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Two New Back-dated Blog Posts, Dahlings!

Dahlings -

I've been in beautiful North Carolina, so my blogging is a tad behind. Nevertheless, I published two blog-posts from that time, May 29th and May 26th, about "The Fashion Show." Enjoy!

Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog

PS. You can enjoy the full splendor of my blog at

Added by Mad Fashionista on June 7, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

"The Fashion Show" Episode Four - Foot In Mouth


Due to my hectic schedule and no access to DVR, I only saw the last fifteen minutes of last night's "The Fashion Show." Obviously Isaac Mizrahi had been told to tone it down a few notches. Because unless my ears were deceiving me, he had some nice things to say about the designs. The designers' challenge was to design an outfit based on a pair of shoes. And thank goodness, they were no longer working in teams, but individually! If I'd had to listen to Isaac say… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on May 29, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Fashion Show, Kirstie Alley, Oprah, Etc.


Forgive my lateness in posting, but I have been up to my long-lashed eyelids in trip preparation. Yes, your faithful correspondent is leaving her beloved Manhattan to go to North Carolina. First to stay with one of NC's finest hostesses, and from there to attend a dear, dear friend's commitment ceremony.

Yes, I believe in gay marriage and I'm not going to hell. Anyone who disagrees with me is free to go there, however, if I may be so… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on May 25, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I'm Writing A Book, Dahlings!


Your faithful correspondent is finally taking the advice of her many thousands of admirers and--writing a book!

As wonderful as soft covers feel, it will be so wonderful to be between hard covers! Or even on an Amazon Kindle, whatever that is.

What sort of book, you ask? Well, since it is being written by moi, it is a fabulous book. But more than that, I shall not say. This is simply a tidbit to whet your appetite, my… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on March 28, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

Beautiful Vintage Costume and Fine Jewelry For Sale!


I have an array of vintage costume and fine jewelry on my sites, and it behooves me to share some of my riches with you! Nothing makes me happier than diamond earrings, unless it's a pair of vintage Coro rhinestone danglers that practically hit my shoulders! Who gives a fig if they're faux as long as they are fabulous? Not I!

Over on (ugh) Ebay,…

Added by Mad Fashionista on March 25, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Edward Steichen: In Vogue and On Display at the International Center of Photography

If you find yourself in Manhattan, you simply must hie yourself to midtown to the International Center for Photography’s Museum for
“In High Fashion: Edward Steichen
The Conde' Nast Years…

Added by Mad Fashionista on March 13, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

A Store Opens In Brooklyn, and Fun Is Had By All


I am still not quite myself, but nonetheless, I simply could not RESIST when I received the following invitation:

Deb Malkin has dared to open a shop in these troubled economic times, and I say BRAVA! Yes, we sell similar merchandise in some ways, but as I have written before, a rising tide lifts all boats. And the shop is in Brooklyn, where my high heels have barely, if ever, trod. Nevertheless, I gave the order to my limo driver to take… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on February 13, 2009 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Back From Washington, D.C. And In Bed!


Don't misunderstand the title, I'm certainly not in bed with anyone interesting. During the Inauguration I caught the most miserable cold, which is why you have not heard from moi all of this time. (Donations can be sent to your favorite charity.)

It is hideous...I lie here, sneezing and coughing and shifting Bucky constantly off of my legs. He gets overly protective at times such as these. And I have so much to prepare for! I… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on January 29, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Dateline Washington DC: Michelle Obama's Inaugural Gown!


So, Michelle Obama is wearing a glorious ivory one shoulder gown by Jason Wu. (Jason Who? No matter, the entire world will know his name tomorrow.)

Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times

The only problem with it is that she cannot dance in it, because the new President keeps stepping on the train. But it is so… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on January 21, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Dateline Washington DC: Inaugural Fashion!

(This is Mademoiselle's assistant, writing up her notes from the Inauguration. I hope she gets good and looped at the post-Inaugural luncheon, she's been impossible.)

It is absolutely frigid out here, even my silk knit lingerie does not help. I am bundled up top to toe. Thank goodness Bucky is back at the Willard Hotel; the little darling does not do well in these temperatures. The estimates of the crowd range from 1 million to 16 million,… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on January 20, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Dateline Washington DC: The George Bush Farewell Party: Budweiser & Barbecue


It is going to be SO COLD tomorrow when Barack Obama is sworn in...the wind sweeps across the Mall like a knife, but the glow of good cheer from the crowd (plus the sheer numbers) should help keep events heated up.

Last night I let myself be dragged to the George Bush farewell party at Glen Echo Park in Maryland by some Republican friends who hoped that proximity to the soon-to-be-ex-president would help their deep despair. It… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on January 19, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dateline, Washington DC: Inaugural Scrambling


I am back at the fabulous Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, a mere block or two away from the White House, along with an entourage of assistants, makeup artists and hair stylists, helping the women on Washington get ready for both the Inauguration and the Inaugural balls on Tuesday. I am absolutely EXHAUSTED, but when money talks, fatigue takes a holiday. My apologies if that metaphor made no sense, but I had only a second to snatch to dictate this… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on January 17, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

The Golden Globes 2009: MY Worst Dressed List!


I realize that some of my choices will go against the popular grain, but one must be true to oneself, n'cest pas? Some are based not only on the gowns, but the overall presentation as well, which may also be against the popular grain.

First, however, the overwhelming favorite for Worst Dressed At the Golden Globes:

Renee Zellwegger.

She went to her favorite designer, Carolina… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on January 15, 2009 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

The Golden Globes 2009: MY Best Dressed List!


The lists have been published far and wide, and the usual suspects have been called the best dressed, depending on which list one is checking. Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Anne Hathway...

Which is so terribly provoking. In your faithful correspondent's unhumble opinion, the best dressed were not the BIG stars. Far from it. They stayed with the tried and true, the looks that made them famous in the first place (except for Renee Zellwegger, about… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on January 15, 2009 at 12:24am — No Comments

Oprah Winfrey, Please SHUT UP About Your Weight!


Yesterday on CNN, I watched aghast as Oprah Winfrey tearfully confessed how “embarrassed” she was to attend a photo op with Tyra Banks and some other woman. Or maybe some other two women; I was a bit distracted by sheer irritation.

Because Oprah's shame was because she had—wait for it—gained weight. Never mind that she is one of the wealthiest, most powerful, and yes, the most glamorous women in the known universe! The fool wants to… Continue

Added by Mad Fashionista on January 9, 2009 at 9:16pm — No Comments

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