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Fabulous Fashion Advice: The Oscars February 23, 2009

So the Oscars were last night!  I LOVED the show.  It did last a little long!  I felt like they really focused on the technical side of film…I know they deserve the recognition but I wish they would focus more on the actors.  I mean, yay for the sound mixers, BUT come on…I wanna see the stars!!!!  Speaking of stars…let’s talk fashion!!!  Open a new window and go HERE so you can follow along!  Amy Adams red number…not a fan.  I felt like a lot of the women chose beautiful colors and cut but lost the edge with odd additivies.  Why the upsweep on this beautiful red gown?  Odd.  Jessica Biel…AWFUL!!!  She looks like she has a growth on one side of her chest…it’s terrible!  Josh Brolin and Dianne Lane…classy!  Marion Cotillard’s Dior gown was beautiful BUT…her hair was not done well.  It didn’t match the gown.  I felt like they had spent 3 hours getting her into the dress and 10 min on her hair…not well done.  LOVED LOVED LOVED Penelope Cruz!!!  The gown was 60 years old, she had seen it in a shop 8 years ago and went back to get it for the Oscars and it was still there!  That’s destiny!  Ok…I am NOT a Miley Cyrus fan for several reasons…one being the fact that normal she can’t keep her clothes on in pics!  However she looked radiant last night!!  The dress was stunning, age appropriate and just wonderful!  Ok…I know I am going to have some people that are NOT going to like what I’m fixing to say BUT…It’s my blog…I’ll say what I want.  WHY OH WHY were the stars of High School Freakin Musical on THE ACADEMY AWARDS????!!!!!  IT was torture!!!!  I was so annoyed!  James Franco looked very very elegant with a modern edge…very nice!  Angelina Jolie…fabulous!!  I LOVED the all black gown with the emerald jewels!  Very simple, VERY elegant!  She has come so far!!  Alicia Keys…what were you thinking…terrible gown!  Heidi Klum…not impressed.  I felt like she was way off.  Not that everyone has to look the same but it felt like there was a running theme and she didn’t fit in…of course I guess in Hollywood that’s the point.  Maybe it’s her blond hair…I just feel like you lose her in the dress.  All I see are these red harsh lines and no Heidi Klum.  What was up with Melissa Leo’s hair??  Abba called…they want their hair style back.  Virginia Madsen…now THAT’S the way a red dress should look on a woman.  Gorgeous!  Sarah Jessica Parker…can you say MAJOR boob job!!  I mean…I thought torpedos were gonna come shooting out of those things!  The gown was a little Cinderella for me.  Oh…and I am not a fan of that terrible hair color she has going on right now.  Frieda Pinto, she is a pretty girl.  Not a fan of the dress.  I think she could have done better.  It wasn’t awful though.  Mickey Rourke looked fantastic!!!  He was very rock and roll!!  I liked it!  Amanda Seyfried…awful, just awful!  A bow…are you kidding me?!!  All hail Meryl Streep for the amazing talent she is…the dress…not so much.  I wanted to see her in a beautiful jewel tone…perhaps an emerald green or rich eggplant…not dull beige.  Poor Tilda Swinson…I swear she is daft when it comes to fashion.  The bottom part of the dress is great…then you look up and it’s a disaster!!!  I mean she knows she’s a woman right??  You have a chest…don’t cover up with a beige sheet!  I loved everything about Kate Winslet’s gown…except for the odd shoulder strap.  I don’t mind the strap so much as the fact that it doesn’t match the other side.  The other side is very finished looking and then the strap looks like they couldn’t figure out how to make it look the same.  Just odd…but other than that she looked stunning!  Whoopi Goldberg looked GREAT!!!  I have to say that it was so nice to see the stars out in all their glitz and glamour.  In times like these it’s great to see beauty and grace and style and wealth.  It gives us hope…because after all tomorrow is another day!!  Remember…BE FABULOUS!!!


Fabulous Fashion Advice: It’s Oscar Time again! February 3, 2009

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!