You want an Oscars dress don’t you?
I started doing some copies and then got distracted.
Then I had a meeting..
Then an interview…
Then a lunch.
This is all really good for me.
Maybe not for you.
Maybe not for the dolls but for me…..
Did you stay up?
It was late, wasn’t it? Way past my bedtime. I made it through most of the red carpet but then
passed out at the sewing machine drifted off.
Is it time for some alternative awards from the BOTD Academy?
Best Reunion surely goes to the cast of Chicago. An infinitely
shorter better film than Les Mis.
Moving on… Oh hang on not really moving on as CZJ and Renee are up for the next award.
Best Oscar Statuette Impersonation…
Best in red Valentino?
Best in Black and White…
How beautiful is Zoe Saldana in this Alexis Mabille number? Girl! This is couture! I hated the belt and bows. I think he has a slight bow addiction. That’s okay though. He can get help for it. I love that she wore the complete runway look though.
I kinda loved Kelly Poundland’s Donna Karan dress. For her. It’s a bit X Factor for me but she looks pretty and she does get to walk away with the Best in Destiny’s Child award. Neither Michelle Williams were there. How weird? #PoorMichelle
And HBC in Dame Viv. Yeah. I’ve seen it before. She was one of the best things in Les Miserables but one of the worst things on the red carpet. It’s the Oscars, love. Do your hair! I mean could anyone look more hedge+backwards+dragged=rough?
Erm. Meanwhile. Best in Weave has to go to J.Hud!
Best All White on the Night…
I love that Charlize and Miley are wearing versions of my hair. I really want Miley’s hair. I think I had it and lost it and leant it to her and she won’t give it back. Give it back, Miley. GIVE IT BAAAAAACK!!
And Kelly looked nice.
Best in High Street?
Helen Hunt in H&M. Really? Yes really! Really? Nobody would lend you a dress? Nice bling, Helen, where’s it from? Claire’s Accessories?
Oh, hi, I’m Helen. Oh, you’re from Milwaukee? Oh, I’m sorry. Oh, have you met my friend Lillian, oh I know we’ve only known eachother for five minutes, oh….
Best Pretending To Be on the Phone to Avoid Wolverine?
Best in Turning Back Time?
Alas it’s not Cher. Jane Fonda aka J.Fonz (or at least I’m gonna try that out as her new name) was cryogenically frozen in the seventies and is defrosted now and again to appear on red carpets around the globe. She looked absolutely incredible in canary yellow Versace. It is possibly my favourite look of the night, along with Zoe Saldana and someone called Olivia Munn in Marchesa.
Best “You Think You’re So Cool With Your Oscar But Before You Know It You Will Be Doing A Batman Movie, Oh Wait You Done That Already? #Awkward” Award…
Best Barbra Str-Aniston…
Best in Barbie…
Best in Terrible Brand Management by A Designer I Continue To Have No Respect For That Couldn’t Choose A Brand Ambassador For Toffee…
It’s not about you, Jennifer. It’s really about Raf and its probably not even about him- it is about him. I’m sure you’re a great actress. I will try and see your films. You’ve got an Oscar. Well done. But you cannot walk in a dress. How f**g hard is it to walk in a dress?
It was lovely to see them all looking so gorgeous. Thanks to Style.com for most of the images. I didn’t even crop out your captions.
Doll dresses to follow but in the meantime we have one last award…
Best in Noticeable Absences aka the Where the F**k is Beyoncé award.
And the nominees are…
Rihanna (soooo glad she didn’t show up.
Cotillard! She must have been there. In disguise? Allo? Marion? T’es ou?
Either of the Michelle Williams
Mirren- who we will let off as she’s busy being the Queen again, more on that later in the week
Less is Moore?
With my girl Drew
Obviously Beyoncé wins, hands down, hair up.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up with an Oscar tomorrow?
*For legal reasons, my lawyers have removed my South African joke at this point in the post*
So it is with great excitement that we look towards tonight’s red carpet.
Who will be wearing what?
Who will be wearing who?
Will there be any major disasters?
Will there be any major malfunctions?
Will there be any major surprises? Probably not.
Safe bets: Cotillard and Lawrence in Dior, Hathaway in Chanel (though I’m actually hedging my bets and putting money on Valentino, Julianne Moore in Tom Ford-a Ka-Pow dress please, K.Hud in Stella, J.Hud in (I don’t know I just wanted to put those two together), j.Lo in something sheer, Gwyneth in something amazing….
It’s the biggest night in Hollywood (and Dollywood). See you tomorrow for the red carpet review.
So it’s taken all week but I thought I better fill you all in on what me and Beyoncé were up to at the Savoy last weekend.
It was of course Fashion Week related rather than ‘she asked me to direct her new music video.’
We were invited along to the lovely Lee Paton’s Autumn Winter presentation.
Here’s a delicious picture of Lee in the Independent last week…
He loves pheasants.
I met Lee at the Elle Style Awards last year.
At the Savoy. Fancy.
He is so handsome.
This year he invited me to his show.
At the Savoy. Fancy!
