Below are a few highlights from the Academy Awards festivities this past weekend.
ACADEMY AWARDS WEEKEND PARTY HIGHLIGHTS
Grey Goose celebrated Oscars night at the 21st annual Elton John Academy Awards Screening Party. Stars of music, movies, TV and fashion gathered at the venue in West Hollywood Park to learn who would be the big winners of the night and to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The event began with a GREY GOOSE cocktail reception before guests sat down to dinner for the screening of the ceremony on giant screens around the venue. Emeli Sandé, who performed at the GREY GOOSE Winter Ball held in London in November, then gave another memorable performance in front of the 900 guests. As well as Sir Elton John himself, this year’s attendees included: Bono, Sharon Stone, Jim Carrey (wearing giant plastic feet and tiny angel wings), Britney Spears, Tim Allen, Octavia Spencer, Steve Tyler, Melanie B, Randy Jackson, Dave Grohl, Heidi Klum, Jaime King (in Christian Louboutin heels), Naomi Campbell, Quincy Jones and Petra Nemcova.
- Bungalow 8 and The Art of Shaving at Petit Ermitage celebrated of Oscar Week in Los Angeles. Dj’s Knewjack, Sam Spiegl and Tolula Adeyemi kept the crowd moving while guests, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Marlon L. Wayans, Sandra Bullock, Bryan Lourd, Jessica Chastain, Rachel Hunter, Kimberly Stewart, Thomas Jane, Peta Wilson, Danny Huston, Ivana Milicevic, Chelsea Handler, Jared Leto, Mary McCormack, Aaron Young, André Saraiva, Paula Patton, Lady Victoria Hervey, Russell Simmons, Kevin Connolly, Marisa Tomei, Sarah Silverman and Shaun White, sipped on champagne and Bungalow 8’s signature cocktails, including LA’s take on Bungalow 8’s watermelon martini.
The most coveted party of the year welcomed attendees in honor of nominated films such as “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Django Unchained,” and “The Master”. The films were all strong contenders in categories like Best Picture, Best Actor/Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor/Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Directing. To add to the celebration, GREY GOOSE Vodka flew in master mixologist, to serve a collection of specialty cocktails. Included in the collection was the Coco Django, which was inspired by the snow-covered mountains in “Django Unchained” and featured Grey Goose Le Citron, coconut puree, clove spice and a fresh mint garnish. Fresh off of her Independent Spirit Award win Saturday afternoon, Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence, who is already a Golden Globe and SAG winner, celebrated with fellow Oscar nominees Bradley Cooper, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Quentin Tarantino, Christophe Waltz, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Other guests included Chris Tucker, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Styles, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, and Kerry Washington.
PRISM presented the opening preview and reception for Mario Testino, an eponymous exhibition of select works by the artist. Top names from the worlds of art, fashion and entertainment joined forces on the eve of the Academy Awards to fete the legendary photographer. The exhibition features 28 large-scale photographs spanning his career, with a large number of personal works and new editions, never-before exhibited. The exhibition will be on view through March 30, 2013. Specially requested by Mario Testino himself, Portón – the ultra premium, handcrafted pisco from Peru – was featured as the drink of choice at the Peruvian native’s first exhibition in seven years. Attendees Included: Prism’s PC Valmorbida and Jared Najjar Alessandra Ambrosio, Kim Kardashian, Marisa Tomei, Whitney Cummings, Liberty Ross, Pamela Anderson, Jeffrey Deitch, Serge and Florence Azria, Alessandra Balazs, André Balazs, Sean Avery, Hamish Bowles, Francesco Costa, Stephen Dorff, Danny Huston, Chanel Iman, Jared Leto, Zoe Lister-Jones, Andy Milonakis, Stavros Niarchos Jr., Theo Niarchos, Masi Oka, Rachel Roy, Zac Posen, Vito Schnabel, Bee Shaffer, Irina Shayk, Eugenia Silva, Russell Simmons, among other guests. The after-party continued at FLEUR DE LYS Estate in Beverly Hills where Equipment and Dom Pérignon treated celebrities, art world luminaries and fashion notables to their Vintage 2013. Additional guests who joined Mario at the party included Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady, Miley Cyrus, Jeremy Scott, and Rachel Zoe among other guests.
Celebrities and VIPs including Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Rosario Dawson, Alyssa Milano, Louise Roe, Alan Arkin, Billy Zane, Jesse Metcalfe, Peter Fonda, Jesse Williams, Madalina Ghenea, Alexander Ludwig, Danny Huston, Stacey Keach, Martin Landau, Alfrie Woodard, Mimi Rogers, Maria Bravo, Jane Seymour, Clemens Schick, Navid Negahban, Michael Nouri, Lana Parilla, Samantha Barks, Rachel Griffiths, Bailey Chase, Pal Sverre Hagen, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Natasha Henstridge and Michael York all attended The Montblanc & UNICEF pre-Oscar brunch celebrating the launch of the 2013 “Signature for Good” initiative at the Hotel Bel-Air. The red carpet was buzzing as Emmy Rossum and Hilary Swank (both rocking Montblanc jewelry) made their way into the party. Homeland’s “Abu Nazir” (Navid Negahban) gushed over Emmy Rossum asking her to pose for a photo on the carpet and telling her how obsessed he was with her hit television show “Shameless”. Alan Arkin made a brief appearance signing a brick for a school wall with a Montblanc pen and high-fiving fans as he made his way into the cocktail party.
