Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Lovely Premiere

I am so excited for the premiere of The Lovely Bones! I'm really hoping they don't completely ruin one of my favorite books of all time... But I have high hopes. I trust Peter Jackson as a director and there's quite a cast - Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, and one of the youngest Academy Award nominees, Saoirse Ronan.

The film recently had it's LA premiere recently and there were some...interesting choices. And that's putting it nicely.

First we have the lovely Rachel Weisz.

Helllllooooo shiney Pantene hair! I really like the simple makeup look she's got going on. Soft eyes, almost nude cheeks, and that great red lip. Makeup artist, Kara Yoshimoto Bua from Chanel is responsible and here is the product breakdown.
  • Lips - Rouge Allure in Dragon
  • Eyes - Quadra Eye Shadow in Murano & Inimitable Mascara in Noir Black
  • Cheeks - Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Rose

How gorgeous is this ice blue dress? It's from Valentino (I're SHOCKED that I love it, aren't you?) She's also got some fabulous accessories - Tiffany & Co jewels, seriously enviable Roger Vivier heels, and a Judith Leiber clutch.

She looks fun and flirty and way younger than her years. Plus... Have you seen those legs? Damn. If you got 'em, flaunt 'em. I approve.

This one's a win, Rachel. Definitely a win.

Next up - the film's young star, Saoirse Ronan.

How stunning do her eyes look? The hair and makeup is very old Hollywood glamour and is it just me, or is she channeling Cate Blanchett? I wholeheartedly approve.

I do not, however, approve of her gold Zac Posen gown.

Or those...atrocious, flesh-toned, peep-toe, lace-up booty-things. WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU EVER WEAR THOSE? Ugh. They scare me. And the dress... It's just...

I don't know. The word "frock" comes to mind. That's really all I can think of to say. I don't hate it... In theory. There's just something really off about it.

Two thumbs down, honey. Better luck next time.

Moving on. How about one of the other young actresses in the film - Rose McIver.

Uhm... No. I am not a fan. The center part is too harsh. The makeup And the Ani Lee dress is... boring (even if it's really short). I really don't like that length of dress on her and the shoes... The combination of the two just cuts off her leg in a really unflattering way. She's such a pretty girl, she could do so much better.

Next on the roster - Nikki Soohoo.

No. just no. I don't even understand that...thing. It's like... A nude tank top with a...tutu. Made of silver fans. The sheer black nylons and black shoes just make it look like a Vegas showgirl costume. And the hair? Honey, if you're going to go for that look, at least make sure you're bangs are thick enough, cut straight across the bottom, and lay flat against your forehead. This? This is not pretty. At all. But on the plus side? Your lips look fabulous. Thumbs up on that one.

Last up, we have the singing sibling duo of Aly & AJ Michalka (AJ is actually in the film) of 78violet.

Here's AJ:

Hmm... The two-tone hair is very Jamie Lynn Spears at prom - the style is cute, but the color is throwing me off. And, actually, the whole look is very prom queen. And oh my god, lay off the bronzer! Orange is not a skin color found in nature. It's just not.

I don't hate the dress, but I would like it a lot more if it was short. Maybe cut it off after that second tier and make it a cute mini-dress and throw on some killer heels?? This girl is young, she can pull it off!

I have to give her points for seriously out-dressing her sister, though. Aly dropped the ball on this one.

What is this? Are you trying to look about 40 years old? Too much makeup, that orangy-pearly lipstick is awful, and again with the two-tone prom hair... What the hell? And why are you wearing a frock? At least Saoirse's "frock" was way more interesting. This is just... Little-girl-playing-dress-up ugly.

Alright. There you have it. My take on the Lovely Bones LA premiere.

What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Are you as excited for the movie as I am? Do you love the book, too? Let me know, everyone!


itsybitsyknitsy on December 14, 2009 at 4:54 PM said...

OMG! i stumbled onto your blog looking for the makeup used on Melrose place (Why won't they just say... that company would make so much money!)
Anyway.. I am SO excited for lovely bones. One of my favorite books of all time!!!

leelee on December 14, 2009 at 5:18 PM said...

I SO agree!! Why can't they just publicize all the makeup they use? They would definitely make money off people like me!

Isn't the book fabulous? I couldn't put it down! Can't wait! :)