The Oscars – The 87th Academy Awards Best Dressed 2015

So it all went down last night at The Oscars, quite literally, the tent leaked a miniature flood and The Grand Budapest Hotel wiped the floor with everyone. But we’re not about hate, at least not in the top section. Hate is for the worst dressed celebs of last nights classy event, but that’s a different post. But we’ll keep it positive first, so first

Christopher Polk|Getty Images
Christopher Polk|Getty Images

SOPHIE HUNTER IN LANVIN

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch, and their tiny bump. Debuting marital bliss these wonderful Brits looked every inch the ultimate family. I think the picture speaks for itself, plus Sophie looked seriously stunning in a beautiful Lanvin design and to be honest I’m not surprised Benny Cumberbatch couldn’t take his eyes of her.


Reese Witherspoon Tom Ford - Getty Images
Reese Witherspoon Tom Ford – Getty Images

REESE WITHERSPOON IN TOM FORD

If anyone was just slightly annoyed at how much work I had to put in to finding out “Who” Reese was wearing last night it would be me. Her #AskHerMore campaign is great, but honestly just tell us you were wearing Tom Ford first, and then be all sly about it. Either way though, this is one heck of a dress which is sure to remain iconic for years to come.


Cate Blanchett in John Galliano for Maison Margiela with Tiffany &Co Necklace | Jordan Strauss Invasion, AP
Cate Blanchett in John Galliano for Maison Margiela with Tiffany &Co Necklace | Jordan Strauss Invasion, AP

 CATE BLANCHETT IN JOHN GALLIANO

When I saw Cate standing on the red carpet, on my laptop whilst stuffing myself with caffeine to get through the night I was just in awe. Her elegant John Galliano dress for Maison Margiela is beautiful but to add that bold turquoise Tiffany&Co necklace was pure genius. It lifts everything, the colour of her skin, it balances out her shoulders, and just adds a bit of Pizzazz to a dress that would otherwise be constituted as lovely but boring. She just looks simply wonderful.


Anna Kendrick in Thakoon| Steven GranitzWireImage
Anna Kendrick in Thakoon| Steven GranitzWireImage

ANNA KENDRICK IN THAKOON

To me, Anna Kendrick’s can do no wrong, and this dress just proves it. My first thought as I saw her arrive was, “No Anna, no!” I really believed this dress would be the wrong everything for her. That the colour would drain her away and that she might end up tripping over on the longness of it all but she didn’t. The peachy colour of the dress is super stunning and her petite frame really carries off this dress to perfection. The elegant neckline with a bit of a sexy key hole front adds to this dresses overall wonderfulness. I love it, the girl did good!


Rosmund Pike in Givenchy| Getty Images
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy| Getty Images

ROSAMUND PIKE IN GIVENCHY

Please give me the courage to find this dress, steal it, diet enough to get into it and then wear it every day and every night until I die or get sent to prison for theft. I can’t get enough of the sexiest sophisticated dress I saw on the red carpet last night. This is just exquisite, and with its waist clinching belt and panels and the thigh-high split this dress literally can do no wrong on Rosamund’s body. Plus the intricate pattern design is literally perfect for this nominee.


Kiera Knightley in Valentino|Kevin Marzue Wire Image
Kiera Knightley in Valentino|Kevin Marzur Wire Image

KIERA KNIGHTLEY IN VALENTINO

A baby bump on the way, no problem if you’ve got somewhere to go just dress like Kiera. It was another moment of is this dress actually you. I was a bit stumped at first, but the more I saw of this beautiful tulle dress which literally makes Knightley look like a fairy princess I just wanted to see more. Valentino did a fantastic job when this gown was designed. It’s wonderful.


Emma Stone in Elie Saab| picture Vogue.com
Emma Stone in Elie Saab| picture Vogue.com

EMMA STONE IN ELIE SAAB

I salute you Emma, you look fantastic and the colour choice is so bold and beautiful. The beading is magical and the pattern in which the dress is beaded kind of reminds me of a cheetah or some sort of wild African animal. Featuring a very risqué thigh split and complete open back this celery coloured dress just oozed sophistication and to my mind a bit of boho-ness from Emma. This dress is perfection and so literally is Emma, who graciously didn’t win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.


