2014 Oscars: Fashion and Jewelry

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What did YOU wear to the 2014 Oscars?

Didn’t go to the  2014 Oscars? So you stayed home and watched comfortably from your living room couch, just like me. I don’t know about you but this year was the first year I really wanted to see the Oscars, starting with the Red Carpet. Not because I saw all the great movies or knew who was expected to win but because I suddenly had a different interest in looking at fashion and  jewelry worn by these talented, famous women.

It’s interesting when a twist or turn in your life awakens an interest. As a jewelry designer, specializing in beads and semi-precious stones, I knew I wasn’t going to see anyone wearing beaded necklaces at the Oscars, but I did see some parallels to what we create. Stars seem to show up in either delicate bling designs or statement pieces. Exactly what we experience at our craft shows. Huge gemstone drop earrings was definitely in and lots of diamond bling was seen on wrists . Big and Bold Statement Jewelry was the ticket. I had fun watching and observing.

The Good And Bad Lists

I had my opinions who looked great in their fashionable gowns and who was headed for the X list. To my surprise, the good and bad lists varied from one reviewer to another – again like real life. A few stars were found on both best and worst dressed lists; Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Bette Midler and Jennifer Garner, to name a few.

The two outstanding stars I favored as did many  reviewers were;  Cate Blanchett in  a romantic Armani Prive cap-sleeve dress featuring Swarovski-accented flowers and a tulle skirt469359667PH00464_86th_Annua Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 5.43.05 PM

and Lupita Nyong’o  accepting the award for best supporting actress  wearing Fred Leighton diamonds and gold from head to fingers. 86th Annual Academy Awards - People Magazine Arrivals

Even though the 2014 Oscar event has passed, Oscar fashion and jewelry is never old news, so let’s take a look at  historical fashions. 


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source: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3027082/all-the-dresses-of-best-actress-oscar-winners-since-1929?utm_source=facebook#2

Watch this 2 second video  showing  85 years of Best Actresses capturing the Best Look for their accessories as well as fashion.

Imagine you had  gone to the 2014 Oscars!

Maybe you have a statement necklace. Maybe not. Have some fun and choose one of ours:

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Which is YOUR favorite and what event or occassion would you wear it to?


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I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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      It’s a glimpse into another world Tina, and I want to expand my readers into seeing how with just 1 special handmade necklace you can look like a star too.

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      Well thank you Connie. First time I took on a timely topic, did some research and presented it to my readers. I’m always looking to expand to areas my readers are interested in or may not have thought about in relation to jewelry. Glad you appreciated it.

  1. I absolutely agree with you! Lupita looked fabulous and so did Cate. I am in love with Cate’s dress! I also think Julia Roberts and Jennifer Garner are stunning and wonderful as well! 🙂

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  2. I, too, loved Cate Blanchett’s look – very classic. Since I work from home now sometimes my jammies are my work attire. So I enjoy getting dressed up to go out. And I am incorporating more accessories – like necklaces. (I am a ring girl.) I absolutely love your Anabelle necklace.Clearly I love classic and vintage looks – hehe. Beautifully done!

  3. The Oscars are certainly a glamorous occasion. There are some very glamorous designs and jewelry displayed. It is exciting just to see who is wearing what design and how they pull it all together. You have some beautiful pieces as well.

    1. Thanks Meryl. The stars have speciall people who help them create a gown, accessorize, hair- the entire look. My goal is to educate the person who is a star in their own circle, how to enhance their own wardrobe or look special when called for.

  4. I loved that fact that Lupida didn’t feel the need to wear a necklace. That dress was spectacular and didn’t need anything else on that plunging neckline. LOVED it! Nice post!

    1. Many women chose to forgo necklaces for huge drop earrings or sparkle diamond bracelets. If I were to put a necklace on Lupita, with that dress, it would be a simple pendant drop in same shade as her lovely dress.

  5. WOW! Beautiful post and pics! Thanks so much, Roslyn. I watch the oscars mainly to see the fashion in clothing and bling! This year, I feel it was exceptional! Very classy! My favorite is your Pinot! 🙂

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  6. Roslyn, I don’t know much about jewelry but I always loved your work and it shows how creative you’re.. You always do your stuff with a lot of passion and sincerity. That what I like about you and I was actually expecting to see a post related to the Oscars on your blog. Lastly, I did watch the Oscars and I loved it, but my eyes were always looking for my favorite celeb Julia Roberts. 🙂

  7. I’m a sucker for “torsade” necklaces. (“Torsade” is the French word for twisted, as you know.) Sometimes I buy them ready-made, like Beth’s beautiful Pinot, above. Other times I make them out of necklaces (pearl and others) that I already have. Some of the unexpected combinations can be real conversation starters!

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    As always Sharon, you planted an idea. I will look to see what I have that we made where by combining a few necklaces, a beautiful torsade is created. Untwist and you can wear necklaces separately. Will keep this in mind as we desgn for spring.

  9. My favorite is “Fireworks”. It has a southwestern feel which is more my style. It could be worn to most any event I might attend here in New Mexico. Could be dressed up or down.

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      You are so right Pat. Fireworks is one of those pieces that can be dressed up or down. We try to make our jewelry versatile. Thanks for comment and compliment.

  10. What a wonderful post, Roslyn! You have definitely done your homework on the Oscars. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see the Oscars this year, so your article is perfect timing. i absolutely love Cate Blanchett’s opal earrings. Opals are my birth stone and Cate’s are earrings are breathtaking. My favorite from your collection here is the Pearl and Crystal Chandelier Necklace Set. I can imagine wearing it with the perfect dress to the Oscars. We can all dream, can’t we? Great article!

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    Thanks Robn for admiring “Starlet”. I guess it was aptly named. Looking forward to some lucky lady to own it. Appreciate your comment on post. I am expanding and challenging myself to cover topics that delivers content.

  12. I think I am the only one who did not like Lupita’s dress! I don’t care for baby blue and she is too thin, in my opinion to be wearing a dress that showed her bony structure. Being an ex-fashionista (I was a buyer in Retail for ten years) I would have dressed her in white w/gold and not exposed so much of her bodice. I loved Jennifer Lawrence mostly because of her vivacious personality – bright red! And, even tho Goldie Hawn looked way to plastic for me, her dress was gorgeous. I like your Romance necklace!

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      Thanks Laurie for your honest and unique response. I had a similar thought about Lupita’s neckline not being flattering. You add a great point and that is our dress and accessories should be a reflection of our personality. Thanks for your comment.

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