I could barely wait to get to my keyboard this morning. What a glorious week of juicy fashion delights! Not only did my long lost favorite 60 minutes of reality tele Project Runway make it’s debut last night on the Lifetime network, but viewers were given the sweet 2 hour treat called Project Runway All Stars. 8 previous fan favorites returned to compete for a prize of $100k. Their challenge- create a mini collection of three looks, one of the looks being a red carpet number for the Premier of Nicole Kidman’s new movie Nine. If you didn’t catch it last night I won’t be the “spoiler alert” of your day… suffice it to say…delectable!
Then it was on to the bonafide season of PR… hello new egomaniac contestants! I didn’t realize just how much I missed Heidi, Tim and the gang until I saw them again in full technicolor.
I am putting my early bets on Christopher, Ra’Mon, Shirin and Carol Hannah. And don’t miss former Phoenix girl (and one time AFM model) Tanisha Harper.
So we simply must chat about this as the season progresses… let me know who your favs are and why!
In case you didn’t know about the shorts- heard- round- the- world, Michelle Obama was in town earlier this week and practically the entire kingdom is up in arms over her less- than -First Lady-ish attire while spending a day with the O’clan at the Grand Canyon.
Now, I am going to throw caution to the wind here ( and I am sure readers will have much to say)…call me old school but I want my leaders and role models to look better than I do whilst on a grocery run. So much has already been said about Ms Michelle’s sense of style and believe me dears, I hate to throw stones here, but for me, the issue wasn’t the choice to don shorts but rather the lack of sophistication in the particular outfit. A zillion years ago I read an interview with Cheryl Tiegs and she recalled her first meeting with the actress and 70’s style icon Ali McGraw,. The two were meeting for a casual lunch so Tiegs (the 70’s-80’s original super model) showed up looking super relaxed in old jeans, a tee and tennis shoes, while Ms McGraw arrived wearing white pencil pants, a fitted blouse belted with a thick leather belt and wedge sandals….Tiegs confessed that she felt like a schlub and realized that it would not have taken her any more time to put on pieces that looked pulled together and chic than it did to throw on the clothes she ultimately wore. This sage advice has always stuck in my mind and I quadruple that sentiment when you know that a bank of photogs are present!. To me, somehow Air Force 1 and casual Fridays (or Sundays as the case may be) just don’t mix well. I bet the First Lady would have looked smashing and press corp ready had she done a little ensemble like one of these.