May 14, 2014

White House Correspondents Dinner May 2014

I, like most persons, don't know what the White House Correspondents Dinner is all about. I just know that celebrities attend and they bring good fashion with them... well usually. ^_^

Here's a little about the dinner and its purpose:

The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) is an organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States. The WHCA was founded in  1914. The WHCA operates independently of the White House.

The WHCA's annual dinner, begun in 1920, has become a Washington, D.C., tradition and is usually attended by the President and Vice President. Until 1962, the dinner was open only to men, even though WHCA's membership included women. At the urging of Helen Thomas, President John F. Kennedy refused to attend the dinner unless the ban on women was dropped.

Since 1983, however, the featured speaker has usually been a comedian, with the dinner taking on the form of a roast of the President and his administration. The Dinner is a scholarship benefit for gifted students in college journalism programs.

In recent years, the dinners have drawn increasing public attention, and the guest list grows "more Hollywood". The attention given to the guest list and entertainers often overshadows the intended purpose of the dinner, which is to "acknowledge award-winners, present scholarships, and give the press and the president an evening of friendly appreciation." This has led to an atmosphere of coming to the event only to "see and be seen."This usually takes place at pre-dinner receptions and post-dinner parties hosted by various media organizations, which are often a bigger draw and can be more exclusive than the dinners themselves. (Source: Wikipedia)

This year Joel McHale (host of “The Soup” & star of “Community”) hosted. I LOVE "The Soup" with Joel and his skinny ties. 

Anyhoo on to the celebrities & the fashion:

The First Lady, looking so lovely.

 These ladies knocked it out of the park!

 I don't know what these ladies were thinking with these dresses. Huh?
Looks a little too relaxed for the event.

See above how to wear lace in red. This is not it, this makes her look older.

I love the colour but I'm just not sure about the length of the dress & the shoes. 

This is dress makes this young lady look much older than she is.

I don't like the fabric not that the bag matches the dress exactly. I love the colour.

A little too cleavage much for the event. 

I have no words...................