Thursday, August 27, 2009

Napabu. Say What?

That's what Tony Griffin & his friends call the part of Malibu that resembles Napa Valley. Napabu. I took this photo from his patio, looking out at one of his vineyards. Ah, the life.

Tony is the son of tv legend Merv Griffin. He welcomed us into his home to promote the Malibu Wine Classic happening this Saturday 1:30-4. You can buy tickets here.

Tony schooled me on wine and introduced me to this:

Never heard of it? I hadn't either. Screaming Eagle is ridiculously difficult to get your hands on, with a years-long waiting list. Members are restricted to three bottles a year, which cost $750 each. If you miraculously find Screaming Eagle sold at a restaurant, it costs around $2,000 a bottle.

Click here for Screaming Eagle Winery & Vineyards. You won't find much information. The winery is located in Oakville, CA but it's not open to the public. I love that.

Let's move to something that's more my speed and a bit more accessible. Vueve Clicquot's version of the Ice Cube. How adorable!

Now from oohs and ahhs to oh no.

A Jagermeister cooler. Possibly on the Christmas wish list of every fraternity across the nation. I do like the idea of the chilled bottle connected directly to the spout. Nifty! I can see other alcohol companies catching on.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dear Project Runway. I Like Space Hookers

The losing design this week was created by Ari. Ok, so it's not something you'd probably see on any red carpet, but possibly onstage?

I was more than a little surprised Ari went home - not only because she didn't suck the most.

Lindsey Lohan was a guest judge... and doesn't Ari look a lot like Samantha Ronson?

I thought subconciously LiLo would protect her. But no go.
IMHO Mitchell and his sheer old-lady style nightgown should have been sent packing. It was so bad I can't find a photo online! 2nd worst? The dress below.

When Qristyl chose the bad Pucci fabric knockoff, I thought she was out.
The hosts were making a big to-do about taste. Hello?

When I saw the dress come down the runway, I thought it sealed the deal. It looks like half of an Emmy's red carpet gown sewn with 1/2 of an MTV Movie Awards party dress on the right.

It's like Katy Perry at the MTV Europe Music Awards, but Katy is making a statement. She's wearing a cheeky costume. Qristyl's dress makes me sad. Hopefully she'll bring it this week.

I'd like to dedicate the video below to Ari. I'll miss ya on Project Runway.

N.A.S.A. "Gifted" featuring Kanye West, Santogold, & Lykke Li.

It's like 2001: A Space Odyssey with a beat.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Falling Out of Summer

I love these dresses from BGBG coming out in the fall.

I need an event for the gown on the left. So dramatic.

I will find somewhere to wear the dress on the right with the leather gloves. So deliciously dark.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Americans

Of Robert Frank's photographs, Jack Kerouac wrote: "after seeing these pictures you end up finally not knowing any more whether a jukebox is sadder than a coffin”.

While Norman Rockwell paintings make one long for the good old days or a root beer float in a soda parlor, Frank redefined American icons. Take this coffee shop waitress with her empty stare as Santa Claus smiles above her head. The ads seem to shout while her lips are pursed.

How about this cowboy in the big city?

If you are in NYC between 9/22/09 and 1/3/10...

The Met is honoring the Swiss photographer by hosting “Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans. The museum will showcase the photographic fruits of his cross-country journey from 1954-1955, that resulted in his book The Americans.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Back 2 Life, Back 2 Reality

Nobody - okay, except maybe Madonna - looked cool in the 90's. Not even the Sex & the City gals.

90210. Brian Austin Green. Oh boy those brown pants and that shirt. Brenda was my idol. Dylan was my crush. Like James Dean. He didn't really wear that shirt. Did he?

I totally owned a pair of Z. Cavariccis. It was all about the pleats. You could really work out the the running man and the roger rabbit in those bad boys.

Cross Colours. The slogan: Clothing without prejudice. What's up with the guy's tiny feet in the middle? Just sayin. Check out the peace necklaces.
EMF. WTF. Unbelievable.
Our version of the Farrah Fawcett poster? Zack & Slater baby.
Don't forget Kelly Kapowski.

High school dances took it to the next level. Beaded dresses, old lady hairdos, wrist corsages, long fake nails. Shoes dyed to match the dress....

We're just getting started folks.


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