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Early Summer Bug For Chloe

Chloe struck a cord. The music, the models, the clothes. All seemed so familiar, yet different. In this time of upheaval, it's a bit of comfort.

The Famous Go in Threes

In Memoriam

There's an old saying, that famous people "go in threes". That seems to be true. Last week, Aretha Franklin, the legendary "Queen of Soul" and civil rights activist, who was the soundtrack to the lives of so many people for over forty decades, died.

Next Senator John McCain, the so-called "Straight Talker" who had been battling brain cancer, passed. Leaving many to acknowledge his duty to country and his graciousness in acknowledging his defeat in the 2008 Presidential election. He will be remembered for his decades-long service to our country.

We then learned playwright, and one of our inspirations, Neil Simon died. He will be remembered for his humor, among some many gifts he shared with the world, and plays like "The Odd Couple", which made for great television, "Barefoot in The Park", "The Goodbye Girl" and many others. I had the pleasure of attending a lecture he gave (as a favor to my professor) to my clas…

Harry and Meghan's Wedding Left a Lump in Our Throats

Aside from nearly being brought to tears on several occasions, we did manage to maintain a lump in our throats for the better part of the day. The dress was stunning. Her hair was perfectly imperfect and Meghan was naturally regal!

A first kiss — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018

We all took Harry to our hearts so many years ago, and hope their love will be fruitful and last forever. Best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018

Michelle Wolf On The Money - How Rich Was She?

Wow. MichelleWolf's remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which aired on CSPAN was pretty funny for much of her routine. While there was rarely rip roaring laughter, most of her jokes hit the mark.  Some of the shout outs: ReincePriebus  (great porn start name),  JakeTapper ( what his orgasm might look like), Rachel Maddow (well, we didn't agree with Wolf's assessment) and Morning Joe (Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough's engagement - "it's like a #MeeToo working out"). All in all it may not make you cry, but it did make you think.

The Storm Blew Over

Looks like CBS' "60 Minutes" drew 22 million viewers on Sunday night with Anderson Cooper's much anticipated interview segment with President Donald Trump accuser, Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford). It was 60 Mintues' best ratings since 2008. Daniels also bested Donald Trump's 2016 interview by 2 million viewers.

Well, we're happy somebody made out (no pun intended), because we felt robbed in the department of delivery. Some in the media are saying the run up to the interview was over-hyped, (namely by Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti) and that the resulting edited broadcast under delivered.

However, media outlets are claiming Daniels did offer new details. We were left underwhelmed, but convinced of her veracity. As of today Michael Avenatti teased "there's more to come".  The White House for its part says, Trump continues to deny the alleged affair. That's weird because we thought Trump joined a lawsuit to move Daniel…

The Passing of An Elegance Legend

In Memorium - Fashion
Hubert de Givenchy, the designer or as the fahion industry would refer to him, a French couturier passed on Saturday, at the age of 91, without much attention in the media. For so many decades the name Givenchy was connected to, what was at the time, the world's most classicly beautiful women such as AudreyHepburn and Grace Kelly. We were never able to obtain a Givenchy garment, but we appreciated his style, adherence to elegance and talent. 

If Clothing is Dying, Whose Fault is It

Retail Recently while reading an article on Bloomberg "The Death of Clothing", we were reminded again that America has come a long way from its heady days of packed department stores, and the need to walk around with the item you were thinking about purchasing, lest it be snatch from the rack.
That was yesterday. Today habits have changed so much stores are consolidating or closing. The new trend in "not shopping" for clothing has hit retailers with sizable debt the hardest.  
While we generally agree, from our experience in retail, the desire for luxury clothing, be it knockoff or not, is still pretty high. Fashionistas on Instagram have huge followings, and from what we're told there are two distinct groups keeping luxury afloat; the wealthy (they can afford to shop and spend on "experiences") and the hip urban crowd (who judge affluence and influence by "what you're wearing). 
The desire for designer handbags has remained pretty steady. P…

Oscars 2018 'In Memoriam' Who Was Included

In Memoriam
There are those in the media who are gripping about the "stars" or well know performers who were left out of Oscars 2018 "In Memoriam". We think the focus was on the behind the scenes people and lesser known performers who also contribute the magic of making movies. Lots of attention was devoted in the media to the passing of Adam West (we went on endlessly in social media about West) as we grew and Glen Campbell, but the award show is being slammed for not including them. We ask, how much attention did the media give to the people who were included?

Oscars 2018: The Winners

Award Shows
This year we did not do a play-by-play for the 90th Academy Awards, but we would't miss the Oscars, and the who did what, for anything in the world. So here's the complete list, and a review of MaryJ.Blige's "winning performance" from the LA Times. Reports that social media questioned KobeBryant's presence (on a Times Up-themed night) to pick up his Oscar for his contribution to the animated "Dear Basketball", was interesting. Just to round out the gripes, CNN went over who was left out of this year's "In Memoriam". Until next year....