I swear one day….One day I will own peacocks. But, I think you have to live where you don’t have a fox (like we do currently) or have a big yard and an estate. So maybe I need to work on the ‘estate’ portion.
I swear one day….One day I will own peacocks. But, I think you have to live where you don’t have a fox (like we do currently) or have a big yard and an estate. So maybe I need to work on the ‘estate’ portion.
The only thing that can make me want to pack up and move faster than the beach…….would be that I would be oh so happy to have the magnolia tree in my yard that my parents have! It’s massive. My brother would climb it and always get poison ivy (which there wasn’t any around it.) Or bit by a million mosquitos. Awwww memories of summers in the South.
From the time I was at least seven on I always had an adult telling me “You are so creative.” I would feel flattered. But, I was always left feeling confused too. Why was being creative so great? Couldn’t that balance the fact that I was not a straight A student (and never would be. I got bored with school work that was to paper. But, if it was a complete oracle hands on learning I was always earning higher grades.)
I thought this article was really interesting about the 18 Habits of a Creative Person had great points. The list describes me!
My last salary job I ever had was for a company where I was VP of sales. It was a title more than anything. But, they liked to micro manage. Not good for my personality!
I covered the entire country and lived in Colorado. So I would constantly say, Let me work from home until about 9 a.m. because if I could just get up and start making calls at 6 a.m. Denver time (8 a.m. on the East coast) I could get so much done. But, the company could not and would not give in. I knew it was a ticking time bomb for me. I started figuring out what I would do as the next job because anyone that couldn’t let me work when I wanted to work (and I was asking to work longer hours because that is what sales can be!) was not the match for me.
I secretly loved that all my accounts jumped ship after I left! The product wasn’t even that great. But, my customers would buy it because they had a long standing relationship with me. Hence why sales were always my thing! I miss outside sales. Especially in gift ware!
I love the creative mind. It doesn’t mean that you are just an artist. I come from a family of creative minds. Even though my dad was a civil engineer, for years I thought he was an architect because he was always drawing up plans for remodeling projects. Or he would handpaint cards for us. His gardening expertise if fabulous! that’s just my dad. There are others in the family that have talents for music, directing, cooking, art in different realms. We do not go about life in our family of cousins being the starving artists. Everyone has taken their love or passion to a level to be ultra successful.
The article says creative minds surround themselves by beauty. It’s so funny to read that and I had never thought of that. I constantly say in meetings with new clients that I only like pretty. Most wedding planners meet with potential clients to see if they can get hired. I only meet with new clients to see if they are clients I want to work with. If their decor isn’t going to be pretty…….then there isn’t a future for us. I am sure that sounds harsh. But, I like pretty. I love when I am excited about a wedding or an event because the client is someone I love (which are the only clients I ever take now!) and if they have decor that I daydream about for hours upon days upon weeks. That’s my passion though.
Take the time to read the article. I guarantee you will find yourself on the list too!
Last night I went to bed reading my Catholic Home book. This book is my guide to every holiday. It’s written by someone that was raised Jewish. What a hoot! I love the author Meredith Gould though. She totally has it dialed in.
I don’t take Lent lightly. I am INTO IT! From pancakes tonight for dinner (which we never use to do actually) to the King cake….to a 40 days of many lists..get ready for my list.
List of 40s (and we are not talking about a beverage from my old neighborhood.)
1. 40 spring cleaning to do lists
this means anything from a drawer to a closet. This year with boxes still unpacked that means I will be unpacking boxes. It’s also time to downsize bins of baby clothes. UGH. I got sick just typing it. It hurts me so!
2. 40 days of prayer.
this means for 40 days we will pray for someone new each day. I can’t wait to see the list completed and to see who the kids want to pray for.
3. 40 Today we will…
I started it last year. But, only started half way thru. There are 40 items to do nice things for others or for our family. From turning off electronics for a day, to making a surprise meal for someone, make a card for someone, be joyful. I think the Be Joyful is my favorite card this year to pull.
In the 40 days…..we will make resurrection rolls, pretzels, and our crown of thorns. My favorite Resurrection Eggs Which I always thought were a Baptist thing. My Baptist friends are always asking me what they are though.
