Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winding Down From A Week Of Extremes

What a week of extremes
from the the utter devastation of an already impoverished country
to the non-stop activity on Rodeo Drive
specifically red carpet looks for this weekend's Golden Globe awards.
It's hard to think that these things matter in the grand scheme of all things
but they do for an industry that is extraordinarily important for Los Angeles
Yes, the Big Entertainment beast must be fed!
Gowns must be chosen and fitted
and the appropriate jewels borrowed
I'm actually looking forward to seeing who is going to wear what.
Maybe we will see a star in one of the stunning gowns that
Carrie posted this week.
My favorite of Carrie's gowns being the aqua dress by Jenny Packham,
a Georgian confection worthy of an Assembly Ball,
but alas, I've no need to buy it as the closest I'm going to get to any red carpet is hopefully seeing some Beladora bling adorning the neck of someone at the event.
Andrew Gn
Jenny Packham
Douglas Hannant
Graeme Black
A serious amount of my time this week was spent with CBS stylist
for Entertainment Tonight/The Insider
who is hardworking, talented, incredibly nice
and has les yeux de biche like you've never seen
In addition to styling the talent, Anya does her own segments ET/Insider including the Lara's Look For Less
Yes, team Beladora hearts Anya.
Part of me feels that that all of this red carpet stuff seems wrong in light of what happened in Haiti this week
and then I remember that this is where Hollywood and the entertainment community can really do some good. Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and so many more have stepped up to donate funds to relief efforts.
Hollywood is rallying to help Haiti in its time of need. With hundreds of thousands feared dead, George Clooney will host a telethon a week from Friday that will be broadcast by MTV, with Sting reportedly signed on. George's pals Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have pledged $1 million in humanitarian relief, in addition to approximate $10 million in relief The American Red Cross is releasing Thursday. The Red Cross has also opened its warehouse in Panama to provide tarps, mosquito nets and cooking sets for thousands of families. They say that clothes are not helpful right now because there is nowhere to store them, no one to sort them, and it would be difficult to transport the items to Haiti.
Entertainment Tonight, along with actresses Olivia Wilde and Haitian born Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, has put out a request for funds for the American Red Cross
Here is the info
How you can help: Financial donations can be made at, 1-800-REDCROSS 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or to your local American Red Cross chapter. The public can also help by texting "Haiti" to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the Red Cross, through an effort backed by the U.S. State Department. Funds will go to support American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

After such a long week I was very happy to finally settle into cocktails and dinner with friends at Fig Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica and to remember how lucky we are to live in LaLa Land.
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Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Great post...looking forward to Instyle mag next month...hope the dresses are as lovely as the ones you posted!

Michael St. James said...

So what did you think of the gowns? My favorite was Lea Michele in ODLR. My least favorites were Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Mariah Carey, Julianne Moore, Anna Paquin, Tina Fey, Anna Kendrick and Heidi Klum. I was very disappointed overall.

Inspiration in Italy said...

I love that first dress, and it is good to see everyone joining to provide help for Haiti.


Wildernesschic said...

I love the first dress fantastic .. We do live in a world of extremes x

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous and informative post, darling!
And that cosmo looks delish!

Thanks for the shout-out :)


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