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Let’s just say the ladies looked spectacular last night and so did the gentlemen. This 2012 Oscar season was what we would describe as the “Best Looking” event of the year and perhaps decade. Kudos to all the designers. The custom dresses and tuxedos were stunning, positively.
So some highlights, right? Well it seems like France is taking over L.A. with The Artist winning many awards last night, including Best Picture. Wow, the infamously good looking Jean Dujardin won the coveted Best Actor award and had some pretty steep competition–including Brad Pitt. His starring role in Hazanavicius’ silent movie The Artist, playing actor George Valentin, received widespread acclaim, but now he’s on the look book of American ladies everywhere.
Congratulations Jean on earning Best Actor. Since you’re the first French man to ever win an Academy Award for Best Actor, call us and we’ll send you these French Stamp Cufflinks
And of course who could over look Meryl? Her Best Actress speech made half the world cry, I’m sure, including the front row audience members. Stars were starry eyed when Meryl confessed that she probably won’t have this opportunity again, so she was going to relish in it. Some were upset Viola didn’t win it, but when you’re competing with Meryl…eh, things get tricky. Meryl went for an understated look, minimal make-up, and, to coin a word from last night, a breath taking gown.
And Michelle Williams in that coral Louis Vuitton dress…mmm, spectacular. She definitely makes our Best Dressed List!
And Michele was nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe…
And can we just say that Billy Crystal needs to lay off the botox. His face is starting to resemble Joan Rivers. Way too much tanning, cheek implants, eye lift, botox in the forehead and chin…bad, bad, bad. Can’t you age gracefully Billy? We love your comedy but come on. You’ve never been a glamor model, so why try now at your age?
And Kermit the Frog? Well, I guess because of the new Muppet movie craze, but we’ve never quite understood the dynamic between Miss Piggy and Kermie…it’s just…odd.
One a different note, Tom Hanks never looked better. Sure, he’s aging, but the goatee thing he had going on with his salt and pepper hair, quite simply, worked. Congrats Mr. Hanks, you made our Best Dressed List.
And finally, thank heavens for Chris Rock. He was like a breath of fresh air when he came in! His comic relief came at the perfect moment, with great timing, great kickers, and made the whole Cufflinksman House laugh. Kudos to you Mr. Rock. You’ve come a long way from your HBO days..
Talking about animated films, he was saying how easy it is to be a performing–you show up, say a few lines, and get a million dollars. Mmm….must be nice.
At first glance, one notices similarities in this line and Gilded Age for fall. But rest assured, they are very different. One thing to notice is the rolled up pants in several designers’ shows (we’ve also seen it in the last post about Alexander McQueen, Burberry, and Armani). Todd Snyder’s line shows up yet another way to pair this “rolled up pant look” with an outdoorsy flair, albeit another layered one, with pops of unexpected color, like rustic orange, in between the browns, greys, and khaki colors.
What we love: the working man’s boots, layered cardigans, rolled up fitted pants, fur lined coats, fingerless gloves (especially in olive green) coupled with a simple beret. All amount to one sexy, effortless look for fall.
GQ Reports: “In his first fall collection for Joseph Abboud, newly-enlisted designer Bernardo Rojo goes in for the kill. First up, details, lots of them: flecked wool and houndstooth trousers, slick Glen plaid and flannel suits with wide lapels, luxe trucker and cruiser jackets, chunky turtlenecks and cable knits, and one well-groomed mohair suit jacket. These unlikely combinations mingled with equally curious colors, from pinkish brown to you-stay-classy burgundy to winter white. Blended together, it all became a two-pronged look: one part super-fly businessman, one part tree-chopping outdoorsman.”
Joseph Abboud, The Details for fall 2012
This upcoming fall season, Gilded Age (GA), it seems to be all about layering (well of course) and the mixing of textures. In this ultra modern, yet throw back to the 90s with a nod to sophistication, GA sends a rough, refined message to viewers (and wearers). We Love: the well-worn leather jackets, chunky sweaters, layered fabrics and textures, soft leather boots without adornments, and pops of unexpected color on hemlines.
GQ Reports: “Racing stripes were subtly woven into scarves and sweaters and the subdued, dusty grays and blues used throughout ensured this season stay on the softer side of chopper culture.” So that’s the unexpected color pops we love?