– J&K xo
Did you catch The Oscar’s last night? I have to say, I was personally looking forward to it for some time; especially when I found out that Seth Macfarlene would be hosting. For those who don’t know, I (K) am a big fan of Family Guy and American Dad…and to be honest just most cartoons in general. Haha, my opinion on his performance? I did enjoy most of his jokes; however it was a bit awkward to see the reaction from the audience full of actors and celebrities who he has brutally humiliated and/or made fun of on his well-known cartoon. (Awkward much?) I did love his small tap dance bit with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe, great opening.
My (J) highlight of the night was ARGO winning Best Picture!! I cannot begin to express how proud I am that this film won! Ben Affleck not only directed this film but also was the lead actor. I remember watching this film with K right when it came out! I was filled with much anticipation to see how this movie was going to play out especially when Canada played such a great role in helping the Americans in a time of need. This film was absolutely incredible! To see countries helping out each other even when it may put they themselves in danger and just overall how we can be compassionate with one another is all I need to see. Much deserved, well done ARGO! 🙂
Enough small talk! Onto the fashion! Who was your favorite? Who didn’t deliver? Here’s our scoop!
Jessica Chastain glowed in this beaded rose gold dress by Armani Prive – custom, might we add. Coincidentally enough; Jessica Rabbit styled tresses and Hary Winston jewels. We need not mention her captivating performance in Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence WON my heart in a Dior Haute Couture dress and Brian Atwood shoes. Jennifer also won for Best Actress in a Lead Role for Silver Linings Playbook. I am pretty much obsessed with everything this woman does. I love her simple beauty, I think she is a phenomenal actress and she is only going up from here (K)
Charlize Theron stopped us dead in our tracks in this absolutely beautiful Christian Dior Haute Couture dress. Not only does this dress flatter her stunning figure; but this pixie cut! This woman is MADE for short hair. She has a flawless complexion and fantastic bone structure. Not to mention, she is just plain beautiful. We are LOVING this!
Amy Adams showed up in this beautiful light hued Oscar de la Renta gown. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Master. I’m (K) personally a fan of lavish and extravagant gowns at events such as The Oscars, so this was a big win for me. I love the almost feathery detail and the sleeveless just flatters her petite frame so well
Kerry Washington in MIU MIU. I’m a HUGE Kerry Washington fan (K), and I absolutely loved the movie Django, however I have to say that for some odd reason, on Kerry’s last few appearances – this woman just cant seem to have some decent pictures taken! At the Grammy’s, she looked beautiful but the pictures just didn’t show her off enough! All that aside. I love this dress on her. I adore the embellishment at the top. Kerry has a small frame and therefore the sleeveless option, I think, was the right call. The color is right on trend, and the train length was just right for the occasion.
*gasp* Now this…this right here is hands down one of my favorites of the night. Amanda Seyfried in an intricate custom made Alexander McQueen gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels (of course), and Roger Viver shoes. Amanda knocked it out of the park for me. Does my love for her have something to do with her phenomenal performance in Les Miserables? Perhaps. But none the less, who can be mad at a custom-made McQueen?? Beautiful neckline showing off her fantastic arms and that body! Win. Win. Win
Now. Seeing Anne Hathaway win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Les Miserables had me on my feet. Her role as Fontine had me in tears and she performed incredibly. Her dress wasn’t a #1 choice for me, however as the night went on; it sort of grew on me. Wearing this Prada duchesse satin column gown, I do feel that the light pink color suited her complexion and short, dark hair. It brought out her beautiful face and that amazing smile. I just wish she lost that necklace! I admire the risk she took switching to this dress 3 hours before arriving and did I mention the risqué nipple detail? Oh Anne..(K)
Well! Those are our winners of the night on the red carpet. Do you agree?
Here’s the complete Oscar Win List for all of those nominated (Your welcome)
Best Picture – Argo
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day Lewis for his role in Lincoln
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence for her role in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Christoph Waltz for his role in Django Unchained
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Anne Hathaway for her role in Les Miserables
Best Animated Feature Film – Brave (Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman)
Cinematography – Claudio Mirando for Life of Pi
Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina
Directing – Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild
Documentary Feature – Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn for Searching for Sugar Man
Documentary Short – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine for Inocente
Film Editing – William Goldenberg for Argo
Foreign Language Film – Amour
Makeup and Hairstyling – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Miserables (Great win, but over The Hobbit!? Come on!)
Music/Original Score – Mychael Danna for Life of Pi
Music/Original Song – Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth for Skyfall
Production Design – Lincoln
Short Film/Animated – John Kahrs for Paperman
Short Film/Live Action – Curfew
Sound Editing – Skyfall
Sound Mixing – Les Miserables
Visual Effects – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi
Writing/Adapted Screenplay – Argo written by Chris Terrio
Writing/Original Screenplay – Django Unchained written by Quentin Tarantino
So? Thoughts? Here are just a few pieces of Oscar De La Renta’s Spring 2013 line. At first glance, there isn’t anything that is absolutely mind-blowing, but then again we are talking La Renta here, not Lady Gaga. The Spring ’13 line brings a mix of a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. High waisted skirts, reminiscent of the 1960’s, however he’s skipped out on the greys and threw on bold colors such as fuchsia and canary yellow, as well as vivid patterns that can easily get you noticed at the Vogue offices come Monday morning. (Then again, you’d have to dress to be noticed every single day at the Vogue offices..talk about pressure)
Oscar de la Renta, originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, grew up in a middle class household alongside 6 sisters. At the ripe age of 18, he found a passion for painting and left for Madrid. Oscar had initially dreamt of becoming an abstract painter, (perhaps a modern-day Picasso?) however could not resist the lure of fashion design and his illustrations quickly opened doors and windows for him, when he landed an apprenticeship with Cristobal Balenciaga. Cristobal clearly made an impression on him, taught him all the tricks of the trade, because it wasn’t too much later that Oscar landed a position as a couture assistant at Lanvin in Paris in 1961. (Oh hey, I’m friends with Cristobal Balenciaga and Jeanne Lanvin, no biggie)
De la Renta also served as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for 5 years, and was lucky enough to meet his first wife Francoise de Langlade in 1967. Francoise was the editor-in-chief of French Vogue at the time and introduced her husband to the most influential members of the fashion society. (Talk about who you know!)
By the time the early 2000’s rolled around, de la Renta’s designs had become the preferred wear of the American first ladies, with the likes of Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush. Oscar de la Renta was behind the designs of the haute couture collection for the house of Balmain, which made him the first Dominican to design for a French couture house. With so many hats on, de la Renta has never forgotten his roots, or where he came from; founding the Casa del Nino Orphanage in La Romana, and remaining to this day an Ambassador-At-Large of the Dominican Republic, he continues to give back.
Oscar de la Renta is a big fan of ruffles, luxurious fabrics, color, and of course gowns and evening wear -Hello! Jessica Alba at the Golden Globes! A personal favorite of well known celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker (she was on this
little show called Sex and The City, have you heard of it? Haha), Anna Wintour, Julianne Moore and Penelope Cruz. His classic designs alongside his inspiration from the arts reflect in his work, and his newest collection shows just that! What are your favorite pieces?