A*cute’s Picks: Oscars 2014

by Jackie

What’s better than watching the red carpet arrivals and gushing with your girlfriends? Doing it in sweats with a bottle of wine at hand because tomorrow is a snow day!

Here are my fave looks:

Kate Hudson

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Lupita Nyong'o

And, of course… the stunning Lupita Nyong’o; not only best dressed for tonight, but best dressed of this awards season.

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Celebration of Cool: British Mania

by Sherria

Idris Elba

This tall, dark and handsome actor is the epitome of cool. Known for his breakout role in HBO’s The Wire, Idris Elba has taken Hollywood by storm. Elba has also starred in blockbuster hits such as Daddy’s Little Girls and American Gangster along side Denzel Washington. Elba introduced us to his comedic side when he guest starred in NBC’s The Office in 2009. Idris has not only become a well-respected actor in Hollywood, he’s become a sexy symbol.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

You may know him as Keira Knightley’s husband in Love Actually. You may know him as Denzel Washington’s brother in American Gangster, or you may know him as friend and manager of Don Cheadle in Talk to Me. Often known as a supporting actor, Chitewel Ejiofor gives you a memorable performance in every movie. This British actor, of Nigerian descent has been acting since the age of 13. After getting a taste of Hollywood in his first major movie, Steven Spilberg’s Amistad, Ejiofor hasn’t looked back.

Okezie Morro

Trained at the London School of Music and Dramatic Art, this newcomer can be seen in the blockbuster hit, Red Tails. Released in January, Red Tails depicts a “A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard,” (IMDB RedTails). We love following the careers of new actors, so watch out for Okezie on the big screen.


A*cute looks: Katie Holmes

by Sherria

Katie Holmes at an Ann Taylor bash held at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood Photo credit: USmagazine.com

Get the look:

Try a longer pencil skirt for work hours. Trashy Diva Red Stretch Cotton Pencil Skirt (bluevelvetvintage.com, $42.99)

 

Where to buy (clockwise):

1) Leopard print wallet (Zara.com, $30)

2) Leopard mini messenger bag (Zara.com, $30)

3) Plain Jane leaopard satchel (ninewest.com, $70)

Big Winners at the Oscars

by Jackie

My favorite part of last night’s Oscars was the Lena Horne recognition. Not only do I admire the late actress because of her talent, beauty, and commitment to change Hollywood’s whitewashed ways, but I also adore her elegant style.  Though today’s red carpets seem to be lacking that gracefulness, Oprah, Sandra Bullock and Mila Kunis were the exception.

Oprah's shimmery black gown was truly beautiful and accentuated her shape.

Sandra Bullock's red number is classic and sexy.

Mila Kunis looks stunning in this sexy gown. I want one!

Who was your favorite? Vote for your Oscar Winner here!

Legendary Style Inspiration

by Sherria

Entertainers come and go, but there are some that make a lasting impact on the industry and in our hearts. Last night I started thinking about actresses that have been around for a while and continue to look incredibly gorgeous. Three actresses came to mind, Sandra Bullock, Jada Pinkett, and Penelope Cruz. After being put through a media circus when her husband publicly admitted to cheating, Sandra Bullock continues to rise above challenges and look timeless while doing it. Her makeup is always natural; making her look younger and flawless. Jada Pinkett, one of my favorite actresses in Hollywood, not necessarily for her movie roles, but for her ability to balance a career, a husband, and three beautiful children while staying true to herself despite criticisms. Ms. Pinkett continues to keep herself fit, which makes her petite frame look great in anything she wears. Last, but not least, Penelope Cruz. Despite her make-up endorsements, I still can’t get around her fabulous hair. I never even look at the make-up! Penelope’s hair shiny and bouncy hair is always gorgeous. As these living legends make their mark on the big-screen, they continue to be a style inspiration for me.

BEAUTY

Sandra Bullock

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