Puttin on the Ritz

Recently my husband and I attended a benefit for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Puttin’ on the Ritz. He was happy because he could smoke cigars, watch amateur boxing and drink whiskey all evening. I was happy because I had an excuse to wear my new Carolina Herrera gown. Plus it was all for a great cause. Everyone wins! I have a feeling we might be making this one an annual event.

Dirk and Lori at Puttin' on the Ritz
Dirk and Lori at Puttin’ on the Ritz
Lori and Tracey
Lori and Tracey

Best dressed

I enjoyed watching the 82nd annual Academy Awards last night. This year, I saw six out of the nine Best Picture nominees: The Artist, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, The Descendants, Moneyball and War Horse. I believe The Artist deserved to be named Best Picture…but I must say that Uggie got robbed in the Best Actor category.

But now on to more important matters. Who was best dressed on the red carpet? Here are my top picks. And Tim Gunn!

Christopher Plummer
Judy Greer in Monique Lhuillier
Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab
Natalie Portman in vintage Christian Dior
Ellie Kemper in Armani Prive
Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen