Oscars 2014 : Let's Talk Fashion

With Ellen as host, and a list of nominees so impressive, Oscar night 2014 was set to be a fabulous affair, and it did not disapoint. Filled with all the right amounts of laughter, sap, and pizza, the show pulled on our heartstrings, inspired us, and even whet our appetites.

As always, Glam Damn It kept a watchful eye on the fashion, noting all the successes and cringing at the failures. Although there were hundreds of contenders, here are our top and bottom choices from the night.

Techno Butterfly Makeup

Christian Dior has even caught onto the rise of rave culture. The prestigious fashion house featured vibrantly colored eyes adorned with colorful Swarovski crystals in their Spring/Summer 2013 runway show and aptly named the theme, 'Techno Butterly.' The line premiered at Paris Fashion Week to techno beats provided by DJ Carl Craig.

The Spring 2013 collection featured a ton of bold colors and distinct fabrics. But it was the makeup, done to perfection by makeup artist, Pat McGrath, that really sparkled. The models donned luminous colored eyeshadows topped off with the crystals to add extra shimmer. Purples, oranges, blues, greens, and turquoises were swept across the whole eyelid making a thick winged-tip at the end. Finally, McGrath enhanced the the look with black eyeliner, black mascara and Swarovski in Capri Blue, Jacinth, Indian Pink, Aurore and Chrysolite.

This look is one that will stand out on any occasion especially to add that special touch to your Halloween costume this weekend!

Bergdorf Goodman Gives Us 111 Reasons to Celebrate Fashion

One store. One city. One luxury experience for one-hundred and eleven historical years. Bergdorf Goodman is preparing to commemorate its 111th birthday, and the fall surprises include something for everyone. As one of the most successful single stores in a single city, this occasion is not only a monumental event for the company, but also for the designers who started at the New York City store.

While Bergdorf Goodman has a combined total of 190,000 square feet between the men and women’s departments, and brings in an estimated $600 million in annual sales, rivaling even the likes of other, larger, competitors, it takes flawless dedication, an undying commitment to fashion, and a strong vow to nurturing relationships and providing quality service, to last this long. With this many successful years under the iconic store’s belt, we think the festivities are well deserved.

Embellished Necklines: Decorate Your Décolletage

We love to accessorize as much as the next girl, but when we saw the embellished necklines designers were showing on their F/W 2012 runways we couldn't help but feel a touch of excitement. Fashion heavy-hitters like Marni, Christian Dior, and Givenchy showed an array of jackets, tops, and dresses featuring necklines adorned with jewels and ornate embroidery alike.

The Best of Cannes Couture 2012

Amongst a lineup of a-list events that have been taking place this year, Cannes Film Festival was another hit for rad and bad fashions. Celebs took over the red carpet in some of their hottest duds yet. We applaud them all for the effort they put into their extravagant looks, however, there were a few that deserved standing ovations for the incredible ensembles they (and their stylists) put together for the 12-day event. Here are some of our fave’s below. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, get ready for some great eye candy!

Jane Fonda is as beautiful as ever but at her age, she took a great risk by trying out this sequin gown. We are happy to say that we were very pleased with the look and it was a definite success! Though the dress is a hip hugger, She pulled it off with her minimalist jewelry and simple clutch. Hey, if you’ve still got it, flaunt it, right? The neutral colors and mix of sequins and mesh balanced out to give her an overall fantastic look.

Pining for Peplum

One of the things we love most about fashion is that past styles and trends tend to recycle themselves for today's runways and red carpets! It's like fashion's way of saying 'you're welcome' to the global community... and the looks are always fresh, inspiring and flying off the racks!

'40s and '50s inspired garments came down the catwalks in droves this year and we couldn’t be more excited! One of the biggest styles that captivated the fashionable era was figure-flattering Dior design called peplum. Highlighting the curves on every beautiful woman, a well-tailored cinch waist flatters in all the right places and exudes femininity and grace!

