Archive for September, 2007



21
Sep
07

Skinny Actresses at the Emmys 2007 and beyond

As a follow up to the Emmys 2007 blog I worte the other day I begun to think about some of the pictures I saw and some of the Actresses. Many of them are too darn skinny. So skinny they make normal size women look BIG. The statistics indicate that 40 percent of the women in this country are size 14 or larger (from Cotton Inc 5/1997). Another report from Research group TC has the average American woman at a size 10-12. Granted you may think Americans are too fat but here are some of the latest average stats for women that I could find:

Average Size of Women From WonderQuest

Country Weight Height Yr of Data

USA 155 lbs 5′ 4″ 2003*

UK 147 lbs 5′ 3.8″ 2006 ?

Canada 153 lbs 5′ 3.4″ 2005

*This info is from the Research Group TC as reported on MSNBC. We Americans have gained 20 lbs in the past 40 yrs. Damn we need to lay off the Burgers and Donuts

So if TV is trying to reflect the US/UK and Canadian public They aren’t doing a good job. I know I know they are giving us a fantasy but does the fantasy have to be sooo far from reality.

Maybe my guy friends are biased but I have yet to find one of them who thought the below skinny actresses are as attractive as as if they had more weight on. Look at some of the Emmys 2007 Actress who I thought looked too skinny:

Ellen Pompeo

Felicity Huffman whose dress was pretty but you could see her chest bones where her cleavage should have been. Eat something at the pizzeria Lynette….sheeesh

I wasn’t the only one who noticed it several of the celebrity blogs talked about it as did: Scandalous Candice

Mary-Louise Parker

Terri Hatcher at the Emmys 2007 was not so bad:

But earlier this year at the Screen Actors Guild awards she looked too skinny to me:

Now compare if you look at the above ladies next to the below Ladies from the same nite you would think the below ladies look HUGE but really they are average. I think this is more what America looks like:

Sara Ramirez

Chandra Wilson

America Ferrera

What do you guys think?

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20
Sep
07

Not thinking Swimwear season? You should cause it is sale time!

I know Fall is upon us and everyone is thinking sweaters and boots but you should be thinking swimwear! Why? Because you can get amazing deals now. Not only for summer next year but also in case someone decides to whisk you away for a winter getaway to the sun & sand.

I try to do it every season especially since my Dad moved to Florida so Holidays are spent by the pool ;). But unlike a few years ago I don’t look good in bikinis so I’ve been opting for tankinis which can hide a multitude of figure flaws (which maybe in my head but that is a whole nother blog…LOL).

So this year I decided to look into one pieces but not the frumpy kind your Mother use to wear. I’ve been on a retro kick of late so I was looking more for bathing suits your Grandmother might have worn in the 50s or 40s. I found a few I liked:

Nordstrom.com:

Juicy Couture Beach Halter One Piece
Was $155.00
Now: 92.90

Bloomingdales.com

Juicy Couture Beach Skirted Maillot
Was $164.00
Now $114.80

Carmen Marc Valvo Draped Tankini
Now: $99.99



Carmen Marc Valvo Draped Swimsuit

Was $150.00
Now $90.00

Carmen Marc Valvo Twisted Bandeau
Was 158.00
Now 94.80

I tried them all on and decided on the last one by Carmen Marc Valvo for $94.80. I look HOT if I do say so myself and reminiscent of a 40s/50s pin-up girl which was the look I was going for.

19
Sep
07

Emmy 2007 Fashions – My favs and my not so favs

Ok so I’ll admit it, I didn’t watch the Emmys. I watched the before and after shows on E! TV to see who wore what and who won. I know not good but I was busy watching The 4400 & the Dead Zone on the USA Network.

In any case here is my review of my favorite part of the show 😉

My Favorite Dresses on the Ladies for the Emmys 2007:

Heidi Klum in Dior
I love the color and her hair and the jewlery and the slit in the dress. It all works for me.

Marcia Cross in Georges Chakra
Marcia is one of the rare people with this coloring that can get away with a dress of this color. I think it is the striking balance of her pale skin and red hair that does it for me. I like the neckline if the dress as well with the deep V and sheerness. I LOVe the chance she took with the turquoise earrings. It worked for me.

