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.)
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.)