The week’s Quotes are dedicated to Britney Spears who decides to lose her husband and then decides to lose her underwear. Ooops she’s done it again….(She’s bringing Slutty back)
“I realize that she has been out of the party-girl scene for a while and she might not be totally up-to-speed on the etiquette but c’mon … flashing your bizznazz pretty much every night? Seriously? It took years for Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan to get around to showing off their private parts” Say pinkisthenewblog on Monday.
“If I was Britney Spears’ left boob I’d try to make a break for it too. You’d be better off hitching a ride on a crashing plane than this human train wreck.” The superficial
“Britney has skipped right over the nip slip/boob slip phase and gone straight for showin’ off the big enchilada … er taco. What else is there to say? When Paris Hilton has to try and get you to keep your legs closed, you know you’ve got a problem. “ says Pink on Tuesday.
“ This is the second night in a row and the third time in one week she’s been photographed without panties on. She’s decided to become a nudist and this is her way of transitioning everybody into it. By next week she’ll lose the dress and by the week after she’ll be doing naked jumping jacks down the street”…the superficial
“Remember those bygone days of yester-year when all we had to deal with was Britney’s thong straps peeking out of the top of her low-rise jeans remember that?:” Pink on Wednesday!
“She had a tummy tuck after the birth of her second child. She’s working on all of that. She’s worth hundreds of millions — of course she looks good” Her other ex husband Jason Alexander. He should know.
“What has the world come to when K-Fed appears the lesser of two evils when compared to Britney Spears?!” Pink On Wednesday
“ It just got worse: In shocking Britney Spears news, she was seen last night wearing a yellow crochet hat:” Pink on Thursday
“the pop star-turned-trainwreck was at the Roosevelt Hotel last night, and while she finally kept her goodies to herself, she had a posse even more pathetic than her recent late-night peep shows: Brandon Davis." TMZ.
”So here’s the good news … Britney has gone at least 24 hours with out exposing her genitals to the public at large…” Thesuperficial
The week’s Quotes are dedicated to Britney Spears who decides to lose her husband and then decides to lose her underwear. Ooops she’s done it again….(She’s bringing Slutty back)
Here’s the party check list: The dress. Tick. The Tan. Tick. The all over body laser. Tick. The makeup. Tick. Fabulous hair. Tick. Amazing heels. Tick. Lip gloss. Tick. All you need is a few accessories and a cute bag. You look into your wallet. It’s as bare as Britney Spears. Time for some cheap but chic accessories. Head to Portmans for fabulous little black or red satin clasp and bow clutch bags for $29. Then grab a few diamante bracelets for $29 and Black Lanvin inspired covered beads with a pretty ribbon bow for about $19. Or race over to Diva for fabulous black plastic Filgree cuffs for about $9 and to Zu for the cute Glomesh evening bags in silver -very similar to Mimco. Anything else on the check list? A Bellini…. (Scroll to to the Recipes now..)
It’s Christmas Party season. Nothing to wear? Sick of all your clothes? No time to race around the shops? Here’s the scoop on the best little black dresses around. You shouldn’t wear anything else. Head to Bettina Liano for a fab short Mod Mini dress with big black buttons and a sexy back $380; to Wayne Cooper for a sexy black chiffon dress with black satin trim $495; to MNG for a short black lace and black squin ruffle number ( very 80’s) $429 or to Zimmerman for a fabulous black jersey dress that is one shoulder and drapes across the body about $400. Sensational. Race into Scanlan and Theodore for divine little black chiffon empire dresses as worn by Mischa Barton. Still not happy? Then head straight to Prada. It’s Christmas there every day.
It’s the greatest invention since the skinny mirror. Stumbling around in the dark at a restaurant you are desperate to reapply your lip gloss. You fumble around in your bag to find it. Smear it on. Pray. You look around. No ones laughing. Yet. Now forget that scenario: Grab your Lip Lights by ModelCo. You will see a little mirror attached to the side of it. How clever. Now watch as the lights go on. LED lights concealed in the lid automatically activate when it’s opened. Suddenly your lips are illuminated with a spotlight. It’s a lip gloss with its own torch attached! Sensational. With a long-lasting battery you will run out of lip gloss long before the battery runs out. Unless of course you use the lights in your lip gloss to find your mascara in the bottom of your Birkin or your shoes under the table. (Or if you are Britney you could use it to find your missing under wear.)
$32 ModelCo Lip Lights from David Jones.
Off to Paris? Check out the new Temporary Ice Bar at the Hotel George V . "I wanted to create a boudoir like atmosphere, a sexy bar where you’d like to sleep with the bartender," says the creative director of the George V. The by -reservation- only igloo opened last Friday and will remain in place until mid-January. For a prix fixe of 55 euros, or $72, thirsty guests will be able to drink as much Imperia vodka as they wish in 25 minutes time.’WWD.
In London head to the pop-up Christmas restaurant called The Reindeer at The Old Truman Brewery, a sprawling venue on Brick Lane in east London. The restaurant, with its 310 covers, will be decorated with 40 real fir trees, log cabins, icicles, snow and, of course, fake moonlight. WWD.
In New York head to Beaver Bar “ Houston is the new 57th Street," decreed André Balazs, who had lured a fashion and media crowd to the bar located a block away from his new residential building in the Financial District.
The December issue of French Vogue designer guest-edited by John Galliano is 312-pages with multiple covers featuring Drew Barrymore with Galliano in silhouette. Inside, the designer can be spotted at least 75 more times, including two nudes, his essentials covered with a narrow swath of silk or via sly computer manipulation of a Nick Knight photo. Asked in one Q&A which part of his body is his favorite, Galliano replies: “My torso, which has been sculpted with exercise, and my warrior arms to defend myself.” In one photo spread, model Sasha Pivovarova masquerades as the designer, wielding huge scissors in the Christian Dior atelier, or jogging beside the Seine trailed by bodyguards. Besides Barrymore, Galliano tapped an array of his fabulous friends for the issue, including Penelope Cruz, who submitted photographs she took of the likes of Adrien Brody, Salma Hayek, Sean Penn and — you guessed it — Galliano. The R-rated issue also comes polybagged with a 2007 calendar featuring eye-popping David Sims photos of model Karen Elson in bondage.” WWD
Sienna Miller has teamed up with her designer-sister Savannah Miller to create an 80-piece ready-to-wear line, called Twenty8Twelve by s.miller.
Monocle is the magazine to be launched early next year by Wallpaper founder Tyler Brûlé, The magazine will feature a mix of global affairs, culture and fashion. WWD.
Kate Moss is thinking about branching out into beauty and launch a cosmetics and skin care line.Alber Elbaz, designer at Lanvin, will illustrate the cover of the 2007 “Bottin Mondain,” a guide to aristocratic families and hip socialites in France. More than 44,000 families are listed, including the cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses of some of the youngsters. WWD.
French architect Jean Nouvel, whose works include the Cartier Foundation and Paris’ new primitive art museum at the Quai Branly, is among the contenders to design H&M’s new Champs-Elysées store, which is slated to open in 2008.WWD
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Hilary Duff and Joel Madden are dunzo.
Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from Kid Roc after 4 months. Surprise!
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are engaged. Not surprised. Give it 18 months.
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards’ status as a married couple is over, Not surprised. Owen Wilson has rubbished speculation he is to propose to Kate Hudson after being spotted with his mother looking at rings in a jewelry shop. Rubbish.
Selma Blair and Ahmet Zappa Divorce. Not surprised.
Christian Slater ‘Grateful’ Divorce Is Resolved.
Will Prince wills marry Kate soon? ‘Now into their fifth year as an absurdly attractive couple, Will and Kate, both 24, have lately seemed so snuggly – and Kate so seamlessly ingrained into Will’s inner circle of friends and family – that the engagement gossip is getting as hot as a pot of Earl Grey.” People.com
Heath Ledger was spotted applying for a marriage licence with Michelle Williams.
Sofia Coppola had a baby girl Romy.
Judge Allows Challenge to Madonna’s Adoption.Not surprised.
Sexiest Man George Says He Feels Bad for Matt Damon missing out again.Bless.
Snoop Dogg was arrested last night, again. Surprise!
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James are laughing off rumors that they’re expecting a child, saying : "We are not with child, but we are pregnant with ideas”
Nicole Richie has been seeking treatment for her inability to gain weight and she has (put on) at least 5 lbs. She sacked her stylist Rachel Zoe. That’s at least 3ibs.
Chic In Paris: Style Secrets and Best Addresses (Hardcover) by Susan Tabak.
