Congratulations to my Head of State, HRH Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee. I wish her every blessing and many more years of her wise and stable ruling.
I just realized I congratulated the Queen for her “Golden Jubilee” - ten years too late! It’s actually her Diamond Jubilee. I changed it, but aghhhhhh - it’s still embarrassing. I keep thinking of all the people who reblogged it. Sorry.
I’ve decided Halle Berry is my definite favourite for best dressed Best Actress (2001, for Monster’s Ball as Leticia Musgrove) of the last 10 years. Though I still maintain that Helen Mirren was the sexiest dressed in 2006 and Hilary Swank’s blue Guy Laroche outfit (2004) was also iconic (it’s what happens when you go with your heart over some boring outfit your sponsor (in Swank’s case, Calvin Klein) wants you to wear).
I was actually surprised how many Best Actress winners looks I have loved, since the last few years I’ve found a bit boring and matronly (Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman - though I guess Natalie gets excused because she was pregnant and had to deal with the whole Galliano anti-semitic rant while she was a face of Dior, which must have been awful since she is Jewish herself (she eventually wore Rodarte).