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Red Carpet Fashion at the Oscars

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Hollywood’s biggest stars were out in full force for last night’s Oscars. But we think some of our favorite stars could use a little help with their accessories – we’d love to see them wearing pieces from Boticca’s talented designers. We’ve selected new Oscar red carpet looks for Best Actress winner Meryl Streep, Best Actress nominee Rooney Mara, presenter Natalie Portman, and the red carpet’s reigning queen, Angelina Jolie. Which red carpet star is your favorite?

Meryl Streep was dressed to win last night – her gorgeous gold Lanvin gown was a showstopper that matched the Oscar statue perfectly. But Meryl tends to play it safe when it comes to accessories, so we’d like to see her do something a little different. We’d recommend she switch out her earrings for the more original Carousel Earrings by Arosha Luigi Taglia. We’d also like to see her carrying Dareen Hakim’s Le Icon Black Python Clutch. Maybe now that Meryl is a three-time Oscar winner, she’ll take a few more chances with her style.

Between her red carpet style and her brave humanitarian works, Angelina Jolie can do no wrong. Yet we think this A-lister could have gone a bit bigger with her accessories. We think she should mix classic earrings, like Paula Mendoza’s Roble Earrings, with a rebellious cuff, like Chic Jewel Couture’s Crushed Cuff Bracelet. Angelina, are you listening?

Rooney Mara is Hollywood’s hottest young star. After playing Lisbeth Salander in the American adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Rooney seemed to take on Lisbeth’s bad-girl style. So we were disappointed to see that she went accessory-free at the Oscars. We think her winter-white Givenchy gown would have benefitted from some Boticca hardware, like Gisele Ganne’s Mourning Ring and Eina Ahluwalia’s 3D ‘Trishul’ Earrings.

In 2011, Natalie Portman won an Oscar for her performance in Black Swan, but she didn’t look like a winner last night. Her vintage Dior gown could have used a little something extra. We wish Natalie had paired her Dior gown with Here Comes the Bride, Orchira’s modern approach to the pearl necklace. The Goddess Emerald Bracelet by Nikki Baker would be the perfect finishing touch.

Dareen Hakim Arosha Paula Mendoza Crushed Cuff Eina Giselle Ganne Orchira Nikki Baker

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Top 8 this week – 24th of January

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Mel Botiery Montagnes Noires Claire English Toosis Aiyna Singh Paula Mendoza Gemma Redux Suzanna Dai

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What would Jackie do?

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It is a question asked across the globe in some of the most fashionable homes; just what would Jackie do? So if you have ever wondered what she, or indeed other leading fashion icons, might choose then wonder no more. As if we were led by the great woman herself, we have compiled the ultimate guide to celebrity icon fashion, Boticca style. 

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Designer Interview – Paula Mendoza

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If there were three words to describe Paula Mendoza’s jewelry they would have to be bold, creative and elegant. With her pieces each being made from natural elements with precious metals, you are guaranteed that no two pieces will ever be the same. Although now a New York native, Paula originally hails from the glamorous Colombia, which proves as an inspiration for her collections as well as a source of materials for her. 

Citrine Big Tower Ring

Big Ben Necklace

 

Muso Ring

 

Venuz Bracelet

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4 top tips for creating a red carpet look

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Ever wondered how celebrities look so darn good on the red carpet? Luckily Boticca has the answer. With just a few simple steps you can be up there in the style stakes with the A list. 

1. One lady who knows red carpet style is Joan Rivers,  commentating on red carpet events for decades now, Joan advises to wear a lot of big jewelry. Citing red carpet style as ‘your turn to bring out your inner princess,’ if you need inspiration look no further than jewelry magpie and fashion drama queen Jennifer Lopez. 

We like Nikki Baker’s Reversible Diamond Earrings and Paula Mendoza’s Chivor Necklace.

2. Like the girl guides say, be prepared. Want to know how the A list look so calm and poised? They are prepared for every eventuality from make-up meltdowns to sore feet. For this there is no finer way to keep your style emergency essentials safe than with a chic clutch. We recommend Edith Silver Glitter by Wilbur&Gussie or celebrity fave Darren Hakim and her Le Icon Slate Croc Clutch.   

3. Stand out from the crowd. It might sound simple enough but the help of even the smallest accessory can give you an essential style leg up. We love Lizzie McQuade’s Triomphe headband or Sarah Home’s Pheasant Fascinator III

4. Last but most certainly not least – be yourself. Nothing will make you feel more comfortable during a big event than having a signature piece with you. For the perfect example, look to none other than Nicole Richie and her initial necklace – for a more unique version try Jessica de Lotz’s Personalised Hand Stamped Wax Seal Necklace.  