CHIC IN PARIS is a stylish book that offers the fashion philosophies of eight fabulously, glamorous French women. Read about women such as ‘Georgina Brandolini; Loulou de la Falaise ; Inés de la Fressange, Marie-Hélène de Taillac and Nathalie Rykiel. CHIC IN PARIS is the classic gift book. With its ruby red, faux crocodile cover, lush design and dozens of full-color photographs, this is a coffee table-style book — meant to be touched and looked at with quick glances, rather than read cover to cover. It’s quality deluxe” Chic Alors!
http://www.amazon.com/ Publisher: Parish Personal Shopper (October 15, 2006)
The Christmas List;
Dreaming of Tuscany: Where to Find the Best There Is: Perfect Hilltowns; Splendid Palazzos; Rustic Farmhouses; Glorious Gardens; Authentic Cuisine; Great Wines; Intriguing Shops; (Hardcover) by Barbara Milo Ohrbach.
Sharing her favorite insider places and word-of-mouth gems, best-selling lifestyle author Barbara Milo Ohrbach acts as a guide to food markets, exquisite shops, overflowing antiques markets, not to mention cooking courses, outdoor painting classes, ancient palazzos and small museums. There are sources for everything from luscious bed linens to peppery olive oil. illustrated with three hundred sumptuous images by photographer Simon Upton don’t dream of visiting Tuscany without first reading this book.
http://www.amazon.com/ Publisher: Rizzoli (October 10, 2006)
There are cool pieces here: the must buy black satin skinny pants $119; the groovy white tank with cute polaroids across the front $39; the groovy gold lurex knit V neck sweater $99 and the sexy lurex singlet tops in silver or gold, perfect for wearing under everything. The pretty black dress with lace inserts on the bodice and across the shoulders $320 is chic. Buy the black and silver lurex stripe sweater $59; the navy lurex V neck sleeveless knit vest $119 and the trousers in cotton canvas grey $119. The black lace camisole with a brooch on the front is very party $179.
Lots of great dresses here for party and summer. Check out the cream sleeveless, V neck heavy satin dress with a little drape front and a belt $365 ; the choc brown dress with navy velvet belt and short sleeves and very fitted 50’s style $299 and an interesting dress in a rich latte colour that has navy velvet crossover straps and belt and is fitted. $275. Also buy the grey gab funky pinafore dress with crossover straps and square neckline and an elastic waist band $249 and the black chiffon camisole with black velvet straps as reported $169 it’s a winner! The navy textured cotton tulip skirt is chic $179; and so is the oyster satin tie front dress, 50’s couture dress $319 and the caramel satin short belted jacket with wide sleeves $279.
Best buys here are the Studio Nine by Nine West black peep toes with a silver wedge $229; the cream patent peep toe platforms heels $129; the bronze YSL style platform heels and the Chloe style black patent round toe sling back wedges $129. The flat sandals are great here too.
Love the groovy aviator sunglasses $29; and the black patent skinny belt $19. There is a black Willow strapless dress with a tulip skirt and double stitching on the bustier top now $129; and a Willow caramel satin dress with tiny front box pleats and square neckline now reduced to $59. WOW. I see an animal print pencil skirt in cotton here but on second thoughts I think it’s too tacky. It’s for Paris. The black short shorts for $59 in linen are cool and so is the black crop short sleeve jacket $89 with a peplum.
Great place for bargain heels for party dressing! Check out the silver seriously bejewelled diamante wedges $130; the black patent peep toe platforms $90.00, the black satin heels with a peep toe and cute sublte black jet beads and a sling back $200 and the silver clutch $69. Also check out the red jewelled heels $120.
The jewellery here is fabulous and there are so many great necklaces for the party season. Check out the divine silver glow mesh evening bag, very strutured $179; the chunky funky matt silver chain necklace $199 and the chunky silver charm necklace $249.00. The black ‘bustier’clutch has a groovy chain strap a la Chanel $279. The gold charm necklace on a fabric ribbon is gorgeous $199.00 and so the chain mail neck tie with one single black jet jewel $179. The gold clear case clutch is fabulous almost glitter $149.
