Saturday, October 20, 2012

Facebook Finds - I Love This Swimsuit

Nevermind that the model is not in hair and make-up. The one-piece swimsuit is great! The designer is Los Angeles based Maia Gysens.

Monday, October 15, 2012

ARGO The Movie is GREAT. Go See It!

I'm always eager to watch a movie based on a true story or history of events. Argo did not disappoint me in depicting a great piece of recent American history that I had very little knowledge of. I was born in 1979 so I was not really familiar with the Iran hostage situation aside from the little bit about it in passing. I thought the topic was very relatable and appropriate considering the current events in the world today. Ben Affleck did a remarkable job playing a CIA agent and also deserves kudos for directing this Oscar worthy piece of work. He really paid attention to detail in this film from the style in which the movie was shot to the set and costume design. This is the type of movie I can see high school history teachers playing to their students. I hope this movie gets an Oscar nomination. See movie synopsis below:

Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Do you know who you want to be for Halloween? Below are some ideas based on this year's most talked about celebrities, reality stars and public figures.


Just when we think Kim and Kanye are being low key about their relationship Kanye does something brilliant like gets into fights with paparazzi in Miami and breaks cameras. Way to protect your woman against questions about her ex Reggie. No lie, every gal wants a man who will get violent over her. It might have been a bit excessive but the estrogen running through me loves it!


I think the same friends who dressed up as Tiger Woods and caddie Steve Williams would enjoy being President Barack Obama and candidate Mitt Romney.


Snooki has been one of the more popular Halloween costumes for the past few years and why should it end. Now that she's pregnant it's a great way to modify and update the costume.


The Amish are so popular right now. There have been a couple of reality shows focused on this group of people and whether or not the shows are "staged" they are interesting and add some originality to reality tv.


Yeeaahhhhh.......this couple. They got some attention when they first got married for Courtney being underage and Doug being like 50 then it sort of quieted down despite Courtney's outrageous, sexually charged outfits and photos that demand attention. This should be fun.


Nicki Minaj is always a fun custome on her own but it's doubly fun now that there's controvery between she and Mariah Carey. Although Mariah's dress is less outrageous than the harajuku style of Nicki, her diva personality will give you much character to work with.


For DWTS fans, Kirstie Alley is definitely a favorite star contestant. This costume allows you to get dolled up and I'm sure men at whatever Halloween party you attend will want to spin you around all night and practice their awkward salsa moves. Fun times :-)


This phenomenal British singer has been on fire for awhile now and she's got great style. Getting prim and glammed up with a slight 60's flair wouldn't be a bad costume choice.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Jessica Simpson Baby Photo - So What Maxwell's In A Bikini!!!

Okay, I am soooooo late to this story but I was actually online looking up baby bikinis (I'm an expectant mother of a little girl) and I ran across this article which really disturbed me.

Last month, Jessica Simpson appeared on Katie Couric's talkshow "Katie" and while discussing motherhood the show posted a photo of Jessica's 4 month old daughter Maxwell wearing an adorable mustard yellow crocheted bikini.
Apparently there are critics out there (primarily in Britain) who find a cute, chubby baby in a bikini inappropriate and thinks it sends the wrong message e.g .message being sexualization of a baby. Okay. Seriously????? Give me a break. IT'S A BABY!!!!

Below are excerps from the original Huffington Post article. I attached a link to the full story in my opening sentence:

"It is very disturbing to see a young baby presented to the world wearing a bikini," Claude Knights, director of the child welfare charity Kidscape, told the Daily Mail, according to Us Weekly. "Celebrity choices carry great influence, as can be seen by the manner in which their accessories and manners are copied widely."
Knights added, "It is hoped that parents will understand that 'baby bikinis' are totally inappropriate and that they contribute to the sexualization and commercialization of childhood. We should not be compromising the sanctity of our children's early years."

