For the fashion spread in the April issue of the print product, photographer Scott Womack captured images of model Chloe Hundelt interacting with animals including a wolf, a rabbit, and a camel in a school-room setting. I don’t pretend to understand the concept behind the shoot, but it makes for some pretty pictures.
There was also a monkey involved in the proceedings, but his photos didn’t make the cut for publication. You can see him for yourself, however, in the above behind-the-scenes video produced by Womack.
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City officials just sent over a release about its Black History Month talent showcase, taking place March 1 at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. Disregard for a second that the talent show is actually not during Black History Month, and look at one one of the guidelines:
Performers must keep their content and lyrics clean, with no profanity, and dressed in family-friendly attire (baggy style acceptable but no sagging)
Hmm. Okay. Will there be someone at the showcase with a ruler, deeming the difference between baggy and sagging? Or is it a belt issue? Either way, I’m sure Councilman Dwaine Caraway had a say in all this.
The 70th Annual Golden Globes were Sunday, and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be in the (cold) stands with my entertainment crazed family.
As an onlooker, the bright red carpet was turned into a sea of blood orange, nude colors, and metallics, as these were the hottest trends of the night.
Stars who graced the carpet in the red-orange hue included Zooey Deschanel, winner Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Haute Couture, and Globe winner Claire Danes, who received her Versace at 9 p.m. the night before. Claire (a new mom as of three weeks ago) was exuding happiness, and very chatty on the carpet and at post events. I can only assume it was date night for her and husband Hugh Dancy.
Being in the bleachers alongside the red carpet is a lively affair, where most of the stars are thrilled to come by and acknowledge us. While rocking a shirtless Stella McCartney suit, co-host Amy Poehler exclaimed “My chest is going to pop out if I lift my arms up, so I can’t wave to you guys.”
Spend two months on the job, never write about the Stars. Come in today, write about them twice. Aight. The Morning News reported the other day that Stars are cooking up some new jersey schemes, with three key points:
1. They are drastically different from the current look.
2. There will be a new logo.
3. Green is the dominant color.
They’re supposed to be ready for next season, but could be pushed to 2014-15. Some reaction from SportsLogos.net, with cute Canadian spelling intact:
If true, I’m very glad they’re retaining green as the main colour — earlier rumours suggested the club was considering a switch to red, white, and blue which would have been a nightmare. Nothing worse than taking a unique, good-looking colour scheme (with history of championships) and swapping it for one used by several other teams already in the league. Not to mention the fact that “stars” would be incorporated into the design making it just another Washington Capitals or NHL All-Star Game uniform.
I thought I had lost my mind when I saw Daryl Johnston wearing a Santa Claus sweater during the Fox br
oadcast. As it turned out, I wasn’t the only one.
I’m glad that Glenn Beck is living and producing his work in our neck of the woods now, because it provides an excuse for posting this ad for his 1791 clothing line, which is funding his nonprofit Mercury One initiative to “fix America one town at a time.”
Slate is right about this video, though. You really want to leave the audience with the image of your red-blooded American male in 1791 jeans running away after lighting up what might turn out to be a rocket-ship-shaped explosive device?
I’ve thought as much for awhile, and I’m glad to have my suspicions confirmed by ESPN’s just-completed uniform power rankings, on which most of our local professional sports clubs did not fare well.
The Cowboys are the exception. TheirÂ classic, iconic home uniforms are clearly the best-looking kit around these parts, and it earns themÂ 30th among all the teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB. (And they’re sixth-best considering just the NFL.) ESPN does think there’s room for improvement:
The Cowboys also lose points for having too many inconsistent shades of blue and silver scattered throughout their uni package.
But aside from when they’re rooting for America’s team, Dallas-Fort Worth sports fans are having to wear some dull jerseys to show their support.
My main problem with the Rangers is their insistence on switching between red and blue as the primary color instead of just committing to one. Â They’re best in their primary home unis with the blue hat. Forget the red. Other than that, their look is just fine. Not great, but not bad. Â (And at least they’re not dealing with this kind of silliness anymore.) Â ESPN sees a lot of room for improvement, ranking them 20th of the 30 MLB teams, and 66th out of all pro franchises:
The Rangers need a new typeface, or at least a new type treatment. There are too many layers (blue outlined in white, outlined in red, with a black shadow), and the letters and numbers have too many spikes and bumps.