Check out the very groovy black satin short jumpsuit with a belt and a seriously drape neckline- which means you have to wear something under it. Or do a Britney and flash $360. there are very Run DMC baggy satin parachute pants in black , almost swashbuckling and they stop at the knee ! $269 Britney definitely needs these. They have ties on the leg. She should padlock them together. The black all over lace jacket is chic $370 and the black sheer mini dress with white lining and halter is cute too $480. The black taffeta strapless short dress is very eighties, almost bubble $430 and the black satin tulip skirt with tie front is cool $285; Of course the black skinny jeans are cool if you have the legs, $225.
As reported there are some great pieces here. Buy the sensational cropsilk taffeta jacket with huge puff sleeves $349; the fabulous silver mesh tank which I mention every week $179 and the black chiffon blouse $289. You must have the fab laminated linen silver trench $689; the divine bronze metallic single breasted jacket with voluminous cuffs a la Lanvin $529 and the black chiffon corset top $279. Look at he mini cargo skirt in a gold camel silky drape with eyelets on the belt, groovy $249; the fabulous black drape neck dress $398 it’s called nip and tuck and like any nip and tuck you need this ! It’s gorgeous. It is almost empire with a deep drape neckline, sleeveless, with a voluminous shape it skims over lumps and bumps. Britney needs this one too. For parties buy the black satin cross over sleeveless dress with one shoulder covered in black sequins, chic $529.
Best party pieces here are the flat silver roman sandals $99; the black crochet necklace $49; the gold ballet pumps $99 and the black gab city shorts with chic little front pleats $159. The black satin silk ruffle front V nekc dress is a great fit about $299.
Go here for more party dresses. Check out the platinum silver satin pencil skirt $175; the black satin cuffed shorts $250; and the chicest oyster caramel satin top you ever saw with drawstring chiffon straps that tie on the shoulder $275.00, Also check out the a cute short shorts in taffeta $$ and a fab black puff sleeve chiffon dress with a deep V neckline and a full skirt about $500. Also buy the fab black knit sweater dress with a deep V, rib hem and very voluminous shape , oh so groovy a la Stella McCartney $395. There is a beautiful black chiffon blouse with HUGE full sleeves.
Max and Co:
Check out the lovely and casual round neck black jersey drape dress $450; the black jersey T shirt which has pretty sheer cap sleeves $120; the grey marle jacket in jersey with short sleeve like a sweat shirt cardigan with a jewelled brooch as a clasp front $230. There is a fab khaki green round neck tank with green sequins along the neckline $280 and a handy black lace crochet lace capelet or shrug $280.
Belinda Double Bay:
On sale! : Best buys are …Comme des Garcons cream, fine knit sweater with a navy stripe very fishermans and so chic now $280; Miu Miu denim shorts $270; Miu Miu black satin crop pants now $300; Missoni crop black pants in silk $500; and the Marni very fine silky knit sweater in a choc brown with a wide neck only $182. Check out the Inhabit big chunky long Aran knit belted cardigan a la Marilyn Monroe or Starsky and Hutch now $1000; the Miu Miu black or stone pleat skirt with patch pockets $400; the Miu Miu classic stone gabardine pants $240 and the Comme big black tuille net tiered skirt now $500 ( was $1100). There are Missoni grey cotton linen pants $425; Missoni multi coloured signature stripe belted crochet cardigan $780; Missoni sexy black jersey deep V neckline top $400 and there is a cute fine knit tank in lots of colours by Lili Petrus $140. Also look at the lovely Miu Miu cami top in cream with a black trim with buttons down the front $444; the snazzy caramel and silver grey check Marni camisole top $518; the Marni pink camisole with wide straps with satin trim ( see the double in Veronika Maine) and a cute white dress by Cose. There is Lanvin on sale… Oh la la ! Buy it all ….a divine black quilted coat $2600; a petrol satin tulip skirt with a black elastic waist band $725; and a divine choc brown satin top, almost a T with big square wide sleeves and a loose silhouette almost Japanese looking now $800 from $1500. Buy the Lanvin beautiful black satin jacket $1500, belted, very Japanese Obi style: the black satin drawstring skirt with a gathered waist $1200; also in brown; and the fab choc brown satin A line skirt with a zip down one side to the hem and a black elastic waist band $800. There is a gorgeous white Marni dress with crochet front and belt $1500. New in and not on sale are some fabuloius pieces for winter : Buy the Stella McCartney black wool Melton bomber jacket with a rib collar $2900; and the fab black leggings $995. There is a fab grey Stella dress with an Obi sash $2445; a Missoni floral purple and black knit dress $2995 and a fab Stella McCartney grey knit knit sweater dress $1800. Remember many pieces may have left the building….
