…And I’d Like To Thank The Academy

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The Academy Awards…a nod to the glimmer of Old Hollywood that I hold so dear to my heart. Especially when modern day filmmaking might be more fascinating with more exciting technology behind ze camera, but the stories are getting more pathetic as writers and producers have run out of noteworthy stories. Don’t get me wrong; I adore all aspects of the movie making business at an artist’s standpoint, it’s just not the same world as it was over fifty years ago.
I’m such a snob when it comes to award shows as I ONLY care about ze Oscars….but I have a confession to make: I kinda watched the newest The Walking Dead epi (current obsessh) on Sunday night instead. First time I’ve EVER missed ze Oscars. have a standing date with the bestie to watch zombies take over my beloved ATL, because it’s sooo realistic obvs.
But my glamorous side always trumps, so I’ve gotta go over the aftermath of ze most important highlights: red carpet fashions, and the history. the thing I regret most missing the ceremony was the In Memorium portion where stars that have died in the past year are revered. After my grandmother’s passing in December, I think Shirley Temple’s death has caused my heart to mourn longer than I should. Moving along..

Interesting Fact: Bette Davis was the one who coined the gold statues “Oscar” in 1936 when she won hers for Best Actress as it reminded her of her own Uncle Oscar

Bette Davis only had EYES for her Oscar

Bette Davis only had EYES for her Oscar

Most important subject of award shows: three words, Fashion. Fashionnnn. FASHION!
here’s a little tidbit of all ze gowns worn by each of ze best actress winners from the beginning..well ze ones that were present. I was only sad that they didn’t show Joan Crawford’s infamous bathrobe..

Dress Your Best, Actresses.

Dress Your Best, Actresses.

okay here were my favies from this past Sunday:

1. J Law. gotta LURVE her. she’s like part of my own abnormally normal clumsy heart.
Her motto must be “Ze show must go on.” poor thing tripped on ze carpet AGAIN. I feel like it would totally be me. she’s so real. I have high respect for this gal who doesn’t take modern day Hollywood too seriously. Long Live J Law. a pure example of classy clumsy elegance ❤

JLaw and Cate

JLaw and Cate

And congrats to the ethereal modern day Kate Hepburn, AKA Cate Blanchett on her big win; I’ve yet to see Blue Jasmine, but am dying to see it now since I just found out it’s loosely based on Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire.

STELLA STELLA STELLA!! (Vivian Leigh, Best Actress winner of SND in 1951.)

STELLA STELLA STELLA!!
(Vivian Leigh, Best Actress winner of SND in 1951.)

2. Lupita Nyong’s flowy iridescent almost blue gown. it just makes me want to spin in circles. le sigh…

flowy confection.

flowy confection.

3. My most favourite gown had to be Catherine Martin’s. everybody knows her, duh!
Actually she is the makeup designer for The Great Gatsby, and a usual collaborator with the outstanding director, Baz Luhrman. She won Best Make Up Design AND Best Dressed in my book.
Her dress is soooooo 1940’s night club with a little frosting sewn in.

Goin to see ze Glenn Miller Orchestra play at zoot suite at ze Slappy Maxie's.

Goin to see ze Glenn Miller Orchestra play zoot suite at Slappy Maxie’s.

in the end, i’ll always have a special spot in my hear for Bright Eyes. My adoration of old movies was lovingly spawned after my grandmother introduced me to Shirley Temple at a tender age. Since then I’ve been passionately and incredulously enamored with ze original silver screen films of old Hollywood.
Shirley and Mema are now on that good ship lollipop. ❤ long live ze legacies of these beauty queens with hearts of gold.
Shirley and her Oscar

A ‘Suthun’ Belle’s Guide to Hitchin’ Up Her Hoop Skirt and tackling the Big City

This past February I went to NYC for the first time as a tourist.  

Eat your heart out Macaulay Caulkin.

 

I owned that town and CONQUERED the Q-Subway straight from Coney Island to the southern border of Central Park. [be jealous.]  

I walked -with my own two feet- from Canal Street to Battery Park…and then back.  

I came back home south of that Mason Dixon line….and I’m not going to lie..  

Get Ready For It..  

I’m Smitten.  

Needless to say, I am ready to go back as a New Yorker.  

Maybe Scarlett would throw her fist up at me; Harper Lee might throw daggers at me.. but this belle have found something that she did not know she so desired before the excursion.  

You might ask- why not Atlanta?  Well I live outside of it, and frankly my dear the only thing to really see in this down is the back of someone’s car. Seriously, people must visit ATL just to sit in major traffic since that is exactly what we have to offer.
And you cannot avoid it since it is so widespread, and no matter where you go, you have to get into a vehicle.  

I do not like that. At all.  

I want to WALK. I want the city sidewalks to be my runway for life.
I want to experience something life altering like moving away from home and into a big city, to be on my own, and shed the last bit of childhood behind as I become more responsible by being on my own.  

Being the Baby of the family does not necessarily mean that you are spoiled, but sometimes are blessed well beyond your basic means. Thus I must prove to myself that I CAN be more mature. That I can stand up for myself, take care of myself, and stand on my own to feet.  

I am twenty something years old, and I need to make a start for my life..on my own.  

Audrey Hepburn’s character Gabriella from Paris When It Sizzles put it the best way; When William Holden’s character asked her why she moved to Paris, she simply answered:  

“I want to LIVE!!”  

 (“No, no. I’m a Vampire!” Holden) 

So that is what I want to do. What I need to do. I want to LIVE in a thriving metropolis that never sleeps. I want to LIVE on my own two feet.I want to “Go absolutely Ape!” I WANT TO LIVE!  

My goal is less than a year.  

And I will write about my experiences as a small town girl making it in the big city. I have decided.