Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Engaged!

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie confirm that they are engaged! Shocked? I know I am.

The news was confirmed by Brad Pitt’s spokeswoman Cynthia Pett-Dante; she said, “Yes, it’s confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time.” The couple have three children together, three adopted and three there own.

The couple first linked up in 2005 and Angelina is allegedly the reason why Brad divorced his then-wife Jennifer Aniston. The couple did not confirm their relationship till 2006 when Angelina revealed she was pregnant with Brad’s baby.

Brad has been quoted saying that he would not wed Angelina till gay marriage is legalized in the nation. It seems like the six kids got the better of their parents pushing them to take the next step.

In a past interview, Brad stated, “It (marriage) seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it ’til everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment … But to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to it is ludicrous, just ludicrous.”

Angelina has already been spotted wearing a large diamond ring. Robert Procop worked with Brad to build the ring. Procop’s official comment about the ring was, “The full creative journey – from conception to completion – took a year, with Brad Pitt waiting until the perfect moment to unveil this special jewel to Angelina Jolie.”

Rumor has it that the couple is planning a ceremony in France in February.

2012 Oscar Fashion Recap

Oscars, aka The Academy Awards, is a time for Hollywood’s elite to put together glamorous and walk down the red carpet before saluting the year’s most incredible work. While the men always slip into tuxedos, it is the women that stand out with their dresses. Here’s my recap of the 2012 Oscar gowns.

First let’s star by shouting out A.R. Rahman for being part of the band who he called a “superband” with his Facebook post.

The Oscars tend to be a time of a couple of trends which is why I have been able to categorize dresses in a couple categories. Let’s start with the blues. Tina Fey was quite mature in her navy Carolina Herrera dress which was in the peplum silhouette. Tina carries it with grace, but I wanted something more; love the hair though! Penelope Cruz donned a paler shade of blue with this Giorgio Armani number. The dress fits incredibly and I cannot picture anyone else in this dress!

Moving on we had a couple purple dresses which all popped on the red carper. Virginia Madsen’s purple dress is designed by Kevan Hall, while i love the color, the cut and style of this gown don’t blow me away. I had no expectations from Maya Rudolph, but I quite like her Johanna Johnson dress. I have heard mixed reviews and reactions, but I am a fan. Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland wore Alberta Feretti. I am so glad she wore color and kept the whole look young because she is! 20 year olds in mature gown doesn’t work just as 40 year olds in prom gowns is a crime.

Next up are the ladies in red(ish). Michelle Williams wore a coral Louis Vuitton gown which made everyone’s best dressed list. I think if I saw it in person I would be sold, right now I’m on the fence. Natalie Portman is one who always picks the wrong dress in my opinion. This year’s Dior Haute Couture is no different, it looks like a prom dress. Lastly is Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. The dress looks like it is choking her or she is a Christmas present. Either way, Nicole Kidman did a similar look which was discussed more than Emma.

Nude, white, clean, and chic is the next lot of gowns. Cameron Diaz chose Gucci which I think she carried quite well. The short hair is a great accessory and the dress has great movement. Jennifer Lopez is a hot mess. Tight huge bun – dated, deep V neck – nipple exposed, sleeve cut outs – put net lining, designer Zuhair Murad and JLo did not make a good impression at all! Gwyneth Paltrow chose a white Tom Ford look which had a cape. When Madonna tried the cape look in black she was almost there, Gwyneth had it smack on and I appreciated her not wearing it on stage.

The golden girls were Meryl Streep and Stacey Keibler, both misses in my opinion. Meryl won for Best Actress, though the dress sparkled beautifully, the shape of the dress was nothing special and the Oscar blended right in with the gown. Stacey, the arm candy for George Clooney, donned Marchesa. The dress seemed to make Stacey uncomfortable and the swirled flower would look better on someone with hips.

Two dresses I loved were Octavia Spencer’s Tadashi Shoji which was sparkly, amazingly made, and perfection in every way! Sandra Bullock’s Marchesa is getting a lot of smack but i love it. The loose draped top with a black fitted bottom all accentuated with waist embroidery, she looks great.

The daring gowns of the night go to two strong ladies. Angelina Jolie arrived in a black Atelier Versace dress. Her tone legs were the highlight as the dress had a drastic split. With constantly having to push out her knee and pose, Angelina looked like she was trying too hard. Viola Davis arrived in her natural hair and stark green Vera Wang dress. While I love the color, the top half of the dress is not flattering and I was afraid of a wardrobe malfunction.

Honorable mention goes to Miss Piggy for pulling out all the stops with her white dress and jewels!

2011 Golden Globe Looks

Rather than fashion hits and misses, I was sat watching the Golden Globes noticing a few common looks sported by TV’s and cinema’s leading ladies. Here’s what I spotted.

The first look is the green gown.

Mila Kunis is seen in Vera Wang. I think the only reason this gown works is because of its rich color; the rouging of the fabric doesn’t seem flattering in this picture. Elisabeth Moss’ gown is a strapless emerald green Donna Karen creation which is simple and elegant. Angelina Jolie wears a lighter shade of green with this Versace number and has plenty of dazzle. The long sleeved, slick gown is okay, not one of my favorites. Catherine Zeta-Jones’ gown is designed by Monique Lhuillier. The gathered gown is worn effortlessly by this beauty. The texture and shape could swallow up such a small frame, but Catherine owns it.

Next look: tulle and in my opinion high school prom.

Olivia Wilde is wearing a yummy chocolate brown Marchesa gown. The dress is embroidered to the max. The dress is nice but the large tulle skirt and disco ball look is all a bit too “school dance” to me. Mandy Moore is in a blue dress. This mermaid style gown is by Monique Lhuillier. The color is nice and sets Mandy apart from the pack.

A favorite for many: barely there and sparkling.

So many ladies walked the red carpet in pale gowns which all sparkle with sequins and embroidery. Whether white, gold, peach, or nude, these dresses all come from the same style trend. Carrie Underwood is a stunner in this champagne strapless gown by Badgley Mischka. Zuhair Murad created J.Lo’s white dress and beaded overlay. The look is one of a kind! Nicole Kidman’s Prada dress is simple and underwhelming. The gown sparkles, but the bow at the waist takes me to my little sister’s closet.

Anne Hathaway is in dull gold Giorgio Armani Privé dress covered in circle sequins, not feeling this textured dress. Sandra Bullock is rocking a Jenny Packham gown which is a pale pink. The crystals are gorgeous and the overall look is chic. Scarlett Johansson is a romantic beauty in her nude gown designed by Elie Saab.

Those are the looks I caught apart from the classic black dress. Halle Berry sexed up this look and rocked it! Natalie Portman won the Golden Globe for Best Actress but her baby bump seems to have her flustered as her look was awful. The silk makes me think of a night gown and the large red rose will always remind me of Beauty and the Beast. The pink silk is of course Katrina Kaif’s look in “Sheila ki Jawani.”

That’s my take on the Golden Globe 2011 looks. What’s yours?