The most epic, most retweeted selfie in the history of the internet.
Hope you had a fantastic start to your week! Yesterday morning, I woke up and taught an early POP Pilates class at Equinox then had a sweaty gym sesh afterwards followed by a photoshoot of some new Blogilates gear coming your way! I think you will love the new clothing. It’s all made from a soft slub fabric that is so comfy to wear!
Anyway, let’s talk Oscars for a sec, okay? You may have seen or even joined in the conversation with me on Sunday, but if you didn’t I was tweeting all about the red carpet with celeb blogger Perez Hilton and Chobani. We were giving out some of our own awards, naturally sweetened by Chobani’s Simply 100 Greek yogurt. Yesterday morning all I could watch on my Stairmaster TV was Oscars Fashion Galore!! Many of you may not know this, but since I was 10 I’ve been keeping binders and binders of hand drawn evening gown designs. My dream as a little girl was to one day design a dress for the red carpet. Those dreams got shattered when I was 16…but now I am so happy that through fitness and Blogilates, I am able to design again. Functional, fashionable activewear. Can’t wait to debut the line I’ve been working on now for over a year! I mixed feminine silhouettes with sporty accents. You will love and I will tell you more later :)
But back to the Oscars now.
All the stars looked fantastic, but you know they were prepping for the red carpet many weeks before. It’s like training for a big sporting event!! The dress, hair, and makeup are just the embellishments. The confidence and the glow come from the the diet and the training they do. To lose about 10 lbs, the celebs start training/dieting 5-6 weeks out. If a star just wants to tone up and lose a few extra pounds, approximately 10 days out will do – especially for the ones that are fit all year round.
It’s no different than what we have to do! It takes work and discipline. Anyone trying to sell you a quick fix is selling you guaranteed failure in the long run. Eat clean, and when you work out, work out like you mean it. You have my #MIGHTYMARCH calendar to follow and the many free meal plans on my blog to follow. You know what to do :)
Anyway, here are the people who I thought looked totes fab on the Red Carpet…
Lupita Nyong’o was the belle of the ball. Super sculpted and trim, she was a princess in her Prada and I loved it.
Also very princess were Johnny Weir’s shoes. Can we say move over Cinderella!!?
Look at that perfect Red Carpet pose! I love the ageless Charlize Theron here in her long black Dior gown.
It’s Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive. The nude tulle and the beading are majestic. I like how the sleeves are see-through and how the dress boasts a high neckline, but you can’t even tell. Super classy.
But my absolute fave dress of the night though belonged to Portia de Rossi in Naeem Khan. Those beautiful flower cutouts are just so intricate and mesmerizing.
Perez picked Lupita for “Simply Stunning”, but my vote goes to Portia. What do you think?
Pharrell showed off his toned calves in a shorts tuxedo. It was weird, but kinda awesome. Perez and I agreed on the next award.
He was “Simply Bold!”
Robin Roberts was glowing with confidence and happiness. But can we take a moment to notice those arms!!?? She’s a breast cancer survivor and a super strong woman.
The “Simply Buff & Beautiful” award hands down belonged to Ms. Roberts!
Ok and can we talk Jennifer Lawrence for a sec? Our Katniss showed up in scarlet red and looked iconic in her Dior Couture. Then, she pulls a J-Law.
The lovely actress and positive body image advocate fell. It was the cone’s fault. Then she got back up and laughed. That’s what we love about Jennifer.
What can we learn here? Life isn’t about how tall you can stand…it’s about how you get up after you fall down…and how you can keep moving on. That is the beauty of your character. This is called resilience. Failure is part of life and you need to stop trying to avoid it. Rather, live life to the fullest and embrace your failures. They teach you to be smarter and stronger and they are a part of the learning process of life. Don’t be afraid to fall and you will surely succeed. I promise.
Also, another thing. Remember that epic selfie pic I posted at the top of this blog post? Here’s a look from a little farther away.
Turns out this selfie pic wasn’t entirely unplanned. According to WSJ, Samsung spent an estimated $20 million running ads during the Academy Awards. It wasn’t until much closer to the event that Ellen said she wanted to take selfies. The producers suggested she use a Samsung since they were the sponsors of the event. Well, didn’t Samsung get lucky! They struck social media gold because Ellen got over 3 MILLION RETWEETS as of Monday afternoon. She basically owned twitter (it went down for a bit!) and the rest of the interwebs. It was the most retweeted tweet in the history of twitter. Amazing the power of celebs when they actually want to use social media and be just like us!! Haha. This pic is so cute. I love it. And Angelina Jolie actually participated in something vs. standing there and looking untouchably perfect.
So anyway, hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know which celeb donned your fave look and what you think about that selfie!
PS: You guys know I love greek yogurt and use it in a ton of my recipes, so when Chobani called and asked me to host the Oscars twitter chat with them and Perez, I was super excited! This post was kindly sponsored by Chobani.