Monday, March 1, 2010

Why I love the Césars more than the Oscars

On Saturday night, the Césars ceremony was held in Paris. The Césars are cinema awards similar to the Academy Awards in the United States, except on a microscopic, specifically French scale.

The Césars are terribly famous in France, but essentially unknown everywhere else. Many of the awards go to people and films that will never be exported.

Nevertheless, I love the Césars more than the Oscars. Here's why.

French model-turned-actress Laetitia Casta, 31, let it all hang out at the awards in Paris. While other attendees kept it classy in sophisticated gowns, Laetitia Casta grabbed everyone’s attention with this hair-raising, eye-popping, totally see-through dress.

Laititia Casta has made forays into Francophone film and television productions, including Astérix and Obélix vs. César, a live-action film of the Astérix world in which she plays a potential love interest for Obélix. More recently, Laititia Casta appeared in Les Âmes Fortes, a dramatic film directed by Raùl Ruiz and she has been cast as Brigitte Bardot in the movie Serge Gainsbourg, vie héroïque (2010). Laititia Casta was also prominently featured in the music video for the Chris Isaak song "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" in 1999. Through most of the video, Casta was seen in a motel room and sexy lingerie while being watched by Isaak in the next room.

Laititia Casta has been the official face of L'Oréal, Dior, and Chanel. She was featured in Guess Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Miu Miu and XOXO advertisement campaigns. She has appeared on over 100 magazine covers including Victoria's Secret catalogs, ELLE magazine, and Vogue magazine. She also appeared in three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, Rolling Stone, and a Pirelli Calendar. And she is currently the face of Ralph Lauren’s newest fragrance, Notorious.

Can you imagine a celebrity showing up to an awards show in Kenya wearing this? Is this fashionable or sexy or not tasteful at all?

12 comments:

Sibbie said...

She should consider having a boob job done on her if at all that's what she intends to be wearing!

Rafiki said...

@ Sibbie: She's 5'7" and a balanced 35C-24-35. What would you like to add on top of that?

kellie said...

@Rafiki look at the side view. The Cs are sagging. I think only A cups can successfully pull off a no bra dress.

Rafiki said...

@ Kellie: Darling, she has a lovely smile, smells good and she is hot, so who am I to complain about a sagging C here or there?

Biche said...

Sorry Rafiki, I will have to agree with Sibbie and Kellie here. The side view breast sag was also the first thing I noticed in that second photo. But maybe it goes to show just how critical of ourselves we women are. Perhaps we should just learn to relax a bit and trust that we are sexy and beautiful just the way we are. :-) Hmmm, food for thought...

Mountainous said...

Gravity has not been kind!

Rafiki said...

@ Biche: You are right, you should just relax.

@ Mountainous: But imagine where they would be without gravity! PS: Apparently, astronauts can not even have sex in space, because of lack of gravity.

Mountainous said...

One thing you can say is at least they are real, most times dudes are ogling silicone!

kellie said...

@biche I don't think this counts as women being critical of themselves. The fundamentals of womanhood is flaunting what you got,perking up what is sagging, and hiding other parts altogether. I'm sure if the kind lady did some propping and exposed said Cs as cleavage, it would be better.

Anonymous said...

sorry, but this boob discussion is really making me mad. @kellie, wtf? sagging? do you know what breasts look like? it is totally a case of woman hating. i mean, i don't think people necessarily look good bra-less, but to call this sag is absurd and could only be said by someone who doesn't have the goods. women do hold each other down, and it's really kind of sick!

TheBigBoss said...

"Can you imagine a celebrity showing up to an awards show in Kenya wearing this?"

Remembered what happened with Serena Williams first visit to Kenya !!

coldtusker said...

Would I hit that (bra or no bra)?
Yes.
'nuff said...