Less is More at the Oscars 2012.

This year…

And this year, contrary to what one might think about the glitzy Hollywood affair, wearing the right accessories doesn’t always mean dripping in diamonds, the experts say.

“Jewelry should be minimalistic – the dress should be the ‘celebrity,’ so to speak,” said fashion designer Allen B. Schwartz.

Sandra Bullock stunned in her gold beaded Marchesa gown with an embroidered bodice when she won best actress in 2010. She capped the look by wearing delicate diamond drop earrings and bracelet, along with a silver clutch. The accessories served to highlight her shimmering gown and radiant face without overpowering the actress, making Bullock appear polished and every inch the Hollywood movie star she is.

“We’re moving towards a very minimal period of accessorization,” said designer Marc Bouwer. “If people are going to wear something, it’s going to be one strong piece or almost nothing at all.”

We just think Maria’s hot.

Is Your Fashion Sense Killing You?

The Wall Street Journal thinks…maybe:

Baila Steinman first noticed the numbness in her leg on a trip to Israel in December. “From the knee to the pelvis, it was numb to the point of being painful,” recalls the 52-year-old occupational therapist.

Back home in Brooklyn, a neurologist had her balance on her toes, walk backward on her heels and push back when he put pressure on her legs. Then he asked, “Do you wear tight clothes? Control-top pantyhose? Tight belts?” When she nodded yes, the doctor, Irving Friedman, exclaimed “That’s it!”

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Getty ImagesTightly cinched belts can cause numbness.

The culprit: the cinch belts Mrs. Steinman loves to wear. Dr. Friedman said they can compress a major nerve, the lateral, femoral cutaneous nerve, that runs from the abdomen to the outer thigh. He said he frequently sees the condition—called meralgia paresthetica—in policemen who carry guns on their hips and ballet dancers who wear tight tutus. “Anything that puts pressure on that nerve can cause it,” he said. “It’s very, very common.”

Mrs. Steinman still wears the belts she loves, just not buckled quite so tight. “I told my friends about this and they cracked up,” she says. “I said, ‘I’m just letting you girls know, this can happen to you.’ ”

Apparel and accessories that are too tight, too loose, too heavy, too high or too floppy can all create health issues. Wearers sometimes have no idea that the culprit is their clothes. Of course, modern sartorial trends aren’t nearly as punishing as Chinese foot binding or Victorian-era corsets, which could crush women’s ribs and displace internal organs.

Gals? Ya feelin’ this?

Rose McGowan Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show!

via Just Jared:

The 38-year-old actress walked the red carpet in the same red Roberto Cavalli gown paired with Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and a Judith Leiber bag.

 

Over the weekend, Rose paid a special visit to The Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita, Calif., where she helped feed and clean some of the organization’s 130 rescue animals.

 

Ok, two things. One, that’s Rose McGowan?

And two…Rose McGowan is 38?!?

We’ve never felt older. Thanks Rose.

www.jewelrymegastore.

Giselle Throws Tom’s WR’s Under the Bus!

Giselle santa runwayOof! Is this a Yoko Ono moment for the Pats?

Although Madonna’s Like a Prayer ricocheted through the stadium, Gisele Bundchen’s blessings did not get answered from her “prayer circle” email blast. Just moments after the New England Patriots lost to the New York Giants 21-17 in a nail-biting fourth quarter, Tom Brady’s supermodel wife loudly responded to taunts from a Giants fan.

Say what you will, but oh boy does she look absolutely beautiful!

Madonna at the Super Bowl

Good idea?

But that will change over the next few days as Madonna and an assortment of stars from film, music and TV arrive for four compact days of entertainment and partying tied to the Super Bowl.

 

“It doesn’t even matter what state or what city it’s going to be in, people are going to come and they’re going to party and they will enjoy the game,” said rapper-turned-celeb-DJ D-Nice, who is spinning at the ESPN Next party hosted by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and featuring a performance by chart-topping rapper Drake.

Would this have made more sense in 1988?

What do you think?