Monday, 28 February 2011

The Oscars.....the good the bad and the damn ugly!

Got a few spare hours to relax now my deadline has been lets take a look at what went on last night at the Oscars

So everyone knows England kicked ass in the awards department...woohoo! Go us! To be honest we were expecting it, but still a nice achievement for British film and film stars, brought a tear to my eye!

Apparently there have been comments made on the presenters of the night, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, for a number of embarrassing moments through out the it just me or was Hathaway acting like a child that's had too much sugar :S cringe. I suppose if your offered the job of presenting the Oscars, you're not gonna turn it down, but I thought they were so unmatched as a pair, they were on opposite ends of the scale...she looked like an excited puppy and he looked like he didn't want to be there....

I guess it wouldn't be interesting if there weren't a few hiccups...

Cate Blanchett reacted to The Wolfman clip for best makeup by saying “That’s gross.” It won.

Melissa Leo saying the F word in her speech....dun dun derrr first time ever in Oscar history apparently. oops!

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis tired to add some humour to the show, which fell on deaf ears....with Timberlake suggesting he was the mysterious Banksy and Kunis not having a clue what he was talking about...*sigh* rehearse your jokes guys

Even celebrities make mistake- we're all human

Anyway now the interesting bit...the dresses

I'm disappointed, there was nothing that I would die for, a few very nice pieces but a lot of disasters in my opinion, a shame really, however lets not dwell on the mistakes, and instead focus on some of the good bits...(we can look at a few 'What the HELLS!?')

Scarlett Johansson Dolce & Gabbana 
 Oh dear. What was she thinking?? I quite like the colour, but it reminds me of some curtains...she could possibly get away with it if there wasn't that awful see through bit at the top, revealing what looks like a silky 'granny' style could be great, but it's not.

Anne Hathaway Valentino
She did well with the dresses, at first I wasn't keen on the puffy bustle style shape on the back, but when you see the dress at different works. Red can be risky, as it ends up clashing with the carpet, but again she pulls it off well, great figure and it really suits the style.

Mila Kunis Elie Saab Couture
Possibly my favourite of the night. Gorgeous. It is a haute couture piece, so you would expect perfection. The colour is lovely, it's nice to see a change from the typical black and reds. The delicate details and lace really make this design elegant and sexy, and the draping is superb. I do love it. A* for you Mila!

Gwyneth Paltrow Calvin Klein
Do not like. It's metallic. Pretty shapeless and just blaaa. There's something about this cut I just don't get, maybe it's her figure that doesn't suit it, or it could just be that fabric....why metallic? It looks like futuristic gone wrong. Gwyneth pulls off the short short skirts and mega high heels, she should have stuck with that...why cover up those legs!

Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang
 I like this classic look, again the red is risky but the fact she's kept it plain without massive bling jewelry, I think she looks stunning. The whole look, red lips, messy up do and minimal accessories. Lets the dress do all the talking, great for her silhouette.

Amy Adams in  L'wren Scott
 I love this style. It's nice to see a design that isn't just trying to show as much flesh as possible. She looks elegant and beautiful. Perfect figure, which is great as that dress clings to everything, it fits like a glove! I get the feeling the minimal designs are really taking over, this is a perfect example of the fabric taking a dress from just something nice to something amazing.

Natalie Portman in Rodarte
 Aww doesn't she look great for someone about to drop a baby! I'm not sure how far gone she is but I don't blame her for swapping to comfortable flat shoes halfway through the night! There were last minute problems with her original Galliano dress, something about the fact he was arrested (we won't go into that in this post...) so instead she went for this beautiful gown designed by her Black Swan costume designers. It's nice that she hasn't gone for a stupidly tight dress that emphasises shes pregnant, it looks comfy and stunning, you can't get better than that! The subtle crystal detail round the shoulders is just enough glam without making it tacky. Oscar well desearved kid!

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy
 I wouldn't usually like something like this, but on Cate I think it suits her image. I don't know if I would of had that bare circle of gathering on the front of the bodice, would of looked nice with the jewel and pearl detail continued in some sort of pattern. The sleeves are interesting, I like it, it's different.

Halle Berry in Marchesa, collection designed by Georgina Chapman
 Beautiful. Well she is stunning and can kinda get away with anything! (jealous) Not everyone could pull this style off, it's a bit OTT but the colour is brilliant against her skin tone, it's covered in crystals that really give it that wow factor. The only thing I'm not sure about is the shiny organza skirt details, anymore and it would of been a little bit 'gypsy wedding' but altogether it just about works. Nice work.

Hilary Swank in Gucci
Black Swan inspired, feather dress. Not for everyone, but the colours unusual and I do like how the skirt flares out and lays perfectly as she walks. Awesome fabric. Very classy with a twist of crazy. Like.

There we go another year done, all in all...not a bad show.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Mans Trench

Okay just a quick I was walking to Leeds train station today, I noticed a short, balding man wearing a long beige trench coat, with a large boring black rucksack on his back....not a good look for him. I'm sorry, but I feel only tall, sophisticated, men carrying briefcases or worn leather satchels can pull off the classic trench fact...a beige calf-length trench coat....I mean comeee on, the Sherlock Holmes look was soooo last year!

Paris post to come (lots of photos!) Also had my first placement interview...oooo lalaa. 

Just working my butt off to make deadlines sooo ciao!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Goodbye England... Bonjour Paris!

As you can probably tell, the uni work load is mounting up and basically taking over my life...once again (hence the lack of posts)

However I thought I'd better put a little time aside tonight as I'm going away for a few days to PARIS! 
 ooo la laa!

Unfortunately no it's not a romantic visit to the city of love...more an educational trip :)

I'm actually getting very excited to go (ignoring the fact I have to get up at 5 tomorrow morning.....zzz) it's our first official fashion department uni trip, so it's all very new and makes me feel like a little kid! eeee sweets on the train! woo!

I've been to Paris a number of times before, but this time I'm looking forward to hitting the french flea markets and vintage stalls, bag a few bargains! There's also a lot of interesting exhibitions on while were there, so hopefully I'll be visiting a few of those as well (posts of events will come when I get back) 
The main reason we're all going is to visit the Premier Vision exhibition, where we will get to see all the new future trends, colour palettes, fabrics etc. Very professional...

We were told to take a phrase book-something I don't have, however I figured as long as I know how to say, Hello, How much is that? and Thank you....I'll be okay :)

I'm slightly freaking out at the fact I'm loosing nearly a weeks worth of getting on with my sad is that, I literally have projects on the brain ALL THE TIME! It's draining me.....I need a relaxing break in Paris....I'll start tearing my hair out when I get back, but for now I can chill out...

Anyway I'll get as many pictures as I'm physically allowed, and hopefully come back with lots of interesting information and adventures stories to share.....

I now have 5 hours to sleep....oh the revoir!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Late Gifts

I don't know about you, but I love receiving a late Christmas/birthday's like a little random surprise that I didn't have to pay for....lovely :)

I just had to share this most perfect gift ever I was given the other day...

Thank you soooo much! 


Matte Magic

A quick post as I've got soooo much uni work to get on with...

Thought I'd show you my newest nail varnish from Avon. I chose 'Cement' for a change, I really like the colour, however once it had dried (very fast drying) I wasn't keen on the matte reminded me of a chalkboard and whenever I looked at my nails it made me cringe
The colour probably didn't help, a brighter colour would have been better for this style of nail varnish.
So I ended up covering it with a clear varnish on top....shiny was much better :)

I definitely try another colour at only £2 a bottle!

(Warning...wasn't long before it chipped...probably lasted a day. Nails Inc is still the winner in that debate!)