Monday, February 28, 2011

The Red Carpet

I didn't finish watching the Oscars last night, due to my ridiculously early bed time.  Hey, a girl has to get her beauty sleep right?  And with the insane hour that I have to get up in the morning, and no guarantee of good sleep, I have to get in bed as early as I can.  Anyway, I didn't finish watching the Oscars.  Yet.

So I had this thought as I was drifting off to sleep.  I had been sitting on the couch watching, and stating my opinion of the fashion on Twitter... why?  What the hell is the big deal?

I love fashion.  I love shoes.  There are no limits as to how much I love shoes, my dears.  But why do we constantly feel the need to digest every fraction of these celebrities in their Chanel and Marchesa and Choos?

Well, I guess that wasn't the exact thought.  More, it was about the people themselves.  Is it the money?  Of course, they can afford or borrow everything they are wearing as they strut down that red carpet.  But why do we tune in to watch them smile and congratulate each other on doing such a great job? 

'Hey, Natalie!  Fantastic job playing that ballerina in Black Swan.  You were amazing and took home an Oscar and a ton of cash.  Smashing!  But did you see that Variance Report that I turned in last Friday?  I rocked that bitch.'

I don't feel like I'm accurately stating my point.  And I may not really be able to.  What makes them so damn special?  I mean, there are plenty of companies that pay their employees generously.  Those employees can probably afford to step out to the company Christmas Gala in Ellie Saab or Tom Ford, but you don't see the paparazzi there capturing each step, or misstep, along the way.

I guess what it boils down to is the age old conundrum of celebrity.  Why them?  Why the need to watch and emulate?  What makes them any better than plain Jane sitting behind a computer screen pondering the meaning of it all? 

Must be the money.  Or the shoes.

Wow I sound really jealous.  Is jealous the right word I'm looking for?  Actually, I'm just more curious.  Although it would be pretty awesome to hit a red carpet- and a few after parties.  Ha!

1 comment:

  1. I think I know what you are trying to say. It's not so much a jealously issue because they have certain privileges; it's the fact they have these things without having to "work" for them. I don't care what anyone says, acting/modeling is not hard. It might be physically taxing because of long days, but it is equally, if not more, exhausting to use your brain all day. Not only that, any fucktard can become an actor/actress (i.e., Halle Berry). The jobs we have require advanced educations with extensive training and experience. Some of us (*me coughing) even have to pass boards of some sort to even be able to work. Don't even get me started on continuing education credits, etc.

    In a nutshell-it's more of a frustration issue. I agree the world needs artists for entertainment. It's is a necessity. But, people who do actual work towards the betterment of mankind, society, etc., should be those who are allowed the most privileges. It is we who are important and deserving of “celebrity” status.

    It could also be jealousy because it will take me years to save enough money for a Birkin bag or a pair of Christian Louboutin Marie Antoinette shoes, my two must haves...I asked for an engagement Birkin bag. I didn’t get it. His loss-literally. Would have saved him $$!

    Is this kind of what you were trying to say??