PPBB Presents: Oscars Drinking Game 2014

Sunday is the big show, sportsfans! We hope you are gathering with your nearest and dearest to watch Ellen host Hollywood's Superbowl. For those of you who drink, we have provided a fun little game to cheers to! Get your beer, cocktail, beer cocktail, wine, and, of course, champers all opened and poured and get tipsy this Sunday during the Academy Awards, as Streep would have intended.

Download the printable version here.

A Visual History of Oscar Dresses

This pictorial list of all the dresses worn by Best Actress Academy Award Winners from 1929 to 2013 is phenomenal.

Infographic by MediaRun Digital

What Will They Wear: Oscar Ladystars

In similar style to, but in vastly different capacities, our goal in following NYFW was much like those of the top celebrity stylists: Oscar red carpet looks. And after such roaring success last year we have thoughtfully made some selections for our top lady nominees (we've also included Anne Hathaway here, she deserve a chance to redeem herself this year)!

And...because we are constantly looking for ways to feel included we took the liberty of presenting our very own picks. Of course, Lauren will be attending as Leo's date and Caitlin will be on the arm of Joaquin.

5th Ever Bangin' Awards: Oscars 2014

It's that time of year again star-gazers, so get your red carpets steam cleaned because they are about to be the home of the greatest (and worst) of celebrity fashions! But, before scrutinizing and arguing over what we loved or loathed, let's focus on the best fashions presented on the silver screen this year. We had the opportunity to covet styles from all different decades, including the future, and some were pretty bangin'!

The envelope please...

Best Dressed Leading Male Character
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby
Go to look: Cool, crisp, beautiful shirts
Enviable Accessories: Cufflinks, pocket Squares, straw boater hats & wingtips. Intense longing accompanied by glitter
We'd like to see: More appealing swimwear
Style Rival: Ryan Gosling as Sgt. Jerry Wooters, Gangster Squad

Best Dressed Supporting Male Character(s)
BJ Novak and Jason Schwartzman as The Sherman Brothers, Saving Mr. Banks
Go to look: 60's prep
Enviable Accessories: Waistcoats, cardigans, skinny ties & those sweet high notes
We'd like to see: Bowties!
Style Rival: Justin Timberlake as Jim, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Dressed Lead Female Character
Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser, American Hustle
Go to look: Lower than low necklines, Diane Von Furstenburg wrap dresses
Enviable Accessories: Gold jewellery, feathered hair, faux British accent
We’d like to see: This exact look executed in a more exciting and tolerable heist plot
Style Rival: Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, Blue Jasmine

Best Dressed Supporting Female Character
Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Go to look: Capital Couture
Enviable Accessories: Bold dye jobs, dangerously high heels, fascinators of the future
We'd like to see: Her walking in the Cinna S/S 2214 show
Style Rival: Elsa, Frozen

Best Future Fashions in a Feature Film
Go to look: High waisted trousers on the men, and high neck tops on the women. Red everything
Enviable Accessories: Operating systems, ear pieces, that adorable card case looking smart phone equivalent
We’d like to see: Perhaps a more demure fly length on the men's trousers…
Style Rival: Gravity, har har we most certainly hope not

Best (cough, worst) Perm in a Feature Film
Bradley Cooper as Richie DiMaso, American Hustle
Go to look: Permed hair, don't care
Enviable Accessories: Hair rollers presumably
We’d like to see: Better hair, obviously or Justin Timberlake style highlights
Style Rival: Emma Thompson as P.L Travers, Saving Mr. Banks (almost too close to call!)

Morning After: 2014 BAFTA Red Carpet

We're not gonna pretend we watched the BAFTAs last night...we are not that cultured. But we will freely admit to judging the fashions!

Best Dressed Lady: I mean, duh. Lupita Nyong’o in Christian Dior. Watch out J-Law, she's stealing the spotlight and now the Dior.

Best Dressed Man: Bradley Cooper. His young and dashing Robin Williams smile is lovely!

Best Matching Couple Outfit: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. They're hot and they most certainly know it.

Pillars of the Attractiveness: Eddie Redmayne and Douglas Booth, four years later & four years hotter.

Dark and Sheer Done Wrong: Lea Seydoux in Mui Mui and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Lanvin.

