Oscars 2014 Best Dressed

It was the year of the metallic and pastels gowns, but no matter the color the confidence and talent that took the red carpet was enough to stun us all.

Not only were there a wide array of hair and makeup at this year’s Oscars, but the styling was very diverse as well. The off-the-runway trends paired with everything from gold to silver jewelry and flowing to structure hairstyles had us on our toes the entire time. Here are some of our favorites from the runway that shared their confidence as well as style on the red carpet.

Lupita

This has been the year of Lupita Nyong’o. She seems to have taken the cake at every award show this season and the Oscars were no exception. Gracing the red carpet in a flowing powder blue gown custom made by Prada, Lupita accessorized with a beautiful headband and a confidence that was radiant to all.

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Her third Oscar nomination and Jennifer Lawrence has yet to fail us on the red carpet. Simplicity and uniqueness come to mind when complimenting her style. Wearing a stunning Dior gown and her trendsetting backwards necklace, Lawrence strikes an elegant pose.

Chrissy

Chrissy Teigen took the red carpet in a Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 gown. In a strapless and elegantly styled black gown with pink printed flowers, she took the carpet looking chic and effortless and landed among our best dressed. John Legend as her arm candy didn’t hurt either.

Kate

Kate Hudson looked flawless as she took the red carpet in a stunning Atelier Versace gown. The caped number accompanied by her subtle silver jewelry and matching clutch was the perfect way to make a statement at this year’s Oscars. As a present, Kate’s gorgeous hair and subtle yet stunning makeup looked amazing all throughout the night.

Kerry

To no surprise, Kerry Washington took home one of our favorite looks of the night. Sporting a gorgeous mauve Jason Wu gown accompanied by a perfectly paired shoe and diamond bangles, she had everything pulled together perfectly. Add to that a plum lipstick and windswept hair and you’ve got yourself the recipe for a perfect red carpet look.

Camilla

Camilla Alves kept the pastel trend alive in her gorgeous Versace gown. With a pale pink and a clutch to match, what really put her over the top was her amazing hair and makeup. Styled in a naked lip that matched her soft gown, Camilla looked flawless as she joined Matthew McConaughey on the red carpet.

Sandra

Sandra Bullock brought a timeless and classic look to the red carpet as she flaunted her elegant and flawless style. Going against this year’s trends in a standout navy Alexander McQueen gown, Sandra paired her stunning gown with unique Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewelry for a perfect and show-stopping look.

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

Golden Globes 2014 Best Dressed

Ahh- award season is here, the Golden Globes being a perfect start. Whether you are pleased with the winners or a little disappointed that your favorites didn’t get a globe this year one thing is for sure “oohing” & “ahhing” over the red-carpet styles is a must.

The Winners for Best Dressed goes too…

For starters the always-hilarious Tina Fey & Amy Poehler looked amazing, Tina wearing Carolina Herrera & Amy in Stella McCartney.

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Zooey Daschanel in Oscar de la Renta takes us back to another era; from the beaded gown to the accessories is vintage perfection.

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Caitlin FitzGerald in Emelia Wickstead. The cut and color of this dress definitely stands out from the rest along with the pop of orange in her heels gives her a modern and flirty look.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani, this gown is flawless. The shoulder details and all over lace make for a slightly avant-garde and classy look.

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Emma Roberts in a very sophisticated Lanvin gown. The cut of this dress was perfection from the neckline to the flared bottom paired with turquoise earrings finished off the look.

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Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta, the details in the dress are adorable and the slight high-low cut and gives her an elegant ball gown appeal.

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We hope you all enjoyed watching and are left feeling inspired. Share with us your favorite looks of the night just below!

Written by: Sydney Cologie dream “job” is doing PR for a fashion magazine or retail company. She enjoy reading my horoscope and am often spilling hot coffee on myself. Inspired by city life, swing sets, and oversized sweaters the world is her oyster. Making up new words & watching cartoons are just a few of her favorite pastimes along with buying unnecessary calendars and dreaming of owning a kitten.

