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Look at George Clooney. Now look at your man. Now look back at George Clooney. He is not your man. But your man could dress like him (if he’s a size 40).
The man every man wants to be and every woman wants to be with is auctioning off two of his custom Giorgio Armani tuxedos for charity on Clothes Off Our Backs (which raises money for organisations including Feeding America, Malaria No More, Hope North, AbilityFirst, Villa Esperanza and Alex’s Lemonade Stand).
You can choose from one or two buttoned tuxes, both of which Mr Clooney wore to Golden Globes ceremonies. There’s also one pair of pants for auction as well. See your options here.
If you’d rather give to charity by purchasing something a little more glitzy, you can also bid on Modern Family star Sofia Vergara’s Carolina Herrera dress from this week’s Emmy Awards – check it out here.
I do love a red carpet event and I had great fun checking out what the stars wore today to the 2010 Emmy Awards.
There were numerous gowns I loved, including some fabulous gowns by women famous for their less-styled charactered (check out Tina Fey from 30 Rock looking glam in Oscar de la Renta here and Jane Lynch, who ditched her Glee tracksuits for Ali Rahimi, here).
While there were many gorgeous gowns to choose from, I’m giving my best dressed to someone who I think took a little bit of a sartorial risk. January Jones wore this beautiful blue Versace gown that is certainly more daring than anything Betty Draper would wear. She accessorised her look with Miu Miu heels and Cartier jewels, including platinum and diamond studs valued at $1.2 million!
While January was a winner in the fashion stakes, she didn’t walk away with a statue – she lost out to Kyra Sedgwick from The Closer. Mad Men took out Best Drama Series for the third time, while Modern Family pipped Glee for Best Comedy Series.
We’re back online after some technical issues over the weekend – apologies if it caused you any inconvenience.
To make it up to you, I’d like to share this little ditty from the Wendy’s training archives. The song has been stuck in my head ever since the boy played it for me last Thursday (hot drinks really get you going…)
Last month, we saw Kaiser Karl’s short film / advertisement for Chanel, “Shopping Fever” (see it here).
Now we have Chanel’s new short film / advertisement, “Bleu de Chanel – the film”, directed by cinematic genius Martin Scorsese. It stars the very attractive French actor Gaspard Ulliel as a very attractive actor who is not going to be the person he’s expected to be anymore (because he’s wearing Bleu de Chanel, evidently). Enjoy!
I’m a big fan of the trench coat (I’m inseparable from the Two Paths Trench I bought earlier this year from Anthropologie) and London Fog is one of the classic trench brands.
You may remember the brand featured in Mad Men a couple of seasons ago (when Don came up with the line “Limit Your Exposure” to also convince Sal to hide his homosexuality) and London Fog is continuing to ride on the success of the show by appointing the glamorous Christina Hendricks (who plays Joan on the show) as its new celebrity spokesmodel.
Hendricks stars in the fall ad campaign, following in the footsteps of Gisele Bundchen, Eva Longoria Parker and Tony Parker.
However it seems her famous curves didn’t quite make it in tact to the final copy – Jezebel shows the difference between the original shots and the photoshopped finals here.
After British politician Lynne Featherstone pronounced earlier this month that Hendricks was the perfect body role model, it’s a shame London Fog still felt they needed to trim down her hips.