Get Ready For The Oscars!

Red carpet coverage for the Academy Awards starts early, especially if you live on the West coast, so if you want to relax and enjoy the year’s most entertainingly narrated fashion show, you’ve got to get ready!  Whether you’ve got a big crowd coming or it’s just you and the cat, make sure everyone is ready far in advance so you don’t miss a single sequin.

Anne Hathaway in white Chanel - Bridal inspiration?

Anne Hathaway in white Chanel – Bridal inspiration?

For your Oscar prep make sure you stock

  • snacks Brie en croute or pigs in a blanket – go with your crowd’s sensibilities (for furry guests include cat treats).
  • drinks Champagne is celebratory, so is old fashioned punch with sherbet
  • ice Key if people are bringing drinks that may be straight off store shelves
  • ballots – create your own, or find printables online like these from the fine folks at Moviefone.com
  • friends with strong fashion and/or film opinions!

That last one is optional – there are those among us who hold the Oscars as a very sacred experience and don’t want a lot of people chatting through the speeches.  For you erudite types, either find like-minded souls or have an intimate evening: you and Mr. Wiggles.

Live well, and love well.

-Dinah

Anne Hathaway Believes In Fairy Tale Weddings For All

Can we just say – Anne Hathaway is awesome?  My Little Flower Shop salutes you, Anne.  Reprinted from The Huffington Post.

Anne Hathaway To Donate Money From Wedding

Photos To Gay Marriage Advocacy Groups

Posted: 10/17/2012 1:27 pm EDT Updated: 10/17/2012 1:30 pm EDT

anne hathaway marries adam shulman

 Anne Hathaway is no stranger to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy, but her latest effort might be her most profound yet.

The 29-year-old Academy Award-nominated actress, who tied the knot with Adam Shulman last month, will now reportedly donate some proceeds from the sale of her wedding photographs to marriage equality groups, The Advocate is reporting.

“Hathaway is doing her part to ensure that same-sex couples across the country can enjoy a fairytale wedding like hers,” Adam Polaski at Freedom to Marry is quoted as saying. “This week, she announced that she’ll be donating some of the sales from her wedding photographs to non-profits advocating for marriage for same-sex couples, including Freedom to Marry.”

Polaski went on to note, “We thank Hathaway adn Shulman for their support and appreciate their decision to take the opportunity of their nuptials to speak out about why marriage matters.”

The “Devil Wears Prada” star, who will next be seen in the highly-anticipated movie musical “Les Miserables,” reportedly grew up wanting to become a nun, but she says she shunned Catholicism after she learned her older brother, Michael, was gay.

“The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out,” she told British GQ. “Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?”

Accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2008, Hathaway once again spoke of her experience with a gay sibling. “In my household, being gay was, and is, no big deal,” she said. “When my brother came out, we hugged him, said we loved him, and that was that.”