We’re at the edges of our seats waiting for tonight’s Oscars to air, and one of the categories that we’re most looking forward to seeing is Costume Design. This year’s contenders are strong, and range from quirky and colorful to dark and fantastical. Which movie had your favorite costumes this year?
Grand Budapest Hotel The quirky worlds that Wes Anderson creates are definitely not typical, and obviously the costume design has to follow suit. Despite the time period, the colors used in costumes in Grand Budapest Hotel really bring the eccentric characters to life.
Into the Woods
Taking a play that’s set in a fantasy world almost ensures an over-the-top wardrobe, and Into the Woods did not fail to deliver. The costumes in the film were brimming with trimming!
Set in the 1970s, Inherent Vice follows a private detective who is definitely more laid back than most, and the fashion reflects the California sunshine groovy aesthetic of the time.
A different take on a Disney classic, the costumes in Malificent definitely dare to bring on the drama. From coiled horn-headpieces to feathered frocks, this movie embraced the fantasy in their design.
Mr. Turner is a period piece about an eccentric painter, and thus took care to make sure the world they created for the characters was as beautiful as the paintings Turner created.
We often look to the youth for the latest trends in style, beauty and entertainment. But how young are we talking here? These adorable toddlers are striking a pose, and taking the fashion world by storm. These tiny tots are dressed to impress, and adults can take a cue from their style too! These kids are chic beyond their years. Look at that layering!
The holidays are swiftly approaching which means that on top of buying gifts for everyone you adore, you’re also going to be stressing out about what to wear when you get to exchange these presents! And what about that holiday work party? You’ve got to dress to impress! These beautiful outfits will surely dazzle and delight this holiday season! The keys to the perfect holiday attire? A dash of sparkle and a hint of drama!
As we head into the holiday season, we want to start decorating with all of the seasonal accoutrements: snowflake, elves, menorahs, jolly Santas. But if you’re looking for a more transitional element that will easily take you from fall to winter, may we suggest the pine cone? Pine cones have the perfect amount of autumn brown, while also symbolizing that iconic seasonal tree! Check out these DIYs using pine cones that are sure to get your home trimmed for the holidays!
As we approach the holiday hosting season and the invites for holiday parties start pouring in, questions start to swirl around our head. Should I bring a gift? Should I arrive early? What spoon goes with which dish? And other inquiries of etiquette that only seem to arise around this time of year. Fret not! We have some tips to make you the best guest at the party! And if you’re hosting? Check out our tips on how to be the Host with the Most!
Offer to help! If you see your host struggling, and even if you don’t, offer to lend a hand in the kitchen. It will be greatly appreciated by the person hosting, and the hungry crowd outside of the kitchen.
Bring a small token of appreciation. Whether it’s a bottle of wine or a gift you made yourself, a small something never goes unnoticed! You can even offer to bring one of the courses to make the party even easier on the host!
Be Punctual. Don’t be late! Especially if you happen to be bringing the appetizers!
Power through. Unless you’re allergic, don’t fuss over a food you may not like. Although it may be a bit challenging if you have certain food gripes, the person who made it put love and effort into each bite, and that’s the best ingredient of all!
Burlap and rich autumn colors are favorites of the season. Adding them instantly adds fall flavor to your table, and we’re not talking cinnamon.
Go for the gold with this fall tablescape, and easily transition into winter by switching out a few seasonal elements!
Chillier weather means the outdoor parties of summer head inside, but not if you prepare with blankets and pillows!
Instantly add warmth to your table by, well, adding warmth. A cluster of candles will instantly add a cozy feeling to your surroundings.
Embrace the harvest season with some harvest-themed decor!
October was full of fantastic DIYs that were perfect for Halloween! And the day is still young, which means you still have time to create these beyond incredible DIYs! So what are you waiting for? Head to M&J Trimming, grab your last-minute supplies and get your costume ready for a night of tricks and treats!Leave it to Studio DIY to create the cutest costume using the basic supplies!
Lauren Conrad’s mermaid costume looks so beautiful, especially with the addition of real seashells!
Celebrate Halloween in seasonal style with these glittered candy-corn champagne bottles from Miss Kris Turner.
Get digital with the emoji-inspired costumes from Brit + Co!
Myths and fantastic creatures were often used to explain the unexplainable. While modern science has unraveled many of the mysteries that once puzzled our ancestors, it’s fun to step back in time to an era where mythical beasts roamed in the dark shadows, and mystical magic could be summoned for good and evil, especially around Halloween! During Halloween we can pay homage to these characters by translating their signature looks into costumes that are out of this realm. Take a look at these breathtaking examples of myths made modern!
When it comes to patterns for the home, polka dots aren’t a very common pick. Floral, stripes and other geometric patterns take the stage, while polka dots are often thrown in as an exciting accent. And while we love all patterns equally, from herringbone to zebra print, we want to show a little extra love to polka dots this week because we think it puts the fun in functional!
If you don’t know if you can handle polka dots, why don’t you just sleep on it for a few nights.
Brave decorators use wallpaper. Only the bravest us polka dot wallpaper.
Play with patterns by adding contrasting styles to one room. It’s an easy way to add movement and I interest to your room.
Be bold with different patterns AND contrasting colors.
Play up the playful side of polka dots by mixing them with pastels.