Tag Archives: fashion

Boobies or No Boobies?

18 Feb

As I’ve mentioned before, the qualifications for being a supermodel  are becoming more and more unattainable for most women. 

Here are singer, Rihanna, and  male model, Andrej Pejic, wearing the same dress:

Boobies

No Boobies

Thanks to JA for the heads up.

Versace. Meep, Meep.

15 Feb

Years ago, Hubby, Son and I took a trip to South Beach.  We were young and trendy back then, therefore, South Beach was the perfect place to take a 2 year-old on vacation.  Am I right?

Given my affinity with the 90s supermodel, I was on a mission to get a picture of myself in front of Gianni Versace’s South Beach mansion.  The problem was, Versace had just been murdered in front of that house a few weeks before, and the locals were still a little……sensitive.  The last thing I wanted to do in South Beach was look like an insensitive Midwestern tourist posing in front of a crime scene with her husband and baby. I’m way classier than that. 

Long story short, of course I got the picture. I ended up doing a “walk by, pause in front of the house, pretend to look out at the ocean, Hubby takes the picture while he pretends to dig in the diaper bag” thing.   

After Gianni’s death, his sister Donatella took over as Vice-President and Chief Designer of the ingenious Versace line:

 

 

 Versace continues to make some of the most beautiful music clothes in the world.

I’ll Never Be a Supermodel. No, Really.

3 Feb

I’m sort of obsessed with models.  My obsession is a carry-over from the 90s era of the supermodel.  As I teenager, I spent many Saturday afternoons listening to George Micheal’s “Freedom” while sitting in front of my bedroom mirror with a month-old issue of Vogue laying next to my open Caboodle trying to figure out what shade of Wet ‘n Wild eye shadow I had would most closely match the one in the picture of Cindy, Naomi, Christy or Kate I was looking at.  The thing that didn’t make this obsession unhealthy was that I was a pretty grounded teenager, and I understood that these women were essentially freaks.

My obsession continues, however, and once in a while I find myself over at style.com checking out the fresh new faces of the season (yes, they’re getting younger and younger).  My most recent search lead me to this beauty:

She’s beautiful, right?  Nothing out of the ordinary here, except………………THIS IS A MAN!  Seriously.  His name is Andrej Pejic, and there is nothing drag queeny about this kid.  He’s straight up beautiful.

I have been vindicated!  I am now positive that the images of fashion models, actresses and other celebrities we’re bombarded with daily are all illusions.  No matter how much you diet, how much you spend (or shoplift) on your clothes, how much make up you have on, how you do your hair, you will never attain the definition of beauty that has been shoveled down our throats, because none of that stuff will make you grow a weenie.