Joan Rivers sat at life's table. She demanded the finest linens, china, and utensils. She always had fresh flowers. She was always served food that was seasoned perfectly. But when the food called for it, she ate with her hands. When she dropped her napkin, she wiped her face with the corner of the tablecloth. If she belched, she didn't apologize.
So many times we're told that being beautiful means being perfect. You have to have straight, white teeth, lustrous hair, no wrinkles or other imperfections on your face. But who is actually like that? No one!
All the while internet-stalking this amazing woman, I thought about what she taught us about style -- beyond "The Look." To me, she symbolizes sensuality over sexuality, casual elegance over self-conscious self-curation.
I was able to catch up with the alluring 27-year-old fashionista to see what it's like to be such a young designer and to work with a variety of Hollywood "It" girls.
Loved for their ability to inject a subversive, punk spirit into just about any outfit, the ear cuff exudes the glitz and glamour of Elizabeth Taylor's treasures with just a hint of Kate Moss rebellion.
Are stars just like us? It doesn't feel that way when gazing at some celebrity's multimillion-dollar estate through the window of a star-map tour bus.
You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.
1. Super-luxe, pearly-iridescent, pressed face powder. Oh no, wait. On second glance, I believe that's roughly, and I'm just spitballing here, about one third of a cup of ground up Cheerio dust.
Actor Richard Gunn showed me that the interest is still there. When he's not filming television series, Granite Flats, or wrapping his latest film, Dark Places with Charlize Theron, he is enjoying a "pipe dream" of his own.
It seems Barbie's mid-life crisis started around five years ago when this former beauty queen was traumatized after receiving her AARP card in the mail. Recent tattoos, endless diets, strict workout regimens, and bizarre anti-aging rituals- yep, her mid-life crisis was in full swing. Who can blame her?
When you are tastefully sexy AND doing things to improve the world, it's so much more powerful and inspiring than just looking hot in front of the camera.
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At home in LA, the normal life continues in the wake of her stardom. "It's beautiful," she muses. "I'll joke with my sister and tell her, 'Hey, I'm a film star.' Her response is always the same. She will say, 'That's nice, Amanda. Now go clean up after the cat.'"
These women have it all -- and while they are photographed to the point that fashion choices have impacts on their profile both socially and career wise -- you just get the impression they are NOT checking press outlets the next morning to see whether they made best dressed.
Locals will have Hollywood royalty in their backyard this weekend. Saturday is Washington's big day to dress up, and every year the festivities get even the most slovenly dressers into a tie or tux.
Just because you're lucky enough to have amassed a haul of sparkling baubles, a covetable gala invitation, and the desire to drip with diamonds from all available limbs and lobes does not, by any means, mean that you should.