March 8, 2014

Marena's home in Better Homes & Gardens

I recently found some old issues of
Better Homes & Gardens magazines and
took the afternoon to skim through them.

In the August 2010 copy,
I was pleasantly surprised to see
my friend Marena's home featured!
Marena is one of the co-chairs for the 
Newport Harbor Home Tour and her home
has always been one of my favorites.

It's so cozy and fun! She decorated it with
the help of a few other talented friends
and the outcome is just a great casual
family home with a definite California vibe!

See for yourself...    

Marena with Charlie, Trudy & Leah 

a fresh take on a center hall table 

I love the crisp white kitchen with a vintage feel

the cozy breakfast nook is perfect for dining & homework

Love the chairs and fun sunburst mirror!

August 2010

ciao! fabiana

March 4, 2014

the oscars up close and personal

Some of my favorite Oscars looks, hair, make-up and jewelry details.... 

Kate Hudson
Kate always looks flawless

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer was one of my favorites! 
I love how she wore her necklace.

Naomi Watts
  Naomi was stunning in white with a
 diamond spider web necklace
 Lupita looked like Cinderella in her
 baby blue chiffon gown by Prada.
Amy Adams
I am a little obsessed with 
Amy's Tiffany earrings! 
They looked stunning with her navy blue Gucci gown. 
Jessica Biel
 Jessica looks like a classic beauty.
Sandra Bullock
 Stunning  Sandra.  
Can you believe this woman is 50?
Charlize Theron
 Charilize in Dior of course
 with $15 million 
in Harry Winston diamonds around her neck.
Cate Blanchett
 Cate was one of my faves.  
Look at those 
giant opal drop earrings by Chopard! 
Angelina Jolie
 Angelina has really grown into 
a beautiful person inside and out.
Kerry Washington
 Kerry make up and hair looked amazing, 
and she's pregnant!
Julia Roberts
Julia looks great from the neck up.  
I did not care for the dress on her.
Liza Minnelli
 I loved Liza in cobalt blue, 
even with the blue streak in her hair. 
 She is Liza, after all!
Olivia Wilde
 Also pregnant, Olivia looked radiant.
Emma Watson
Little Hermione is all grown up 
and is always one of 
my fashion favorites!
taking the infamous selfie

the ultimate selfie from Oscar night 2014!

ciao! fabiana

March 3, 2014

my 5 favorite Oscar dresses 2014

Actually, I couldn't pick just five....

1. Sandra is channeling old Hollywood glamour 
in this navy Alexander McQueen gown.

Cate Blanchett with Nancy O'dell

2. I always love the fashion choices Cate Blanchett makes.   

Here she is in Armani Prive.

3. More Hollywood glamour, 
this time from Kate Hudson in Versace.

4. Jennifer Garner 
was a stunner in this silver 
Oscar de la Renta gown.  
I loved how it moved when 
she was presenting on stage!

5. I loved this Dior gown on Charlize, 
but wasn't sure of the straps at first.
 Overall, she looks amazing, 
especially the way the diamond necklace 
is framed by the neckline of the dress.

Lupita looks like Cinderella 
in this baby blue chiffon gown by Prada.

She's so cute and sooo talented!

Jennifer Lawrence in red Dior.

honorable mentions...

ciao! fabiana

March 2, 2014

don't forget to watch the oscars!

We’re getting ready to start watching the Oscars red carpet.  
I can't wait to see what my favorite nominees are wearing!!

Jennifer, Amy, Julia, Sandra, Cate & Lupita…

ciao! fabiana

oscar party entertaining ideas

Candlelight and chocolate -- always a perfect match with Oscar!

Tonight’s Oscar night!

Are you entertaining? 
It's always fun to have a few friends over,
especially to watch the red carpet fashion.  

Here are just a few easy ideas
to make your night extra special.

Wrap some old negatives around glass votives.

Have an Oscar ballot ready for each of your guests! 

Iced champagne and strawberries!

Most important, an Oscar Dress rating card!!

The Hollywood sign cupcakes

Elegant popcorn

Improvise a red carpet and Gold stars
for your own Hollywood Walk of Fame

The envelope please...
Fold your napkin like an envelope and add a gold sticker and red ribbon!

Movie star wine charms

A red carpet table runner

Print out photos of you favorite Oscar winners and frame them for your table 

Sparkling Red-Wine Cocktails

Film reels and more of your favorite Oscar moments framed.

Glittery stars are so fun!

ciao! fabiana


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