I don’t believe that this is a place for me to get political because I want this to be a space that everyone loves to come and click around and read, so I’m going to do my best to stay as neutral as possible but I just have to talk about The Academy Awards last night. Let’s start with the light stuff first. Can we talk about those gowns? Please? I really loved Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier, Emily Blunt pregnant and in Prada, Olivia Wilde in Valentino, and Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton made me absolutely melt with fashion envy. Which one was your favorite?
Okay, now let’s talk about the other stuff.
I really enjoyed watching the Oscars last night. I was blown away by how many people of such high cultural esteem took the opportunity to deliver important messages of social, environmental, and thus, political justice. Whether it was Chris Rock addressing the elephant in the room, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy empowering women around the world, Jenny Beavan and Leo highlighting the importance and reality of climate change, and perhaps the most moving, Vice President Joe Biden’s powerful introduction followed by Lady Gaga’s emotional and poignant performance addressing sexual assault.
Maybe you enjoyed watching or maybe you felt uncomfortable or maybe you did both of those things. Feeling uncomfortable is good, it increases the likelihood of change. Complacency looks good on no one.