From Oprah’s last-minute sewing project to Brangelina’s matching his-and-hers outfits, this year’s BAFTAs provided lots of fun behind-the-scenes pictures. Here are eight ways the stars prepped for the 2014 BAFTA Awards, courtesy of our UK team.
Reading List: Messy Faux Bob Tutorial, a Valentine’s Day Playlist, and More
We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything in the Birchbox Magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top posts that we don’t want you to miss.
1. The Messy Faux Bob Tutorial: If you love Taylor Swift’s new bob, get the look without the chop with this fake bob tutorial.
2. The Birchbox Romance Mixtape: Cancel your dinner reservations and cozy up for a night in with our romantic playlist on Songza.
3. How to Create a Mad Men-style Bun: If you’re like us, you can’t wait for Don Draper and the gang to return to your weekly TV schedule. In the meantime, watch this cute video from Birchbox’s France team for how to create a Mad Men-inspired look.
4. Red Carpet Beauty Secrets—Revealed! Read our interview with Us Weekly's Gwen Flamberg to get the scoop on red carpet beauty, what lip gloss Angelina Jolie uses, and more.
Last night’s Academy Awards were a little snore-inducing, but it’s always fun to watch, and judge, the red carpet. Herewith, this year’s completely arbitrary, totally subjective picks and pans.
Knock It Off — We’re a little tired of the same, played-out looks from Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez. We’ve seen Angie’s all-black, high slit too many times to count, and her leg posing last night had us rolling our eyes. J.Lo’s plunging neckline and its maybe-maybe-not wardrobe malfunction moment, which recalled her famous Versace gown from the Grammy’s in 2000, made us want to throw a sheet over the whole look.
Fullest Fringe — Rooney Mara’s got the ’20s style flapper bangs down to an art now (she’s been sporting the look since last fall), and when paired with her beautiful Givenchy gown, it was a win by far.
Evening Superhero — We swooned as soon as Gwyneth Paltrow stepped onto the red carpet. Wearing a gorgeous, caped Tom Ford look paired with a low, deconstructed ponytail, we couldn’t take our eyes off the actress’ stunning style all night long.
Role Model — There’s no doubt that Meryl Streep is one of the most talented ladies out there (17 Oscar nominations!), but she’s also one of the classiest, most gracious winners, too. When she accepted her Best Actress award last night, we were taking notes on how to seem lovely, poised, and witty all at the same time.
Prettiest Peplums — Michelle Williams and Tina Fey were stand-outs on the carpet showing off this ladylike trend. We give them both an A+ for style.
Best Feel Good Moment — As fans of the original 1965 version of The Sound of Music, we were so happy to see Christopher Plummer (a.k.a. Captain von Trapp) nominated for his role in this year’s Beginners. But we were even more ecstatic when the 82-year-old won the award, making his mark as the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar.
Need more Oscars? Check out our Pinterest board with our favorite looks from last night here.