This year we are doing a rice bowl. I love Priss being so into it! I remember the rice bowls from my youth. They have not changed! Priss keeps asking what she can do to earn money. She found a dime the other day on the sidewalk and immediately asked to put it in her rice bowl. It’s so sweet. I hope the enthusiasm lasts for the 40! At the end the money will go to support the less fortunate. I was shocked to see that for 50.00 we could give 500 people fresh water!
Y’all it’s hard being Catholic sometimes. People automatically have such ‘ideas’ of what the religion is about we practice. We have had a religion that has had it’s share of scandal. But, I was raised to not believe that the priest was above God and I certainly don’t believe any Pope we’ve ever had is above God. We view priests, popes, nuns, our teachers as spiritual advisors.
We have a joke that once you are Catholic you are always Catholic. You can leave the Catholic church. But, you are never going to get away from it even if you want to. It’s all that dogma. We also joke that we suffer for being Catholic. Let me not pretend, there IS definitely a certain amount of guilt that goes with being Catholic. Even my husband who was raised Lutheran is often thought to be Catholic by friends at church. He says constantly when he misses mass that he feels that he needs to go to confession. He has gained the guilt after all these years at our church. But, his grandparents were Missouri Senate Lutheran. So I think the guilt skipped to him. Apparently Missouri Senate might as well be Catholic from what they say (according to what my father in law has said in the past.)
In all of this if just a few things stick with my kids, then I will feel like I was a success as a mom!
By Easter, we usually are just happy to enjoy the day after the 40 days of things to do. I just hope by then we are truly in spring! I have big plans for a massive Easter egg hunt. Massive. Unless it snows. Which you never know in Denver!
So even though today I am thinking about the ashes I will get tomorrow (and itch from most of the day. Always have!)
I am also hoping we end our 4o days with pretty table settings and flowers! And a peace that makes us feel joyful and that we have again done something as a family that will have helped us live up to our motto of being “a kind and generous family.” I figured if I had a motto for my business then my family could use one too!
Happy Lent. Get your pancakes on!
Okay the one thing I did not miss………….Taylor Swift.
We should be saved another year. Apparently the ratings were way up for the Oscars this year. So they probably will not need to bring Tay Tay in to sit front row and sing along with every song and then dance. Can you imagine what she would have done with that “Happy” song last night?
What I didn’t think I would see. Pink.
Where the heck does Pink come from out of nowhere? Then she sings “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Why didn’t she do it while hanging upside down from a wire?
I seriously think that Diana Ross should have sung that song. She is after all the black Judy Garland. Only way better! She did the \”Wiz\”
Liza Minnelli looked less than impressed or moved by Pink. It has to be hard to be Liza M. It also has to be hard to be the daughter of Judy Garland. Who by the way was a real peace of work! I loved the book Liza wrote about her. It was kind of a “Mommy Dearest” without the wire hanger. But, with tons of unpaid hotel bills, drinking, drugs and a woman looking for love from any man.
For real, Judy Garland would have her kids put on as many clothes as they could upon skipping out on a hotel bill. They just left. Never returned. She never got in trouble for it either!
I still don’t know when John Travolota and Kelly Preston snuck in last night, but they were suddenly just in the audience. Something tells me Kelly Preston is working on getting out of that hot mess. I don’t know. There is just something going on!
Here they are hours later at the Vanity Fair party. He’s so proud. She’s so crawling inside her happy place and trying to get thru the pain.
Travolta didn’t just butcher the name of Ideaina Menzelscheldsz. He made up a whole new name! In all fairness her name is kind of hard. But, doesn’t Scientology teach these followers of them to learn to read teleprompters Don’t they teach them to think positive……..that way they don’t need glasses and keep their vanity in check while reading a teleprompter?
The management has really slacked off since they have had to work over time to cover up that disappearance of the wife of that main guy in their
circus of freaks church. I wonder where Tommy was last night? I so miss him at these shows. But, only a little. If he was smart he would start dating Tay Tay! The songs she would write about him after the breakup would be awesome!
The selfie that shut down Twitter from Ellen G was classic. But, did you see this highlight?
Breaks my heart!!!! So sad to be left out! But, this is just beyond sad. I can hear her saying “Meeeeee. I’m here!”
Beyonce and Kim and JLo were nt there. SCORE for all of us!!!
