Quantcast Celebrity Status Quo: February 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"No Country for Old Men" - Our Pick WINS!

It was a "Country" made for Oscar.

"No Country for Old Men," the Coen brothers' brutal tale of a man pursued by death and the law across the bleak moonscapes of West Texas, won best picture at the 80th Academy Awards on Sunday.

The Coens also won best director and best adapted screenplay, and Javier Bardem, who played cattle-gun-armed killer Anton Chigurh, won best supporting actor. Producer Scott Rudin shared the best picture award with the brothers.

Its time for Milan Fashion Week!

A bit like Marmite, you either love or hate Gareth Pugh. Recently working at a magazine that will remain nameless, I overheard as the Fashion Editor scoffed at the ‘freak show’ that was Gareth Pugh, whilst simultaneously throwing her hard to come by ticket in the bin. ‘Why would anyone chose to watch such trash?!’ she proclaimed before then advising her pregnant colleague not to attend for fear of upsetting her unborn child. All I could think was, ‘keep your knickers on love, its only fashion, not Night of the Living Dead‘. Some people can be so melodramatic.

For me, Pugh seemed to get ever tamer this season, particularly when you take into consideration that many London collections have gone for a darker, horror-film inspired look, as seen at Giles and Luella. As we noted last season with Pugh, there is only so long collections can be seen as art and as a spectator sport before someone has to cough up the cash and actually wear them. If you take away the hype, the scary make-up and hair, and the questionable head wear, what you end up with is a really wearable collection contained in some great shapes and materials.

This season, Pugh seemed to take inspiration from the flying monkeys in Wizard of Oz as dresses, coats and sleeves made of black goat hair came down the catwalk on warrior women.

PVC and leather mini dresses made out of small geometric shapes made some really fantastic structures that would look fabulous on any high fashion party girl (enter Kylie Minogue, long time fan of Pugh, who brings that touch of girly innocence and sex to his dresses). Also, some great coats, including a cream elfin hood number and a large down-filled one, held together at jaunty angles. Saftey pins and zips were aplenty and broad shoulders were a feature, seen at other collections such as Jens Laugesen.

What will Klum wear?

Before you start wondering if the Oscars will be on for 2008, let’s focus on the fact that Heidi Klum will be wearing a John Galliano for Dior couture red gown to the red carpet event of the year (and not a dress by her Project Runway co-judge, Michael Kors, though this isn’t the first time).

To help raise awareness for a Diet Coke Red Dress program which aims to raise awareness about women and heart disease, Klum will wear the couture gown at the February 24th, 2008 Academy Awards ceremony, then donate the dress to the charity.

“Heidi Klum’s participation helps make this program even bigger and gives consumers a great way to become involved and learn more about a crucial women’s health issue,” said Caren Pasquale Seckler, from Coca-Cola North America in the release. “We’re asking consumers to help us support women’s heart health and giving them a chance to win a one-of-a-kind red dress worn to the Oscars by Heidi Klum.”

"Juno" writer, Diablo Cody Paying the Price of Fame.

Hey Diablo!(former stripper), you asked for it, and you got it. Fame is fame, no matter bad or good. Let the sunshine in!

Remember, Fame is fleeting.

Full details: Diablo Cody and her Fame Attack