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Archive for August 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
...spare yourself the drama and get out of (mid)town. it is CRAZY here & is getting worse by the minute...and has been for the past couple of hours. the media, the teens, fans, gawkers, tourists, people without jobs, etc. are all lined up trying to peek at the action. sporadically, you will hear cheers and screams coming from the surrounding area of Radio City Music Hall. Rockefellar Center, 51st st, & 52nd street is where its at. The red carpet has been rolled out complete with london guards...(was that Fergie's idea?) tents are up, walkie people are rooted to their posts. The result can be summed up in a word: Chaos. So, unless you are an insider or were able to snag yourself some tickets @ 5 grand a pop, watch the action from home...that is if you can make it home...if not you know they'll replay it 500,000 times.
VMA on YouTube
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Kyo Hashimoto "Little Birdy Pendant" Acrylic, Silver $108 aud; Irena Lang "Black Onyx & Flourite Necklace" Black Onyx, Flourite $84 aud ; Pinching Perlagoniums "White & Green Button Brooch" Vintage buttons, Wire $85 aud;
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Play "Moose Necklace" Leather $50 aud; Pinching Perlagoniums "Yellow & White Button Brooch" Vintage buttons, Wire $85 aud; Kyo Hashimoto "Disco Kitten Neckpiece" Acrylic, Steel $144 aud; Irena Lang "Amethyst Drop Earrings" Amethyst, Freshwater Pearls $85 aud; available @ moose austrailia
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I think Catherine Keener is an amazing & talented actress, so I was very happy to see the article "Being Catherine Keener" in the NY Time's T Style Magazine this week. I am also very excited about her current project the adaptation of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" as it is one of my all time favorite children's books. I also think she is beautiful, and loved the photos...especially this top one where she is wearing a Marni wool dress, $1,125, and belt & gloves by Marc Jacobs.
Quote of the Day:
"I knew how talented Judd Apatow was when they approached me about “40-Year-Old Virgin.” That movie has given me a new audience. The other night a group of guys who left their trash in the alley near my house got really excited when they saw me. They screamed, “Will you take my virginity?” That’s my new audience: a bunch of punks."- Catherine Keener talking about how she chooses her roles based on who directs the film
read: Being Catherine Keener By Lynn Hirschberg in the New York Times
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The Challenge: to a look for a hip, international jet setter; their models: themselves
The designers were given 15 minutes to sketch & a budget of $75.
Francisco Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein Women & Catherine Malandrino were the guest judges for this challenge. After the runway show, the designers were sent to the airport, had to travel in their designs to Paris, and did another mini runway show @ Parsons Paris for Catherine. Catherine added her scores to the original New York runway scores and the winners/losers were announced. The next challenge will be in Paris it seems!!!
Rockstar all the way. Heidi was right this look did look expensive. This was incredibly ambitious, well tailored, the look fit his personality & personal style, and most importantly this look translates to a number of different locations-- that is if you're a rocker. It was nice to see him finally beat Michael, but then again the win only feeds his ego.
Time to Celebrate Angela is OUT!
This outfit was hideous. She was unable to think this design out through the end. Did she even think about traveling in the outfit?? I don't know what she was thinking when she chose this fabric. It was incredibly wrinkled already on the runway. She even commented that her own design was uncomfortable to walk down the runway! Imagine how uncomfortable she must have been on the flight to Paris?!
There is no doubt that Angela has a point of view. Her point of view is the problem...a big problem. Her signatures are pure over embellishments. I can also confidently express that she has next to zero personal style. In this challenge her inability to think forward and really imagine her design being worn by an international jetsetter hurt her. Sure the girl can sew, but who cares when you can't put a single look that has an ounce of style. Her signature touches made me want to gag...Honestly, if someone gave me that to wear I think I would throw up on them. I don't even want to think about what a collection of her clothes might look like.
Michael Staying Cool in Seersucker:
When I first saw this on the runway I didn't realize the pants were seersucker, but I like it so much more that it is. He is so talented, so nice, and he has great personal style. This had white party written all over it. He is going to win this thing.
Laura playing sophisticate:
Laura created a simple cocktail dress. It was chic, well made, and perfect for the challenge. But I can't help but think that the judges are contradicting themselves a bit for ripping on Uli and others for sending the same stuff down the runway time and time again. This is a lovely dress, I would wear it, but I don't think Laura has the range to win Project Runway.
Uli ran into trouble here because of the dress's tropical locale limitations. They also expressed concern that they have seen this style, this point of view too many times. Hopefully, she too can begin to show some range. I think she has the ability to move beyond a resort wear collection. I must say that them showing during Spring 2007 would play in her favor though.
