Half the fun of the Oscars is checking out our favorite celebrities in gowns almost as amazing as their acting. Since we’re your Shopping Sidekick, PoachIt picked the best-dressed threads and poached from inspiration.
Lupita Nyong’o stunned at the Oscars in what everyone is calling the “Nairobi Blue” Prada Gown.
PoachIt’s Inspiration: The minty fresh blue color of Lupita’s gown comes to mind when we poached this embellished, one-shoulder ruched Calvin Klein gown from Macy’s!
Oh Kate Hudson, you never fail to deliver. This year at the Oscars, Kate rocked a plunging, bead-accented off-white Atelier Versace design complete with amazing shoulders.
PoachIt’s Inspiration: Shrug it all off in this simply chic Badgley Mischka gown from Neiman Marcus.
Charlize Theron of course, makes us all question our own mortality when she appears as a pure goddess in this black Dior gown.
PoachIt’s Inspiration: Although we loved the plunging neckline and invisible straps, the semi sheer detailing of the skirt inspired us as we poached this Jonathan Simkhai dress with ruched silk-chiffon panels from Shopbop.
Have you seen Blue Jasmine? Cate Blanchett’s Oscar Award for Best Actress really came at no surprise— and the little statue was the perfect accessory to her glittering Armani gown.
PoachIt’s Inspiration: The shimmering embroidery accenting the delicate, web-like lace on this ethereal Alice + Olivia Chris Bustier gown from Shopbop.
…And finally, our girl J-Law! She wore a fitted strapless red Dior gown.
PoachIt’s Inspiration: the peplum detail for this Oscar de la Renta gown gives this delicious, red gown just the right type of flirty edge. You can find it at Neiman Marcus.
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There’s just something about the history you share with your favorite, trusty pair of blue jeans. But the actual historical facts behind the invention and evolution of blue jeans is pretty fascinating, too. In honor of Levi Strauss Day, PoachIt put together this neat-o historical timeline.
1853 San Francisco, California: Bavarian-born Levi Strauss moves to Gold Rush era San Francisco to open a dry goods wholesaling business. He also grows an epic chin strap.
1871 Reno, Nevada: A tailor named Jacob Davis invented the work pants, and comes up with the idea to add copper rivets to key stress points. He shoots Levi a note about his idea, and after thoughtfully stroking his beard, Levi was all “SPLENDID IDEA [fist pump]”Read more
PoachIt rounded up the best President Day’s coupon codes… and some nifty facts about America’s most Hipster Presidents.
George Washington: Did you know that Georgie spent most of the earnings from his first job following the latest fashions? No joke: our first president was also our first hipster.Read more
Had a funny thought while walking to work today: this would be sooo much easier in snowshoes. So we did a little research and discovered some pretty rad products out there. Even though historians aren’t totally sure about the origin and age of snowshoes, it’s believed they were invented around 4,000 to 6,000 years ago and still very much used today!
Before people built snowshoes, nature provided a bunch of examples. Several animals, most notably the snowshoe hare, had evolved over the years with hilariously oversized feet, enabling them to zip through deep snow without sinking. Just look at this little guy! Schwing!
Inspired by Katy Perry’s look at the 2014 Grammy Awards, PoachIt put together a few musical numbers for you!
Valentino’s silk tulle gown embroidered with the score to Verdi’s La Traviata, emanates couture, but these little fashion finds will keep you truly onkey if not offbeat…Read more