Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Actual Academy Awards

Let's start with the outfits. I have divided them into categories (sort of) but once again, GP takes the cake. I may not love her but she's got class.

Next in the classy dept was Emma Stone. Her dress was very highbrow and she looked wonderful. I think she is a terrific young actress as well. She has a wonderful, big personality. Win, win.

And though I have no idea who this is, she looks smashing! Love this dress.

I was actually shocked at how out of touch I am. Who are all these people?, I kept asking.

Winning in color and overall adorableness was Michele Williams.

I loved that Busy was her date but I didn't like or hate Busy's dress so she doesn't get on here.
Next was this - she looks fantastic.

In the total glitz dept.:

This was Hollywood glamour at it's best. Not too many people could pull this off but Milla owned it. Terrific.

Octavia looked beautiful. Great dress choice for her.

Pretty dress. Not a fan of her look. Eat a hamburger and fries on the way home sweetie.
There was a lot of white. These were the three most striking in my opinion other than the two up top in overall winners.

Next up are the folks that would look good in a paper sack. Nothing to write home about dress wise but the package never disappoints. I mean it is hard to be more attractive than a Penelope or an Angie. Loved Penelope's hairdo! She wins for that.

And Angie is just a stone cold fox and she knows it. Bad ass. Hello, Mrs. Pitt! You know everyone was drooling.

All the commentators were oooing and ahhing over the dress of George's flavor of the year but while she is a lovely young woman - the dress is just eh. It was pretty cliche just how trophy girlfriend she appeared given the occassion. Marchesa is not my cup of tea.

As evidenced also by Sandy's dress. Not a fan.

And if we give awards for looking like an Oscar, I pick Meryl over what's her name anyway just because I love her and she is actually famous for a real reason. Still, if this dress had just been taken in a little, I think it would have been stunning on her. It was kind of baggy and saggy and I know she doesn't give a damn.

As for Natalie, she looked like a highschool girl with good taste and really rich parents heading to the prom in millions of dollars worth of diamonds. Definite disconnect here. A headband with a satin bow would have gone better with this dress than that necklace and that is just to drive home the point that they do not go together at all. Really weird. She needs a new stylist stat. Hair up, lose that necklace for something a little more bohemian and longer and it might have worked. Maybe. I like the dress. It had potential. I think. Lovely woman. It pains me to criticize.

Winning in the best earring category:

But I love emeralds so I might be biased. Pretty, pretty and good hairdo as well.
General eye candy award goes to:


Until next year. . .


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Academy Awards

Tomorrow night at this time I will probably still be up.

I do wish they would make them a little shorter and on Saturday night instead of Sunday but I'll be watching! How about you?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Adele looked fabulous last night (except for the weird rouge thing she had going on) and so happy she swept the Grammys. I think it was especially inspiring for the younger set and she showed them all how it is done.
I liked her performance dress a lot.

Better than the one she showed up in but she was by far the best dressed female in both.

Unless you count GP.

I love this dress and the slicked back hair but girlfriend needs to eat a sandwich badly. This skinny is not even remotely sexy to me. Her in this dress and 10 more pounds - yowza. As is, it screams, all I do is work out and eat healthy stuff and work on my blog. Boring but the dress single handedly saved the day.

LL Cool J is a classy dude. My husband made fun of this ensemble but I thought he was looking mighty fine and he did a great job. Velvet tuxedo jacket is a winner in my book.

Other than Foo Fighters, Bon Iver and Adele, the rest of the music was eh- so, so - but I loved seeing Sir Paul and the tribute to Etta and then later, Whitney although no one can match her. I was never a big fan of WH's music but the woman, in her prime, could sing better than anyone else and I was always rooting for her to get it together. Some people burn bright and fast and she was one although it just never seemed to quite fit that she lost her way so fast and furious with that much God given and acknowledged talent and the package with which it was so neatly tied up.

She did have a smile, voice and spirit that could make you Believe.

And I will never forget her singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Perfection. RIP.


Location:Awards Season

Saturday, February 11, 2012

There is an artist, Michael Bauermeister, and his work immediately inspired me. My husband came home from a woodworking meeting with a postcard about an art show in Myrtle Beach and his work jumped right out at me.

You should definitely check out his website if you like this because this is just a sample of his work.


Location:Woodworking Part Deux

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Women posing in chairs, Downton Abbey and other random stuff

If you were going to be all sexy and posy in a chair, what chair would you use? Just curious.

Keira Knightly? Really? Who knew? I don't think I would have known that was her and I think she should work this makeup more often.

Old school?

I am enjoying Season Two of Downton Abbey and it's soapiness.
It is weird looking at them. . .

All normal and modern though. Edith cleans up real nice.

But dang if Sybil isn't even more gorgeous - I mean for real,that should be illegal.

Even with black lipstick.

But what on earth is this?

Apparently a shoot for Marie Claire but Why?

Thank goodness for her though and all her fabulous lines

When I grow up I want to be just like her and say whatever I want to anyone. I think some of you might be thinking, "but doesn't she already do that?" scary huh?

Like this for example,

Or this,

Ha, ha, ha!