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February, 2010 | Teeny Manolo
Archive - February, 2010

Celebrity Dad Faceoff 2.0

Jude Law is apparently too much of a lout for you, because he got an embarassingly low vote count of only twenty-one percent.  Either that, or a man in a kilt is too much for you to resist.  But is it just me, or does Ewan’s face look sort of Photoshopped?

Our next contender is someone who was also considered loutish, but then he had a son born with a disability, and the pictures with him and interviews he’s done have truly made my heart melt.  AND he has the soulful Irish eyes thing going for him.

ewan-mcgregor-in-kilt

VERSUS

Colin Farrell no shirt

Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex or How Glinda is a Big Chicken

Alligator_1

Scene: Glinda and the Munchkin reading a book at bedtime. Book is large encyclopedia about animals.

Munchkin: (turning pages to choose which animal he wants to read about next) This one!

Glinda: Let me see… (views page header that reads: Alligators and Their Breeding Habits)

Munchkin: Yeah, I want to read about alligators!

Glinda: (hastily attempts to turn page) No, this part isn’t all that interesting.

Munchkin: But it looks really interesting, look at the eggs!

Glinda: Seriously, it’s not all that interesting, I promise (keeps turning pages frantically). Oooh look, how about we learn about bi-valve mollusks instead?

Munchkin: (disappointed) They don’t look all that great to me.

Glinda: Trust me, they are way better than some stupid old alligators. (Furtively wipes brow in relief, swearing that one day soon, she will not panic when faced with reading about sperm, mating rituals, and fertilized eggs to her seven year old.)

What Every Pregnant Woman Needs- Leather Leggings

Leather maternity legging heidi klum

You know, because being pregnant isn’t already uncomfortable enough.

At least, that’s what Heidi Klum thinks that a pregnant woman needs, and will be charging you a cool $550 for the privilege of wearing them.

She’s got maternity collections out at both Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity.

I’m looking at them both, and frankly, she’s not really making it work.

Where’s Bumblebee?

victoria-beckham and cruz

Things I Hate: The Fashion Industry and Teens

teen models

Yes, the fashion shows are lovely and exciting, but it’s easy to forget who is actually on those runways.  It is all too common for designers to use tweens and teens to model their clothes, since I’m guessing that an as-yet fully developed body has the right structure to show off their designs.  Let’s pause for a moment and ponder the wrongness of that.

We’ve come a long way since the 80’s supermodels such as Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, both of whom were grown women in their heyday, and sported very curvy bodies (at least as far as the fashion world is concerned, not the real one, which is a story for another time).  But for some reason designers abandoned that look and now push a much more emaciated looking model as perfection.

Take this statement from my new fave model, Coco Rocha, which reads in part:

But this issue of model’s weight is, and always has been, of concern to me. There are certain moral decisions which seem like no brainers to us. For example, not employing children in sweatshops, and not increasing the addictiveness of cigarettes. When designers, stylists or agents push children to take measures that lead to anorexia or other health problems in order to remain in the business, they are asking the public to ignore their moral conscience in favor of the art.

Surely, we all see how morally wrong it is for an adult to convince an already thin 15 year old that she is actually too fat. It is unforgivable that an adult should demand that the girl unnaturally lose the weight vital to keep her body functioning properly. How can any person justify an aesthetic that reduces a woman or child to an emaciated skeleton? Is it art? Surely fashion’s aesthetic should enhance and beautify the human form, not destroy it.

 

Her entire statement is wonderfully written, and worth reading in its entirety.

As always, the consumer is the one with the power of the pocketbook, and it should be up to us to swing the pendulum back in the proper direction.  Because teenagers are not the ones buying these clothes, even though they have been deemed the proper vessels to showcase them.

Beanie, Baby

angelina-jolie and daughter vivienne

Monday Teeny Poll

top of fridge food

 

Valentine’s Day got a tepid response from most of you, with fifty-four percent of you saying you were just all right with it.   Thirty-six percent think it’s for suckas, and a very enthusiastic eight percent think it’s fantastic.  I personally think it is kind of silly, although I certainly wouldn’t turn down some chocolate if it happened to come my way.

Today I’ve got a question that is admittedly  not your run-of-the-mill poll question, but I was having a debate with a friend of mine, and I NEED TO KNOW.

She Came From Planet Claire…

liv-tyler and milo

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