I am embarrassed to admit that I actually think about this…..why can’t the guys that walk the red carpet ever have pants hemmed correctly?
These are just two of many others. The men looked really good. I loved the white tuxedo…..or what I consider a white dinner jacket.
Last night I was totally totally thrown off by an arrival.
This is what I saw and looked at for a while. I was feeling so sad for Camilla Alves. I mean she just didn’t look fab (from the waist up.) I kept having flashbacks to Kim Basinger doing this in white years ago.
I thought (at the time) the mother in law had stolen the show. I thought it was fabulous. Perfect. Glam.
THEN I SAW THIS
The mother in law is in a short dress (not okay for red carpet) with hose (noooo) and silver open toed shoes with no heel. I just about died.
I was completely wrong! She was gorgeous and she was the one that I was most excited to see. But, that initial reveal just wasn’t the one I thought. So in some ways I feel cheated! I would have loved that ‘moment’ when she arrived to see this!!!
Sandra Bullock looked stunning!!! She stole the show in this dress. That movie Gravity looks intense! I didnt see it. But, I definitely did see George C. in any of the clips either.
Jared Leto deserved the win last night! Someone on facebook said she didn’t know what the speech meant or what he was talking about. I almost defriended them b/c they are too dumb to be friends with in my opinion.
It was one of the best speeches in Oscars in years. He was so sincere. Plus, when he thanked his mother and brother, oh my gosh. How sweet!
I thought Penelope Cruz looked beautiful. Her dress was so similar to Camilla Alves though! Crazy!!!! But, this was soft and pretty. Penelope Cruz is never a wrong on the carpet. This was not her biggest night on the carpet so I think her playing it ‘safe’ was good. It was way more interesting than an Amy Adams safe who was nominated!
Jenna Tatum wore a beautiful dress. I thought she looked amazing. Everything for this was beautiful!
Meryl Streep wore something age appropriate. Plus it was her style. Which I am not sure I like her style. But, who cares about me? The only thing is that Meryl Streep tends to wear the wrong accessories. Which is the case here again. She still looks good though. So how does that work?
Pharrell in shorts………kind of funny. But, at least there was no hat! His performance was awesome! But, when the black tie version of the hat came out, that didn’t make me happy. It was a very confusing night for me.
Chrissy Teigen in Monique. I love Monique almost as much as Chrissy Teigen loves herself. She I would guess has huge blow up photos of herself in dental floss (a bikini) in her house. That makes me uncomfortable.
Olivia Wilde upstaged pregnant women and non pregnant women last night in Valentino. In fact I’d say that a lot of women will be begging for Valentino to dress them when they are pregnant at future shows! She looked incredible!
Viola Davis looked so great in this color and the style of dress from Escada last night. I loved it.
Lupita won! So deserved. I didn’t see the movie though. I can’t watch movies like that because I can’t deal with violence the clips showed in the movie. The dress Lupita had on was perfect in color I thought. It was the perfect twirly dress too. She looked like she loved it and was having fun.
What I didn’t like was the precious little headband she had on. Uh no dice for me. Seriously that was just ridiculous! I think if she needed something in her hair then something more dramatic. The headband just distracted from the whole look!
I think all in all she was one of the best all night. Just not with the headband.
the hips don’t lie………..and this was just not the best look ever for Jennifer Lawrence. She is always in Dior. But, this was just way too Krystal Karrington for me! She had apparently a really pricey diamond necklace on that hung down her back. That I can get on board with! She looked beautiful. But, she was not a show stopper….until she fell on the red carpet. She does it so well though! I don’t think she wears heels that often!
I thought this color and this style was amazing! I had no idea who she was though. A Bond girl! Fitting!
After weeks in Sochi, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski were suddenly fashion icons! Then all they had to do last night was walk the red carpet and bam! Just like that it was all over. They look like warped wedding cake toppers!
Kelly Osbourne talks about fashion. On a show. On E. No really. It’s true. And yet she does it under that purple hair she has had for three years now.
Giuliana looked beautiful. I thought she out dressed most of the attendees on the red carpet!
Things that I think need to change…………..the Red Carpet is the same over and over. I don’t know how to make it different. But, there has to be a way.
E needs to change up the co-hosts. Where is Joan Rivers insulting people? I miss that.
