Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Best Oscar Dresses Ever (in my humble opinion)

The Oscars are finally here!! Anne Hathaway can finally recite the speech she probably started putting together the minute she got the role in Les Mis. Yes, the show is always fun and it will be great to see 16 montages about movies but we all know why we really watch: The Fashion! It is just a night about fashion. I've mentioned some of my favorite dresses on this site over the years but let's take a look (also, that picture above is one of my favorites in the world. Oh to be a fly on the wall.)

One of my favorites. When Renee was nominated for Bridget Jones she wore this vintage strapless Lily et Cie dress. Perfection.

Possibly one of the sexiest dresses to ever be worn on the red carpet. Jennifer Lawrence stunned in a Calvin Klein collection red number. 

Such a unique and stunning number. This was by Elie Saab. 

I love Reese but I often am disappointed with her Oscar choices but this Nina Ricci gown was to  dye for (get it?!)

An oldie but a goodie! Back in 1996 at Sandra's first Oscars, when she just becoming huge, she sported this gorgeous chocolate Calvin Kelin number. 

FAVORITE DRESS EVER! Michelle Williams was perfection in Vera Wang in 2006. This is when she really let us know she was no longer that second fiddle girl on Dawson's Creek. 

Charlize Theron in Vera Wang back in 2000. Knockout. 

Keira Knightley in Vera Wang in 2006. I don't love the mermaid bottom but I do love that she wore the dress with a ponytail. 

Nicole Kidman always knows how to bring it for the Oscars. 

Oh young Kate Winslet back when she was nominated for  Sense & Sensibility.. The dress is Vivienne Westwood. 

Only Cate Blanchett could pull of a John Galliano dress with a weird plate thing. 

After messing up so badly the year she was nominated, we totally forgot when she wore this gorgeous Vera Wang  lace dress. 

A very young Liv Tyler at the Oscars. 

Gwynnie in her iconic Calvin Klein dress, Zac Posen and Tom Ford. 

It looks like sparkly latex but it was awesome. Emily Blunt in Calvin Klein. 

SJP in Chanel. Yes, this is a really weird dress but for some reason I like it. 

Sandra Bullock in gorgeous Marchesa. 

Love this Chanel number on Kirsten Dunst. 

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab

The dress is really nothing but the strands and strands of L'Wren Scott diamonds are incredible. 

Charlize Theron went a little crazy with the self tanner but her gorgeous Gucci gown was perfect for her Oscar win. 

Grace Kelly in Edith Head. 

The famous Prada dress. She looks gorgeous even though she is making a bitch face. 

So let's talk about Cressida Bonas...

And who may you ask is Cressida Bonas? Clearly you haven't been reading blogs and gossip magazines since Thursday. This girl is now a household name because she is dating Prince Harry which means someday she may be....the woman who is not queen because that will probably be Kate Middleton.

From The Hollywood Gossip:

The couple went skiing in Verbier, Switzerland; Sarah Ferguson, Harry's aunt and a family friend to Cressida, was also present. The London socialite, who's been linked to him since May, is "keeping everything very close to her chest and isn't talking about Harry to anyone."

"She's very low-key and not a high-maintenance kind of girl, which is why it didn't surprise any of us when they first got together," adds the source. "She's not affected by fame and she certainly isn't intimated by the fact Harry's royal. Cressida is a high-society girl and has always mixed in those circles, but she's incredible, fun and easy to be around. She's a good choice for him. She knows how to be discreet and she can cope with the pressure of being with him."

So really this ain't no big thing, but the world is freaking out. So for your next cocktail party this is what you should know about Cressida Bonas, one half of the power couple in Harida or Cresry.

1) She has really pretty blond flowy hair. It's that kind that just looks like you are always walking in the beach and know how to play guitar.

2) Educated at £30,000-a-year Stowe School in Buckingham, before going to Leeds University to study dance. Yup, that's right. Harry is dating a dancer. My god. He is such a younger brother. 

3) Her mother is Lady Mary Gaye, a Sixties It girl with five kids from four different husbands (all of whom she divorced). So Cressida probably no baggage whatsoever.

4)  First linked to Prince Harry last summer after they were seen together after the premiere of the Dark Knight Rises.

5) Apparently Princess Euginie set up her cousin with Cressida (that's the one who didn't wear the sperm hat.)

6) Appears at 27 on The Tatler List, so you know she is going places. 

7) She can ski and hug at the same time

8) She may give Pippa a run for her money in the ass department

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I am so ready for Oz: The Great and Powerful!!

Dorothy: How do you talk if you don't have a brain? 
Scarecrow: Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking don't they?

The Wizard of Oz is one of those films where sometimes I think it would be amazing if they remade it today (and not like a Muppets version which does exist or that weird Tin Man SciFi channel series) but at the same time I don't think they should touch it. Everytime I watch it I am still blown away. It is just perfect. 

The Wizard of Oz is just so special not only because the story is absolutely incredible but because it was such an iconic beginning for the amazing Judy Garland. I don't think there is anything more beautiful then when she sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow with her little Toto. No one can sing like Judy and no one ever will. The sparkly red slippers, all the green, the witch. Just amazing. 

But when I heard they were doing a prequel, I was pretty excited. Prequels are just so chic right now. Oz: The Great and Powerful looks a bit like Wicked which as we know was pretty awesome.

Dorothy became just a minor character and as we know, the backstory of the bad girls are always a lot more fun.

The cast is amazing (Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Zach Braff) and it just looks great albeit Disneyfied (also what is that weird guppy thing in the trailers? And the small doll woman kind of freaks me out but flying monkeys! Yah!) Plus, I have always had an affinity for the role of the wizard as I starred as him when my eight grade performed the musical (which I must say, was awesome.)

But you can tell the actors are excited about this film. Even Michelle Williams who usually seems so mellow seems happy!

A few thoughts on The Wizard of Oz:

Dorothy should really be attributed for making it chic to go on long walks while toting a small dog in a bag (well, basket) and in sparkly shoes. I do that every night.

This could be me with my dog...if I wore gingham dresses and my hair in pigtails.

I love that shoes were magic. Or maybe they weren't really magic but they made us feel like we were magic. That is pretty much the definition of a great shoe. Plus so sparkly.

Emerald is an awesome color. Nuff' said.

Always listen to a woman in a big, pink puffy dress with a wand.

Best lesson ever: You can go to the ends of the earth, but there really is no place like home. Even when home is a black and white farm with a witch next door.