The obvious best table at the Globes was the Oprah/ Gayle/ Stedman/ Ava/ Pauletta/ Denzel/ Viola/ Julius table but the one I wanted to be at most was Issa Rae’s. You may have missed it but for a glorious split second, we got to see Issa Rae and Zoe Kravitz sitting side by side, smiling and waving together as glowing beacons of joy and beauty.
Kerry Washington and Yvonne Orji were also at the table. Throw in Tessa Thompson and you’ve got my imaginary dream Girls Trip. As in, if it were me starring in a real-life Girl Trip plus all my pretend celebrity BFFs. Once Blue Ivy turns 21, she’s coming too. Sure, the Oprah and Gayle table would be great but would they go to an after-party Drake was DJing and scream “Zaddy!” at him repeatedly while he ignored them? This actually happened on Issa’s InstaStory. Please go watch it before it expires.
Issa Rae’s Story also includes a reaction to her Globes loss. Issa lost to Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I’m always rooting for Issa but I really thought she was going to take it this year. Tracee Ellis Ross won in 2017 and she wasn’t nominated so the category was pretty wide open. Alas, I’ll have to settle for dreaming about sitting at Issa’s table and staring at this dress.
One of our favourite topics is the strategy and work behind celebrity fashion. To call back Lainey’s intro again, just because last night was about the Time’s Up initiative, it doesn’t mean designers and stylists didn’t work their asses off to pull off these looks. Look at Issa Rae. This dress is a statement. It’s dramatic. It’s sexy. It is stunning. It’s an “I’m an It girl, don’t forget that sh-t” dress. It’s an IDGAF about losing dress. In this dress, there are no losers. I’m obsessed with it. If it comes in white, I would like to get married in this dress. Please and thank you.