you use the following code at checkout: XOXOROZ) is still valid until February 14!
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re hitting the town with someone special, or you’re hanging out with your best girlfriends, a little bit of sparkle makes your day just that much brighter.
Today I have some inspiration from Maison Miru for you to add a bit of loveliness into your jewellery box. These pieces are a reminder that love is all around, today, tomorrow, on Valentine’s Day, and beyond.
- Caroline Captured Heart Pendant £32 (link). This rose gold beauty features a heart intersected with a oh-so-stylish cuff. It’s a classic piece that has a bit of an edge – it’s one part sweet and the other part sexy.
- Audrey Forever Love Bange £28 (link). A classic – and a much more affordable take on Cartier’s iconic Love bracelet. Comes in two colours; rose gold and silver.
- Rosalie Love Signature Bracelet £15 (link). Love is literally all around when you’re wearing this bracelet – and it looks beautiful on its own or stacked with other delicates. Comes in two colours: gold and silver.
And if you’re looking for that extra-special bit of sparkle for Valentine’s Day, do check out the full collection at www.maisonmiru.com. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece for a bit of glamour or delicate pieces for layering, you’ll find something beautiful to complete your look.
Best of all, you can get an exclusive 20% discount off of all Maison Miru jewels if you use the following code at checkout: XOXOROZ. This discount code is valid through February 14, but you’ll want to order by midnight on February 9 in order to have your items arrive by Valentine’s Day.
Also I haven’t forgotten – I promised you a giveaway, and here’s the details. I’m giving you a chance to win a Maison Miru jewellery set that includes all three of the love-inspired pieces (£75 worth of prizes!). To enter, you can JOIN the Maison Miru community, LIKE the Maison Miru Facebook Page, FOLLOW them on Twitter, TWEET about the giveaway, or leave a COMMENT below about what you’re loving right now (whether it’s a person, place, or thing)! This giveaway is for UK readers only (sorry to anyone abroad!).
One lucky winner will be chosen next Friday (7 Feb) GOOD LUCK :)