Monday, February 25, 2008

Pride and Plumage

Anyone else find the dresses boring at the Oscars last night? Didn't they all look the same? Here's my recession fantasy for next year's awards shows: no one can afford to hire stylists. And then we'd have more wacky color, more imagination, and more entertaining red carpet disasters. And then we'd also not be subjected to Jennifer Garner blathering on about Rachel Zoe. I find it very hard to believe Jennifer can't pick out a gorgeous black dress by herself.

I watched the arrivals, Jon Stewart's monologue (Gaydolf Titler, funny), and Katherine Heigl talking about how nervous she was (no wonder with that hairdo), then switched to the last episode of Pride and Prejudice on PBS. Even though I've seen it three times already and own the DVD, I can't resist Colin Firth giving Jennifer Ehle smoldering looks. And the winner for best sexual chemistry with no sex goes to....(see above couple). Also, the clothes were much more interesting (see Lady Catherine de Bourgh's hats).

From the fall 2008 collections, eye candy with some wow:

Naeem Khan, because if you're going black, please make it interesting. And can you imagine the feathers in a ruffle the next day?

Monique Lhuillier, because rich colors and feathers were all over the runways. Where were they last night?

Yigal Azrouel, because they are perfect, not black and are draped in character.

J. Mendel, you say aubergine, I say purple, which in all its variations was ubiquitous for fall.

Badgley Mischka, because that green would have looked so much better on redhead Rebecca Miller (wife of Daniel Day-Lewis) than those red things on her shoulders. And that last dress is at once sweet and stunning.