Wednesday, November 30, 2005























So, Victoria's secret is that she's a drag queen.

Sunday, November 27, 2005



OK, can someone tell me why someone as beautiful as Aishwarya Rai feels the need to strap some fuzzy caterpillars to her eyes? Is this her way of evening up the genetic lottery that gave her those stunning looks? Perhaps they're a silent apology, "no, no, do not gaze into my georgeous and exotic eyes; instead, mock the clumpy fringe around them!"

Tuesday, November 22, 2005



















And in honor of Thanksgiving: a pair of turkeys.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

















Ah, today I recommend a site for your perusal. boutiqueoverstock.com. Culled from LA's chic boutiques, the clothes are a steal, and they have a fabulous return policy. Many are the deals on designer blue jeans, as well as the cute, fitted blazer shown here- on sale for just $60!!! Check out the clearance section as well for some great finds. Ciao for now.

Friday, November 18, 2005

So, out of curiousity (and the fact that every time I Christmas shop, I find something I just have to have.) What have any of you found that is just perfect- while shopping for others, of course.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005








Apparently the fantasy juggernaut that is Harry Potter has managed to crush some stars' fashion sense underneath its massive weight. To the right, the lad who plays Harry appears to be a hobbit newly escaped from the Shire, or perhaps just the set of Lord of the Rings. To the left, it seems that somewhere Little Lord Fauntleroy is shivered naked in the streets, crying becuase some woman stole his clothing and then dipped them in grape Kool-Aid. Does the overuse of purple means this is how Madonna thinks British royalty should dress? Fantasy, indeed.

Monday, November 14, 2005


Ah, how sad my readers (all two of you...) I have left you for so long.
To make up I have a rant...And the above picture of pretty, pretty shoes!
I know that I speak frequently of fashion. Well, I must tell you that FASHION IS A LIE...A BIG BIG GIANT LIE. The lie is not that fashion exists, for it does; the lie is that you need follow it. In my other life (the one in which I am not an avenging fury smiting the tacky with my sword and flail *sigh*) I frequently write about fashion, but this does not mean that I believe all should dress according to the whims, or even the prevailing winds, of it. Style, not fashion is what you want to possess. Think of the great fashion icons, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean. Say what you will; none of them changed their look every two seconds, and most of them had a lasting effect on the fashion of the world. What they had was style. Their look may have evolved somewhat as they aged and their bodies changed, but on the whole they found a style that suited their shapes and personalities and stuck with that. (Now, I am aware that people like Madonna frequently change their looks, it's worth noting that even she only drastically changes her look about every ten years or so.) Just because every fashion magazine in the country tells you that black is the new black, doesn't mean that you need to wear black. Some of us look great in black, others (my beloved mother included) look like the reanimated corpses from Night of the Living Dead in it. Discover what suits your body, coloring, and personality, and work around that. View fashion through the lens of style, not the other way around. One of my very good friends has Converse in every shade of the rainbow, because she says they make her "short, stubby feet" look long and slender. She wears them fairly reliably on her lanky body with skinny jeans, a stretchy t-shirt, and the occasional jacket. Now, she works at a game development company, and believe me, the style suits both her lean figure and her personality (she's known for once playing Halo for forty-eight hours straight, nothing but bathroom breaks.) Find your style, and walk out proud, knowing that you don't look just like everyone on your block, in your office, at the restaurant, etc.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Ah, Jared Gold. How do I explain him. He is like Edward Gorey, had Gorey decided to become a fashion designer instead of an illustrator. His designs have a subtly twisted Edwardian feel, and what looks like it might be a bit chintzy, usually reveals itself in the teeny, tiny details as a bit demented. Click on the picture to see what I mean. Then visit his website to see, and hear, a charmingly skewed vision of the world at www.jaredgold.com. It makes me giggle.
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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Scariest Halloween costume ever!!!!

Sadly, the first thing that I thought when I saw this picture was, "that's not a half-bad drag version of Marilyn."

Thursday, November 03, 2005

It has finally happened.

We all knew it was just a matter of time before Sarah Jessica Parker ripped, tore, or pulled something as she made her daily hundred yard dash down the streets of NY in her toothpick heels. And this week, her number came up. She has ripped tendons in her foot.
I've always felt that doing things like running in beautiful heels was tempting fate in some way. Aren't these the shoes that are so gorgeous that men want to carry you? Ms. Parker vows that this will not stop her from wearing her towering heels (at least once her tendons heal.) But let this be a lesson that while strutting in heels is a great idea, running in them just isn't. See the full story here.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Buff Buffing the Buff

Ah, nothing says, "your body's not perfect even when it's perfect," like the fashion industry. Check out the article and slide show here. At least Tom Ford can mock himself and his industry.