I hope you are taking your vitamins and doing your exercises, dear readers, because you will need to keep your strength up; Film festival season is upon us and there will be thousands of feet of red carpet to walk before we arrive at the end. I'd like to suggest you wear sneakers on this arduous journey but, of course, that would be ludicrous!
Now let's begin our warm up session by looking at a few favorites from the Venice and Deauville film festivals. Diane Kruger's Charlotte Olympia lucite clutch (above) is definitely getting my heart rate up. In fact, it is stirring up a powerful storm of emotions within me and prevailing among these is covetousness. I may need to take more than my vitamins in order to get that bag off my mind. Let's zoom out and ogle the entire look:
I rarely support a sheer gown however, master that Elie Saab is, has given us something compelling here. D. Kruger's superlative genetics certainly advance this look but all of the gown's components have inherent strength - the jeweled hearts, the black/red color combination, the thick velvet belt, and last but not least, the glorious CAPE:
I'm also smitten with Amy Adams in Tom Ford:
I concede that it's a very SAFE move to wear a metallic to an awards show but this gown is exponentially more than it's hue - the cut, the drape, the fit, and the shine are perfectly suited to Amy who proved during her American Hustle days that she does disco like no one else. I want to place an Oscar in her hand and call it a day. She may not have that Oscar (yet) but I am still calling it a day.