Jennifer Hudson in Romona Keveza| Getty Images
Jennifer Hudson in Romona Keveza| Getty Images

JENNIFER HUDSON IN ROMONA KEVEZA

Wow. Is there any other word to describe this butter yellow, sunshine-filled dress which Jennifer Hudson donned to the Oscars last night. She just looks breathtaking. It’s simple and elegant and most celebrities would have picked it in a muted tone but nope, not old Jennifer. This colour is just beautiful paired with her skin tone and she looks flawless. She also happens to be my new desktop background? Too much?


Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent| Kevin Mazur WireImage
Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent| Kevin Mazur WireImage

MARGOT ROBBIE IN SAINT LAURENT

I want to wear this dress. I know I can’t but I would like to, a lot. Margot Robbie was one of the first celebrities I saw arrive on my TV following of the red carpet last night but she is one of the most memorable. Flawless, sophisticated but slightly edgy with her pretty jewels and plunge neckline and sheer sleeves. Definitely worthy of an Oscar itself that dress.


Of course there were so many others who looked beautiful on the red carpet last night, but I have neither the time or patience to sit and write about everyone so I’ll just leave it with these beauties?

Who were your favourites?

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

So you’ll never guess what I happened to go and see last night at the cinema. Apart from the obviousness of the title, of course which actually tells you the name of the film. All I can say is go, go, go immediately, at this present time and watch the new film.

I’m not going to review the film, as for me that could lead to spoilers and that is not my ultimate goal. Instead I’ve decided to just share with you a piece of music from the film. Sung by Jennifer Lawrence this song is hauntingly perfect for this film, and as the tension builds it forced me into tears. Moving.

The Heat is pretty cool!

So tonight I was lucky enough to go to the cinema with my flatmate Jemma who blogs at TheAvenue92, if you haven’t read it yet you should she’s an incredible writer!

Anyway the point of this blog is to tell you about The Heat without obviously giving too much away about the plot and ending and all of the annoying things reviews usually give away which make you think the film is then not worth watching. This is not really a review, but it’s just something to do with the movie.

The Heat 2013 film large movie poster malaysia

The Heat, with the beautifully designed movie cover as shown above, is a comedy film starring and showcasing the incredible talents of Sandra Bullock (one of my all time favourite actresses) and one of my new favourites, after her role in Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy.

This comic action film written by Katie Dippold, one of Interview magazine’s: “13 People To Look Out For In 2013” and directed by Paul Feig who not only directed Bridesmaids but was Sabrina The Teenage Witch’s science teacher.

What a ridiculously small world.

We got in for a bargain £3.25, as it was the last night of the film’s showing. Woohoo! When I tell you there were only six of us in the theatre, I am not lying – everyone of my obnoxiously loud laughs were massive and couldn’t be blamed on someone else. With our bags of pre-purchased sweeties and crisps which we snuck in, we upgraded ourselves to Premier VIP seating just because we could.

The film was an absolute cracker with Bullock and McCarthy’s role being creative, loveable and most importantly for me credible. They have a connection which they were able to exploit to the fullest and the chemistry between the two characters was pretty unreal. They made everything work – from the drunken dance antics (which I were told later were completely freestyle) to the handing over of a hugemongus giant ginger moggy called Pumpkin.

Pumpkin the muggy
Pumpkin the muggy

This film was an incredible pick me-up and it just worked so well. The two who play a ‘gangster-styled’ cop (McCarthy) and ‘poker up the ass’ FBI agent (Bullock) worked magic for the camera. The differences between them were played up and allowed the development of the plot to work in their favour.

The main concept of the plot is that there’s a drug villain mysteriously and somewhat bizarrely known as Larkin. The characters Mullins (McCarthy) and Ashburne (Bullocks) must learn to work together, as they put themselves in compromising situations, and try and take this Larkin down. When Mullins family is targeted for some reason I will not divulge here, it basically makes the two leads into tremendous badasses, which means the film ends….

So, as it’s a comedy it should work out, right? Does it? Well, you will have to buy it on October 17 to find out.

Here is the trailer for the film, now bloody watch it: