Movie & TV Fashion Trivia Battle!

It’s Friday, and it’s time for another Fashion Trivia Game! We picked iconic fashion from movies and television – there are 20 images of clothing and accessories worn (most famously) by some of our favorite characters. Who will be the first to identify them all? Please use the item number with the person who wore it and where (which movie or TV show). We will accept real names or character names! Please submit your answers in the comments below!


Movie & TV Fashion Trivia Battle!

WWYW - Which Would You Wear?

Which Would You Wear – Oscar Red Carpet

Just imagine you’re an Oscar-nominated actress hitting the red carpet on Oscar night. Sure you want the votes to get you that statuette, but you also want to get voted onto the best-dressed lists. You have Oscar de la Renta (Red) or Nedo by Nedret Taciroglu (Black) to choose from. Which of these ensembles would you wear for your walk of fame?

WWYW - Red Carpet
Style Recap

Our Top 10 Favorite Oscar Dresses Ever

We can’t wait for the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night! Some amazing films being recognized this year, as well as actors and actresses. We’ll have to wait and see if there’ll be newcomers to our top 10 list. Some of our favorite Oscar dress picks from 1969 to 2013 might surprise you. Are any of these on your top 10 list? Take a look!

Barbra Streisand accepted her Best Actress Oscar for Funny Girl in 1969 wearing see-through evening pajamas made by Canadian designer Arnold Scaasi.


In 1979, Meryl Streep wore this black stunner to the 51st Annual Academy Awards where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in The Deer Hunter. She wore the same dress again to the BAFTA awards 30 years later in 2009.

meryl streep 1979

Anjelica Huston took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Prizzi’s Honor in 1986. The emerald green dress was a collaboration with designer Tzetzi Ganev.

Anjelica Huston 1985

2004 was a good year for Charlize Theron. Wearing this super sexy backless Gucci gown, she nabbed the Best Actress award for her role in Monster.

charlize theron 2004

Michelle Williams wore Vera Wang to the 78th Academy Awards where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Brokeback Mountain.

Michelle Williams 2006

Marion Cotillard wore this mermaid-inspired Jean-Paul Gaultier gown to the Oscars in 2008 where she won the Best Actress award for her role in La vie en Rose (La môme).

marion cotillard 2008

Everyone remembers Mila Kunis from the 2011 Oscars in this lavendar chiffon Elie Saab Couture gown. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe that year for her role in Black Swan.

Mila Kunis 2011

Emma Stone brought red to the red carpet in this Giambattista Valli gown at the 84th Annual Academy awards in 2012 where she was a presenter.

Emma Stone 2012

The only debate here was whether Halle Berry’s Atelier Versace gown was as flawless as she was at the 2013 Oscars.

halle berry

Kate Hudson brought the gold at the 2013 Oscars in this Alexander McQueen belted black keyhole gown.

kate hudson 2013

Want it Wednesday

Want it Wednesday – Mono y Mono

The monogram craze is nothing new, but some of these standout styles will have you dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. Jewelry designers are proving that mere engraving is a thing of the past by making your initials the star of the show with chunky pendants, letter-filled hoops and branded bangles. Keep your eye out and if you like it then you should put your initals on it. Some of our favorites below. Enjoy!

Argento Vivo 3 Letter Monogram Necklace – $148, Nordstrom

Argento Vivo

Moon and Lola Tortoise Monogram Bangle – $68, Moon and Lola

Moon and Lola

MayaOr 14k gold Signet Monogram ring – $678, MayaOr


Bauble Bar Script Monogram Bangle (rose gold) – $240, Bauble Bar

bauble bar

Maya Brenner Letter Earrings – $225,

Maya Brenner

K. Kane Signature Monogram Hoops – $275 +, K. Kane

K. Kane

Ariel Gordon Jumbo Heart Signet Necklace – $680+, Ariel Gordon Jewelry

ariel gordon

Tuesday Shoesday

Tuesday Shoesday – Happy Feet

It may look like spring in the stores but on the street it still feels a lot like winter. Try to put a little spring in your step with some floral footwear. Bob Ross wasn’t the only one who knew that adding a few “happy flowers” to a work of art really turns up the glee factor. Check out these perennial printed works of art. Enjoy!

