Monday, 27 February 2012

The Oscars 2012

There has been, of course, a huge amount of media coverage over the last few hours about all things 'Frock' related at the Oscars; it's like drowning in a sea of sartorial opinions.
In old black and white movies, journalists would often be depicted scrambling for a telephone booth to break a story to their editor; that's how Twitter feels when there is an important event on; a sort of avalanche of information, but one particular comment really stood out for me:

And you know what, it's kind of hard to argue with that statement......

Glenn Close in Zac Posen

I was also rather amused by Bruce Oldfield's observations on the BBC's 'Breakfast' show this morning; he was explaining that most of the gowns on the red carpet had come straight from the runway and the ladies of Hollywood, although sharing the same dress size as models, are usually shorter and that quite often you see them standing with a 'puddle of dress around them' as there hasn't been time to alter the hem. Fair enough. He then went on to add "Apart from Jennifer Lopez.....someone's done her hem........BADLY!"

Shall we check it out?

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Well, I think it's safe to say nothing gets past 'ol' Hawkeye Oldfield'; heads will roll!

He also noted that Gwyneth Paltrow's cape remained him of the one worn by Anne Baxter in 'All About Eve'; which seemed to be a very fitting reference.

I have to say I thought Gwynnie look absolutely stunning in Tom Ford and she definitely made it onto my Best Dressed list along with Rooney Mara in Givenchy and Princess Charlene of Monaco in the Swiss Designer Akris.
This year I'm really feeling the simplicity, clean lines and neutral palette.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Princess Charlene of Monaco in Akris

Ladies, you all look ravishing, but when it comes to scene-stealing, you would all do well to remember the old adage "Never work with Charming French Men and Animals".....

Rockwife xx

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