Hollywood Barhopping

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On typical weekend tourists drawn by bright lights and flashy cars, flock to the Hollywood strip hoping to experience what some might describe as a night in Vegas – new friends, lots of drinks and great music. While the idea of such a night may cross the mind of native Angeleno’s, sometime a sweaty room, slippery dance floor and abrasive bouncers is not the ideal night. Instead, a warm atmosphere, soft music, and a great conversation is all the mind craves – that and a drink.

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The Pikey Cafe & Bar

Open nightly until 2am, The Pikey Cafe & Bar is a fun, quaint venue for friends to chat and grab a tasty bite to eat. Speaking of food, for those healthy eaters, The Pikey Cafe & Bar “only serves organic, local, farm produce, free range, cruelty-free meat and chicken.” Here, you can enjoy a night on the town with friends and maintain your healthy lifestyle!

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33 Taps

Perfect for the avid sports fan, 33 Taps, open daily from 11:30am to 2:00am, has countless flat screen televisions, providing patrons with the full sports bar experience – ESPN, FOX Sports and more! Named “33 Taps” because it carries 33 unique draft beers, on arrival grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a nice cold beer – all your beer choices are on display in the main dinning room.

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Lola’s

The perfect Friday night date spot. With a dimly lite atmosphere, Lola’s creates an intimate environment for girls and guys to exchange sweet nothings and deep ideas. Home of the Apple Martini, Lola’s offers the best treats on their happy hour menu! Sadly, they are currently closed for renovations but be on the look out for their return – back and better than ever!

25 Degrees

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On any given night in Los Angeles or Bangkok, you can always count on 25 Degrees to satisfy your after-hours appetite, which for many requires a tasty burger and crispy french fries.

At the base of Hollywood’s luxurious Roosevelt Hotel you will find this chic eatery playing funky tunes, and its staff members pleasantly greeting patrons with smiles and a menu that will knock your socks off.

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From 3pm to 6pm their daily happy hour draws in a crowd – serving beer, wine and well cocktails are served for the low prices of $4 to $6, french fries and onion rings for just $2 (they even have sweet potato fries for those who prefer a healthy option).

Tuna

For the grand finally have a burger! 25 Degrees host 4 different of burgers: number one, two, three and number four. #4 is a #UBlushApproved favorite – just imagine a yellowfin tuna patty stacked with butter lettuce, crispy fired onions and spicy aioli sauce! It’s simply delicious!

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Like any burger joint, shakes are a must, but wait, 25 Degrees offered milkshakes palatable to the taste buds of adults 21 & up – Spiked Shakes! As salted caramel is the new craze in the world of gelato and ice cream, there’s no question as to why a Salty Caramel shake – made up of maker’s mark, butterscotch, vanilla ice cream and Hawaiian red sea salt – makes the cut.

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Cleverly named after a temperature that distinguishes the difference between a raw and “well-done” burger, it’s no wonder each burger is cooked to perfection. If your prefer something a bit more simplistic or inventive check out their “Create Your Own” section of the menu and build a customized burger just for you!

Pink’s Hot Dogs

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The Big Mac is to McDonald’s as Pink’s Hot Dogs is to the city of Los Angeles! Summer nights are best spent busting random missions to your favorite late night hot spots. Open until 2am Sunday thur Thursday and 3am Friday’s and Saturday’s, this SoCal landmark provides an overwhelmingly delicious late night snack, an American BBQ staple – the Hot Dog!

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Founded in 1939, Pink’s serves over 30 different hot dogs, amongst them some patron favorites are, the Lord of the Rings, the infamous Chilli Dog and the Veggie Dog for non-meat eaters. Chilli cheese fries and Onion rings are menu options you won’t want to pass up!

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Located on the corner of La Brea and Melrose, it’s the perfect arena for a native Angeleno or tourist to get taste of the Hollywood’s finest. As Melrose is laced with cute boutique shops, filled with one of a kind designs, often create by local Los Angeles stylista’s and fashionisto’s – chow down on a savory meal and take stroll down the street to pick up something new and haute!

A family owned establishment, where the line often wraps around the corner there is no doubt that Pink’s Hot Dogs are the best in the city, if not in state or nation. Now expanded to ten locations, including Las Vegas, San Diego, Ohio and more, what started out as a simple hot dog stand has developed into an enterprise!

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