“I feel there’s a power watching us, seeing what we do and taking care of us. That feeling gives me a strength. The life path of a soccer player is the best and most beautiful thing that could happen to you.” David Beckham has delusions
“Their homework is so hard these days, I sat down with Brooklyn the other day and I was so like, ‘Victoria, maybe you should do the homework tonight.’ Obviously the power fails David Beckham in the brain department.
“It’s totally done different to what I was teached when I was at school” David Beckham. Teached? Power failure.
“Much of it will be inaccurate or simply untrue. I can handle that, it is my own stupid fault, as usual.” George Michael after he was arrested in London. The power was watching over him. Stupid
“I just have my little fashion company. When I’m around these guys, I feel stupid to talk about it.” J.Lo at the Dolce Gabbana show. Stupid only when she is around them.
“ We were all drunk, John Goodman took a picture of George naked with Groucho Marx glasses over his private area and we used to have that on the fridge.” Roseanne Barr on outrageous claims she got so drunk with George Clooney he allowed her to keep a photograph of his genitals. What the?! Groucho Marx?
“I called it The Face. But I knew better than to do it at that stage of my career. I must have told her the story.” George Clooney replies to Roseanne’s story. What the!? (Look into my face..)
“I’ve had about four days in my entire life when I’ve looked at myself and thought: ‘You are so ready to have sex right now, you can just walk into the room and flaunt it. And on those days, I was probably drunk!” Kirstie Alley looked at her face and hic!
“ But even when I was skinny, I thought I was too fat for sex.” Kirstie Alley needs glasses.
“ In every interview I read, somebody was asking her about her weight and, ‘Do you throw up in the bathroom?’ I mean, no one asks teenage boys, ‘Do you have pubic hair yet? What size are your balls?’ Whereas they’ll ask a teenage girl, ‘Are you still a virgin?’ Sideways star Virginia Madsen on Lindsay Lohan (Or do you wear Groucho Marx glasses? ) Yes, but does she throw up?
“Listen to the voice of your heart, not the voice in your head. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’” Jessica Simpson hasn’t been listening. ( ‘Well, the voice in my heart says that if Jessica’s brain was a television, the only show on would be Teletubbies’ ..The superficial) stupid.
“I’m just not interested in fame any more. The truth is, I see myself as one of the characters from the series Desperate Housewives - the one who has the most kids. All day with the kids, up and down, trying to cook and clean…trying to cook” Victoria Beckham has the power to pay for cleaners and baby sitters. Not interested in fame? she wants to be a desperate houswife.
“I’m never going to sing again, unless it was a chance to do something with the Spice Girls” … Victoria Beckham …Promise?
“I feel there’s a power watching us, seeing what we do and taking care of us. That feeling gives me a strength. The life path of a soccer player is the best and most beautiful thing that could happen to you.” David Beckham has delusions
If you love shoes then you will love the Pink Lily clear plastic shoe boxes. How clever! You can actually see your Manolos at a glance piled up in your closet. No need for polaroids on the outside of boxes. You can stack them on top of each other and there are no lids to open. And just in time for winter you’ll find big, clear boot boxes available as well. And if you buy 10 shoe boxes you get one free. But best of all, if you can’t sleep at night you can open your wardrobe and count shoes instead of sheep. How dreamy.
$10 Pink Lily Clear Plastic Shoe Box
I am not one for prints. The only pattern in the Batcave is the TV Test pattern. But there is something about a Florence Broadhurst print that is very seducing. But you don’t want to go too crazy in your white minimalist pod go for the new Ottoman or bean bags covered in Florence Broadhurst prints. They add a little bolt of pattern without overpowering the room. A bit like a red Prada bag lifting all your black. The pouf is perfect for putting your feet up and the beanbag is just the thing for your little pooch. They are groovy. They look chic. That’s enough for me.
