Oct 28, 2011

Project Runway the Finale: Pretty Dresses All the Same

Sing to Little Boxes, theme song of Weeds

Anya Ayoung-Chee's collection. Images@Fashion Development Group
Pretty dresses on the runway,
Pretty dresses made of flowing fabrics,
Low cut dresses on the runway,
The winner's outfits are all the same.
There's a kaftan and a kaftan
And a swim suit and a kaftan,
And they're all made out of flowing fabrics
And they all look just the same.

And the viewers in their houses
All were rooting for a choking Viktor
And the judges with their score cards
Decided Anya all the same.
There was Josh along with Anya
And he too was the judges' fav'rite.
Despite bedazzlers and a mean streak,
Despite his outfits made of ticky tacky,
Josh came in second all the same.

As those two rode high on score cards,
K and V got tepid comments,
Dismissed like flotsam, dissed like amateurs,
Told to go, and auf wiedersehened,
Told to pack their sewing kits,
Told that all their pretty outfits,
All had come out pretty lame.

As for Michael and for Heidi
and for Nina and the other judges,
All their comments sounded biased,
And their judgments were all ticky tacky,
for they all ruined Project Runway.
What a gosh-darned-awful shame.

Winner Anya will start her fashion line
And Josh will raise more hackles
And their outfits made of ticky tacky
Will all look just the same.
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they're all made out of flowing fabrics
And they all look just the same.

They all look pretty much the same

Oct 10, 2011

How Cool is This Site? Pretty on the Outside

Andy Cohen from Bravo clued me in on this funny, fabulous, image-filled site. If you are a Real Housewives fan (or not) you will love the drawings. Check them out: Pretty on the Outside. 

Image@Pretty on the Outside

Aug 15, 2011

Images Tell All: Perry, Bachmann, and Romney


 Decide for yourselves. Really, no comment.

Jul 31, 2011

Airbrush Furor Over L'Oreal Ads

The uproar has been loud and my guess is that most of us have seen them. Two ads designed by L'Oreal have been banned in Great Britain. Good for them. While Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington are beautiful women, they are both over 40 and have "over forty" skin, but from the ads you would never know it. In these two photographs they are shown as they appear normally, so you can judge for yourself. I think they still look beautiful but more their age.
Still beautiful, but you can definitely see the
lines in her face

It's a bit unfair to take an image of a person who
only intends to do a bit of grocery shopping, but
it shows that Julia is just like every woman.

Now compare the above two photos with the banned ads. No wonder women feel self-esteem issues about their looks when they look at these false ads.

Was the Advertising Standards Authority in Great Britain right to ban these ads in your estimation? I for one am glad that someone is putting their foot down. Those cosmetics would in no way produce such drastic results. Truth in advertising protects the consumer. I am glad these are banned across The Pond.

Jul 6, 2011

Casey Antony Freed

This photo of defense attorney Cheney Mason at the victory celebration after the verdict says it all about the caliber of the people who made up the defense team of this lying whoring (their terms) "good" mother:

Image of Cheney Mason, Casey Anthony defense lawyer @Daily Mail
Juror Jennifer Ford cried  when the jury voted to clear Casey Anthony of
her daughter's murder.
Yeah, I agree that the prosecution did not prove the murder of this little girl by her mother beyond a reasonable doubt, but the verdict still sticks in my craw. What's even worse is that HLN (Headline News) reports that Casey wrote that if she got off she intended to get pregnant again. I am aghast.

Click on this article at the Daily Mail to read the rest.

Apr 27, 2011

Bethenny Frankel and Skinny Girl Margarita

Bethenny in her bug
I loved Bethenny Frankel's humorous observations on The Real Housewives of New York, where she played not a housewife, but the friend to one. I love that she's made it big with her new show on Bravo and with the sale of her Skinny Girl margarita (to the tune of $120 million). Having never tasted the stuff, I thought I would look up a review of the drink. This one from Esquire is pretty funny:
What it tastes like:Say the cute little four-year-old down the block made a bowl of lemonade but instead of sugar used Splenda and instead of lemons used lemon flavoring and put it in a big bowl filled with ice and set it in the sun so all the ice melted and the "lemonade" got kind of hot and she got bored and went inside and a Labrador retriever came along and lapped some up and then stuck his head in the bowl and got the stuff all up in his nose and sneezed uncontrollably into the bowl for a while. That's what it tastes like. On ice.

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/skinnygirl-margarita-0211#ixzz1Kj9etg3u

Mar 25, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor's Violet Eyes

I have never seen Elizabeth Taylor's violet eyes in person, but always wanted to. This image is striking for showing their color, which made Warren Beatty exclaim his admiration out loud when he met her.

Rest in peace, beautiful lady. In your final years, your charity work on behalf of others made you as famous as your stunning looks, drama-filled life and fifty plus films.

Mar 7, 2011

Margaret and Helen: You Just Have to Love These Two Lil' Ol Ladies

Margaret and Helen prove that while the body ages, a mind that stays as sharp as a tack combined with a talent for writing biting satire plus years of sage wisdom prove to be a winning combination. If you are among the one or two liberals who have not yet visited this blog (their insights will infuriate other political leanings), then rush over to their blog. Here are some nuggets:
"I find it funny how universal healthcare is big government gone bad, but somehow the government crawling up my uterus and telling me what choice to make isn’t. Odd how giving patients information about end of life options is a “death squad for Grandma” but sonograms before abortions are simply souvenirs for the family photo album."
"Those lavish benefit checks on average are about $375 per week or about $1,600 per month. Only about 37 percent of unemployed workers actually collect unemployment benefits, and the unemployed workers who are not collecting benefits find a job, on average, only about one week earlier than unemployed workers who are collecting benefits."
"The thing about politics, Margaret, is that these days there really is no middle ground. Not a single candidate won their seat with a mandate. Show me a candidate who took 100% of the votes and I’ll show you a candidate with a mandate. For example, even Mr. Coons up there in Delaware represents 40% of voters who preferred a witch. And Governor Perry down here in my state is still the Governor for over 2 million Texans who voted for the other guy. Which one do you think is looking for middle ground today?"
And on and on. They remind me of my liberal mother-in-law (now deceased) who spoke from the heart. One might not always agree with them, but you have to give them kudos for their wisdom and courage to speak their minds. Really.