Friday, September 07, 2007

Bravo for Tim!

I know Swishy beat me to it, but I have to chime in and share my utter adoration for Tim Gunn's new style show on Bravo. I mean...it made me cry. He is like an updated (male) version of Cinderella's fairy godmother.

I'm not certain about all of the advice, though. I mean, I believe everything Tim says...when he stared into the camera and declared, "Every woman should be properly fitted for undergarments!" I knew he meant: "That means you, Trish Ryan!" But then the lady in the lingerie store said that the bottom of your bra should start at the crook of your elbow??? I don't know if my arms are unnaturally long, or the rest of me unnaturally short, but the crook of my elbow is only a tiny bit higher than my belly button...that's means I'd need a corset, rather than a bra...

(I should also say that the whole segment where they made her clean out her underwear drawer took on a special significance, given that when I went out this morning to walk THAT DOG, we saw that one of our neighbors had cleaned out her drawer overnight...and thrown her discard pile out into the middle of our street. Not sure what that's about, although I'm sure Tim would be pleased to see that there was both a thong and what appear to be full-coverage briefs lying there on the pavement. Variety is important)

Anyway...

I'm not at all sure about the "Life Stylist" dude. Is that a real job? And even if it is, I'm not sure I'd trust this guy... He looks like somebody's unemployed little brother.

The jury is still out on Veronica Webb. She must have been mean to some of the behind the scenes people--the person in charge of wardrobe, the hair stylist--because they made her look really severe and frightening.

And Trish McEvoy is just gorgeous. My favorite lip gloss ever--the perfect shade of slight-sparkle plum--was from her line. I loved it like a best friend until it flipped out of my purse one day and landed and in an oil-slicked puddle in Montreal. I still haven't found it's equal. Trish, if you're reading this, can you help me???

My favorite take away point from this first episode? When shopping, start with the shoes. This is great advice! How many times have I searched for shoes AFTER the outfit, only to end up with a great dress that isn't nearly as cute as I'd hoped because the shoes aren't quite right, or pants that would be the right length,if only my heels were 1/2 inch higher or lower? Wise words ladies. Shoes first!

Now I'm off to my closet to see if I have "ten items which make up the core of my wardrobe." I'll pretend Tim is there with me, giving me strength to throw away the shoulder-pad infused paisley blazer that seemed like such a great idea ten years ago. But I'm not going to show him my favorite faded jeans and Red Sox T-shirt...it might not be the done thing in NYC, but here in Greater Boston, there's not really anyplace I can't wear that :)

12 comments:

Sarakastic said...

I loved how Webb was like "are you anti leggings" & was so upset that Tim didn't like leggings, obviously most people have been anti leggings since 1992. I don't think she will last long, but I was very impressed with Tim

Stephanie said...

You make me wish I had TV and cable!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Sounds like he has some good tips. I didn't know anything about this show. And apparently I should be sporting corsets as well!

Anissa said...

Oh, I missed it! Hopefully they run it several times. And as I'm all about shoes, I'm already loving the advice! :)

L Sass said...

I love it! I haven't caught Tim's show yet, but I have too. Although I could NEVER wear a bra that reached the crook of my elbow!

Also, you do see the occasional Red Sox t-shirt / faded jeans combo in NYC. You just have to accessorize with mace and / or a baseball bat to fend off any angry Yankees fans.

Nap Queen said...

Hmmmm, I don't think the elbow thing works with my body either? I've been meaning to watch that show, and I now I'm even more motivated!

Beck said...

At my ELBOW? Golly.
And now I want to watch Tim Gunn's new show - making a note!

kristen said...

Elbow thing not working for me either. But I'm liking the shoe tip. Don't you just love when you find that pair of "go-to" shoes, the ones that make your feet happy and any outfit complete? I love those shoes.

LEstes65 said...

Ok, this was the most frighteningly girly post I've seen out of you in a long time. I'm afraid to come back to Boston now!!!

(I kid)

Swishy said...

OK, I watched the repeat, and I THINK they said between the crook of the elbow and the armpit. I THINK!

I totally did a search online for the 10 items. Ha ha. I am determined to get them all!

kim said...

The elbow thing -- it has to be at the upper bend and not the bottom of the elbow.

Leg warmers -- I have an 8 and a 6 year old (girls), fashion trickles down from the high school kids and from what I see while dropping off the 17 year old boy -- leg warmers in our future.

I think someone influential to the fashion industry must have seen "Flashdance" late one night and now we are all going to pay with our eyes.

kim said...

I watched, I cried, I'll watch the next one.