Oh Hello Jackie O.

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu at Home States Inauguration Ball

After almost two decades of drab skirt suits, finally there is some style in the White House.  All during their campaign the Obamas have been compare to the Kennedy’s and Michelle has had the the privilege of being compared style-wise to Jackie O.  Well hello Michelle O.  Everyone has  noticed Michelle’s style.  Even a male friend of mine who wouldn’t know a hemline from an empire waist commented, “That Michelle, I like her style, it’s sassy!”   Working at BCBG, I had the privilege of sending Michelle– I don’t think she wore the looks, but still.  While election night’s Narcisco Rodriguez’s number was a little questionable, Inauguration day and night outfits more than made up for it. (more…)

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January 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Fashion, Inauguration, Obama, politics. Leave a comment.

It’s a New Day!

Swording inI’ve just returned from DC and needless to say, the energy there was amazing.  My friend Callie, over in Buenos Aires summed it up best, “The whole world is soo ready for this.”  Just being in the streets of D.C., there was just a frenetic energy.  Everyone was so excited, so positive, I’ve never seen anything like it.  Even the attendants at the supermarket seemed to smile a little more.  I know I may even be being paranoid, but people seemed to actually smile at Pat and I as a couple as well.  D.C. has always been called the politicians Hollywood… I call it, the UGLY Hollywood, but Hollywood and politics combined.  Obama’s position as the rock star politician was confirmed as everyone from Beyonce– an inaugural favorite– to Sting flocked to D.C. for this event.  The concert at the National Mall was amazing, James Taylor, B, Usher, Jack Johnson, to name a few.  Too bad I couldn’t go to the Obama girls’ concert where Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers serenaded them.  Jay-Z gave a free concert….  D.C. was also just a lot warmer temperature wise.  As Brooke said, being there at this time is a must.  It’s almost the Woodstock of our generation.  There were tears in my eyes watching Obama being sworn in.  I’m still definitely in disbelief that this is the image of the Free  World’s first family.

Peace, Love, and Happiness.

January 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Inaguration, Obama, politics, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Go Amherst!

It’s a new day and it is wonderful that an Amherst Alum and an honorary Amherst Alum, have a lot to do with it.  valerie-jarrettLaura Jarrett ’07, and her mom Valerie have been all over fashion bible Vogue these past few months, Valerie, earning the prestigious title of “Barack’s rock” and Laura making Vogue 2008’s Best Dressed List, placing right next to Anne Hathaway!  (more…)

January 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Obama, politics. 1 comment.

Is Dirty Harry back?

This weekend Pat and I saw the movie, Gran Torino and it met Pat’s stamp of approval– and not just because it seemed to set a record for the most racial slurs in any movie.

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January 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Celebrities, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Thugs Bowl Too

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I’m walking down the street today around Union Square and I see 3 super eager boys of the skater/ thug variety you’ll only find in NYC or LA standing outside of Bowlmor Lanes.   Then I see a pretty girl in a sweatsuit and about 5 people, what an entourage!  Mixed into this entourage is Lil’ Wayne!  Walking out of Bowlmor Lanes; I actually blocked his path a little bit as I looked up because I wasn’t sure who or what I was looking for but Escalades and an entourage usually means an ubercool celeb rollin’ deep.  I tell my best friend who is chilling in Argentina unemployed right now and her response was classic:

jobojangle (6:52:17 PM): were you at bowlmore lanes?
Nyny24 (6:52:25 PM): no, just walking past it
jobojangle (6:52:27 PM): i miss bowling
jobojangle (6:52:28 PM): i like it
Nyny24 (6:52:39 PM): llol why would i be bowling in the middle of the afternoon
jobojangle (6:52:44 PM): who knows
jobojangle (6:52:55 PM): why was he bowling in the middle of the afternoon?
Nyny24 (6:53:05 PM): true, but he;s lil wayne
jobojangle (6:57:27 PM): hah that’s true
jobojangle (6:57:30 PM): and i’m unemployed
jobojangle (6:57:46 PM): so i can imagine bowling during the day
Nyny24 (6:58:32 PM): hahah so am i
Ahh.. the unemployed life

January 14, 2009. Tags: , , . Celebrities. Leave a comment.

My 15 minutes… or more like 5

Andy Warhol said, “In the future, everyone in the world will be famous for 15 minutes,” referring to pop culture and the fleeting condition of celebrity. Well Friday, I have mine!
Make sure to watch The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet Show on Fox!

January 8, 2009. Tags: , , . Celebrities, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Israeli Attacks on the Gaza Strip

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year.  I did.  New year, new start so I’m really sad I’m starting out my new year with such a downer post. 

Chaos in the Middle East.  What’s new.  However these latest Israeli attacks on the Gaza strip targeted at Hamas are getting absurd.  The first onslaught, while I didn’t necessarily agree with, could be argued as Israel’s completely reasonable desire to protect itself.  However, the magnitude that this has become and the fact that it’s continuing is really just ridiculous.  “One president at a time” rhetoric is clouding clear ceasefire discussions.  Especially because it has been said and is highly likely Hamas big-wig leaders have fled to Syria and surrounding countries by now.  So why these vicious attacks on civilian territory.  The death and injury toll for innocent people, especially children, are ridiculous.   I was discussing this with my friend Oscar who’s from Spain and lives in Madrid because I was wondering the world’s reaction to this.  While the media has been reporting this tragedy there seems to be a sense of removal of blame– maybe because of our relationship with Israel I thought.  No one seemed to me to be saying– pardon my language– Israel, you’re being an asshole and we’re not going to support you on this.  Oscar speaks several languages and regularly reads foreign language papers and he confirmed my thoughts to it wasn’t just an American thing.  He said that he’s been reading from NY Times, to Spanish papers and those of other European states and he got the feeling that other countries “felt too guilty with Israel about past issues and they are not able to condemn what they are doing.”

That’s ridiculous but I think he is right and the United Nations Security Council should hold them accountable.   Bush has put the onus on Hamas, but that does little to alleviate what the people in the area are suffering.  While I do agree that something needs to be done to prevent Hamas from using Gaza as a rocket-launching into Israel base it’s becoming a humanitarian issue.  A White House spokeswoman warned Israel to be “very cautious when it comes to civilian casualties.”  At this point, that’s kind of a joke….

January 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . politics, terrorism. Leave a comment.