I could do without the nail camera. Who cares. Can’t they just have someone film it a minute before and do a playback. Go to Costco and see how they precheck you out before you get to the register. I think this is something that could be used at the Oscars too!
Ryan Seacrest. Who NEVER remembers he met someone ten times in the past. Can’t he just go?
The real party to report on is the one after the Oscars! The Vanity Fair party. I want to see more of that party. I have a plan for that one!
I loved Ellen hosting! She is such a riot. She did an outstanding job. That just can’t be easy. I laughed so hard at times last night. I love how edgy she can get! But, keeps it nice. The clip where she was talking to Matthew McConaughey how he did “sweating to the oldies” to lose the weight! Priceless!!!
Award season is officially over. I hope next year I am more organized for a party. Because I think that is where I am with these shows now.
I need to have champagne, be with friends, be sarcastic, laugh, cry and then dissect every single moment of the night again and again.
WOW. I know aging is not fun. Believe me. I get it.
I believe in aging gracefully. That means I spend a ton of money on creams and facials. I wear sunscreen, big hats. I drink water. Eat healthy. Then slowly I get a little something here and there done and pretend it was just a really good vacation. But, by getting something done I don’t really don’t know what I would do. I don’t like how surgery looks later based on this Circus show of freaks last night.
If Botox was licked on by kittens, I’d get it done, maybe. They use needles! I hate needles. When I was in labor with my first child I went to the hospital only for the epidural! Yes, given to you by a needle. But, since I never saw the needle it didn’t count. What I almost got up and left over was the IV. I was shocked. I didn’t know I had to have one of those and was not happy!
So while I will never do Botox…..I will maybe have a face lift. Because I’ll be knocked out by then…..if only the thought of another IV didn’t freak me out. It’s so expensive though, I doubt it ever happens. I’d rather go on vacation! So really you can’t go by me.
But, I wouldn’t necessarily go by any of these people either………..
I guess Ms. Organic eating move to Iowa decided to take the plunge. Into botulism that is. Not healthier living! If you do botox in your 40s……what do you think you will do in your 50s? I can’t wait to watch and see what Jennifer Garner chooses. I already know what her husband Ben will choose in his 50s. A new wife in her 20s.
Jennifer’s face didn’t move. At all. She looked ridiculous. I was more upset that she gave that happy moment to J Lo b/c you know J Lo loves it when Jennifer Garner is a mess! Bravo Jennifer for making my night miserable and J Los life happier. I knew when I saw those bangs there was a problem. Botched Botox! Coming thru!
Naomi looked smashing. But, her forehead doesn’t move. Her expressions are non existent. And I am pretty sure her marriage is on that same track. Her hubby had an earlier call so he couldn’t attend. Chose being at home with the kids instead. I think not!
Another Golden Girls dress from Elie Saab. And a face that is all squinty now because it’s been over toxed.
If anyone is close to Kate they need to do an intervention. Because she is on the same path as her mother. Also, this dress she wore by Atelier really drove home that the rumors are true! She has so broken up with her baby daddy to her second son. This is a big “look at me look at me. So better without you” dress.
Goldie Hawn doesn’t have eyes because she has so much injected in her cheeks it’s closing her eyes off. She couldn’t even read the monitor last night. She looks so bad. This dress too. Haven’t we seen her in this before? She looks like a joke of herself. I never would have thought Goldie Hawn would give in! Remember when she made fun of injections in that one movie she did? She use to be the actress that was so fun, so grounded. Now she is full of what I can only guess is anti-freeze.
Botox much? I think it’s safe to say that Portia should spend less time getting injections and more time eating. She is so thin that it’s obvious she is back to her weight that was ‘scary’ when she was dealing with her eating disorder. You know the eating disorder that she lied about forever but made it worse by always giving interviews saying how she was ‘just thin.’ I was one of the people that believed her! Turns out I shouldn’t haven’t been watching that dumb Allie McBeal show for lots of reasons………
Allie McBeal is starting to look a lot like Nancy Reagan!!!!
The one I was not at all prepared for last night was Kim Novak!
