Oprah – Television Goddess and Fashion Icon

Oh Oprah, who art on television, hollowed be your show…

As we all know, Oprah’s show is ending and, along with it, an era. Greater minds than mine have pontificated on her influence on television and on women at large, on our collective sense of what it means to live a good life and organize our closets. She is – in a word – amazing.

I know she still has the OWN network, O Magazine and everything else, but she’ll be dearly, dearly missed.

Throughout the 25 years she’s developed an iconic fashion presence. She utilizes bold colors, usually in earth tones. She’s also learned how to dress for her body type in a way that loves, rather than hides, her curves.

For jewelry, she often sticks to earrings that are somehow daring and classic at once.  She rarely wears necklaces, and so the slight dangle on the earrings creates a nice balance.

The biggest style tip I think I’ve gotten from Oprah, beyond the embrace-your-body message, beyond the classic-is-never-out-of-style aesthetic, is that, no matter what you’re wearing, you look twice as good when you shine from the inside. The smile on this woman is infectious. Her eyes shine with a kind of joy that is what makes her so irresistible to watch. And irresistibly beautiful.

It’s a good lesson for all of us.

Stay tuned today for Oprah’s last show. We’ll be watching…will you?

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The 5 Most Talked About Earrings at the Oscars

The 83rd Academy Awards were held last night and we couldn’t be more excited to tune in to see all the glamorous fashion and jewelry. One piece of jewelry that we think shined the most were earrings. The Ice.com team discussed our favorite earrings this morning and some that we wish the starlets would have reconsidered.
Emeralds: Reese Witherspoon and Annette Bening both wore dark gowns with vibrant green emerald earrings. Reese’s Neil Lane emeralds were highlighted nicely with her high ponytail. Both Reese and Annette’s drop earrings closely resembled Angelina Jolie’s famous emeralds she wore to the Oscars in 2009. You can get the look for less with these green Amethyst drop earrings.
Colorful Gems: Gwyneth Paltrow was a favorite amongst many in her Calvin Klein silver sleek dress and colorful Louis Vuitton multi-gemstone earrings and brooch. We’re unsure of what the exact design is but the colors are gorgeous with her skin tone.
Dangle Earrings: The newly slimmed down Jennifer Hudson looked ravishing in her tangerine Versace gown. She paired it with long diamond dangle earrings that looked lightweight and comfortable. She was definitely a fan favorite of the night.
Tassles: The biggest jewelry surprise was probably Oscar award winning actress Natalie Portman’s maroon Tiffany & Co. tassel earrings. The consensus at the office is that they were a miss for us but a few of our Twitter followers disagreed that they were a hit. What do you think?
Disappointment of the night: Marisa Tomei is a favorite actress to many, including Lady Gaga who recently said she would want Marisa to play her in a movie of her life. We are not only disappointed in her choice of gown but I wonder, what was she thinking putting those earrings on? Would you wear these flower themed gemstone earrings?
Other honorable mentions were Mila Kunis’ diamond and platinum Neil Lane ribbon earrings, Jennifer Hudson’s long drop earrings and Oprah Winfrey’s fabulous diamond earrings.
What were your favorite jewelry looks on the Oscars red carpet?