I just thought you should know:
|Blue! Not exactly news.|
I'm just doing blue now.
P.S. Guess I'm not alone. See Lagerfeld, Chanel.
|Abridged to save face. Still embarrassing.|
|CLICK ME! I made some mistakes. A hasty top ten--click above for songs/samples.|
|Girls. Photo from Pitchfork|
|Pleasant enough. Jessica Chastain in Givenchy; Emma Stone in Lanvin; Michelle Williams in Jason Wu|
|Natalie Portman in Lanvin; Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen; Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace|
|Tilda in Haider Ackermann; Andrea Riseborough (with Madonna) in Vivienne Westwood (stylebistro photo).|
|Julianna Marguiles in Naeem Khan; Nicole Richie in Julien Macdonald; Julie Bowen in Reem Acra|
|Viola Davis in Pucci; Laura Dern Andrew GN; Bérénice Bejo in Gucci|
|For comparison's sake. Berenice Bejo in The Artist.|
|Charlize Theron in Dior. Close ups and different angles.|
|Shailene Woodley in Marchesa. Close ups. Sadly, there is a whiff of bathing-suit-tan-line.|
|A little sass on the side. Nicole Kidman in Versace. Various angles well worth your time. And a large close up.|
(Photo from stylebistro.)
|Group hug. Charlize, Nicole, and Shailene. All Golden Globe photos, unless noted otherwise, from style.com and nymag.com|
|Not my best piece of Paint work. Good Wu, though. Jason Wu's best Target bags, in stores Feb 9. Via Target.|
Does Jason Wu suffer from Fordian self-love? Does it matter? The man can design and designs for Target, design for us. And that seems to be enough for me. There's the expected stuff--flirty-prim dresses, sheer blouses, modish-prim dresses--but it's the bags that standout most. There's a timelessness to them. A timeless beigeness to them, sure, but that's Tom Ford's issue, not ours. I'd even go so far as to use the term "easy chic." Corny but true.
Here's what I'm most excited about though:
I want this for us. Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams in Chanel at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards. Lainey photo.
This girl. The more I stare at this dress, the more lovely and fresh it becomes. Which seems impossible--the freshness--because it also reminds me of vintage Audrey Hepburn. It, too, is classic. But it, too, has a modern easiness about it. The shape is wonderfully flattering without being sexed up or restrictive. She can sit down in this. Cross her legs in this. She can very carefully eat a condiment-free hotdog in this. It's as perfect for champagne flute-holding and award clutching as it is for the best friend hugging and screaming that comes after winning said award. Busy Phillips to her left there, by the way--Busy Phillips of Our Show--is Michelle's best friend and date for the evening. DATE. They go on glittery, fancy dates to glittery, fancy awards shows together. And they do this all the time.
The Help girls looking great. This is one hell of a group shot.
Jessica Chastain in Balenciaga, Emma Stone in Gucci, and Viola Davis in Raoul
These ladies will all be attending The Globes tonight, and if their past sartorial efforts are any indication of what we can expect, we're in for something enviably pretty. Do you remember how excited I was last year*? How I nearly cried when your new TV in your new apartment stopped functioning? Tears in my eyes. And then you helped me find an online stream. So nice. I'm not proud of how much I look forward to these awards. They have nothing to do with me. I care about my movies and shows and fake friends (The Artist, Episodes, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastian, constant joy Dame Maggie Smith, and all the residents of Downton), but I'm almost often disappointed by the winners. Still, there's so much hope! Before! So much dressing up! So much giddiness, fidgetiness, quiet enthusiasm! And crazy enthusiasm! Sometimes the winners even end up being real people, people who are so happy to be awarded big awards for doing a good job. It's a happy place! Tonight, sadly, I will under no circumstances be awake for all or even half of the actual awards ceremony, as it starts at 1 am GMT and I am a wee bit under the weather. But The Carpet--for The Carpet, I'll be wide awake, drinkin herbal tea and takin screenshots.
*May have been two years ago, may have been the Oscars.
|Simple: Old Gap v-neck, Uniqlo blazer, Earnest Sewn Harlan jeans, Urban mules, gifted Eiffle tower.|