She could barely move her face it’s so botched. It’s full of more fillers than I think we could count. She stumbled over her words and she made Matthew McConaughey nervous. She made all of that theater uncomfortable though. For that I loved her. See y’all, when you mix just the right amount of prescription meds, with champagne, bright lights, Spanx and live television……it’s a recipe for greatness. I keep thinking how one day that will be Catherine Zeta Jones up there! Oh it’s coming.
My favorite of the night, hands down….
The shoes were from Easy Spirit
The outfit (which someone called Plants which cracked me up) was from Ross for Less
Hair by Super Cuts
Dye from a can of spray paint at Home Depot
And the crazy was all free all the time.
This is what years of drugs will do to you! She is the female version of Ozzy Osbourne
The lack of bra left me clutching my pearls!
But, the one part that I just had to laugh at was when she jumped up to hug Lupita!
It was one of those moments where I just wanted to know……what was Lupita thinking when a woman that I would guess has on way too much perfume (Charlie if I had to guess) hugging her in a “I knew you could do it. Told you so. Never give up on your dreams.”
Weird. It was so weird. But, Lupita I think was in such shock……and she was thinking “I must arrange this dress correctly to climb the steps.”
My faves and raves and rants and what needs to be changed at E (besides the entire staff.)
Well, in the future I will not be parked in front of the television, computer and my cell phone getting red carpet updates early in the day. When it rained all the stars had to stay home because they were worried they were going to get rained on. Umbrellas just won’t do!
So E red carpet (after their 2 hour pre red carpet coverage where they made predictions! REALLY? Seriously how bored are we when we want to watch predictions on clothing. This was not Kate Middleton! This was Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Lovely girls. But, do we really care? I didn’t. That’s why I only watched one hour as opposed to the two! Geez. I have a life!)
The E red carpet coverage started and it was an HOUR before we saw anyone. B list actors should have had better publicist. They should have had their cars moving to the front asap and getting out earlier. Ryan Seacrest would have spent at least 15 minutes talking to them. But, if they had a good publicist…..that’s probably why they didn’t get there too early. Too much talking from some of these actors can really go awry quickly.
Ireland Baldwin…..She’s about ten years from her own crazy train interview on the red carpet.
The carpet was pretty dull. I think these Hollywood stars have either really grown up and gotten it together, or the rain really had everyone on edge so they did their walk and got inside. When Lady Gaga walks the carpet (at the end) and looks like this
Then you know it’s going to be a bit of a long show.
There was not any fashion mishaps that left me numb. For the most part everyone looked pretty good. Except for their over botoxed faces. We’ll get to that in a moment. But, I did feel that there were a lot of women that either played it safe or just didn’t care. And the people that don’t usually care ended up looking fabulous because of it.
I thought for sure when I saw Glenn Close on stage, that she only had worn this dress on stage. I figured she had worn something that looked like “Swamp Thing” on the red carpet. I was so surprised! This was on of the BEST looks ever for Glenn Close. I mean, color me impressed. She brought her A game. Now. I know people will not all agree. But, when you look at all the dresses as a whole last night, this was a stand out in a good way!
Glenn can thank girls like Anna. When Anna showed up in what can only be considered a longer version of a costume from Dancing with the Stars, I just sighed. She will have to work ten times harder for me to ever care again. Thigh high split, with pleats, and cut outs. What was she going for? Can Can Girl tryouts? I totally felt like it was DWTS night where they do the samba.
Kristin Chenoweth is one of those actresses that I never know why they are in attendance. What does she do? Sing, dance? In what? I still ask that. In what? Her hair looked great. She looked pretty….until you saw the dress. It was like Tron. And I really didn’t enjoy her ‘humpfest’ on the red carpet with her date. Who was he? And did he really like having her tongue in his ear? Gross.
I think Bette Midler gave a great performance. I had it on mute so I couldn’t hear her sing. That’s why it was so great. I myself, have listened to “Wind Beneath My Wings” way too much. I don’t like the song. Never really did. But, I pretended too at the time because that is what you were supposed to say! I mean it would be like saying you didn’t find kittens cute. You’d seem like a monster. So for years I would act like that movie and song moved me beyond words. I think it was a good movie. However, I don’t see why we still have to hear that song.
I was shocked at who wore dresses that we’ve seen.
And just because they are stunningly gorgeous they thought it would go unnoticed. I’m talking to you Gelina.
