Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
And by people I mean me.
Well, some others too.
I noticed that Bravo has been doing some sneak peeks at the Season 4 designers during Tim Gunn's new show and that just whetted my appetite for all manner of sewing and bitchy craziness wonderful. A quick Google seach for the new start revealed nothing official.
But, I did a little digging on my favorite place for all things PR, Blogging Project Runway and hit pay dirt.
They state that Heidi Klum got all out ahead of Bravo and posted that the start date is November 14. They quickly issued a ceasse and desist and she took it down.
Sooo...Nov. 14th people! Set the Tivo! And tune in here for loads of my early morning cranky recaps!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
For a little light reading with your coffee this morning, I recommend heading over to an article printed in the New York Times Magazine section this Sunday about stylist extraordinaire Rachel Zoe.
And by "stylist extraordinaire," I mean, freakishly skinny wrinkly woman who has some how transformed actresses into walking billboards for her friends and managed to talk them into dieting until they practically make Holocaust victims look rubenesque.
Some of the highlights:
Rachel will only drink Starbucks coffee. Even in Paris. A city with one of the greatest cafe cultures in the world. But, if you don't drink it there, you may as well just be a terrorist and hate America. You pinko Commie freak.
Zoe brusquely sends back a plate of steamed vegetables at a Paris restaurant because there is a small dollop of some kind of sauce. Rachel, apparently, cannot tolerate sauce or calories of any kind.
Also consumed in the article: diet Snapple and tea.
Rachel is in shock to hear that vegetables actually DO contain calories.
Clients will not be dressed in any color that does not flatter the stylist herself.
We discover the mystery of the Marchesa explosion. It's what you thought. Harvey Weinstein decided that people should wear his girlfriend's clothes and Zoe made it happen.
Her ring tone is "Riders on the Storm" by the Doors. 'Cause that's not cliche in a look-at-how-highbrow-recherche-I-am way.
Nicole Kidman is one demanding crazy person.
The author of the article does not seem to disguise a sense of amusement and distaste for Zoe. Great reading though....
photos courtesy of nytimes.com
Monday, September 17, 2007
A total non sequiter in the awards season, as it occurs months ahead of all other awards shows, but whatevs! On to the snark.
This list is in no way exhaustive. I have opinions on lots of other gowns, but these are some of my own highlights and lowlights.
Here are my least favorite ensembles of the evening.
Seriously? I swear Debra Messing wore this exact same dress two seasons ago.
I think Hayden Panettiere might be hiding small children under her skirt like Mother Ginger in "The Nutcracker Suite."
I see Rebecca Romijn rocking the Tyra arm chub. I can't figure out where it came from though since she usually has such a slamming body. It's like stunt chub or something.
The outfits I liked!While I'm a little confused by the massive influx of mermaid tail gowns and I stopped watching Grey's Anatomy when they started interviewing a neurosurgeon and a cardiothoracic surgeon for the chief of the GENERAL surgery department (hint, the chief is usually a general surgeon. Couldn't they find a real doctor to consult on that show?). I happen to love Katherine Heigl in this gown. The red lip was nice, but not scary and the neckline is super sweet.
My feelings on Wisteria Lane extend only to the following noise: (insert cacophonous vomiting sounds here). However, Eva Longoria looks stunning in this dress, I love the spangles and I happen to think short for evening is so modern.
Whoa, Heidi's not preggers! For once! Well, she looks amazing and I think this is the best color ever. I would wear a muumuu in this color. The neckline is more interesting than a typical strapless gown, and she was the only person who pulled off the leg-poking-out-of-her-slit look. I just wish Seal had buttoned his collar.
I happen to think Edie Falco looks good at most ceremonies. Not breaking ground or anything, but also doesn't look like mutton dressed as lamb. Just classic elegant and beautiful looking. See also: Sally Field.
So, office faves? People you trashed? Because, let's face it, no one is doing any work today.
photos courtesy of style.com
Friday, September 14, 2007
Look at me all down with technology and such.
Anyhoo, if you wouldn't mind...
