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Fabulous Fashion Advice: Dakota Fanning Cusses???!!! January 19, 2009

So I am so steaming right now!!!!  My husband and I just watched the NFC Championship and a commercial comes on for the new movie Push.  It’s a scene where Dakota Fanning‘s character is talking about seeing her future and it doesn’t look good and then it goes to another scene and the only word I hear is coming from her mouth, it’s 4 letters long starts with a D and ends with an N!!  At least that’s what I think I heard.  Anyway, I was sooo mad!  She is our little Dakota.  The one who was so precious in Charlotte’s Web, the sweet little girl that gets kidnapped in Man on Fire, she’s our little Dakota!!!!  Now she’s cussing????!!!!  I know I should NOT be shocked, I know kids grow up, I know she is 15 years old, I know, I know, I know….BUT she’s little Dakota!!!  I just have a problem with this!  She is such a fantastic actress…what talent and now she is using 4 letter words on film?  I have NEVER understood that thinking behind bad language in movies.  Believe it or not back in the day I went to film school in New York City and got offered a role playing Reba McEntire in a feature film.  I walked in to the meeting with the director and told him that there were words in my script that I wasn’t comfortable using.  He told me “it’s ok…these are just words, it’s fine…”.  I told him “No you don’t understand, I will not use language like that.”.  “But you are our Reba!” he replied.  I said, “If you won’t change the script I’m walking.”…and that exactly what I did and there has not been one day that I have regretted it.  To my knowledge the movie was never made.  I’m not saying all that to say that people who use bad language are bad people.  I just feel like you can get your point across and sound more intelligent by choosing your words more wisely.  Dakota Fanning will not win an Oscar because she uses 4 letter words in her films, Dakota Fanning is going to win Oscars because she is a tremendous talent.  So my question is, if it doesn’t make the film any better…why use it?  Why waste your breath on words that are offensive to some and always unnecessary?  Just my opinion.  Take it for what it is.  You know what my grandpa used to say?  Opinions are like butts…everyone has one.  Just REMEMBER…no matter how you choose to express yourself vocally…BE FABULOUS!!!

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Fabulous Fashion Advice: The View, The Obamas, The Today Show and Beyonce November 26, 2008

I’m sitting here watching The View and Barbara is talking about her interview with The Obamas.  First of all…Barbara Walters…what a classy lady.  She is just beautiful…class all the way.  So they show a clip, a rather long clip, of her intereview with The Obamas and I find myself being charmed by this couple.  Let’s leave the politics out of it…they, as PEOPLE are quite charming.  Michelle, like I’ve said before, always looks put together and has such an aura of class and grace but in a new modern way.  I’m actually looking forward to the interview tonight…more so the part where they are together as a couple as opposed to just him and his politics.  Anyway, enough of that…just thought I’d mention the interview…I think it will be interesting to watch.  Now, The Today Show…Beyonce was performing and to be quite honest after her appearance at the AMA’s I wasn’t expecting much.  It was not that great…it was ok…not great.  I just don’t get the whole Sasha Fierce thing, her alter ego.  AT LEAST…AT LEAST…she didn’t wear that stupid metal hand thing.  Ok I know I’ve alreayd talked about that…so on to her performance today.  It was really good…her outfit I can’t decide if I liked it or not.  She wore this black spandex looking bodysuit that had some kind of belt or pin at the waist with black boots.  Part of me liked it and the other part of me wasn’t sure.  I have to keep in mind that I’m sure it was butt freezing cold out there so she has to dress warm and what could be warmer than a full body suit?  My recommendation…leave the body suits to Beyonce and just go with some nice black leggins.  Very classy under a long chunky sweater with a great belt and big jewelry.  I LOVE that look…in fact…I think that’s what I’m going to wear today!  You can’t go wrong with that look.  Here’s a funny tid bit for you…this shows you how much I think about shopping.  I was watching Beyonce performing, keep in mind she is only about 1 1/2 blocks from THE Saks Fifth Ave store ON 5th AVE!…I found myself wondering if when she got done performing if she would stop by there or Bergdorf Goodman and do some shopping!!!  Hahahaha!!  This is a great story…I have to tell you….My family and I were in NYC for vacation a couple of years ago and Chrisitan Dior was having a trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman and I found THE MOST FABULOUS suit…it was GORGEOUS!!  So I tried it on and put my name on the list to have them get it for me and as I was looking on the order sheet I saw “Beyonce” next to the suit I wanted!!  So we finish the fitting and walk around to the shoes and THERE SHE IS!!!  BEYONCE has JUST TRIED ON THE SAME OUT FIT I HAD!!!!  It was SOOO awesome!  So that’s one of my claim to fame…I have worn the same fabulous dress as Beyonce!  It was soo funny!  Ok so anyway just be smart with the fashion choices you make, don’t be afraid to take risks, and make it fun and fabulous!  REMEMBER…BE FABULOUS!!!!

 

Fabulous Fashion Advice: Shoes! June 27, 2008

SO…Let’s talk shoes.  Everyone knows women LOVE shoes.  I have an addiction to anything that’s sky high, I’m talking Dolly Parton heels.  I wouldn’t give $50 for a pair of Coach sneakers, but I have been known to spend well over $1200 for one pair of Fabulous Louis Vuitton swarovski crystal detailed evening sandals.  Here’s how over the top I am, Saks Fifth Avenue, only one of the BEST high end department stores ever…second only to the one and only Bergdorf Goodman, they were having a huge sale on shoes.  Generally speaking I can NEVER find anything on a sale rack.  I’m just not a bargain shopper, without even knowing it my eye will go straight to the MOST expensive thing on the rack or shelf.  Well this particular day I found the MOST AMAZING shoes ever created.  The are Chanel champagne high heeled sandals with the biggest faux diamond you have ever seen on a shoe…it’s amazing.  I wore them to an event that I had to perform in front of 20,000 people in a huge arena and I had people coming up to me asking me if I had a flashlight on my foot because of the light that had reflected from the diamond.  They were 40% off…I got them for $900.  Talk about a deal!!!  They are so extreme and beyond fabulous.  It wasn’t a month later and I saw Star Jones, former View co-host, with them on in black.  That’s how you know you’ve got style.  If you can buy an item and the next month or week or day you see it on a celebrity or in a magazine.  This has happened to me on more than one occasion.  I bought a brown wool 40’s inspired outfit at Ralph Lauren and the very next month it was a featured piece in Vogue.  I was watching the Miss America pageant a couple of years ago and the next thing I knew out walked Miss California in a skirt I had JUST bought the week before.  I could go on and on and on.   Back on to shoes…I will spend a fortune on great shoes…I’m not talking payless (not that there is anything wrong with payless), I’m talking Chanel, Stuart Weitzman, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Betsey Johnson, who by the way has the HIGHEST heels on the market (without looking like a stripper).  However, when it comes to casual shoes for everyday…$2 China Town slippers.  I am so not kidding.  They are lifesavers.  They are so cheap you can buy 30 pairs at a time and throw them away when you’re done.  Comfortable isn’t even in it, they are wonderful.  If I’m not wearing heels you can bet I’ve got on my china town shoes.  Whether you’re in Diamond encrusted Chanel heels or China Town slippers…REMEMBER…BE FABULOUS!!!