Academy Awards Best Dressed 2015

We are back with Oscars’ Best Dressed!  Let me set the scene for you… I am sitting here in my sweat pants and Sesame Street “All My Homies Are From the Streets” t-shirt (obviously it’s Allison bc the other two wouldn’t be caught dead in lame, mis matching pajamas) writing to you about the best dressed from last night’s Academy Awards…

EMILY’S BEST DRESSED

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Rosamund Pike

Everything about this look is DDG (Drop Dead Gorgeous).  I especially love the combo of the unexpected yet conservative neckline and the sexy maxi slit.  Kelly Osborn always comments that the way a dress fits can make or breaks a look.  This has always stuck with me.  As I started to pay attention to this, it has proven to be totally true.  This look is a perfect example.  The dress fits her perfectly and shows off her waistline.  Well done Rosie… I was a little worried after your last 2 looks. (Globes, SAG)

Scarlett Johansson 
ScarJo.  Wow!  DDG.  I just love how she made a statement and I love the color.   Now, I’m actually shocked this was one of my favorite looks.  The funny thing is that I don’t especially love the dress, the necklace, the hair on their own but the combo is perfection!  Here is another example of great tailoring.
Lupita Nyong’o 
What a show stopper! The detail is so beautiful. The back is so unique.  She looks amazing.
Honorable mention.  GP.  I loved the color, the fit and the one sleeve.  Come on… the flower is pretty

 ALLISON’S BEST DRESSED

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I have a feeling everyone is going to disagree with me.  I probably shouldn’t have told you about my sweatpants and Big Bird t-shirt at 12:30 in the afternoon… Anyways….

Gwyneth Paltrow

I have a soft spot for GP.  She really can do no wrong in my eyes.  She was at the gym bright and early this morning… even after a night at the Oscars!  #Dedicated #Badass.  I told her this morning that she looked absolutely gorgeous last night.  Like Emily said, love the soft pink, the one sleeve, the fit and the flower!

Emma Stone

As I look over my group text from last night, Patty and Caroline did not like Emma’s look.  Well, this girl (me) did.  I loved her hair, hair color, her make up, her lip color, the dress, the color of the dress, the bracelets, the open back, the matching shoes…. loved it!  I thought it was a color combo (dress and lipstick) that hasn’t really been seen on the red carpet!

Naomi Watts

At first, I didn’t even recognize her!  Loved the black and silver.  Loved that she took a risk!  I always love an edgy look!

Honorable Mention: Reese Witherspoon

The reason Reese got my honorable mention was because of her smile!  She was beaming and radiating happiness in this picture!!  Stunningly classic look for the evening.  She also posted a gorgeous picture of her on her Instagram too… Gorge.

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Photo Cred: Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram

 CAROLINE’S BEST DRESSED

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Reese Witherspoon

This girl can do no wrong. And that is why she is my number one pick. Seriously, I don’t think she has ever worn something that I didn’t love! She always goes with the classic, timeless, and elegant look. And this time was no different. It was exactly that – classic, timeless, and elegant!

Jennifer Lopez

I was totally shocked when I saw that this was the dress that Jennifer Lopez picked. I was expecting her to choose something skin-tight, but this gown made for a beautiful surprise. Elie Saab is the designer of this dress and he is my all-time favorite. So, it’s not all that surprising that one of his dresses ended up in my top choices, even if who is wearing the dress did surprise me. I think it’s exquisite.

Cate Blanchet

I gasped when I saw Cate. She is absolutely stunning and I think the black gown looked absolutely amazing on her. That turquoise necklace made for the perfect statement piece, being a pop of color that starkly contrasts the black gown and brings out her fiercely blue eyes.

