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I'm Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. The floors are creaky, the kids are loud, but the door's always open and the coffee's always on.

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The Real Reason We Watch The Oscars: Pretty Dresses!

"Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." I stayed up way too late last night watching All About Eve.

Conclusion: Eve Harrington was the original Tom Ripley. (Also, Bette Davis was a serious force to be reckoned with. And Marilyn Monroe was such a STAR.)

Edith Head's gorgeous costumes — the film won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, along with five others — are reason enough to watch the classic film, although you should probably just watch it for the same reasons you might watch Casablanca, Citizen Kane or Singin' in the Rain, too. It's good.)

I say this every year: I really need to go to a ball.

Trends I hope to see tonight:

Every day, I'm [American] Hustlin'

The '70s are back.

Wallpaper Chic

Up Your Sleeve

Sleeves are in. I call this the Kate effect.


(Although after Lupita Nyong'o's Ralph Lauren gown at the Golden Globes, I'm not sure anyone will dare to done a cape.)

Killing Me Softly

Pretty is always in.

You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey

Grey is not boring.

Mr. Brightside

Saturated colour isn't boring either.


We'll all be wearing a lot of this colour in 2014. Get ready.

What I'd Probably Wear

I am currently plotting a way to wear the middle outfit. I have a fall wedding to attend....

For Maleficent

Angelina, I dare you.

P.S. Here's an infographic of all the "Best Actress" Oscar dresses.

Sew Fun: The Staple Dress

Oscar Predictions: Defying Gravity