Friday, November 6, 2009

Blogging Project Runway: Channeling Bobby DeNiro

There are times I am so angry, despondent, tired and sad I cannot muster the energy to speak in complete sentences. My speech becomes monosyllabic. Me and my personal
assistant call that my Bobby DeNiro moods, named thusly after how Robert DeNiro was portrayed as talking in the Saturday Night Live "The Joe Pesci Show" sketches.
After writing about high-yield purification methods for DNA and RNA and total protein for use in real-time PCR, RT (reverse transcriptase)-PCR and SDS-PAGE and Western blotting and watching last night's episode of Project Runway, I was square at the corner of "Casino" and "Goodfellows". What happened last night with Gordana's beautiful dress was so FOUL I wanted to tell Heidi Klum off in my best gangster style.
So here is what happened ...
Please forgive the verbal paucity... I still have 2 more documents to write about that mind-stultifying basic science stuff. These are the times that send me running back to writing about acne and thinking it is "fun". Seriously, there is not enough money and financial security in the world they can offer me that would make 3 or 4 years of writing about lab techniques, palatable. I did the stuff when I did it because it was a means towards an end but this stuff, every day? HELL NO!
By the way the challenge (similar to that of past seasons) was to go to the museum (in this case the Getty in LA) and be inspired by something in there or around there and make a great look that would determine who would go to Bryant Park.
Here is what happened:

Inspiration: Getty architecture

Good inspiration. I like nice building too. Horrible execution, ugly outfit. She goes Bryant Park. WTF? If this go I can too with ugly orange MC Hammer pants I did.

Carol Hannah:
Inspiration: Baroque bed-decorative arts

Rococo baroque bed pretty. Dress looked nothing like bed but was pretty and well- sewn, but a little boring. She goes Bryant Park too.

Inspiration: Rock Fountain with algae.

I like unusual too. As much as next dude. I loved Andrae's "Dirty Water" dress. This NO "Dirty Water" dress. This construction paper cone with green crayola scribbles.
Nice boy go bye-bye. Nice boy should have gone bye-bye WAY before Epperson and Ra'Mon and Shirin.

Inspiration: Godward’s “Mischief and Repose.”

Nice sapphic painting. Ugly, dowdy, randomly, unnatractively styled dress that says nothing. Girl goes Bryant Park.

Inspiration: "Cathedral" Monet Painting (Thank you Tom+Lorenzo)

Absolutely beautiful, soul stirring, "I felt God breathing through me" ,garment with most emotional impact of the whole season in manner of Jay's "Chrysler Building" dress and Andrae's "Dirty Water" dress and Chris and Christian Siriano "Avant-garde" dress. Dress that will be remembered 5 years from now and named with the top creations in the show. Wonderful, talented, admirable woman is unjustly sent home without good explanation or chance or run-off like Chris March and Rami Kashou.

Me join choir: FUCK YOU Bunim/Murray.

That's all.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

LA Opera Costume Sale

This is too fabulous for words!!!!
James St. James from the Freak Show shows off all the goodies at the LA Opera Costume Yard Sale... Drool....the video has surprise appearances by LA glitterati..
God, I miss LA...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pride Atlanta 2009 Images and A Little Fashion/Costuming

The Pride Parade and Festival took place in Atlanta Saturday the 31st and the 1st of November in Midtown ( the gay area of Atlanta).
I am practicing and learning how to take photographs, especially in motion, and how to edit them and add effects and try to rescue BAD photos through those means.
Here are some images from Pride Atlanta 2009...