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Archive for January 16th, 2011

Golden Globes fashion 2011

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Sandra Bangs Bullock

Here’s what I think happened: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were goofing around, for baby Louie’s entertainment – singing, dancing, jumping about, when KAPOW! – like a scene straight out of “The Proposal,” they bonked heads, leaving Sandy with a honking hematoma, hours before the red carpet – thus giving birth to the evenings top hair trend not to follow: clip on bangs!

Natalie Portman

On the subject of hair, I have this to say about Natalie Portman (besides wholehearted congratulations on the win): I know she’s pregnant and probably worried about face-puffing, but really, she is amazing with short hair. Lop off the ballerina bun and own it. I was a big fan of her Viktor & Rolf dress with the sparkling red rose adornment – perfectly elegant, yet quirky and sweet to showcase her blossoming belly.

Anne Hathaway

Loved Anne Hathaway in her golden Armani Prive. What a bod. WHAT a bod. But it was also a rockin, unexpected choice – and so fun to see her in something non-princess-y. Moral of the story: Rachel Zoe could dress an A-lister from the delivery room – and that is exactly what she might have to do for the Oscars. Bananas.

Adored Olivia Wilde’s sparkling ball gown as well.

Green was the color of the night – loved it when first spotted on Angelina Jolie, but her actual dress was a bit boring and her fawing over Brad was entirely annoying. Red was another frequent choice..with some unfortunate results, like January Jones’ tacky straps and Julianne Moore’s one pouffed sleeve. Together, perhaps they would have had enough material to make something.

Olivia Wilde

Lea Michele stuck with Oscar de la Renta ruffles, but went pink…and proved that, well, black is better.

As for Halle Berry and Sofia Vergara why bother even discussing the dresses. They are obscenely gorgeous.

January Jones

Lea Michele

Sofia Vergara

Good move, Peapods

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Yes, you can take a neighborhood store out of its neighborhood without losing that critical sense of community. Stopped by Peapods Natural Baby Care on Friday at its new address, 2290 Como Ave., St. Paul, and the shop was hopping I’m guessing the regulars from the old store on Snelling will travel across town for the wooden toys and cloth diapers and organic cotton clothes, not because they can’t get those goods elsewhere, but because they know what they’re buying at Peapods: quality, eco-friendly products – many handmade – from local and/or family-owned companies. And the new ‘hood, St. Anthony Park, was ripe for more shopping. It’s got the charm, the leafy street, the coffee shop, the wonderful Micawber’s book store, and heck, the original Bibelot gift shop, still, the retail scene hasn’t evolved to make this area east of Highway 280 a true shopping destination. While small stores have come and gone, Peapods is poised to stay – owners Millie Adelsheim and Dan Marshall bought their building. And it’s already clear that they know how to create community, whatever their address. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved