Falling for Anne.

I have to admit in the past I have dismissed Anne Hathaway as a bit ‘ditzy’ – associating her with dire movies like The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada.  Rachel Zoe also used to make vacuous comments about dressing “Annie” on her reality show and the association with Ms. Zoe did Ms. Hathaway no favors in my eyes.  Well Anne will be relieved to hear that I am slowly falling for her.  Having seen her attend premieres, do interviews, and also having seen some clips for the upcoming Les Misérables, I am finding myself enthralled by her charm, sincerity and talent.

This morning I was watching The Today Show while on the elliptical – as you do – it certainly helps 30 minutes fly by.  Anne was being interviewed by Matt Lauer (another love of mine) and it was the first I had heard of her recent wardrobe malfunction where her panty-less you-know-what was captured on camera as she left the limo.  Matt opened the interview with “we’ve seen a lot of you recently” – guffaw, guffaw.  Now yes I agree the question Matt should have asked is ‘Why no panties Anne?’, but Matt didn’t choose that line of questioning.  Instead he asked Anne ‘what’s the lesson learned?’ – well surely to wear panties – no?  Instead Anne shared her sadness over why someone would photograph her in such a vulnerable position.  As she spoke I found myself full of admiration for this beautiful, articulate woman with the best haircut.  Even her sensitivity over her dramatic weight loss for the role resonated with me.  I think she’d make a great best friend – and I’m willing to forgive her for The Princess Diaries.

Last night she appeared with Jimmy Fallon singing some “Mad Libs” for Christmas Carols – her laughter is infectious:)

Avoiding all photos of the ‘malfunction’ here’s the stunning Tom Ford ensemble she wore with some very bizarre orthopedic knee-brace type shoes.  They distracted me from the lack of panties anyway.


I still remember balling my eyes out – in fact sobbing loudly – at the stage version of Les Mis in London – I went to see it twice.  I loved it so much I was hesitant about going to see the movie – but now I think I must – just need to remember the box of tissues.

Will you be watching it?

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6 thoughts on “Falling for Anne.

  1. The Flaky Fashionista

    No!!!! How could you not love Anne?? The Princess Diaries with Maria .. erm, I mean Julie Andrews?! And the clothes, oh the clothes, in The Devil Wears Prada? (not forgetting the talented Ms. Streep and that scene about the colour ‘cerulean’ Fab!) My 11 year old daughter and I are BIG Anne Hathaway fans. Can’t wait to see Les Mis. .. although I reckon it will be a grils night out. Can’t imagine the OH will be too bothered!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I think we’ll go over Xmas – or I will anyway – a bit too harrowing for my children and as you say I can’t see my Husband wanting to join me! Well at least I have a sitter:)

  2. Martha Merrill Wills

    Joanna! I’m shocked that you didn’t LOVE The Devil Wears Prada. I saw it a hundred times. I will tell you, when it was being made a good friend of mine had been busy swimming in the same circles as “Annie” and said she was dreadful in person. I took it with a grain of salt. Maybe there was a tinge of jealousy there?

    Ms. Hathaway is incredibly talented and her sense of style is terrific. I happened to fall over drooling when I saw the Tom Ford dress with those boots! I can’t believe what a powerful fashion image that was…for me at least.

    In regard to whether I’ll see Les Mis or not, I really do want to. I saw a clip about the filming and apparently all the singing was done live and then recorded later. By singing their lines in the moment of acting they were able to express more passion behind the words. Kind of intriguing!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Maybe the fact Anne was in it made me bias to start with – I might have to try it again – though dare I say it – Ms Streep isn’t one of my favorites either! xx

  3. cc

    Absolutely, I will be seeing Les Mis. It opens Christmas Day and my daughter is a big fan, so I think we are all going (since we are having a quiet, immediate family Christmas). It is refreshing to see a well-spoken, intelligent actress and a great role model for young girls.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Good for you – I think we might go over Xmas too as we’re having a quiet Xmas as well – lots of food, drink and movies – perfect! x


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