Style Highlights From The Oscars 2016!

Style was on the agenda as usual at the recent Oscars. Below I have compiled the style highlights from the night so let’s take a look back at some of the style winners:

Female Style

Saoirse Ronan

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Looking stunning on the night in this dark green sequinned gown by Calvin Klein was Saoirse Ronan who was nominated at the awards for Best Actress for her role in Brooklyn.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg looked amazing on the night in this wonderful gothic-style gown.

Alicia Vikander

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Winner of Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander looked amazing in this light yellow gown for her big win.

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Brie Larson

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Winner of Best Actress on the night for her role in Room, Brie Larson looked fabulous for her big win in this dark blue gown by Gucci.

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Male Style

Jared Leto

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The always stylish Jared Leto looked brilliant on the night in Gucci.

Kevin Hart

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Kevin Hart looked amazing on the night in this wonderfully glitzy jacket.

Sam Smith

Winner of Best Original Song with Jimmy Napes on the night for Writing’s On The Wall from Spectre, Sam Smith looked very dapper for his performance and for their big win as did Jimmy Napes too. His speech which he dedicated to the LGBT community worldwide was lovely even if part of it was a bit inaccurate. Go Sam!

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Chris Rock

Host Chris Rock looked amazing for his presenting duties on the night. On another note I absolutely loved the way he confronted the issue of there been no black actors and actresses nominated in the main categories with amazing humour. Go Chris!

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Style From The Golden Globes!

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The Golden Globes took place recently and as always was a night brimming with fashion as well as movie wins. Below is my favourite outfits from one of the highlights on the fashion and movie calenders:

 

Female Style

Brie Larson

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Winner of Best Actress on the night for her role in Room Brie Larson looked amazing in this golden, sequinned gown with beautifully matched long, flowing earrings.

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Viola Davis

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I loved Viola’s Davis’ red gown on the night. I love the sparkles at the top and the fabric is wonderfully luxurious.

Alicia Vikander

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Nominated for Best Actress on the night for her role in The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander looked stunning in this understated, beautiful gown.

Lupita Nyong’o

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I have always loved Lupita Nyong’o’s style and her outfit on the night was yet another fashion success. There is a wonderful hippie quality to the dress which is always brilliant and her bag matches beautifully with her dress. One of my three favourite outfits on the night.

Saoirse Ronan

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Our very own Saoirse Ronan was nominated on the night for Best Actress for her role in Brooklyn and like Alicia Vikander chose a beautiful understated white gown with a stunning trail.

Emma Stone

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My other favourite look on the night came from Emma Stone who did the androgyny look wonderfully and had a uniqueness with her trail.

 

Male Style

Eddie Redmayne

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Nominated for Best Actor on the night for his role in The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne looked amazing in his very classic suit. The velvet look of the jacket is stunning.

Matt Bomer

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Winner of Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie for his role in The Normal Heart, Matt Bomer looked amazing in his very classic blue suit and matched his dickey bow brilliantly to his shoes which made me smile because the shoes reminded me of the type of shoes my dad loved and of course my dad was a very stylish man so clearly Matt Bomer is too.

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Alan Cumming

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Nominated for Supporting Actor in a TV series, movie or mini-series for his role in The Good Wife, Alan Cumming looked amazing in his pink suit and hip-hop style Christian Louboutin “Mika on Stage” high-top sneakers.

Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa’s look on the night was brilliant. The sunglasses, the white tie with the white shirt and the loafers with no socks make this look very unique and cool.

Jamie Dornan

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Looking very classic on the night was our very own Jamie Dornan who also wore shoes that looked like shoes my dad liked to wear so again another very stylish man.

Jared Leto

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My other favourite outfit on the night was by Jared Leto whose style I love. Donning a white suit and looking every inch the rock star he is, Jared looked amazing on the night.

 

 

 

 

 

The Amazing Photography Of Damon Baker!

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Fashion photographer Damon Baker hails from a small town in Worcestershire in England and like many people from small towns the 25-year-old photographer is making a big mark in his chosen creative field of fashion photography. He has already photographed Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, James Franco, Courtney Love, Michelle Williams, Ellie Goulding, Mark Ronson, Jonathan Groff, Mr Hudson, Candice Huffine, Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, George Shelley, Agyness Deyn, Jessie J, David Gandy, Paris Hilton and Fearne Cotton amongst many more and has three very regular muses that he photographs Andreja Pejic, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift.

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The three things that hit you instantly about Baker’s photography or at least hit me instantly are the naturalness he seems to bring out of his subjects, the retro feel and the sense that there is a narrative to the photographs. It’s all very well taking pictures that look visually brilliant which Baker does but if there’s no sense of story that drags you into the photograph well there’s not much point, is there? And Baker in his work certainly doesn’t overlook this aspect. Possibly it’s the writer in me that loves a sense of narrative in everything.

 

Females Photographed By Damon Baker

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Males Photographed By Damon Baker

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For more on Damon Baker’s work go to:

http://www.jedroot.com/photographers/damon-baker

https://twitter.com/DamonBaker

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https://www.instagram.com/damon_baker/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/damonbakerphotography

Highlights, Style & Winners From The Recent Oscars & Brits: Look back!

Recently two very big ceremonies took place. One in the world of film. The other in the world of music. The Oscars in America and The Brits in England. Let’s take a look back at the highlights from Royal Blood’s win for rock at The Brits and Birdman’s big win at the Oscars as well as the style and the winners!

Highlights From The Oscars

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Wins Best Picture

Graham Moore’s, John Legend’s, Common’s & Patricia Arquette’s Inspiring Speeches & John Legend’s & Common’s Performance

Neil Patrick Harris Opens the Show

Maroon 5 Perform

Winners

Best picture: Birdman

Actress in a leading role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Actor in a leading role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Supporting actor: JK Simmons, Whiplash

Directing: Alejandro G Inarritu for Birdman

Original screenplay: Birdman

Adapted screenplay: The Imitation Game

Costume design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Makeup and hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Foreign language film: Ida

Documentary (short subject): Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Live action short film: The Phone Call

Visual effects: Interstellar

Animated short film: Feast

Animated feature film: Big Hero 6

Production design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman

Film editing: Tom Cross for Whiplash

Documentary feature: Citizenfour

Original song: Glory from Selma

Original score: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Presented By: Neil Patrick Harris

The Brits Highlights

Sam Smith Wins & Performs Too

Royal Blood Win & Perform Too

Paloma Faith Wins & Performs Too

James Bay’s Critics’ Choice Win

Winners

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ed Sheeran – X

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

One Direction – You & I

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Sam Smith

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Foo Fighters

BRITISH SINGLE

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Pharrell Williams

GLOBAL SUCCESS

Sam Smith

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Paloma Faith

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Taylor Swift

BRITISH GROUP

Royal Blood

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Ed Sheeran

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD (previously announced)

James Bay

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Paul Epworth

Presented By: Ant & Dec

Oscars Style

Female Style

Sienna Miller

Jennifer Aniston

Scarlett Johansson

Jennifer Hudson

Karlie Kloss

Male Style

Jared Leto

Common

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

David Oyelowo

The Brits Style

Female Style

Cara Delevingne

Holly Willoughby

Emma Bunton

Rebecca Ferguson

Paloma Faith

Male Style

RJ Mitte

Adam Lambert

Nick Jonas

Mark Ronson

Sam Smith

The Famous Oscars Selfie!

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Selfies are the new craze! I know how to take them. Not so good at uploading them but I think their fab! 🙂 And the famous Oscars selfie from this year’s ceremony which included host Ellen DeGeneres, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie,  Channing Tatum, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts, Peter Nyong’o and Meryl Streep and taken by Bradley Cooper.

Poor old Twitter couldn’t cope with the selfie which broke retweeting records with 2.3 million retweets.

DeGeneres later said at the awards the photograph had crashed Twitter.

“We really just made history. We’re all winners tonight,” she said to the crowd.

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Jared Leto looking sexy at the Oscars!

Jared Leto looking sexy at the Oscars!

Presented this year by the amazingly funny Ellen DeGeneres (Who is so funny and down-to-earth that if I was gay I would fancy her.) the 86th Oscars was another fab ceremony. Last year’s Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway presented the award for Best Supporting Actor to the handsome, talented, stylish, perfect really Jared Leto. His speech was amazing. Jared who was at the event with his mum Constance and older brother Shannon said,

“In 1971, in Bossier City Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged here kids to be creative and work hard and do something special. That girl was my mother and she’s here tonight. I just want to say ‘I love you mom, thank you for teaching me to dream. To my brother Shannon, the best big brother in the world: Thank you so much for sharing this insane adventure that is 30 Seconds to Mars and for being my best friend.”

Leto also spoke about the dreamers in countries such as Ukraine and Venezuela,

“To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen and live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight.”

He ended his amazing speech by speaking about people who have lost their battle with AIDS and people who have been unjustly treated because of who they are and who they love,

“This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS. And to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love, I stand here in front of the world with you and for you.”

Stunning speech Jared. 

Best Supporting Actress went to Lupita Nyong’o who said in her emotional speech  she said in reference to Patsey, the slave she played in the movie,

“It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is due to so much pain in someone else’s.”