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Who wore it better?

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With a limited number of ‘it’ dresses and a multitude of celebrities, it’s inevitable that sometimes, shock horror, celebs will be seen in the same ensemble. Here we take a look at these style twins and in a bid to make every look individual, we show you how the help of some unique accessories would win the style war every time.

Alexa Chung Vs Kirsten Dunst 

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Two Queen’s of indie cool, two very different ways of wearing this Miu Miu dress. Sporting black from head to toe, Kristen is the epitome of laid back autumn style. While normally we are huge fans of block coloring, we can’t help but think with absolutely no accessories Kirsten looks a tad too funereal. So, we would add something like Clovis’ Sun God ring – it’s big, bold and has a dash of her rock and roll vibe too. Another thing getting in our way from loving this ensemble is the bag, too big and far too bulky. ana faye’s Lilia baby black snake print patent bag would take this look from slightly drab to fab in a heartbeat.

Oh Alexa, what we wouldn’t do to have your wardrobe. Always chic, always cutting edge, in our book this brunette beauty always gets it right. Loving the Miu Miu boots, the classic Chanel purse, and just got out of bed hair but something very slight is making the whole look fall a bit flat. We suggest a bracelet such as Hills Bracelet by Paula Mendoza to really make this look rock.  

So Boticca fans – who wore it better? Leave your comment below.

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Who wore it better?

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With a limited number of ‘it’ dresses and a multitude of celebrities, it’s inevitable that sometimes, shock horror, celebs will be seen in the same ensemble. Here we take a look at these style twins and in a bid to make every look individual, we show you how the help of some unique accessories would win the style war every time.

Sandra Bullock Vs Paula Abdul

We say:

Proving that jumpsuits never go out of style, our two stars both wear this black ensemble beautifully. However, with a figure like Oscar winner Sandra Bullock’s we feel adding a belt like the Silver Crystal Bow Belt by Poupee Couture would both jazz it up and show off her enviable waist. With Paula on the right track, a necklace is definitely needed to bring this block color to life. With Paula’s chunky choker weighing her down too much, we would opt for the Conos Necklace by Paula Mendoza – ideal to add the perfect amount of sparkle. Last but not least, a true fashionista is never properly dressed without her handbag and we would love to see these ladies with Wilbur&Gussie’s Edith Silver Glitter clutch.

So Boticca fans – who wore it better? Leave your comment below.

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Seven modern day celebrity icons

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When it comes to style, sometimes everyone needs a little inspiration. Enter the A-list and their enviable celebrity styles. So whether it’s celebrity fashion trends that you look to or even celebrity street style, we give you our top seven modern day celebrity icons with covet worthy style.

1. Nicole Richie – Laid back LA lovely with a polished edge

Boticca’s signature piece: Conos Necklace

2. Daphne Guinness - Queen of edgy couture

Boticca’s signature piece: Worlds Collide Super X Glove

3. Kate Moss – Everyone’s favorite rock chick

Boticca’s signature piece: Skull Bracelet Emeralized

4. Victoria Beckham –  The undisputed doyenne of design

Boticca’s signature piece: Alan Hayden Nathalie Purse Pony & Diamonds

5. Carine Roitfeld – Always edgy, always on trend, always right

Boticca’s signature piece: Prayer ring

6. Sienna Miller – High fashion meets high street for a relaxed vibe

Boticca’s signature piece: Elefante

7. Michelle Obama – Redefining power dressing

Boticca’s signature piece: Kimono Wrap-Pine

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Interiors and lifestyle guru Slim Paley brings eclectic chic to Boticca

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Considering Slim Paley only started her beautifully eclectic lifestyle blog on what she calls ‘a wing and a dare’ she really is having the last laugh now with her blog becoming the go-to guide for interiors and lifestyle inspiration.

Never one to sit still for long, Slim has called London, Vancouver, New York, Tokyo and LA home with her roots now firmly planted in California. With a love for travel running through her veins, Slim has visited Africa, India, Thailand, Greece and Bhutan in the last few years, using each trip as a valuable source for her seemingly endless inspiration.

Describing her blog as a combination of ‘travel, fashion, interiors, gardening and books – an eclectic brew’ Slim admits that despite all the critical acclaim for her blog, her greatest accomplishment is her 25 year strong marriage and her two sons.

And that’s not all – we have more from Slim here.

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Piece I Love – August 24th

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Handpicked by Eliza

My love has no limits for these Andalucia Earrings that channel the warmth and design of one of my favorite Mediterranean countries. Although the designer says you don’t need to dance the Flamenco to wear them, I’m sure the chime and charm of these dazzlers would get me moving on the dance floor.

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