I've decided to do a different post this week on account of the Oscar
After all, it is the Super Bowl of Fashion and Hair!
So I felt compelled to address this issue.
A little background on me.
I am Jewish and my parents were Holocaust survivors so I tend to
have very strong political feelings.
I did not grow up in a typical American household, and English was my parents
I was so INCENSED when in 1985 the Color Purple did not win ONE oscar.
I walked out of that theatre in Campbell California and the first thought I had was OSCAR!
I did not watch the Academy Awards the following year.
Why was I the only one that was so shocked and horrified?
I felt like I was in an alternate universe.
I feel that this issue is not as simple as who see's what and how many.
Things need to change from the bottom up. Meaning, the foundation. (Just like a good haircut!)
The people who vote and are members of the Academy should look like our population…..
the United Colors of Benetonn.
I do feel that things will change with our next generation and the next generation of the voters in the Academy.
When I talk about this issue with my friends/clients, I always say at least Shondra Rhimes owns the night!
Well one night and it's Thursday! Ha!
That wouldn't have happened in 1985, and thank you Shondra for your amazing talent and courage.
Now lets talk hair …..about Shondra's Thursday night!
In "Scandal" the women own the night with their hair, and did you know that Mellie's hair is two wigs sewn together!
Ahh it's a southern masterpiece!
But I have to say that on "How to Get Away with Murder" all the flash goes to the young men!
Anyway I wish this controversial issue would unite people instead of widen the gap.
I'll be watching for my homework.
And I'll let you know what I think (Regarding the Hair of course!)
I feel very fortunate to have grown up and live in the Silicon Valley.
Very diverse and I love it this way.
Remember, everyday can be a Beautiful one.