She ended her speech saying,

“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid.”

Sci-fi film Gravity won 7 gongs on the night including Best Director for Mr. Charming and Fabulous  Alfonso Cuaron.

Frozen won Best Original Song for Let It Go, sung by former Glee and Wicked star Idina Menzel buying off stiff competition from Her, Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Happy from Despicable Me 2.

Best Actor was presented to Matthew McConaughey, who received the award from Best Actress winner from last years Jennifer Lawrence and he said in a fab speech that he needed three things in his life to survive: God, his family and someone to look up to as a hero. He said that when he was 15 years old, he decided that hero would be himself in 10 years. Ten years later, he pushed the deadline back another decade. Then another decade.

“My hero’s always 10 years away. I’m never going to attain that. That keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.”

The actor thanked God, his wife and children, his mother and his late father.

“First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or of any other human hand,” McConaughey said. “He has shown me that … it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton who said, ‘When you’ve got God you’ve got a friend — and that friend is you.’”

Cate Blanchett nabbed the Best Actress gong for Blue Jasmine and she received the award from the Best Actor winner from last year Daniel Day Lewis and said,

“Those in the industry who are foolishly clinging to the idea that female films, with women in the centre are niche experiences. They are not. Audiences want to see them. In fact they earn money.”

You go girl!

12 Years a Slave won Best Film with director Steve McQueen saying,

“The last word: everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery. And the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today. Thank you very much. Thank you.”

Very passionate, powerful speeches this year.

All the winners:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.) Catherine Martin

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Mr. Hublot”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
“Frozen” (Walt Disney)
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Helium”
An M & M Production
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
“The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
A Reed Entertainment Production
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“20 Feet From Stardom” (RADiUS-TWC)
A Gil Friesen Productions and Tremolo Production
Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
“The Great Beauty” (Janus Films) – Italy
An Indigo Film Production

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight)

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Emmanuel Lubezki

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
“The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Catherine Martin; Costume Design: Beverley Dunn

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Steven Price

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Let It Go” from “Frozen” (Walt Disney)
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by John Ridley

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Her” (Warner Bros.) Written by Spike Jonze

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
“Gravity” (Warner Bros.) Alfonso Cuarón

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
“12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
A River Road, Plan B, New Regency Production
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers

Did the right people win? Who do you think should have won?

The Grammys 2014!

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah were joined by numerous gay and straight couples who were getting married.

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah were joined by numerous gay and straight couples who were getting married.

Congratulations to all the couples who got married.

Congratulations to all the couples who got married.

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Oh there’s the lad who nearly set me off crying! I’m so happy for everyone!

The 56th Grammy Awards took place recently and were presented by the very cool LL Cool J and the show was opened by Beyonce unleashing her Sasha Fierce side as she performed with Jay Z singing “Drunk in Love”. One of the highlights. It was amazing. Their such a sweet couple too.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won four awards and performed with Mary Lambert Same Love which was the highlight of the show when numerous couples, both gay and straight, got married and Madonna came on to sing a bit of Open Your Heart too and Queen Latifah spoke. I seen one of the lads crying with happiness that got married. The whole thing was so sweet. Congratulations to all the couples who got married.

Another highlight was Pink and Nate Ruess. Pink came down doing acrobatics before dancing with a hot man. Lucky old Pink and then followed that up by singing with the beautiful Nate Reuss. Oh Pink, I’m jealous! Totally jealous! And totally in admiration on every score!

Ringo Starr sang solo and also with Paul McCartney. The Beatles were one of the acts that won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lorde won song of the year for Royals and she also performed the song at the ceremony while Carole King and Sara Bareilles dueted together before presenting that award.

The very handsome Neil Patrick Harris introduced Daft Punk’s performance with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder which got everyone up on their feet. Beyonce was grooving.

Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Anna Kendrick and Jared Leto were also on presenting duties. Leto paid tribute to Lou Reed and presented Metallica for their performance of “One”.

Winners on the night included:

Album of the year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk.

Record of the year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Song of the year: “Royals,” Lorde.

New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Pop solo performance: “Royals,” Lorde.

Pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars

Pop/duo group performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

Rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.

Rock song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.

Traditional pop vocal album: “To Be Loved,” Michael Buble.

Rap performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap song: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

R&B performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.

Traditional R&B performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.

R&B song: “Pusher Love Girl,” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.

R&B album: “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys.

Urban contemporary album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna.

Rock performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons.

It was fabulous. Amazing show. Well done to all involved! 🙂 Did you enjoy the Grammys this year? Did you think the right people won each category? Comment below with your thoughts on this year’s ceremony? 🙂