$180 beanbag http://signatureprints.com.au
I must admit to being as addicted to the Clarins Beauty flash Balm Eye Revive as I am to all the celebrity gossip. I know it’s silly, probably not true and totally superficial but for some reason I just have to believe it’s all true. If I keep applying it to my eyes it must work. Soft and full of ‘potent botanicals and corrective ingredients’ it’s perfect for emergencies (Read every morning). It acts like an ‘invisible radiance boosting patch’ and who hasn’t been longing for their own personal radiance boosting patch? Apply one now! It feels great. In Hollywood feeling is believing.
$49 Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash Balm from David Jones.
Lapérouse, one of the oldest and most atmospheric restaurants in Paris, will be the location for the Miu Miu show on Sunday. Details about Miuccia Prada’s debut in the French capital have been shrouded in such secrecy that, naturally, people at the shows have been speaking about practically nothing else.WWD.
The ‘too cool for school’ Colette boutique in Paris hosted its homage British Style by opening its exhibition UK JACK OK! With black cabs parked outside and Hula Hoops laid out like a graphic work of art WWD.
Stella McCartney has guest edited of an issue of Russian Vogue.
William Wegman’s name is practically synonymous with weimaraner, his favorite breed of dog to photograph. “William Wegman: Funney/Strange,” at The Brooklyn Museum will be first retrospective of his work in more than 15 years, features more than 200 works.wwd
Giorgio Armani is planning a large-scale event to kick off the furniture and interior design show, Il Salone del Mobile, which runs April 5-10. The Armani Teatro on Via Bergognone will host three installations: a Zaha Hadid-designed exhibit honoring the 10th anniversary of Wallpaper magazine, a space unveiling Armani Casa’s first kitchen and a section filled with renderings and models of Armani’s mammoth hotel/retail complex in Dubai, set to open in 2008. wwd
Tom Ford and his business partner, Domenico De Sole has signed a licensing agreement with Ermenegildo Zegna.
Peter Marino whose clients could easily fill any department store: Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Dior, Chanel, Vuitton. Now he’s created a residential condominium building in New York (170 East End Avenue).
Kuwait retailer Majed Al-Sabah is closing his new 1,600-square-foot Fendi boutique in the Salhiya Mall for one week. Why? “Stripped naked,” said Al-Sabah. “Can you imagine? I was shocked.” Not that the store was burglarized. Kuwaiti women have picked the store clean of all stock since it opened in mid-January. WWD
In Paris watch out for the hot new restaurant ; Black Calvados, a black restaurant and lounge at 41 Rue Pierre 1er Serbie. Chef Jérôme Lorvellec, formerly with Nobu, will feed the guests deluxe junk food like cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, and ribs. The restaurant, which was Serge Gainsbourg’s hangout in the Seventies, won’t open to the public until next week. wwd
Chuck Close and hundreds of other artists, bona fide and wannabe, mobbed the Whitney Museum for the opening of the Biennial show. http://www.whitney.org/www/2006biennial/index.php
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has been voted the book adults should read before they die. The survey of librarians to mark World Book Day came out in favour of The Bible in second place and The Lord of the Rings trilogy in third place.
‘Up for an Oscar, but too darned busy to write your acceptance speech? Have no fear! This handy-dandy interweb doo-dad can do the heavy lifting for you..’ ….Very funny
Go here to see the live web cam at the Vanity Fair party on Oscar night…( Monday Sydney time, if you can scam it while at your desk)
Pete Doherty has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a car and possessing illegal class A drugs. Surprise.
“My lord I’m at a loss … Ashlee Simpson has become the celeb with the absolute worst taste in hairstyles that I have ever come across (except for Kelly Osbourne and Kevin Federline, but those are givens). It appears that Ashlee’s last haircut wasn’t ugly enough for her” pinkisthenewblog
Breaking news: Ben (Affleck) and Jen took baby Violet for a walk.
Lindsay Lohan had a nose bleed.
LIZ Hurley is NOT pregnant, this week.
Angelina is still pregnant
Britney is not pregnant again this week.
Booby Brown says about Whitney “I’m hoping that she’s pregnant right now,” Please explain
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have fled to Tahiti. And they are still pregnant
Nicole Kidman is not getting married to Keith this month. She is not pregnant either.
