Two Teens And Their Mama: All Glammed Up And No Place To Go

Friday, February 20, 2015

All Glammed Up And No Place To Go


The Style Me Bloggers are back today sharing our glamorous Oscar looks - hair, makeup and gowns.  I have two things to say about this subject:

-I am many things, but nobody has ever called me glamorous.  Cute, maybe - but glamorous, no.  If I was ever invited to the Academy Awards, some poor stylist would have their work cut out for them.

-Up until Wednesday, I didn't realize the Oscar's were this weekend.  I very rarely watch the actual show since I usually haven't seen any of the movies that are nominated.  I do, however, always catch the red carpet to see the gorgeous gowns the stars are wearing.

Every year, my aunt and her friends head to Las Vegas for Oscar weekend. They rent a huge suite, wear over the top dresses from the thrift store, and have a big party.  I asked her to send me a picture from last year, but apparently photos aren't allowed!  Maybe I'll plan something like that one of these days.

In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite Oscar looks from years past.

Vivien Leigh won the Best Actress Oscar in 1939 for Gone With The Wind. Her silk Irene Gibbons floral print gown was soft and flowy, and the exact opposite of the restrictive costumes she had to wear during filming.



Ahhh...Grace Kelly.  She looked beautiful in everything, but I really love this satin Edith Head gown she wore to the Oscars in 1955.



The sixties were all about Elizabeth Taylor, but my favorite look is this yellow, spaghetti strap sheath dress that Julie Andrews wore in 1964.  Her hair, makeup and accessories are perfect. 



I'm passing right through the 70's, because it's my least favorite fashion decade.  How about Cher in Bob Mackie's sheer gown in 1988?  If I had a body like hers, I'd show it off too.  Well, probably not, but it's fun to think about.



Helen Hunt wore this beautiful satin column dress by Tom Ford for Gucci when she won the Oscar in 1998 for As Good As It Gets.  Such a pretty color and I love the wrap.



Julia Roberts looked beautiful in 2001 in this velvet and satin Valentino dress from his vintage collection.



My very favorite Oscar dress was worn last year by Cate Blanchett.  Her Armani Prive nude gown was stunning.  It was sprinkled with swarovski crystal appliques, and she sparkled every time she moved.  The silhouette was perfect for her, and I loved the sheer cap sleeves.

I can't wait to see what the stars wear this Sunday.  Could somebody let me know who wins the awards?

Be sure to check out the other Style Me Bloggers today, and link up with us below!



40 comments:

  1. LOVE that Cate Blanchett dress, so so beautiful!
    I love that your aunt and her friends do that every year, it sounds like so much fun

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    1. I know - I keep trying to get invited!

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  2. I love the Red Carpet shows to and then on Mondays I love Fashion Police. I will miss Joan Rivers! These dresses are beautiful!

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    1. I miss Joan Rivers so much. I would love to put on one of these dresses just for fun!

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  3. Cher's dress was just crazy! Definitely an Oscar moment to remember!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  4. Some of these dresses are really pretty!

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  5. This was such a fun read. Thank you for the trip down memory lane and especially for including Julie Andrews. She did look fabulous and I just love her and the musicals she made are some of my favorites. {especially The Sound of Music}

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    1. Me too - I think she's so lovely, and The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins are two of my favorite movies ever.

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  6. Enjoyed reading your take on our link-up. You highlighted dresses from some of the most glamorous gals. I love Cate's dress, too. It will be sad, like Rena said, to not have Joan Rivers' review of the red carpet fashion this year.

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  7. I also loved that Cate Blanchett look. Also, I request an invite to your party.

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    1. You are already at the top of my list!

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  8. I can't wait to see what the stars have to offer this weekend!!!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  9. I love your aunt's attitude and gusto. I want to go and hang out with her.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. She's so much fun! One of these days I'm going to head to Vegas and crash their party.

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  10. I haven't seen most of the nominated movies this year either but I always get together with my friends to watch the red carpet and awards show. I love old movies so I'm so glad you picked all of these glamorous red carpet looks from years past! Hope you are having a great weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Hope you had fun watching the Oscars with your friends!

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  11. What a great walk down memory lane! Cher's taste hasn't improved, either.

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  12. You have inspired me to watch the academy awards this year! Thanks for the fun glimpse of these dresses - I have to say I am glad long gloves are no longer in fashion! I don't even like wearing gloves when it is cold :)

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    1. The gloves seem like they would be very awkward, don't they?

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  13. I never watch the Academy Awards either... I like seeing some of the dresses but I usually see them later on in an after show or on the cover of a magazine... I really like that dress that Cate Blanchett wore... I love sparkles xox

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    1. I love sparkles too. It was fun to see the dresses tonight, but none of them really wowed me.

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  14. I'm not a huge movie goer, but I adore watching the Oscars for the fashion. From absurd all the way to gorgeous, it's always so entertaining.

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    1. I totally agree - it's always entertaining!

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  15. I love the classic and lady like style of the 50s and 60s. What has happened to modesty and real beauty? I hope it returns ! Gorgeous dresses! Love Julie Andrews! Susan

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    1. Yes, hopefully we will come back around to that. I love Julie Andrews too!

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  16. Lovely post - almost all my Hollywood glam girls! I'm also so exited to see Oscar tonight ... my color pallet set and ready to go... will be sketching as they will arrived... hopefully sharing the best on IG tomorrow :)

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  17. I love your take in this topic! I remember many of the dresses you showed, the pale blue one in Helen Hunt in particular.

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    1. What has happened to Helen Hunt? I never see her anymore, and she's one of my favorites!

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  18. Ah Grace Kelly! So classy! so the opposite of Cher! lol!

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  19. I wouldn't wear that Cher dress! But I don't have her body, of course.
    I can pull off glamorous maybe twice in a lifetime! My dream is to wear a fuschia or maroon gown. And then matching lips and lush hair. Oh yes!

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    1. Ooh, I like the idea of a fuschia dress. I'm pretty sure I've never been glamorous - but maybe my time will come!

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  20. I totally agree about the looks (above) by Kate Blanchet and Julia Roberts. Those 2 gowns are definitely gorgeous and memorable. =) I am glad you had this link-up.

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    1. It would be fun to wear a gorgeous dress like that someday!

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