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The 2011 Totally Underwhelming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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We watched with a straight male this time! Alex M. fills us in on his thoughts. With LC, street fashion expert extraordinaire, plus the usual suspects.

9:00 pm Now, just catch the hottest women in the world.
What is this Black Swan revamp? It’s like last year is over again.
I believe these girls are supermodels in the only sense that supermodels exist right now. It is like the ’80s again.

9:01 pm And the ballet theme continues. Molly: Is this happening right now?
A mad yell about Bey is heard ’round the world!

They are blurring out the first models ass! Let me know if the internet has a pic, I couldn’t find it. I believe she was wearing some sort of yellow bottoms.

9:03 pm
True Blood is here. Don’t worry, this show is now officially sexy.

They are editing like they have ADD.
LC: Can you imagine being orlando bloom BTW?

9:06 pm Model: “The moment I stood on the runway, I felt like I became a woman.”

9:07 pm Karlie Kloss, 19-year-old first timer, is the American Dream y’all. AND THEN SHE SAYS THAT SHE’S LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM. Karlie, you and I = same mind.

9:09 pm Kanye talks about how he was supposed to be here in 2007 to sing this Daft Punk song. A. That was a really long time ago. B. Way to make it a downer.

Superheroes is a cool choice. Molly: This is like a retro little boys dream.

9:11 pm Sexy jetson time

LC: Love Chanel’s ombre hair.

9:16 pm “Seductive latin spanish references.”

LeeAnn Rimes what? Where is Eddie? Did Brandi have him for the night?

Alex: All the guys behind the scenes are bald black guys with British accents.

It’s whats his face from the Britney video and the other movie where he maybe died? Stephen Dorf?

9:20 pm Oh my gosh pictures of us when we didnt have these tits! Alex M.: I had no idea how hot I was going to become.

Alessandra wanted to be a doctor and an astronaut. Don’t worry, you basically made it.
“It seems like another life, these pictures.”

9:22 pm Anne v. and Maroon 5 sex it up AGAIN. To be coming.
This slower commerical is really sexy in a different way. And this CBS happy holidays commercial is super cute.

9:28 pm “It’s just like a beautiful fantasy.” My beautiful dark twisted fantasy?

This flashback of previous years is just making me miss previous years.

AQUATIC SECTION

9:30 pm Glittery mermaid.

Why am I so attracted to Adam Levine; he has a tattoo of los angeles on his arm. And his girlfriend looks like she has no neck with this outfit, I would sue.

9:33 pm I would have worn the shit out of this outfit when I was a kid.

9:40 pm Jay Z. thanks for bringing the a game two-thirds of the way through the show.
Alex: Are they going to show Beyonce here? I draw lifeforce from her.
(THEY DO. BEY IS PREG AND IN WHITE.)

I love Kanye’s leather leggings.

“There’s more to meet the eye” with VS.
Alex: Yea, just look down.

9:44 pm ERIN the angel is extremely intelligent so we’ll put her in glasses and with an iPad that says “I Heart Geeks.”
Steamy sultry turn of the century New Orleans meets antebellum mixed with boudoir.

9:46 pm I love those pink leather gloves.

9:52 pm NEON. PINK, despite the fact that they insist on calling it “Club Pink”, is always the best, plus they have Nicki Minaj, who is definitely hungover, because these vocals are not their strongest.

9:57 pm Of course they end on Gaga “Born This Way.”
LC: I mean, it’s so unfair that they were born that way. Not to ruin it.

Facial Expressions

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Thank god for Katy, who sent me these, with the subject line “Let’s appreciate the stunning, ethereal goddess that is Adele.” Watch some more of this concert at the Royal Albert, and let’s hope she and John Mayer are doing whatever singers who have to rest their vocal chords do (make out).

More Brad

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I had no idea legs were so in.

Smart Ideas

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It’s important to have a bevy of primary sources to fall back on. For some people, that means a trip to the library. For me, that means a trip through my shockingly accurate memory of every issue of Allure published in the early 2000’s.

One such issue included a cover and photo shoot with Britney Spears from 2007, who at that point in her life was going through some not-so-savory moments. There was no interview accompanying the article, however; Spears never made it to any of her interviews, and so Judith Newman wrote about not getting a chance to talk to the “troubled starlet” (not her words, just words we’re all familiar with).

Yet when faced with a similar dilemma — not getting the story you want — this month’s issue of Marie Claire chose not to use the real story. Instead, they took their interview with Kim Kardashian, which was done before she broke up with her husband, and spun it to make it seem as though she talks about, according to the cover “What went on in her crazy marriage”, a tactic commonly used in tabloid magazines.

