My goodness, one year old! What a great year for fashion! Here’s a few highlights from the past year, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as I have writing! Yay! These are some of my favorites, some articles that maybe didn’t get enough love in my huuuuumble opinion and a few little updates… and yes I know it’s really self congratulatory, but thus is the life of the Boulevardier!
This one again! I could have easily also called this most vindicated or most colorful/belligerent comments but yeeeeah, this was pretty outrageous, all in all. Everything seemed to turn out alright though, and ended up being a grand victory for feminism I’d say! The Cycle Jerks broke up and never did their little Gang Bang b.s. and Jen ended up putting together an all women’s alley race. As well, the venue where the all male art show was held featured about 5 local women artists in a row, so yay for feminism! Also thanks so much to all my friends for being so supportive and talking with me for hours and hours about the same thing for that week! You all are gems!
The first post, a sort of tongue and cheek look at the ridiculous garments we get at the Free Boutique and they’re colorful history. This sweater was donated by Rod Kershenstein, the octogenarian homophobic staunch republican, went up the beaches in Normandy grandfather of Kate. I wore this sweater for a while then gave it up for the recent Lorca memorial, where Dylan picked it up for his annual Christmas walk down the beach in California with his mom. What a life, I wonder where it will go from there!
AAAAH Chuck Bass! I still love him! Recently Ed Westwick was featured in the uber chic uber snobby Arena Homme Plus, with a lovely photo shoot likening him to Marlon Brando, I agree! Within the last year Chuck has admitted to be bisexual, cleaned up his act (perhaps too much) and done a bunch of other stuff I can’t remember because the plotline of Gossip Girl is written by a poodle. But Chuck’s fashion has also taken a turn for the worse, Eric Daman apparently got another job making his own fashion line and I get the impression he’s been calling it in. Apparently, after the Hamptons outfit, pictured prominently above, the producers told Daman to tone it down because Chuck was looking too gay… even though in the books his flamboyancy is off the charts to the point that he has a pet monkey that wears coordinated outfits, not to mention steals teeth sharpening Dan Humprey’s beau right under his nose. We want more of that.
Tom Ford: Apparently he is making a new movie with Colin Firth and Julianne Moore based on the Christopher Isherwood book, Single Man, Yay! I can’t wait! I hope he does a better job fashion wise than he did in James Bond! Oh did I ever mention that I heart heart Colin Firth, he’s lovely, no? It is widely acknowledged that his role as Mr. Darcy set the stage for all Darcys to follow, he is the original, which is hilahrious because in an interview he claimed that in order to get into the character of Mr. Darcy he simply pretended that he had a huge boner and was constantly trying to hide it… Interesting, yes?
Face steam, do it now! More Spa.wn of Satan coming soon!
I’m still obsessed with the adult contemporary mustache. It’s not for everyone, me in particular, but I know fashion when I see it and there it is. But yeah, if you are inclined towards irony in your attire or Americana, forget about it, you’ll just end up looking like an extra from Captain Kangaroo.
I still crack myself up with that female alterego/mother/savior/judas (pictured above) joke…
Wrestling Fashion Smackdown: This was hands down the most fun I had with fashion this year, and turned out to be rather influential I would say. In NYC they started an anarchist wrestling party and we were declared the best party of the weekend by at least one fancy gay magazine as well, all the singlets have been gifted out into the world and who knows where they’ll surface next!
Soon after I wrote this post I got to meet one of the artists listed, Edie Fake, and Ariel I forgot to tell you, but she says hi!
If you didn’t catch it when I wrote it, there’s a lovely quote by Gogol about a suit made of the flames of Navarro… the feeling described is what we should all strive for when we get dressed!
Cutest Birdle! Coccinelle!