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More Snap Judgments About the Cast of Big Brother Canada

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Alec

Alec

In last night’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it premiere of “Big Brother Canada,” several of my previous assumptions about the cast were confirmed — much to my surprise!  Whoever said that a picture tells a thousand words was right.

For instance, I speculated that Alec is the type of guy who stares at himself in the mirror while he works out, and then there he was telling the viewing audience how great his abs are.  All I had to go on was the photo above.  I’m pretty good, huh?

Anyway, Alec provided my favorite moment of the entire premiere.  While meeting the other house guests, he asked for a show of hands to determine who was single, revealing the sweaty pit stains in his shirt. Blechh! Then he made the stupid mistake of revealing that he’s a student of social psychology.  He’s got some major eye-wonk going on, too, which makes it difficult to know exactly what he’s thinking.  I haven’t watched the live feeds or “BB After Dark” yet, but I’d be putting him up for eviction instead of veto-winner Tom in a minute.

Speaking of Tom, my douchebag sensor started beeping like crazy when I pre-judged his photo, and my worst suspicions were confirmed last night.  What a humorless ass!

Many of my other assumptions about the cast proved to be correct.  Liza is gross.  Gary is intolerable. Andrew is repulsive.  Aneal is a pain in the ass.  Peter thinks he’s way smarter than he is.  Danielle is insufferable.

I did like Jillian more than I thought I would because she sort of ignored Andrew’s desperate advances while he gave her a tour of the house.  Talla might be as funny as she believes that she is; the jury is out on that one.  Suzette made a smart move by putting up two guys who appear to be threatening.  Emmett seems like the kind of guy who I could stand watching over the long-haul.  Kat exceeded my expectations, too.  I loved her intro clip.  Topaz seems to be playing a good game already with her social nature.  She might be a dark horse because she appears to have a little less diva in her than the typical black girl cast on the US version of this show.  I get very non-threatening vibes from Anuj, too, so maybe he’ll stick around for a while.

So from most-likeable to least-likeable, here is my ranking of the contestants so far:

Kat

Emmett

Topaz

Talla

Suzette

Anuj

Jillian

Aneal

Peter

Andrew

Gary

Alec

Danielle

Liza

Tom

What did you think of the premiere?  Who exceeded your expectations?  Who made you want to punch your TV screen?  Let me know in the comments section.

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February 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

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Happy Birthday, Gavin Macleod

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Charo & Gavin Macleod

Charo & Gavin Macleod

Happy birthday, Gavin Macleod.  If I could have anything for my birthday, it would be a private performance by Charo, too.  You’re a lucky, lucky man . . .

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February 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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Dog Hair on Pants Tops Milan’s Trends for 2013

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Dog Hair

Dog Hair

One-legged pants and a new color known only by an unpronounceable symbol may have been all over the catwalks of New York and London this season, but the biggest trend during the F/W 2013 runways shows in Milan this season was definitely dog hair on pants.

“I suppose it began with Mr. Valentino” claims legendary muse Prunella Crudsworth: a front-row fixture at many of the top shows.  “With all those stupid dogs hanging around his atelier, you couldn’t attend a fitting without getting covered in the stuff.”

But how does a simple inconvenience such as this turn into a full-blown trend?  “I blame the street-style photographers,” adds Crudsworth.  “They see someone as fabulous as me leaving a designer’s studio after sitting on the wrong couch and it’s click click click.  Next thing you know, all the sleep-deprived, malnourished junior editors are attempting to recreate the look because they’ve completely lost their minds three weeks into the show schedule.”

After decades in the fashion business, Crudsworth implicitly understands the bandwagon mentality that drives many of fashion’s trends.  “We’ve seen this before,” she notes.  “Until Tom Ford admitted that he takes upwards of five baths a day, you were lucky to meet someone in the industry who showered just once a week, and that someone certainly wasn’t Marc Jacobs.  Now everyone washes — it’s quite refreshing!”

So does a fashion insider like Crudsworth forecast any other trends developing in this manner?  “Well, I did see a lot of latex on the Burberry runway last week,” she muses.  “Perhaps Christopher Bailey has been hanging around the same bars as Tim Blanks.”

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February 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Happy Birthday, Kate Mara

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Kate Mara

Kate Mara

Happy birthday, Kate Mara.  You were very convincing as the emotionally unstable ghost/slut in “American Horror Story.”  At times, I was even convinced that you were your sister.  Wait a minute — did that come out right?