Christian Louboutin Vendome Floral Print slingback – $975, Bergdorf Goodman


Gap Navy Floral printed pointy flats – $39.95, Gap


Rebecca Minkoff Cameron Floral print pumps – $275, Saks Fifth Ave.

 rebecca minkoff

Jeffrey Campbell Pretty Petals flat – $149.99,

jeffrey campbell

Ted Baker Leonar Tangled Floral heel – $220, Ted Baker

ted baker

Marc by Marc Jacobs Garden Print oxford – $348,

marc jacobs

Paul Andrew Silk Floral Print pointy pump – $595, Neiman Marcus

Paul Andrew

Case of the Mondays

Case of the Mondays – Skins Game

Don’t let your phobia keep you from snatching up one of these serpentine sweethearts. Snake and crocodile skin bags are in right now and whether you like the real thing or you go with the faux, there are enough sexy, scaly styles out there to make everyone scream. Here are a few of our faves. Enjoy!

Stella McCartney Bailey Boo Snake-effect bag – $1,128,

stella mcartney

Jimmy Choo Holographic Snakeskin clutch – $2,450, Saks Fifth Ave.

jimmy choo

Vivienne Westwood Frilly Snake bag – $495, Vivienne Westwood

vivienne westwood

Salvatore Ferragamo Small Python clutch – $1,590, Salvatore Ferragamo

salvatore ferragamo

Nancy Gonzalez Colorblock Croc tote – $3,600, Neiman Marcus

Nancy Gonzalez

Reed Krakoff Mini Shoulder Bag – $2,490, Reed Krakoff

reed krakoff


Guest Blogger Series – What is beauty? by Mondays at Racine

BattleShop is proud to introduce our very first guest blogger, Rosemary Holcomb, Vice President of the Long Island based non-profit, Mondays at RacineRacine Spa, featured in last year’s Oscar-nominated HBO Documentary Mondays at Racine, has been providing complimentary services and supportive therapies to women suffering from cancer on the third Monday of every month for the last 10 years. We’re beyond honored to say that some of the magnificent women of Racine Spa are not only our personal ambassadors of beauty, but also our friends. For more information or to see how you can get involved visit Mondays at Racine or like them on Facebook.


What is beauty?

According to the dictionary it is a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

Is a woman without a perfectly styled head of hair beautiful?

Since the inception of fashion a head of hair has been part of a woman’s wardrobe. An accessory and expression of her inner self. But what happens when there is no hair? Is she no longer beautiful?

You look at ladies like Grace Jones and Rihanna who shaved their heads in the name of fashion. To them their hair is the ideal accessory.

What’s the difference? They choose to shave it. It was not forced upon them.

Mondays at Racine encourages our ladies to take back the choice and shave it before it falls out. Most woman surprisingly (after a minute of the holy sh!ts and maybe a couple tears) touch their newly scalped domes and say, now that that’s over….I don’t look half bad without my hair! The accessories just change. We show them that a facial, some fake lashes, pretty nails, a beautiful scarf, or a dangly wild pair of earrings, maybe even a different wig every day can help any woman reinvent herself into someone that she can look at in the mirror and be happy with.

Reinventing ones fashion is the key to keeping fashion fresh. Once you think you’ve got it down, reinvent again.

Just like neon colored jeans and the mary jane fashion style changes like the tides, so must we.

Our mission here at Mondays at Racine is to encourage a self-empowering, mind-body approach to cancer treatment, in concert with traditional medicine, to ensure wellness and vitality. By attending to the whole person and not just the disease, Mondays at Racine offers people suffering with cancer the opportunity to face the challenge of healing…beautifully.

 If you or anyone you love is in treatment for cancer ie chemotherapy or radiation please have them call Mondays at Racine at 631-224-5240 to see how we can help.

