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The Beginning

And with the Golden Globes behind us, Award Show Season is officially underway.  I have always liked the Golden Globes because it mixes both television and movies which in my opinion makes for a less serious, fun environment.  The Academy Awards are of course my favorite, but it often seems a bit tense and everyone takes themselves quite seriously.  The Golden Globes are supposed to be a bit less dressy, and often more playful, but not to the extent of the Grammys.

Sunday night I was happily surprised by the clothes on the red carpet.  There was experimentation and some very sleek and sophisticated gowns.  There were only a handful of dresses that I really disliked, and a few lackluster ones, but other than that the show made me very excited to see what is planned for the Oscars!

My Absolute Favorites:

Michelle Williams in Valentino, channeling Twiggy.

Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf

Emma Stone in Calvin Klein

Julianne Moore in Lanvin

Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein

Honorable Mentions:

January Jones in Versace

Scarlett Johanson in Elie Saab

Nicole Kidman in Prada

Leighton Meester in Burberry

Julianna Marguiles in Vintage YSL

Jayma Mayes in Alberta Ferretti

Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood

Anne Hathaway in Armani

Angelina Jolie in Versace

And the Bad:

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Romona Keveza

Julia Stiles in Romona Keveza

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Christina Aguilera in Zuhair Murad

Milla Jovovich in Armani

 

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An Apology

Hi blog, it’s been awhile, and for that, I apologize.  I haven’t written in so long that I was scared to come back to it, I have so much to write about and I haven’t been quite sure where to begin.

Well to be honest, what I had to say was just about lovely Christmas presents, shopping excursions, films I’ve seen, and what I wore on New Years Eve, so I guess it wouldn’t have been that difficult.

While I was home in Connecticut the past few weeks, I had apparently decided to go on computer hiatus.  I listened to my parents advice (shocking, I know) and gave myself a much needed break.

But I’m back now, and for some odd reason I feel weird being in New York and not writing on my blog.

After I take a few more pictures, I will be sure to post some fun things I got while home for the holidays.  My favorite being an Alexander McQueen silk scarf (which I have worn practically every day since opening it Christmas Day) and a vintage black silk Yves Saint Laurent skirt/dress set (courtesy of my Grandfather).

As well as fashion and magazines, I am also a huge movie person.  So whenever I go home I try to go to the movies as much as I can ($6 a ticket, you can’t beat that).  This break, I saw Black Swan and The Kings Speech.  It goes without saying that the costumes in Black Swan were extraordinary, the Mulleavy Sisters of Rodarte (who designed all of Natalie Portman’s costumes) are kind of genius, and I sincerely hope they get some major Oscar nods.  The movie itself was just what I expected, weird and beautiful, so I loved it.

The Kings Speech, however, is one of the best movies I have ever seen.  Ever.  And I’ve seen a lot.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, except that Colin Firth was supposed to be amazing in it, and he was even better than I thought he could be.  He will hands down win Best Actor in every award show, and he deserves it.  The movie was not only hysterical, but also a well done period piece with Helena Bonham Carter in gorgeous costumes.   I felt so terrible for Firth’s character, King George VI, that I was scraping away at my freshly painted nails, so nervous that his horrible stutter would never go away.

Thanks to my father, the movie theater wasn’t the only place I would have to see movies, because he bought Apple TV.  This adorable black box which allows you to access Netflix, iTunes, YouTube, etc. from your television.  So of course because of that I watched countless movies at home including The White Ribbon the German film which took home the Palm D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival a few years ago, and I have been dying to see it ever since.

On January 1, I was quite exhausted and decided that it would be an excellent idea to not move from my bed the entire day.  So I watched five movies.  It was a personal record for me, and one that I now pride myself on.  I watched, Outsourced, When Harry Met Sally, Love and Other Disasters, Interview with a Vampire, and City Island. It was a glorious day to say the least.  I think I might try and have one every month or so.

I will put up pretty pictures hopefully later on in the week, but I hope this apology is enough for now.

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Frathaway

I have a weird addiction to award shows, but really just the big ones.  The Academy Awards are my favorite, followed by the Tony’s in a close second place.  I actually didn’t think I could be more excited for the show on Feb. 27, until I found out who the host was.  Turns out it’s hosts.

Frathaway.

James Franco and Anne Hathaway are co-hosting the Oscars this year.  That means there will be a song and dance, amazing clothes, and some of Franco’s dry humor.  They are the personification of the new generation of Hollywood.  The two actors are completely okay with taking risks (playing gay characters, and getting nude) but they don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves, and try to stay out of rehab (and jail).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They also happen to have some pretty incredible magazine covers and spreads.

Vogue

W Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Magazine

Vogue Homme

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My New Goal in Life

When I was in Middle School I remember countless assignments where I had to express what my goals in life were.  I always found these tedious, because I knew what the teacher was expecting: a family, a nice job, a great house, etc.  And while I did want these things I didn’t really think of them as goals, more as obligations of a sort.

So I would write that I wanted to win an Oscar or meet Karl Lagerfeld, have couture gowns and a penthouse apartment on 5th Ave. rather than a ranch style in the suburbs.

Over the years, of course my goals have changed, evolved, and grown and I have now found a new goal to add to my lengthy list.  To be given the Fashion Icon Award by the CFDA (Council of the Fashion Designers of America).  This year it was given to Iman, a well deserving model, entrepreneur and soon to be television host.  In the past years the winners were Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and C.Z Guest.  The award is not given out every year, so it is special when it is handed out.  And how I would love to be on the receiving end of that.

It is given to women who appreciate fashion and have relationships with designers.  They aren’t frightened of it, rather they embrace it whole heartedly and show off their style to the world.

Iman

Kate Moss

Sarah Jessica Parker

Nicole Kidman

C.Z. Guest

And then hopefully, me.

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Opening Ceremonies

Large blockbuster movie premieres will start to pick up soon, with the summer months drawing near.  The Iron Man 2 premiere is one of these such events.  The two female stars, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson both decided on white Armani, an interesting choice in my opinion.  Paltrow has gotten a bit of bad press over her short-suit ensemble but I think it completely reflects her laid back/fashion forward lifestyle.  Johansson’s short white dress is nice and very sculptural, a departure from her usual busty affairs, but we did see a lot of this look at the Oscar’s so I wish she picked something more original.

Gwyenth Paltrow

Scarlett Johansson

Personally, I think the best premiere, however, went to the ladies who attended the New York City Ballet Spring Gala last night. True, it could be because I have an obsession with Lanvin and everything Alber Elbaz does (same goes for Matthew Broderick), but I think what Portman and Parker picked out were more colorful for one, and honestly more beautiful.  Portman is wearing a dress from Lanvin which fits her amazingly and is perfectly styled and Parker is wearing Elie Saab Haute Couture and a jacket by L’Wren Scott.  It looks very vintage and classy, not a bit over the top.

Natalie Portman

Sarah Jessica Parker

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