31 October 2011

Good Dirty Fun

If you're in the dark about American Horror Story, fear not. A well-timed marathon on FX begins at 10 this Halloween. American Horror Story has something horrifying for everyone. From dead babies in jars, sexy ghosts, and servant ghosts, to a rubber man, crazy neighbors and a haunted house to rival the one from The Ghost And Mr. Chicken. 


Post Snark: I love Jessica Lange's character which she plays with great relish. As always, she does crazy justice. 

30 October 2011

Caboo's Boo Mix

This mix was inspired by the 80's and early 90's, the scariest time in my life thus far. Check it out on iTunes. 

Cemetry Gates: The Smiths
Watch Me Bleed: Tears For Fears
Bloodletting (The Vampire Song): Concrete Blonde
Blue Bell Knoll: Cocteau Twins
Infected: The The
Witchcraft: Book Of Love
Psychological: Pet Shop Boys
This Charming Man: Stars
NightMares: A Flock Of Seagulls
Other Voices: The Cure
All Cats Are Grey: The Cure
Situation: Yaz
Walking In The Rain: Grace Jones
Marcia Baila: Les Rita Mitsouko
Dr. Mabuse:  Propaganda
Israel: Siouxsie & The Banshees


29 October 2011

Sell This House Extreme

"A&E's long running hit series Sell This House is about to be supersized! In "Sell This House: Extreme," Tanya Memme and Roger Hazard get a new partner: general contractor, Charlie Frattini, capable of making big changes to help get a house sold... If Charlie and Roger can agree on anything, that is." -AETV.COM
This certified design show junkie has seen every episode of Sell This House more than once. It makes me happy when Tanya and Roger quibble. Sell This House: Extreme airs today at noon on A&E


28 October 2011

Fresh Market Fabulousness

Where I live fall is more a state of mind than an actual season and trips to Fresh Market are key to achieving this. Today and tomorrow Fresh Market is having a Fall Harvest Sampling. Go forth and get your mooch on. See you there. I'll be the piglet in the pastry aisle. 


27 October 2011

No Sweeter Words

I'm hearing the siren call of Nordstrom's "Gift With Purchase." A sparkly black cosmetics bag filled with over $80 of loot is yours for the taking with a $100 beauty or fragrance purchase. Check out the goods: 

  • ARCONA Gentle Solution Treatment 
  • Balenciaga Paris Glass Vial Perfume Sample 
  • Bare Escentuals® bareMinerals® Flawless Definition Curl & Lengthen Mascara 
  • Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Whipped Perfume Sachet 
  • CAUDALIE Premier Cru Cream 
  • Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream 
  • Clinique Quickliner For Eyes 
  • Elie Saab Glass Vial Perfume Sample 
  • Kate Somerville® ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment 
  • Laura Mercier Deluxe Foundation Primer 
  • Living Proof Full Body Boosting Thickening Cream 
  • Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream 
  • philosophy 'the microdelivery' exfoliating wash 

26 October 2011


Freund-Mayer Skull Wax Seal ($19.95) Barnes & Noble 

Skull Stationery ($50) D.L. & Co. 
Of all the Halloween doodads, the skull is far and away the chicest. So thin and fabulous. Oh to be a skeleton. Someday...someday. 


25 October 2011

MAC's Holiday Attack

Get your sparkle on with MAC's new "Glitter And Ice" holiday collection. I haven't seen the goods up close and personal but in the pictures they kind of have a Space Odyssey vibe. The lip gloss sets are usually dropped at a later date and they always top my makeup musties list. 


24 October 2011

'Page One: Inside The New York Times' Delivers

Discover the story behind the stories with Page One: Inside The New York Times. As a certified snoop, I loved getting the skinny on the behemoth that's actually not so "behemothy" at a closer look.  