A wardrobe malfunction left one of Lindsay Lohan’s breasts exposed on the red carpet. Herbie fully loaded
Brad Pitt is to become a U.N. goodwill ambassador. Whatever you can do I can do better.
Sheryl Crow is recovering from breast cancer surgery and doctors have assured her she should make a full recovery. Bless
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty have been meeting each other in secret. So secret it’s on the internet.
George Michael was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped in a car in central London (“ Well this is kind of disappointing. I kinda expected the “George Michael slumped in a car” sentence to end with “beneath ten pounds of heroin and a pair of incestuous chinese acrobats.” He must be mellowing”…TheSuperficial)
Ellen Barkin reportedly received $20 million in her quickie divorce from billionaire Ron Perelman. Bless
Tamara Mellon has apparently called a halt to her romance with Kid Rock. “She went to visit him on tour in America and had a moment of clarity,”. Thank the lord ( got sober?)
Winona Ryder and Liev Schreiber were seen making out earlier. Stealing again Winona? Where’s Naomi?
Natalie Portman is back with Gael Garcia Bernal. who knows she might be pregnant next week.
The Film Snob*s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge (Paperback) by David Kamp Lawrence Levi
“From the same brain trust that brought you The Rock Snob*s Dictionary, the hilarious, bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana, comes The Film Snob*s Dictionary, an informative and subversively funny A-to-Z reference guide to all that is held sacred by Film Snobs, those perverse creatures of the repertory cinema. By helping to close the knowledge gap between average moviegoers and incorrigible Snobs, the dictionary lets you in on hidden gems that film geeks have been hoarding while exposing the trash that Snobs inexplicably laud. The Film Snob*s Dictionary is your fail-safe companion for the Oscars!
$9 http://www.amazon.com Publisher: Broadway (February 21, 2006)
The Christmas List
The Way We Live by the Sea (Hardcover) by Stafford Cliff Gille De Chabeneix
It’s the new book from The Way We Live series! Drool over ‘wonderfully detailed examples of new and traditional designing and living by the sea. From holiday villas in France and sturdy stone fishing cottages on the Scottish islands to sleek modern beach houses in California and Caribbean cabanas, the book is has every type of residential structure found by the ocean. See how seaside dwellers link their homes to the sea via terraces, decks, jetties, platforms and private beaches. Lovely.
$26 http://www.amazon.com Publisher: Rizzoli (March 7, 2006)
Mollini: go for the peep toe wedges with patch work in brown $128 andn the cute round toe flats in moc croc $128 and of course the boots from last week. There are a lot of ankle boots but I really hate them on anyone except maybe Chloe Sevigny in Balenciaga who can get way with anything. Otherwise they are tacky with a capital T.
Sportsgirl: Too many hippy skirts here and lilac/dirty pink. And faux stripe pink Missoni tops. They are haunting me. Try the very Kate Moss lemon yellow chiffon 50’s dress $168; the black beads on black ribbon $34 and the fab dark green oversized sunglasses, way cool! $34. Buy the fab oft- reported cap sleeve, baggy T shirts in grey $29. And the white, pin tuck shirt with balloon sleeves is very good $119 and is the YSL esque long sleeve, round neck, drawstring top $59 in purple , black or grey; a great buy. Love Sportsgirl’s dark denim skinny jeans , ‘super sleek’ $89;
Witchery: Check out black and white stripe ruffle front shirt $99; the little V neck T shirts with ruching at the front $29 in grey and black; and of course buy the fab black princess coat as reported last week : it has a black belt with gold eyelets and is rather chic $349. There is a black cotton jersey flippy skirt on an elastic waistband; handy $99; and the Lanvin esque black fabric beads on ribbon are all cool $34; the tan platform sling back heel sandals are still here and groovy $139. The Witchery simple black velvet jacket is great $149; the skinny black dark denim jeans $89 and the chic brown velvet city shorts are a must buy $69.
