Monday Mood Board #16

Academy Awards turned 90 last night.   Here are the winning dresses of the evening in my opinion based on elegance, fit and one thrown in for her ability to carry it off with sheer style.

Allison Janney, Best Supporting Actress winner for I, Tonya,  wrapped up her award season dream run wearing Reem Acra.
Mira Sorvino in ROMONA KEVEŽA
Viola Davis in a sequined hot pink Michael Kors collection and a matching clutch.
Helen Mirren in a deep blue long sleeved column gown.
Laura Dern in a Calvin Klein By Appointment white gown with asymmetrical sleevees.
Jennifer Garner in ATELIER VERSACE
Kristin Cavallar in a soft cream Pamela Rolland chiffon grown paired with Neil J. Rodgers heels and an Edie Parker clutch. Also wearing H Stern jewels.
Taraji P. Henson in a black custom Vera Wang gown.  I wasn’t sure about this one but she managed to carry it off.  Sexy + elegant.  And the legs….

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Style – putting the Passion back into Fashion

fun & flirty
fun & flirty


Some of the new selections offer easy volume, nipped-in waists and are covered in things we all love to receive… + baubles!

haute couture
haute couture
Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham

The dresses may be feminine and fanciful but the footwear is surprisingly utilitarian.   If Mary Janes or Ballet Flats are not your thing, opt for wearing heels or ankle booties.

Kate Spade
Kate Spade

To enhance the glamour, try wearing your hair off the face or pulled back into a chignon.  Hopefully these dresses will sweep you off your feet!dresses5Bella-Thorne-2013-Dance-Awards-Las-Vegas-portrait-cropped-230x338

Gwyneth Paltrow wears Isabel Marant - look at the shoes!
Gwyneth Paltrow wears Isabel Marant – look at the shoes!