I’m going to be honest with you, I almost didn’t make this post. Not because I didn’t have the time or something but simply because I wasn’t feeling it. There were some OK looks but compared to previous years it was actually a lot “meh”. No Rihanna, no Beyoncé (she was the opening performer so she skipped red carpet, she later appeared in a stunning Michael Costello during the show) no Miley Cyrus to gossip over, Rita Ora looking beautiful and classy in Lanvin but there was nothing to freak out about. Most talked about woman was pregnant Ciara in a custom made Emilio Pucci sequinned gown, looking truly radiant. Then Taylor Swift came (later on her crazy hair joined the act too) with a chainmail, super glamourous Gucci and won the night. I really can not stand her or her music or especially her dance moves in award shows (she looks like my grandma trying to rap) but the hell she looks good.
Still though, I wasn’t convinced to do the post, I need at least 5 good looks to make it worth the effort. However I wasn’t thinking about the guys, the guys! Jared Leto and his beautiful ombre hair, a very much cleaned up super cute Macklemore in a velvet teal suit, Daft Punk and their ah-mazing boots and gloves, Steven Tyler and his all white look, Lars Ulrich‘s crazy cool outfit (hot couple alert) and of course, Pharell Williams and his Smokey the Bear hat. Oh that hat, which already has its own Twitter acount.
To hand it to some ladies who managed to avoid that artist zestlessness – Iggy Azalea in a dreamy Elie Saab, Alicia Keys rocking a blue plunging neckline, Pink trying out a red gown for the first time (though her mind blowing performance really outdid everything else) two Annas (Anna Kendrick and Anna Faris) looking good (it’s no surprise that they are both actresses). Oh BTW, remember that Valentino music notes gown that we saw 3 days ago on the runway? It turns out they shipped that thing out right after the show because Katy Perry was indeed wearing it. And it wasn’t as dreamy as it sounds.
For years I thought that NYE is supposed to be a day that we should have THE MOST fun. What we are going to do on that night was the cause of big fights among our friends so after a while it became meaningless. Now all it just is an excuse to get together with all my friends who just want to get together. And I don’t care if we are having the most fun at the best party with the most amazing Instagram photos because I refuse to get sucked into this pressure and FOMO. Guys, we already missed Studio 54 days, there isn’t anything in this world that would make me want to be there instead of our small local bar with my friends. The spirit is always up for grabs though; so I wish you a genuinely fun NYE and an even more wonderful 2014 where you always party like it’s 54.
You’ve probably already seen the winter cover of i-D featuring one of the best winks of all time, Kate Moss looking at us through her 1995 Calvin Klein ad photographed by Craig McDean. If you haven’t seen the cover, or didn’t care about it, or you don’t even recognize that photo – I recommend don’t waste your time reading the rest of the post because it’s purely about worshipping Kate Moss and my sacred book is made of her photos from 90′s.
Today, after a friend told me that her friend saw and met Kate Moss at a house party in Istanbul couple of days ago (?!?!?!, right??) I suddenly had a rush of feelings, I remembered how crazy I was for Kate Moss. And not just during my childhood, in 2006 when I was studying German at Goethe Institut in Bonn, they asked us to tell a story about our icon. When I finished my short paragraph about Kate the Great, people were looking at me blankly. First I thought it was my awful German, but then I realized nobody knew her. NOBODY! That’s probably one of the main reasons I’ve hated German and didn’t continue the courses. Something like that would never happen in a French course, right?
I am going to start a campaign to raise money for the “bring either Gwyneth Paltrow or Cate Blanchett to TV” fund or I’m going to die from the stuffiness of the next Emmy Award red carpet. The fact that the most talked about event of the night being Claire Danes’ faux bob or 13 year old Kiernan Shipka being the best dressed of the night (in a floral Delpozo dress) explains a lot, I think. Lots of boobs, lots of mermaid tails, lots of bows and frills; and a clear color card with rose and ice blue as winners.
Anna Faris was the only person who opted for a bright yellow gown, and she managed to ruin it with her horrible hair and make up choice. I mean, after a night where January Jones (yes, January Jones) looked implausibly flabby in a nude Givenchy (yes, Givenchy!) gown and the worst dressed of the night was Amanda Peet in Erdem (yes, she somehow managed to make Erdem look like a bad victorian play costume) I can only be so cheerful. Click through to see all the looks from 65th Primetime Emmy Awards and read my even more depressing comments…
Is it going to end, ever? Does Cannes Film Festival always last this long or they made some sort of fete this year just for the red carpet? I’m not kicking up a stink though; it’s appealing to my soft couture spot, giving a me a new post opportunity and my only complaint is I can not figure out who I love the most. First world problems…
BTW I’ve decided that Olga Sorokina is my favourite new celebrity – and I’ve found out that I don’t like Marion Cotillard as much (as I did before) because of her constant “I doesn’t even want to be here and I hate you all you poor bitches” look. And I’m so sick of her and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior – ALL THE TIME! I know you have a contract with an astronomical price but for god’s sake it’s BOOORIING. Dior is precious when you opt for it once in a while, like Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan etc.
Last but not least, I don’t know what has happened to Jessica Chastain‘s style sense, or her will to live, but apparently Cannes air is not good for her. To see the rest of the Cannes red carpet from the weekend and day 6, click through!