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Ms. Hathaway's dress is really all the jewelry she needs, as the dress IS the jewelry!
However, I think these edgy earrings would add a fun
touch to the glitzy fashion -
what do you think?
sterling silver mod earrings $80.00
Next is Cate Blanchett:
Cate Blanchett at the 2014 Oscars
found on www.indianexpress.com
Ms. Blanchett's gown is very tastefully done -
I love the sheer but not see-thru illusion.
Wouldn't these lace peep toe shoes look gorgeous with it?
champagne lace heels $63.00
Here's another gown where the gown itself
is all the jewelry needed!
Nicole Kidman, found on www.today.com
I am not so fond of the bra-look bodice,
but I love the rest of this beaded column dress!
I think these sling back heels, with a touch of neutral
color, would look pretty peeking out
from underneath Ms. Kidman's gown
to accentuate all that gorgeous beading:
Carlos Santana sling back snakeskin leather heels $19.00
Nina Dobrev sparkles in this dress:
Nina Dobrev at Awards 2010
found on jenniferfabulous.blogspot.com
back view of Nina Dobrev's Awards dress, 2010
found on www.thecelebritydresses.us
Her lacy diamond earrings are perfect.
I hate how her shoes don't fit!!
Plus, in the 1st photo, they appear to be an odd yellowish color. I think these 1980's vintage shoes would compliment her ensemble better:
1980s satin shoes with beaded flower spray accent $4.00
- no that's not a typo! But these vintage shoes need a little work on them.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again -
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a beautiful woman
who dresses in beautiful clothes!
Catherine Zeta-Jones Oscars dress
found on www.dhgate.com
I think this is a fairy-tale dress!
Wouldn't these be fun,
peeking out from under her gown every-so-often?
gold studded and blue 3inch heels $50.00
Next we have Taylor Swift wearing golden sparkles -
Taylor Swift at the 2011 American Music Awards
found on blog.asiantown.net
I think the neck-arm area is a bit too bare.
It looks as if Ms. Swift's gown is being pulled down...
She needs this airy beaded necklace!
moonlight and lace beaded collar pdf for $5.00
Not only do I think it would compliment
and improve Ms. Swift's ensemble,
this is for a pattern that you can bead yourself!
So, you could change the color or shape of the beads
to fit your outfit!
Gillian Anderson found on www.thexfileshunt.blogspot.com
Ms. Anderson's dress has a lot going for it,
but I think she has missed the mark with her accessories.
I think she needs a statement necklace to offset the subtle fabric design and simple lines of this dress.
golden cluster crystal necklace $24.00
I think this stunning statement necklace would really bring out the gold tones from her gown.
What do you think?
I also like this bold Art Deco style necklace:
Art Deco style metalwork necklace $14.00
The soft burnished metal in this piece would not overwhelm
her gown's subtle gold fabric.
Let's add to Ms. Anderson's ensemble a pair of
vintage 1980's gold lame brocade shoes
by Party Line.
Party Line vintage 1980's pumps $48.00
Let's finish our blog today with a movie screen
and TV actress and Broadway play icon -
Helen Mirren at the Golden Globes 2011 Awards
found on main.stylelist.com
'Older' actresses many times are tempted to dress younger than their age, and it is not becoming.
I think Ms. Mirren has really hit the mark
with this beautiful gown.
It is suitable for an 'older' woman,
and she wears it with class.
Her diamond necklace doesn't overwhelm the dress,
and indeed it accents the lovely lace on her shoulders.
What can we improve on?
How about this lovely bracelet -
tulle and rhinestone crystal cuff $150.00
I like it that is is a bit bigger than the one she is wearing.
And of course the shoes...
satin and tulle rhinestone accented peep toe platforms $100.00
I like the added rhinestone and tulle embellishments.
I believe these are custom made,
so Ms. Mirren could have them dyed a shade more
That's it for today! I hope you have enjoyed all my 'fashion' blogs! 'til next time, inkspired www.inkspired.etsy.com www.collagepaperpainting.etsy.com www.inkspiredmusings.blogspot.com and on pinterest: K.Kloberdans
You really can't tell what's under that beautiful draped fabric,
but I think these would be super!
They have a fine gold glitter front, with gold sky-high heels and a hand-painted sole!
For some added interest, wouldn't these look beautiful on her ears, as a compliment to her dress?
brass with white opal glass dragonfly earrings
$19.88 at anntelope.etsy.com
Next up is an actress that played it 'minimal' with her jewelry.
That is, if you can call thousands of dollars of diamonds minimal...
Jessica Albaat the Golden Globe Awards
I really enjoy the 'furry' clutch she is carrying.
