Confession: I love the OSCARs. My hometown theater shows them (and the red carpet coverage!) on the big screen, and everyone gets all dressed up in their fanciest clothes and turns out for a night of fun. Even without that, however, I just love everything about the Academy Awards! The fashion, the excitement, and my favorite movies and movie-makers winning awards.
The red carpet fashion was so beautiful this year. I loved all the flowing gowns and, of course, the sparkles. My pick for "Best Dressed" has to to be Hailee Steinfeld. The True Grit actress might not have won the Best Supporting Actress award (which went to a very deserving Melissa Leo for "The Fighter"), but she looked beautiful in her dress.
As for the show itself? I love James Franco and Anne Hathaway, and I think they did a totally spectacular job hosting this year's awards! Way to go, guys. Also, way to look totally sharp in all your various costume changes! I had no idea Anne could rock a tux that well...
I guess I have to finally watch the King's Speech, because it won "Best Motion Picture of the Year," and Colin Firth won for "Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role." You can find a list of the winners here, but spoiler alert: You're going to see a lot of "The King's Speech," "The Fighter," and "Inception."
Who were you rooting for? Do you think anyone got robbed? How about the red carpet? Any particular hits or misses there? Leave me a comment...
The once hailed "prince of darkness" Trent Reznor of famed 90's industrial/rock band Nine Inch Nails had a surreal awakening last night at the Oscars when the Academy acknowledged his work for Original Score on the film "Social Network". Considering who he was up against, I honestly thought he didn't even have a chance. Hanz Zimmer who composed blockbusters "Gladiator", "Black Hawk Down", and "The Dark Knight" was another contender for the award. Even in his acceptance speech, Trent admits "this is really happening". I'm still in disbelief, and the once angsty/emo teen inside me is quietly celebrating to himself in the FF warehouse today. Look he's wearing a suit! He must be an adult now?
Lady Gaga's video for Billboard's 1000th #1 single, Born This Way just dropped y'all. Complete with a manifesto by the Mother Monster, Gagz once again takes it over the top and over 7 minutes. I LOVE the skully pink pony look as well as the hoMadge to the Queen's toothey gap... Put her paws up!
Biebs wasn't the only one to sport a new do this week... JenAn also took to the sheers revealing a fresh new haircut. Jen decided on this sexy "bob" style because she just didn't want to look like one of the "Real Housewives" anymore. Personally, I love it... But what do you think about these recent hair raising activities? Keep it short or let it grow?
Lately I've been thinking a lot about the Wizard of Oz. That sounds weird, but it's true! Little things keep reminding me of it– there's a version of "If I Only Had A Brain" on Store Cute's iPod, and yesterday Bilgin & I were talking about lion and lamb costumes (don't ask) and I remembered when my brother played the Cowardly Lion in our school's production. I've even seen the actual ruby slippers in real life, when the Smithsonian had a touring exhibit that came all the way out west!
This Polyvore set is, obviously, based on Dorothy, but a grown up, moved to New York City Dorothy! The gingham Peggy dress is totally reminiscent of her movie look, but this is not a little girl's pinafore. Dorothy's a stylish gal and this dress reflects that. She's a city girl, now, so she's upgraded from a wicker basket to the key to fashion satchel, which is a great choice because it's chic, roomy, and also sturdy enough that you don't have to worry about a strap busting in the middle of Broadway.
Ruby slippers are all well and good, but since she can just take a taxi home, Dorothy rocks the accented Dita heels... but with a red pair of risky biz sunnies as a nod to her past shoe adventures. Finally, 'cause she's a country girl at heart, Dorothy wears the retro equine ring. It's a sweet accessory and a reminder of home.
So, what do you think? Did I nail it? Oh, and also: How awesome is the Wizard of Oz? Totally awesome, right?