This was the exact moment that I knew Elie Saab is my kind of Lebanese fashion designer that I can only assume is gay? Because clearly he loves Golden Girls.
I get that Gelina played it down last night because it was Brad’s night. But, this just cracked me up! It was a total dress from the Golden Girls. And if Betty White didn’t wear it in the episode “Love Rose” in season 2, then I am pretty certain she wore it to the Emmys along the way. This was her style! She owned it. Gelina was just borrowing it last night as far as I am concerned.
The things I found odd last night was how safe everyone played it.
Blue. In Gucci. Jewelry….none other than earrings to talk about and even that bored me. A bun on her head. No spray tan. And everyone loved that. I think she needed some color. Like lipstick? A chunky bracelet. A necklace! Something!!!! A tattoo would have made this better. Something.
they say this is Gucci. I think it’s off the rack and was just bedazzled! She must not be working? She needed food, maybe can’t afford any? She’s very thin. She also needs to just let the short hair go….it’s time to extension that up and pretend she’s Britney.
Don’t you love this pix of Britney and the guy she will probably not marry but date for two years? She looked fabulous going to Elton John’s party.
When you are pregnant you get a free pass. Elsa Pataky probably ruined it for all the girls in the future. Because, she had side boob, and looked like she had a big saggy boob for a stomach. SORRY. Gotta call it like I see it. People are talking about the metallic pattern I am sure. But, I didn’t even notice it until today. This was terrible. Where were her SPANX? They make those to hold the belly up. She needed it. Her stomach hanging like that made me think she is going to have horrible stretch marks (and none of that palm oil will fix that!) Plus, how uncomfortable? The thing is, it didn’t look much better from the front even with her hubby next to her.
I hope this baby comes soon! She has lost her mind is all I can think and once the baby is here she’ll be back to making better decisions!
Kerry Washington has been praised for months now, on her fashion choices on the red carpets.
Then she wore this last night. Everyone has ripped her apart. I’m not going to say it was horrible. But, it wasn’t great. I also watched her walking from behind a lot and she is at that stage where she is close to waddling. She is not looking to be in a dress that is tight. There are not a ton of choices. What I can’t get over are the way people on the Red Carpet yesterday were raving and then today we see what they actually thought. That bugs me.
This is Jason Wu, who finally made a debut on the red carpet at the Oscars. The material was not the best and it unfortunately got wet. So that is sad. She looked beautiful but it wasn’t knocking it out of the ball park.
Cate Blanchett was a fave to all….but me. She always wears stuff that I feel like I’ve already seen on just about anyone else. She makes me feel confused. It’s like I see something she wears and I get all excited…then I blink and I start questioning myself. Why do I like it? Can it be that good? Because usually in her case…it’s not!
She tried. After that 9 to 5 outfit she wore last we saw her………you don’t remember?
Who wore it better? Besides neither of the above? Pearls really DON’T dress up any outfit! I can’t believe Whoopi wore the same dress last night. She also gets on my nerves with her “I don’t dress up.” Uhhh no kidding! You also dress like a homeless person and act like you know so much. Guess what Whoopi, you don’t. The length on the faux pearls proved that last night! I don’t think she should be invited any longer. It’s disgraceful!
Julia in the Givenchy. She gets props for trying. But, that’s all. She tried. I am not saying she succeeded. Just like that time she got married in barefeet and tried to be country chic. She didn’t succeed then either. In fact other than her previous Oscar win…..she’s starting to worry me.
There’s a saying that we all go back to where we came from. That’s why my daddy likes to say, that he thinks I will end back up in the county in which I grew up one day. I don’t know how to take that sometimes. But this is who I think Julia will end up again.
A dress that wasn’t ironed, barefoot, without a pedicure or manicure if I was to bet money and wrapped in tulle straight off the bolt from Joanne Fabrics.
I just wanted to cinch her dress up last night. It was too loose in the back when she was walking. The lace on her should have been put on Lupitas chest and Julia needs to start going to things with her husband. I am pretty sure that girl is playing it loose and fast. She goes to these things and acts like she doesn’t even have a hubby a bunch of kids or a Santa Fe styled home in New Mexico that really isn’t that great after all! It’s in New Mexico! You can only pretend living in desert heat and staring at hot air balloons are so interesting and so good for keeping you ‘grounded’ for so long. If that was really going on then she would show up wearing more ponchos.
