DRESS
Get the Oscar Looks for Less (And Not So Less, But Totally Worth It) !

The 2014 Oscars have come and gone, but we can’t forget about the glamorous red carpet looks we saw this year. Chances are you spotted come incredible dresses that you would love to wear if it didn’t cost you an arm and a leg! And because you might not be able to fork over the amount needed for the hefty price tag on the gowns worn by Lupita N’ Yongo or Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet, Joonbug.com has found a few looks for less options that your wallet will actually like.

Lupita N’Yongo’s powder blue Prada dress was stunning on the red carpet. This custom gown will probably not fit into your monthly budget, but we found a lovely chiffon dress from Lulus that we guarantee you will fall in love with. This Bariano Ocean of Elegancemaxi dress has awesome detailing and is only $179. The details, like the off the shoulder straps, plunging sweetheart neckline and elegant ruching, will have you feeling the red carpet glam.

FASHIONABLE
FASHION NEWS NOW: Brit Awards 2014

As New yorkers brave the cold and eagerly await a blissfull spring, a slew of your favorite stars gathered across the pond for the 2014 Brit Awards, which took place in London on Feburay 19th, and Glam Damnit is bringing you the bes dressed of the evening including Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, One Direction, and Katy Perry.

Rita Ora made a splash in a bright lemon-yellow gown with bejeweled trim on the straps. she posed with a dapper Calvin Harris is was welcomed contrast in an all black suit.

FASHIONABLE
The Best Dressed at the 2013 AMA's

Besides the epic performances and awards, one of our favorite parts of awards shows is the fashion! Some celebrities really called on their inner fashion gods and goddesses last night. And some just well... didn't. Take a look at some our favorite celebrities who got it right and rocked the red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards last night.

Miley Cyrus

She didn't rock a dress adorned with Biggie and Tupac's face this time around (although she did wear a 2 piece get up adorned with cats during her performance). Miley decided to keep it classy at this award's show and she strolled down the red carpet in a simple Versace pantsuit.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Naya Rivera and Big Sean Engagment

Exciting news for fans of Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera ("Big Saya"): the couple is engaged! The glee star made the announcement last night as she walked the red carpet of Latina Magazine’s “Hollywood Hot List” party, while flashing a gorgeous diamond engagement ring .

The two have been dating for a mere six months; they met through a flirtatious Twitter exchange and instantly fell in love (Aww).

Congrats to the cute couple!

See Naya’s engagement ring below:

STYLE STALKER
For Better or For Worst


Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards were quite the scandal thanks to live performances from Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and N’Sync. That being said, the night did not disappoint, but what mainly caught our eye was the crazy (and not so crazy) fashion statements that appeared on the red carpet.

The sophisticated ladies of the night were Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Selena Gomez, and Sarah Hyland who all wore long dresses to the event. Taylor graced in an indigo figure-hugging floor length gown while Selena showed some leg in a single-breasted bustier top and thigh-high slit Versace dress. Lady Gaga also made an appearance on the red carpet wearing a long and flattering Prabal Gurung dress. Of course that didn’t make it to the stage, she finished the night wearing nothing but three shells and a thong. Rita Ora also showed off her legs wearing a long sleeve Alexandre Vauthier dress with a long feathered train that needed assistance of its own.

IN THE HOUSE
8 House Music Songs You Rarely Hear

Often times it's hard to believe there was a time before our house music. When music festivals were one weekend and everyone jammed out in General Admission. Before it exploded and when it was just a small "underground thing." The entire genre has evolved over time taking on many different forms but it's an absolute must to go back to it's roots. From the disco days to the early 90s when house started making it's way over to the states. We've rounded up 8 songs that aren't exactly your hard hitting, bass-in-your-face, typical progressive house. These songs can be easily defined as the epitome of what house music really was.

1. Joachim Garraud- Are U Ready (Laidback Luke Remix)

2. Dirty South vs. Evermore- It's Too Late

HAPPENINGS
Pre-Oscar Red Carpet Brunch at Ajna Bar

Derek and Daniel Koch of Dual Groupe will collaborate with Aurelia Group for a Day & Night Gold Standard Brunch on February 25 from 2:00 pm to 7:00pm at Ajna Bar (formerly Buddha Bar), with glamorous Red Carpet functions preceeding the excitement.

Proceeds from the ticket sales for this pre-Oscar themed brunch will benefit the American Cancer Society, fighting cancer through research, outreach, and treatment with more than 12 chartered divisions and 900 local offices nationwide. The event will feature a lavish, “5 star, white glove” gourmet brunch courtesy of Moet &Chandon, Krol Vodka, and Source Water, in addition to a live music set by Madonna’s Official DJ, Grammy-nominated producer Tracy Young, and resident DJ Claudius Raphael. Though this event has usually been invite-only, limited amounts of tickets have been released for sale to the general public.

THIS JUST IN
Pamella Roland F/W '12 with Carmen Kass & Maria Menounos

Pamella Roland debuted her fall/winter 2012 collection amidst a winter wonderland at Lincoln Center last night. The red-carpet-ready designs featured colors from subdued neutral tones to shimmering silver and emerald. One ever present element was luxurious fabrics and a lot sparkle. The collection was quite versatile, with varying patterns and cuts --there were no two pieces that looked alike, which was refreshing. We especially loved the designs with sheer high necklines and dropped waists.

Her use of embellishment added just the right touch without looking gaudy or overdone. Her cocktail dresses were equally as exciting as her full length gowns, and would be a great black tie alternative for those who opt for shorter hemlines.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Light Up and Kick Back at Havana

Havana Social Club and Cigar & Rum Bar is small and cozy with a Cuban vibe that makes you feel like you’re somewhere exotic. The gentlemen dress to impress and the females’ hotness peak on the Kardashian scale. The staff serves up the celebrity treatment - with the red carpet, the cameras, and all. The managers greet each guest by introducing themselves, lighting cigars, and pouring drinks. The drinks aren’t outrageously priced (but aren’t cheap either); however, the bartenders serve them each with a gracious smile. The DJ doesn’t slow up one bit with the constant rotation of the top 40’s and he doesn’t hide behind the barrier of the DJ booth. He is all about connecting with the crowd, even inviting me up to check out his playlist and give him feedback.

PIER 92
Horror on the Hudson