Some of my writer friends spend their days in cozy yoga pants. Some of them sport jeans and flannel button downs on a regular basis. Some of them would say the Oscar red carpet fashionstravaganza is the definition of prime writing time.
I won't be offended if any of these friends skip this post.
Writers get a bad rap when it comes to fashion.
Just because some of us can skate by without leaving the house, washing our hair or showering on a weekly basis, that doesn't mean we do. This writer, in particular, loves Oscar fashion night.
Here are my thoughts in no particular order about some of last night's more memorable moments.
Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Academy Award, and her puppy purses is already setting trends among nine year old girls. After seeing a quick interview with her I predict her trendsetting capabilities will soon extend to kids begging for liberal bedtimes just like Quvenzhane! I know my daughter can't be the only one who was jealous that particular detail.
Amanda Seyfriend, in her Alexander McQueen dress, was the poster child for the adage about suffering and beauty. "I feel like my internal organs are going to pop out," she said, but then quickly amended her statement to profess a love for corsetted costumes which felt a little like insisting four inch heels are good walking shoes.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture was natural, stunning and still managed to find time to talk about food. If she wasn't already, now she is definitely my favorite actress in Hollywood.
Nicole Kidman reminded me that no matter how much I hate what the march of time might do to my face, plastic surgery is not always the best option.
Jennfer Garner was glamorous, beautiful and pitch perfect with the press. Every time I see an interview with her she makes me smile.
The one trend I noticed, aside from puppy purses, is many of the stars were were wearing gowns that could double as wedding dresses. I ended Oscar night inspired to repurpose my wedding gown for my next black tie event. Fortunately the impulse was short lived.
What about you? Any moments of crazy fashion inspiration? Do you watch the Oscars for fashion or for the actual award ceremony?