Monday, January 31, 2011

Stylin' and Profilin'

Ugh, fine, this outfit is perfection and you look gorgeous here:

(I still abhor you.)

Hot Mess

Let's not even pretend that this is fashionable . . . unless "fashionable" means ugly.

Ms. v. Mr.

The woman in me: Boys may need training . . .

The man in me: but you need glasses, a mirror, and a stylist.

Word of the Day

vulpine \VUHL-pahyn\, adjective:
1. Cunning or crafty.
2. Of or resembling a fox.
His olive complexion surrounded a vulpine smile whenever he looked in the direction of the defendant.
-- Jeffrey R. Ryan, A Volcano Heard Afar
McCone was aware of what was happening, and his leaning posture became more and more vulpine.
-- Stephen King, Richard Bachman, The Running Man
Vulpine derives from the Latin word for "fox," vulpinus.


"The King's Speech" is one of the best movies of the year. (It is no wonder that Colin Firth is winning all of this season's Best Actor awards.)

On occasion, TP and I will do non-eating activities together, and he noticed a nice theme during the film - the background reflects the King's state-of-being:

The first failure

The second time he fails his country

Lost and confused

The light bulb goes off

Not totally solid, but much bolder

(Go see it.)

For the Mens/Sylin' and Profilin'

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Word of the Day

dharna \DAHR-nuh\, noun:
In India,the practice of exacting justice or compliance with a just demand by sitting and fasting at the doorstep of an offender until death or until the demand is granted.
Surely thou hast heard that Munda Ram, banker, having failed to procure his moneys from Narain Das, thy kinsman, hath sworn to obtain them by dharna?
-- Maud Diver, Siege perilous: and other stories
You've never reached up, awestruck, to touch these ties and brought the entire rack down on your head so that you sat swathed in a riot of colors, held down by a dharna of textures, trapped in a gherao of ties.
-- Shashi Tharoor, Show business: a novel
Dharna is a Hindi word literally meaning "a placing."

(This might just work.)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stylin' and Profilin'

I Heart Coffee (a little too much?)

LOS ANGELES — Starbucks Corp will roll out its biggest drink size yet — the 31-ounce "Trenta" — in all of its U.S. coffee shops by May 3.

The new size will be available only for iced coffee, iced tea and iced tea lemonade drinks in the United States. The Trenta is 7 ounces larger than Starbucks’ “Venti” cup for iced drinks, which currently is its largest size on offer.

Drinks in the Trenta size will cost 50 cents more than similar Venti-sized iced drinks, the company said.

Seattle-based Starbucks tested the new size in several U.S. markets last year, saying it was responding to customer demand for larger cold beverages.

The Trenta size will debut in 14 states, including Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Hawaii and Arizona, on Jan. 18 and in California on Feb. 1.

The world’s biggest coffee chain said unsweetened drinks in the new size will have fewer than 90 calories and that sweetened versions will have less than 230 calories.

Word of the Day

idioglossia \id-ee-uh-GLOS-ee-uh\, noun:

1. A private form of speech invented by one child or by children who are in close contact, as twins.
2. A pathological condition in which a person's speech is so severely distorted that it is unintelligible.

The propinquity between them had even developed into a sort of romantic idioglossia where only they knew the code words of the secret language that sooner or later is incorporated into every love affair.
-- Stuart F. Tower, The Wayfarers

Idioglossia combines the Greek roots idio-, "particular to one," and gloss-, "tongue."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pearls of Wisdom

"A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate."
-Proverbs 15:17 (New Living Translation)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Golden Globes: The Ladies

Ahh, the Golden Globes - my favorite awards show of the year.

The stars really came out in their Sunday best for 2011, and although Ricky Gervais made me (and the rest of the audience) feel supremely uncomfortable with his tasteless humor, the fashion more than made up for it:

(Top 5 Best)

Love the long-sleeves we saw this year, but Anne Hathaway knocked everyone out of the park with this one:

Armani Prive

I normally don't prefer Calvin Klein's minimalistic designs, but Emma Stone and Claire Danes both rocked it out in these bright, body-conscious frocks:

Calvin Klein Collection

Calvin Klein Collection

Texture is always in style, and the young (and talented) actress from True Grit got it all right in this age appropriate yet red-carpet-worthy Prabal Gurung:

Prabal Gurung

And older, more sophisticated Catherine Zeta-Jones graced us all in this gorgeous green gown:

Monique Lhuillier

(Top 5 Worst)

Sandra, Sandra, Sandra - what in the world happened to you? Do you want to make it that obvious that you're going through a rough year?

Jenny Packham

Are we a '70s housewife or a 21st Century movie star?


I hate, hate, hate this - the red lips, the big bow, the lack of a waistline - barf:

Oscar de la Renta

2011 Golden Globes: The Couples

Couples (Best Of)

The most gorgeous and inspirational couple of the night:

How can you not love Robert Downey, Jr. and his red tie (and how much he adores his wife)?

The hotness is undeniable (not matter how much you want to hate Megan Fox):


The black satin and the hairstyles are a little too matchy-matchy, but it works:

2011 Golden Globes: The Gents

The Gentlemen (Best Of)

Always #1:

Love the blue:

Good work:


(Done Right)

Minus the shoes:

I like this, so shoot me:

(Gone Wrong)



Pros: Shoes
Cons: Dress

Azzaro dress, Jimmy Choo shoes

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Plum (Done Right)

You all know I love me some velvet:

Stylin' and Profilin'

Oscar de la Renta

Love It or Hate it?

Wellies on men: yea or nay?

Booties (Gone Wrong)

Red (Done Right)

Sometimes Cameron Diaz can look really hot:

Azzaro dress, Casadei pumps

Love It or Hate It?

Hate it:

Vena Cava

Stylin' and Profilin'

Great style is ageless:

Hot Mess

BCBG Max Azria

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stylin' and Profilin'

Normally, I am not a fan of the beast-like fur look, but this I like:

Street Chic(?)

This may be "chic", but who the heck dresses like this in real life?:

(No one.)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ms. v. Mr.

The man in me: This dress is stellar.

The woman in me: Yes, but not in the good way.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Calvin and Susie

Texture (Done Right)

More texture, more Prada, more love.


Love It or Hate It?

Hate it: