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Why I Think Hollywood Shouldn’t Wear Black

6 Jan

LBDThe Golden Globes kick off Awards Show season in Hollywood this Sunday. They’ve always been my favorite. Round tables with booze and food = way more entertaining than theatre-style seating. But this year stands to be a little different.

I have no desire to preach or educate anyone on Hollywood here. If you don’t know about all the misconduct accusations revealed last year, you can start by googling Harvey Weinstein. Like so many other examples of vile human acts (sexism, racism, etc.), none of this is new. It’s merely being gradually uncovered and brought to light for the world to watch. Ironically like a typical Hollywood drama. 

Of course it isn’t just about Hollywood… though no other industry is as intoxicated by power. My hope is that moving forward sexual threats, assaults, harassment, and even propositions won’t be deemed as acceptable and just a necessary evil of career advancement for women. Perhaps men will think twice now.

And I don’t agree that, “It’s hard to be a man now.” Sorry Dave Chappelle. Nobody is taking anything away. We’re simply asking men to be better. Take responsibility. Exercise respect. All things we learned back in Kindergarten… after not to run with scissors or eat the paste in Art Room.

Circling back to the Golden Globes, word has it there’s going to be a fashion Blackout. Those participating will wear all black in an act of solidarity and protest against years of unacknowledged sexual harassment in the boy’s club that is Hollywood culture.

I like the idea. For the most part. I believe if you’ve worked hard enough and gained the acclaim to be on that red carpet, you should be able to use the platform however you want. Fashion, politics, weed dispensaries, who you want to win, what you ate for breakfast… It’s all good to me.

The only thing I don’t get is, Why black? Are we mourning those who’ve been exposed and ousted? Most sexual assault victims spend enough time trying to stay in the shadows and not draw too much attention to themselves. So why pick a dark color?

Some male actors apparently want to show their support, too. Which is great! But by wearing black? What color tux did you wear last year?

We’ll find out tomorrow if it’s even happening… but going off the rumor mill for tonight, I wish the ringleaders would have chosen a color that really makes a statement. Something that says victims aren’t ashamed or keeping quiet any longer. Like red to say, I too am mad and disgusted. Or shiny silver to say, I’m shining a light on this sh*t. Which isn’t to suggest that men wear red or silver tuxes, but they could easily throw on a supportive colored tie or handkerchief.

See, Dave. Not hard to be a man.


Final Note to Dave Chappelle… who doesn’t read his fan mail, let alone an LA beauty blog: Welcome back. I admittedly cringed a few times during your Netflix specials … but your bits about the Oscars, voting in Ohio, and the backpack… well, those were comedy gold.


6 Best Golden Globes 1-Liners

13 Jan

Yep, I had my Golden Globe Awards fashion favorites last night — Kate Beckinsale, Naomi Watts, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence (sans the lipstick!). 

But my real faves came from the content, rather than the red carpet.

Here are 6 favorite 1-liners from the evening’s hosts – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler:

  1. “It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float off into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.” – Tina Fey on “Gravity”
  2. Matt, on any other night in any other room, you would be a big deal. But tonight — and don’t take this the wrong way — you’re basically a garbage person.” – Amy Poehler, on Matt Damon
  3. “For his role in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ he lost 45 pounds, or what actresses would call being in a movie.” – Tina Fey, on Matthew McConaughey
  4. “‘Masters of Sex’ is the degree I got from Boston College.” – Amy Poehler
  5. “And now, like a super model’s vagina, let’s all give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio.” – Tina Fey
  6. “We’re gonna get this show done in three hours, or as Martin Scorsese calls it, Act One.” – Tina Fey



Hollywood Goes Vegas

14 Jan

I swear I’m not a hater. I love a good fashion risk.

But last Imagenight’s Golden Globes gowns were beyond disappointing. What’s with so many  gorgeous girls wearing garb that best resembles what my grandmother used to pack for her Ladies’ Weekends at Caesars Palace?

Who said it was okay for the season’s most fun awards show to go gawdy?

On the flip side –in my opinion- Megan Fox, Katharine McPhee, Allison Williams, Salma Hayek  and Kerry Washington brought good ol’ fabulous Hollywood glam to the red carpet.

Okay, rant over.Image

…but pregnant or not, are peplums really a thing again?

Okay NOW it’s over.