The star-studded 2014 award season is coming to an end with the Oscars coming up this Sunday. Sure we love the movies, the actors, and the speeches. What we really love the most though is the glitz, the glam, and the fashion. The Oscars are known to be one of the best nights of Red Carpet Fashion of the year, where the men look dapper and the women look absolutely classy and fabulous. Being nominated for an Academy Award is the highest honor an actor could ever dream of receiving. The event in itself brings out the best in the entertainment industry, so there are no questions as to why everyone who attends will be looking their best.
In honor of the Oscars, we decided to take a look back at some of the best-dressed winners from the past 10 years.
In 2004, Charlize Theron looked absolutely flawless in her sparkly Gucci gown upon receiving the award for her role in Monster. The neutral color goes perfectly with her skin tone and the train was the perfect length to strut down the carpet in.
In 2005, Hilary Swank snagged the award for best actress in Million Dollar Baby, wearing Guy Laroche. Not many people can pull off the high neckline, but with the complimentary open back she had heads turning and people talking for days.
In 2006, Reese Witherspoon nailed it with her Vintage Dior gown. Not only did she “Walk the Line,” but she also walked her way onto every best-dressed list for that night. In our opinion, vintage never goes out of style, especially for an event like the Oscars.
In 2007, Helen Mirren kept it classy and fabulous in her Christian Lacroix gown. The pale, gold-beaded, custom-made piece fit her body like a glove. The neckline was able to enhance her beautiful smile as she claimed the award for her role in The Queen.
In 2008, Marion Cotillard looked like a beautiful modern-day mermaid in her Jean Paul Gaultier gown. White is a hard color to compliment, but the outlined fishtail fabric made it pop like no other dress before. Looking fabulous added to the amazing feeling of winning the award for her role in La Vie En Rose.
In 2009, Kate Winslet leaves everyone speechless in Atelier Yves Saint Laurent. Normally when it comes to these huge award shows, we prefer it when actresses don’t wear black, but this one shoulder satin-layered gown has us thinking otherwise. All we can say about this is, WOW. She won the best actress award for her role in the The Reader.
In 2010, Sandra Bullock won the esteemed best actress award for her role in The Blind Side wearing Marchesa. What better way to win an Oscar than looking like an Oscar itself? She looked absolutely beautiful with her straight hair, bold red lipstick, and minimal jewelry, all of which complimented the vintage beading on the dress. This quite possibly may be our favorite.
In 2011, Natalie Portman did not let pregnancy hold her back from looking stunning in Rodarte. The color choice was bold, but she pulled it off amazingly. The V neckline was able to shape her baby bump in all the right ways. She confidently walked down the carpet and then onto the stage to grab her award for her role in Black Swan.
In 2012, Meryl Streep was finally able to win an Academy Award for her role in The Iron Lady, where she wore a shiny gold gown by Lanvin. Remember how we said there was no better way to win an Oscar than looking like an Oscar itself? Well, we think Streep may have taken that notion a little too far with this one. The color of the dress does go well against her skin tone and she does look flawless, but this dress is not really one of our favorites. Iron Lady? More like the Goldmember!
To round things up, last year in 2013, Jennifer Lawrence not only won the award for best actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, but also the award for winning at life itself. She looked unbelievably breathtaking in the blush pink strapless Christian Dior gown. Although the large and heavy bottom may have caused her to take a tumble trying to claim her award, it didn’t matter because everyone was so taken back by how beautiful she looked. Her hair was pulled back perfectly to compliment the strapless nature of the dress and her makeup was flawless.
Anyone notice a trend in all the winner’s dresses? Aside from a few select standouts (Hilary Swank’s navy blue and Natalie Portman’s fuchsia) almost all of the winners wore a soft, neutral, often shimmery hue. Should this year’s nominees be taking note of this?! Whoever wins this year, I’m sure she will look absolutely stunning. Until then, we just really can’t wait to see what the Oscars will have in store for this wonderful night of Red Carpet fashion.
