Monday, December 20, 2010

oh your sweater is so delightful

The holidays are here (finally) so I suppose I should talk about holiday stuff.
And boy there are a lot of things to talk about.
This has like NEVER happened before. By the time the Christmas episode comes to America, it usually airs around March and that's not nearly as fun as watching it on Christmas Day. I am soooooo excited.
In other TV news, Christmas Specials are airing on pretty much every channel known to mankind. Just last week The Office seasonal episode entertained audiences through Dwight and Jim's snowball "battle" and Michael's ongoing heartbreak with Holly. On Community, viewers got to see into Abed's complex mind through clay animation.

Ok that's enough of tele talk. Onto clothing.
Oh 'tis the season for awkward Christmas cards with awkward families posing awkwardly with awkward ugly Christmas sweaters. You know exactly what I'm talking about. In fact, you might even have one coming to you in the mail, or you have been a part of one.
Every family has an awkward family photo, and perhaps even a Christmas one. A necessary component of these conversation starters is the all-important ugly Christmas sweater. These extremely artistic pieces reflect the awkwardness a family. They've gained so much popularity, people are even having ugly christmas sweater parties.
I think it's so awesome that people are embracing the "ugly Christmas sweater" phenomenon. It is so nerdy couture. Happy Holidays, from Mika Elan. ;)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

awards seasons greetings

Unlike most people, I actually watch award shows.
I know that they are basically a waste of time and money, but I find them very interesting. What will get Best Picture this year at the Academy Awards? Who will get Best Actor/Actress for a Drama/Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes?
Ok, so there may be TOO many award shows out there, but at least I get to speculate and be astonished. Now, I haven't really seen that many, or any, of the nominations for movies, but I certainly have seen most of the TV shows.
Another thing that fascinates me, the red carpet fashion.
I know, I know. Everyone tends to hate that half hour or so before the actual awards show. So, I decided to dissect red carpet fashion a little by looking at what makes a red carpet look a "red carpet" look. Here's what I found:
Floor-Length Hems
I suppose that should be a given. About 90% of the dresses there were long.
Even though Christina Hendricks and Halle Berry are definite hotties, their dresses added to their bombshell statuses.
Solid Colors
Yep. Not a lot of patterns happening on the red carpet.
Super High Heels
Ouch. At least they don't have to walk around that much. I think.

Well, I didn't get very far with my research. Basically, red carpet dresses are all very similar. Fortunately, there are certain celebs that choose to wear pieces that are truly unique and don't necessarily fit the "red carpet" style.
These lovely ladies chose to twist the normal red carpet-ware by choosing dresses that are truly different. Notice how both are floor length and Ms. Barrymore's is solid color. Both are somewhat odd, especially Barrymore's, but still very beautiful.
So, if you refuse to watch the Golden Globes or any awards show for that matter, please consider watching the few upcoming. Think of what I've said here and look for the "red carpet" style in each dress. I'm sure most of them will fit all of the parameters. ;)