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With the 90th Academy Awards preparations well under way, many of you will be hosting and/or attending Oscar parties. Whether you’re mingling with celebrities at after Oscar parties such as Vanity Fair, or hosting and/or attending an Oscar party with family and friends, the fun bash/celebrations take your evening into an exciting direction.

The 2018 Academy Awards will air live on ABC on March 4, 2018, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Although you certainly don’t need a reason to throw a party, the Oscars is the epitome of award ceremonies, and it presents the “to the nines” party opportunity.

Tips for Hosting the Perfect Oscar Party:

  1. Select a theme: Hollywood, Glamour, Movies, etc.
  2. Prepare and strut your own Red Carpet event.
  3. For delicious food and munchies, serve popcorn, or go for the catered affair if you are hosting a fancier event, or do it “potluck” style where each guest brings a dish.
  4. Have all guests dress to Oscar proportions and give a prize to the first place male and female winner.
  5. Have your guests guess their favorite nominee (winner) in each category. First place wins a prize.
  6. Supply fun goodie bags for the guests.
  7. Enjoy!

2018 Movies Nominated for Best Picture:

  1. Call Me by Your Name
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. Dunkirk
  4. Get Out
  5. Lady Bird
  6. Phantom Thread
  7. The Post
  8. The Shape of Water
  9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor:

  1. Timothee Chalamet     Call Me by Your Name
  2. Daniel Day- Lewis        Phantom Thread
  3. Daniel Kaluuya             Get Out
  4. Gary Oldman                 Darkest Hour
  5. Denzel Washington      Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress:

  1. Sally Hawkins                The Shape of Water
  2. Frances McDormand   Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  3. Margot Robbie               I, Tonya
  4. Saoirse Ronan                Lady Bird
  5. Meryl Streep                   The Post

Best Director:

  1. Christopher Nolan         Dunkirk
  2. Jordan Peele                    Get Out
  3. Greta Gerwig                   Lady Bird
  4. Paul Thomas Anderson Phantom Thread
  5. Guillermo del Toro         The Shape of Water

And the Academy Award goes to? You! For throwing the best Oscar party in town and looking like the star that you are!

Oscar Party Tip: If you’re hosting an Oscar party, why not stick to the Red Carpet theme and use red party essentials? Red plates, napkins, decorations, etc. Or, go with the always elegant and beautiful color scheme of black and silver. Better yet, why not go with opulent gold party essentials, to mix in with the Oscar gold statuette?

Your party, your theme, your way. Look gorgeous, handsome and red carpet ready on this special Hollywood day!

Camera ready, that’s you. Get your Red Carpet best on as you enjoy the night away dressed your classy, magical way!

“Wow. With you in that glorious evening gown and me in this tux we’re quite the pair.”

“Yes. You with your caramel skin kissed by the sun and my Southern belle skin so fair.”

“We look glamorous enough to go to the Academy Awards. I’ll rent the limousine.”

“We’ll walk in like royalty: you dressed regal as a king and me your shining queen.”

“Well attend a glorious after Oscar party and fit in like the stars that we are.”

“I would adore attending the Vanity Fair party. We’re Hollywood royalty by far.”

Oscar Parties: Whether your Oscar party is a black tie affair or more casual wear, everyone hopes to see you there!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/ Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

Wristwatches do more than tell time; they decorate your arm much like a fancy bracelet or  a decorative arm chain. I have fun with costume watches, and being a lover of jewelry and all things sparkly, I enjoy wearing festive, beautiful watches, the more bedazzled and glittery the better! I wear watches more for the mere fashionable aesthetic of the watch than to tell me the time!
Watches truly are a unique piece of fashion and often times, with costume watches, you can match your watch to your outfit. A watch is a timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person. A watch is designed to keep working despite the motions caused by the wearer’s activities. A wristwatch is designed to be worn around the wrist, attached by a watch strap or other type of bracelet. A pocket watch is designed for a person to carry in a pocket.
Wristwatches: Time’s gift to bling!

Watch Fun Fact: Watches progressed in the 17th century from spring-powered clocks, which appeared as early as the 14th century. During most of its history, the watch was a mechanical device, driven by clockwork, powered by winding a mainspring, and keeping time with an oscillating balance wheel. In the 1960s the electronic quartz watch was invented, which was powered by a battery and kept time with a vibrating quartz crystal. By the 1980s, the quartz watch had taken over the market from the mechanical watch.
For over the top arm candy, that also tells you the time of day or night, try the Trendy Crystal Stretch Bracelet Watch by Fashion Destination:
Trendy Fashion Jewelry Crystal Stretch Bracelet Watch By Fashion Destination | (Gold)

Wristwatches so gorgeous you’ll watch your own watch!
Wristwatch Fun Fact: The concept of the wristwatch goes back to the production of the very earliest watches in the 16th century. Elizabeth I of England received a wristwatch from Robert Dudley in 1571, described as an arm watch. The oldest surviving wristwatch (then described as a bracelet watch) is one made in 1806 and given to Josephine de Beauharnais. From the beginning, wristwatches were almost exclusively worn by women, while men used pocket watches up until the early 20th century.

Various Face Displays of Watches:

  1. Analog
  2. Digital
  3. Illuminated
  4. Tactile

For beautiful arm bling to match any turquoise ring, I suggest the Turquoise Bangle Watch by Moulin:
Moulin Women’s Bangle Watch Turquoise Blue 17114.60573

Developments of the watch in the 2010s include smartwatches, which are elaborate computer-like electronic devices designed to be worn on a wrist. They generally incorporate timekeeping functions, but these are only a small subset of the smartwatch’s facilities.
Wristwatch Fun Fact: Talking watches are available today, intended to be used for the blind or visually impaired. They speak the time out loud at the press of  button!
Watches so fine you’ll find them truly sublime!

Watch Fun Fact: A great leap forward in the accuracy of watches keeping up with correct time occurred in 1657 with the addition of the balance spring to the balance wheel, an invention disputed both at the time and ever since between Robert Hooke and Christiaan Huygens. The innovation increased watches’ accuracy enormously, reducing error from perhaps several hours per day, to perhaps ten minutes per day, resulting in the addition of the minute hand to the face of the watch from around 1680 in Britain and 1700 in France.
Can you imagine wearing a watch that is off the correct time by sometimes hour per day? Not a bad deal at all if you need an excuse to use on the boss of why you’re late for work! Blame it on the watch! Do that one too many times and you’ll most likely watch yourself be booted out the door!
Glamourous costume watches sure decorate your arm galore!


Wear watches so fun, ornamental and beautiful that no one looks at your watch for the time, but merely to admire the arm candy and arm bracelet you wear so divine!
“Excuse me, my dear lady, but I see you wear one watch on each arm.”
“My watches are all so gorgeous, I wear them more for the charm.”
“Wearing two jeweled watches at one time is quite interesting to me.”
“I am a true fashion diva. Inventing my own unique style comes easy to me.”
“Pray tell, will you please tell me the time?”
“It’s time for me to go. I have a new watch I want purchase in mind!”
Wristwatches: Whether you wear one, two, three or four, you’ll spend so much time deciding what lovely watches to wear you’ll be lucky to get out your door (on time)! Ha!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com