The Oscar Fashion Rundown: 11 Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks

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My assistant editor and I chatted about the Oscars fashion this morning over coffee. Our main takeaway from this awards season? One big fat yawn.

There was nothing truly remarkable that stood out at the Oscars. Sure, the massive pink cloud Rihanna wore to the Grammys was divisive, but it was, at the very least, a look. This year, the Oscars were very nude, very tight and very boring. No one really knocked it out of the park, and no one failed tremendously. (Also, where were the rest of the movie stars? Clooney? Jennifer Lawrence? Angelina?) Still, there were some small standouts in an otherwise lackluster field.

See our best and worst here.

Bradley Cooper’s Mom Got Her Oscars Earrings at This Abington Boutique

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Image via abc.go.com

J.K. Simmons, we hate to admit it, but Bradley Cooper one-upped you last night. While you were imploring the Oscar audience to call their moms, local boy Cooper was already sitting right next to his mom, who just happens to be his usual awards-show date.

His mom, local resident Gloria Cooper, looked stunning in a black and teal embellished gown, which she complemented with a smattering of sparkly accessories. Of the baubles, her gorgeous statement earrings were a recent buy from Abington boutique Artware. Yep, that means you can go buy a pair for yourself. Read more »

Market Report: Is This the Most Bizarre Grammys Look Ever?

  • Traditionally, the Grammy Awards are a gold mine for weird fashion (think: JT and Britney’s denim-on-denim ensembles), but Joy Villa’s look from last night might reign supreme.  [Pop Crush]
  • Okay, this Vine star’s striped shaved legs were pretty bizarre, too. [Refinery29]
  • Huh? The brains behind Current/Elliott are teaming up with Old Navy as style ambassadors. [WWD]

Up next: The super-easy mascara trick that negates the need for eyeliner.

Bradley Cooper Was Dressed Like a Slob on the Red Carpet

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Our sister blog Ticket just alerted us to the travesty that is Bradley Cooper’s most recent red carpet look. Rarely do we make a fuss about red carpet looks over at Shoppist—I mean, everyone is just so boring these days—but for this, we had to make an exception. Bradley, sweet, sweet Bradley, where was Suki Waterhouse to give you a little sartorial direction? Or at least a clean shirt?

Click here for the scoop on this rough look.

Market Report: All About Oscars! Fashion, Beauty, Accessories and Behind-the-Scenes Details

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  • Welcome to another week, Shoppists! Let’s dive into last night’s Oscars, shall we? First up, the fashion! The good: Lupita Nyong’o looked smashing, as did Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lawrence. The bad: Anna Kendrick (way too much going on there, girl) and—shockingly—Kerry Washington.  [The Cut]
  • GIF alert: Jennifer Lawrence fell … again. (And almost took another girl down with her!) [Huffington Post]
  • Guess which star wore eyeliner on her lips? Plus, these are the exact brands and names of the best lipsticks worn on the red carpet, from Lupita’s coral-pink lips to Kerry’s plum pout. [Glamour]

More Oscars fun ahead!

You Need To See These Famous Red Carpet Looks—On Kids

Today at Shoppist HQ, we can’t get enough of these children posing as celebrities on the red carpet. The company behind the photos, Toddlewood, works with a team of designers, producers, and hair and makeup artists to create miniaturized versions of lauded looks from recent award shows. The idea sounds a little creepy in theory, but once you see how spot-on these recreations are, you’ll share our glee (or you’ll still think it’s creepy; we don’t know your life). Either way, here are six of our favorite looks from the 2014 Golden Globes (honorable mention goes to this Adele look-a-like from the 2013 Grammys)—cue squeals. If you want more, just wait a few weeks, when Toddlewood will surely recreate looks from the Grammys. (We can already see this look getting the tot treatment.) So you decide: cute or creepy?

Mini Jennifer Lawrence and Tina Fey, coming right up!

Market Report: The Best, Worst And Most Terrifying Grammys Looks

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  • Welcome to another (cold) Monday, Shoppists! Did you catch the Grammys last night? It was a boring relatively tame affair, with nary a giant egg, papal date or Terminator sleeve in sight. Is the music industry going soft? Here’s your roundup of the best looks (Taylor Swift, Rita Ora) and the worst (Katy Perry’s craft project, Pharrell’s hat). [People]
  • Speaking of Pharrell’s hat, it’s now become a meme and it has its own Twitter account, because the world has too much time on its hands.  [New York Daily News]
  • These are the most terrifying nails ever. Thanks, Lorde. [Huffington Post]

Okay, let’s move on from the Grammys now.

Market Report: The Best And Worst—And Craziest—Golden Globes Looks

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  • Well, hello there, Shoppists! Welcome to another week. Let’s kick things off with a look at what everyone wore to last night’s Golden Globes.  The good (Cate Blanchett! Lupita Nyong’o! Everyone who was pregnant!), the bad (Kate Beckinsale, yawn) and the ugly (Paula Patton being eaten alive by her dress). [Fashionista]
  • And here is the Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globes Dress meme. [Huffington Post]
  • High-Fashion Etiquette: Say you’ve been invited to an awards show, and you ask a designer to custom-make you a dress. Well, what happens if they make you something and you absolutely hate it? Awkward. [New York Times]

More fun stuff ahead!