Again, here it is, on a Monday and I'm just posting my Sunday blog. Tisk Tisk.
Lets get to it!
Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair via New York Daily News
New York Daily News - Who would have thought 2009 would come to an end with all of the internet talking about a golfer playboy and his extramarital affairs?
Even more perplexing, why am I looking at a guy named Tiger who participates in the most boring sport on earth (my opinion, but I'll wager its true) with no shirt ...and flexing with hand weights?
While there is sooo much fun I can have with golf terms and innuendo, I'll spare you. *cough* Penalty stroke.
Are there really women out there who are watching golf and saying "I want to hit that!" Are polo shirts, argyle socks paired with plaid knickers the new sexy uniform? While advertisers are droppin' Tiger like he's hot, Vanity Fair is taking the time to celebrate his entrance into the pack of philandering playa professional athletes. Who says golf isn't a real sport?
Photo: Neiman Marcus
Huffington Post - Former fashion intern pal Rachel Strugatz gives us a rundown of the decades worst fashion trends and any favoritism aside, I have to say, she is spot on!
However, some of these trends don't seem to be going away. I think we need a revolution. Take to the streets and grab logo bags from Louis Vuitton from the arms of Times Square tourists. Tug the Uggs from the feet of every woman who is still using that "but they are so comfortable" line. If you see a trucker hat anywhere, even worn in an ironic way, swipe it off the heads and stomp on it.
Okay, the above may be too harsh. Maybe we should just take to good old shaming. Point and laugh?
Spiegel - Back in October, the German fashion magazine, Brigitte, vowed that it would no longer use size zero professional models in their fashion spreads. Instead, models would be replaced with "real women." With the January issue featuring its all amateur model cast finally hitting news stands, the glossy is facing mixed reviews.
First, this chick on the cover, while she may not be getting paid like Giselle (clever business move or devotion to real women?) she's certainly not what I would classify as "average."
Seriously, Germans, I have some severe overcrowding in my mouth that caused my teeth to push forward. They are all out of wack. I'm so pale you can see my insides. I'm an American size 2, which would probably make me a size 4 -6 in Germany. Call me. I'm not working.
Telegraph - Women's feet are growing bigger due to hormones in your food, obesity and that pesky thing called evolution. Ed Watson, from Debenhams department store in the UK says:"Big shoes, especially heeled styles, have to be made much stronger with sturdier load-bearing points, able to cope with greater levels of stress and wear."
Ed must have a way with women. Which one of us doesn't like to be told our shoes can't support the load?
Anyway, I thought a size 11 women's shoe was normal growing up. Have you ever tripped over a pair of platforms that big. Ouch!
Photo: Alexander McQueen
New Zealand Herald - Speaking of feet, researchers for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation says that modern running shoes are harder on your joints high heels.
Score one for us non athletic, shoe mongering girly girls! Though, I don't think they included the infamous Spring 2010 Alexander McQueen Armadillo heels in that study. Models quit over those stilts! Quit, I tell you!