Was anyone else as utterly disappointed with the SAG awards as I was last night?
I always get so excited when awards season starts and, frankly, the fashion at the Golden Globes killed it! There was good, there was bad, there was actress wearing a chinese paper lantern! It was utterly fabulous!
Case in point: Michelle Williams. Everyone voted her one of the best dressed and, frankly, it wasn’t bad, but it was just so typical. How many times have we seen MW in a cap-sleeved lace sheath dress, hmm? How about here, and here, and, oh, here again. Mind you, these all came in the first page of google image search results.
Other fashion yawns: Angelina Jolie in a black slinky dress. Giuliana Rancic in overly-textured fabric. Sophia Vergara is a bust-enhancing body con. I’ve seen these dresses on you women 1,001 times. Jesus. Give it up.
The only dress that actually made me “ooh” was Emma Stone in Sara Burton’s pre-fall 2012 for Alexander McQueen.
Cross your fingers that everyone will start digging into crazy again for the Academy’s.
In 1933, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his daughter a letter. It’s quite lovely. The transcript follows.
“Things to worry about:
Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Things not to worry about:
Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions
Things to think about:
What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?
With dearest love,
(Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters; Image: F. Scott Fitzgerald with his daughter, Scottie, in 1924.)
Zooey Deschanel files for divorce from Ben Gibbard?
Oh, how sad. The next Death Cab album is going to be amazing. *Fist pump*
I am beyond excited about the Christmas gift my parents got for me. They gave me a travel voucher that I can use for a plane ticket/ hotel/ etc this year.
I’ve had so much fun thinking about where I’d like to go. I’m seriously considering going on a solo vacation— I’ve never done that and I think it would be really relaxing and, I know this sounds strange, but empowering. I’ve always wanted to see the Pacific Northwest and Portland has been on my list of places to see for years. I’d also like to hike Mount Whitney— a hop, skip, and jump away from P’land.
Another idea: I have a friend who just moved to Barcelona. Also, I just applied for a SkyMiles credit card and if you spend X$ in the first month, you get 50K miles, which is enough for an international flight. Maybe I’ll score a flight to Spain and stay with friends and use my travel voucher for intra-European flights and hostels.
Man, I can’t stop planning vacations in my head. I think I’m having more fun fantasizing than I will on the trip!