Chanel has gone back - as it does every three years or so - to the Victorian slash fetish slash virgin slash whore slash executive assistant look, all wrapped up in its Fall 2006 'ready-to-wear' collection.
'Ready-to-wear' means several different things, but to simplify it: You 'only' need to bring in, say....6 figures a year. Compared to the basic minimum of 7 for the haute couture pieces.
I am the only one who has a problem with a bunch of gay male designers telling women what they should wear to look sexy?
(Video) (runway show starts at 1:30). If you can tolerate some of the mindless comments from models and C list celeb types...ever notice that while these people rave (stunning! fabulous! just wonderful dahlink!) about the clothes, we never, ever actually SEE them wearing these pieces? Anyway, the video is worth watching, if only to see some of the back detailing on the boots.
I still prefer these Chanel boots from last season. Note the price, then note that there are not even leather! Sheesh!
FHM Magazine (kind of like Maxim but a shelf back) has announced its 'FHM Top 100 of the Sexist Women of 2006' list. Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Match Point) came out of top, beating last year's winner, Angelina Jolie.
Now if it came down to a celebrity deathmatch between the two, I'd bet everything I own on Angelina. Boot fans know and love Angelina. Scarlett...well, while there's no doubt that she is an exceedingly attractive young woman...she doesn't wear boots on her own time (meaning when a professional photographer and stylist and publicist and personal manager/mother are not telling her what to wear). Angelina throws on leather gowns and proudly struts the red carpet. Scarlett...not so much.
Since Angelina was at a disadvantage this year (noticably pregnant, the black horse in a celebrity divorce, shacking up with Brad Pitt), let's give her a break. Unless Kiera Knightly starts to attend premieres in a leather catsuit, rest assured, Angelina will be back at #1 next year, if only to show these shoe-obsessed starlets who owns our hearts.
Any comic geeks out there have a problem with the fact that Charisma Carpenter - best known as Cordelia Chase from 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' - is hoping to nab the part of Wonder Woman? The current script circulating around Hollywood is by her ex-boss, Joss Whedon (Buffy, Serenity, Lost), and is quite the hot property at the moment.
While I was still holding out hope for Monica Bellucci (who among us was not?), Ms. Carpenter is still MILES ahead of the starlet who was begging for the role last week: Lindsay Lohen. (cringing at the thought)
One of the few benefits of being a net-addict is that for every 99 of 'been there, done that' items, you stumble across something AMAZING that makes all of the time-wasting research worth while...
I did that tonight. I stumbled across an amateur video clip (courtesy of YouTube) of a gentleman clad in head-to-toe latex, showing off a pair of what looks to be totally custom-made, gorgeous, stiletto-heeled with platform *tangerine orange* latex knee-high boots.
Orange Stranger: assuming you are new to us, welcome to the community! I will not REST until I feature you and your beautiful boots in bootlovers.com!
While the 'social conservatives' in Washington keep demanding the right to protect retinas everywhere from naughty imagery - long-time Bootlovers.com favorite, Stacy Burke (Bootlovers #16), explains why '2257' is a boon to a certain kind of perv.
I (heart) Pam. Her ridiculously big boobs, crazy love-life, her big grin whenever a camera turns in her direction. She's apparently quite a sweetheart, meaning in all of my years of loving celebrity gossip, I've never, ever heard a negative word about her.
A few years ago, I turned a corner in Santa Monica, and found myself walking straight into Pam and her entourage. Imagine briefly drowning in a wave of hairspray, cleavage, cell phones, and over-sized sunglasses. Pam was the only one to say, "Excuse us!". A friend later commented, "Well, you can tell SHE'S Canadian.".