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March 3, 2017

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At the Oscars 2017 gold was the stand out trend, with a host of stars wearing the sparkling hue. Emma Stone, Dakota Johnson, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman all channeled the Oscar statue itself with gowns in all shades of gold. Jessica Biel opted to wear two gold gowns - one for the red carpet and one for the after party. Adriana Lima and Hailee Steinfield also wore a gold gown for the Vanity Fair after party.



As for me, even though I didn't attend neither the Oscars nor the Vanity Fair party this year, I still dressed like an Oscar for the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Gala. I've been attending this gala since I moved to Los Angeles 7 years ago, and it never gets old. It is one of my favorite events of the year and all for an incredible cause. This year they raised a record-breaking $7 million in the evening for their global effort to end AIDS. 


As for my outfit, the dress I wore was made by the guy who designed my Selena Halloween costume (www.instagram.com/manazbytony). I saw it hanging at his studio when I went in for a fitting and I loved it. When he shipped my costume last October, he threw in the long sleeve shoulder padded gold number as a gift. Long sleeve dresses are super elegant and you don't have to worry about carrying a coat around. The see-through sheer fabric gives the right amount of sex appeal balancing the extra edge of the enormous shoulder pads. My favorite part is the length of this dress, not too long, not too short, perfect to see the shimmery matching Dior pumps I was wearing. I kept the accessories simple, wearing stud diamonds, a diamond hand-cuff and a crystal embedded clutch.


With so many gorgeous metallic dresses in the evening, Jessica Biel was my favorite of the night in her two choices. SCROLL DOWN to see my gold gowns picks from the Shopbop.com SALE so you can be 'good as gold' in your next black tie soiree. Shopbop tiered sale still going on thru March 5th at 4am ET! Please see below for the details:

  • 15% Off Orders of $200+ with code GOBIG17 

  • 20% Off Orders of $500+ with code GOBIG17 

  • 25% Off Orders of $800+ with code GOBIG17 



miss Salinas





 Manaz by Tony Dress, Dior Shoes, Judith Lieber Bag








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