I am not what one would call a fashionista though I do believe my love of the visual arts makes me want to dress better as well as appreciate fashion, add this to the fact that I don’t hink I’ve missed a telecast of the Academy Awards since I was a child and of course I have an opinion on clothes that get worn on the red carpet.
Here’s my favorites of 2009.
Amy Adams: At first I wasn’t sure I was a fan of this dress, but the more I look at it the more I love it. It’s bubbly, youthful and everything you’d expect out of a young classy actress.
Daniel Craig: I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a few boys that did a good job, Daniel Craig is one of them. Granted for James Bond to wear a tux well is a no brainer, but Craig still looks good in the completely classic ensemble.
Diane Lane: Thought Lane was on the arm of a nominee and not a nominee herself she was dressed well. Black is always in and this dress is wonderful for a woman of almost any age. I hope to look half as good when I finally get to the Oscars.
Evan Rachel Wood: While she didn’t garner any acclaim for her phenomenal performance in The Wrestler but I think this dress deserves some praise.
Kate Winslet: I loved this dress though I don’t think I could pull it off. The color, texture and asymmetry are to die for and doesn’t it look great with Oscar?
Marissa Tomei: I couldn’t wear this as I would trip constantly but the design and texture of this dress is beautiful. Asymmetry was definitely the way to go this year.
Mickey Rourke: What I love about this is that it’s definitely 100% Mickey but he still manages to look Oscar appropriate. If Mickey had tried to pull off a traditional tux it just wouldn’t have worked.
Meryl Streep: I don’t know if a dress like this would have worked on anyone else but I think it is very beautiful on Meryl.
Natalie Portman: I hate pink, but I don’t hate this pink. Portman looks like Audrey Hepburn for today and I am sure this gown will be remembered.
Robert Downey Jr.: I’m not sure what’s better, the fact that this contemporary, clean tux looks so good on RDj, or that he and his wife are obviously enjoying themselves.
Taraji P Henson: This is a beautiful dress even though I keep thinking it looks like chique mummy wrappings, but what I really love is that Taraji accessorizes with a red hand bag.
I am single. I am aware I am single. I am fine with this 364 days a year. The problem is that the 365th day is a doozy – Valentine’s Day.
Every Valentine’s Day companies suddenly force romanticism/coupleness on the world and ht entire world realizes that you are single and wants to do everything it can to make you feel awkward for it.
In elementary school you are forced to buy Valentine’s for your entire class. By the time you hit junior high the obligatory Valentine’s dance starts, and when you finally get to high school suddenly you have candy grams you can sent to class, along with everything else. Once I hit retail it became obvious that while no one cares what you do on your own 364 days of the year on Valentine’s Day suddenly people start making comments about what plans you have or God forbid if you work in retail (and are working that day) people start to lament to you about why you aren’t going out after work. When I hit college I not only got surrounded by Valentine’s memorabilia but suddenly even the Vagina Monologues came into the mix.
It’s gotten to the point that it invades every media outlet; there are stories on the news, suggestions on magazines, endless romantic movies, and special Valentine’s packaging on everything from snacks to DVD’s.
I just can’t hide from Valentine’s Day, even in my own home. When I logged onto my internet tonight I quickly discovered that not only did google have a special Valentine logo, but AOL completely changed its color scheme for the day of love. I don’t know what bothers me more- that Valentine’s Day is invading my home or that I am surrounded by pink.
