Friday, September 18, 2009

Coverage of death/rules for living

You want to achieve enough in life so that, in the tragic event of your death, people write about you.

And you want to comport yourself, should you ever be considered a suspect in such a tragedy—people never remark, “I always knew that one wasn't quite right.”

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Goodness in September

Ten things about the must-see documentary, "The September Issue"

10. Anna Wintour is not a bitch. She is a busy woman running her magazine.

9. If you want vivacious, warm and fuzzy, Andre Leon-Talley's office is right down the hall. Look for the cape.

8. If you go in to meet with Anna, you'd better have a sound defense for your choice of accessory, dress, story angle, fashion spread, or why you didn't shoot a certain agreed-upon Italian landmark on your expensive junket. You are working for Vogue, for God's sake.

7. You may disregard the above mandate, however, if you are "The World's Most Interesting Photographer."

6. It's really pointless to try to become as skinny as a model. They just aren't built like the other 99.9% of the world.

5. Brush, condition and trim your hair before your cover photo shoot. You're being photographed for Vogue, for God's sake.

4. Sometimes art (the gorgeous Galliano spread) is killed in for the sake of commerce. Sometimes art (the jumping model and photographer) prevails. It's the eternal creative conflict.

3. Even though it's a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands and providing human beings with warmth, comfort, self-expression and the means to conceal their nudity, many people will still find fashion frivolous.

2. Every workplace has its issues.

1. "You must be tough." Words of wisdom from creative director/resident goddess Grace Coddington.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A sea of red

Next time I'm trapped in the metro station with a bunch of people in red t-shirts, instead of saying "Obama, you're fired!" they'd better say, "Rock the Red!"

Caps season is coming up. Photos from practice at Kettler this weekend:

Caption unnecessary

"No way, Jose."

Ready to rumble!

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's how you say it

In hockey, they beat the crap out of each other.

In soccer, they sometimes stomp on each other.

Now picture the restrained Justine Henin or the lovely Anna Kornikova engaging in such behavior.

Girlfighting runs a broad spectrum between "Bitch I will cut you!" and "You're wearing mauve to the gala?" (tight smile, lots of teeth).

Tennis generally reflects style #2. (See: Federer, Roger; monogram) Serena Williams taps into a little bit more of style #1. And it makes people just a little bit uncomfortable.

An interesting take on the situation...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Woof Blitzer, reporting from Middleburg, VA