& dressed to kill….
Dear Reader: Pls, don’t be aghast at the sheer vanity of this trivial fashion info!
Residence: Los Angeles
TT’s Signatures:Mixing it up; no brights or prints–neutrals, blk, denim.
Fashion Icons: Garbo (personal clothing,) Millicent Rogers, Betty Catroux, Kate Moss, Bugsy Siegel, Fred Hughes, Lapo Elkann.
Must Wear: Giant blk Victorian Medusa cameo mounted in coiled onyx.
Handbag: B.V. python.
Favorite Purchase 2008:faux snakeskin sandals w/ just the right heel–from “Hot In Hollywood” on HSN.
JL’s Daytime Looks: Puma velour track suits, Sulka paisley robe.
Fashion Icons: DD Ryan, Cary Grant, Bugsy Siegel.
Shirts:Comme de Garcon, Helmut Lang.
Sunglasses: Vintage Gaultier–flat lense.
Best Accessory: Charley–the smart, scrappy white “Foo” dog.
China’s opening ceremonies were spectacular!!! I thought it impossible to outdo the magnificent show put on in Athens–but w/ unlimited money & great ability the Chinese did it. Director Zhang Yimou: What a job!!! Might and the collective spirit were emphasized. There were no individual performances. The sheer manpower & creativity was breathtaking–& scary. Now, 1.3 billion strong w/ the world’s 3rd largest economy—like the roots of this country, it’s built on slave labor.
During trips made there (all work oriented) I observed unusual things:
1.) The govt. keeps things shut tight. I saw a dozen drug dealers shot by a firing squad on the news there. I’m shocked someone stabbed the American tourists. It doesn’t surprise me that the perp took his own life afterward.
2.) I saw a brochure for a golf course in the wealthy Shenzhen industrial zone, directly across the harbor from Hong Kong. You often see HK businessmen taking their clubs on the ferry to the mainland for a round. The club’s clientele must have been having trouble w/ the difficult game: the brochure told perspective members that in golf a high score was the best score!!!
The 1st events I saw were swimming. The girl swimmers were camera-ready:wearing waterproof makeup & stud earrings! It seemed so strange & artificial, like Esther Williams at MGM!!!