Other than the insane Simpsons marathon on FXX, there is practically nothing to watch on television at the moment. (Sportsball doesn't count--it's always on.) Sure, we're muddling along with new episodes of Project Runway on Thursday nights, but beyond that we're talking about a wasteland of reality shows and syndicated re-runs.
"Love, Marilyn" is yet another excuse to admire one of the greatest style icons of the 20th century.
For those of us who are #soblessed with HBO On Demand, the menu offers some relief. From Vogue to Marilyn Monroe to a little-watched HBO series, here are five fashion-centric gems to keep you occupied.
In Vogue (2012)
If someone offered you 90 minutes to pick the brain of some of the most famous names at Vogue, wouldn't you jump at the chance? Now you needn't worry about jumping, or the joint damage it could cause. Sit back, relax, and spend time with Hamish Bowles, Grace Coddington, and Anna Wintour--plus designers and A-list celebs like Nicole Kidman--via this 90-minute HBO documentary.More »
Seth Meyer made us laugh, the E! Network red carpet crew made us cringe, and the winners made us yawn. Another Emmys award show is in the books.
Photos by Christina Uticone Seth is so handsome, even in screenshots.
Ryan Seacrest's absence was deeply felt. If you watched even a few minutes of last night's E! Live from the Red Carpet coverage, you were probably flummoxed as you watched Giuliana Rancic anchor the rest of the commentary crew: Ross Matthews (who always holds his own through sheer charm), Kelly Osborne, and Kristin Dos Santos. Osborne is improving with every show, though she tends to repeat lines from more seasoned co-hosts (see: George Kotsiopoulos). Dos Santos, on the other hand, was almost unwatchable. At one point she used the phrase, "safe, but unpredictable" to describe a dress. What does that mean?!
Now, let's talk about dresses.More »
It's a terrible feeling, waking up and realizing that there's little over two months left until Halloween and you don't have the perfect steampunk costume for your pet. You panic, utterly unmanned by the thought of ridicule when you show up with an un-brass goggled cockapoo at the annual steampunk Halloween ball. Well, in all likelihood this isn't an huge concern for you, but just in case it is I am here to help you out.
Consider this fine dog ensemble from Ida and Sam of Ironic Embroidery. It's a stylish handmade cape and hat that can be custom fitted for dogs up to 50 pounds. Those are real gears, by the way, so you may not want buy this get up if you have a dog that eats every little thing.More »
As a local fashion reporter, I get to speak with a lot of designers and artists -- perks of the job. Being invested in the success of Houston's emerging designer community bleeds into my daily life as well, and I find myself frequenting shops that support local talent; maybe it's penance for my H&M addiction, too.
Photo courtesy of spacemontrose.com
Texas has in its ranks some of the most talented artisans and I appreciate those shop owners looking to showcase their wares. Here are a few Houston boutiques that make it a point to give some Texas love.More »