Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination… This year’s Met Gala theme was an interesting one, one that can result in stunning costumes or total chaos on the red carpet. It’s always fun to see how different celebrities interpret a given theme because some will invariably ignore it, while others will go above and beyond to grab attention. Being a costume gala, the event can be quite forgiving. It’s a night of risks, hits and total misses, and I really admire the courage of those who chose to?“go big or go home”.
Of course, fashion is such a subjective thing. We all like and appreciate different aspects of it – the color, the shape and texture, the accessories… Sometimes, a celebrity can pull-off a look that would feel?inappropriate and silly on someone else. I find it so hard to separate the dress from the person wearing it!?That being said, this year I’m torn between loving sweet, angelic outfits that are at the same time on-theme and lady-like, and the bolder/ medieval-inspired costumes of Blake Lively and Priyanka Chopra (all gorgeous ladies with flawless style, no matter what). Here are my picks for best dressed this year at the Met:
1. Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta
Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had lovely, productive days this week. Mine has been a busy one, filled with meetings and planning (the good kind) and I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend, with trips to yoga and the pool. The weather is still messing with us as more snow is in the forecast for the weekend. Ah, well…
While coming up with ideas for blog posts, I thought about ending the week on a happy note. And what could be happier than a royal wedding in the English countryside? The countdown is on for the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with a little over a month left until the May 19th event. Details are emerging about who’s doing the cake and flower arrangements, but for many of us, the most anticipated detail is of course, the dress. So many of us love Meghan’s fashion sense and her laid back style so I’m sure the dress will be one we’ll love as well!?
Can you believe it’s been almost a year since Pippa’s wedding last spring? I recently had a second look at the Vogue article covering the religious ceremony and thought you’d like to see photos of it again with me.
Happy weekend! While spring break is coming to an end in our town, some of you are just getting started. Here are some of my favorite finds this week, from Martha Stewart’s 90th(!!) book, filled with excellent advice on how to grow and prepare flower arrangements like a professional, ?to the latest details on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding.
“It wouldn’t be much of a Universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love…” – Stephen Hawking
This week we sadly say goodbye to two stellar figures – Stephen Hawking and Hubert de Givenchy. They have changed our world in very distinct ways and their departure reminds us of their incredible accomplishments. If there’s a lesson in there for all of us it must be the importance of a life lived with purpose, passion and truth. Here are my top picks for this week’s finds:
The 90th edition of the Academy Awards has come and gone! How is it March already? We watched the red carpet arrivals and most of the show before our little one’s bedtime. It was beautiful. The tone of the show was one of compassion and inclusion, a celebration of talent and diversity.?Someone said last night that Hollywood is built on dreams, just like America is and I can easily relate to that. There’s something about the States that makes one brave and makes one dream. I’ve lived in several countries before coming here and I have never felt freer.
One of my favorite moments last night was when host Jimmy Kimmel asked the star-studded audience to join in in a surprise visit to the theater next door, as a thank you for all those that make the movie industry possible –? the movie goers. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the movie industry had its golden age. It grew into the gigantic phenomenon?that continues to be to this day because it offered people the escape they needed to a world of fantasy and glamour. Those few seconds right before the start of a movie, filled with anticipation are what going to the movies is all about.
Another favorite moment was when the 86-year-old actress Rita Moreno presented the award for Best Foreign Film, to the Chilean drama “ A Fantastic Woman”. She quoted Frank Capra as saying there were three universal languages: “Music, mathematics and the one we honour tonight, the universal language of film. Regardless of its country of origin or the dialect of its words, a great film conveys a story that speaks to the one condition we all share,” Moreno said. “The human condition.”