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Monday, January 31, 2005

International fashion faux-pas, anyone?

In yet another unsurprising nose-thumbing at the unusually juxtaposed worlds fashion and the Holocaust, VP Cheney took a moment to dress like a suburban snowblowing grandpa at the ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The Washington post reports:
The ceremony at the Nazi death camp was outdoors, so those in attendance, such as French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir Putin, were wearing dark, formal overcoats and dress shoes or boots. Because it was cold and snowing, they were also wearing gentlemen's hats. In short, they were dressed for the inclement weather as well as the sobriety and dignity of the event.

Cheney stood out in a sea of black-coated world leaders because he was wearing an olive drab parka with a fur-trimmed hood. It is embroidered with his name. It reminded one of the way in which children's clothes are inscribed with their names before they are sent away to camp. And indeed, the vice president looked like an awkward boy amid the well-dressed adults.

Like other attendees, the vice president was wearing a hat. But it was not a fedora or a Stetson or a fur hat or any kind of hat that one might wear to a memorial service as the representative of one's country. Instead, it was a knit ski cap, embroidered with the words "Staff 2001." It was the kind of hat a conventioneer might find in a goodie bag.

It is also worth mentioning that Cheney was wearing hiking boots -- thick, brown, lace-up ones. Did he think he was going to have to hike the 44 miles from Krakow -- where he had made remarks earlier in the day -- to Auschwitz?

Enough said.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

The Good, the Bad, the Globes

Aside from the obvious all occasion great dressers - Anjelica Huston, Mischa Barton, Nicole, Uma, and a special kudo to Teri Hatcher for looking her best AND taking home a statuette - here are some dresses I loved:

Claire in lavender Valentino Glenn in Geoffrey Beene
Hilary in Calvin Klein Felicity Huffman

And in the not-living-up-to-your-job-as-enviable-arm-candy role, here's Clive Owen with a nasty peppermint stick of a girl. Had to include this one of Laura Linney, who I quite like, but is channeling some horrible Helen Hunt memory I have with the tight hair and too much eyeliner:

Don't do this, ever. I thought Hilary was the boxer ...

I'm not putting that horrible excuse for a dress that Halle Berry wore up here, it's just too sad. But major kudos to Johhny Depp, for looking fabulous and standing out in a sea of black:


Friday, January 14, 2005


Keeping warm while waiting for a good home in Jordan

My Heart Belongs to Riedel

Say what you will, and I can wine aficionado with the best of them, these new glasses are fun to look at and delighful to hold. I have eight, two for each of my preferred wines.


Available at Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, and other fine stores.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

New heights of stupidity

Apparently, because I've been fortunate enough not to be able to find any photos, although I trust my sources, there were Republican protesters in Olympia, WA yesterday dressed in orange (hunting costumes, natch) INSPIRED BY YUSHCHENKO'S SUPPORTERS IN THE UKRAINE supporting a re-vote for governor of Washington state. I'm speechless, so feel free to comment yourselves.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Must Read

This is stolen from Daily Candy, but that's what blogging's all about. Try to incorporate at least one of these terms into the lexicon of your cohort. My favs are in pink.

n. Area populated by good-looking people. ("Let's go downtown. Fifth Street has turned into a total beighborhood.")
n. Acronym. Describes (busy, working, all-too-typical) couple: Dual Income, Zero Orgasm.
Earnest Hemorrhagen.
A man who is oppressively forthcoming with every thought and feeling. Antonym: Ernest Hemingway, linguistically stingy author.
n. One who is incredibly dumb but incredibly cute, who simultaneously attracts and repels. ("I'm so ashamed. I hooked up with that foxymoron last night.")
n. Acronym. Girl-Hating Girl. The one whose only friends are guys.
n. A less-than-hygienic boyfriend. ("Better open the window. Here come Gloria and her hobeau.")
n. A group of undesirable sycophants. ("The party was fun until Justin showed up with his nontourage.")
n. The secret bond one has with her pharmacist. ("Only Mr. Myers knows the truth about my little Klonopin/Paxil/laxative habit.")
n. Person who chronically misses every appointment (e.g., haircuts, doctor visits, dinners). ("Is Louisa going to show, or is she pulling a showflake again?")
n. Socialite/designer/whatever. The model/actress/ whatever of the '00s. You know the type.
n. Gym dandies who constantly check themselves out in the mirror. ("If that staremaster touches his pecs one more time ...")

Something to look forward to

Welcome to 2005 - sorry for the stoppage - the end of the year was crazy here and I was feeling uninspired. But now there's something to look forward to, and yet another reason to head to NYC. Cristos is amazing, and I can't wait to see this newest piece.