Friday, February 27, 2015

Party of two

“Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will — like an instinct.” — Edith Head

PAUL and I had our traditional annual Oscar party for two at home last Sunday night. We had shrimp from Waterfront Seafood, spaghetti, onion rings, a green salad with Gino's creamy garlic dressing, and K-Too gluten-free fake Oreos — which I swear are better than the real ones. 

It's a tradition that I started well before I met Paul, but he makes sure we do it every year. Click here to read the story of how it started. He said next year he believes he'll wear his tux. 

And naturally I have to rag on about the rags on. Here are my faves from the night:

Octavia Spencer.

Most becoming for the 57-year-old Melanie Griffith.
Too bad she's ruined her face.
Behati Prinsloo with Adam Levine. Great dress,
but could you possibly not look so bored and condescending?
I don't like Gwyneth Paltrow, but I liked her dress.
Anna Kendrick.
Sienna Miller.
Reese Witherspoon.
Kelly Ripa: Old Hollywood glamour.
Nancy O'Dell: Not an A-lister, but an A-list dress, IMHO.

I thought this dress worn by Laura Dern was ingenious.
I loved the art deco look of Julianne Moore's dress.
Rita Ora: Old Hollywood meets 2015.
Marion Cotillard always makes striking, creative choices.
Simple, stunning. Cate Blanchett never makes a mistake.
This was my favorite dress of the night, worn by Rosamund Pike.


  1. There were so many great dresses - beautiful and classy and elegant. I loved them. You picked some that I hadn't seen - Laura Dern's for example - wow. Thanks for the tour through the fashions! :D

  2. I promised myself that I wouldn't rate the dresses, but I succumbed! Some are breathtaking, and others are so awful that wonder who on earth let them leave the house in such a state.