Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Not in Love with Lanvin

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I LOVE fashion (which makes living in the Haute Couture capital of the world very exciting). However, there are some fashion houses here that I just don't get and Lanvin is one of them. The Lanvin boutique is located on the corner of Rue du Faubourg St. Honore and Rue Boissy d'Anglas (right on my way to the American Embassy). From the day I made my very first trip there, I stopped in front of the Lanvin boutique to stare at the heinous garments on display. At the time I remember thinking to myself that they were the wierdest, most unflattering looking clothes I had ever seen. Five years later, my opinion hasn't changed much. This makes me wonder why so many celebrities are in LOVE with Lanvin. What one person considers 'fashionable' is subjective, so I guess we can agree to disagree about how their clothes LOOK but one thing Lanvin fans can't disagree with me on is the QUALITY (or LACK thereof) of the clothes. To put it bluntly, they look like they've been sewn by a bunch of junior high schoolers in a Home Economics class. Just check out the pictures included in this post.
From a distance this shapeless, beige frock just looks, well, shapeless. But a close up of the same dress reveals exposed, rough seams and puckering fabric proving once again that, as far as celebrities are concerned, if its really, really expensive, it MUST be good.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Albert and Charlene Take Manhattan

Prince Albert and his new bride were briefly stateside this week to attend the 29th Gala of the Princess Grace Foundation. While there, they sat down for an interview with the Today Show's Matt Lauer. Kudos to Matt for not softballing the questions. He actually asked them point blank about the rumors of Charlene being a runaway bride (which she vehemently denied while erupting in FAKE laughter as her husband sat stoically beside her). Although, THE most telling portion of the interview came when Matt asked Prince Albert why, after so many years of bachelorhood, did he finally decide to tie the knot. His response? It was the ‘right thing to do.’ No profession of LOVE for his bride, no heartfelt confession that she is the ONE. Instead, he cited ‘timing’ and ‘feeling the pressure’ as his reasons for getting married. These two do not love each other in the least. During the interview, their chairs are next to each other but their bodies are a room apart. Charlene actually leans away from her beloved when talking about their wedding. They never touch each other. No simple, intimate gesture that most couples do without even realizing it. How can there be such a lack of warmth between two people when talking about the supposed most ‘wonderful’ day of their entire lives? Also, note the sneer that comes across Charlene’s face when Princess Grace is mentioned. And what the hell is up with her accent? She used to sound South African and now she sounds like she’s from British High Society. Also, I'd like to go on record that I predicted Fat Albert would start porking out again as soon as the wedding was overwith. I'm glad to see Charlene has already mastered the art of the fake laugh. That's gonna come in handy in the years to come as she laughs off her husband's continued infidelities.