Month: December 2007 (Page 1 of 4)

Happy Happy

Wishing all of you a peaceful and blessed holiday season,
One Love,
Tatiana

Happy Happy

Wishing all of you a peaceful and blessed holiday season,
One Love,
Tatiana

The Sudan effort is too much work for socialites


Everybody knows that most celebrities, models, politicians, and socialites alike lend their names to a good cause to garner more camera time and a mention on Page Six. But now Lydia Hearst, billionaire socialite, is complaining that a certain Darfur campaign is “slapping her name on every event invite” even though she only attended one. Malcolm Harris, co-founder of Designers for Darfur fired back against the heiress with the following:

When Designers For Darfur was originally formed, Lydia Hearst and I agreed that we would hold periodic events and initiatives in order to raise awareness, particularly within fashion industry, as to the ongoing crisis/genocide currently taking place in Darfur…. Unfortunately, Lydia’s participation in the “real work” and/or “decision making process” for these events and initiatives left a great deal to be desired…Lydia and I both have always known the deal – the trade was simple – we do “all” the real work and you use your name to promote the events (the absolute least a “co-founder” should be able to do is to show up, look pretty for the cameras, and smile)…I do believe that today’s breed of “socialite” simply pales in comparison to the ideals set forth by great women such as Brooke Astor, Nan Kempner, Pat Buckley and many others that felt innately compelled to participate in a lifetime of charitable efforts…It is my belief that Ms. Hearst was under the impression that after the “runway shows” and “pretty parties” the folks in Darfur would certainly now be out of harms way….

He’s right. These newbie socialites don’t hold a candle to legendary heiresses of New York who not only donated their millions, but spent a considerable amount of their time on worthy causes. It was simply a given to uphold the family name. Tsk. But as I said before, it seems that Darfur is simply no longer fashionable.
Read the entire Letter at Gawker
Review the Designers for Darfur Fall Collection
Malcolm Harris explains Designers For Darfur
Still in the dark about Darfur? Read the BBC website.

Tatiana

The Sudan effort is too much work for socialites


Everybody knows that most celebrities, models, politicians, and socialites alike lend their names to a good cause to garner more camera time and a mention on Page Six. But now Lydia Hearst, billionaire socialite, is complaining that a certain Darfur campaign is “slapping her name on every event invite” even though she only attended one. Malcolm Harris, co-founder of Designers for Darfur fired back against the heiress with the following:

When Designers For Darfur was originally formed, Lydia Hearst and I agreed that we would hold periodic events and initiatives in order to raise awareness, particularly within fashion industry, as to the ongoing crisis/genocide currently taking place in Darfur…. Unfortunately, Lydia’s participation in the “real work” and/or “decision making process” for these events and initiatives left a great deal to be desired…Lydia and I both have always known the deal – the trade was simple – we do “all” the real work and you use your name to promote the events (the absolute least a “co-founder” should be able to do is to show up, look pretty for the cameras, and smile)…I do believe that today’s breed of “socialite” simply pales in comparison to the ideals set forth by great women such as Brooke Astor, Nan Kempner, Pat Buckley and many others that felt innately compelled to participate in a lifetime of charitable efforts…It is my belief that Ms. Hearst was under the impression that after the “runway shows” and “pretty parties” the folks in Darfur would certainly now be out of harms way….

He’s right. These newbie socialites don’t hold a candle to legendary heiresses of New York who not only donated their millions, but spent a considerable amount of their time on worthy causes. It was simply a given to uphold the family name. Tsk. But as I said before, it seems that Darfur is simply no longer fashionable.
Read the entire Letter at Gawker
Review the Designers for Darfur Fall Collection
Malcolm Harris explains Designers For Darfur
Still in the dark about Darfur? Read the BBC website.

Tatiana

New Favorite Site: Feministing.com


With rants about magazine articles, men, fashion, politics, and a plethora of women’s issues, Feministing.com provides much food for thoughtful women. This site is no throwback 70’s-era venue for hardcore feminists; instead it boasts a wide range of views from women of all walks of life. Be sure to readcheck out the comments section: the arguments get heated!

From a recent post:
His most prized possession
The Associated Press asked the front-running presidential candidates about their most prized possession. Some went with a family memento or collector’s item (pocketwatches, baseballs), some went sentimental (a photo of the place where mom’s ashes were scattered), some declined to answer.

Fred Thompson’s answer? “Trophy wife.”

Ok, I know it was supposedly tongue-in-cheek — a joke to draw some attention to what is clearly a failing campaign. Still It really says something that this candidate is willing to tell the public that he married his wife for her looks. You know there are dudes out there who not only took that answer seriously, but admire Thompson for it.
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Tatiana

New Favorite Site: Feministing.com


With rants about magazine articles, men, fashion, politics, and a plethora of women’s issues, Feministing.com provides much food for thoughtful women. This site is no throwback 70’s-era venue for hardcore feminists; instead it boasts a wide range of views from women of all walks of life. Be sure to readcheck out the comments section: the arguments get heated!

From a recent post:
His most prized possession
The Associated Press asked the front-running presidential candidates about their most prized possession. Some went with a family memento or collector’s item (pocketwatches, baseballs), some went sentimental (a photo of the place where mom’s ashes were scattered), some declined to answer.

Fred Thompson’s answer? “Trophy wife.”

Ok, I know it was supposedly tongue-in-cheek — a joke to draw some attention to what is clearly a failing campaign. Still It really says something that this candidate is willing to tell the public that he married his wife for her looks. You know there are dudes out there who not only took that answer seriously, but admire Thompson for it.
Read More

Tatiana

Ostentatious Buy of the Day

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Sorry, it’s the only pic I could find. Promise to scan…

Embellished headphones by Bess. I saw these in Teen Vogue (!) But are they worth it? Retailing at $385, they better have noise canceling capabilities to start! You want them? Call (212)219–0723
Tatiana

Al Reps Sisters from Brownsville

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Michelle Obama

At a recent fund raiser in Chicago, Al Sharpton had an interesting run-in with Michelle Obama, claiming she acted like a sister from Brownsville:
Sharpton, recalling the incident, says he asked, “How you doing, Mrs. Obama?”
Her reply?

“I’d do a lot better if I had your endorsement”.
“I was like, ‘Uh, well, duh . . .’ I mean, she was like a sister back in Brownsville [Brooklyn], where I grew up!” he laughed.
Source: NY Post

Ostentatious Buy of the Day

The image “http://i0.wp.com/www.teenvogue.com/images/style/market/stit19_shoppingspree0801.jpg?w=629” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
Sorry, it’s the only pic I could find. Promise to scan…

Embellished headphones by Bess. I saw these in Teen Vogue (!) But are they worth it? Retailing at $385, they better have noise canceling capabilities to start! You want them? Call (212)219–0723
Tatiana

Al Reps Sisters from Brownsville

http://i1.wp.com/rumorsayz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/michelleobama.jpg?w=629
Michelle Obama

At a recent fund raiser in Chicago, Al Sharpton had an interesting run-in with Michelle Obama, claiming she acted like a sister from Brownsville:

Sharpton, recalling the incident, says he asked, “How you doing, Mrs. Obama?”
Her reply?

“I’d do a lot better if I had your endorsement”.
“I was like, ‘Uh, well, duh . . .’ I mean, she was like a sister back in Brownsville [Brooklyn], where I grew up!” he laughed.
Source: NY Post

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