L-A: Maybe we can call it “thank eff its March already edition.” Sheesh. Long winter and I am not coping. But we discussed that last weekend (along with my early swoons for Almonzo), so let’s get to it:
1. Oscars. Obvs.
So, there were some trends. Sparkly, sheerish dresses were a thing. Cate did it best. Amy Adams and J.Law clearly chatted in advance and wore my school colours (kidding. Not about them being my school colours, but about them deciding to coordinate for Acadia’s homecoming). But I did feel some shades of same in the shape. Charlize was just there to show everyone she’s mothereffing fantastic. Lupita’s dress was delightful, although nothing lives up to the Golden Globes Cape of Glory. And you know what? I think I’m the only person who didn’t love the headband. Not a fan.
And now for the battle of the “baby bump”, in which we end all sentences about fancy maternity fashion with, “but her best accessory is that adorable baby bump.” (God. Can we just not. They’re pregnant. Not accessorizing). Kerry Washington won the last round for me and has an unfair advantage as I irrationally hate Olivia Wilde. But.
While I’m uncertain about the mock turtleneck, Olivia Wilde killed it with this dress and the pop of white in the back. Kerry Washington’s stylist is drinking heavily again, because while from the neck up she looks amazing, but from the neck down she looks like she’s wrapped in very fancy satin sheets. It’s like her stylist was five G&Ts into the day and said, “You know what? Fuck it. The colour of your sheets would look great on you. Let’s just wrap them around you and add a sparkly pin”. Pro-tip: if your stylist ever says this, you should ignore her.
It was a pretty uneventful evening for Oscars. E! apparently pissed the Academy off and didn’t have room for the giant 360 camera. In fact, we got better mani-cam shots than we did of actual dresses from E! and then we spent a full half hour with them sitting around looking at pictures. Which is like me googling “oscars red carpet” while hanging out with all the people I hate. Speaking of people I hate at the Oscars:
Let’s end the tyranny of “OHMYGODILOVEITKELLYOHMYGODROSSOHMYGODLOVEITLOVEITLOVEIT” and replace it with Johnny and Tara forever. Kthxbai.
2. My non-Oscar favourite of the week.
If we had a book club, I’d make us all read these three books because they’ve given me so many feelings lately.
Eleanor & Park is good and everyone loves it to pieces, but it’s my least favourite of the three. Fangirl was off the hook (feelings of being an awkward, introvert in your first year + swoons). And Attachments was so good that I actually read a non-YA book for a change and frigging devoured it (it’s 1999 and a guy has to read all the staff emails. Then he falls in love with one of the emailers. But he doesn’t know who she is. Plus more feelings). Rainbow Rowell is now officially my homegirl.
3. These shoes. You guys. These shoes.
I have a major heart on for Orla Kiely and her patterns. I even drove to another town to hit up Target to get the Method soap bottles with her patterns on them. So getting a press release about these beauts in my inbox?
Well, I think this sums up my feelings.
Now, if you’ll excuse, I’m going to head over to gravitypope.com to do some damage to my credit card and start dreaming about the days when winter’s cold, hard reign comes to and end and I can start wearing cute shoes again.
4. Less than a week until my heart explodes with joy.
I never thought this day would come.
And they brought back her season three bag. I wanted a bag like that so bad. And can we all agree that it’s “Team Logan” forever and that “Team Piz” isn’t even a thing and don’t even try to pretend that it is.
Ally: Guys? FEBRUARY IS OVER!
For real, this past month sucked a bag of unmentionables.
If you need me I will be wearing headbands.
My hair is growing out and hopefully fast enough that I can return to the land of moms-with-ponytails-in-the-suburbs by July. I’m done reliving my youth or pretending that I am anywhere close to resembling Robin Wright’s short hair cool.
See also side braids…
T.I. and Kristen Bell: I can’t believe L-A is missing this.
Are you watching House of Lies? Please tell me you are watching House of Lies.
I have a crush on T.I., my husband wants to run away with Kristen Bell, so it’s fun for the whole family.
I also love The Family Hustle.
Paper Dresses? Why didn’t I think of this before.
Have you read about the adorable four year old girl who makes paper dresses with her mom? That is some pinterest crafting that I can get down with.
The Most Beautiful Cover that Brings All the Feelings of the Week.
Admittedly I’ve been having a lot of the feelings over a lot of things these days and songs like this are hitting me harder than usual. You know that “Say Something” song? I have to pull over and cry whenever it is on the radio. Shit is getting real up in here.
This cover is beautiful. Maybe not in a “WOOT TGIF” way, but still…enjoy.
L-A: End of February, what up!? I love you, non-leap year, because I honestly don’t think I could handle another flipping day of this month. So let’s raise a box to the end of this month:
Here’s the favourites:
1. Binge Watching Netflix.
I bet you’re expecting me to go all House of Cards on you and talk about Robin White’s mad steez (how was she ever Princess Buttercup? Bitch can act). But nope. Not what you think. I am binge watching the last thing you’d expect (short of hitting up the extensive selection of Korean teen comedies).
You guys, it is so bad it’s good. They are Australian teens with feelings and ballet shoes and sometimes solve problems with dance offs (and yes. She does have to decide between those two boys all while convincing everyone she can dance pointe). They also solve problems in 20 minutes. So when you binge watch for two hours, you’ve probably watched five episodes. Fashion wise, I can’t decide if they’re low budget or going for realism, because they’ve been wearing some of the same clothes for almost two season.
This Sunday! We’ll be on the Twitter. If y’all want, we can also set up the live chat again. Because who cares who wins or loses (okay, maybe film fans do) when there are dresses to talk about.
All of the dresses are in one glorious infographic.
That’s basically it for me this week. I 100% need to get out of the house more. This winter has been hard. I emailed Ally to say that I feel like that Little House book where there was so much snow that everyone almost died from starvation and cabin fever and Pa and Almonzo had to go dig out the train to save everyone. Also, Almonzo really stepped up his game in being the romantic lead – he saved school children from a blizzard and let every one eat his oats. These are things that make ten year old girls swoon.
WTF Pop Culture News of the Week
I decided to stop being a hypocritical feminist and kick pretend boyfriend Eminem to the pretend curb. He’s pretend sad.
In all seriousness, we have a very real “WTF” to add this week. Apparently the group Odd Future, who were set to perform in New Zealand with Eminem, have been banned from entering the country.
This is Odd Future:
The official word stated, “Odd Future has been deemed to be a potential threat to public order and the public interest for several reasons, including incidents at past performances in which they have incited violence.” Oh. Ok. What about the white guy? The one with the very same violent and misogynist lyrics? Is he allowed in? Yes?
In response, Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg pushed out an eye-rolling tweet.
Excellent! Never shall the government suppress artists who promote rape in their lyrics! I wonder why Paul and Eminem aren’t taking, you know, an actual stance and boycotting the event to protest what anyone with two eyeballs could conclude to be a racist decision.
The revolution will apparently begin and end on Twitter for Shady Records.
The Most Beautiful Cover that Brings All the Feelings of the Week
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