What story would I read? What she was saying right before she divorced Kris, and what she’s saying — or not saying — now. Except that Marie Claire tells me if I want to read it all, I’ll have to buy the issue. Unfortunately, what they’ve given me to go on now isn’t enough to see if they actually did a nice follow-through in that hard-bound, beautiful copy that will not spend from here to eternity under my bed.

If You Think You’re Original

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You’re not. Sometimes I think I have an idea, but then I Google it and realize that it’s already been written about, and sometimes, I’ve already written the piece it was about (like this recent brilliant idea I had about writing about the role of the media in Parks and Rec…ohhhhh wait. A good read!). Which is scary but is not plagiarism, though definitely gives me an insight into what all these people who say, “Ohhhhhh I just thought it was my work and I must have just accidentally picked it up subconciously” are talking about. Except still to them I say, Google. CITE YOUR SOURCES.

This story about the name behind Zuccotti Park is one such example of a non-near miss, and how about a second of research led me to realize that someone else had already done all the hard work for me. Read more about the history of the formerly named Liberty Plaza Park here, where Adina Langer writes what is essentially a Yelp review:

“This park is less green than would be desirable, but the trees produce shade and the groundskeepers change the plantings every season. The physical details are less important than the park’s existance (sic). (Mar., 2008).”

Those Occupiers sure know how to pick ’em.

Like Anna Wintour Like Mother Like Daughter

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Who Wears Short-Shorts

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Brad does! And he calls and leaves messages to let other people know.

That Was Then

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Joey

Marisa

Shockingly, they are not filming a break up scene.

TTMMW: Overdue

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It’s been months, so if this is all old news, well excuseeeee me.

READ

Alexander McQueen was inspired by Friends.

Rock Hudson was gay. Here’s a look at his hidden “bachelorhood.”

A woman got really unhappy because people were putting plastic Flamingos on her lawn. So she’s basically an idiot, because that is a fine fine gift.

The guy who designed the literal Wheel of Fortune and did art direction for Jeopardy! died. His name was Ed Flesh. Yes. Also the man who invented Doritos died, and he was buried with them.

Linda Ronstadt is writing a memoir. So is Neil Young. And Patti Smith’s Just Kids will become a movie.

A very thorough look at time zones and how ridiculous they are.

I appreciate any recent reference to Simply Red.

Make some egg salad sandwiches, but in a very classy way. Also make some potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes courtesy of Gretchen (as if there would ever be leftovers!)

A glimpse of anything you ever wanted to know about Paul Taylor and all that dance is now available.

Roseanne is back with a vengeance, with her major policy position based on legalizing marijuana.

As if we even thought it was possible, Craig Ferguson steps up the crazy and films a week’s worth of shows in Paris.

LOOK


My piano teacher growing up would have been all over these.


I would stay in this hotel in a hot second. If I had my stockpile of old magazines with me right now I’d pull out this amazing Times Magazine where these designers used salvaged oil tankers as rooms in their homes.

Pre-fabs and contemporary ranch style homes? Sign me up (and remember the great MOMA exhibit on pre-fabs from a couple years ago).


Glass Beach is in MacKerricher State Park in California. There’s all this sea glass because of years trash being dumped nearby.

A connect-the-dots Mona Lisa, and a Mona Lisa made of far fewer dots.


An Apple tree.


There was a Playboy gallery exhibit. NSFW images, obviously – which isn’t stopping this little boy.


More stamps for people who like good looking things.

Dress your life like you’re in Benny and Joon.

Girls and boys growing up.

And photos of your favorite country singers (and some less impressive ones too, what can you do).

LISTEN


Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl.” Fun fact: He’s been married seven times, twice to the same woman (the current wife is Allison Moorer, a talented singer-songwriter in her own right). Must be why his music is so good.

LOOK & LISTEN

Do a day in the life with Pixar genius John Lassater.

Running on Empty (Revisited) from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

LA didn’t have cars for a bit and it was glorious.


Check out “The Secret Life of Swimmers,” by photographer Judy Starkman. She took photos of people who swim at public pools. It is a bit of a secret club.

For Those Who Missed It

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This is the photo that sparked this Tweet

…that prompted endless newsroom jokes (and the occasionally voiced serious concern)…

that ended with this awesome t-shirt.

…when it turned out that this lady was actually right there.

Now THAT’S what I call a developing story.

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