Kathy Griffin’s New Role


I was watching television last night and an advertisement for anti-diarrhea medication came on. Sigh. But what caught my attention was the role of the irritable bowel was played by an actress that looked suspiciously like a young Kathy Griffin. (Kathy Griffin who can be described as an irritable bowel from time to time.) Coincidence? I think not. Wonder what KG thinks?


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Ruby Red Slippers



I never get tired of the Ruby Reds, but I don’t know whether to applaud when designers ‘borrow’ from Oz, or give ’em a frownie face for lack of originality.


P.S. wouldn’t Meadham Kirchhoff, Ready to Wear 2014 Ruby Reds made much better slippers than the ones they saddled Diana Ross with in, The Wiz?


Plastic Shiny Things are a Girls Best Friend


A lover of all things old Hollywood I ran across a quirky detail concerning Marilyn Monroe’s costume in the famous song and dance number, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Everyone knows the iconic pink dress she wore, but apparently that wasn’t the original concept. Instead the film’s costumer, Billy Travilla,  had in mind a much skimpier number. One where Marilyn was draped in diamonds and not much else. Reportedly this version was considered too riske.’ At the time her ‘red velvet’ nude pictures that were causing a sensation, and the studio thought her reputation needed some cooling off.  Another version claims it was rejected as being just too plain tacky, and this I would have to agree. Supposedly Travilla lamented it’s rejection by pointing out the glorious detail of a bejeweled horse-fly on the tail he’d pinned to MM’s derriere.


Which brings me to this:


Versace I think. Could it be their answer to the rejected original? The sleeves/gloves are the same. I think it is, and it’s definitely and improvement. But what would Mr. Travilla say? Or MM for that matter?