Inside the party “Hunger Games” actor Alexander Ludwig mingled with actors Jesse Williams and Jesse Metcalfe while the girls including Emmy Rossum, Jane Seymour, NY society staple Julie Macklowe and fashion personality and TV host Louise Roe held court inside the main ballroom noshing on omelets and sipping champagne. The beautiful Rosario Dawson made made a late arrival and a mad dash to the ballroom to catch the presentation just in time. As the presentation wrapped guests continued to mingle sipping champagne. Rosario Dawson ran over to Jesse Williams and the two shared laughs and discussed which Oscar parties they will be attending.
On Friday, February 22nd, producer Francesca Von Habsburg hosted a luncheon in honor of Marina Abramovic and her critically acclaimed documentary, “The Artist is Present,” which had been nominated for best documentary by the Independent Spirit Awards. The intimate affair sponsored by Dom Pérignon was held at Chateau Marmont and included Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, André Balazs, Laura Bickford, Jeffrey Deitch, Charlotte Rampling, Todd Eberle, Ian La Frenais, Richard “Cheech” Marin, Ghislaine Maxwell, Melita Toscan Du Plantier, Eugenio Lopez, Amy Sacco, Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant to name a few.
Oscar Nominee for Zero Dark 30 star Jessica Chastain and Jacki Weaver were among the celebs who visited the Purity Vodka sampling station at the Writer’s Guild Awards Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat.
What do last night’s Oscar Winners Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day Lewis, Quentin Tarantino and Christoph Waltz have in common? They have all recently had dinner at Antica Pesa in Rome, the sister restaurant to the newly opened Antica Pesa in Williamsburg, have had the Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe and have been personally hosted by Francesco Panella, the restaurant’s charismatic owner.
ACADEMY AWARDS FASHION HIGHLIGHTS
Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway also wore Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection diamonds at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party last night in Los Angeles. Hathaway paired her grey gown with Tiffany Lucida Diamond Stud Earrings set in platinum, the Tiffany Diamond Wide Deco Bracelet set in platinum and the Tiffany Diamond Corsage Cluster Ring set in Platinum.
Diane Kruger, Julie Bowen, Teresa Palmer, and Georgina Chapman all wore Christian Louboutin to the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Adele all wore Louboutins to the Academy Awards.
Extra host Mario Lopez wore Ox and Bull cufflinks from CuffLinks.com to the Oscars and Jon Hamm wore Ravi Ratan cufflinks from CuffLinks.com to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Rebecca Miller, wife of Daniel Day-Lewis and winner of the Best Actor award for ‘Lincoln’, wore a Dolce&Gabbana black Sicilian lace gown to the 85th Annual Academy Awards and Vanity Fair Oscar Party last night.
Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis accessorized with Forevermark Diamonds drop earrings and necklace. Best Supporting Actress nominee Jacki Weaver sparkled in Forevermark Diamonds earrings, bracelet and rings. Oscar performer Norah Jones shined in Forevermark Diamonds on the red carpet and during her performance. Oscar performer and Les Miserables Samantha Barks dazzled in a beautiful House of Waris for Forevermork pendant and Forevermark Diamonds during her performance.
Oscar performer and ABC co-host Kristin Chenoweth shined in Simon G. Jewelry. E! co-host Giuliana Rancic wore Forevermark Diamonds on the Live from the Red Carpet show. E! co-host Giuliana Rancic wore Simon G Jewelry during the Countdown show. E! co-host George Kotsiopoulos helped design his Forevermark Diamond tie pins. E! co-host Alicia Quarles wore a Simon G. Jewelry bracelet in the Countdown show. E! co- host Catt Sadler wore Hoorsenbuh gold jewelry.
TV Guide host Nikki Boyer sparkled in Simon G Jewelry. Jennifer Westfeldt wore Simon G. Jewelry to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Anna Paquin wore gold Hoorsenbuhs Jewelry to Elton John’s Academy Awards Viewing Party.
