Why Did You Wear That: Wake Me Up When It’s Over

By |February 26th, 2012|Red Carpet Recap, Why Did You Wear That?|

meryl streep stacy keibler oscar dressesMeryl Streep in Lanvin, Stacy Keibler in Marchesa

As you are probably well aware, tonight marked the 84th Annual Academy Awards.  I tuned in a little late and then had to verify with my girlfriends that it wasn’t my tear swollen eyeballs or my many mimosas that left me (yet again) feeling totally underwhelmed and… yawn… bored with what was on the red carpet.  They assured me that, yes, everyone was playing it safe and leaving quite a bit of “wow” factor left to be desired.  Meryl Streep and Stacy Keebler both sparkled in gold and both took home a handsome man of her own (one being an Oscar…) making them the winners of the night in my book.  Perhaps all of Hollywood’s starlets and stylists need to hit the “reset” button because right now, it seems like it all has been done before.  I figured the ladies had been warming up all award season for “the Superbowl of fashion” but they too seem to have slipped into a slump.

It took me a while, but I’ve picked my top contenders.

best dressed oscars 2012Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab, Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward, Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel

And with every red carpet, there is always a trend, whether good or bad, that prevails.  This evening’s was that of the more modest covered arm.  Everyone from Louise Roe to Melissa McCarthy was seen sporting this modern day Mormon style.  What?  Nobody got a Shake Weight for Christmas?  I want to like JLo’s and Berenice’s versions, but as for the rest… I think it’s a bit too demure… almost pilgrim like.  This is Hollywood, not Plymouth Rock.

oscars dresses with long sleeves(Top): Amara Miller in Valentino, Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab, Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad (Bottom): Shailene Woodley in Valentino, Livia Giuggioli in Valentino, Anna Faris in Diane von Furstenberg 

Now this is where I’d normally present you with my worst dressed, but there was nothing even offensive enough to showcase here.  And it’s enough to bring on the waterworks again cause that’s my favorite part.  C’MON, ladies!!  Being unable to highlight the truly trifling just proves my point: it’s time to start taking some risks.  Better luck next year.



Why Did Wisdom: I Don’t Need This

By |August 21st, 2010|WhyDid Wisdom|


We are constantly bombarded with things we don’t need. People are making millions and millions of dollars inventing items that we never knew we wanted until they put together an informercial and we were awake way too late one night. Now we have a closet full of As Seen On TV products.

Well, here are few more that you’re definitely going to want. Enjoy.

There is something concerning about the fact that this item seems to be targeted solely at big breasted women and children. How is it that you plan on explaining to your child what exactly is meant by “Tiddy”? Let me know how that conversation goes. And really, who is driving that aggressively that their seatbelt is causing such severe pain? Perhaps enrolling in driving school would be more helpful?

I mean, I don’t even know what to say about this. I felt uncomfortable even watching. This makes the Shake Weight seem tame. Please, if you DO buy this, send me the footage of your co-workers’ reactions as you girate beneath your desk. Thank you.

I think my favorite part of this one is when they go ahead and call in the 800lb grizzly bear. (They also make a note not to “try this at home.” Right… cause we all have access to grizzly bears). I mean, I know there are some sneaky people in offices who steal your food even after you’ve bedazzled your tupperware with your initials, but COME ON.

Happy Saturday.