Tuesday, March 1, 2011

News, Views, This & That. . .
























Welcome to a picking-up-the-pieces day, filled with random observations, riveting information and news no one can live without. Headlines oblige.

Making It Right For Cate
























And the special, no competition award must go to: Cate Blanchett.

On the record: I think Cate Blanchett is sublime, her posture, ice-cutting cheekbones, her warm/cool allure and her daring irreproachable fashion sense.



















I thought her dress for the Oscars was one of those magic couture creations (Givenchy) that will, one hopes, end its days in a museum. The bead work, the risky shoulder treatment, the back, the front, the central oval like an 18th century frame left empty and to the imagination, the way the skirt moved. It was perhaps the most feminine, fascinating, frock we've seen in years. She must have felt like a fairy tale princess when she glided down the Red Carpet.

Another thing, Cate knows how to do the masculine/feminine formula to heady perfection.

(I long to know -- and one day intend to ask an expert -- what specific products make-up artists put on cheekbones to make them catch the light and glisten for the cameras.)

Nude News





















As you know, nude heels are all the rage for spring and summer. But until recently the only one's I've seen may be all the rage -- and they are beautiful -- but might not necessarily be for every age, as in heel height.


















Look what I found. Aha! Yes, they are, they are indeed, Repetto patent leather nude ballerines. No, please, don't thank me. It's my pleasure.

Beware of Pink Eyes























The French press, well, OK, fashion press then, was in a frenzy over the fact it appeared that Sharon Stone looked tired at the Chanel pre-Oscar dinner.












The culprit? Rosy pink eye-shadow. Imagine that. It seems it makes us, for the cameras at least, look haggard, particularly for women who have light colored eyes.

Now we know. We'll never make that mistake.

Important: A Qualifier

Apparently I am obliged to set the record straight: I chose dresses, not actresses from the Oscar Red Carpet parade. I am not a fan of Gwyneth, but loved the dress, and that lank hair doesn't cut it for me -- which is what she should probably consider. Cutting it, that is.

Back on Track: What I'm Wearing Today



















1.) Gray flannel trousers.

2.) Pale pink T-shirt.

3.) Charcoal cashmere cardigan.

4.) Black and Bordeaux Ralph Lauren penny loafers.

5.) My big, rose quartz necklace. (I added this for you because ordinarily I wouldn't be sitting in front of my computer with no intention of leaving the house accessorized with this particular bijou. I have worn it with a pale pink cashmere sweater -- I don't know whether it's really me, but it's very pretty.)

24 comments:

ms. caboo said...

Cate Blanchett is beautiful. Sharon Stone does look wicked tired.

Your outfit sounds perfectly lovely. Rose quartz always makes me feel good!

Deja Pseu said...

Cate Blanchett (or her stylist) really knows what works for her!

I'll bet the rose quartz necklace is very pretty!

California Girl said...

You will probably enjoy my post on this year's Oscar fashion & antics.
http://emptynestevolution.blogspot.com/2011/02/rockin-red-carpet-at-oscars.html

I thought Sharon Stone looked fantastic on the red carpet. She may have ditched the pink by then. Cate Blanchett's dress was also my favorite. Such fun!

materfamilias said...

Yes! Cate Blanchett's dress stood out as being a category of its own. A wonderful dress worn by someone who added to its allure.

Belle de Ville said...

While Cate Blanchett is beautiful, that gown was not her best choice. Is she becomming Tilda Swinton with her fashion choices?

*Chic Provence* said...

No pink eyeshadow for moi! if it does this to Sharon Stone, helas! what chance to I have??

oxo

Kit

Anonymous said...

Agreed with your view on Cate. She is so beautiful and love her fresh shorter bob - perfection. Her gown was gorgeous, so much to admire.

LuxeBytes said...

I love that wherever she goes, Sharon Stone always brings the crazy. She's a half-baked loon, and I love her for it.

Mayhaps I'll put MY rose quartz beads on today, Tish, and we can be twins ....

Shari said...

I eschewed pink for years, but have lately begun to appreciate pale versions of the hue when used as a subtle highlight for black and gray. Your outfit today sounds lovely, especially paired with the bordeaux touch in the shoes & the rose quartz. Your knack for details is always spot on. There are days I wish I could hire that!

Deja Pseu said...

Oh, and I remember reading probably 20 years ago now that pink eye shadow makes you look hung-over, so have avoided it ever since.

muummmmeeeeee...... said...

The nude pumps are just too gorgeous...

JMW said...

I loved Cate Blanchett's gown - it truly is a work of art. And, it seems like shades of pink/rose eye shadow are more appropriate for those of us with brown eyes, although who am I to tell people what to wear? :)

Anonymous said...

See Lisa at Privilege today...she would look stunning in your pink/grey outfit when her hair becomes natural!

LPC said...

Your outfit is perfection. Pale pink and gray. Ahhhhh.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Yes, yes... someone said it at last! Pink, mauve, rose... horrible colours for eyeshadow for those of us with light eyes! I learned long ago to stay far away.

And Cate is a goddess.
Always.

KCF said...

Oh dear, I must dissent on Cate's dress (though never on her beauty and overall style). It looked stiff and strange to me and while I like the back, that big O on the chest just didn't do it for me.

But, your blog does (it for me, that is), Tish. It was a thrill to have you visit mine and to comment. I hope your technical probs in getting to it/on it worked out and I see you there more. You'll certainly see me here!

sharon said...

Hi Tish
I was wondering whether you'd like Kate's dress. I can see that technically it is beautifully cut, but I'm sorry to say I didn't like the 'cardboard' shoulders, the acid yellow trim or the empty oval bodice. It really doesn't matter though, I've never been hailed as a fashion critic!
I'm sure you look lovely in front of your desk with the rose quartz dangling
Sharon
x

BigLittleWolf said...

I am such a fan of Cate.

And Givenchy.

But that dress? Nope. Definitely not. Non merci. Baby big meets lemon icing on a cake.

Nope.

(But wasn't Helen Mirren sublime as usual? And Sandra Bullock in that red gown? And Gwyneth?)

Claudia said...

In the Twin Cities, Cate has been slammed for her fashion sense. (Really?) They said it looked like curtains. That was not my impression. I am now dreaming of rose quartz...

BODECI body said...

Cate is her own woman. She doesn't appear like she's tried too hard or that she is uncomfortable with what she is wearing. I just love seeing a beautiful woman who doesn't look like she's tryin!

quintessence said...

I am SO with you on this post. I posted that she was my favorite also and this was evidently a controversial opinion in my little circle. I was tweeting during the Oscars - and even there it was split. I thought she looked absolutely stunning - but I always think she gets it right - and I ADORE her masculine/feminine take - how I dress as well!! Also loved her simple chic hair!!

Mardel said...

I thought Cate Blanchett stood out in that dress and it was a combination that was pure perfection.

The rose quartz is so pretty; it is one of my favorite colors.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Tish, Cate looked fabulous and Givenchy was a great choice.

I thought Sharon had gone mental on the black eyeliner at the ceremony, someone should have told her xx

Summer is a Verb said...

Cate was show stopping. Between the Givenchy and the hardly any product coiff she gave my beloved Gwynnie P a run for her money...XXOO

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