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It’s All in the Name . . .

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Harper's Bazaar

Harper’s Bazaar

While checking out some recent editorials on Fashion Gone Rogue this morning, I came across this stunning photograph from the Latin American edition of “Harper’s Bazaar,” taken by Mexico City-based fashion photographer Gregory Allen.  That piqued my interest because my astrologer is named Gregory Allen Polkosnik, the author of the definitive work on fashion astrology, “Cosmically Chic.”  I then Googled the name “Gregory Allen” just for fun and I also discovered an accessories designer named “Gregory Allen.”

There must be something inherently fashionable about the name; what else could explain that the top web searches for this name are dominated by people who work in the fashion business?  It’s like being called “Wang” and finding a career in fashion design or being called some variation of “Brittany” or “Ebony” and finding your way onto the cast of “America’s Next Top Model.”

It all makes me wonder if I should start a fashion label called “Gregory Allen Wang” just to see if I can ride on the coattails of these obviously magical monikers.  I suppose I’ll need investors.  Interested parties may inquire within . . .

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March 31, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Happy Birthday, Deborah Cavendish

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The Duchess of Devonshire

The Duchess of Devonshire

Happy birthday, Deborah Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire.  I came across your bio while looking up today’s celebrity birthdays.  That’s when I discovered that you’re Stella Tennant’s grandmother.  I guess I don’t need to ask where she got her looks . . .

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March 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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This Week in Capricorn News

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Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Welcome to the newest featured category on my blog.  Like many of the categories on the right-hand margin of this page, I’ll probably abandon this one, too, as soon as something shiny and new captures my attention.

Anyway, The Cut is reporting (via Scene) that Capricorn Marilyn Manson has been named the newest face of Saint Laurent Paris.

I haven’t been the biggest fan of designer Hedi Slimane, so I don’t know what to think about this.  On one hand, I’m thrilled that a Capricorn like Marilyn Manson has been chosen to represent a brand whose creative direction is in the hands of a Cancer native.  We all know that Cancer individuals are nothing without their zodiac complements — nothing!  Yet I’m little bewildered by Slimane’s choice of muses for the brand. Manson is succeeding Beck, another forty-something recording artist.  I don’t know a lot of forty-year-old men who can fit into the sort of clothes that Slimane designs; let’s just say that his silhouette is a little on the slim side.  Most fourteen-year-old boys would find his fits to be rather restrictive.

Nevertheless, I’m far more likely to actually stop and look at what they’re selling at Saint Laurent Paris now that a Capricorn is the face of the brand.  Just a couple of weeks ago I walked by the Saint Laurent boutique in The Crystals at City Center with my nose in the air.  After that ridiculous F/W 2013 Grunge redux on the Paris runways a couple of weeks ago, who could blame me?

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March 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Happy Birthday, Warren Beatty

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Warren Beatty & Natalie Wood

Warren Beatty & Natalie Wood

Happy birthday, Warren Beatty.  For anyone who believes that anything has changed in the past fifty years, I present to you this “Photoplay” cover . . .

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March 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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Happy Birthday, Amy Sedaris

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Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris

Happy birthday, Amy Sedaris.  This photo reminds me that I need to pick up my new glasses today.  I should probably start shopping for a tombstone, too . . .

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March 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm

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Happy Birthday, Vince Vaughn

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Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn

Happy birthday, Vince Vaughn.  Just so you know, I’m not like those other bloggers who post unattractive photos of celebrities in order to drive web traffic to their sites.  No one reads my blog . . .

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March 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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Happy Birthday, Nathan Fillion

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Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion

Happy birthday, Nathan Fillion.  I believe that we attended the same University at the same time.  It’s funny that I don’t remember you because I’m sure that you remember me.  Really, who doesn’t remember me?

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March 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm

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