“I need a dress!” I posted on Facebook the day the Oscar nominations were announced. My husband’s first documentary had made the list and—against all odds—we were going to the Oscars.
That was four years ago, and as the 87th Academy Awards Ceremony approaches, I feel the excitement build up again. I can hear the crowds screaming, see the glaring lights, feel the red carpet under my five-inch heels. It was every bit as glamorous as I had expected, and more. But along the way I ran into a few surprises.
Finally, the Oscars -- THE award show of awards show season -- came and went, and with mixed reviews. Though it seemed like the same movies along with the same actors were nominated for every single category, the 85th Academy Awards show was actually quite entertaining. I'm not sure if I loved the A-listers acting as the entertainment for the evening, dancing and singing in their own wild numbers, but it is a show for them and their craft, so why not?
Hey y'all! Thanks so much for joining us last night on Facebook to discuss and dissect the hautes and the nautes! How much fun to watch with a gang of mamas! In our pjs..in bed..with a dish of m+ms bedside. Or was that just me? Anywhoooo... I think we all agreed, the music was amazing, the fashion bleh.. So instead of nominating my favorites, which I will leave to the other mamas, I decided to create some new awards:
The stars were out Sunday afternoon for the 63rd Primetime Emmy® Awards in their fancy tuxes, gorgeous gowns and borrowed jewels, makeup just-so, trying desperately not to break a sweat under the hot California sun. But I'm sure they'd prefer the heat to the rain. The red carpet was swirling with reds, nudes, shimmer and a few bright colors here and there. Hair, jewelry, & accessories were kept simple and had an almost casual feeling like nothing was too overdone....more
Blame it on the booze, the amazing food, the intimate table seating and the fact that the celebs get to share a table with their cast and crew mates, that makes for a more relaxing and easygoing experience for everyone, not to mention the timely fashion in which they finish ... but let's get to what we really watch award shows for, shall we: TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE WEARING of course!
So tonight could be one of the best nights ever and I can’t participate. Tonight, the NME Awards
comes to America for the first time and they are honoring JANE’S
ADDICTION – my favorite band ever! – with the “Godlike Genuises” nod.
This is the first time an American band has been given this honor from
the influential magazine. What is truly exciting about this is that
this will also be the first time in 17 years the original line up of
Live Blogging The Golden Globes
In honor of the non-event I am wearing a lovely vintage gown by Ashley Taylor and shoes by Restoration Hardware.
I prepared for the evening by taking a long shower not so much in honor of the festivities but to wash that game out of my hair. Gah. Hate the Giants! But what’s really going to suck is that they are going to get beat next week so we will have ended up getting beaten by losers.