Jessica Biel got the chain email that was sent out to wear something metallic. Y’all know I worship at the house of Chanel…..often. I mean. Chanel does no wrong.
Biel was the ONLY one in Chanel last night. She is the only person I know that can make a dress look like it’s off the rack though. Her hair was meant to look messy but stylish. Not quite. She needed more color. She didn’t even have false eyelashes on! Her accessories were not all that either. It was all metallic! Which sounds good on paper. But, without lashes or lipstick obviously not!
She presented with Jamie Foxx and giggled thru most of it. I get this feeling that she is still this awkward teen on the inside. She is probably super duper smart. So she played that card a lot while dating Justin Timberlake. But, secretly I think she herself is even shocked she landed JT. Which makes me sad for her. Her acting career seems stalled. I hear she is opening a restaurant (which can we talk about? I think she is still threatened to this day not by the ex Cameron Diaz, but really the first true love Britney. Britney had a restaurant that failed. Jessica is totally taking a plunge in the restaurant world to see if she can make it bigger than Britney. Given what a flop Britneys place was, it will not be hard! Score for Jessica.) I think Jessica is the wife that is always ‘ok’ with her hubby being busy (you know when he’s having his sleepovers at Jimmy Fallons) and says she is fine with being alone. But, secretly that is a ticking bomb waiting to happen. I’m not saying JT and JF are anything more than BFFs. I’m just saying they really love being together and find that life is so much better when it’s only the two of them together dancing, singing and doing facials while eating a tub of ice cream together and making prank phone calls.
Stay tuned….Part II
Botched everything From the the neck up. The New Hollywood Epidemic
I have had so many questions on what to do for an Oscar party.
I had a stellar year the year “The Help” was nominated. A Southern Menu of good food is so so easy. Serve sweet tea with vodka and there’s a party!
This was my board of inspiration at that time based on pretty dresses and being Southern.
This year there are not any movies that stick out for me. I would however do a little twist based on
I would totally do a candy to look like meds and have a take away. So cute!
This is just an example……I’d do something with a monogram…..Obviously! And a cute pattern and I prefer Good and Plenty for my candy drug of choice.
Here is a little inspiration board for you if you are trying to make last minute tweeks to your Oscar Party. RSVP Shindig Oscar Party help.
You must do a print off for people to vote on their predictions! Or a fantasy football spin on the winners would be great. Or something with a twist….a bingo game for the red carpet.
On a budget? Do a popcorn bar. You can make a ton of popcorn (or spring for a popcorn popper for about 25.00 at Bed Bath and Beyond)
Set up a table filled with hot butter (use a fondue pot) Salts, peppers, seasonings. You may want to add a few extra bowls or paper bags for people to put everything in and shake into their container to eat out of. Less mess for the guests.
Everyone loves sweets. Add candy you would buy at the movie theater. Junior mints, Jelly beans, M&Ms, peanuts for the guests to add. The blog All Things Beautiful did a cute bar for a pool party.
Just don’t forget the champagne! Rim it with gold!
Have fun and happy watching!
I thought for sure we would be hosting an Oscar party this year. I think moving and having to deal (or wait and wait and wait) on certain contractors threw me for a loop. We are STILL waiting for the audio guys to come and set up speakers, phone lines, etc.,.
In fact my armoire in the den is still sitting on washcloths so that it doesn’t scratch the floor when the move it out to work on all the wires I see stacked under the cabinet.
So I will not be hosting the shindig I really thought we would be. But, that is okay b/c it’s a long weekend for us and it’s already gone by too fast.
I will however be watching red carpet arrivals. I can’t wait. I have no predictions. I just hope that the wife of Matthew McConaughey is dressed to kill. She is so gorgeous that I think she could wear a paper bag and still look good. But, I would like to see her show up with a to die for dress, hair, etc.,.
I am loving this little cheat sheet of all the dresses in one place. It’s crazy how when you see the dresses alone…..they are either better or worse. I also am intriqued how it wasn’t until the 80s that we knew designers (except for Vivien Leigh. Le sigh. I miss her so.) In the 50s there were a few designers. But, not a ton.
There is a list of actresses that also didn’t attend to except their award. WHAT?