3.05.2014

Oscars and Consulate Dinner #glamorousnights


In case you didn't know I LOVE the Oscars! Every year I either stay up or set my alarm and get up to watch it. I hear the actual ceremony is quite boring but if ANYONE ever needs a date Im there! I love all the glamour, seeing what the stars are wearing and being a Movie addict (seriously I had so many points on my Odeon card the other day I could get 6 people in for free) I love to see the actual awards too. This year I was gunning for the Wolf of Wall Street as I absolutely loved it and went to see it twice. Now I know its not a "serious" film but I really hoped Leonardo DiCaprio would win the Best Actor gong....because he is. The man has deserved to win five times over but still no statue, in fact I think now his standard of acting is so high people just take it for granted....or the rumour that he got busy with the wife of someone on the board of the Oscars thus sealing his fate could be true as well. I had joked that "12yrs a Slave" would win for PC points as historically films that are more serious, true life, Arty, heart-breaking or generally uncomfortable to sit through always win over films people would actually pay twice to see at the cinema because they just cant wait for the DVD release.

Look at the Twilight Saga I cant tell you how many times I have watched those films on hung over Sundays but they have never even been nominated for an Academy Award and yet you couldn't pay me to see "The Artist"....call me a cretin I don't care. I'm  only throwing it out there how about giving Oscars to films people actually like? I had also laughed about the fact Mathew McConaughey would win purely for losing 4st...I've done that twice though babe and as Tina Fey epically joked at the Golden Globe awards "Or as women call - getting ready for a movie part". However on the night (well 5am from my bed) I couldn't take it away from him, he truly had earned it and was my second favourite...in fact I usually hope they all win as I cant bare to see the "perfectly disappointed faces". I have also post joking comment started watching -True Detective - and therefor well and truly caught up in the "McConaissance" myself so it is "Alright, Alright, Alright" with me that he won after all.

I thought Ellen was the best host ever, that selfie was pure genius and the fact that all the stars just piled in, no wonder its now had over 2 million retweets...I might even get it framed. I also thought everyone looked stunning, apart from a Bjork style "swan mess" I hate it when they tear the stars apart, well I should say womankind, it makes me sad to think how long they probably took to get ready and as of yet its hard get VPL with a Tux so men cant really go wrong. I did notice that everyone was looking super skinny though even one of my favs for being so normal, Jennifer Lawrence looked thinned out or maybe had 3 pairs of spanx on...seriously the pizza Ellen hilariously provided was a life or death situation for some. I cant decide just which body part I would have given to go to the Vanity Fair after party but well done to all the winners and  I didn't have to wait long for my own dose of a glamorous evening....

Its not a well known fact but my mother in addition to her normal job is the "Swedish Consulate" and actually "President Consulate" too. Last night was their Annual Dinner and although originally I wasn't going because she was too nervous about making a big speech to 250 people, 3 people dropped out at the last minute. So with 24hrs notice me, my brother and his girlfriend all stepped in. I didn't have time to get something new, get a spray tan or lose 10lbs you would think I was literally going to the Oscars myself. I decided to recycle one of my favourite Ralph Lauren Dress's, breathe in and took so hair inspiration from another of my favourites Sandra Bullock.

 Now don't worry if your not sure what I'm talking about with Consulates, it all had to be explained to me too when she took the position but if your not sure.

"Due to the high level of interaction between countries in our interconnected world of today, diplomatic offices are needed in each country to aid in and allow such interactions to occur


. The result of these diplomatic relationships are the embassies and consulates found in cities worldwide"

"Consulates (and their chief diplomat, the consul) handle diplomatic issues like issuing visas, aiding in trade relationships, and taking care of migrants, tourists, and expatriates."

So the dinner is all of the Consulates and Ambassadors of the European country's in the North East getting together, networking and improving business links to our area. Did you know that Swedish companys alone brought £2 million of revenue to our area last year. So this dinner is very important to the North East trade links and I was very proud of the mother bear who gave a marvellous speech. There were two other speakers who were also very good and had some amazing facts about our region, it was a fabulous night and I was also very proud to be a Geordie.

Ash xox  


Can you imagine....


Bless him.


Naughty but funny.


Hair icon.


Which one?! 




DKNY and Topshop.


Me and the brother. 




Mother bear.







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