@KatrinaSzish – So much to discuss today! Fashion, co-hosts, speeches…
Q – #1 Before we get into the awards, a little bit about you. Where did you grow up? How did you get into fashion?
A: I grew up in Wyomissing, PA and always loved fashion. I modeled for many years but stopped when I got into Harvard
Q – #2 Harvard, wow! What did you major in, and then how did you get into reporting on fashion?
A: Studied English Lit and upon graduation moved to NYC and interned at CNN Style with Elsa Klensch. Moved on to VOGUE and GQ as editor
Then left magazines for TV and never looked back! Pop culture, fashion and entertainment are my primary “beats”
Q – #3 Very cool! Let now then move on to the #Oscars. What was your impression of how the hosts did and their fashion?
A: Enjoyed Anne Hathaway’s EIGHT costume changes, but I was disappointed by the “hip” hosts. Anne tried, James didn’t.
Billy Crystal should come back. The moment he took the stage, everyone seemed to let out a collective sigh of relief.
Was looking forward to the new era of Oscar hosting, but it fell flat — felt contrived and forced. James was way off.
Q – #4 Agreed. Of the presenters at the #oscars, who did you enjoy the most and who impressed you the least?
A: I thought Justin Timberlake’s “admission” to being Banksy was funny, and I love Mila Kounis’ insouciance — good pair!
Josh Brolin/Javiar Bardem were awkward (and the matching white coats were odd). Jude/Robert Downey banter was amusing
Reese is always a class act (though didn’t love her look). @IAMJHUD seemed nervous. So did Gwyneth during her solo!
Q – #5 There were some definite highs & lows. I have to agree though with @MrJayManuel, I did like Reese’s look. Best speech?
A: knows I think Reese looked like a bad prom goer. : ) Christian Bale’s speech felt the most authentic. I appreciated his
(cont) …humility and his ability to poke fun at himself (the expletive comment re: Melissa Leo). He was real.
I wanted to love Natalie’s speech, dress, etc., but she also seemed “off.” Also wished she had given Mila a shout-out!
Funny thing about Reese’s look — men seemed to loved it, women not so much. And I usually LOVE Reese!
Q – #6 I understand the 1k “thank you’s”, but if they’re said at #GoldenGlobes, why repeat at the #Oscars? Best men fashion?
A: Well, because it’s the #Oscars. It’s the biggest “thank you” to give or to get, so you can’t skimp! For men’s fashion…
Best-dressed man: Justin Timberlake in a perfectly-tailored classic Tom Ford peak-lapel tux. I also like the navy blue
(cont) navy blue trend for men this awards season. Lots at #GoldenGlobes and Robert Downey, Jr. last night.
Q – #7 Are you a fan of men that don’t wear the bow-tie but instead wear the standard neck tie? A smart look?
A: I always prefer a classic bow-tie. Every man looks handsome with a bow-tie. If a standard necktie is worn with a tux
then the tux better be impeccably tailored and elegant. I didn’t like Christian Bale in all black.
Q – #8 Lets shift to the actresses. Best hair, use of jewelry and best non-use of jewelry.
A: Best hair: Gwyneth. Sleek and modern, not fussy. The best use of jewelry was actually the NON-use of jewelry.
It was refreshing to see strapless dresses without huge earrings & necklaces detracting/distracting from the necklines.
Q – #9 Any style or fashion that you saw at the #oscars or other award shows that you think will catch on this year?
A: We’re going to continue to see dresses with higher necklines (a la Amy Adams/Michelle Williams) through next fall…
…as evidence by what was shown on many runways for Fall 2011 during New York Fashion Week less than 2 weeks ago.
Sparkle and sexy back details will also top trend lists. Color trends will range from nude/white to super-brights.
Q – #10 Did you enjoy #NYFashionWeek? Any specific “hot colors” for 2011?
A: I’ve covered #NYFashionWeek since 1996 (!), and it has changed a lot. BUT, there were some beautiful collections.
SPRING hot colors: coral, citron, honeysuckle, hot pink, lime green, white FALL hot colors: gray, orange, camel
Speaking of camel, the dress Gwyneth wore to perform last night was straight off of the @MichaelKors Fall runway.
@JoelECarlson – Thank you VERY much @KatrinaSzish for you review of the #oscars, your style suggestions and spending some of your time on #jectv today.
@KatrinaSzish – Thanks so much for having me! Such a fun format. Loving #jectv and the Twitterview.