First the Giants Won! OMG! The Giants won!I have to admit that I thought the Packers were gonna wipe them off the field (bad fan, bad fan!) and I could only watch the final quarter (kept updated by Yahoo) because I was watching the Red Carpet on E! But they won! They won!!!!! Next up the NFC Championship game...
Second, I LOVE red carpet season...the shows are okay and I do watch but I avidly watch the red carpet shows, check the internet afterwards to see the dresses I missed because I'm so inspired by the fashion. I'm sure you're wondering how can evening gowns inspire...but think about it. The colors that are on the red carpet are usually the new trends. I love the silhouettes and how the dresses are put together. I definitely get ideas for combinations and colors from the gowns...and my favorite of the night hands down was Angelina Jolie:
I also loved Viola Davis' dress, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes (wouldn't this combination make a great dress!), and for plus size chicks Octavia Spencer. To me everyone looked so amazing tonight! Even Sarah Michelle Geller who has already been panned for her dress.
Finally the red carpet fashion show made me think of my top five fashion movies. I own all of these except one on DVD and love them for the fashion inspiration that they provide. They are:
1. Lucy Gallant
This movie is from 1955 and stars Charlton Heston and Jane Wyman. It is the story of a woman who goes to Texas and starts a women's clothing store devoted to high fashion. One of the highlights of the film for me is the fashion show that is narrated by Edith Head. (btw I have this on VHS, I taped it from the TV one evening, have been totally unable to find this on DVD.)
This was Diana Ross' second film and was about a girl from Detroit who only wanted to design and the price she paid (giving up Billy Dee Williams - what the h*ll was she thinking!?!) to have her dream of designing her own fashion line. Okay she gets Billy Dee in the end but seriously she left him...
3. The Women (2008)
This is the adaptation of the 1938 movie featuring Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford but updated with Meg Ryan, Annette Benning, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith, etc. But my favorite part of the movie is the fashion show towards the end that features Narcisco Rodriguez's garments.
4. Valentino - The Last Emperor
This is just the most amazing display of photography...my friend called it an art show and not a movie and I have to agree! It is Valentino all the time and an awesome tribute to this marvelous designer.
and finally the one that would make everyone's list...
5. The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, designer gear, and a much better story than the book! Oh yeah and the designer clothes! *LOL* ..."that's all"
So what would your top five fashion movies be?
...as always, more later...and sorry Packers fans!