Fabulous Girl's Boudoir

Monday, August 31, 2009

What he said, Part III

From Salon, via Gawker and the NYT, Glen Greenwald on the rise of Jenna Bush.
They should convene a panel for the next Meet the Press with Jenna Bush Hager, Luke Russert, Liz Cheney, Megan McCain and Jonah Goldberg (...) They can interview Lisa Murkowski, Evan Bayh, Jeb Bush, Bob Casey, Mark Pryor, Jay Rockefeller, Dan Lipinksi, and Harold Ford, Jr. about personal responsibility and the virtues of self-sufficiency.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Requisite celebrity sightings 10

Yesterday, Justin Long at Five Points for brunch.

Not as recently, I must confess, Tracy Morgan in a red sports car outside the Petco at 86th and Lexington, smiling and kissing babies. There was a crowd.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Post 1201

Why don't I have the ... whatever you want to call it ... to wear my hair all big like this every day?

Oh, right, because I'm not Grace Coddington ...


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Icons we mourn: Edward M. Kennedy

After 47 years of service, the Lion of the Senate has left us. Edward M. Kennedy passed away this evening at his home in Hyannis Port, MA.
One of the most influential and longest-serving senators in U.S. history -- a liberal standard-bearer who was also known as a consummate congressional dealmaker

There are times I wish I was one of those people who went to bed at a decent hour. Tonight, I am glad I checked the NYT website one last time before shutting down. He will be missed.



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shuesday: No, Bad, Wrong II

Whilst we were all celebrating the demise of the Croc, apparently designers caught on to the plastic footware craze?
"The advancements in plastics and similar materials during the past 20 years have made it possible not only to mold a shoe to the foot, but to make shoes odor-resistant or perfume-scented. They are also better able to handle friction and sweat, which were a problem in the plastic shoes of the past. Pictured here is a limited edition boot designed by Zaha Hadid for Lacoste."

There are not words ...


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Shuesday: For a wee lassie obsessed with pink

If you are under 5 foot 4, and your shades are blush and bashful, and you are on a budget, and you promise to practice walking in these before taking them down the aisle, then I cannot stop you from indulging yourself.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Shuesday: And for the bridesmaids

This is a smart shoe for attendants - comes in six colours, sensible 2.5 inch heel, wear-again-able. What more could they ask for?

Perhaps a little dark for a summer wedding, but I suppose it depends. If, for example, you're having a Tudor-themed wedding, the jewel tones would be magnificent. Just like JR-M. I like the grey best, but I'm sort of in a grey phase at the moment.

See here, for example. Or here. Or here (go to the bridal collection and find Premiere).

Ooh! Or here!


Monday, August 10, 2009

If you've never been to you ...

There's probably a reason, but Charlene has a warning for you, and it sounds like this ...

"Please lady, please, lady, don't just walk away
Cause I have this need to tell you why I'm all alone today (...)
I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got
I've been undressed by kings,
And I've seen some things that a woman ain't supposed to see
I've been to paradise, But I've never been to me"

(Spoken) - I kid you not:
"Hey, you know what paradise is? It's a lie. A fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be. But you know what truth is? It's that little baby you're holding,And it's that man you fought with this morning, The same one you're going to make love with tonight. That's truth, that's love."

And back to the song ...

"Sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children, That might have made me complete
But I, I took the sweet life, And never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
I spent my life exploring the subtle whoring, That cost too much to be free"

I mean, really?

I bet her hair wouldn't look that perfectly feathered if she was tending to a husband and a baby of four like a proper "discontented mother and a regimented wife".

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Occasional Baggage: Part III

I don't venture into the handbag department often (at least, not on the blog), but I couldn't pass this one up. Christian, why must you tempt me so? I adore the high heeled clasp, and I can see it with the amazing trompe l'oeil zipper applique dress I'm coveting from the Francis fall line.

(also available in black, if you're boring ...)

Also, it's the perfect colour to celebrate the birth of Ruby Jane! Welcome little one!

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Shuesday: Uptown bride

Not everyone can get away with speckled feathers and mirrored paillettes on their heels, but if you're one of those Bergdorf Blondes, this may be your shoe. Note the four and a half inch heel.


Monday, August 03, 2009

Muppets are everywhere

In a meta moment, I went searching desperately through the Boudoir* for this hilarious bit (30 Rock is a ripoff of the Muppet Show, discuss.), only to learn that I had merely posted it to Facebook, and not actually blogged it.


Anyway, this is getting blogged. The Muppets meets Mad Men.
Inspired by the eyebrow-raising news that Sesame Street will parody Mad Men in its upcoming 40th anniversary season, we’ve decided to step in and do a little casting this morning.

Big Bird: Betty Draper

Spends most of the day surrounded by kids. Never strays too far from the nest. Cloaks low-level depression with forced, manic cheer.

Discuss? At the very least, click through. It's hilarious.

Flavorwire, via NY Mag

*which isn't hard - it's surprisingly tidy.