Rebecca Gayheart in Carlos Miele
I like the unusualness of the dress, the neckline especially. The color was very nice on her as well. And usually I don’t like matching accessories but the matching clutch bag works for me.

Teri Hatcher in Badgley Mischka
What more can I say? I LOVE Badgley Mischka and I LOVE Pink. She looked stunnning in this dress.

Katherine Heigl in Zac Posen
Again another what can I say? This dress is classic and beautiful. Zac Posen is one of those newish designers who just knows how to dress a woman.

Sarah Chalke in Monique Lhuillier
I LOVE Monique Lhuillier!. My favorite part of this dress is the back. The whole dress is unusual with the ruffles down the front but then she turns around and you see the back and it is like wowza! Sexy without being overtly so.

The Gentelman’s Outfits that I liked:

Denis Leary
I really like the silver tie with the single breasted black tux.



Neil Patrick Harris (with partner David Burtka) in a Prada suit
I know many do not like black on black but I like this look on Neil. It maybe the bit of shine on the collar of the jacket and the waistband of the pants. Of course having a cute BF next to him doesn’t hurt 😉

Eric Dane (with his Wife Rebecca Gayheart )
Eric just looks classic. James Bond like. The small bowtie and the slight salt and pepper hair all work for me. Again having a beautiful partner next to him doesn’t hurt.

Who together make one of my favorite couple of the nite. My other Favorite couple:

Ellen DeGeneres in a Gucci suit & Portia de Rossi in a Azzaro gown
I love both of their outfits. Many didn’t like Ellen’s necklace but it doesn’t bother me. I adored Portia’s dress and the necklace embellishment on it. I love the fact that her and Portia wore matching colors. Since both of those colors were dark navy, which was unusual and sophisticated, it worked for me.

The Women’s outfits I didn’t like:

Becki Newton J. Mendel strapless tulle mermaid gown
The color doesn’t work for me. Nor does the material and fluffy tiers. It is just all wrong to me. Maybe in a different color and without the waist peplum I might have liked it better but that is a big IF.

Hayden Panettiere in Marc Bouwer gown
Do I really have to say anything about why I don’t like this? OK if I must. The color is not good for her but the part I really don’t like is it is too big for her. Too much volume in the skirt. It swallows her up and makes her look pregnant. Did they need to save the cheerleader for another reason other than the world?;)…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez gown
I like Narciso Rodriguez usually but I just don’t love this color. It just doesn’t work for me. I like the cut of the dress so maybe if it were in a different color.



Jenna Fischer in Zuhair Murad dress
OK the excuse for this dress was that she hurt her back and needed to be comfortable. I hurt my back and I understand having to be comfortable but I wouldn’t have worn this dress. The bow is awful as is the tan color with abstract splashes of gold. It doesn’t work for me.

Patricia Heaton
I don’t like the color or the cut of the dress. And I don’t like her dark nail polish with it. The only thing I kind of like are her earrings. I would have kept those and started the outfit from scratch.



Aida Turturro
This just looks like a bad prom or going to a wedding dress. It just doesn’t work for me at ALL. And don’t get me started on her hair….Ughhhhh

Gentleman’s outfits I didn’t like:

I have to admit this is probably no suprise and not original. I think we all agreed on this:

Terry O’Quinn
Hot Pink and a glittery tie…..Just WRONG!! Don’t these people have stylists they pay too much money to?

And here is a poll where you can register your favs and not so fav.

Polls – Emmys 2007 – Celebrities – In Style

18
Sep
07

Bootie Un-Beautiful & Beautiful Belts

So before I go into the trends I like I just want to point out one I don’t like: ANKLE BOOTS
Ughhh not for me. Didn’t like the trend a few years ago. I still don’t like it. But that is JIMO. Anyone else agree with me?

