All the babes at Cannes

Oh hey there! Long time, no write. Or is it long time, no type? Either way, it’s been a cool minute since I last clicked the clacking keyboard and poured out my brain to you diligent followers. My apologies!

Let’s see, since I last blogged, I have started a job search, started an apartment search, held multiple showings at my old lovely apartment, found a new apartment, moved, and held a housewarming party.

Oh, the joys of life…yay!

But, let’s get back to the reason for which I had to make 3 password attempts: CANNES!

I would love it if I were somehow able to one day attend Cannes, but it’s not like I have a well written, soon to be highly acclaimed screenplay sitting on my desk at home. Nor do I have an amazing, gut-wrenching movie just chilling on my laptop’s hard drive. So, I must lurk the interwebs and drool over Getty images.

** Side note** Let’s remember to circle back to the awesome FX miniseries about the Getty family/grandson kidnapping called TRUST later.

So, as I was saying, I should be at Cannes, but instead, I am sitting in my office on JHU’s Homewood campus, staring out the window at the crappy, dreary weather. Life is not fair.

So far, my hands down favorite look from Cannes is Thandie Newton’s Star Wars dress at the film’s premiere at the festival.

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(Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for Disney)
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(Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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(Photo credit should read John Rasimus / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

In all honesty, the entire crew polished up real nice for the red carpet.

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Chewbacca, Donald Glover, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Ron Howard, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Joonas Suotamo and Simon Emanuel. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
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(Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for Disney)
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(Photo credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
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(Photo credit: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

 

Now on to the other show stoppers at Cannes.

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Jasmine Tookes (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Sofia Boutella (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
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Helen Mirren (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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Chris Lee (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Cate Blanchett (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
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Lupita Nyong’o (Plaire, Aimer Et  (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
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Bruna Marquezine(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Julianne Moore  (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Winnie Harlow (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering)
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VMAs 2013: My Eyes Cannot Unsee What They Have Seen

So, last night were the VMAs and like many kind folk, I was ready to (hopefully) enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun. I had recently got home from “running” a 5k and after showering and decompressing, I laid on my bed, dark chocolate Magnum ice cream bar in hand, and turned to MTv. Little did I know what lay ahead on the 2013 VMAs.

Like any red blooded American woman-of-a-certain-age, I was very much looking forward to the rumored NSYNC performance/reunion. Robin Thicke was performing, Lady Gaga was going to be doing stuff, and Katy Perry was slated to continue to force her music down our throats-this time from under a bridge! I hadn’t realized that Miley Cyrus was going to sing to twerk at the show. Had I known this, I would have adverted my eyes and found an eyelash that needed to be plucked. ANYTHING would have been better than sitting through THAT. Why Robin Thicke? Whyyyyy? 

I believe the whole world had this collective reaction:

ImageLiam, there is still time to walk away. This chick will totally disrupt the soothing calm that lays deep within your beautiful, beautiful eyes. In other words, chick is crazy. Sorry, not sorry.

Now, in more enjoyable, less traumatizing other news, Justin Timberlake got the Video Vanguard award. I mean, it was cool and all to see him perform like 20 songs for half an hour (wish I had known that was going to happen before I paid $125 for his Legends of Summer tour, but whatever).  However, the dude is only like 32 years old. He’s got another album coming out in a month. Shouldn’t awards like this be given at the end of one’s career and not during? But, hey, it got NSYNC back together, for albeit 5 minutes. IT. WAS. WORTH. IT.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis preached about equality and got J-Hud to join in and shut it down. And oh yea, Kanye danced in front of a screen and Drake did some things. Performances aside, VMA fashion is always a topic trending the next day. I mean, no one wore a meat dress this year. And Lil Kim “contained” her assets this time around, but there were still some distinctive outfits.

2013 VMAs Best Dressed:

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Holland Roden in Naeem Khan
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis…Really wish Ryan had at least tried, but Macklemore makes up for him. This time.
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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton in Lever Couture

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Shailene Woodley

Honorable Mentions:

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Danity Kane- they’re baaaack!
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Selena Gomez in Versace
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Allison Wiliams in Valentino
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Jennifer Hudson in Dior

Alright kiddies, that’s all I got. Till next time.