Oscars 2018 And Everything Around Them

March 05, 2018


It is very interesting how, every year, the vibe of the Oscars collects the energy from the red carpet, at first, then from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and finally from the people across the globe just to spread it out into the universe as a form of celebration. Of art.
This year, it wasn’t about a specific movie, actor, actress, movement, button, race, selfie. *Political moments tried to squeeze in from time to time, though.* It was about a sort of vibe that, just like an animated character, moved throughout and did the little things.

…The magic?

It was not even about the glitter or a certain color; there was obviously black, lots of white, blush tones, silver, a little bit of red, grey and some… Outlaws. A word used in the most admiring and inspiring way possible, a word that lights up a firework for all of us – dreamers, a word that makes the beautiful world we dream about possible, a word that in this case is synonymous with elegant.

It was about a vibe that seemed to have come from the actors and actresses wearing the clothes they liked – on one hand – and from the very few that hadn’t even thought about liking or not the clothes they wore, on the other hand. ***Hey, why wouldn’t you?***

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior. The best JLaw look on JLaw so far. No?
Margot Robbie in Chanel with mom. Can you hear the bells of cuteness dinging?
Ding, ding, ding! Via Viola Davis.
Clink, clink, clink. Olivia Wilde.
Double clink, clink, clink.
Jordan Peele.
Nicole Kidman.
Nicey. Gal Gadot.
St. Vincent, je ne sais quoi. Je sais quoi.
Angela Besset and her assets.
Taraji P. Henson and her smile.
Saoirse Ronan thinks pink.
Emily Blunt in Schiaparelli.
Doug Jones. Yet never forget to always unbutton the bottom button. Try to read that fast.
Maya Rudolph in rrred.
Christopher Plummer all elegant and smiling, “wearing some old thing he’d pulled out of his closet”.
💥 Outlaws. 💥

The women with style (synonymous with ELEGANCE) never age. There’s no particular age at which one must opt out of fashion or ever give up the pleasure of enjoying it as long as one knows. Loves. Has fun.

Whoopi Golberg in Christian Siriano and shadezzzzz.
Helen Mirren in beautifully draped Reem Acra. Rrr.
Agnes Varda in Gucci.
Jane Fonda in Balmain.
Rita Moreno!!!
Didn’t think about liking or not. ***Why not?***

Emma Stone, why? One doesn’t have to win an Oscar in order for one to look like the best version of oneself. 

Meryl Streep looks good and Meryl Streep is, well, Meryl Streep and the sky is blue and everything, but I don’t know if she ever really thinks about her liking or not what she wears. But Meryl Streep is Meryl Streep and the sky is blue.

Meryl Streep in Dior.
So it started on the red carpet and then it moved inside.

The vibe in the theatre built up from the attitude and actions, from the human energy rather than the stars. With hands holding, hugs, with Nicole Kidman crashing an interview with Sandra Bullock on ABC just for a hug and a declaration of affection, Rita Moreno wearing the same dress she wore at the Oscars 56 years ago, jumps, Helen Mirren’s shot, Gary Oldman telling his mom to put the kettle on, [he’s] briging the Oscar, Uggs takeover, with Jimmy Kimmel being nervous all night due to envelope fiasco exchange last year.

Gal Gadot and Margot Robbie.
Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern.
Group huuug.
Some very cool ladies.
Rita Moreno 1962.
Rita Moreno 2018. “The dress was made from a Japanese obi and it hasn’t tarnished at all.”
Party girl.
Another party girl.
I hope he had a delicious tea with his mom post Oscars.

Sweet. Dude. Sweet. Dude.

Fashion is a very good way to allow one to be who one wants to be and it seems like this year, at the 90th Oscars, the clothes made personal statements about who the actors and actresses are and how they see themselves and how they want to be seen by the world. And this is when thinking about what one likes and what one doesn’t comes in. We can’t run away from it and that’s great! Even though it’s nor political, nor social activism. It’s sincere, deep, serious, fun.

And then, political or not, social activism or not, the vibe that floated throughout [the world] was:

Group hug?



“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water” *WINNER
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” *WINNER
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”


Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”


Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Paul Thomas Anderson “Phantom Thread”
Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” *WINNER


Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” *WINNER
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”


Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER


“A Fantastic Woman” *WINNER
“The Insult”
“On Body and Soul”
“The Square”


“Edith + Eddie”
“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” *WINNER
“Knife Skills”
“Traffic Stop”


“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
“Faces Places”
“Icarus” *WINNER
“Last Men in Aleppo”
“Strong Island”


“Mighty River,” “Mudbound”
“Mystery of Love,” “Call Me by Your Name”
“Remember Me,” “Coco” *WINNER
“Stand Up For Something,” “Marshall”
“This is Me,” “Greatest Showman”


“The Boss Baby”
“The Breadman”
“Coco” *WINNER
“Loving Vincent”


“Call Me by Your Name” *WINNER
“The Disaster Artist”
“Molly’s Game”


“The Big Sick”
“Get Out” *WINNER
“Lady Bird”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


“Beauty and the Beast”
“Blade Runner 2049”
“Darkest Hour”
“The Shape of Water” *WINNER


“Blade Runner 2049” *WINNER
“Darkest Hour”
“The Shape of Water”


“Beauty and the Beast”
“Darkest Hour”
“Phantom Thread” *WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Victoria and Abdul”


“Baby Driver”
“Blade Runner 2049”
“Dunkirk” *WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”


“Baby Driver”
“Blade Runner 2049”
“Dunkirk” *WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”


“Dear Basketball” *WINNER
“Garden Party”
“Negative Space”
“Revolting Rhymes”


“DeKalb Elementary”
“The Eleven O’Clock”
“My Nephew Emmett”
“The Silent Child” *WINNER
“Watu Wote/All of Us”


“Phantom Thread”
“The Shape of Water” *WINNER
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


“Blade Runner 2049” *WINNER
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
“Kong: Skull Island”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
“War for the Planet of the Apes”


“Baby Driver”
“Dunkirk” *WINNER
“I, Tonya”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


“Darkest Hour” *WINNER
“Victoria and Abdul”
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The Kimono Or Margot?

July 29, 2016


***Isn’t the light here spectacular?***

The kimono. Oh, Margot! The kimono. Oh, Margot!


And it goes so harmoniously with the shade of blonde (don’t you feel an instant rush to turn blonde? No? Hm…), the wave the hair makes, with pink, the sun kissed skin, the lip balm, the slip black dress underneath, the lace-up sandals, the black bag and, la pièce de résistance, le kimono.

Why have I just enumerated all of the previous when you can easily see them yourself?

Yoga. So, let’s say I am at a yoga class. I get to ***oooh*** Savasana (one of the relaxation poses) and I relax and do the breathe in breathe out routine with my eyes closed. But then I hear a voice. Not my-wandering-around-in-circles-in-this-crazy-little-head-of-mine voice. It’s the teacher’s: “Relax your head, head is so relaxed right now. Relax your eyes, eyes are so relaxed right now. Relax your hands, hands are so relaxed right now.” and so on and so forth for each and every part of the body (and soul).

Hello, I was already doing all of the previous. Sense the repetition? It is intentional, hello!

The kimono is a big summer trend this summer and it is the genius version of the robe. You can go almost naked inside of it, because, hey, it covers so much of you anyway, but hey, in fact I am free as a bird inside. The choice of words here is just natural, let’s say. The shortest dress, skirt or shorts will do. The half butt shorts kinda shorts, you know? Or bikinis.

Margot Robbie here goes for the pretty safe combo and, sometimes, safe feels best. Sometimes.

You can go wild, whatever “wild” means to you, you little beast!

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