Seventeen, again

Oh to be 17 again! I was a guest judge over the weekend for a Macy’s and Seventeen Magazine model search. We had to judge what real life girl had the best style based on what they were wearing and a brief questionnaire ( ie, who’s your style icon, fave celeb couple). The girls were all so dang cute and covered every possible style, from goth to glam. Here’s a few shots from the event

When your gay uncle’s couch attacks!

Now, usually gay fellas are right on point with fashion, but every now and then, disaster strikes! Dear Carson Kressley, me thinks those queer eyes you’re flashing may be aimed at yourself, as this outfit is all wrong. While I do applaud his flare for bold colors and a boho pattern ( both big trends for fall), this is just all too much. Broken up into separates, this could be a fab look. I would love the jacket with jeans or fitted black skinny leg dress pants; or the pants with a black fitted jacket and black dress shirt. Perhaps instead of spending his time teaching America How To Look Good Naked, he should be teaching himself how to look good in a suit!

Photo Credits- US Weekly

Like a style virgin….

Yes, I know Madge is always sooo fashion forward, but she looks like a cross between an old Italian mama and an 80’s streetwalker here. I am glad she covered up those man arms and I liker her hat and shoes, but think the long lace skirt just looks out of place. I could have lived with the skirt if it was a lot shorter, just covering her briefs. Or, even better, she’s Madonna and she’s got the gams to lose the lace entirely.

Wintour Wonderland

If you have any interest in fashion at all, Run, don’t walk to see The September Issue. What a fabulous film!!! Anna Wintour is larger than life. While she is a tyrant that can make or break a designer ( YSL head designer Stefano Pilati looked like he was about to vomit from nerves while showing her his fall collection; Thakoon tells of hands shaking so badly he could almost not hold up a garment in his first meeting with fashion’s first lady), you sort of feel sorry for her. Behind that perfectly coifed bob, she seems almost robotic, void of any real human emotion…
The real star of this film to me is the incredibly talented and lovely Grace Coddington. She has a fierce eye for style, even if she does at times struggle with the ever evolving fashion world in which politics sometimes takes precedence. I wanted to be her best friend immediately in the scene where she is putting on a model’s shoe at a shoot and admits she thinks she is the only fashion editor that actually does these “menial” acts instead of an assistant. What a genius she is. Looks like I have a new girl crush:-)