For this weeks ‘Beauty Appreciation’ post, I have picked Melissa McCarthy. I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think where I first came across Melissa McCarthy. I knew about her pre-Bridesmaids, but I just can’t think where. I also came across Gilmore Girls late, so it wasn’t from there. Ah! Just reading her Wiki page, it was Samantha Who? That’s where I first saw her! Awesome show!!
She’s amazing! I love funny women and find Melissa McCarthy particularly inspiring. A dream of mine would have been to become a comedienne and be part of SNL. The ultimate dream! I’m just no where near talented enough! Melissa has hosted and guest appeared many times.
On Friday, I decided to rent ‘Life of the Party’, but I didn’t really know much about this film.
OMG! It was so funny! Basically Melissa’s character returns to university for a year to graduate, joining the same university as her daughter. It made me think of when I returned to university in 2015 for just over a year, studying Fashion & Textiles, starting the same year as my Niece and Nephew (all different universities though). Most of my fellow students where just less than half my age. There is one character that reminded me of my friend Alison lol. I had a great time and hated to leave, but I just couldn’t afford it with our mortgage and my Husband covering all the bills. My student loan didn’t go too far to help with the bills. Anyway, this film really took me back (in an extreme way obviously). It was weird hanging out with girls half my age, but they were all so awesome and none of them made me feel old. In fact, everyone there thought I was mid twenties, including one of my tutors, who was shocked to find out my age, which was nice!
What I was surprised about was that none of the younger girls were bitchy, which was refreshing and shocking to me, especially on a fashion degree! The other mature students though, VERY two-faced and bitchy! I cut ties with them very quickly. I made some great friends during my time there, age really is just a number. I have friends older too. I think it’s healthy to have friends of all ages.
The film also stars Maya Rudolph and Chris Parnell (who are beyond amazing!) It’s a great film, I totally recommend it!
As well as being a film star & comedienne, Melissa is also a fashion designer ❤️ Melissa McCarthy – Seven7. According to their website, the Seven7 brand originated in Europe in the 1960’s. I know Evans had a Se7en range in the 90’s as I used to have a pair of jeans from there, so I’m wondering if they’re connected? They’re both plus size too, so it’d make sense.
Anyway, she’s awesome and she loves dogs too, so seriously, can she get any better?!
and I had to include some of her SNL sketches didn’t I?