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February 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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Happy Birthday, Nate Ruess

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Nate Ruess

Nate Ruess

Happy birthday, Nate Ruess.  Don’t take this the wrong way, but no single act in popular music has annoyed me as much as fun. since the golden days of Styx . . .

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February 26, 2013 at 5:13 pm

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Dancing with the Stars Finally Lives Up to its Name

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Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the world’s most stylish woman, Kellie Pickler.  It’s not that I don’t want to sing her praises, but sometimes you just love something so much that you want to keep it to yourself, like a delicious pie that is supposed to serve eight or a 3 litre box of wine.

Anyway, I just heard the announcement that Pickler is joining the cast of the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” and I couldn’t be more excited.  Even the fashion world’s most-enduring muse needs her own muse and Kellie is mine.

The bad news is that Kellie is being paired-up with the insufferable Derek Hough.  Hopefully, she’ll be able to use her infectious charm to inoculate the professional ballroom dancer against his own chronic glibness. On the bright side, Hough is a three-time champion on the show and a fan favorite with the horny, middle-aged women who form the bulk of the DWTS voting audience.  With his help, Kellie is likely to be in the competition for the long haul!

Still, I feel as if there’s more I can do in order to ensure her success on the show.  Perhaps this will help:

Kellie Pickler

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February 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm

And the Oscar goes to . . .

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85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Jane Fonda

. . .  Hollywood legend Jane Fonda in Atelier Versace.

Enough said?

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February 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm

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Several Unfair Judgments About the Big Brother Canada Cast: Part 15

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Gary

Gary

Yes, I know that there are people like Gary in the world.  I work in fashion; they’re everywhere in this business.  But why are they so prevalent on almost every season of “Big Brother” (the Canadian version included)?  Is this stereotypical character so compelling that casting agents and producers alike are tripping over one another to seek it out and put it on their reality shows?

The big problem with guys like Gary is that they believe that putting on a zany, zebra-print blouse and a tied-dyed scarf instantly makes them into comedians. They pitch themselves to the producers as comic relief, and then once they’re cast on the shows they’re almost always dull as dishwater or as sharp as butter knives.

I am a fashion clown.  I might not look like a clown, but I’m immeasurably funnier than the people I see on these shows.  Just read my freakin’ blog and you’ll figure that out!  Maybe Gary will surprise me and live up to the expectations of the casting department.  Or perhaps he’ll burn out after a couple of days in the house and spend his few weeks in the house moping around and being a pissy jerk like Wil on the past season of the US version of “Big Brother.”  If it wasn’t for the epic uselessness of Jenn, he would earned the title of the season’s biggest casting failure.

I hope that Gary surprises me and proves that he is a worthy contestant on this show.  I wouldn’t bet on it, though.

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February 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm

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Several Unfair Judgments About the Big Brother Canada Cast: Part 14

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Topaz

Topaz

My name is Emerald, but you can call me Topaz.”

There’s got to be a story behind that, and I’d kind of like to hear it.  Unfortunately, the sassy black girl with stories to tell is usually one of the first casualties of any season of “Big Brother” in the US.  I don’t expect the Canadian version to be any different because Robyn Kass tends to cast black women with anger-management problems and a low skill-set when it comes to typical “Big Brother” physical challenges.

To be honest, this is the cast photo that I find to be the most appealing of all of the cast photos.  I’m not going to get on Emerald/Topaz’s back because I like her tropical-print dress, I like those earrings with that dress, I don’t find her boobs to be particularly offensive even though they probably don’t move when she lies down on her back — I could go on for days!  It’s too bad that she’s not going to be around long enough for me to have the chance.

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February 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

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Several Unfair Judgments About the Big Brother Canada Cast: Part 13

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Aneal

Aneal

I want to like Aneal.  I’m not fundamentally opposed to boys in earrings, bow ties, nerdy statement glasses, flat-top fades or men’s XS shirts from the clearance rack at Mexx.  I guess it’s just the combination of all of those things that I find to be so offensive.  Never mind the fact that Aneal’s bio on the Slice website states that he wants to develop his experience in the “Big Brother Canada” house into an undergraduate thesis. Jeez!  I’m a freakin’ fashion blogger dithering away in obscurity and even I contribute more to humanity than that.  Dream big, Aneal!

I’m going to cut him a little slack, though, if he teams up with Anuj and Andrew to form an alliance called “The Ani” — which I assure you is not the plural form of anuses, although it could be if the grammatical rules of Latin applied to the English language.  I’m just saying . . .

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February 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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