5 Best Parts Of the 2013 Academy Awards Ceremony

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  Crass, contrived humor and misogyny aside – the 2013 Academy Awards did have its entertaining moments. I’ve been watching the Oscars every year since when I was little – and I’m old enough to remember being thoroughly confused by that Rob Lowe/Snow White moment in 1989. A few moments of this year’s ceremony reminded […]

Quest for the Oscar Dress

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If you’re curvy and fabulous, you already know – fashion made to fit and flatter can be hard to find under the best of circumstances. It’s hard to find the right outfit for a job interview. It’s hard to find a super cute dress for a party or fashion show. It’s even harder to find […]

Uptown, Saturday Night – Uptown Magazine’s 20th Anniversary of Boomerang Celebration

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In Chicago I am quite the homebody. You’re unlikely to catch me clubbing – at most I’ll go with my husband to a concert, or out to dinner. I don’t get out often when I’m in my city, but when I’m out of town? It’s non stop activity. This last trip to Los Angeles was […]

The Academy Awards Experience

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It’s hard to know where to begin, to even try to recap the epicness that I just experienced in Los Angeles. So I’m just going to start with the biggest day and work my way backwards. Bellas — being on the red carpet for the Academy Awards was an absolutely surreal and magical experience. Sunday […]

Oscar Fashion Highlights!

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Can I be honest? Bellas, I felt lucky to make it all the way through last night’s Academy Award ceremony. I’ve been making it a point to watch the Oscars all the way through ever since I was little, and last night’s ceremony was naptastic. Snoozeworthy. Boring to the extreme. At the end I found […]

Oscar Fashion Fever!

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Forget about the films, the real Oscar drama is on the red carpet! I saw some absolutely stunning looks over at Oh No They Didn’t, and had to share my favorites with you. This was an epic Oscar night for black actresses, and an epic Oscar night for plus size women. Before the ceremony much […]