January 25, 2008

I found this gorgeous photo of Anjelica Huston somewhere in the mystic ether of the world wide web. It's from a book featuring photography of the late and very talented Bob Richardson, taken of her back in her 20s when she was both his lover and muse.

She melts me. She's so enigmatic! I adore her and I had to share.

January 23, 2008

I really think that endless media speculation into the untimely death of Heath Ledger has got to stop. He didn't like media scrutiny when he was alive so what makes anybody think it's alright to engage in it now? Let the man rest in peace!

Also, Jack Nicholson made this comment in regards to the tragedy: "I warned him."

If it wasn't such a tragic circumstance, I'd be very amused by that statement. Jack Nicholson as Sage Father Figure to Young Hollywood? Please, give me a break. That's like Hunter S. Thompson becoming a rehab counselor in his final years.

January 21, 2008

While I don't intend to cease and desist on my weekly Catherine posts, I do also acknowledge that alienating well over 10% of my male readership by pissing off Skotty isn't the best way to maintain a loyal fan base. In order to show my support for my male readers (I think there may be just under a whole dozen of you), I offer this post devoted entirely to 2008 Men's Couture. (That's 'fashion' to the uninitiated.)

Don't say I never do anything for you, guys.

First up, an offering from style house Dolce & Gabbana. I imagine every young executive on the rise will be wearing velvet in the coming months. It's difficult in today's cutthroat business culture to be taken seriously otherwise. And men, don't underestimate the importance of stylish outerwear to protect your work attire. Cold weather does not equal frumpy. Keep it hot with silver fur.

Dell'Acqua gives us this innovative take on business wear. Sheer says 'manly'. Sheer says 'take me seriously'. Sheer says 'gay'. But that may be a very appropriate statement to make depending on your sexual status and/or target demographic. It's important, when selecting your personal style, to be aware of fabrics that push the boundaries of self-expression. Think outside the box. Or, in this case, outside the cotton plantation.

Sheer is not for every man. Gaultier offers a more demure alternative in this metallic silver skirt and jacket combo. Tailored but breathable, and still traditional enough to be taken seriously.

Like any modern man Jean-Paul Gaultier is a multi-tasker and his second collection, through Gaultier2, gives an alternate vision of sleek style, this one perhaps more suited to those still at university finishing up law degrees while DJing upscale punk clubs to pay their way. Or for anarchist leaders on the go. The key to these looks is layering, creating a multi-faceted look that translates from campus to fetish sex shows effortlessly.

Those with heroic alter-egos need no longer sacrifice fashion in the name of saving humanity. Ivan Aguilar has created a sleek yet functional line of superhero pieces that work together to create a unified fight-or-flight theme or as separates at journalist cover jobs. The hooded cape is especially useful when flying into rain storms.

Finally, the weekend. Galliano offers a festive take on unwinding after a long weekly grind. Confetti-print demi-cargo pants and micro-speedos in eye-popping hues will take you from kegger to a date to a pool party at Hef's in uncompromising style. Don't be afraid to accessorize with a safety whistle or bindi. But remember, never wear socks with sandals. You don't want to look ridiculous.

January 20, 2008

Just For Skotty Made-To-Break Resolution Moment(TM)

(If you missed the back story to this ongoing saga, you can go here and read the third post down to get up to speed. Suffice it to say, though, that I love Catherine from CSI and I love annoying the living shit out of my brother-in-law Skotty, who HATES Catherine, so I found a way to combine the two things into a tidy year-long package of sweet sweet Catherine goodness and Skotty madness.)

Week Three

Another reason Why I Love Catherine Willows has to be her no-nonsense, unsqueamish, and decidedly intrigued approach to a) dead bodies, b) autopsies, and c) bizarrely grotesque evidence. She isn't afraid to get down and dirty to collect evidence and I confess I've never seen anyone maintain their composure and look quite as goddamn hot while wading through hip-deep sewage.

She's feminine but not girly-squeamish. It's very alluring.

Fun Fact: Initially Catherine's specific area of expertise was written to be 'blood spatter analysis'.

Why bless my cotton socks, I seem to have broken my resolution again! Land sakes, when will I learn? Well here's to better luck next week.

P.S. I'm laughing in your general direction, Skotty.