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.

Wedding Looks with Haute Couture Flair

Looking for the dream wedding look? Look no further. Here are the cutting edge looks for 2013, off the runways.

Elie Saab designed a confectionery collection of regal lacy dresses that would suit a princess in Spain. There were also pastels that could deck out Mia Farrow circa 1968. Frankly, it was ephemeral and beautiful. They weren't hippie though. The dresses were well bred and grown up. You won't have to worry about looking immature at your own bash. The gowns glowed with his virtuoso design and fitted the models perfectly. Christopher Josse went the restricted route, with somewhat controlled sleeveless gowns that need only a simple headband to decorate with. George Chakra sent a model down the runway with a veil covered in frothy white lace pieces. Jennifer Lawrence recently shocked in her short Dior veil and hat, similar to the looks he sent down the runway at his bold wedding collection.
Nieves Lavi Debuts Resort 2013
People's Choice Awards 2013

Last night marked the 39th anniversary of the People's Choice Awards. While you, the fans, voted for all of your favorite performances in Hollywood, we at Joonbug waited for our favorite fashionistas to work the red carpet in dashing ensembles. The great thing about this year's red carpet trends was that...there were no trends! Last night's fashion free-for-all revealed a mix of styles including long white gowns, black cocktail dresses, neon minis, pale hues, metallics, florals, shimmer, and everything in between! We chose a few chic looks to don ourselves from some of our favorite winners. Luckily, designer Vera Wang, who made her luxurious brand accessible to all women by collaborating with Kohl's, has created great options to capture these red carpet looks for less than $100!

Time for Gangnam Style!
Bargain Babe: 5 Places to Spend Your Tax Refund

On that morning when you're watching reruns of The Most Blinged Out My Super Sweet 16 and lamenting the loss of your million dollar upbringing (we know, we've been there too!), just remember that you've got a fat check coming your way!

In the midst of filing all of your taxes, maybe you forgot the light at the end of the tunnel. Your tax returns are set from the heavens, by stork and arrive at your doorstep just in time for super shopper deals! But where to spend the sweet bundles of cash coming your way?

While some of us might invest in a few household necessities, make a payment on a car, plan a sunny vacation or even join a new gym and commit to a get fit regime – we know just know to ‘invest’ our hard earned cash – ‘cause we plan to go shopping!

Fashion Events You Won't Want to Miss

Who: Madewell + Lucky Magazine
What: Lucky Magazine is bringing great deals and freebies to Madewell this week. Lucky SecretShoppers will be at two locations handing out limited edition Madewell totes (you can never have too many free totes!) and shoppers spending $150 or more during the event will receive 20% off their purchase.
Where: Madewell, 115 5th Avenue (between 18th & 19th Streets); 212-228-5172
468 Broadway (between Broome & Grand Streets); 212-226-6954
When: February 23rd 6—8PM

Who: Ali Wentworth Q&A and Book Signing
What: Preppy-chic boutique C. Wonder is hosting comedienne/author Ali Wentworth and Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O Magazine, for a live Q&A at 6PM. Stick around for a book signing of Wentworth’s new Ali in Wonderland and style advice from Glassman at 6:30PM. Receive 10% off spring merchandise with the purchase of the book tonight only.
Where: C. Wonder, 72 Spring Street (at Crosby Street); 212-219-3500
When: February 23rd 6PM

Fresh Off the Runway: Beauty Trends FW '12

While ready-to-wear often steals the spotlight, we’d be making a big mistake not to give some special attention to the fresh beauty trends that graced the runway last week. With as much presence as the covetable clothing, New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2012 season brought us an assortment of hair and makeup looks that inspire our beauty routines as much as the collections inspired our wardrobes. From voluminous, airy updos to nail art we’ll be taking to the salon, here are the best and brightest beauty highlights from backstage to the catwalk. (Hint: keep those tweezers at bay—bushy eyebrows aren’t going anywhere!)

The Best of NYC's Spring Charity Events

Valentine’s Day Charity Date Auction

Hosted by Seeds of Africa, a non-profit providing educational resources to children in Zimbabwe. Proceeds will directly benefit the Seeds of Africa Knowledge Center. Dress in the spirit of the holiday: Red, White, or Black!

Location: 80 5th Avenue, Penthouse. New York, NY.

Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Winter Gala

The exciting Manhattan nightclub Avenue will host a Young Professionals Gala, where guests will enjoy full access to an open bar, a wide array of appetizers, as well as music by DJ Caleb Loftus. All proceeds go to the Autism Speaks Foundation, in support of biomedical research on causes, treatments, and other vital information for children and families struggling with Autistic Disorder.