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES wore Lorraine Schwartz gold earrings with earth tone colored natural diamonds. KRISTEN STEWART wore Fred Leighton 19th Century rose gold and old mine cut diamond riviere necklace and rose gold and old mine diamond navette shaped ring, circa 1900. KATHRYN BIGELOW wore Neil Lane gold, emerald and diamond earrings and Solange Azagury-Partridge 18k yellow gold, emerald and diamond snake cuff. RENEE ZELLWEGER wore Van Cleef & Arpel “Mystery Set” bracelet with rubies and diamonds in platinum and yellow gold, 1960 “Twin Ruby” bracelets with diamonds set in platinum and yellow gold, and 1945 yellow gold Minaudiere with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. OLIVIA MUNN wore Yellow gold flower stud earrings. SALMA HAYEK wore Cindy Chao Maple Leaves chocker in yellow gold and diamonds as hairpiece. NICOLE KIDMAN wore Fred Leighton 19th century yellow gold and black enamel pendant earrings and yellow gold and diamond chain cuff bracelet. GLORIA REUBEN wore Neil Lane yellow gold and pave diamond bangle and yellow gold and diamond floral motif earrings. Yellow gold and diamond cluster ring. JANE FONDA wore Chopard yellow gold earrings. JESSICA CHASTAIN wore Harry Winston vintage 1967 diamond and yellow gold bracelet. SAMANTHA BARKS wore House of Waris for Forevermark Light Emanating from the Heart pendant in 18k yellow gold with Oval Forevermark diamond. CATT SADLER wore Solange Azagury-Partridge 18k yellow gold triangle necklace. OCTAVIA SPENCER wore Lorraine Schwartz 18k rose gold and diamond mesh earrings and 18k rose gold and diamond ring.
Wella Professionals stylists were in full force for the Academy Awards. Enzo Angileri styled Charlize Theron, Robert Vetica styled Renee Zellweger, Andy LeCompte styled Lily Collins for the Chanel Party and Leslie Mann for the Vanity Fair Party, Anh Co Tran styled Ginnifer Goodwin for the Chanel and Vanity Fair Party.
Charlize Theron at the 85th Academy Awards:
Inspiration: Enzo explains, “My inspiration came mainly from her short hair, which she cut three months ago for a movie” and is now just grown out to length that can be styled into a sophisticated, yet androgynous look that complements the sleek lines of the Dior haute couture gown. “ I wanted Charlize’s hair to look like she got out of jeans and a t-shirt and put on a gown because the style is so simple and chic.”
Here’s how Enzo got the look:
1. After washing and conditioning, Enzo applied Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse to wet hair to direct hair into place.
2. Then blow-dry hair with a diffuser until it’s 100% dry and in place.
3. Rake hair down with a brush following the part and shape of the head, leaving volume at the top of the head.
4. Enzo used Wella Professionals Shape Shift Molding Gum to mold the hair and create a texturized look and feel.
5. Finally, he finished with a light mist of Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray to give hair luminosity on the red carpet.
Renee Zellweger at the 85th Academy Awards
Hair Look: The chignon is very classic, sophisticated chic, and red carpet elegant.
1. First, wet hair was prepped with small amount of Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier Style Primer
2. Then, section by section blow dry with a large round bristle brush and back comb each section lightly.
3. Once the hair is completely dry, split into two pieces and tuck into a low chignon securing with bobby pins.
4. Spray the pinned hair lightly with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight to create shine.
5. Finally, set the look with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray.
Isla Fisher at the 85th Academy Awards
Inspiration: Marcus explained “I wanted Isla’s personality to really show by keeping her hair sleek and down, it made the look feel young, sexy, and fun, just like her. Having a no part half-up, half-down would help to modernize the hairstyle.” A strapless dress doesn’t always mean the hair must be worn up. In this case Isla showed off her red, shiny locks which really popped against her blue dress by wearing it down.
1. From wet hair, apply Wella Professional Flowing Form Smoothing Balm section by section and blow dry with a medium size round brush.
2. Create your part for the section you’re pulling back by starting at the arch of each eyebrow, and continue back to the crown.
3. Spray Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray before you flat iron each section from roots to ends.
4. Secure the section pulled back by using a bobby pin on each side at the crown. Slide the pin underneath the top layer of the hair to anchor without slipping.
5. Use a quarter size amount of Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Serum and take through with your fingers to seal the ends and adding shine.
6. Finally use Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray with focus at the front and section pulled back for added hold.
Leslie Mann at the 2013 Vanity Fair Party
Inspiration: “I wanted to go for a simple, understated glamourous style for Leslie’s look tonight. It’s very 1970s Jerry Hall glam,” Andy explains.
1. Start out by spraying Wella Professionals Create Character Texturizing Spray on wet hair to give it texture and body with hold.
2. Use a ceramic brush for a smooth blowout, then put the hair in velcro rollers to set for 10-15 minutes.
3. After removing the rollers, back comb and tease the hair to create more volume.
4. Create lasting hold by finishing the look with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray.
Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2013 Vanity Fair Party
Inspiration: “The look was inspired by 1920’s finger waves,” Anh explains.
1. First, apply Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray and Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier on wet hair.
2. Blow the hair 80% dry with low heat and speed to not disturb her waves.
3. Add Wella Professionals Bold Move Matte Styling Paste gently on the dry hair, using the comb to spread the product evenly.
4. Mold the hair into a finger wave pattern. This way, the finger waves won’t look so flat on her hair and will have some volume.
5. Once, the finger waves are done, apply Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to hold it in place.
6. Finally spritz the Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray to keep hair looking wet and shiny.