Dark and Sheer Done Right: Helen Mirren.

Looking at Veronica and Logan in Magazines

Listen up, there is a new EW cover and it's starring Jason Dohring's arms! Kristen Bell is also there.

One month.

BONUS! EW also shared this sassy clip from the movie. Watch below.

Happy Saturday.

REPOST: Repelling Man 101 – The Lemon Method

Happy Valentines Day!

You're already single, so why not embrace your man repelling ability by revisiting one of our all time favourite posts??


In an odd turn of events we recently squabbled over who was more of a “Liz Lemon”; yes, slow day at the office. We, however, don’t construe our decidedly Lemon-like tendencies to be a bad thing as we personally admire her life choices; in particular her ability to repel the opposite sex. As two single twenty-somethings, we have also been repelling men for a few years now, but Liz possesses such finesse and aptitude. Dare we even fathom putting ourselves in the same category?! She is repelling the best of them: Matt Damon, James Franco and presumably James Marsden to come.

So if you don’t inherently repel men, allow us to provide this here helpful guide courtesy of Elizabeth Miervaldis Lemon:

(Please proceed with caution, as the following is not for the faint of heart.)


It is always wise to wear sweatpants, pull your hair back with a chip clip and use a Velcro wallet when going out on the town. At the office, wear a dickey, no full size shirt necessary. When it comes to underwear, exclusively buy your bras on eBay, by the bag load. Also a bathing suit can make a great underwear substitute.


Don’t be afraid to express a deep love of off-brand bodega cheese curls. Food is always your priority. To be safe, make it known that you will always choose a sandwich over potential suitors. In order to show off your feminine qualities “shot gun” entire pizzas. When a guy offers to buy you a drink at a bar, always ask for mozzarella sticks instead. It is recommended that you do most of your eating in bed.


Join the WNBA’s Timeless Torches, and may we suggest maybe wearing those pants out in public while doing sunset arms frequently, just a thought. If you find yourself with some free time consider using your brain power to formulate new words to describe bodily functions. This can be done by combing existing words (i.e. Snarting) or using your name as a play on words (i.e. Lizzing). You can also begin conducting ground breaking social experiments; such as dressing up as an elderly woman, while carrying a fowl smelling gym bag and acting crazy in public, all in the name of testing human boundaries. If these activities have left you overly tired, pee in the shower to save time. NOTE: Engaging in all of the above activities will be equally effective when human repelling.


Never ever exercise.

NOTE: For general health concerns and well-being this is perhaps better left unexamined.


Avoid sex or make it fast and only on Saturdays. On the off chance you find yourself having sex, leave your blazer on. Liz recommends Rico’s blazer shop if you need to pick one up. If all else fails in this department, find an attractive distant cousin. We are not saying it is ok to date your cousin, but if you happen to unknowingly end up on a date with a distant relative, take the night off; the man repelling should naturally take care of itself.


This is possibly the most important aspect of man repelling. If you manage to follow all the above guidelines and men still find you appealing, your only escape lies in your demeanor. Try to talk about and compare all men to your fake boyfriend, Astronaut Mike Dexter. Insult future mates' current jobs and discredit any of their future goals. When traveling on your love interest’s airplane, create a passenger mutiny (unfortunately, this only works when dating a pilot, but one should always be prepared). Be overly aware of and awkward when dealing with diversity, especially in those you’re dating. This works best in cases where you mistake little people for children and/or when continuing to date someone solely to prove you’re not a racist. Lastly, never ever let an opportunity to mock pass you by. Degrade his self esteem at every available turn.

Repel away.

In utter admiration,

Monday Links: Let's Read Edition

1. Trailer for what can only be a hilarious venture: B.J. Novac has released a trailer for his new book One More Thing. It's pretty great. So apparently celebrities now make trailers for their books...?!? Whatever, we're not complaining. I mean, I know it sounds like we are complaining, but we definitely aren't...

2. The Lena Dunham book is happening: Life imitating art or the other way around? Hmmm? We dunno what to think anymore. Anyway, her real life book is coming eventually and here are some thoughts on that. Check out this cool/weird interview Lena did with the great Judy Bloom.

3. Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue: If books are too many words for you, take a gander at the annual Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair. These are some HOT (equally talented!) people, guys. Check out the sneak peak here.

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