Daily Mail writer Tanith Carey wrote a full article criticizing Simpson's decision to show the photo her baby in a bikini. "Sharing pictures of your baby in a bikini with three million TV viewers, as Jessica did when she appeared on an American chat show? That is nothing short of inexcusable," Carey writes.
Continuing, "A cute-faced baby in a halterneck bikini, her nappy encased in the tiny knickers, leans back in what can only be described as a disturbingly adult pose, her chubby hand placed on her creased little baby thighs. Even more creepily, there’s an adult male hand coming in from out of the shot, posing the helpless tot in the style of a centrefold model."

Tanith Carey mentions in the above highlighted area that the baby is posed and it's creepy that a male hand is posing the baby. I'm sorry but the only thing creepy is you Tanith Carey and Claude Knights. I can understand not wanting to put a 7+ year old girl in a bikini because that is when sexualization starts but give me a break with the baby criticism. The above photo is completely innocent and nothing sexual is derived from it. It's unfortunate that there are people out there who look to stir controversy when there simply is none. When I visited Greece every little girl under the age of 4 was running around the beaches wearing nothing but bottoms. I thought this was a European thing so it's interesting that Brits are condemning this the fact that Jessica's daughter actually has on a top to go with the bottoms.

I'm not saying that there aren't pedophiles out there and our little girls shouldn't be protected, but babies typically aren't targets. Very, very, very few people would look at a baby and say "sexy." Was this whole article a ploy to get attention off their own Dutchess Kate and her choice to not wear a bikini? Were you on the front lines fighting against Bratz dolls and thongs for little girls? Do you fight the sale of kiddie make-up and plastic high heels? Lay off Jessica and Maxwell. IT'S CUTE!!!!

I think I'm going to start a baby bikini line out of spite for those out there who over-conceptualize sexualization. There needs to be some balance. Jeez Louise.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Rihanna and Chris Brown - Who Says She Has to be Insecure Because She Took Him Back

Okay, so it's a pretty well known, confirmed fact that Rihanna and Chris Brown are basically back together - at least physically. I've noticed, however, a certain level of backlash toward Rihanna for her decision in allowing Chris back into her life and it leaves me scratching my head and wondering why. I understand the famous fight they had left her bloody and bruised. I understand she was humiliated, left stranded and forced to call the police. I also understand that the situation made both individuals question who they were at their core and the depths their feelings of passion will take them to.

 Rihanna and Chris Brown had an often rumored intense relationship filled with extreme emotion and from what I've heard, sexual kink. Didn't you also hear the rumors that both are complete freaks? I'm not interested in the details of what they did and perhaps still do behind closed doors, but I do know that there has to be a heightened level of passsion and let's face it - craziness to get to the levels I heard this particular couple reached. (I use the word craziness in the most positive way.) Not too many people can achieve an enhanced emotional state individually or with a partner, so if you find your type of crazy in another human being you're winning and need to hold onto it. I believe Rihanna and Chris speak the same language and there aren't too many others who can understand or interpret it. I personally do not think Rihanna is the typical, insecure abused woman who goes back to her assailant out of feelings of fear, neglect, lack of self worth, etc. I think Rihanna is simply a freak who enjoys extreme emotional highs and operates on a different level than others. I'm not saying Rihanna asked to get beat up, but I think she's the type of woman who probably knows how to push certain buttons and will toe the line between simply being irrational to going ape shit. Chris is probably the same way which made their relationship beautiful, unique and proper to them. Rihanna got beat up but then she got over it because that's the type of woman she is. Hell, she might have even kicked Chris's ass a few times and we just don't know about it. The problem came with the public outcry for Rihanna to leave Chris and the threat of sponsors pulling endorsements from her. No dick is worth losing your paycheck so Rihanna had to play the role but years have passed since that eventful night and they are still in love. It is not up to us to judge their reunion. My crazy is not her crazy and vice versa. Rihanna if you are in love then follow your heart. It's not meant for us to get you. He does.