Convinced that my 30s were intended for the 1940s instead of during this age of loud fashion and improper etiquette, I did what any Realist would do. I ignored the 2013 Oscars, rather viewing Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca,” winner of “Best Picture” at the 13th Academy Awards.
The following scene and quotation from “Rebecca” never fail to transport my brain to another place. “And another thing, please promise me never to wear black satin or pearls, or to be thirty-six years old.” Oh! It gets me every single time!
Although nominated for her perfect performance, my gorgeous, teeny, tiny sprite Joan Fontaine did not win Best Actress until the following year, 1942, for her performance in “Suspicion” which is also a favourite of mine.
Pictured: Best Actor Gary Cooper (“Sergeant York”), Best Actress Joan Fontaine (“Suspicion”), Best Supporting Actress Mary Astor (“The Great Lie”) and Best Supporting Actor Donald Crisp (“How Green Was My Valley”).
And now, back to Reality. Time to assess the bodies of the 85th Oscars. If this isn’t inspiration for a gorgeous week of yoga and spinning, then I don’t know what else can be so!
Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani. It is my assessment that she is a naturally thin beauty. She performs a bit of cardio, creating thin arms and a flat stomach. But her hips and thighs could use the resistance training of yoga, as they are quite round.
Amy Adams, the look of perfection in Oscar De La Renta. Body, dress, hair, jewels, the works!
The perfect body and my unofficial thinspiration for the week. Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille Couture.
Can’t deny a thin girl of her title, even when her fashion sense is too 1960s and plain jane for my own. Anne Hathaway in Prada.
Amanda Seyfried’s perfect body in a not-so-perfect, very loud Alexander McQueen.
Clearly slacking on yoga training despite maintaing gorgeous thinness, it looks as though Jennifer Anniston has just rolled out of bed in her Valentino.
I give Adele major props.
Reese Witherspoon is a gorgeous mermaid in Louis Vuitton. Any high quality merman would have this fit, firm beauty, no doubt! Especially that man in sunglasses to the far right!
Salma Hayek in an Alexander McQueen. Three hours at the gym. Daily. Twenty years. Obviously. Hard work shows.
Jennifer Hudson, you have done the work, you have earned a lovely body, so why have you botched it up by revealing your leg chub like would a hooker? On this evening, you put your body and Roberto Cavalli to shame.
Kelly Osbourne in Tony Ward Couture needed just a few more chaturangas before striking a pose.
And my favourite look of the night and ultimate thinspiration for the week! Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani. A classic Joan Fontaine.
In what decade do you wish to have been 30?
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