Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I’ve definitely been watching Michelle Obama’s fashion choices. It’s hard not to when it’s constantly being analyzed. I guess that’s because it’s true how you dress says a lot about you.
Last night as President Barack Obama addressed Congress, Michelle was wearing a plum sleeveless dress. When the camera scanned up to her in the crowd, I was surprised. I myself would never have the confidence to wear a sleeveless dress while sitting amongst Congress.
I sometimes have second thoughts about wearing something sleeveless in front of my grandparents. And if I do during winter, I usually have to listen to everyone saying, “Aren’t you cold?”
I am not saying I am opposed to it. It definitely made an impression. It put a lot of focus on her arms, which are toned and muscular even. If anything it made her look strong. She takes risks, and I like it.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
So, you already know how I feel about Penelope. Here are some other things I noticed on Sunday. Statement Jewlery. Amy Adams wore this red dress, which looked good at some angles, but I am not a fan of the black piping. The necklace by Fred Leighton, however, was a show stopper.
Angelina Jolie is simple in black. Although, did you notice the slit and the sheer fabric covering it? It is subtle, but it definitely adds a sexy edge. The jewlery is also very important here. Look at the almost opaque dangly green earrings. I loved those.
Others I loved:
Penelope Cruz, now Academy Award winning actress, found her red carpet dress 8 years ago. When I first saw the white vintage Pierre Balmain gown, I thought it was a little matrimonial. Taking some closer looks I really think she was able to pull it off. I even think she looked a little bit like Audrey Hepburn with the bangs, and with the dress I think she was channeling a more classic vibe. Yay for her! I am a big fan.
Friday, February 20, 2009
It is quite the happy friday, mostly because I don't have any road trips to make and no plans are set in stone. It is kind of nice to have a weekend like this every once in a while. One thing I am going to do for sure is watch the Academy Awards show. I would have to say that I kept up pretty well with all of the nominees. One movie I just saw was The Visitor, which came out in the beginning of last year. I thought it was one of the best movies I saw from last year and Richard Jenkins, who was nominated for best actor, was amazing in it. My friend Dennis and I were talking and he brought up the fact that most good movies don't come out until the end of the year because they want to be fresh in the Academy's mind when it comes time to vote. This puts us in a frenzy to see all of the good movies practically all at once. Instead of having a full year of really good movies, we get two months. It's kind of not fair. Any thoughts? Is there a better way to do this?
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
J.Crew has always been there for us, providing the classics every year with little twists along the way. It’s no surprise that Michelle Obama dons the clothing, as they seem to epitomize this Jackie Kennedy persona. Now, other famous people seem to be accepting J.Crew as their source for putting together an ensemble worthy of the most fashionable events and places, such as the red carpet. Robin Roberts from ABC's Good Morning America may wear J.Crew's Coral Halter Gown to the Academy Awards (found at J.Crew Aficionado). I love J.Crew and their styles seem to never fail. What do you think about someone wearing J.Crew on the red carpet? Will this increase in popularity give them the right to sell their clothes at much higher prices? Will they change their image to outfit this new group of consumers?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Everything in the store had this whimsical beauty about it. This was definitely one of my favorite stops in Columbus even though I could only afford the bar of soap.
I have decided not to make any changes. The reason I love writing on my blog is because it has no restrictions. So, my blog is going to be whatever I want it to be. I am going to return soon to talk about my travels to Columbus. Thank you for your comments and advice.
Photo found on Something Borrowed.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Photo courtesy of Condé Nast Store.
I will be away for a while revamping The Cosmopolitan Clevelander. I may change the name, the purpose, and the focus of this blog to fill a specific niche on the Internet. Sticking with the theme of worldliness it might transform into a travel and global culture site. Please leave your feedback on this change. I want to know what you are looking for and what you liked about The Cosmopolitan Clevelander thus far. Please leave your email address in the comments section if you want me to email you when I return.