Hank Baskett, former NFL athlete and life-long gamer, will host the 1st annual Hank Baskett Celebrity Pro XP on Saturday, February 1st at the Crowne Plaza Time Square in New York City, host city of Super Bowl XLVIII. This event will provide an afternoon of live gaming with celebrities, athletes, and pro-gamers. Also, event goers will be able to see the work of The Griffin Gives Foundation, and how they use video games to help veterans, children, and those affected by debilitating diseases. With this event, Hank has found a way to creatively bridge the gap between fans and athletes by using video games to create the ultimate fans vs. athletes experience.
Through Baskett’s 5-year career as pro NFL athlete and his reality TV show celebrity status, he has developed a solid network of stars to attend the Celebrity Pro XP. Some athletes that will be in attendance include Torrey Smith and Ray Rice, current NFL Super Bowl Champions of the Baltimore Ravens, Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers power forward, Kyle Busch NASCAR extraordinaire, and so much more. These celebrities will face off against pro gamers in popular video games such as FIFA 2014, Need for Speed, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and more. The event will also include a live streaming broadcast and Google Plus on air Hangouts, where fans will be able to attend and participate online by watching a live broadcast from inside the event.
Well Hip Event followers, here is where the event really gets personal. Since the New York/New Jersey area is the host of this years Super Bowl event just one week away, our area is about to be hit by an abundance of diehard football fans and spectators. 400,000 people are expected to visit New York for the Super Bowl and 200,000 attendees will visit Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square alone. Super Bowl Sunday is considered a de facto American national holiday and it is happening in our backyard.
As passionate followers and participators of the entertainment and media industry, you know we are going to make our way to Hank’s Pro expo event in the city. A weekend like this only happens once a year and the opportunity to get caught up in the mayhem fist hand could be a once in a lifetime experience. Not only is Super Bowl Sunday just for those passionate football enthusiasts, but also a day for those who love the entertainment industry as much as we do. This event is sure to be the 1st of what could be known as the most significant pre Super Bowl Event out there.
Remember the event is open to the pubic and you’re invited. Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11am-3pm. The Crowne Plaza-Times Square, 1605 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019. Proceeds Benefit: The Griffin Gives Foundation www.griffingives.org
For Ticket Information or to RSVP, please contact i-g creative at RSVP@i-gcreative.com or call 267.455.0004
Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone! Game on.
Make these simple brown paper placemats for Thanksgiving dinner this year and have everyone read their list of things they’re grateful for before dinner! Don’t forget to set the scene; lighting candles brings warmth and adds that special something to holiday decor.
Everyone loves a little pumpkin around the holidays-make a special drink & enjoy with the family!
We’re loving this chic + casual Thanksgiving outfit. An oversized beanie would top this off nicely and a fitted leather jacket never goes out of style.
Don’t forget your camera to capture the memories. 1 picture says 1,000 words.
Amazing idea Alert!: Print your pictures, spray paint a piece of wood black and cut the picture to match the size of the wood. Using Mod podge coat the wood then lay the picture on top. Once it has dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. paint some eye hooks and use pretty ribbon as a hanger and voila; your memories are saved in a super cute original way.
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, Kidville Montclair is hosting a Grateful Holiday show with SONY children’s recording artist Eric WaldMan, stage name Bobby Beetcut. Eric recently put out a new album “Beetcut and the Magic Box” which he will be previewing as well as children’s classics for sing-a-longs at this feel good holiday show.
Family Roots Music is music parents can “plant” their kids into. Like good soil, these songs will help root kids in messages of confidence, health and universal values to help grow healthy, happy and balanced children.
WaldMan shares his thoughts on the album, “I have always intended to inspire people through music and I know my calling is to help bring families together. What an honor!”
“Beetcut and the Magic Box” is currently available on iTunes. For more information on Eric WaldMan visit www.HitPlayRecords.com. For further information on his newest endeavor as Bobby Beetcut visit www.Beetcut.com.
Also, don’t miss out on $100 off early registration for Winter with Kidville Montclair!
New semester starts the week of January 13th & they’re hosting a Limited Time Offer through December 7th for $100 off your first Winter 2014 class! Call (973) 826-0350 and mention this offer or enter promo code “SAVE100W” at checkout online!
Enroll in two or more classes by December 7th, and SAVE $100 on each additional class with our Multiple Class Discount.*
The fun continues at Kidville Montclair with trial classes! Register today by visiting Kidville Montclair‘s website or calling!