Call me Captain Obvious, but I really have only recently realised that being a girl is bloody hard work.
I’m not even referring to anything to do with periods, childbirth, body image or wage inequality. Na. Forget all the bleeding and hormones and cushiony bits of our bodies and the fact that we still live in a world where a female CEO gives us an involuntary jab of the warm and fuzzies because one of our kind has been ‘given a chance’.
Actually, my issue with being a girl is trying to bloody look like one.
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In no particular order, let’s take a look at this year’s hits and misses…
First of all, Angie-Jo wore colour. Actual colour. All over her. And she does sort of look like Ariel’s fin but we can look past this because the woman looks so much more alive when she steps away from the black.
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Ok, I’m going to admit that when this picture popped up on my screen I actually gasped and said: “OH. MY GOD.”
And that means I should really re-evaluate my life, I suppose.
But, talk about drastic! Perhaps it’s an expression of her being liberated from ever having to play Hermione Granger again? Her way of saying: “Look world, I am a serious actress now. And while you’re at it send a few more high fashion modelling contracts my way please as I clearly possess exquisite bone structure that can pull off any style.”
Continue reading “Emma Watson has gone for the chop”
It’s so easy to look at pictures of celebs, and think “wow they look really good” but it’s so much more exciting when it’s someone you can relate to, like Gemma Arterton.
I like a girl who does it for the Brits, without resorting to draping bits of material off their size zero limbs or copying the all-American blonde and bronzed look, or trying too hard to be different.
That’s why I like Gemma. She is what she is and she’s stunning while doing what she does. She looks healthy and happy and like a classic princess in that gown.
It takes me back to when I was a little girl and wanted to float about in big dresses with a crown on my head, like the Disney princesses.
As well as the event itself, the after-parties cultivated yet even more outfits to ogle, especially the Vanity Fair one. And you know what? That bloody Cameron Diaz only went and did it AGAIN later in the night.
Like the dress she wore for the ceremony, this is glitzy, glam and super-flattering but also makes her look youthful. Another huge thumbs-up.
I think we can now finally forgive her for that time she kept wearing bowler hats.
Continue reading “Oscars 2010: And more people wore more stuff”
Dear reader, give your eyes a long, cool, delicious sip of this:
Oh Cameron. Oh Cammy, Cammy, Cammy. Wow.
I actually gasped when I first saw this picture and then looked around the room to see if anyone else was looking over my shoulder, also basking in the feminine sparkliness. As it happened, no one was, they were all working like I should have been, but still, I basked alone and oohed and ahhed to myself over how gorgeous she looks.
This is, by far my favourite look of the night.
Continue reading “The Oscars happened and some people wore some clothes”