Lessons Learned from the 2013 Oscars

We’ve already covered the best and worst dressed at the 2013 Oscars. [if you missed it check out my official review here.] Each year we can learn all about style and what to wear, what not to wear and what seams are not flattering. [I’m looking at you Anne Hathaway...]

Unless you’re living under a rock, do not have power [thanks snowstorms] or have given up t.v. or the internet for lent, you've heard about the infamous Jennifer Lawrence graceful fall. Even if you don’t have any of these things I know you've heard about this fall.

If it were me who fell up the stairs while accepting an Oscar, I probably would have avoided the press conference all together or I would have been crying. Something. 

Not Jennifer. Not even close. She took the fall with such grace... though I too would fall if Huge Jackman & Ben Affleck would rush to pick me up.

Jennifer looked fabulous in her dress. Though, I was a cynic at first I've come around. But seriously, that dress is huge, how do you expect not to fall up the stairs?

My favorite question from her press conference was “Was that a fall? What happened?”

Jennifer’s response? “What do you mean what happened? Look at my dress. I tried to walk upstairs in this dress. That's what happened. I don't actually -- yes, I think I just stepped on a fabric and they waxed the stairs.”

On top of this she was also heard saying “yes I took a few shots before I went up there” and admitting that she was starving on the red carpet. What other 22 year-old on the red carpet would be so blunt and real about all of that? I’m not sure, but I’m diggin’ it.

So, what can we glean from all of this?

Aside from the need for extreme carefulness when wearing haute couture and walking up stairs..

Just roll with the punches. We might fall flat on our face when we are looking our best, or at a huge defining moment in our careers or lives, similar to accepting an Oscar. But how you react to an unplanned and possibly terrifying and embarrassing moment is what defines you.

When you fall flat on your face, you've got to be able to pull yourself together, learn from your mistakes [for Jennifer it might include not eating before the Oscars and wearing a huge ball gown] and laugh a little. Because in the words of my grandmother, “if that’s the worst thing to happen to you...”

Guess you’re pretty lucky to have the opportunity to fail or embarrass yourself. Plus, most times when we non-celebs fall, it’s not broadcast world-wide.

And if you haven’t watched her press conference you’ll want to do that now. [find it here]

B aka Bri runs the blog fit[fash]run! She's a midwestern fashionista, runner and fitness junkie who inspires others to take that first small step out of their comfort zone. Her blog features fashion, food and fitness all while following her journey. In Bri's other life, she's a communications professional who's full of jokes, she did always dream of being a comedian. 


  1. I did NOT care for her dress at first. Then the more I have seen it, the more I am really loving it! Plus she won me over when she fell and took it so well!

  2. If I wasn't before (which I was), I am definitely a fan now! Her press conference afterward had me dying! Such a quick wit and so honest. Loved it!