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And the winner is…

Ah The Oscars. Usually I’m very excited about them but this year, for one reason or another I haven’t managed to see very many of the films nominated so feel somewhat clueless about who should or shouldn’t have won an award. However, I still enjoyed eyeing up the fashion. I love a good dress and The Oscars is the ultimate ceremony when a girl can really go for it, wear the gown of their dreams (given to them or made for them for free!) and make a real statement.

In 2012, it was a little bit too safe for my liking. I think I was missing Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman as they always bring the glamour. But, in saying that, hands down my winner was Michelle Williams. Yay!! I love her style and she nearly always gets it right with her choices. This time, it was perfect!

A close second was Guiliana Rancic, who is a TV presenter for E! Entertainment. She was working that night but turned up looking more stunning than most of the actresses nominated. And tying with her would have to be George Clooney’s arm candy, Stacy Keibler. Again, not nominated but looked so good!

Noted a lack of necklaces which annoyed me as I do like a bit of jewellery darling! And as I rambled on to my hubby- “If I go to the Oscars..” he interrupts ‘You mean when you go to the Oscars’, I laughed, corrected, “Yes sorry, WHEN I go to the Oscars, I wouldn’t wear something like that!” And he would of course be my date haha…you never know. I definitely have some drama in me.

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Fun and eco-friendly bag

Came across these sweet bags on the Young British Designers website and thought they were fun. Made from natural cotton AND only £20. If you haven’t visited this website, you should- it’s filled with fashion products from emerging designers and trendsetters. Always good to support up and coming talent!

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Not all golden at the globes

To sum up my thoughts on the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards from Sunday night- disappointing. I recorded and watched the red carpet and ceremony on Monday, and have been looking at various photos and opinions on the fashion and ceremony.

My first disappointment was in host, Ricky Gervais. After last years slating monologues I had big expectations that once again he would fill the room with gasps as the A-list egos trembled at his feet. This year however, I felt that his jokes weren’t so funny and he had definitely toned down his digs, pandering to the celebs and their egos. Such a shame.

Second, the fashion. Overall I think it was a good night, no total disasters (or as Andre Leon-Talley might say dreckitude) but no one really wowed me either. It was all a little dull.

I think my top picks were: Charlize Theron, Julianna Margulies, Rooney Mara, Sofia Vergara and Salma Hayek.

Oh so close…Zooey Deschanel. I love this girl and her quirky, fresh style but I think the hair was too done and if she’d put it up, it could have really shown off the back. Another almost and fashion crush of mine, Michelle Williams. I like that she tries new things and mixes them with stunning vintage pieces. I loved her dress, the texture and colour but I think the headband was one accessory too many.

And the worst for me was…Sarah Michelle Gellar. It did not work on her or on the red carpet. It was bright but a bit boring, too much fabric and the shape has been done to death.

So all in all- dull and disappointing! I love it when someone gets us talking like January Jones’s 2010 Emmy dress in bright blue. I loved it but it polarised opinions. And I never thought I’d say it but I think I miss Helena Bonham Carter! I want to see mismatched shoes and crazy hair haha that’s what the awards season is about.

Let’s hope that the celebs step up their game for the Oscars in Feb!

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Red or Yellow?

So my search for my next favourite handbag is ON. I love accessories but am very selective, I have to find ‘the one’ before I actually buy. The last time I bought myself a handbag was….ah seriously can’t remember! I don’t think I have bought one so far in 2011! (Don’t feel too sorry for me though as my amaze-balls best friends bought me a lovely handbag for my b’day in February.)

I’ve been browsing online for weeks to find my next ‘one’. My hubby and I are headed to Paris in 3 weeks so I would love to have a chic new addition to my wardrobe.

My go-to shopping tool is ShopStyle so if you haven’t checked it out before- do! I have the i-phone app which is great for some mindless browsing if I’ve some spare time.

Using the website, I found a handbag from Topshop that I think could be my next purchase but just one problem…which colour?

Suggestions on a postcard :)

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