There were macaroons. Fashion macaroons. They looked like they might have been soap in super chic boxes. I debated with my friend Andrew and my new FBFF (that’s Fashion Best Friend Forever or at least FBFFW-Fashion Best Friend for Fashion Week) Katia whether or not we were allowed to eat/bathe with them.
This is us debating. Look at Katia’s white shirt. Crisp.
And then the show began!
The first look was an amazing embellished number. It looks like I’m ignoring the model but I was tweeting the shoes. Look how engrossed Andrew is!
I believe I made a little Tippi Hedren shriek at this point.
It was so elegant. So glamorous and old school yet totally modern. I was in love. I was trying to decide at this point if there were any pheasants in Hitchcock’s The Birds but then another dress came out….
I would wear this to your wedding. With a pheasant on my head.
So cute but wait….
My slutty alter-ego just entered the room! And she looks #shamazeballs
I would totes wear this to your wedding. Or with black pants to your funeral.
Shame there’s nothing to wear to the Academy Awards though….
Oh Mr Paton! Now you’re really spoiling me.
Clearly our minds were in the same place when I put Beyoncé’s feathered jacket on and Barbie’s dress at this year’s Elle Style Awards was not a million miles off.
What an amazing show! What an amazing morning!
I love feathers!
Thanks for having me.
All photos by Krisztián Pintér. Except the one of Beyoncé up top. That was taken by me. With a fashion macaroon in one hand. It was cardamom flavour by the way.
In a final pre Oscars push I managed to convince Mr F to come watch Les Miserables with me.
Isn’t it long?
I mean, I knew it was long but still. I’m glad I took supplies.
I won’t go on about Mr Crowe. It’s just cruel. And I’m sure he will be the butt of many an Oscars joke.
Thank goodness for
my old pal Annie Hathaway.
She’s lovely isn’t she?
Oh hello this is Barbie of the Day, can I speak to Sarah?
and this one…. in Dior as well, I’m really sorry…
Now obviously I love Photoshop. We all do. People pretend they don’t but reality is overrated. Look at Big Brother.
I would say I photoshop around 90% of my photos. They would look sh*t without it. I’ll erase a make up smudge, get rid of a finger print, smooth some hair, turn up some light, add shadow, remove where you can see a pin, or a dodgy hem. I don’t even think about it. Obviously I try and get my pictures perfect when I’m taking them but there are times when you need to crop or add some warmth.
It’s like doing my hair or make up. I wouldn’t go out looking a mess so why leave my photos a mess when you just need a touch of concealer…
But there is concealer and there is woah what happened to SJP’s face?
I mean, seriously. Who did it? The blind intern?
I know when too much is too much…..
*personal post alert*
Away from the fashion circus I wanted to say a big happy birthday to my friends Claudette and Kathy (with a K). My gal pals from cals- I know that’s not what we call California but gimme a break. I introduced them. They discovered they had the same birthday and a love of me in common.
The rest, as they say, is histoire.
They are incredibly supportive of me and the dolls and fans of the site will have seen all our adventures when I went to visit them, from Malibu (pictured here in technicolor) to Bodega Bay and a whole bunch of giggles in between.
The only annoying thing about them is how far away the West coast of Americaland is. It would be so much easier if it was at the end of the Central line, and I could get there on my oyster card. I wonder what zone Hollywood would be in?
Happy Birthday Ladies!
How amazing is that official Burberry Barbie?
I love a trench, don’t you?
Well they certainly do, over at Burberry HQ.
Did you watch the Prorsum show yesterday? Maybe you were invited? Or maybe you watched the live stream on Burberry.com.
Were you wowed.
I was wowed.
We was wowed.
This was wow!
I loved almost every look. There were a couple of moments where I was screaming “Belt Up!” or “More Rubber!” and obviously the shoes, absolutely every shoe, made me wanna hurl. But then I forgave everything when I saw something like this…
What if you put hearts on it?
If I could buy one thing it would be this coat. I think I love it even more than the Quality Street coats from last season.
I know it’s a while until your next trip but….
It’s still Fashion Week.
I know what you’re all thinking.
What’s happening this week?
Well I’m glad you asked….
1. Today is the biggy. Day 4 of LFW which, I know, was in last week’s Doll’s Diary, but today deserves its own post with the best of British showing their collections. You’ve already missed Peter Pilotto. You might catch Christopher Kane At midday if you hop in a cab now. Louise Gray, Erdem, Osman and my new BFF, Giles are all on later but the fight for the FROW will be at Burberry and (for the first time) Tom Ford.
The Burberry show is handily just up the road from BOTD Towers London HQ. Look at their amazing (not mine) invitation!
Vivienne Westwood would never allow you to use all that paper. No designer would. I’m sure it’s totes made from recycled designs or sketches or something but woah, how beautiful.
I have a feeling Mrs Beckham might show up as Romeo’s date.
As is now tradition they will be streaming live on their site. The show starts at 4pm GMT. Woop!
2. It’s the Brit Awards this week. Could London steal world focus any more? It’s like our Grammys! But with less categories. And less Rihanna. Probably.
