Nora Ephron dies at 71

Nora Ephron, quite possibly one of the funniest women on earth, died today of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia.

She wrote romances that even men loved.  And she captured the way people truly speak in her writing.

Her generation of women weren’t expected to “do” much, but marry and become mothers.  But Nora Ephron had many successful careers as a journalist, a blogger, an essayist, a novelist, a playwright, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and a movie director.  She excelled in a field dominated by men, and did so with her signature humor in tact.

If the number of times I’ve watched When Harry Met Sally in my life  (and it’s a lot!) could correlate at all to my respect for her writing, it wouldn’t be nearly enough.

She truly was one of the women I admire most in this world.  I’m sure she will be missed by many.

2012 Oscar Favorites

Michelle Williams either has a fabulous stylist or she has impeccable taste… probably both. But she looks amazing in this Louis Vuitton gown.  The color looks great with her fair skin.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Oscars 2012

This is probably my favorite dress of the night…. not shocking that it’s on a super model.  Milla looked polished and so Hollywood siren-y… almost like vintage Oscars.

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab, Oscars 2012

I have this thing for green these days.  Viola looks beautiful as this gown not only looks great against her skin, but it shows off her amazing arms and shoulders.  She must have a great stylist too… and a great trainer!

Viola Davis in Vera Wang, Oscars 2012

I love everything Tom Ford has ever made, and this is no exception.  Although, it looked so much better without the cape… down with the super hero look.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford, Oscars 2012

I was just watching that awful movie with Cameron, Kate Winslett and Jude Law today… thinking how Cameron is really not such a good actress.  But she totally redeemed herself tonight by being a lovely presenter and looking stunning in this Gucci gown.

Cameron Diaz in Gucci, Oscars 2012