 

Hope you all enjoyed our Best Dressed!!  The girls have been busy!  Emily just got back from her #Tardymoon to Australia, I have been busy with my production company (Lineage Entertainment Group), and Caroline has been busy with school and helping Mindy Weiss with all her amazing weddings and parties!  Until next time!  XOXO

Photo Cred: People.com

Universal Studios

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It was Hannah’s 21st birthday a couple days ago and we celebrated with donuts in the morning (the breakfast of champions!) and dinner and champagne at The Ivy, an iconic restaurant in LA. But, since it was during the week and we had classes, we didn’t have a whole lot of time to celebrate. So, we continued the celebration into the weekend and decided to go to Universal! I had never been before, but since I am such a huge fan of roller coasters, I could barely contain my excitement.

universal2We started off by taking a tour of the back lot, which was pretty cool! Tons of movies and tv shows have been filmed there throughout the years, so to see the sets in person was such a fun experience.

universal4^^Stage 44. My favorite movie this year and my favorite tv show right now both filmed in the same stage building.  On the right hand side is a city scape that they use in almost all of their films!

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universal8^^War of the World Airplane Crash Scene (That’s a real airplane that they destroyed!)

universal5^^parts of Jaws was filmed here!

universal6^^The Grinch was filmed here!

Then, we went on every single ride, only to stop for lunch at the famous Pink’s Hotdogs and to say hello to some characters along the way!

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universal13^^Lucy, from I Love Lucy, stopped us and said, “we should take a picture because it would be a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead!” She was too adorable to say no to. And how could we not stop for Homer and Marge?

universal14^^This guy was my favorite. Oh and that girl is too!

 

Hannah Banana, there are certain people in our lives who just make the world a better place and you are one of those people. Thank you for having the kindest soul, for always cracking me up, for being my family away from family, and for being my kindred spirit. I’m so lucky to be able to call you my best friend. Happy Birthday! I love you lots! xo

Top Picks from the Summer 2015 Show!

Hi everyone!  It’s good to be back blogging.  I’ve missed you!  I am currently writing to you all from snowy Boston.   Steve, Ivy & I escaped Nantucket before the crazy storm hit!  We were worried about getting stuck on the island.  Steve & I are leaving for our very belated honeymoon to Australia tomorrow and we didn’t want to risk missing our flight!  The storm on Nantucket was bad – lots of houses & businesses are still without power and there has been a lot of damage.  In Boston, there was a ton of snow but it was otherwise uneventful.  We took advantage of the snow day! Click here for a mini video!snow

A couple of weeks ago, Caroline, Patty & I went to NYC to order clothing for the Summer 2015 season!!  The collections look great and I’m excited about this upcoming season.  We saw a lot of white lace/crochet long dresses, lots of cut out details, lots of navy, and crop tops (which I am loving… it’s not looking too hoochie I promise).  The colors are softer, cooler and very pretty!

The most exciting news of this show was that we picked up a new clothing line – Rebecca Minkoff.  Her collection is perfect for the Milly & Grace Girl.  Pretty dress silhouettes in pretty colors! Here is my favorite dress:

summer1Don’t worry Rebecca Taylor, just because there is a new Rebecca in town we haven’t forgotten about you!  You always put together the most beautiful collection. summer2There is always a little leopard print in every collection!
summer3I love how this dress looks like a top and a skirt!  This cut out detail makes it.

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In search of the perfect white summer dress? Here it is! summer5

This pretty print mixed with this flirty silhouette makes this my top pick from Joie! summer6

You can always count on Splendid for making the perfect summer staples!summer7

This indigo maxi by Bella Dhal is so soft that you will want to wear this everyday!!summer8Here are my 2 favorite picks from Free People! summer9 summer10 Parker knocked it out of the “park” with their summer delivery!summer11 Parker started a party dress line called Parker Black Label and we love it!  We think that Parker makes the best beaded & sequin dresses for the best price.  Here are some of the dresses we ordered! summer12It’s time to start thinking about what you are wearing to your summer events!! summer13Here are a few new jewelry pieces we picked up!
summer14Season 6 is coming together!!!  I can’t wait!