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

Film Review: The Artist

I love going back in time and absorbing myself in a classic silent film, but it’s a rarity to get to see it on the big screen.  The Artist, directed by Michael Hazanavicius, is the film on everyone’s radar, with its clever story (with no dialogue), acting (with no words) and gorgeous, gorgeous period costumes (with no colour). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzNhyZlTNAg The film follows George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), a sexy silent film actor who can command the room with one twitch of his eyebrow.  It’s the 1920s and Valentin is at the top of his game.  Outside the premiere of his new film, A Russian Affair, a gorgeous young woman gets swept up into the red carpet papparazzi (yes, they had those back then), and she steals the spotlight with a kiss that makes front page news.  The next day, the young woman, Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) auditions as an extra on the set… View Full Post