And The Oscar Goes To Ida for the best Foreign Film …
This year Oscars – Academy Awards is very special to me. There were 5 film nominations for my native country Poland. I was co closely crossing my fingers for Ida to win and was so ecstatic to see Director Pawel Pawlikowski on the stage receiving the honors of golden Oscar statue from the hands of Nicole Kidman. This is a historic moment for Poland honoring for the first time Polish cinematography. Pawel Pawlikowski with his eloquent speech and sense of humor had the audience in his pocket within minutes. Hollywood stars were laughing and applauding him. Even signs of wrapping up his speech with disturbing music didn’t intimidate to rush him off the stage. I was so proud for my native country man to be so honored by the Academy.
Each year there is a big focus on what stars are wearing on the red carpet. If you happened to tune in this past weekend for the 87th Academy Awards then you are well aware that the fashion was at an all time high. Here are a few of my favorite looks:
Julianne Moore won best actress for her film, “Still Alice.” And according to many, she may have won best dressed too. Who was the designer, you ask? It was the infamous Karl Lagerfeld. After approving his very first sketch, Moore entrusted Lagerfeld for her big night. 987 hours and 80,000 hand-painted sequins later, Lagerfeld proved with the one-of-a-kind gown that he always pulls through. And to top it all off, Moore’s win earned her an extra five years of life! Yes, you heard that right. According to her winning speech, if you win an Oscar you gain five years of life. Wouldn’t that be nice!
One of my personal favorite dresses of the night was the black and silver metallic Armani Privé gown worn by the amazing Naomi Watts. Watts starred in the film that won best picture, “Birdman,” and she was clearly ready for the win. I’m not always won for too much glitz but this long, chic look with the sequined band and dark lip color was nothing short of glamorous. That’s two wins for Watts! Check out her look here:
Another honorable mention, Lupita Nyong’o and her Calvin Klein pearls. Reportedly her dress had over 6,000 pearls. It was stunning to say the least but if you’ve ever worn pearls, a necklace perhaps, you must be wondering what we all are: how heavy was that dress? According to an interview on the red carpet, the gown was surprisingly comfortable, even to sit in. Let’s hope so, because I can only assume that gown cost her quite the pretty penny. Comfort or not, Nyong’o was easily one of the most talked about looks of the night. You must see it here:
So what was your favorite look of the night?
P.S. As always I would like to hear from you about your fashion picks or gown suggestions? Share your tips, comments, and suggestions with the rest of us