"In the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries, PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, PAGE ONE chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent. Meanwhile, their editors and publishers grapple with existential challenges from players like WikiLeaks, new platforms ranging from Twitter to tablet computers, and readers’ expectations that news online should be free." magpictures.com


Post Snark: I could watch the lovably crusty David Carr all day. Someone needs to make a movie about his life and get Hugh Laurie to play him. 

23 October 2011

Puppy Pirate

Tootsie Readies For Halloween. 


22 October 2011

'S Wonderful

Grab some fromage, pain and vin and get ready for An American In Paris. You can't go wrong with Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and the music of Gershwin. 'S marvelous! An American In Paris airs tonight at 8 on TCM. Check out the trailer. 


21 October 2011

In Its Clutches

Unhand Me, You Beast!  
Turnlock Suede Clutch ($89) Talbots 

How does one resist such a thing. 
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. 


20 October 2011

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Click here to get a load of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. It's always a hoot, especially the fantasy gift section. The Hacker-Craft Speedboat is only $250,000, practically a steal. 


19 October 2011

Booker Blah Blah

If you don't have time to read all the winners of the Man Booker Awards, fret not. Harold Augenbraum has reduced the works of 44 prize winners to 25 words. The literary world has been twitterized. Check it out on barnesandnoblereview.com


18 October 2011

The J.Crew/Madewell Blues

Merino Turtleneck ($69.50) J.Crew

Dovetail Shirtdress ($158) Madewell
I had a falling out with the color blue but we're back together and stronger than ever. Check out this gorgeous shade of blue available at J.Crew (the look on the left) and Madewell (the look on the right).  Note the styling similarities. It begs the question, "just how close are these kissing cousins?"


17 October 2011

Kiss For The Cure

Clinique Long Last Glosswear Minis ($16) Bloomingdales 
When makeup and cancer research collide, it's a beautiful thing. And if you're still feeling kind of icky from watching the Real Housewives Of New Jersey reunion, you might want to do something good for the world and buy some Clinique lip gloss already. $4 of the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

16 October 2011

Something Cray Cray This Way Comes!

Part one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion airs tonight at 10 on Bravo. Theresa's less than stellar behavior this season makes Snooki look like Grace Kelly. I'm actually feeling nostalgic for the more genteel days of Daniel's season. 


15 October 2011

Dolphin Watching

This is Hope The Dolphin (I pray she isn't anything like Hope from Thirtysomething). She's the sister of Winter, the dolphin in that movie with Harry Connick Fabulous and Morgan Fabulous Freeman. Check out Winter's webcam. 


14 October 2011

Pretty As A Peacock

Pair Of Peacocks ($72.50) Dwell Studio 

This one is dedicated to Debbie, the curious peahen, who looks into my friend's living room with great longing. What would she do if she saw this pair of pretty peacocks. She has low self-esteem so they would probably upset her. 


13 October 2011

"Well, Bust My Buttons"

I love a handsome gold button. 

Perfect Tailored Peacoat ($168) Gap 

Heritage Wool Peacoat ($170) Land's End Canvas 

Majesty Peacoat ($258) J.Crew


12 October 2011


Design By Jonathan Mak 

This picture was at the end of Creativity Online's Top 5 special edition video saluting Steve Jobs. It was designed by youngster Jonathan Mak from Hong Kong. The kid's got what it takes. Someone (TBWA\Chiat\Day) needs to snatch up this hot tamale. 


11 October 2011

Dr. Dolittle Is Alive And Well!

If the cockles of your heart need to be warmed than have I got a documentary for you. Buck was a darling at Sundance and apparently received a standing ovation at its screening. This animal lover's tail was wagging the whole time I watched it. 

"Buck, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life horse-whisperer, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect.
A truly American story about an unsung hero and one of the most successful documentaries of the year, Buck is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds." - dvdreleases.org
Click here to view the Buck trailer. 


Post Snark:  After watching this with my Mom she turned to me and asked, "Now who is the actor who played Buck?"

10 October 2011

"Let's Misbehave!"

