The Vienna Philharmonic At The Royal Opera House Muscat

The Vienna Philharmonic which is one of the finest orchestras in the world was led by the acclaimed Russian Maestro Valery Gergiev tonight and was also joined by the very young and very talented  Tchaikovsky competition-winner Daniil Trifonov (on the piano)… What a performance!!!…I didn’t want it to end… The Vienna Philharmonic is on a different League!!!… No other Orchestra is like it!!!… We enjoyed every minute of it and hope that they will be back soon!

Here is one of their performances … it’s obviously not in Muscat and doesn’t have the same conductor!!! …..But I couldn’t resist choosing it simply because my husband and son are big Star War fans!!….This is for my boys xxx

Golden Globes 2012

I love the Award season…. I love everything about it, the fashion, & the glamour but I especially love seeing my favorite movies, TV series, actors, directors, writers etc win the awards that they deserve!!!

I was so happy that the following shows and people got those awards (those are not all the awards… they are just the ones that  I was “voting” for!!!) :

Best Miniseries: “Downton Abbey”- The best miniseries that I have seen in a long time.
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”- This movie just made my year!
Best Original Song: “Masterpiece,” Madonna from “W.E.”
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Animated Feature: “The Adventures of Tintin”- Only because my kids loved it!
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”- because that’s how I see Paris!
Best Actress TV – Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Best Actor TV – Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Comedy Series: “Modern Family”- Can’t get over this show! LOVE IT!
Best Actor – Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress – Drama: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Picture – Musical or Comedy: “The Artist”
Best Actor – Drama: George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Cecil B. Demille Award: Morgan Freeman – There is only 1 Morgan Freeman!

And now lets talk fashion!… There were so many beautiful gowns in the red carpet as usual but I felt that only 2 were sort of worth mentioning simply because they were so different, yet chic and modern at the same time!!!

I think that Tilda Swinton has never looked better in this lavender tuxedo gown by Heider Ackermann… Love it!

Emma Stone’s Lanvin gown had a romantic feel, but she gave it a tough twist with a large eagle clasp leather belt and Cartier clutch…. She looked so modern and chic.