Red Carpet Fashions

February 25, 2010 9:39:05 AM PST
You're probably not going to Hollywood for the Academy Awards ceremony next month, but that doesn't mean you can't look Red Carpet-ready for your Oscar party, says TV host and Hollywood fashionista Adrianna Costa.

You can get some personal pointers from her at a special event on Saturday at Sofia Vintage on Chicago's Gold Coast. Adrianna and store owner Ashley Zisook will answer questions on red carpet trends and provide hair and make-up tips. Guys won't be left out either, as Sofia Vintage also offers menswear.

The Red Carpet event will take place on Saturday, February 27 from 12 noon to 7 pm at Sofia Vintage, 1165 N. Clark Street, Suite 400. Shoppers will receive a 15% off discount in-store that day only. Regular store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 7 pm. For more information, contact Sofia Vintage at 312.640.0878 .


Available at Sofia Vintage

  • Vintage Halston Gown, strapless pink
  • No label, Purple gown with columns of chiffon overlay and jeweled belt
  • No label, Cream colored, 1920's inspired flapper gown
  • Vintage Hot Pink Valentino


Adrianna Costa is an international TV personality who just wrapped hosting a pilot for Fox Network about celebrity genealogy called, Who Are You?, produced by Fremantle Media and Magic Pictures. Adrianna acted as a guide to different stars as they traced their history to find out who they are and where they come from. Adrianna has also recently become a familiar face in China after landing the prestigious gig as the first-ever American entertainment correspondent to broadcast live into the country for the Michael Jackson This Is It world premiere. In addition, Costa just signed on to host TV Guide's Live Red Carpet Pre-shows for the 2009-2010 award show seasons. She covers the Emmys, SAG Awards, Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars. Costa goes live from the red-carpet, interviewing some of Hollywood's brightest stars and talking with experts about the hottest trends in fashion, makeup, hair, and more.

Costa has become a familiar face at TV Guide as she regularly works for the network hosting one-hour movie specials for blockbusters like Saw VI, and Transformers. Costa also steps in from time to time to co-host TV Guide's News Magazine Show, Hollywood 411, and many of the network's other hit shows. Costa, also, parlayed her love of fashion and pop-culture into a weekly column for 944 Magazine called "Fashion or Fiction: A Lifestyle Guide to What's Hot and What's Not."

Costa first became a part of the Fox Network family in 2007 when she hosted a primetime reality show, On the Lot, a competition series created by Steven Spielberg, Mark Burnett and DreamWorks Television. The show's premise was to find the best director (as determined by viewers,) who ultimately won a $1-million development deal at DreamWorks after competing week-to-week with other filmmakers.

Prior to that, Costa served as the Entertainment Anchor for CNN Headline News. Based in Atlanta, she presented morning segments with enthusiasm and originality on one of the network's highest-rated programs, Robin and Company. She also produced and fronted The Big Screen Buzz; weekly sponsored segments focusing on exclusive behind-the-scenes movie and industry news. Costa was also appointed as a correspondent on CNN/HN's hit evening entertainment show, Showbiz Tonight.

Costa exploded onto the entertainment scene in 2004, corresponding for Access Hollywood, while working weekends as a feature reporter for Fox-11 News: Good Day LA, and spending early morning hours during the week as an entertainment reporter for CBS in Palm Springs, California.

Over the years, Costa has also expanded her body of work by jumping on board at places like MSNBC to host their shows, Hot List and At The Movies. She also became a familiar face on the E! Network, reporting for E! News, and covering special events like US Weekly's Young Hot Hollywood Award Show. Adrianna also hosted her own one-hour E! Special called 20 Hippest Hot Spots, wherein she offered viewers an inside look at the hottest restaurants & clubs around the country. She's also hosted programs for AT&T U-verse where she went behind-the-scenes profiling shows like Headcase on Starz.

Costa has interviewed some of Hollywood's top stars on and off the red-carpet including Leonardo Dicaprio, Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Fergie, Lindsay Lohan, and Sasha Baron Cohen.

Costa was just dubbed one of FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" for 2009. She's been featured in a number of publications including FHM, In Touch Weekly, Jezebel, Atlanta Peach, 944 and more. She's also active in different charities like Teen with a Dream where she participates in Toy Drops to local Children's Hospitals.

In addition to her hosting duties, Costa has created a big internet presence through her website and her Twitter/Facebook pages. In her spare time, she bounces around between different outdoor activities from hiking to bike riding to hanging at the beach. Growing up in a home with a father as one of the leading Nutrition Experts in the world, Costa has become an advocate for healthy living through diet and exercise. She also has a passion for fashion. She studied fashion retail and design during her semester abroad in London and can't help but love the hunt for a good deal. Costa graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May, 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Film Studies.


Oscar fans in Chicago will be first in line to see the actual Oscar statuette to be presented to the Best Actor winner at the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7.

The statuette is part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Meet the Oscars®, Chicago," at The Shops at North Bridge. "Meet the Oscars, Chicago" also will give movie fans the opportunity to have their picture taken holding an actual Oscar statuette.

The exhibition that runs through Sunday, March 7 includes the statuette that actress Bette Davis won for her role in "Jezebel" (1939). Davis's Oscar was purchased at auction by an anonymous buyer in 2001 and returned to the Academy. The anonymous buyer was later revealed to be Steven Spielberg. (The statuette is one of three purchased by Spielberg and returned to the Academy.) "Meet the Oscars, Chicago" also will feature a display of Oscars in various stages of completion, as manufactured by Chicago's own R.S. Owens & Company, and the Oscar awarded to the DuPont Film Manufacturing Corporation and Eastman Kodak Company in 1930/31 for super-sensitive panchromatic film.

On Friday, March 5, the statuette designated for this year's Best Actor will make its way back to Hollywood where it will be reunited with the rest of the Oscars to be presented on Sunday, March 7.

The Oscars are on exhibit at the Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

You can watch the Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 here on ABC 7 on Sunday, March 7 beginning at 7 pm. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards--in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners -- the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.


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