So I just got off the Oscars website. I’m very excited about the nominees this year!! We’ve had a great year in film! It’s so refreshing! It seems like we went through a drought there for a while but are now back to blooming fields of cinematic imagery! In case you haven’t seen the complete list of nominees you can check it out HERE. Now we all know that the Academy Awards are to honor those who excel in the field of acting/entertaining/come what may…however, I would argue that the awards are just as much about the Red Carpet and gowns. I can’t tell you how excited I am about who will be wearing what this year. Let me tell you why. Look at the nominees for Actress in a Leading Role: Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie…and a woman I’ve never heard of Melissa Leo. With names like that how can you NOT have a great night of fashion!!??!! As far as Actress in a Supporting Role I am SO looking forward to seeing what Amy Adams and Penelope Cruz will be wearing! I know that there is a lot of criticism about how stars are in their own world and why in the world should we as the public care what they are wearing…”Shouldn’t they do more for the world than wear some dumb dress?!”…I’ve heard it all before. I understand where these people are coming from but I want you to look at it from a different perspective for a minute. With the downturn in the economy it seems like all we see is gloom. For me seeing these women in all their glory and fabulousness it gives me an escape from reality…even if it’s only for a few hours on a Sunday night. It’s like on a rainy day when just for a moment the sun breaks through and you feel the warmth on your face. So I saw bring on the Oscar, bring on the stars and bring on the FASHION!!!! Remember…BE FABULOUS!
Fabulous Fashion Advice: American Music Awards November 24, 2008
Well I’m glad they were giving out awards for music and not fashion that’s for sure! First off let me start by saying that by FAR the best performance of the night was Sarah McLachlan and Pink. WOW! I mean just pure voices and piano. Proving that true talent lies in the ability to sit at a piano and just SING. Amazing! Ok..now for the bad. Miley Cyrus…are you freaking kidding me. The CHILD is 16 and was prancing around on stage like either A. a stripper, B. a person having a seizure, C. a complete idiot, or D. All of the Above. I’m going with D. I mean WOW….what a crummy performance. The song and all that is interesting…I totally got where she was coming from and the whole car with the paparazzi was great but then the camera turns to her and you just have to say to yourself…I thought she was just 16. Why is it that CHILDREN these days think it’s ok to act like adults? The better question I guess would be what kind of IDIOT PARENTS, MANAGERS, AGENT says you know what…let’s put her on stage and have her dance like a stripper?! Please don’t get me wrong…she is very talented and has a great voice. Why does she have to spaz out on stage like that. ARG! One thing about it though…her outfir was very cute. Ok…now for Rhianna…what a disaster! I mean both her performance outfit and her acceptance speech outfit were hideous. Her dress was like GAG! and then her performance “thing” whatever that was… I mean was she blind when wardrobe came to her?! I’m surprised she didn’t gash someone’s eye out with that steel corset get up. Too terrible for words! Now I know some of you are going to think I’m nuts but I LOVED Alicia Keys dress and whatever that was on her head. LOVED it!! Love the sparkles! I know it’s a little out there BUT…it’s an awards show and she’s amazing! I have NO CLUE what’s going on with Beyonce but I’m telling you that it’s a recipe for disaster. What is with that whole metal thing on her finger and hand? Stupid. Kanye West looked like Lamar Burton on Star Trek with those stupid glasses…dork! I dig the Jonas Bros thing…like the suits, very nice. Pussycat Dolls AKA Slut Central. Wow.. I mean come on…if I want to see a strip show I’ll go to a strip club. I asked my husband to change the channel…it was tacky and there is no excuse for that. It’s not artisty, it’s not creative and it’s not impressive. Taylor Swift…very impressive. I think that’s the best performance I’ve seen her do live. She looked great and sounded great…take notes Miley! SO…I really don’t have anything else to say about it…overall…not that impressive. Special thanks to Sarah and Pink for making it worth the watching. These are just my observations but I think I’m spot on here. Please take notes from these people…you can learn a lot more about what NOT to do than what TO do. Remember…BE FABULOUS!