Monday, February 28, 2011

The Green Room at the Oscars

Did you spend time an inordinate amount of time on the couch yesterday afternoon/evening, in sweats with your hair in a messy bun, drinking non-alcoholic beer due to being 7.5 months pregnant & critiquing some of the most glamourous people in the Hollywood while you yourself looked an absolute mess? If your name is Julia A.C. Smith you would raise your hand & proudly say, "yes, indeedie".

It was fun to see all that over-the-top glam & glitz. Here are a few of my faves:

{ Jennifer Hudson }

Jennifer was on some taste-makers' worst-dressed lists but I think the colour of her Versace dress suited her skin tone & the style showed off her new svelte curves PERFECTLY. Stunning.

{ Camilla Alves }

Camilla looked amazing. Well, she IS breathtakingly gorgeous so it's hard to imagine her looking anything but beautiful... but still!!! Classic black dress, simple jewelery, hair in a chignon... what's to argue with here?

{ Helen Mirren }

I loved Helen's dress & her banter with Russell Brand. HILARIOUS. I've never really checked out Vivienne Westwood but if Helen's dress is any indication it is lovely stuff.

I didn't love Gwyneth Paltrow's look or Reese Witherspoons's get-up:

{ Gwyneth Paltrow }

I thought Gwyneth looked too monochromatic. Her hair, skin, dress all kind of blended together too much for me. A lot of critics really liked her outfit, though.

{ Reese Witherspoon }

And Reese was appropriate in her dress but I didn't like that fake fall of 60's hair. Too muchy.

So, down to interior design. What did you think of the Green Room this year?

{ Green Room ~ 2010 Academy Awards }

The Green Room is where presenters & performers relax & rehearse prior to showtime. It was designed by Roger Thomas who is the designer for Stephen Wynn & his hotels. Apparently he wanted it to reflect a 1930's vibe & he combined traditional lines of the furniture with outdoor fabrics by Sunbrella & interior furnishings by Roche Bobois & exterior furniture by Restoration Hardware. I got a kick out of this day bed upholstered in Sumbrella & sketched on with a Sharpie:

{ Sharpie-sketched daybed }

I'm not sure how fond I am of the decor of the Green Room. It's a bit too formal for me. But I certainly wouldn't have turned down an invite to be a fly on the wall yesterday afternoon & evening!

1 comment:

  1. dont' like Reese Witherspoon's dress-looks very 90s. But I love LOVE love Camilla Alves whole ensemble. I want that dress!!!!