March 02, 2007
Independent Spirit Awards Fug Carpet: Well Played, Maggie Gyllenhaal, AGAIN
You know how sometimes you'll find yourself walking down a tree-lined street, wearing a spectacular trench coat and adorable shoes, carrying one paper shopping bag, out of the top of which pokes a baguette and some unidentifiable leafy greens, and everything is going beautifully -- there's music in the air, and your hair looks awesome -- until you accidentally collide with a devilishly handsome but infuriating eligible young man and your groceries go everywhere and he doesn't really even seem to care, and after that you two run into each other all over your well-lit town and you really, really hate him until the fateful morning when you wake up (wearing the cutest jammies, which just happen to coordinate perfectly with your bedroom) and realize that, actually, you love him? I think that's what's happened to me and Maggie Gyllenhaal this week. I loved her Oscar dress, and now I love what she wore to the Independent Spirit Awards:
It's quite simple, for sure, but it's crazy-flattering on her, and the buttons and detail at the waist, as well as the texture on the fabric, keep it from being too boring. I've had this photo in my queue for a couple of days, thinking I wasn't going to post it because the dress wasn't enough of a stand-out but then I realized that I kept coming back to it to look at it. There's something about it that I find very alluring, and I kind of want it. It and I are destined for a clinch at sunset while a popular single from a British band that employs strings to great romantic effect swells in the background. I can't wait!