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Really Beautiful Pictures of Gorgeous People Wearing Nice Jewelry

Oct/16/2014 at 04:59 PM ET

It’s almost the weekend, and you’ve done a great job at work all week and looked really cute doing it. Congratulations! Let’s celebrate with some stunning black-and-white photos of your favorite stars posing in some Old Hollywood-esque ads for IWC’s “Portofino” watch collection, shall we?

IWC watches campaignCourtesy Peter Lindbergh

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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Macro Prints, Big Bangs and an Overly Done Eye We Could Do Without

May/16/2014 at 05:16 PM ET

Trend report: macro prints, big bangsGetty; Splash News Online; Getty

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw oversized prints, bangs worth a second look and a smoky eye that isn’t quite right for spring.
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Oscars 2014: Our Favorite Looks of the Night

Mar/03/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Some truly striking gowns hit the red carpet at the Academy Awards Sunday night — in fact, we’d be hard-pressed to pick one loser among a sea of really stunning dresses. But of course, the most fun part of the night is choosing our favorites, so below, check out the six that we (and Style Council member Louise Roe) were drooling over last night, keeping in mind that some of us had to battle to earn the rights to our pick. Then tell us in the comments who won your Best Dressed of the night (or even better, make your own list and share it with your friends on Facebook!)
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Cate Blanchett Selects Oscars Dress 10 Minutes Before Leaving for Red Carpet

Mar/03/2014 at 12:16 AM ET

Cate Blanchett Oscars 2014Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

It’s been a big night for Cate Blanchett. Not only did she nab the Oscar for Best Actress, but she also made our Best Dressed list. And we have some exclusive insight on her major, head-turning gown. Read More

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#TBT, Oscars Edition: The Killer Red Carpet Moments You May Have Forgotten -- But Have to See

Feb/27/2014 at 07:08 PM ET

The Oscars are mere days away at this point — and while celebrities are getting their spray-tans and teeth whitened, we’re planning our snack picks for Sunday night and reminiscing about our favorite Oscar moments from years past. Everyone knows which are the best dresses (and the most horrifying style moments) from the past decade or so, but what about those major moments that somehow get overlooked in everyone’s roundups? This Thursday, PEOPLE StyleWatch editors are giving special shoutouts to the most memorable moments — in our minds, anyway — and that you should add to your “Remember when?” Oscars nostalgia tour.

Charlize Theron OscarsBenainous/LeFranc/Gamma-Rapho/Getty

Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: Remember that time a bow almost ate Charlize Theron‘s head on the Oscars red carpet? I didn’t either until I came across this photo of the actress at the 2006 Academy Awards. The bow in question was attached to Theron’s forest green Christian Dior gown, designed by John Galliano. This was right before Twitter launched, or Theron’s extra appendage would no doubt have been immortalized with its own handle and account. (By the way, can you imagine an award show without Twitter?) While I’m all about a “Wow” factor, I think the ginormous embellishment was just a bit too over-the-top. (I’m more in favor of the tie on Nicole Kidman’s famous Balenciaga design.)

Bennifer OscarsDan MacMedan/WireImage

Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: The year was 2003. 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” was the hot jam, Juicy Couture sweatsuits were so on-trend and there was only one celebrity couple that mattered: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Between his cameo in “Jenny From the Block” and her massive pink diamond Harry Winston engagement ring, the world couldn’t get enough of Bennifer.

The ill-fated couple had one of their most memorable moments at the Academy Awards where she arrived in a stunning mint green vintage Valentino gown inspired by a look Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore in 1967, and he sported self-tanner. All of it. Yet, all the bronzer, body glitter and hair pomade in the world couldn’t keep Bennifer together.

KAte Winslet Oscars SGranitz/WireImage

Zoë Ruderman, Deputy Style and Beauty Director: While looking back at old Oscars photos, I was struck by two things: One, Jennifer Lopez has attended a lot of Oscars for someone whose biggest movies are Maid in Manhattan (not nominated) and Gigli (also snubbed). And two, there was a period of about four years in the ’90s when almost every woman on the red carpet wore one of those oversize silk shawls draped over the crook of their elbows. I had almost forgotten this was a thing! And not just at the Oscars, but at proms, too.

Kate Winslet, in a pre-Titanic 1996, wore approximately 80 yards of a deep-pink fabric that matched her scoopneck princess gown and certainly didn’t match her red hair. In PEOPLE StyleWatch magazine, we have a feature called “Everything Old Is New Again,” but somehow I don’t think Kate — or any other star — will show up this year carrying that ’90s fabric swath.

Cate Blanchett OscarsJeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Bronwyn Barnes, Senior Style Editor: This is the look that proved Cate Blanchett was a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet. The actress’s bespoke knit John Galliano for Dior gown — which she helped design — featured an intricate back panel with hummingbird and floral design done in Lesage embroidery. She could easily have overdone it with the hair and makeup, but instead went with artfully mussed bedhead and a red lip and came out looking effortlessly cool. That’s why she’s the best-dressed badass in Hollywood.

Jessica Alba pregnant OscarsJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: Do you know who else has scored a ton of invites to the Oscars despite also being cruelly overlooked for films including Honey and Good Luck Chuck? Jessica Alba. Not that I’m complaining — she always brings it, big time, on the red carpet, sometimes even more so than the nominees.

Case in point: This ridiculously delicious plum Marchesa gown, worn with Cartier jewels and that radiant mom-to-be glow (yes, this is what she looks like in her third trimester) in 2008. And of course, that braided hairdo set the gold standard for formal braids long before it became a Thing — I’m pretty sure this is still getting pinned to bridal hair inspiration boards. We may never see Alba holding one of those golden statuettes, but I’m willing to keep awarding her “best dressed” trophies as long as she keeps going.

What’s your favorite overlooked Oscars style moment? Which of these gets your vote for best TBT? Tell us below!

SAG Awards Style: The Social Media Style Moments You Can't Miss

Jan/18/2014 at 10:40 PM ET

Sometimes it feels like it’s taking forever for the stars to arrive on an awards show red carpet. So to pass the time here at StyleWatch, we usually comb through our Twitter and Instagram feeds to see if any celebrities will give us even the tiniest peek of their big look.

Luckily for us, a few did just that before Saturday night’s SAG Awards! What would we have done without them?!

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And the Oscar Nominees for Best Style Moments In a Film Are ... (This Really Should Be a Category)

Jan/16/2014 at 05:11 PM ET

In case you missed it, the 2014 Oscar nominees were announced today. And while we’re slowly ticking off all the best picture nominees from our “Must-See” list, we’re also constantly talking about some of the most outrageous style moments from this year’s films. So we came up with our own list of nominees. Below, our fantasy Oscar style ballot!
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