Cue: Check out the brown tweed slouch pants $159; still love the round neck, baggy, cotton jersey T shirts with the horizontal pintucks across the neckline ; go for the green they are ideal for trans seasonal weather, and look great with jeans or your new black pencil skirt. And then so groovy under a coat. $119; Try the high waisted baggy pants in black $168; the brown tweed cropped blazer $239 also in a delicious choc velvet with a slight pale pattern thro it. Looks expensive. Will be ever so handy with all the black peering out at you from your wardrobe $239. There are a lot of Roland Mouret dresses here : think Sienna Miller at the Venice film festival or go to http://www.style.com/fashionshows/collections/F2005RTW/review/RMOURET…they may look very demure but they are very sexy so try them. Check out the cute off white Victorian blouse with big sleeves $229. The puffed sleeve empire top in green chiffon $129; the tie back puff sleeve 40’s style dress will be flattering on $275. The Crop V cardigan in navy is chic $95; also in Khaki green. And buy the chic black Chloe style bag which is subtle, you couldn’t tell where it’s from. Very Important. $239.
Nine West : Buy the fab black patent flat ankle strap T sandals…must be from their next summer collection ; also in gold $149; the flat, round toe, choc brown suede boots are not bad at all for $329 or in plain leather $299. And the must buy round toe heels with one big buckle in any colour (orange, green or black $149. ) are great.
Esprit: check out the chic black fitted jacket with a black velvet tie belt $259; the black velvet jacket is a fab buy; wear over a cami; a groovy Balenciaga T shirt with jeans; with a black pencil skirt, a Victoriana shirt or a stripe T. Is that everything in your wardrobe? It’s all you need for $169; also in camel. The one in navy is fab; navy and black is so very this season. There is a white broderie anglasie ¾ sleeve hippy top that still looks right $89; check out the black military collarless jacket in a moleskin black $149; its subtle not too over the tops military..
Veronika Maine: still love the fab knits with a wide drawstring neckline and balloon sleeves $99; the good simple black city shorts, so perfect to wear now and into winter. They have replaced the black trouser $139; the white shirts are chic $99 and so are the brown and teal cream print dress a al Marni in a 50’s shape $199. There is a chic grey loose, scoop neck sweater $75.
Midas: Check out the Lanvin style platform shoe with a stacked wooden platform and heel in round toe in tan $258; my favorite black wedge boots $468; and the fab choc round toe boots $468; and the tan platform ankle straps sandals $248. There are python round toe sling back heels in brown $248 and Chloe esque ( as reported) round toe flats with a brass buckle, fab for $228 in black or tan .The bags here are very good and great prices; checkout the tan saddle bag $210 and the cool black handbags with the requisite buckles $245.
Country Road: I do like the grey and blue stripe scoop neck L/S T $99; the navy and white, cotton herringbone, slouch pant $159; the cute tweed, cuffed, city shorts $169 and a chic oatmeal V neck cardigan with brown buttons $229. There is a chic dark grey cotton belted military jacket with silver buttons $279 and good black round toe boots with tiny stud detail, also in a mushroom brown for you $359. Navy and black here is very strong. The belted moleskin casual long peacoat is chic for those weekends away $279; the black trench a la Burberry is a great buy $399 and the belts are good here; go for the wider, simple one to wear with all your empire dresses and around your waist to belt in those cardigans and blouses $69. The grey and navy skinny stripe scarf is so very this season $59.
Max & CO: how chic are those chic brown suede boots? Very for $495; check out the stone canvas car coat with faux lambs wool lining $650; please someone buy the divine fitted, chic, brown leather blazer $925; the rust red fitted wool blazer with frayed edge is a nice hit of colour $445 and the black wool melton peacoat is the buy of the season here $480 and anywhere; they are all over the runways of the winter 06 show in Paris and Milan. Buy the cute black puffed sleeved cardigan with a slight ruffle $295; the black V empire cotton jersey top is only $135; and there is a divine black fur (maybe it’s rabbit?) skinny scarf $210. There is a gorgeous long black peacoat with silver buttons $595.
Mimco: love the cream slouch bags with a brown woven handle $349.
Saba: New in is the choc brown jersey belted empire jersey dress with a scoop neck $295; then buy the fab black, grey, navy or white shirts with epaulettes $165; and as reported, the wide pleated black chiffon skirt $345 and the black slouch pant are cool $245.
