A Little of the Old In and Out
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In: Andre Leon Talley. ALT stepped back for a moment from the Sisyphian task of giving Mariah Carey fashion guidance (Averted Gaze), and took some time to promote his own ventures. According to Fashionweekdaily:
"It was hot and humid -- not to mention raining when Andre Leon Talley walked into the Rizzoli bookstore on W. 57th St. last night for a signing of his tome, A.L.T. 365+ (powerHouse).
"... Talley, for his part, seemed to have taken a cue from (Zac) Posen's style, wearing a lime green custom-made Ralph Rucci scarf that easily could've been his winter muffler along with a Saville Row-tailored Richard Anderson raw silk suit, a shirt and pocket square from Charvet, and special linen Manolo Blahniks loafers trimmed in red patent leather. 'I called at one o'clock for the scarf,' he said. 'They hand delivered it to me by 4:15 p.m.'"
The full story here.
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Out: Sudan. These are tense times, as this mornings failed London bombing suggest. What does one expect from a lawless nation more-or-less intent on the genocide of black Africans. As CNN tells it:
"Sudan's foreign minister has apologized to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after authorities roughed up journalists and staff members traveling with her.
"Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail telephoned Rice while she was on a plane to a Darfur refugee camp in western Sudan to say he was sorry for what had happened in Khartoum Thursday, a U.S. official said.
"'He apologized for the treatment of our delegation and the press corps,' State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told journalists traveling with Rice.
"Earlier, Rice told journalists on the plane the Sudanese had no right to manhandle them or members of her staff and said it made her 'very angry' that she was sitting with Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir when the incident took place.
"'They have no right to push and shove,' Rice said, adding she had instructed the top U.S. diplomat in Sudan to get an immediate apology from the Sudanese government."
If this is how they treat VIPs, well, you can imagine what it's like to be a citizen.
The fabulosity of Damone's eyebrows. (image via damoneroberts.com)
In: Damone Roberts. Forget The Eyes of Laura Mars. Page Six has turned us on to The Eyebrows of Damone Roberts, they hear:
"...THAT famed eyebrow guru Damone Roberts sent a cease-and-desist letter to eyebrow trimmer Robert Williams, who was working out of Barneys, because Williams had signs calling himself the 'eyebrow king' �? a moniker Roberts trademarked years ago. 'Robert probably does fabulous work, but I worked extremely hard for that title and now I claim it,' Roberts declared."
You better recognize.
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Out: Dick Morris. Generally, we believe Dick Morris to have the mind of a first class political scientist (as opposed to a political philosopher). Add on to that fact that Morris is a courtier of the highest order. Despite the fact that he let a call girl listen in to his advising of the President of the United States (Wasn't the Visa Mastercard enough, "Dickie"ususallysusally knows what he is talking about; despite the fact that he got into a smackdown with Bill Clinton, Morris is still considered to be an more than able able political forecaster. Until now. The Corsair would like to sample the crispy crack-cocaine that Dick Morris smoked that lead him to the batshit conclusion that India, and not China, is the coming giant of the 21st Century:
"China has replaced the Soviet Union in our lexicon of villains, and the age-old American preoccupation with the growth of this Asian giant has metastasized into full-fledged paranoia. But the truth is much more sanguine.
"India, not China, is the coming giant of the 21st century. And India, unlike China, has no history of imperialism or inclination to global domination.This year, for the first time, India passed China in economic growth. Its gross domestic product (GDP) shot up by more than 8 percent and now amounts to more than $3,000 per capita, on a purchasing-power-parity basis. China�?s GDP, about $5,000 per capita, is still larger, but not for long.The key to China�?s coming failure and India�?s growing success is Bejing�?s dependence on manufacturing exports for its wealth and New Delhi�?s focus on its service sector."
Bullshit. Still, he's interesting.
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In: The Citizen's Band. This flew below The Corsair's radar, but it sounds interesting. According to Fashionweekdaily:
"Life truly is a cabaret for the ever-expanding music and dance troupe The Citizens Band which has included up to 30 people like Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rain Phoenix, Melissa Auf der Maur, Angela McCluskey and Cyndi Lauper. Nightlife and rock n�? roll guru Bryan Rabin managed to lure the crew out to Los Angeles�?in support of Citizens of Humanity�?for their West Coast debut in the lobby of the red-hot Roosevelt Hotel. And the show was like nothing Hollywood has ever seen before�?think Bob Fosse meets Edward Gorey with a splash of Fischerspooner.
"Dressed in sultry body stocking outfits festooned with mirror chips, by fashion designer Zaldy, the group�?s singers, supermodel Karen Elson and filmmaker Sarah Sophie Flicker crooned lyrics like 'Je t�?aime scumbag' as if they were in a smoky 1930s Berlin supper club."