Many think of January 1st as New Year’s Day, but if you’re like me it means the start of awards season. Every other weekend brings yet another red carpet. This has been a very difficult year for Hollywood in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, but it did give rise to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements encouraging and empowering all women and men to stop the culture of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.
As the season ends on Oscar Sunday, let’s look back at the highlights of this year’s red carpet.
Yara Shahidi in Giambatitsta Valli
Sarah Hyland in Naeem Khan
Tracee Ellis Ross in Ralph & Russo
Kimiko Glenn in Peter Langner
Issa Rae in Prabal Gurung
Jackie Cruz in Rami Kadi
Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent
Natalia Dyer in Dior
Susan Kelechi Watson in Rubin Singer
Madeline Brewer in Reem Acra
The Oscars are on Sunday at 8pm ET on ABC, but they will have red carpet coverage starting at 6:30pm ET.
With all the depressing news over the past year, like most people I’ve turned to television and/or books to escape. As a die hard Gilmore Girls fan, I was counting down the days until the premiere of Amy Sherman-Palladino‘s new series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and she did not disappoint! Miriam “Midge” Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, is so inspiring and just what we need to cope amidst the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements.
Set in New York City in 1958, Midge’s life is turned upside down when her husband leaves her and their two kids. She goes from housewife to working girl and aspiring stand-up comedian, relying on her sense of humor, confidence, style, and tenacity to make her way in a world and industry dominated by men.
If you don’t already know, I’m obsessed with the clothing from the ’50s & ’60’s, so the costumes on this show give me so much joy. I’m hoping Amazon teams up with a clothing line in time for the Season 2 premiere. Fingers crossed.
This is it. We have reached the final day of Dress-tivus, the 1st annual 31 day celebration of designer dresses to help inspire your holiday party ensembles. Thank you so much for putting up with me through all of this. Daily blogging is no joke. Much respect to those who do this every day.
For my final dress, I wanted to choose one that said, “Peace out, 2017. I’m over you. I’ve met someone else. Don’t call. Don’t text,” and I feel this Oscar De La Renta dress fits the bill. At first glance, I thought the material was leather, but it’s actually 100% silk. Is it just me, or does the bodice have a Wonder Woman-like quality to it? Overall, I like how it straddles the line between badass and classy just like. . .Wonder Woman!
Happy New Year! Be safe! 2018 is going to be amazing!
The penultimate day of Dress-tivus! Two more dresses and one more day until we get to kiss this year goodbye. I hope everyone is enjoying their time off and getting some much needed rest.
Today’s pick from Parker Black has a lot going on! There’s beading, sequins, fringe, and ostrich feathers! That’s right. I said ostrich feathers! I don’t think you could stop me from shimmying all night in this dress. LOVE!
The final 3 days of Dress-tivus, your favorite celebration of dresses to help inspire your holiday party outfits! Honestly, I don’t know how anyone is going out on Sunday. It has been so bitterly cold this past week. I came home 2 hours ago and I still can’t get warm! As I write this, I have a fleece shirt under a onesie and a wool blanket over my lap.
However, if you don’t mind the arctic chill and still plan on venturing out for NYE, good for you. I’m loving today’s pick from Jenny Packham. It somehow manages to look both Art Deco and Studio 54 at the same time. That is impressive. Plus the color is gorgeous!
It’s back to work for me today, I’m afraid. The vacation was very restful and much needed, so I think I can make it through the next 2 days. Just hoping I’ll be left alone to do some online window shopping. Fingers crossed.
Today’s Dress-tivus pick from Jenny Yoo is very Studio 54. This dress just makes me want to go out and dance all night long, until I realize I’m a huge introvert and not even a zombie apocalypse, could coax me out of my apartment on New Year’s Eve.