Many years ago, I walked through the old Abercrombie & Fitch, back when they sold safari gear to tiger hunters. I’ve not set foot in the store since then, nor have I ever worn any of their clothes. Still, if they want to limit the sizes they offer, they can do what they want. A touchy-feely org named Change.org has a petition calling for people to boycott fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch until CEO Mike Jeffries offers plus-sizes to consumers. Florida native Benjamin O’Keefe, 18, who described struggling with an eating disorder and feeling “worthless” because he couldn’t fit into popular clothing styles, created the petition on Tuesday. Why would anyone want to wear the clothes of a store that does not want them?
HommeMystere translates from the French as mystery man. And the male underwear (lingerie) company says: We are not concerned if you are gay, straight, vegetarian, republican, anglican, martian or any other persuasion. We just design and manufacture attractive luxury underwear for men. Um, no thanks. I blame Drudge Report for this one. Sorry.
Just exactly who Karolina Kurkova is, I’ve no idea, but she was caught outside in a less-than-pc dress (that featured guns on it) and the world promptly stopped:
Ol’ Archie Drury should take Karolina to the range, where she can feel at home in her gear.
British “design engineer” Jess Eaton introduced her second “high-fashion” collection in December at London’s White Gallery, this time consisting of supposedly elegant bridal wear made in part with roadkill, cat and alpaca fur, seagull wings and human bones.
The lady who won the Miss Russia title, Elmira Abdrazakova, has met her share of Miss Russia haters. She is taking a lot of flak for not being Russian enough:
Borat would be seeing red.
Miss Russia beauty pageant winner Elmira Abdrazakova tells London’s Sun newspaper that she’s being bombarded with hate mail for “not being Russian enough.”
The newly crowned brunette’s dad is a Tatar, an ethnic minority, and she was born in Kazakhstan — the same country that was put on the map by the mockumentary “Borat.”
One person ranted on a Russian Web site that Abdrazakova could only be considered “a real beauty among sheep.”
I am resisting any references to fish ‘n chips and tatar sauce. As for her representing her country, I think it a great thing. . .
I am low maintenance. In fact, I use soap on my short hair. But after a visit to the Daily Mail, where I saw Stephanie Seymour’s son Harry Brant, talking about perfect dewy skin, I have to wonder if we have lost it as a society:
Harry and his older brother Peter II, who grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut with their two siblings and high-flying parents, are often in the limelight due to their busy social lives and eccentric style.
So in addition to acne treatments, Harry uses make-up to try to achieve ‘the whole dewy thing,’ inspired by Karlie Kloss’s flawless complexion.
His beauty routine includes nude eyeliner, bronzer and his favorite product, tinted moisturizer.
‘It just makes you more… even-toned and luminous,’ he said of the moisturizer. ‘I love luminous.’
And while Harry is fine with lining his lids in beige, he says mascara is off-limits.
‘I think using mascara is when you cross the line from man make-up that’s good to man make-up that’s womanly,’ he told the website.
Instead, he curls and tints his eyelashes.
‘I’m not going to lie,’ Harry admitted, ‘there are times when I have to start over because I end up looking like a drag queen.’
He continued: ‘It’s so fun for me, but I have to remind myself that I’m not doing my little sister’s make-up.’
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It is a good thing I joined the Navy, ‘cuz my closet is stuffed with animal prints. I have to tip my cover to Cee Lo in this cheetah number. Grrrrrrrrrrrr, go get ‘em
Is someone going to tell Cape Fear and Kalifornia star Juliette Lewis that the green Maoist cadet cap she wears is the chapeau of choice for a dictator who killed between 49 and 78 million people? And that is just a conservative estimate, considering the 120 million I saw listed once. Does anyone in Hollywood even care:
I work with a Navy Captain who has one displayed on his desk with all his other naval parenphanalia. He does not (to the best of my knowledge) wear it when he shops for arugula at Whole Foods, however. . .
Guess where these came from: “Makeup makes you more attractive.” “Don’t be a plain Jane.” “A sweater with a skirt is better than a sweater with slacks” “No flats.” “Paint your nails.” “Don’t be afraid of color.” And, “brunettes have more leeway with vibrant colors than blondes or redheads.”
Look, my rule of thumb when it comes to dressing myself is: Would Harold (Harry to a select group of friends) Potter wear it? Otherwise known as: WHPWI? So when I saw this picture, I felt encouraged. I have piles of camouflage pants and sports coats that are a steak dinner or three too tight. Quite obviously, camo and sports coats don’t go together. Nor would Harold usually wear it. Until now:
Oh, hell yeah. Time to get my fashion victim on. . .
The Miss America beauty pageant is usually a tame affair. Ladies from all our fifty states (plus the District and other territories) highlight their various skills and try to keep their cheese soufflés together as they strut around in their swimsuits.
But this year, a couple of compelling stories are invading the internet. Like Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, who is the first Miss America contestant with autism.
Or Miss DC, Allyn Rose, who intends to go under the knife and receive a double mastectomy after the pageant is over. (She is representing DC, but was also Miss Maryland according to another news source?)
Special Update: Did you know that Mariah Cary is Miss Iowa?
Also Special: Brooklyn in ‘da house, Miss New York Mallory Hagan wins Miss America!
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Tonight, we are struggling which of the stories on Sheena Monnin to post. I’ll let you choose. You can read: Pa. beauty queen says she’s shocked by $5M ruling.
Or perhaps, you prefer the national flavor of this one: US beauty queen says she’s ‘shocked’ by ruling that she owes Miss USA pageant $5 million. Yahoo, you gotta make up your mind and then let your editors know.
Per the Miss USA website, Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin believes her strongest talent is being an attentive and heartfelt listener. Sheena describes herself as persistent, focused and compassionate. Not trying to be snarky, but you could probably add talkative to Sheena’s strengths/weaknesses.
I think that any leys there are in Constitution or in life, are already made.
I think that we should have, uh, a straight way to go in our similar, or, eh, in our lives as is this.
For example, I’m a surfer, and I think that the best wave that I can take is the wave that I wait for it.
So please do our only, eh, law that we can do. Thank you Vegas!
–Miss Venezuela Irene Sofia Esser Quintero
(in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant)
Patagonia has one of the more bizarre advertising campaigns of a large company. Get this: To make [this jacket] required 135 liters of water, enough to meet the daily needs (three glasses a day) of 45 people. Its journey from its origin as 60% recycled polyester to our Reno warehouse generated nearly 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, 24 times the weight of the finished product. This jacket left behind, on its way to Reno, two-thirds its weight in waste. And their tag-line is: Don’t Buy This Jacket. . .
If you missed the Miss Universe pageant, Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, was just crowned the champion.
Normally, I would make up some funny Navy joke and insert it here, but Miss Culpo’s talent is playing the cello. And the US Navy stopped accepting cellists into our ranks back when we had our last wood shortage in March of 1794. Is it a coincidence that this ship, still in service today, was commissioned that very month? Old Ironsides must of taken a lot of wind instruments to build. On a breezy day, you can still hear Vivaldi’s Four Seasons blowin’ through her sails.
Ms. Olivia Culpo, a Boston University sophomore (home to the USS Constitution), probably knows this better than us.