Best and Worst Dressed: 2012 Academy Awards

Oh what a night. The Artist took home big, My Week with Marilyn was overshadowed by an Iron Lady and Hugo won just about every award. But let’s face it, the Oscars are all about who’s wearing who, so here are my picks for best and worst dressed. 10. Dita Von Teese in Jenny Packham: Oh Dita, you are a goddess, and can do no wrong, and neither can this fabulous British dress designer. I love the peekaboo shoulders and beaded detailing along the collarbone, and Dita styles it to A-list perfection. 9. Glenn Close in Zac Posen. Close looks regal in this deep green gown. As a nominee for best actress, she really rose to the occasion and shined in this look. I love the jacket over the dress- it’s a great clash of elegant women’s wear with menswear, and a nod to her role as a butler in… View Full Post

Review: Albert Nobbs

Last night at TIFF, Glenn Close’s passion project, Albert Nobbs debuted with a gala presentation at the Roy Thomson Hall.  Directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the film is about Albert Nobbs (Close), a woman that poses as a man to work as a butler in Dublin’s most posh hotel.  The film is an emotional story about the meagre lives of working class women that is brought to life by incredible performances from the actors. Set in late 19th century Victorian Dublin, the audience is transported to a time where work is scarce, and everyone dreams of a better life.  For Albert, a better life includes opening a Tobacco shop.  When Albert meets a fetching painter, Mr. Page (Janet McTeer), Albert is tempted to break free of the lie she’s been living.  Albert seeks assistance from a young maid named Helen (Mia Wasikowska), in hopes of opening the shop and staging a “normal life”.  But Helen is entangled with a ruggedly… View Full Post