Vincent plays it safe even with immunity:
At the beginning of the episode I anticipated that the guys would have trouble with the challenge, as most of them focus on women's wear. I was wrong, they didn't have trouble, but Vincent had to use his own pants as a pattern or "rub off" to create these. I thought the V-neck looked unfinished, and had a "d.i.y." look. The sweater combined the looks of a sweatshirt you would cut up and a classic roll neck sweater. It was just blah. Personally, when I think of an international jetsetter I think of a more crisp & tailored look. The flip flops & sloppy sweater is just another everyday traveler. There was nothing smart or innovative about his design. In my minde the designers should use their immunity to push their point of view and skills as their designer. In Vincent's case, we, the viewers, need him to do that. He still hasn't proven himself as a designer even when taking into account his win last week. As far as I am concerned last week's win was a fluke.
Kayne dressing himself up as Elvis:
unless you're jetsetting to Graceland, you won't be wearing this. The print on the back of the shirt was too Garth Brooks for me & the "Kayne" belt was a little too "Boy Toy". However, I really like Kayne's personality and I wanted him to stay.
Project Runway airs on Bravo on Wednesdays 10/9c
read Tim's Take
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
After the controversy surrounding Harper's Bazaar cover of the very pregnant & very nude Britney Spears being displayed in Tokyo I found these photos to be particularly amusing. Initially, Tokyo officials wanted this Britney photo to be censored, but eventually caved to public pressure & decided to allow the photo, and Britney in all her naked glory. NYC subway stations aren't nearly as colorful or racy these days.
photos via: Britney Zone
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The stars were out last night for the Emmys. Many of them were nominated for shows that had been canceled or "put to rest" and did not even attempt to hide their bitterness. They complained about the heat, and yet dressed for fall. There were catfights, overdue wins, upsets, and of course hillarious moments!
Here are my highlights:
Conan was on...thank god, because the majority of the show was pretty boring... I love Conan, his opening number was one of the best.
The Best Sport:
Conan announced that Bob Newhart's air supply would be exhausted if the show crossed the three-hour mark...I thought this was one of the best gags...it probably wasted more time than anything, but it was funny & I love Bob Newhart I think he is the cutest old man...I was also a big fan of his reoccuring role on ER....
BEST ON SCREEN DUO goes to:
COLBERT & Jon Stewart, obviously the highlight of the night. They are hysterical and I love them.
WTF MOMENT OF THE NIGHT:
Barry Manilow beats out Stephen Colbert, Craig Ferguson, David Letterman, and Hugh Jackman for an emmy...an emmy he is using as a good luck charm when he undergoes hip surgery today. BARRY: TMI! ...COLBERT WAS ROBBED!!!!
BEST ACCEPTANCE SPEECH GOES TO:
Katherine Heigl goes for head to toe old hollywood glamour in a gorgeous Escada gown. She wins, solely because she didn't wear purple.
Evangeline Lilly in a purple strapless Versace gown. the cut of this dress was perfect for her, her hair long & wavy, jewelry subdued. she looked perfect on the carpet & on stage.
Heidi Klum in Michael Kors...loved the color & she wins for best hair
portia de rossi in zac posen...love the red accents...perfect for fall
eva longoria when for a white cocktail length dress...she could look good in anything.
Debra Messing in a white tiered Alberta Ferretti gown, she looked great
Sarah Chalke looked amazing in this ivory lace by Louisa Beccaria.
Calista Flockhart in Grecian-inspired Derek Lam
mariska harigtay...i loved her hair and she has that post pregnancy glow... i love that her dress was full of detail and hugged her new figure...she is one hot mama!!
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS in black and white Narciso Rodriguez ...keeping it simple, & was incredibly flattering on her
love this dress...jaime looks great...she is usually hit or miss but this flaunts her killer body and the color works for her.
Kyra Sedgwick in a Giorgio Armani Privé gown
i can't decide if i like this...i don't like the poufyness...i do like the color...
wow tyra...love this Georges Chakra dress. too bad i can't stand her.
leah...looking great in the color of the night
Jennifer Love Hewitt in a silver Collette Dinnigan dress. don't like her hair...but then again it is fake.
ellen pompeo in John Galliano for Christian Dior
her hair, her dress, gross. i hate it.
oh how jessica simpson must be laughing now...what was vanessa thinking with this blue number...
Sandra Oh in Vera Wang. the ruffles are too much and she should have skipped the necklace all together. She should have kept it sleek & simple...like her hair.
she looks like a couch in this dress...the length looks soo sloppy...it just isn't flattering on her. i do however like the plunging neckline & purple sash
paula abdul is on drugs again
steve carell and his wifey nancy...oh he is just too cute, he looked fab
patrick dempsey always looks great but he looked a bit awkward in his bow tie
jeremey piven went for a dotted ascot...he brought his mom as a date. how cute. i love that he tried to do something different...the women should take note.