These country music stars are just not wilin’ out like they used to. This year’s red carpet at the Country Music Association Awards was tamer ‘enna a mule caught a nibblin’ in the marijuana patch. In fact, the only person on the red carpet to go full Nudie was the yodeling Walmart kid, who I guess is country famous now. You know, I yodeled in a Walmart once and never got invited to the CMAs. Of course I was yodeling through there with a quickness and headed straight for the bathroom; road-trip coffee diarrhea is nothing to joke about. For the most part, the ladies kept it simple with selections from the Gunne Sax prom collection, and the gentleman chose one or two items from the Sheplers catalog and paired them with black jeans. Of course, there were a few stand-out looks.
Crazy-Ex Girlfriend creator and star Rachel Bloom thinks people in Hollywood should talk more openly about money. Rachel appeared on the digital Fall cover of Allure Magazine and shared a few shocking (by Hollywood standards) opinions about transparency in pay (it’s a good thing and helps to address the wage gap), as well the way in which stars “shop” for the red carpet. Rachel thinks the rich and famous should buy their couture instead of always borrowing it. And she came to this opinion the hard way after an incredulous Giuliana Rancic could hardly believe she bought the Gucci gown she was wearing at the 2017 Emmys with actual U.S. currency; a revelation that generated numerous headlines at the time.
Princess Beatrice stole the show, fashion-wise, at Duchess Kate and Prince William’s wedding back in 2011 when she showed up wearing a hat that looked like one of The Queen’s more decorative toilet seat covers. There must be something in Bea’s DNA that inspires some truly wonky formal hat choices. Because Fergie did not disappoint in the hat department on the wedding day of her daughter Princess Eugenie today.
The official premiere for A Star Is Born, which has had what feels like THE LONGEST rollout in all of movie history, happened last night at The Shrine Auditorium in LA. There were a lot of randos on the red carpet, but it turns out there were a lot of randos in the movie. We all know that it stars Lady Gaga as Ally The Ingénue and Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine The Leather Satchel. But you might be surprised to learn that the cast also includes Andrew Dice Clay as Lorenzo The Geriatric DJ (judging from his outfit last night) and Willam Belli as Emerald The Real Star, Henny.
Whatever genius they have over at Yandy in charge of translating popular characters into scratchy lingerie for Halloween has really outdone themselves this year. Give that man (or woman! Haha, as if) a raise! For once, instead of just offering up skimpy polyester panties that will give you a yeast infection and leave you shivering all night packaged as “Glamorous Wonderlady”, they’ve offered a poignant musing on sexism and the patriarchy; with an ironic twist! This year, Yandy created the “Brave Red Maiden” costume, inspired by everybody’s favorite dramedy, The Handmaid’s Tale. Unfortunately, too many people hate fun because Yandy has bowed to pressure and taken it off the shelves. Boo!
Nordstrom has the attention of the perpetually outraged today by selling a $530 pair of sneakers which are artfully scuffed and look like they’re being held together with a piece of tape. USA Today claims that shoppers are “outraged” and demanding answers. I get it, glamorizing poverty isn’t a great look, but is that really what’s going on here? Is Nordstrom launching a campaign of terror against poor people by mocking them with unattainable fashion? Or, are they merely scamming wealthy Americans into buying very, very ugly things? Or could there be a third possibility, one with a global reach that cuts to the core of the human condition? We investigate the geopolitical ramifications of the commodification of poverty in this special report titled: Rich Shoe/Poor Shoe.