Off to New York this afternoon for some shopping and a meet 'n greet with my florist!
Wish me luck!
UPDATE: So, clearly I forgot to add that a way to find me was through another blog! Also, please let me know where you read about me...unfortunately, people in publishing don't seem to keep you updated when they write about you. I'm always the last to hear!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
They met 17 years ago while serving on a jury in D.C. Superior Court. They got to know each other in the middle of a medical malpractice case, later fell in love and have been together ever since.
The trial ended in a hung jury. But the Moores offer themselves as Exhibit A that something good can come out of jury service.
Yesterday, they returned to the courthouse to help unveil a new U.S. postage stamp depicting 12 multicolored silhouettes and framed by the words, "Jury Duty" and "Serve With Pride." The Postal Service has printed 40 million of the 41-cent stamps and began selling them nationwide yesterday."
Don't get me wrong, I own plenty of BR staples, but lately I've found their stuff a little lame. The colors always seemed a shade off...like they had been washed too many times before being put on the hanger. Or they were pushing those uber long shorts as a work outfit. And that's something I just can't condone.
But I was in the store recently on one of my fall shopping recon missions and found myself grabbing at things like Bob Packwood on three Viagra with a Cialis chaser.
Back at work, I began perusing the website for more lustworthy togs and stumbled upon a neat perfect "work" bag.
A little background:
Work bags for professional women have to be one of the most difficult fashion conundrums. Do I buy a man's briefcase and try to rock the androgeny like Madonna in the "Express Yourself" video and basically end up looking like a huge dork? Or do I carry a purse which simply looks wildly inappropriate in most professional settings and can't carry half of my essentials for surviving a day in the urban jungle?
Oh, and I also want to be able to fit a redwell in there. Maybe even, gasp!, a laptop.
Well...hello, Somerset Vertical Tote!
Isn't she pretty?
Available in black and brown, it also looks suspiciously like the Mulberry Elgin tote that I wish I could afford. While this one isn't exactly cheap, I think it looks like a nice addition to any fledgling professional woman's wardrobe.
Start making Christmas/Chanukah/Whatever lists now!
photo courtesy of bananarepublic.com
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Like most girls of my generation, or anyone who was interested in beauty during the early to mid 90's, I was head over heels for The Body Shop products when they first came out. Not only were they just the coolest products that you just HAD to have, you felt even cooler knowing that they were "green" before green was cool.
Or at least, before it was as cool as it is now.
Anita Roddick was always the driving force behind the brand that promoted all the ecofriendly-fair trade-sustainability ideals. She was a cool, rebellious looking woman who was always traveling and protesting. She was like your hippie mom, if she hadn't grown up and become a Republican.
I recall visiting the big store in Boston during day trips from my summer camp, and spending my daily allowance on vanilla perfume oil (I thought smelling like a cookie would make the boys come running!), multicolored bath beads, and that pink peppermint foot lotion that would spawn a million copycats for years to come.
The article talks about the sale of The Body Shop to L'Oreal just last year. It was always an odd choice, since L'Oreal is widely known among environmentalists for their not-so-super animal testing policies, but Roddick stated that she hoped the sale would spur the company to change their policies.
Honestly, I haven't been in a Body Shop in years, but I will always remember the brand for making me aware of issues bigger than my middle school life and for being the first to make it cool to be green.
You can read the full obit here for another week or so.
Any classic beauty faves or favorite memories from The Body Shop?
Saturday, September 08, 2007
What were not comfortable were the Addle Hill flats. Ugh! I pitied the modeles who had to wear these for the collection.
But all in all, I think I'm most excited about the Finsbury pumps. They play into the menswear, buttoned up theme for fall and will certainly be worn around work as soon as the weather turns crisp. I'll wear them with pants for a little masculin-feminin action, and with pencil skirts and stockings for a sexy-librarian chic vibe.
And they cost less than my weekly latte-habit. And less than the amount of gas I probably used getting to Wheaton. Oh well, maybe they weren't such a good deal after all...
photos courtesy of payless.com