Archive - January, 2012

Friday Caption Contest: Vanessa Paradis

From my new favoritest blog, the horrifying and delightful Celebrity Closeups. Do what you do best in the captions:

Vanessa Paradis up close and extremely personal

Vanessa Paradis up close and extremely personal

A Sporting Chance

Every now and again Twitter redeems itself and shakes off the tedious uplifting quote bots, SEO gurus, and other such riff-raff and presents to my jaded eyen something pure gold.

Like this.

 

 

So this is how the 1% are staying ahead of the pitchforked mobs nowadays. Skijoring with a $270,000 car instead of a husky.

Portrait of the Uma as a Young Woman

Miss Helen Duinham by John Singer Sargent

Miss Helen Duinham by John Singer Sargent

You see it, don’t you? What better proof of the enduring nature of classical beauty could there be than the resemblance of this portrait from 160 years ago, to today’s celebrated beauty, Uma Thurman? True, no casting director would have chased after Miss Helen Duinham’s brougham, begging her to play The Bride in Kill Bill, but they look like they could be equally deadly at the bridge table or the cotillion.

Uma Thurman has a slightly different choice of wardrobe it must be admitted

Uma Thurman has a slightly different choice of wardrobe it must be admitted

Lost and Found!

This is terrifying and sad, readers. It is nothing more nor less than the death of childhood. Turns out Snufalupagus, everyone’s secret favorite Sesame Street character, has finally turned up, in the most tragic way possible.

SNUFFY!!!!

SNUFFY!!!!

I mean, that’s not even a good colour for Aretha!

Sleek! Chic!

Dear readers, we have a confession to make. While we’re aware of the talents of the original YSL, of Halston, of even He Who Shall Not Be Named, we are, frankly, always up for a little more fun than they typically represent. A little fillip. A little mod in our mode, if not, indeed, a little mad.

We have found our perfect spirit animal. He is sleek. He is chic. He is petit. And he is probably worth about $150 a pelt to the Europeans.

ribbon seal

ribbon seal

Despite being a He rather than a She, this arctic ribbon seal that showed up, somehow, a mile upriver from the Pacific near Seattle must nonetheless be acknowledged to embody the same light-hearted yet rigorous line as the creations of fabled Sixties icon André Courrèges. We will let him keep his coat, even as we admire it, for lo, we’ve always felt we were of insufficient angularity to carry off the stark contrasts of black and white, much though we may admire them.

We shall call him André!

Courreges

Courreges

Classic Hollywood Fails

What DID the classic icons of Hollywood do when they messed up a line?

Pretty much the same as you would have: they swore like troopers.

Friday Caption Contest: the best GIF in the world

For your enjoyment and captioning, we present this epic example of a Fashion Show Fail. Enjoy?

Fashion Show Fail

Nooey Deschanel

Nooey Deschanel

Nooey Deschanel

What a difference a decade and a dye job make.