My niece (in the middle) made my Saturday by inviting me to go with her and two of her six bridesmaids to get her wedding dress altered and then to shop for bridesmaids dresses. In between the alteration appointment and the bridesmaids fitting, we went to brunch, and it was great fun. The dress shopping, however, was exhausting for everyone. "Why are all bridesmaids dresses so ugly?" my niece moaned. "Why do they only carry sample sizes?" my daughter complained. I think the solution will be to have whatever dresses they eventually choose, tailored to fit all the beautiful respective bodies of the bridal party. Watching the Academy Awards last night, I realized there are only so many styles that evening gowns can be, so a tailored fit is key.
Speaking of the Academy Awards, did you catch the duet of "Shallow" sung by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, her director-costar in A Star is Born? Was that performance scorchingly intimate or what? It left me, and everyone else it seems, with all the feels. One woman tweeted, "I'm pretty sure I just got pregnant." But my favorite comment came from our friend Brittany: "That Bradley/Gaga performance was so beautiful because we all know what it looks like when a woman energetically supports a man, but Bradley showed us what it looks like when the man equally holds space for the woman, and it's gorgeous and powerful and stops time."