Pioneers of High Fashion: The Heritage of Haute Couture

The history of fashion goes far beyond Anna Wintour’s reign as editor of American Vogue, Alexander McQueen’s humble beginnings at Savile Row, or Kate Moss’ first photo shoot for The Face. Fashion originated when people started choosing what they wore for style, attractiveness, and comfort rather than functionality or the purpose clothing served in their lifestyles. This can be traced back to the late 19th century and the first couturier, Charles Worth. He shifted the focus of fashion by becoming the proprietor of what was en vogue, sketching and creating original designs for his clientele rather than simply taking orders for their apparel needs. He paved the way for designers, not consumers, to be the dictators of fashion.

Holiday Makeup Palettes We Love

Perfect for home, travel, or any girl on the go these palettes are conveniently packed with a huge beauty punch and fit right in your sparkly clutch. From bold to classic, funky to glam, find your personal party-ready look with these super-chic kits—whatever your ideal beauty style may be this season.

Bold: Dior Holiday Deluxe Palette

“Inspired by the classic grey tweeds and iconic bow detailing in Dior's couture collections of the past and present, the deluxe travel palette holds all the travel essentials for eyes, face and lips to create a festive holiday look in an elegant tweed case.” It’s the solution to all of your holiday beauty hang-ups! Perfect for taking your look from day to night after work and even better for compact traveling. The palette is equipped with multi-toned Diorskin Nude Sculpting Powder; Crème de Rose Lip Balm to plump and smooth lips; and a mini Diorshow Iconic Mascara. There are also color sets for two different but equally bold looks: for sultry, smoky eyes, “a dark aubergine eyeliner, a medium plum eyeshadow, and a petal pink lip gloss;” for bold, look-at-me lips, “a taupe and pale pink eyeshadow pair with a rich, universal red lipstick.” Mix and match for day appropriate look, then glam it up with the bolder colors for night. J’adore Dior!

Dior Deluxe Holiday Palette, $77; available at Dior counters nationwide

Halloween Couture
Ah yes, Guys and Ghouls, it's that time of year again, Halloween is here! For those of you who decided to jump the gun and celebrated over the weekend, you will soon learn that Friday nights are for amateurs. A Monday Halloween will weed out the weak and define the real party animals who will rule the night! Just in case your busy life schedule has not permitted you the time to pop into your favorite costume store to snag your dream costume, don't fret. Here are a few last minute, yet very fashionable ideas that are sure to deter you from butchering your Egyptian cotton sheets to turn them into a toga.

1. Be Katy Perry for Halloween! Everyone loves to dress up like their favorite celebrity, so who better to swag grab from then the couture influenced multi-Grammy nominee whose hottest looks are literally ripped from the runway. The model shown here is wearing one of the outfits shown in a Christian Dior fashion show nearly 3 years before the California Dream star made her first debut. 2. The Geisha theme has often been popularized on both on the runway and among trick or treaters alike. They make great for Facebook pictures and just about every mainstream designer has presented their collection using their own rendition of the Geisha theme at least once. If you're going to spend the time even putting a costume together, make sure to go all out! The late great Alexander McQueen is the epitome of all things theatrical. The model featured in this picture is wearing an item from one of the now archived/vintage collections. If you are still looking for inspiration and Alexander McQueen is right up your alley, take a look of past images from the Savage Beauty Exbihit that displayed McQueen's best work from 2010 through this past August.
John Galliano Found Guilty of Bigotry

Sticks, stones, words, drunken doesn't matter. You spew out hate, expect karma to bite you in the ass.

Iconic fashion designer John Galliano, 50, has been found guilty of the anti-Semitic comments to a couple he made back in February at La Perle bar in the Marais District in Paris.

The court ordered Galliano to pay 6,000 euros ( or $8,500) today in Parisian court. He was also ordered to pay a symbolic (?) one euro to one of the plaintiffs. However, the 6,000 euro fine has been suspended due to his constant apologies for his behavior, in the condition that he stay out of trouble in France for five years.