Classic Hollywood Glamour

Helen Mirren embodies classic Hollywood glamour
Helen Mirren embodies classic Hollywood glamour
This year at the Oscars, there were loads of interesting looks. The Academy Awards are always a star-studded affair and many celebrities are drenched in borrowed gems for the occasion. You can get a run down of all the best of Oscar night jewelry fashions at Sparkle Like the Stars.

Alas, this year’s event reaffirms that old Hollywood is gone. The days of the likes of Elizabeth Taylor wearing her own jewelry to an event seem to be long gone.

What hasn’t faded is classic and classy glamour! Helen Mirren is class incarnate. When it comes to the Oscars, she can always be counted on to show up in something subtly fabulous and totally age appropriate. Her lavender gown with the gauzy overlay and sleeves take this dress a notch above average strapless. I absolutely covet that necklace!

Helen’s look is refined and restrained but definitely not boring. You can get a similar look by pouring on the diamonds with a bold and beautiful diamond necklace. If you choose a design that has some larger spacing between the stones you’ll get the effect of a more dramatic piece of jewelry without such a dramatic price tag.

As for earrings, you can’t go wrong with a pair of elegant diamond earrings. Don’t overdo it though with dramatic tear drop or chandelier earrings. Those are great for other occasions but if you want a classic look like Helen’s, you have to keep it simple.

For her ensemble, Helen forgoes a right hand diamond ring and just wears her diamond wedding bands. This is in keeping with the “less is more” refinement of her overall look. Just because it’s a fancy formal occasion, doesn’t mean you have to wear every ring you own. Take a few cues from Helen and you’ll get a sophisticated look all for you own.

Introducing has made it easier than ever for you to feel like a star. Check out the fabulous new Hollywood Jewels page. It features exclusive new lines of the trendiest jewelry pieces designed for and donned by A-list celebrities on the silver screen. You can also enjoy stills from the films showcasing the coveted looks, movie trailers, interviews, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes and win a variety of prizes worn by the stars themselves.

Currently, we’re featuring jewelry styles designed for and worn in the upcoming film Fool’s Gold, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, opening in Theaters on February 8.

Hollywood Glam: 27 Dresses

27 has paired up with the team behind the new movie 27 Dresses to bring you original jewelry designs, inspired by the movie.

The movie, a romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl is about weddings and heartbreaking love triangles. Heigl has been a Bridesmaid 27 times, but now her sister is marrying the man that she is secretly in love with.

Watch the trailer, see the movie on January 11 and get jewelry inspired by the film. Choose from the fabulous daily fashion collection or from the Bridal Jewelry Collection to help make your perfect day.

What’s more, you can win the engagement ring featured in the film!! Just fill out the form and cross your fingers.