100 Questions Share 1. Real name → Princess Consuella Bananna Hammock...OK, that's not really it... 2. Nickname(s)→ Aquarius 4. Male or female → female 5. Elementary → Sycamore 6. Middle School → Portola 7. High School→ two... 8. Hair color - brown with blonde 9. Long or short → medium 10. Loud or Quiet → depends on mood 11. Sweats or Jeans → jeans 12. Phone or Camera → camera 13. Health freak → depends on mood & how well I am breathing that day. 14. Drink or Smoke? → drink occasionally 15. Do you have a crush on someone? → I have an old crush that keeps flaring up...I think I'm too bored for my own good, that or it's the annoyance of Valentine's Day popping up around me. 16. Eat or Drink → I'm not sure I understand the question... 17. Piercings → 2 18. Tattoos → 0 HAVE YOU EVER? 19. Been in an airplane→ yes 20. Been in a relationship → not really 21. Been in a car accident → yes - 2 22. Been in a fist fight → not really FIRSTS: 23. First piercing → ears 24. First best friend → Claire D. 25. First award → I had a short story turned into a play in elementary school. 26. First crush → hmmm...in Jr. High...probably Tommy. 28. First big vacation → Virginia/MarylandLASTS: 29. Last person you talked to → Jonathon 30. Last person you texted → Christopher 31. Last person you watched a movie with → Um...The last movie I watched I watched by myself... 32. Last food you ate -> choclate chip cookie 33. Last movie you watched → The Visitor 34. Last song you listened to → whatever was on sirius 35. Last thing you bought → a membership to a job site... 36. Last person you hugged → my mother FAVES: 37. Food → right now? Chinese 38. Drinks → diet coke, coffee in various forms and flavors 39. Clothing → jeans 40. Books → Dune, Harry Potter, Ender's Game... 41. Music → Basically anything from the 1960's 42. Flower → sunflowers 43. Colors → 59, 69, 15, 35 (torquise blue, bright orange, DARK brown, beachy blue) 44. Movies → Please don't ask this... 45. Subjects → film, art history, mythology IN 2008..... I 47. [ ] kissed in the snow- 48. [x] celebrated Halloween- 49. [ ] had your heart broken 50. [ ] went over the minutes on your cell phone 51. [ ] someone questioned your sexual orientation 52. [ ] came out of the closet 53. [ ] gotten pregnant 54. [ ] had an abortion 55. [x] done something you've regretted 56. [x] broke a promise 57. [x] hid a secret 58. [x] pretended to be happy 59. [x] met someone who changed your life 60. [x] pretended to be sick 61. [ ] left the country 62. [ ] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it 63. [x] cried over the silliest thing 64. [ ] ran a mile 65. [ ] went to the beach with your best friend(s) 66. [x]stay single the whole year CURRENTLY: 67. Eating → air 68. Drinking → water 69. I'm about to → hopefully watchi friends...if not I am popping The Player into the DVD player 70. Listening to → a slow speed pursuit and the news casters saying the same things over and over 71. Plans for today → Today is almost done, but tomorrow I'd like to work on the End credits or press kit and watch the rough cut and take notes. 72. Waiting for → the car chase to finish - just shoot out the tires and get the driver out of the car - it's slow speed people!YOUR FUTURE: 73. Want kids? → depends, not high on my priority right now though 74. Want to get married? → as long as it's to a great guy 75. Careers in mind → film directoryWHICH IS BETTER WITH GIRL/BOY? 76. Lips or eyes → lips=smile 77. Shorter or taller? → taller 78. Romantic or spontaneous → I don't see those as an either or....it would be nice to have some of both. Too romantic could get way annoyting and smothering, and too spontaneous can lead to flaky 79. Nice stomach or nice arms → probably arms... 80. Sensitive or loud → depends if you mean sensitive as in listens or sensitive as in overly emotional... 81. Hook-up or relationship → I'm not a hook-up kind of girl. 82. Trouble-maker or hesitant → I don't think those are good options. HAVE YOU EVER: 83. Lost glasses/contacts → i've had my reading glasses stepped on 84. Ran away from home → no 85. Hold a gun/knife for self defense → pepper spray or stun gun yes... 86. Killed somebody → wow...no. 87. Broken someone's heart → not that I know of. 88. Been arrested → no, but I have been locked in a jail cell. thanks for that Dad. 89. Cried when someone died → I think so. DO YOU BELIEVE IN: 90. Yourself → depends on mood. 91. Miracles → totally 92. Love at first sight → not fully 93. Heaven → of course 94. Santa Claus → it would be cool - but no. 95. Sex on the first date → no sex until marriage 96. Kiss on the first date → possibly ANSWER TRUTHFULLY: 97. Is there one person you want to be with right now? → maybe 98. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life? → parts of it. I can't say I am unhappy. 99. Do you believe in God - Completely 100. This is the 100th and last. Post as 100 truths and tag 10 people