Grey Gardens

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Speaking of remakes, on April 18th, HBO is slated to air a docudrama remake of the original documentary Grey Gardens, released in 1975.  Grey Gardens tells the story of Jackie O.’s eccentric relatives, Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith “Big Edie” Ewing Bouvier Beale.  In their decrepit mansion in the wealthy Georgica Pond neighbourhood of East Hampton, Long Island.  Edith is the cousin of Jackie O.  and lived in basic solitude with her mother in an estate that was in such disrepair, the health department threatened to shut it down until Jackie paid for it’s repair.  It was actually a pretty sad documentary to watch.  Little Edie had a desperate need for contact with the outside world and seemed to have given everything up to take care of her mother.

Here is the link to the HBO promo where Drew Barrymore plays Little Edie.

My favorite scene from the original documentary.

March 20, 2009. Tags: , , . Celebrities, Movies. Leave a comment.

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…)

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