Golden Globes Tidbits
January 14, 2013
My favorite local clotheshorse Taylor Swift was wearing a shade of Donna Karan eggplant that shall live on forever in my memory. Aubergine! Yes!
Cathy Horyn at the NYT (google this!) was complaining that the women looked vulnerable and trapped in their gowns. Whatever! It’s the RED CARPET! This is what these women do, and they’re not idiots. Kristen Stewart takes off her shoes mid-premiere. I think most actors are game for it all. If they’re really miserable about it, they stay home.
Cannot possibly link to all the magnificent wardrobe moments, but just go to people.com and wallow in the beautiful discomfort of it all.
I thought Jodie Foster was very moving, once I caught the current she was riding. A mix of confident and nervous. I loved her boys so much.
Lena Dunham. I am still on the fence about Lena Dunham. I watched the first season of Girls, back to back, in a flu-enhanced fog, and I was left with the feeling that I’d seen a lot of flesh that I didn’t really want to see. I understand what she’s doing, and I respect it, and a lot of the time it’s really, really funny. She is unusually honest in just about every way. But I think she goes to the flesh option too often. It’s too easy to do, gets such an instant reaction. You can explore the awkwardness and unpleasantness of sex without illustrating it.
Also, and I know this is deeply controversial, but it comes from a person whose pain threshold and general wimpiness mean she doesn’t have pierced ears or contact lenses: I don’t like her ink. I know it’s illustrations from children’s books, but I can’t tell which ones. AT LEAST FOOTNOTE YOUR TATTOOS, LENA! NEED A BIBLIOGRAPHY OVER HERE.
If I were going to ink myself, I’d go for a pattern. Something in here. You don’t want to get too literal with the ink–it’s human wallpaper that I’d want. Decorate thyself!
Finally, I did yeoman’s work on my Thorn shawl. For those wondering how the second skein of yarn is looking–the one with the flashes of chartreuse?
In the olden days, I’d photoshop a red line halfway down this photo to show you where the second skein starts. Imagine one! But you can see clearly where the light blips are showing up. I am not necessarily loving this, but I am finding it very authentic, and maybe on the day after the Golden Globes, when Jodie Foster was reminding us about the need for keepin’ it real, that’s enough.