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Oscars: The After Party (Vanity Fair Style, Yo)

‘Wait, you’re not doing a full blown Oscar dress post? With designer commentary, tiaras and sparkles?!’

Well, no. Because everything was so DULL this year!

There was just no ‘OH MY GOD, HER LEG LOOKS LIKE IT’S POSSESSED!’ moment. Everyone looked fairly safe (though kudos on the animal accessories, Quvenzhané Wallis. I now want a bag shaped like a dog.)

Everyone knows the after party is where it’s at. After the 10 hour show, everyone’s like ‘Uh, get me out of this couture shit, I have’t been able to eat all day in case I spill something on it. GET IT OFF ME!’

And POOF, some magic clothes fairy comes and brings them a rocking frock that they can get their groove on in.

So these are my favourites. We will probably have to agree to disagree on some of them.

1. Jessica Day (aka Zooey Deschanel) rocking some old lady chic. But in the best way possible.

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2. Lily Collins. Top half- flowers, pretty, kind of naked? Bottom half- Retro mermaid.

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3. This doesn’t even need justifying. Jennifer Lawrence looks good in Calvin Klein.

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4. Mrs. Bloom. Going all Gatsby on us. Love it.

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What were your favourite looks from last night?

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Golden Globes 2013

Kristen Stewart wasn’t around so they had to pick on someone’s love life at the Golden Globes. It’s the rule. You either pick on Mel Gibson (because why wouldn’t you?) or you say funny things about famous peoples love lives. Taylor Swift is fair game, as she writes a shit load of songs about her love life and makes bazillions from it.

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And yet she gets all annoyed when two classy broads make light of her situation.

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‘I hate you, I hate Adele, I hate Harry Styles. I HATE EVERYONE! AND NOW I’M GOING TO WRITE ABOUT IT!’

And everyone else is like…

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‘I don’t know who that girl is but I wish she’d smile more.’

(Though, to be fair, she is good at writing about her exes, so she may as well. And she looked pretty. And she’d just lost out on an award. MAYBE I’M BEING TOO HARSH.)

…then I think, no. Tommy Lee Jones has it right. She should smile more.

Ps. There were some very pretty dresses on the red carpet last night but it’s late and I’m tired. I’ll do a massively massive Oscar night post where I critique dresses and say they look like bin liners and stuff. Trust me, you’ll love it.

The BAFTA and Grammy awards: a summary

To recap the winners before I get distracted by beautiful frocks….’The Artist’ swept the board last night at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, stealing Best Picture, Leading Actor and Best Director from their biggest rivals, ‘The Descendants.’ I was so glad that they won, as it is an incredible film. Big cheers for Octavia Spencer, who won Supporting Actress and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’, who took home Outstanding British Film too!

Across the Atlantic, the mood was sombre, as the awards was overshadowed by the news of Whitney Houston’s death. There were tributes galore, both to her, Amy Winehouse and Etta James. The runaway success of the night was Adele- I loved her speech at the end of the night!

Okay, now on to the important stuff….

The Baftas

The Good

The Bad

The Ugly (dress!)

In no way am I saying that Christina Hendricks is ugly by the way! The usually stunning actress wore a shapeless bin bag on the red carpet, and for some unknown reason didn’t brush her hair! Penelope Cruz was a bit better; the colour of her dress is lovely, but it does look like she has a clipboard down her cleavage. Ms. Williams did look quite plain, but she always looks chic, and her dress is from HnM!!!

The Grammys

The Good

The EVEN BETTER!

The Bad

The Ugly

Kelly Rowland and Carrie Underwood lead the way at the awards that showed so many beautiful dresses in shimmering tones. Special mention should also go to Taylor Swift and Kelly Osbourne, who wore my favourite dress of the whole night! The colour and cut of  Fergie’s dress was nice, but why on earth did she wear black underwear in a see through lace dress?!

I think Ms. Minaj is trying to pull a Gaga. Why else would she turn up dressed as some sort of Catholic Barbie doll?!

And finally, I just couldn’t resist how dapper Jean Dujardin looked last night! C’est magnifique!

The Golden Globes LIVE with Ryan Seacrest (joke, it’s just me…)

Because I’m sat in the UK, where it is currently 11.07pm, normally I would be getting in my p j’s ready for sleepy time. But tonight, it’s the Golden Globes and I am SO EXCITED! It’s like my warm up to the Academy Awards, and usually you can get a feel of who’s going to win what with how the GG’s play out.

And so instead of being in bed, I have brought my duvet downstairs, along with my trusty Macbook, I’ve made myself a hot chocolate and I m snuggling down for the night! Hopefully Ricky Gervais can keep me awake in the early hours of Monday morning!

To get into the spirit of the night, I’ve decided to put a few predictions down on here, and then I can have a good laugh at how wrong I am when the results are announced.

THE PREDICTIONS

Best Motion Picture- Drama: The Descendants.

Best Performance- Actress- Drama: Tilda Swinton

Best Performance- Actor- Drama: George Clooney

Best Motion Picture- Comedy/Musical: The Artist

Best Performance- Actress- Comedy/Musical: Michelle Williams

Best Performance- Actor- Comedy/Musical: Ryan Gosling

Best Animated Film: Rango

Best Foreign Language Film: In the Land of Blood and Honey

Best Supporting Performance- Actress: Jessica Chastain

Best Supporting Performance- Actor: Albert Brooks

Best Director: Alexander Payne

I think if I try and get into the TV nominations, I’ll miss half the dresses being shown so let me just say Zooey Deschanel and Downton Abbey for the win!

And obviously, half the show is the dresses!!! I predict big things from Charlize Theron, Anjelina Jolie, Michelle Williams, Lea Michelle and Natalie Portman- if she shows, because there was a rumour she’d be handing out an award.

Thanks to the LIFE website, I’ve been kept occupied all night with looking back at a few of the great GG dresses.