Monday, January 12, 2009

Thrice Around the Globe

So Mickey Rourke thanked his dogs during his Golden Globe acceptance speech last night. Now Mookie and Nigel are all miffed that Amy and I haven't ever won a major award on television so we can acknowledge them.

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Then the LA Times fashion report finished its wrap-up as follows:

Kristin Scott Thomas (in Lanvin) accessorized her deliciously draped taupe dress with almost $1.5-million worth of Martin Katz jewelry in a brooch, bracelets, earrings and a 15-carat Cognac diamond ring. But her makeup was recession-sensitive.

"We did a '40s-style look, which is actually wartime makeup," says makeup artist Vanessa Scali, who gave Thomas a strong lip and clean eyes. "In a strange way, it's a nod to what's happening today."

In the end, being in touch meant striking the right balance of conscious glamour. If you piled on the priceless jewels, you laid off the dramatic makeup. If nothing else, lately we've learned that you can't -- in good taste -- have it all.

OK, I guess it's my fault for reading the story in the first place. But it's good to know when the economy is bad it's fine to drape yourself with a healthy Lotto's worth of jewels as long as you don't wear too much make-up. (Yeah, that probably means wearing enough make-up to make it look like you're not wearing make-up, but I was a bit too young for that Bowie phase and now too old for Carmindy to do me any good.)

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So the Hollywood Foreign Press Association finally recognized what the discerning among us have known for years--Kate Winslet has a pair of Golden Globes.

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Blogger Mike said...

finally recognized what the discerning among us have known for years--Kate Winslet has a pair of Golden Globes.

George, you didn't just go there, did you?

(He did go there, didn't he?)

3:28 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Also, judging by that acceptance speech, she's kind of bugnut crazy. Rickey likes crazy.

5:20 AM  
Blogger George said...

I went there, Mike. Somehow beat Ben Varkentine to it, too.

Of course, he might have more class than I do.

9:44 AM  

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