She's All That

She’s All That – Cate the Great


Whether she’s royally nailing the role of Queen Elizabeth or bearing rings and speaking Elvish by way of J.R.R. Tolkien, don’t you worry, Cate Blanchett’s got it covered. The Australian actress who had been running a theater company in Sydney with her husband has been splitting her focus between the stage and motherhood (3 boys), leading to her selectivity when choosing roles. I guess when your big screen debut earns you a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination as Queen Elizabeth I, your standards are set relatively high.

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Like most talented actresses Cate’s not chasing awards and was convinced her film career was over after her concentrated focus on the theater company. Live performances have brought her a depth of experience that film hadn’t previously given her. She has said of performing live, “The role is secondary. It’s about who you are being directed by and who the other actors are.” Her role as a fallen-from-grace socialite in Blue Jasmine and the accolades that have followed were completely unexpected.

Alexander McQueen 2:16

Cate is prepping to hit the stage again on March 2nd, this time as an Oscar nominee for her role in Blue Jasmine. The actress already took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress on January 12th in a gorgeous black lace gown by Armani Prive and a BAFTA award for Best Actress on February 16th in a short-sleeved Alexander McQueen gown. We think she could wear a paper sack to any event and still be one of the most stunning women in the room. Best of luck to you, Cate!


Follow us on Pinterest and check out some of our other favorite women of all time on our She’s All That board.

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Would You Rather...

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Wear this Alice & Olivia Norris skirt from Neiman Marcus while sipping chianti in Rome’s Piazza Navona?


Wear this Rick Owens Lambskin Biker jacket from Bergdorf Goodman while sipping café au lait at the Eiffel Tower in Paris?


Be Your Own Fashion Hero . . . and Whip It

“Well, put some skates on, be your own hero.” – Maggie Mayhem, Whip It


In the sport of roller derby, the Jammer scores points by lapping opposing team members.  The Whip swings the Jammer forward, transferring her some of her speed and momentum and helping the Jammer pass players from the other team.  If we compare fashion to roller derby, we are the Whips and our style preferences the Jammers.  We are there to push our self-imposed limits, our habits, and our fashion selves forward.   Fashion is inherently forward-thinking; it’s rooted in momentum and change.   In the same way, your sense of style isn’t etched in stone – you can “whip it” into shape.  Be daring, be creative, be strong – you can rewrite your own fashion battle and make yourself the hero.

Within every battle lies a hero.  Whether in battles real or imagined, heroes emerge triumphant, if sometimes a little worse for the wear.  In their free time or in their line of work, our heroes do things we can only dream of doing – or are absolutely terrified to do.

What do all heroes have in common?  They do something truly astounding; they take a risk; they leave their comfort zones; they put themselves out there.  In Whip It, the battle was fought in a roller derby rink.  In BattleShop, it will be fought online in the world of fantasy shopping.  Every day, battles are fought on ground much more and much less serious than these.  But no matter where your battle is fought, you can emerge the victor – and in someone’s eyes, you may already have.   Someone in your life sees you as a survivor, a role model, a leader, a risk taker, or….a style icon.  And it’s a more serious title than it sounds – the way we dress is our coat of armor against the world.  It can be the outward expression of our personality, or the place we hide from our fears.

For many women, fashion can be intimidating.   If you’re like me, you’ve often shied away from anything too bold, too risky, or too different from what I’m comfortable in.  Yet sometimes, reward and risk are two sides of the same coin and without one, you can’t have the other.  This is what we want you to explore as you BattleShop:  take risks, find your inner fashionista, push the limits of the style you’ve always known and try a new fashion identity.   You’re never too thin, too fat, too tall, or too short to look awesome; and you never know half the things you’d look awesome in until you try.  Since this is a game about fantasy shopping, feel free to take it literally!  Experiment with your choices – try new patterns and shapes, colors and textures.  Move out of your comfort zone.

You don’t need to be ready to walk the runway at fashion week.  We just want you to strut your stuff with your friends, at the grocery store, or when you’re alone having a private dance party while eating a pint of ice cream and blasting Lady Gaga.  We want you to feel fashionably empowered.

In the words of David Bowie, “we can be heroes just for one day.”  So get out there . . . and whip it.