The court battle has begun between NBC/Universal and the Weinstein Co. over Harvey and Max's controversial decision to move "Project Runway" from Bravo to Lifetime (television for women and gay men). But the most surprising nugget to surface in court is that Tim Gunn worked the first season of "Runway" for free. According to a story in the NY Daily News, Gunn mentored season one designers out of the goodness of his heart or at least for the free exposure. He wasn't paid a dime. Let's hope he at least got a free bottle of TresEmme conditioner for his troubles.
I was on vacation last week in very rainy, windy Maine. I know, poor me. One advantage to missing beach days is that my skin is slighty less leathery than it would normally be after a week in the blistering sun. Another big plus to missing the beach is the shopping.
I spent an afternoon in Portland poking around some great shops. At Ferdinand, I found journals which made are made from old books. Jacob Deatherage of Portland, Ore., takes the covers of old books that he finds at garage sales and flea markets and makes them new by binding them with blank pages. I picked up an "AllAmerican Church Hymnal" coveredjournal. There are a bunch for sale on his site as well. Here are a few of my favorites.
Bra shopping has always been a personal struggle for moi. To be delicate, I have an undersized chest. Translation: I practically swim in Victoria's Secret's smallest Jimmy Choo Australia underwires. I've often been tempted to go sportsbraonly for life. If it wasn't for the Calvin Klein outlet's heroinchic bras (thanks for everything, Kate Moss), I would have taken the 100% cotton plunge a long time ago.
Even so, my whole lingerie drawer is stuffed with boring colors and shapes. Oooh, beige. Black. Light pink. Settle down!
I recently read about Itty Bitty bras, a whole company Jimmy Choo Wedges dedicated to making couture bras and camisoles for the chestchallenged. The phrase "Itty Bitty" is a little hard to swallow it's somewhat belittling, no? but I'll set my pride aside to jump for joy. No gaping. No odd puffiness. What a dream.
I'll have to wait until my cute polkadot bra comes in the mail to make my final judgment on Itty Bitty. Have you tried this line yet, dear Stylephilers?
And if you need new sunglasses, get thee to your closest, wellstocked Marshalls. I nabbed not one, but two pairs of Marc by Marc Jacobs shades this weekend on the clearance rack for $20 each. The other big name designers filling the spinning shelves? Gucci, Valentino, D G, Coach, and Kate Spade, to name a few. The gang's all here.
I see you're also stuck at the office on a day that we should clearly be out frolicking on the beach, eating Pringles, listening to Pat Benatar, and smearing Ban de Soleil on our shoulders. When I have a hard time focusing and need a little diversion at the office, I head over to the Museum of Kitschy Stitches. This Web site boasts a lovely collection of crocheted monstrosities and shows what can happen when good yarn goes bad. Even better, sassy blog mistress Stitchy McYarnpants is a local gal who is blessed with a gift for ripping apart the ridiculousness of these outfits. But don't listen to my rantings. Check out her fashionably hilarious site and kill some time.
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