Paula Patton's Red Carpet Pregnancy Style

At the Academy Awards this past weekend, expectant mother Paula Patton looked absolutely stunning. Co-starring in the Oscar winning film "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire", in which Paula demonstrates her incredible acting abilities; she rocked the red carpet at seven months pregnant. Married to her high school sweetheart, singer and songwriter Robin Thicke, they are expecting their first child (a boy to be named Julian!) In May. This entire awards season Paula has looked gorgeous in every gown she chose, with her maternity red carpet style being impecable at every event.

At the "Keep a Child Alive" gala in November, Paula wore a gorgeous and modern cocktail dress. Still at the beginning months of her pregnancy, she chose a visually interesting abstract dress. The abstract design makes an otherwise simple dress modern, and the shape of the dress fit her beautifully. The longer sleeve is sophisticated and also draws the attention upwards. With a simple, folded back updo, Paula truly looks stunning. For a similar look that can be dressed up or down, try the Beaded Print Dress from Maternal America. The abstract pattern and length sleeve mirror Paula's flattering look. A v-neckline elongates the neck and frames the face beautifully, while the bead detailing at the bust creates a great shape and visual interest. From day to night, this dress works for many occasions.

In January, Paula was seen at many red carpet events, looking equally gorgeous at every one. At the People's Choice Awards she wore a gorgeous LBD (little black dress) which was very figure flattering and a great choice for expectant mothers. The deep v-neck creates a longer and leaner look, while the gathering underneath the bust accentuates the smallest part of the body while still flattering the baby bump. For a similar style but more casual look try the Organic D & A Maternity / Nursing Dress from Japanese Weekend. A v-neck and empire waist is figure flattering. Like Paula's dress, small cap sleeves are cute and trendy (and great for those with smaller shoulders, as they balance out the body). For a great night out look, Maternal America's Beaded Diamond Dress provides the same great neck and bust line, creating an elegant yet sexy look.

One of my favorite looks of Paula's many gorgeous red carpet appearances was at the Golden Globes in mid-January. Her dress absolutely wowed me! The strapless gown accentuated her shoulders and created a beautiful neckline. The cinched empire waist drew attention to the smallest part of the body, above the natural waist, and then gracefully skimmed her body, creating a long and lean look. The sparkling of the dress, combined with the gorgeous jewelry she wore, really made a statement. A similar red carpet look is the Sleeveless Maxi Maternity Dress from Olian. Although not strapless, the intricate strapped design draws the attention upwards, creating a beautiful neckline. A delicate empire waist gathers just underneath the bust and drapes beautifully to the ground. Adding bold sparkling earrings and a great bracelet create the jeweled look of Paula's Golden Globe worthy gown.

At the Academy Awards just last week, Paula hit another high style note with her beautiful red gown. At seven months pregnant, she looked radiant and stunning, celebrating her baby bump and accentuating all her best features. A wide v-neck elongates the neck and shows off her gorgeous shoulders. With the added ruffle at the neck (a hot spring trend!) A visually interesting neckline is created. Since there is more skin showing on top, a longer dress is the perfect way to go, as it balances out the entire look. I love that Paula chose to wear red. It makes a statement, looking classy and subtly sexy in one. Paula has her hair pulled back, which is always a great option when wearing a dress with an intricate neckline. Also, if your shoulders or collarbone are one of your favorite features, it is a great way to show them off.

Throughout all stages of her pregnancy, Paula has looked stunning on the red carpet. With her growing baby bump, she demonstrates great ways to wear maternity fashions. Although most of us will not be walking the red carpet, certain aspects of her gowns work well for any occasion. A gorgeous neckline, an empire waist, or some funky jewelry looks great for many maternity clothes. Congratulations Paula and Robin! We can not wait to see baby Julian!

How to Mix and Match Bracelets

This season, style setters from coast to coast are mixing it up by piling on bunches of bracelets. They are being used to create individual style statements and unique expressions of personality. What's interesting is that there are no rules that dictate how these bracelets should be worn. From a simple string bracelet to a dressier dazzling bangle to an everyday charm or chain link bracelet, the most opposite of designs and styles are being fused together for a fresh and fab end-result.

Celebs are fans of the mix-and-match bracelet trend and have that inspired many others to do the same. From Lindsey Lohan to Mischa Barton to Jennifer Lopez, A-listers are loving piles of bracelets for day or night. It's pretty much becoming the norm to rock an armful of bracelets with everything you own. In fact, there's more versatility with bracelets than ever before.

For daytime, mix and match colorful beaded bracelets with metal tone bracelets for a balanced look that will work with many pieces in your closet. You do not have to wear a rainbow of colors when mixing bracelets. You can stick with a color palette of those in the same group or complimentary tones. For example, try tangerine, raspberry and gold bracelets for a bright pick me up. To offset neutrals, grab cool hues like teal, turquoise and navy. Have fun with your mix and most importantly, wear what makes you feel comfortable in your own skin.

For evening, choose bracelets that have sparkle and shine. Throw on a few rhinestone encrusted bracelets and pair with vintage art deco inspired numbers for a modern take on classic pieces. Mix in metal bangles in silver or gold for a completed look. For night time, it's okay to stack on bracelets in excess. Costume jewelry is the look of the moment, so take advantage of this trend and work it to your advantage.

Online Dress-Up Games: Dress Up Your Favorite Celebrity

Are you a huge fan of Selena Gomez or Miley Cyrus? Now you can give them a makeover of your choice with these online-dress-up games!

Dressing up is one of the favorite pastime activities of young kids, both boys and girls. We all had dreamed to look like our favorite movie star, movie character, sports icon, TV personality, rock star, fashion icons, fashion models, and even anime/cartoon characters. Sometimes, especially for girls, we craved that authority to style our idols. Online dress-up games took this classic to the next level and gave it a modern twist.

Online dress-up games allow you to dress up your celebrity idol with any outfit of your choice. Dress-up celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks, Emma Watson, Kesha, Kristen Stewart, or even Lady Gaga. Just choose from their database who you want to dress-up with ease. The best part is that you have the option to change character each and every time.

Express your fashion sense with the hundreds of available clothing pieces in the virtual closet. Just click and choose from the hundreds of outfits available. From cool hats to sexy dresses, tight fitted shirts to edgy pants, everything is available. All you need to do is to let your imagination run wild.

Mix and match rock star shirts with sexy pants. Pair up boots with a stunning dress. Glamorize them with tons of accessories. Dress-up your character for a night out with her friends or maybe for a red-carpet premier. You could even choose what style your character should wear for the season. The possibilities are simply endless. And their fashion style depends on your hands.

If you want, you could go a little extreme and dress your character in costume. Dress-up your character in stunning princess gowns as if she’s Cinderella. Get your character some Asian costume or even Russian. Go wild with the various outfits stored in your virtual closet.

Give a pop idol a whole new look. Get your character an extreme look like Goth, Punk or Emo. Or maybe you want to dress-up a mermaid or a fairy. And there are plenty more options you can do in these online dress-up games.

You could also do their hair and make up. Give your character a hair cut like Rihanna’s short locks. Or, you could grow their hair. Give them an extreme hair do like a Mohawk or dreadlocks. Color their hair with a funny color like blue or yellow. Or, keep it in style like platinum blonde, burgundy and copper red. You could keep it as simple or as extreme. It all depends on your choice.

These exciting online dress-up games have over hundreds of games stored in their database. You will surely have the most thrilling experience browsing in and playing these games. All games are in high-resolution, colored detailed 2-D image display, which allows you to play with your imagination in every single way. There are various selections and themes you could play around with. There’s no reason for you to get bored playing these online dress-up games.