Funkis: they have some new season’s Filippa K : check out the chic stone zip front bomber with a brown rib trim $549 also in all black; the V neck T shirt $95 and the T shirt with drawstring on the sleeves and the hem $85.
Australia’s seasons are out from the rest of the fashion world: which is great news! It means we can see all the next winter shows in Paris ,Milan and New York and then buy our winter wardrobe accordingly. Think ahead! What’s hot for next winter? I told you about the bling backlash last year and now it’s official. Minimalism is back big time and its all about volume and restraint. “It’s time for girly girls to take a hikey-hike,it’s time to move away from too much femininity,” said Donatella Versace. “These are clothes for a strong woman who believes in herself, a warrior woman.” Prada agrees. Read all about it from http://www.style.com/
Gucci: Gold pantsuits, Ziggy eyes, ultraminis, and patchwork purple crocodile biker jackets: Yes, Frida Giannini is doing glam rock for fall. That, of course, puts Gucci out on its own, given the sobriety- and restraint-obsessed mood of Milan, but you can see Giannini’s thinking. Monasticism and abstract experimentalism would be nonsense on a Gucci runway. Its meaning in the world is as a nonintellectual, good-time brand, and in any case, when all around is going gray, there’s always a need for a bit of flash.Giannini’s take on the label’s recent heritage wasn’t quite Tom Ford’s all-out orgy of glamour. But she did slip in some knowingly high-nineties accessories: metal bags chained to a fetishy cuff, and a pair of high-shine cranberry platforms in the same techno “car paint” finish Ford used in his first collection a decade ago. As for the clothes, some of her ultrashort metallic jersey dresses actually read as more sub-Versace (which is a reference many young designers are enthusiastic about now), though she also tempered things with maxi, printed, and sequined options for the slightly more modest nightclubber.
Balenciaga: In a season when so many designers are quoting Balenciaga, Ghesquière pushed his design to a place no one else has reached. Part of it was in the intensity of the decoration involved—like the minutely beaded flowers on a white bodice, the zones of tiny ruffles outlining a shift, or the hand-painted rose-color patterning on a skirt that bloomed like an exotic flower. Equally important, though, was the way he leavened the historical reference with simple, hip pieces that stand in line with his own sensibility, like swing-back coats with the ease of a parka, his signature skinny pants, and a navy jacket that came with a cream bouclé liner—a stroke that referred back to the shearlings he’s always loved.
Marc Jacobs: A troupe of vagabonds in muted layers of plaid flannel, oversize knits, skirts worn atop pants, legwarmers, and tams whose cumulative effect was paradoxically chic. There was flannel that was repurposed as strapless dresses, sweaters that dragged along the knees, and the pants that were so puffy they looked as though they required their own hand pump.
Rochas: One of Theyskens’ strengths is the way his confident, unhurried personal style allows subtle developments to unfold without reneging on the work he’s already firmly established as Rochas signatures. Thus, the trouser suits he introduced last season are now appearing in new variations—sometimes with fitted vests, sometimes with narrow cuffed pants or double-layered jacket lapels. Meanwhile, he’s refining his highly influential covered-up dress shapes, sliding in a long-sleeve ladder-knit sweater dress alongside black bobble-lace cocktail dresses with skirts stiffly padded to stand out from the waist.
Burberry Prorsum: In the country, Wallis Simpson might’ve worn English checks, so Bailey set about fashioning double-breasted coat dresses with deep pockets, worn with nutty cable-knit hats. Thinking more about the Duchess’ extended sojourn in Paris, perhaps, he came up with wool trenches smothered in mink from belt to hem, as well as skimpily delicate ecru and black chantilly lace versions for a notional dinner at Maxim’s. He also brought in a lot of Burberry in-house symbolism along the way, making classic country jacket quilting jump from bags to leather jackets to velvet evening coats, and using the leather-covered D-ring of the raincoat belt on cylindrical-heel pumps and bags.
