Dream Oscar Red Carpet Outfits

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony is coming up tomorrow, Sunday February 28th. The Oscars is one of our favorite events of the year and one of the best parts is watching the gorgeous looks on the red carpet. That got us thinking. If we could attend and brush elbows with celebrities on the red carpet what would our dream outfits be. Check them out below and share your ideas in the comments.

Kiana’s Dream Red Carpet Look

My dream red carpet ensemble would be heavily inspired by one of my favorite decades: the 1930s. The dress itself would be a hand-sewn, bias-cut, silk charmeuse, floor-length gown. Asymmetrical neckline. A-line skirt with a clutch of draping. Set-in waist. A rich teal color. The shoes would be Italian-made leather, metallic gold d’Orsay pumps with leather soles. The handbag would be a vintage Whiting and Davis gold mesh evening bag. The jewelry would be vintage Tiffany & Co. An Art Deco bangle and long, drop earrings both in yellow gold and diamonds. And, finally, the piece de resistance… The entire ensemble would be topped off by a white mink caplet.

Kianas Oscar Outfit

Devin’s Dream Red Carpet Look

If I was lucky enough to be walking the red carpet I think I would want to wear my favorite emerald green, such as used in this gorgeous beaded cap sleeve gown by Elie Saab. For accessories I’ve paired it with Christian Louboutin crystal peep toe slingbacks, an opal and Swarovski crystal embroidered clutch by¬†Marchesa, and black opal and diamond earrings from Tiffanys.

Devins Oscar outfit

What would your dream ensemble be? For a little inspiration check out this fun infographic by¬†mediarundigital.co.uk of all the best actress winner’s dresses from 1929 through 2014.

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Big Screen Classics: The Maltese Falcon

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Due to several weeks of business trips, sickness in both houses and endless work we were seriously over due for a BFF date. Luckily TCM and Fathom Events came to the rescue with the 75th anniversary screening of The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. This has long been one of my favorite film noir detective movies. It’s got all the classic twists and turns of a great mystery played by an all star cast.

The Maltese Falcon (1941) – A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

I don’t want to spoil the plot for anyone who hasn’t seen it so I won’t go into details. Suffice it to say be prepared for misdirection, double crosses and lots of pithy one liners. An all around good time.

Some interesting trivia we learned regarding the film:

  • This was John Huston’s directorial debut (he was also the screenwriter).
  • Though this is the third film adaptation of the book by Dashiell Hammett it is widely considered the best.
  • Sydney Greenstreet makes his film debut playing Kasper Gutman in this movie at the age of 62. He would go on to be one of the most famous character actors in the Warner Brothers stable.
  • Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet would go on to act together in 9 films, including Casablanca and Passage to Marseille where they once again team up with Humphrey Bogart.
  • Nominated for Best Picture at the 1942 Academy Awards.

I would highly recommend catching this film in the theaters if you can. Encore showings are this Wednesday, February 24th. Get all the details on Fathom Events.

And just for fun, here we are doing our best serious, brooding, film noir faces. Clearly we need a little more practice.

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