Damien Hirst has designed the new statuette…
Who will be there? Taylor Swift (!!!!!!) Robbie Williams, Muse, One Direction, Mumford and Sons, (former evil twin) Emeli Sandé and Justin Timberlake will all performing at The O2 Arena on Wednesday. It’s on the telly. Phew!
3. Speaking of spots! I am a huuuuuge fan of Lichtenstein. Roy, the artist, not the principality. So I’m delighted that the Tate Modern are hosting a Lichtenstein Retrospective which opens this week.
Those dots. Those helpless Barbie blondes. All that popping colour. I can’t wait.
It’s on for ages (well until the end of May) so don’t all rush at once.
4. Rumours said she would be at the Brits but I don’t see it happening myself but tickets do go on sale for BOTD favourite, Queen Bey’s Tour on Saturday!
It’s called, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Starring Beyoncé. A bit of a mouthful if you ask me. Just because Jay-Z put a ring on it what happened to all my women, who independent?
5. And in case you haven’t had enough awards ceremony action it’s the big daddy of them all, the Academy Awards this Sunday. Midnight sewing machines at the ready. There will be a BOTD red carpet review on Monday of all the best and worst dressed. I’m stupid with excitement.
Omg this Fashion Week business is exhausting. Totes fun. But totes exhausting.
What I have loved is the weirdness of starting with just a couple of things: a show here, a launch there and then suddenly being sucked into the crazy fashion vacuum (which I mean in the nicest possible way) and being whizzed around in every direction until you have clothes coming out of your eyes and glitter and sequins under your nails and you have walked miles and you’ve only eaten Pop Chips and a Kale Lagerfeld smoothie and someone tried to give you a coconut water but you were allergic and you’ve lost your goody bag or a Geldof stole it and Nicola Roberts has given you a Smint and you’ve been papped and you hope it’s for a style blog but it could be for a You’re a Fashion Tw*t blog but, hey, publicity is publicity.
Here are some nice and blurry fashion snaps…..
I love to refuel, don’t you?
So it was lovely to be invited along to the New Look Refuel Room yesterday after an exhausting
coffee and muffin with my friend meeting with Anna and Grace, endless shows, a party for a new purse/headphones, a pop up pop up book launch, wrestling at Somerset House etc etc.
I love a bit of New Look so it was fun to check out their SS13 collection, shame it was all girls girls girls. Not that we let that get in the way. Our Barbie favourites were definitely the Pagan Cowgirl and Eastern Trail trends.
I spent my refuel time meeting fellow (gorgeous) blogging boys, Style Cupid, Bainser and The Very Simon G, who I feel like I’ve known forever but have only ever really known on Twitter.
No misbehaving in the Dreambooth!
It was delightful to see them in their designer flesh and have a potentially x rated analysis of what was in bubblology teas. Fortunately we are all super innocent so…
Look! A video. Starring Simon’s dog. #amazeDils
The most important part of refuelling is rehydrating.
Y’all know I love a rehydration station so I was relieved to see the Fashion Week Refuel smoothies by Blend and Press…
They were… Delicious. Well they tasted healthy which was a bonus as I had only eaten Pop Chips for
48 24 hours. More importantly they had amazing fashion themed names… What about an Aloe Vera Wang Smoothie? Pineapple, avocado, aloe vera and peach and a bunch of other stuff I’m sure. What’s not to love? My favourite and I’m sure the healthiest was the Kale Lagerfeld Smoothie. Kale (obv), cucumber, celery, wheatgrass, barley grass, regular grass (probably. It was green. Very green but full of iron and super detoxificating.
There were also some scary looking shots that may or may not have had yogurt in them.
Three’s a trend as they say in Fashionland so the third drink in question was aforementioned Bubbleology teas.
Anyway… A fun time was had by all. Especially when the prosecco came out.
It’s all very well having fashion drinks but what we all really need to refuel is a good old fashioned glass of booze. Rumours that my friend FashionistaBarbie was seen having a cup of tea (Tea! Tea in a bag!) are unconfirmed.
What could be more romantic than spending Valentine’s day with the one you love?
Well if the one you love is Barbie, then nothing could be more romantic which is why I took my number one girl out on the town last night (Kelly Rowland came along too but there was method in that madness…).
Forget fancy restaurants, the dolls wanted to dance so we headed straight to Handpicked Media’s Fashion Week launch party just off Carnaby Street.
Obviously it was great to see my Handpicked Media family and meet some of the newer bloggers too, putting faces to @twitter names, but why is Barbie in a giant shoe?
Well obviously it was because we were joined by the gorgeous and totally Krazeballs Karen K.
You may remember me writing about the fabulous Karen K last year, after our
old pal Nicole Skirtswinger wore a pair of Karen’s amazing thigh boots on the X Factor final.
Well you know me and a thigh boot!
The fabulous thing about these bad boys, as Karen was explaining to me over
several a glass of fizz, is the heart is flexible. You can open and close it, depending on whether or not you’re available! How rude?!? She was reading my mind!
And something harder?