As seen in: Bootie Beautiful at Fashion Mag Daily

But I do like these

By Privileged: Dolce Vita Python Flats

And these:

Privileged: Obi Pewter Leather Belt


Studd Corset Buckle Belt

And it seems I’m right on trend with the wide belts. Coquette seems to agree with me:

Coquette: It’s a Cinch for Fall

15
Sep
07

Ebay Items this week

Below are just two of the items I have for sale in my Ebay store:

Manolo Blahnik Camel Suede 39 1/2/9 1/2 were $565 Now starting at $9.99

Manolo Blahnik Camel Suede

PROENZA SCHOULER Black/Yellow Python Platforms 39/9 were $840 Now starting at $9.99

PROENZA SCHOULER Black/Yellow Python Platforms

If you want to see more, go to Ebay at A-Girls-Gotta-Eat

14
Sep
07

My latest Sephora buy and the reviews that back them up

OK. So you all know I”m an “Oholic”* That is anything that can be over done but not be harmful. In my case that is a shopoholic altho I do dabble in the chocoholic realm quite often.

So I had a doctor’s appointment two weeks ago and went shopping afterwards. Not that I need a reason as you know but since that was a yearly cancer checkup I gave myself a pass when it came to feeling bad about the bill. The yearly trip makes me apprehensive so I stopped into Sephora because when you look good on the outside you feel good in the inside.

I walk into the cool interior of the Sephora store Uptown and stared glassy eyed at the multitude of products facing me. What to try first?……. Well I thought let me start with the problem that so annoyed me that morning. I am 40 something and I have adult acne. WTH is that about?!? I mean I had it as a teenager do I really have to go thru it again. Sheeesh.

So I asked one of the lovely Sephora sales people to help me. She referred me to a nice guy named Carlos. I told him my issues. I get breakouts on my forehead, which I’m thinking is from my hair products, and on my lower chin and side of my face, which I’m sure is from talking on the phone. So short of going au natural with my hair and stopping all phone communications what can I do? He showed me

DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask

DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask™ is a therapeutic mask combining the
anti-inflammatory properties of Sulfur and Eucalyptus with purified
clays. Absorbs oil, minimizes pores, helps prevent and heal blemishes.
Used as a weekly mask or overnight spot treatment. Excellent for chest
and back as well as face.


I had never heard about it but I was desperate to get rid of these breakouts so I threw it in my basket which was soon to overflow with a multitude of products.

What I didn’t know was that it had some good reviews by some others:

About.com’s Top Picks – Top Medicated Acne Masks

COSMOPOLITAN THE NEW GORGEOUS SKIN STRATEGY

It has been amazing. My acne is better and so is my oiliness. I may have to try the DDF BP Gell as well:

About.com’s Top Picks – Top Medicated Acne Creams/Gels

Stay tuned for reviews on the rest of the things I bought like:

  • THEBALM TIMEBALM CONCEALER
  • Fiberwig Mascara
  • Benefits brow zings
  • Cargo lip gloss
  • Bare Minerals Make Up

    *Please note that this is a fun blog and my own personal definition. By trivializing Oholic I don’t mean to infer that Oholics such as alchoholics sexoholics or shopoholics are funny. They are serious issues that does harm to people and themselves.
    I am here just trying to delude myself that my actions hurt no one but myself. They enrich the credit card company and the stores I frequent so at least someone is happy.
    Peace Out

  • 14
    Sep
    07

    Statement Jewlery – Some mainstream & some Independent Designers

    From Indie Shopper:

    indie watches – Dark Red Tire Watch $70.00

    Coner handmade watches $70.00

    indieshopper – Zoe Ring $67.00

    independent labels – Heart Ring $68.00

    indieshopper – Superlong Circles $56.00

    Five Chain Necklace $140.62

    Moon Necklace $103.12

    From Priviledged:

    Privileged: Gold Circle Ring $78.00

    Privileged: Red Carnalian Ring $125.00

    Privileged: Chameleon Gold Pebble Cuff $52.00



    Privileged: Ted Rossi Large Snake Bangles $115.00

    From Designer Rachel Leigh New York:

    Rachel Leigh Fitting Cuff $242.00


    From Noir:

    Noir – Jewelry – BigDropNYC $53.00


    From Patch NYC:

    Active Endeavors | Product : Locket with Knight $306.00

    From Neiman Marcus:

    Nashelle Quartz Ring, Crystal

    Was: $145.00
    NOW: $109.00

    Stephen Dweck Oval Amber Ring

    Price: $395.00

    Stephen Dweck Smoky Quartz Ring

    Price: $490.00

    Konstantino Treasures Ornate Rectangular Ring

    Price: $750.00

    John Hardy Jaisalmer Coin Ring

    Price: $895.00




























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