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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Posh Almost Consumes Food on the Cover of Glamour



Careful girl! 

Oh He's so Suave-ignon


Go pop his cork, girl! 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Move over Louboutin!


Surprise 'em coming and going with these stealthy style assassins from Miu Miu





Hmm.... normal, boxy Miu Miu, right??




Look a little harder and 




BAM! Glitter under sole. Move over Christian Louboutin! 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

One Day, I'm Gonna Wanna Know How it Came to This


Fortunately, I'll have photo documentation of my path to Fat Kid City





(Homemade walnut cocoa brownie, $3 at Colson Patisserie,

374 9th Street at 6th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn http://www.colsonpastries.com/menu)





I really should be avoiding anything labelled French for FAT




Alas, the French have such a charming way of wording "you gonna die". 

Friday, July 27, 2012

How I am Feeling Today...




That's right, Natasa Vojnovic*, I feel the same way! 



*Looking marvelous in Gucci for the Bergdorf Goodman Fall 2012 women's preview

Once More with Feeling: Sartorial Soulmates: Michael Caine

With all thoughts going to London this week, I'm re-showing my love for Michael Caine and his sauve brand of British cool.

Hit it!





Child, if all you know of Michael Caine is Alfred in "The Dark Knight", you are missing one stylish O.G. 



















and nobody got mo' play in his day!




(Oh whomever could be on the other end of Britt Ekland's loveline in "Get Carter" ?)



(Oh Alfie, tell me what it's all about!)








(yes, Nancy Sinatra! Get it!)





and he's been with Shakira!




well, that's model-actress Shakira Baksh, whom he's been with for 37 years. 
Umm.... sexy committed dad much? 





Congrats, Michael Caine, you're my current style icon. Don't F' it up!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Good Advice: Mollie Parnis Didn't Do Fast Fashion

“I’ve always had a theory that good designing doesn’t mean dresses you have to throw away every year. Things shouldn’t go out of date overnight.”



(Model in Mollie Parnis dress from Conde Nast Archive) 


My week has been composed of many classic fashion ladies with quick tongues. With the recent uproar over cheap, fast fashions made in sweatshops, this little nugget from American designer, Mollie Parnis, seems ever prudent.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Face it: These Eclairs Have a Better Life than You



Fauchon, the venerated French cookie line is giving me my dose of annual "why don't we Americans have the month of August off" envy with their Summer campaign



I mean why am I not sunning and coordinating like this apricot number?



Or being sprinkled with silver leaf like this strawberry-lime lovely about to take a quick dip? 





Instead of writing about ill fitting sweaters, I could be sliding up to the bar as cool as a cucumber ---urr,  Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean. 



-sigh- I guess this is how the cookie crumbles...


Book Club: Brave New World


(This is the cover of mine, except I lost the cover. Sad.) 



Summer is meant for lazy reading either of the escapist trash variety or a re-read. This time I'm doing a little latter.

Now '1984' is my favorite book and with its future dystopian society, Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' always gets compared to Orwell's masterpiece. Which is unfortunate.


A: the books are nothing alike.

B: 'BNW' has its own merits, which upon reading as an angsty teen, I wouldn't examine without a "well it's no 1984". Now I can appreciate its own brand of future dystopia.


And never has been the mollifying a whole generation been more relevant as we're in the age of coddling. Mr Huxley must have been looking into his crystal ball at the self esteem and everyone gets an award entitled generation that breaks down at any tiny inconvenience. Perhaps we're all on Soma Holiday right now?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Somebody Snatched up Tickets to See Polly Mellen Speak



Legendary editor Polly Mellen is giving a lecture with Fern Mallis at the 92Y in December and I cannot think of a better birthday present to myself.

Known for being an editor at Harper's Bazaar (back when it was good and not being run into the ground), American Vogue (under her mentor Diana Vreeland) and Allure, she was an early advocate of both Isaac Mizrahi and Todd Oldham.

And she's a real spitfire.

Can't wait. More tickets available: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Event/Polly-Mellen.aspx

Friday, July 20, 2012

Shalom Harlow for Jason Wu

There's something so 'My Name is Dita, I'll be your mistress tonite' about Shalom's role in Jason Wu Fall 2012 ads




I've been bad. Soooo bad. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Carmen dell’Orefice Raises the Roof



 “If you had the ceiling falling down in your living room, wouldn’t you go and have a repair?”











-Carmen dell’Orefice, when asked about work she's had done in new supermodel documentary, "

About Face: Supermodels Then and Now"


Love her! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Summer; 'Settle Down' with No Doubt

Gwen Stefani and crew are back with their first new album in 11 years but its sound looks even further back to their ska and reggae influences           


         
            


Not as much of that new wave gloss as 'Return of Saturn' and 'Rock Steady' and Gwen has definitely toned down the over the top costuming of her solo career retiring to her tanks and bad pants combo from the 2000's


Although the Love Angel Music Baby Asian ladies make cameos






As does a  L'oreal lip gloss cameo to remind us of the lady's post front-woman career





All in all, I personally prefer the sparkle and shine of late ND / solo Gwen, but I can't deny the ear worm this jam has already crafted in me noggin'.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thanks for the AD: Zombie Squirrels on the F Train



Smart move City Parks Foundation. Thanks to whoever thought up this clever campaign, I am now thinking of strolling hand in hand with a squirrel in my neighboring park.

I just hope he not zombie!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Gosh, I Can't Wait...


(Sportmax Fall 2012 ad with Karlina Caune)

I Want this Vogue Italia Life



In my dreams I Summer in one of those California cities where 80 is a record heat (here's looking at you San Diego / San Fran), but alas I melt in Manhattan.

This July 2012 Vogue Italia editorial, featuring the luscious Kerry Washington, makes me feel like I am Diana Ross plotting my exit from Motown to Tinsel Town




And looking chic and dry while taking meetings by the pool




And just plain Doin' it! 



Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday the 13th Style Icons: Mark from Part 2

                                 gif maker


In honor of it being July, Summer and all that "America!" ish, let's make this entry of 'Lucky at the Mall, Unlucky at Camp' honoree a real guy next door







This was one of the first times you got to see Jason as the killer and right out the gate he was determined to be an equal opportunity slasher of slutty teens. It may not be The Special Olympics, but including a wheelchair bound victim was Jason's way of doing his part for diversity









Shame Mark's wardrobe weren't a little more diverse consisting mostly of this football jersey-esque top for most of his on-air time






(Man I never did get where exactly the killer is supposed to be in this scene)



Oh and this kid gave great hair. Look at the perfect coif and those full eyebrows. You just know he was modelling Hoverounds on the side






Well until Jason put a machete into that cleft chin. Oops!






Happy Friday the 13th! 



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