Speakeasy Times ($12.95 at Starbucks

A speakeasy theme would be cute for a Halloween party and this would be the perfect mix. Let's face it, everything's more fun when you have to sneak around to do it. Check out the Speakeasy Times tracks. 

  1. Ruth Etting – Button Up Your Overcoat!
  2. George Olsen and His Music – The Varsity Drag
  3. Benny Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Get Low-Down Blues
  4. Duke Ellington – East St. Louis Toodle-oo
  5. Cab Calloway – Minnie the Moocher
  6. The Charleston Chasers – Moanin’ Low
  7. Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra (Featuring Bix Beiderbecke) – Singin’ the Blues
  8. Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin’ on the Corner)
  9. Mississippi Mud Steppers – Jackson Stomp
  10. Bessie Smith – Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  11. The Mills Brothers – Diga, Diga Doo
  12. Josephine Baker – Aux Iles Hawaii
  13. Bing Crosby – Some of These Days
  14. Louis Armstrong – I’ve Got the World on a String
  15. Ethel Waters – Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)
  16. Bert Williams – The Moon Shines on the Moonshine


09 October 2011

You Had Me At Tortoise Shell

Tortoise Shell Beauty Kit ($80, a $165 Value) 

It's not just because the shimmer brick comes in a tortoise shell case that I'm loving this Bobbi Brown makeup kit, although it doesn't hurt. Check out the fab contents: 
  • Beach Shimmer Brick
  • Toffee Creamy Lip Color 
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Lip Gloss 
  • Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner 
  • Black Extreme Party Mascara 
  • Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush 
  • Face Blender Brush
It's an online exclusive at Bobbi Brown


08 October 2011

Evan Rachel Fabulous

Photo Credit: Txema Yeste 

Love ERW's new do. Our little lesbian Vampire Queen is all growd up. 
Check out the fab pics on Marie Claire. 


07 October 2011

Fab Fashion Doco

If you ever find yourself spending copious amounts of time looking at The Sartorialist, then Bill Cunningham New York is the documentary for you. Go way behind the scenes as photographer Bill Cunningham captures the beat of fashion on the streets, runways and at parties. Check out the trailer and watch his On The Street video he does for the New York Times
"'We all get dressed for Bill', says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The Bill in question is New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high-society charity soirees for the Times's Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours".
Full of uptown fixtures (such as Wintour, Tom WolfeBrooke AstorDavid Rockefeller—who all appear in the film), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work documents its time and place as well as individual flair. Bill Cunningham New York portrays the man at work (on the street and at the office) and at home (a Carnegie Hall studio)." - Wikipedia

06 October 2011

New iPhone Is iFabulous!

I'm so sad about Steve Jobs and wrote this before he died. 
I was hoping against hope that he would make it to the launch of the new iPhone 4S

This is a Fabulous Alert Level Chartreuse, the highest level I can sanction. Apple has yet again out Appled themselves with the new iPhone 4S. It's a game changer. We have now entered Jetsons territory. Watch this iPhone 4S commercial and check out what the Appleheads have to say about it. 

Apple's new iPhone 4S arrives October 14th but you can pre-order it online October 7th. I got my iPhone online and it couldn't have been easier. 


Post Snark: Woops, did something unfortunate just happen to my existing iPhone. Gasp! Looks like I'll have to get the new one. 

05 October 2011

"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

Talk about making an impact on the world. 
This is what Apple's homepage looks like. 


Chick Mix

Here's what fabulousness I'm listening to right now. All songs by women.

Rihanna   We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
Asa Be My Man
Kate Havnevik Show Me Love (Petter Haavik Original Version)
Tori Amos Carry
Kaskade Eyes (Extended Mix) [feat. Mindy Gledhill]
Ladytron White Elephant
Dido Everything To Lose
Kaskade & EDX Don't Stop Dancing (feat. Haley)
Asa Why Can't We
Sabrina Malheiros Opará