Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Oscars 2010 FAIL! Kate Winslet

So last year she could do no wrong. It was obviously way too much effort for her to replicate for this year (and she wasn't going to win anything) so she turned up in what looks like the skirt of a sateen dressing gown from the market topped with the body from her children's home-made cardboard and kitchen foil robot. Except she didn't whip it up herself in a gin soaked frenzy. Salvatore Ferragamo did. Not necessarily in a gin soaked frenzy either.

Points for hair and make up? Um.... I guess but it's Winslet Safe Mode isn't it and so it imbues me with an over-riding sense of meh.

Oscars 2010 WIN! Maggie Gyllenhaal

In a troubling world where her brother Jake is slowly slipping away from the hotness, Maggie just keeps knocking it out there. Maybe she's stealing it from him in some kind of weird sibling rivalry thing, sick of him being the pretty one.

Anyway, despite the fact her Dries Van Noten dress is a little bit too long, the colour and pattern made it stand out amongst the sea of wishy washy pinks, nudes and silvers. The shape is simple and flattering and dammit, it just works. One of my very favourites.

Oscars 2010 FAIL! Miley Cyrus

Oh Miley, Miley Miley. On the plus side, her hair is cute and the skirt of her Jenny Packham dress is divine - proper floaty old school glamour.

It's the bit in the middle. The tan lines. The bodice that doesn't quite fit. Or looks like it's finished. Seriously, it looks like she's forgotten to put a top on. I know underwear as outerwear is supposed to be "on-trend" (a case for being off trend if ever there was one) but really?

But then you see her mother:

and suddenly it all makes sense.

Oscars 2010 FAIL! George.... [is this a mistake? No? Oh.] Clooney

Going to show that we all have our off days, ladies and gentlemen, George Clooney. I think it's the hair. His and Elisabetta Canalis'.

It may also be the fact that he was swigging from a cheeky lil hip-flask the whole time.

Actually, that pushes it into win doesn't it.....

Oscars 2010 WIN! Cameron Diaz

Well, well, well! Cameron Diaz hey? This year she got absolutely everything spot on - hair, make up, dress. Beautiful.

But ah the dress. Princessy without being completely over the top, the Oscar de la Renta gown was one of the best dresses of the night. Bravo Cameron! Bravo!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Shoe Of The Day: Bow Front Raffia Heel by Irregular Choice

Some of you may think I've lost my mind. It is entirely possible I have. But dear reader, these Irregular Choice heels have stolen my heart completely and absolutely.

Is it because they're made of raffia which is solely a sunny day fabric? Is it because they exude a slightly tropical promise whilst retaining the shape of a Versailles court shoe? Is it because I just really like sturdy block heels?

Who knows? It's likely to be all these things and more. Sometimes you can't explain love.

Bow front raffia heel, £65 from Asos