Indian Style Potato Salad …………from Delicious
This potato salad is yellow and yellow is big news for summer. This is more the dark Miu Miu mustard than bright Missoni yellow as the colour comes from Turmeric. Serve this with simple fillet of salmon and a mango salsa and you will be so happy with a table of pink, green and yellow. How chic!
You need for 4 or 8 on a diet
750g of waxy potatoes….groovy Kipfler are perfect but any old daggy potato is fine.
1/3 cup of extra virgin designer olive oil …the more snazzier the better
¼ cup lime juice….may need more when tasting it
2 teasp mustard seeds…dry fried for 2 secs
2 teasp ground tumeric….
1 small green capsicum …it’s about keeping it all green
a Bunch of coriander
6 spring onions
·Put some water on the boil for the potatoes with some salt
·Pull out your favourite knife and start slicing:
·Slice up potatoes into chic long 1 cm slices
·Throw in the potatoes and cook for about 4 minutes. They should be just undercooked and just tender…you don’t want mashed potatoes.
·Pour a wine and attack the capsicum
·Cut up the capsicum into small chic pieces
·Cut up the spring onion into thin slices on the diagonal
·Dry fry the mustard seeds for 2 secs
·Squeeze the limes
·Now grab a bowl and throw in the lime juice, the snazzy olive oil, the mustards seeds, turmeric (watch the white Prada dress doesn’t get a splash of it or you will have a Miu Miu graphic print) , a teasp of salt and lots of black pepper and stir it.
·Pour the half the dressing over the hot potatoes..
·Stir it gently and really get the dressing all over the potatoes
·Watch as they go a gorgeous yellow
·Let them cool and have a rest while you do the same.
·Before serving reapply lipstick, a spray of Chanel 19 then add the capsicums, spring onion, coriander and the rest of the dressing and voila!
·Divine! Checkout all the gorges greens and yellows.
Needs lots of salt and pepper and more oil if its too dry ( but then don’t we all ?)
Capote…. Directed by Bennett Miller
Who: Philip Seymour Hoffman Catherine Keener Clifton Collins: .
Genre: historical drama
The Plot: 1959 America: The smart, witty and very bitchy little gay writer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s spies a piece in the New York Times about a family found murdered in Kansas and decides to write about it. Great! (If you are into gruesome murders). He sets off to investigate it with his loyal friend Harper Lee ( who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird). He meets the murderers, charms them, tricks them and generally spends his life being a totally self obsessed little weasel. Then he writes a sensational book called in Cold Blood. The first non- fiction novel.
Acting: superb. Phillip Seymour Hoffman will win the Oscar without a doubt. “”Hoffman is technically flawless in recreating the look, the voice and the mannerisms, but it’s more than that. What he’s doing approaches the supernatural.” TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH. Catherine Keener is excellent.
Photography: fantastic. Quiet, clean and stark.
Set design: It’s all so 1959. All the daggy small town cops have groovy stylish furniture. How so?
Wardrobe: Love those gorgeous little peacoats Truman wears and all the cute little 50’s pencil skirts and coats of Harper Lee .
Movie mistakes “a scene shows Capote talking on a beige telephone. The receiver is a modular (plug in) type. Modular phones were not introduced until after 1966.
Botox? A must. So much frowning at how horrible he was and horrible the murders were. That’s two, too horrible.
Waterproof mascara? Truman is such a ruthless man. He has cold blood. No tears.
Smooches: Naught. Zero. Niente “”Sexy in a ghoulish way when it fails to be sexy in a revelatory way.” Film Freak Central
Best review: “ The mesmerizing performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman dominates every scene, while director Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman’s penetrating study enthralls in every aspect.
Best worst review “A biopic of his life could make an interesting 90 minute movie. A film about a short period he spent writing his famous book makes a slow, uninteresting 110 minute movie. ” TONYMEDLEY.COM
Tom Cruise/Alien sighting: Capote didn’t come out of the closet, he was never in it.
Rename it: Brokeback Mountain
See it or donate to the Prada bag fund? See it. Then buy the book if you haven’t read it. Then read Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Then see Breakfast at Tiffany’s to recover from In Cold Blood. Then buy the Prada bag.