For putting on the show well into the first hour! I was among the 3.1 million viewers without the Oscar telecast and believe you me, I was scrambling to find coverage somehow, somewhere, without having to drag my husband to a local bar with a satellite dish. I wasn’t relishing the thought of having to take notes while trying to keep balance on a bar stool, and nurse a single glass of wine for four hours. Four looong hours, I might add. Loved the two Masters of Ceremony – keep them — and shorten the rest for next time.
As I hope some of you heard this morning when I was on Morning Living (my sixth guest appearance, I’m very proud to say!), there was a reversal of fortune on the red carpet. Fortune, meaning the rarified jewelry that commonly accompanies all the couture worn by celebrities. The big, bold and brash was replaced by the mostly smallish, simpler, and in some cases, sweet. Except for Ms. Mariah Carey who maintained her bling-bling diva status and yet, kept things a little less conspicuous than she did for the Golden Globes. I even liked her use of the diamond brooch at the hip — kind of a cool touch. There were a few dramatic moments, and some trends that could be adapted to civilian life too — which if you heard my segment this morning, are not difficult to emulate. I welcome your style questions, especially ones that I can reprint and answer here on the blog so that everyone can benefit. These are images of the best red carpet jewelry moments: