I’ve written a lot about movies, television and music, but I have yet to delve into another branch of pop culture that I hold dearly to my heart. Fashion. So I thought, what better time than awards season to write about my obsession with fashion.
I like to think of myself as a somewhat fashionable person, but I was not always that way. Yes, I was one of those teenagers who went through the “you don’t understand me so I’m just going to sit in my room blasting emo music” phase. Lucky for me I realized that was not the lifestyle I wanted to pursue and I quickly changed my ways.
I went from wearing band T-shirts and black eyeliner like a raccoon to sporting dresses and quickly realized my love of shoes, the higher the better. My shoe collection has hit roughly 60 to 70 pairs, while I also obtain two entire wardrobes, one at home and one here at school. I have endless amounts of rings and earrings and I’ve currently taken to collecting scarves and watches.
Some may say I have a problem but to them I say I have a passion.
To go along with all this, I must say award show season is my favorite time of year. Not only do I get to see what the best of the best is in the way of movies, music and television but I can truly gorge myself in red carpet coverage.
My favorite designer would have to be Elie Saab. His work is art and anyone would be honored to wear his designs. In fact, if I myself were ever given the opportunity to walk a red carpet, I would insist on wearing one his designs.
But, favorite designer aside, there is a slew of celebrities I look forward to seeing on the red carpet.
Jennifer Lawrence is someone I cannot wait to see. She was one of the best dressed at the Golden Globes and looked amazing when she wore a simple red Calvin Klein dress at the 2011 Oscars.
I’m also excited to see what Kerry Washington will wear. I loved the Miu Miu dress she wore at the Golden Globes just a few weeks ago.
Lastly, I am interested in seeing what host Seth MacFarlane will wear. Men suits don’t have much variation, but the hosts always seem to be dressed fairly well.
But until the Oscars, I’ll just have to make do with watching the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Column by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor.