Monday, February 28, 2011

Academy Awards part II

"And the Oscar goes to..."  I have never known a group of words to have such a reaction or an effect on so many people.  Whether it creates a gasp of those Oscar hopeful stars sitting on the edge of their seats awaiting for the ending of that sentence, or the fans and admires with smiles upon their faces in shock and awe of being able to witness such a magical night.  The Academy Awards is the only awards show that I know of that can offer inspiration, humor and acknowledgment to the movies that can shape, change, inspire our lives, all the while making us laugh, cry or even cringe with anger.  I being a movie lover, look forward to this night of frivolity.  I always dream that some day I may be able to witness this night, even if it is from the top balcony of the Kodak theater, where it is so high up that I believe one may need oxygen at those high levels.  I am just as happy though watching from my couch, as I did last night.  The hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway, offered playful banter that kept the night lighthearted and insured that it ran smoothly.  They both did an stupendous job and looked great while doing it.  I lost count after Anne Hathaway's fifth wardrobe change.  I also sat and watched as all the stars arrived and explained who they were wearing and what they expected of the night.  I was pleased to say that no one's outfit disappointed, as no one decided to wear something see through or a dress made of a swan...(Bjork circa 2001.)  Though it may have been appropriate this year for Natalie Portman considering she was nominated and won best actress for the "Black Swan."  Speaking of Natalie Portman I will get straight to the great fashions of the night.  Starting with Natalie Portman who had such a glow to her, possibly from the nomination, or the fact that she is pregnant, or maybe even from that beautiful purple Rodarte gown, Tiffany jewelry and Jimmy Choo shoes.  I admire how no matter what she can always look so beautiful and classy.

I have always enjoyed Givenchy designs.  I was pleased to see that Cate Blanchett had decided to wear a lavender Givenchy Haute couture dress.  The dress seemed to fit her style and calm attitude.  She was also wearing Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.  She looked simply dazzling.  Note the fabulous beading of lavender and a hint of yellow on the inner shoulder of the dress, I think it adds so much along with the cutout in the chest area, simply beautiful.

Reese Witherspoon always seems to know how to dress perfectly for every event.  I am absolutely unaware of her every making it on a worst dressed list.  Last night she looked simply classic and elegant in a Armani Prive black dress with a white trim at the top.  She accented the dress with beautiful Neil Lane emerald earrings.  Her hair and make-up was simple and perfect for her outfit.

Anne Hathaway as I had previously stated, made so many wardrobe changes.  The night began in a absolutely stunning Valentino dress.  Seriously though, no one has ever looked bad while wearing Valentino.  As she explained during a red carpet interview with Tim Gunn, who she was wearing Valentino stood by her side and also took part in the interview.  My favorite question that Tim Gunn asked, was if Valentino was proud of the direction that the House of Valentino is taking now that he is retired.  Valentino Garavani explained that he is proud and in no uncertain terms explained that one is still able to see his design aesthetic in the clothes.  I have to say I still enjoy Valentino clothing even though he is retired the House is still moving forward in a great direction.
The night ended in a great rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by some very talented 5th grade students.  Overall, I highly enjoyed the night despite the reviews and harsh judgements of James Franco and Anne Hathaway's hosting skills.  I thought they did great and throughly enjoyed the night.  What did you think of the show?


  1. Love this post! Reese Witherspoon looks great! :)

  2. I know! I love your blog and good luck in the blogging world. I just started blogging too.