Photo from the LIFE Archive, William Vandivert, 1943
Actually, I just want this 18k gold plated, reproduction vintage bracelet from J.Crew for $55, so then maybe I can feel like I have a boat and a pool boy.
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.
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:
I was not a fan of Kate Winslet’s dress, but I am a big fan of hers. I am happy she won. Which dresses did you love? Hate?
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.
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?