Archive for August 2010
Happy birthday, Chris Tucker. I loved you in that movie you were in. Okay, I really didn’t, but it’s your birthday and I wanted it to be special . . .
Miss Kitty: A character on the long-running television show “Gunsmoke.” Miss Kitty was a old-west saloon owner with a penchant for flashy gowns, fitted bodices, dangling earrings and updos, much like the typical Hollywood starlet on the red carpet at an awards show.
E.g.: Becky failed to impress the critics at this year’s Emmy Awards in her Miss Kitty ensemble.
Happy birthday, Cameron Diaz. May your special day end in the back of a police van . . . again!
Cover: Winter 1998
Context: On January 26, US President Bill Clinton denies that he had “sexual relations” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Destiny’s Child release their debut album on February 17. From February 7-22, the 1998 Winter Olympics are held in Nagano, Japan. On February 23, Osama Bin Laden publishes a fatwa, declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders. Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on February 24.
Points of Interest: Manolo Blahnik was the second footwear designer to receive a credit for a cover look. John Fluevog also designer a pair of boots that appeared on a previous cover.
What Tyra Would Say: “I’m on the fence with Andie. On one hand, she’s long, lean and modelesque, but on the other hand, I haven’t been able to make her cry once during the entire competition. It makes me wonder if she really wants this.”
What Auntie Fashion Says: “Can Estrogen Make You Smarter?” Oh brother . . .
Happy birthday, Lea Michele. You’re riding a bike in a white romper? You know you’re filming a tampon commercial when . . .
Happy birthday, Shania Twain. You know you’re old when you need to use a torch to light the candles on your birthday cake. What? That’s not your cake?