It adds a kick of fun!
Wouldn't this look beautiful on her other wrist?
hand beaded bracelet with cabochon
and this around her neck?
2009 Bloom Winner hand beaded necklace for $720.00
or perhaps this?
hand beaded free form necklace $135.00
These shoes would add a little more of the funky that Ms. Alba started with her unique clutch:
vintage 1950s confetti print shoes $78.00
made for Nordstrom and found atzestvintage.etsy.com
Next up is the beautiful Jennifer Hudson -
Ms. Hudson is at the 2011 Oscars
photo found onzimbio.com
I find the squished boob show a bit distracting
from the rest of her dress,
how about you?
Remove some of the push-up pads from her foundations,
and try adding this as a beautiful feature necklace:
handmade lace jewelry,
using a thousands of years-old technique, passed down from generation to generation.
$119.00 found at LandofDante.etsy.com
The photo doesn't do justice to the beautiful threads used in this necklace!
This next ensemble is just beautiful -
Ginnifer Goodwin at the Emmy Awards, 2012
found on www.douxrousse.blogspot.com
The shoes are perfectly matched, and so is the belt.
The only thing I might change is to remove the pave diamond ring,
it just looks too big and clunky for the delicateness of the lace
on the dress and her petite frame.
How about this one instead?
18k gold with diamonds and aquamarine ring
sold at netawolpe.etsy.com
Next is a beautiful curvy actress -
Danielle Brooks at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards
found on customcelebritydresses.com
Ms. Brooks has chosen very well.
The simple lines of the dress show off her curves,
rather than emphasize them in a negative way
or trying to hide under layers of fabric.
Because of the rich skin tone she has, I think she
could easily wear this as an attention-getting accent:
spiral burst adjustable hand made bracelet for $20.00
An actress that consistently hits the mark with her fashion-sense:
Catherine Zeta-Jones at a function in China, 2013
photo found onusmagazine.com
Ms. Zeta-Jones has a beautiful figure and a presence
that compliments anything she wears,
as shown in the above photo.
With a 'busy' pattern at the top,
you don't want to wear 'busy' jewelry.
I can't tell what her footwear is, but these would look fantastic:
pleated orange stilettos custom made $150.00
Next is a lovely lace overlay dress
worn by Karen Fairchild at the CMA awards, 2013:
photo found on washingtonpost.com
In my opinion, the dress is beautiful and fits her figure great.
she really needs some accessories to prevent a bit of boredom here.
salmon bib statement necklace for $6.71 (no, that isn't a typo!)
for sale at EllenJewelry.etsy.com
The 'bumpy' texture of each stone drop mimics the lace in her dress
without overwhelming you with extras that keep your eyes busy.
The gold accents around each stone is just enough.
I like these peachy nude suede heels for her also:
nude suede heels for $73.00
custom made at ChristyNgShoes.etsy.com
They really bring out the undertones of her lace dress.
Nice accent! Carrie Underwood wears a super flirty short cocktail dress:
Carrie Underwood at the People's Choice Awards page by Cynthia Nellis atfashion.about.com An important part of Ms. Underwood's ensemble is her marvelous smile. Isn't it nice to see someone who genuinely looks like they are having fun? With the fun 'glitter' confetti accents on her dress, you want to keep the accessories at a minimum. However, wouldn't this look great -
nail polish duo by GlitterfiedNails.etsy.com
This nail polish duo comes with a Gold polish you can wear alone,
or you can add the second polish on top. It is a clear lacquer with gold confetti in it.
Subtle enough, but a cute addition to this outfit!
I will finish today with one of my favorite actresses:
Katherine Heigl at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards
Ms. Heigl seems to be the actress the critics love to hate.
I don't agree, and neither does my husband!
If you stayed away from 'Mrs. Pollifax - Spy' because of the critics pan of it, go back and watch it!
Really, any of the movies that the critics have said 'nay' to,
you will probably want to go back and check them all out!
The lovely saturated shade of orange in Ms. Heigl's dress
does not compete with her hair.
I'm glad she added the sparkle strap on the left.
I think some fun nail polish could also compliment this look -
part of the Sweet Shimmer Collection at
First, the name of this polish is so fun -
'Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana'
My reasons for choosing this shade is
1. There is glitter in it, to compliment her sparkle strap.
2. The polish is a shade lighter than her dress,
so her fingers don't disappear!
I like these vintage beaded shoes:
1940's beaded brocade pump for $159
They go well with her pearl clutch,
and with the length of the dress would only peek out
Well, that's it for today!
I hope you had fun imagining fashion accessories
and shoes and beads and everything!
'Tangerine Tango' hand beaded necklace with hand made glass beads