Saturday, July 19, 2008

Richard Dawkins, RIP.

Richard Dawkins, famous scientist/atheist and television star of Hogan's Heroes, is dead.

I got on my cell phone and asked him what he thinks about things now.

"I guess what I miss most is being drunk."

New Yorker Cartoon

by Frank Cotham

Now we know.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dedicated Follower of Phashun

Those who know me personally are forever saying, "Dag, you are such a hep-cat!" And don't I know it. I mean, I spend a lot of my time figuring out just how to affect the right image for my presentation to the world, dressing just so, making sure my every accessory is the right piece to give the right impression to the admiring masses. It's a "thing" with me. So you'll see below why I am so encouraged that all the babes who flock to me are now starting to pay attention too to their image, to making sure that when they follow some discrete distance behind me they look "just so" too. And that is? Well, the latest is the Burn Victim look. Yup, all covered up in the latest and the finest. These babes want to be seen with me, they gotta look right. Cause I'm a hep cat.

Babes? Are you ready for this?

Headscarves, the new trend

Headscarves are becoming the new hot trend in Western fashion, with famed designer labels and industry biggest names explaining the appeal of the headwear as a comeback of elegance and chastity to the runways.

"We wanted to revamp the headscarf," Domenico Dolce, co-founder of the Italian fashion house Dolce and Gabana, told The Telegraph on Wednesday, July 16.

"[We want to] give it a new life and introduce it to a younger generation."

The famous Luxury fashion house D&G and other big names in the industry, like Paul Smith, Vera Wang and Jean Paul Gaultier, are now leading the new fad with their designs.

On the catwalks for autumn/winter, many of the industry's noted brands offered the headscarf.

"Our aim was to give it a modern and cool twist," says Dolce.

The trend is also appealing to the customers.

Hermès, the French high fashion house renowned for its range of designs of silk headscarves, has seen a rise in the sales recently.

Vivienne Alexander says the company has been selling out to "a much younger crowd than usual."

And with the rocketing demand, designers are coming out with a wider variety of the head covering in their collections.

"I do think we will be seeing a fair amount of headscarves around over the next few months," says Gaia Geddes, executive fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar.

Industry experts agree the new headscarves trend is about bringing a touch of modesty and chic to the runways.

According to Dennis Nothdruft, curator of London's Fashion and Textile Museum, the headscarf resurgence is about a new sense of "chastity" in fashion.

He affirms that the trend is not all new after all.

"Women wore headscarves in medieval times to maintain their modesty," he explains.

Others believe the headscarf is lending a sense of elegance to woman's appearance.

They contend that customers want to imitate the caliber of famous women who have emphasized the headscarf's glamorous and sophisticated look, like the American movie star Grace Kelly.

Alexander, of Hermès fashion house, says that a sizable proportion of their customers are Muslims, who wear their products as hijab, Islam's obligatory code of dress for women.

But she affirms that the large bulk of the clients are non-Muslims who are seeking a modest, elegant look.

"This is more about a return to that elegant Grace Kelly era than anything else."

Thanks to Esther at:

from: Source: Islam Online (English)

Yup, I'm thinking Grace Kelly.

Be sure to see the latest in up-and-coming. Stylin'.

Ladies, I'm only marrying the first four of you who turn me on at the moment; but take it easy because when I get tired of them I'll turf them for four new ones, and you might be one of those lucky gals if you don't make it first time out. It's 'cause I'm a hep cat.