Friday, December 20, 2002

'Vogue' or 'Lucky'?

It's nice to know that Vogue's editors are ''Lucky' enough to be able to afford such lavish lifestyles. I just finished looking through their January issue, where I was treated to Andre Leon Talley's column. The 'style faxer' listed his 10 New Year's resolutions. It began with a notation to "wear diamonds everywhere", which was accompanied by a large picture of the Fred Leighton Diamond quill pin covered with 100 carats and topped with a 5.5 carat sapphire, that has become his newest object of affection. His 3rd resolution was to "relax at home'' while wearing his new Gucci kimono, # 4 was ''appreciate the arts'' by having his likeness sculpted while fully decked out in custom tailored pinstripes, a white shirt, Charvet tie, and Manolo Blahnik court shoes (which he points out were "inspired by paintings in Versailles, by Hyacinthe Rigaud, of Louis XIV himself"). Resolution # 5 was to "be punctual" - which was predicated on wearing his new multi- diamond encrusted Jacob & Co. sports chronometer. To his credit, he ended the list with the idea of 'giving back'. And that's not all, in the page entitled, 'Vogue Contributors', there was a paragraph describing Vogue European Editor at Large "and resident jet setter" Hamish Bowles, who "keeps apartments in New York, London, and Paris- for his clothes." Is this too much information??

Speaking of Vogue, I can't imagine that Anna Wintour is too pleased with January cover girl- Sandra Bullock's- terrible movie reviews. 'Two Week's Notice' which just opened today, was dubbed "brain dead" by The New York Post, and "vague and sadly undernourished" by The New York Times's Stephen Holden.

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