Monday, April 23, 2007

The Scoop!

1) The Silversun Pickups video for "Lazy Eye" - That's Hank May in the video! OMG! What in the world?! How did I not notice that? My favorite Hank May song is "I'm Going Home Tonight". I must thank Brecklez for turning me onto Hank May in the first place. Wow. What ever happened to Brecklez?

2) The May cover of Vogue - The next supermodels? Yowza! The last supermodel cover like this featured Gisele Bündchen, Natalia Vodianova, Daria Werbowy, Liya Kebede, Karen Elson, Karolina Kurkova, Hana Soukupova, Isabeli Fontana, and Gemma Ward, back in September 2004. Of course, most of those models are still very high-profile, although whatever happened to Hana and Isabeli? Hana did just six shows last season, all in New York, while Isabeli hasn't been seen on the runway since Fall 2006, and neither has been in any big ads that I can remember. Personally, this new batch is a lot weaker than the last batch. This one features Doutzen Kroes, Lily Donaldson, Hilary Rhoda, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Chanel Iman, Raquel Zimmermann, Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha, and Agyness Deyn. While those are indeed the models that are pretty much in every ad and editorial for the moment, few of them seem to have any real staying power. I love that Anna Wintour chose healthy-looking models, leaving the sickly Snejana Onopka, Natasha Poly, Irina Lazareanu and their starving cohorts behind. At the same time, while Jessica, Lily, Caroline, and Raquel have been around for years, they still aren't the brand-name girls you'd expect them to be after all this time. There's still is nobody who qualifies "the next Natalia". None of these girls will ever get a mention in a Plum Sykes novel. What gives? Maybe in a few years...

3) Paula's Party - Paula Deen, the righteous queen of trans-fat, has by far the greatest show on the Food Network. She is awesome. She's everything that Oprah isn't - proud to be fat and good in the kitchen. She is by far more American than anybody else on television. Good lordy!

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