Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Somewhere, in a time like our own, a father is pensively trying to solve the world's problems when his little boy come in and says "Father I want to help." The weary man appreciates the gesture but only feels the child's presence as a hindrance. But the boy persists. So, the father takes a map of the world and rips it into little pieces, gives them to the boy and says, "I know you like puzzles. You can help by piecing the world back together." The boy protests, "But Father, I don't even know what the world looks like!" His father laughs, "Nonetheless, this is how you can help," and he sends him off, expecting that this will occupy his son for days.
And so the pensive man returns to his weary reflections. Two days later, his son comes bounding in, shouting, "Father! Father! I've put the world back together!" And sure enough, all the torn pieces are taped into a beautiful whole. His father is stunned. "But how did you do this?"
The boy is eager to show him and turns the map of the world over, saying, "On the back was a picture of a person, Father. I put the person back together and then turned it over and the world was back together!"
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Pinks and Nudes and Greens, OH MY! The theme of the 68th annual Golden Globes. The gowns were nothing short of on trend for the spring season. Tons of pinks and strapless dresses graced the red carpet and these ladies pulled it off. I have to say I didn't really see one dress I didn't particularly like this time around. That's because all the dresses were somewhat similar, every dress had at least two trends. Long sleeves and the color nude must have been on every stylists mind this year. It was either older actresses or very fashion forward ones that were able to pull off the long sleeved look. My favorite long sleeved look was Angelina in Atelier Versace. Green is definitely her color. She wears it well aside from the black she id always donning. It was a bit 80's glitter but it still worked and long sleeves dresses are here to stay this season. Next color we saw allot of was PINK! Everything from hot pink to light peach pink. It was so fresh to see such a delicate color on the red carpet and I fell in love with almost every pink dress. My favorite was a tie between Emma Stone in Calvin Klein and Lea Michelle in Oscar De La Renta. Two different dresses, same hue and I'm torn. The light pinks were by far the best of the pink bunch but the hot pinks were a burst of color the red carpet sometimes needs. Dark blues seemed to pop up every once in a while. Tina Fey in L'Wren Scott and Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier did a great job with their choices of the dark hue. Very simple and elegant. When I think of black for the red carpet, I’m not totally sold. I think, unless done correctly, black can be such a downer color on a dress and totally kill it. But this year, I was surprised. My favorite black dress was Eva Longoria in Zac Posen. Classic and form fitting, perfect on her small frame. But I'm sure the most talked about black dress was
in vintage Nina Ricci number and all I have to say is she's still got it! She looked in shape and healthy and happy. The dress was risqué but tasteful with the sheer long skirt attached which can be seen across the runways for Spring 2011. Red, that classic Hollywood color, didn't seem to make an appearance this year. All in all, around two or three actresses donned the color. My favorite? Christina Hendricks in Romona Keveza. And for the color of the night: NUDE! Peachy tones were definitely a hit this year. Everyone from Megan Fox in Armani Prive to Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham were wearing nude in some shade or another. And I don't think any of them got it wrong. It's hard to wear nude with certain skin tones and it's hard to wear certain shades of nude but the light pinkish nudes that graced the red carpet were spot on. I was torn here too between Nicole Kidman in Prada and Mila Jovovich in Armani Prive. Now onto the styles of the night. There were a few but not many. First of course, the one shouldered look that has been repeating itself for a couple of seasons. Classic one shouldered looks on Julia Stiles in Romona Keveza, Edie Falco in Valentino and Lea Michelle once again in Oscar De La Renta. The strapless look stole the show with its classic Modern Hollywood flair. Everyone who didn't have a one shouldered or long sleeved look was sporting the strapless. Elizabeth Moss in Donna Karan, Catherine Zeta Jones in Monique Lhuillier (both green by the way) and Diana Agron in J Mendel. A big surprise and refreshing sight was the long sleeved look which seemed to be the new look of the year. Annette Bening in Tom Ford, Angelina Jolie again in Atelier Versace and even Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive. All in all, my favorite thing about the Golden Globes is of course the dresses but also the movies and TV shows. I watch allot of both so this was a triple threat night. Congratulations for Glee, Black Swan, The Social Network and The Kids are Alright for their multiple wins. A fun night and some interesting water cooler talk the next day. XX Halle Berry
Vintage Yves St Laurent
Oscar De La Renta
Viktor & Rolf
Vintage Nina Ricci
Max Azria Atelier