This is old news made new again, seeing as it’s based on a survey from last year in which visitors to, and residents of, Dallas-Fort Worth rated the area on all manner of qualities. Â We didn’t do well.
Now Travel + Leisure has trotted out some of the collected information in a new pageview-magnet slideshow of the Worst-Dressed Cities in America. Anchorage, Alaska, finished at the bottom, according to visitors. Â We rankedÂ 30th out of the 35 cities on stylishness (making us the sixth-worst-dressed.) Here’s what the magazine wrote:
Bigger seems to always be better in the Dallas/Fort Worth area; just take one look at the infamously over-the-top JumboTron at the Cowboys Stadium. And when it comes to getting dressed, big hair, conspicuous designer labels, and slick snakeskin boots are the norm. “Less is more” is not a phrase heard round these parts.
So the editors dusted off a bit of copy written in, oh, maybe 1983, swapped out “Ewings of Southfork” with a jab about JerryWorld, and then called it a day. Probably stopped off at the co-op for some organic hummus and fresh kale juice before retiring to their Park Slope brownstones.
Anyway, we need not be hurt by the criticisms of a bunch of snobs in New York City, no sir. We have our self-confidence to protect us. In the same Travel + Leisure survey, we rated ourselves the ninth-best-dressed city.
Were I to detail for you areas of subject matter about which I have the least interest, “fashion” might well top the list. And yet I found myself taking extra care in the selection and preparation of my shirt, pants, and jacket for my breakfast meeting with Neiman Marcus CEO Karen Katz at Dream Cafe in Uptown.
I didn’t want to appear (as my wife delights in describing my lack-of-style-in-dress) “frumpy” in front of one of the most powerful women in fashion. I enjoy talking to people on topics about which they themselves are passionate, so I was looking forward to our chat and to not embarrassing myself in the process. I think I cleaned myself up agreeably well.
I flashed back to that morning, which you can read about in the current issue of D CEO,Â when I saw the news this morning that Neiman’s online sales are up 17.5 percent in the most recent quarter. Katz told me that over time she expects the company will need fewer brick-and-mortar stores thanks to gains from e-commerce.
Are people really willing to buy a $4,000 Chanel handbag online?
Above you see a video created by Atomic Productions, which followed around StyleSheet bloggers Kristi and Scot Redman at the recent DIFFA shindig. After viewing it, I now believe that Kristi and Scot are the two coolest people on Earth.
The clip plays as a sort of a fashion fever dream, though perhaps I’m just saying that because I’m heavily doped up on allergy medicine.
WFAA reports upon a group of knitting enthusiasts who decided to protest by creating uteruses out of yarn that they plan to send to Gov. Rick Perry and other lawmakers who they say have cut funding to women’s health care:
Inside Kimberlyn Crowe’s Oak Cliff home, knitting has always been quiet therapy. Suddenly, it’s become a way to make some noise.
“Words don’t do any good because it’s all been said,” she declared. So she let the yarn became her words and her hobby become her voice.
“The statement is: ‘Get your hands off my uterus!’” Crowe said with a laugh.
Before I woke up this morning, ShopTalk’s Raya Ramsey appeared on WFAA’s Daybreak program with anchor Ron Corning and Greg Johnson, a member of the Dallas board of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. (There’s also a cameo by Tara Harper of Most Eligible Dallas.) You can watch the video above. They were there to plug the DIFFA’s big annual fundraiser, which will take place March 31.
At the event, “smoking jackets” donated by various designers will be auctioned off to help fund North Texas HIV/AIDS charities. Corning mentions an alarming fact during the segment: that Dallas County leads the nation in new HIV infections.
Raya was there to talk a little bit about the fashions. She did a fine job representing D Magazine during the wee hours of the morningÂ and is, at this moment, enjoying a well-deserved nap at home.