Hugo Boss Woman:
New pieces arrived and they are gorgeous. Check out the oyster satin round neck blouse with a tie neckline $639; and the cream silk shoe string dress with a black bodice and black jet beads cascading down the front- yes they are cascading - $1200. Buy the divine black wool trouser suit: the single breasted jacket , very YSL $1239 and the classic matching trousers are $569. Love the beautiful A line wool gab skirt with double stitching on the waist line $539. The divine deep dream embroidered blouse, with ruffles is almost a bit Boho but ( and that is a big BUT) it’s rather chic $1400. The black leather jacket with a black fox fur lining looks like it’s reversible and will keep you warm and chic for your trip to Aspen or Gstaad for Christmas $3400. Buy the chic cream round neck long sleeve T to wear under it (the only thing you can afford after that jacket) $139; and the divine rib knit long sleeve crew neck tops with 5 buttons front , gorgeous $359. Also in cream, brown and black. The choc brown polo neck rib sweater $329 and the choc brown patch pocket jacket is for you $2100. Buy the most divine dark navy wool melton military style jacket, very Balenciaga, with patch pockets and a high neck $1200 and the matching classic trousers $529. That will keep you warm.
It’s party time! Which can mean only one thing; drinking delicious Bellini. Originally from Harry’s Bar in Venice and made with Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine, you will find a Bellini slips down just as well with champagne.
You need for two alcoholics or 8 polite guests:
2 medium peaches (300g), chopped coarsely.
½ cup (125ml) peach schnapps.
750ml chilled champagne.
8 sugar cubes ( a must for the fizz !)
· Chop the peach roughly.
· Find some sugar cubes.
· Taste the champagne to make sure it’s chilled (any excuse).
· Throw the peaches and schnapps in the whizzer until smooth and blended. (Which is just how you will feel after gulping down two of these).
· Combine peach mixture with champagne in chic large Georg Jensen jug.
· Place one sugar cube in each of eight champagne glasses;
· Top with Bellini mixture.
Drink and be Merry!
Catch a Fire …directed by Philip Noyce
Produced by Eric Fellner, Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack
Screenplay: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anthony Minghella, Robyn Slovo and Shawn Slovo, daughter of militant ANC member Joe Slovo.
Genre: Based on a true story it’s a Political Thriller
Who: Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Henna, Mncedisi Shabangu
The Plot: South Africa early 1980’s. Happy young couple in love. Live under South African Aparthied. He works at oil refinery. Her name is Precious. She looks after kids. He is avoids politics. Until arrested. He is innocent. Joins the ANC. Tim Robbins is a bad cop. He is nice to his kids. He is not nice to the black guys. Bad things happen. More bad things happen. Wife not happy. Terrible people do terrible things. Good people do wonderful things. Nelson Mandela appears. The end
Acting: Derek Luke, best known for his Independent Spirit Award-winning lead performance in Antwone Fisher, brings a maturity, gravity and even fury to his richest role to date. Tim Robbins is excellent
Design: It’s hot dusty and dirty in Soweto. The contrast of rich and poor and black and white is stark. There is nothing glamorous here.
Wardrobe: It’s the 1980’s wide collar peeking out of snazzy tweed jackets, print wrap dresses and stripe vest.
Salon de Beaute: There is not a lot of makeup and blow drying in Apartheid .
Botox: Triple does to deal with the torture, the blood ‘n guts, the violence.
Waterproof Mascara: bring it on! Apply lashings of it for the ending.
Bloodnguts: Apparently there are Brutal torture scenes. My eyes were closed.
Smokin’ smooches: A little romance
Car chases: Yes and more
Rename It: Out of Africa
Best Review: “.This one’s a nail-biter, a fast-paced, compulsively watchable political thriller.” Globe and Mail
Best Worst Review: “Phillip Noyce’s Catch a Fire shares its name with the classic Bob Marley record. The record is better.” Boston Globe
See it or donate to the Prada Bag fund? Prada? Prada? Who is Prada? See this movie even if it’s with your eyes half shut in the scary bits and your mascara is running in the heart warming scenes.