Picture yourself getting
ready to go to a meeting of the five largest crime bosses on the East coast.
You do your makeup carefully; your hair has been dyed so you no longer
have that telltale inch of dark roots at the crown. You sport those gorgeous diamond hoop earrings that your
not-so-dead mob boss husband gave you just for the occasion.
Then you pick out the black skirt with the 16” flapper fringes hanging
off of it?? Put it back!
Back on the hanger, slowly…Grab the nearest pinstriped pantsuit (I’m
in the mood for something Cotton-Clubbish) and close the closet doors!
There. All better.
And if that skirt wasn’t
odd enough, the not black enough jacket with hook and eye closures and puff
sleeves did the trick. Forget what
I said last week about guys doing the girls’ shopping – Sonny should choose
everything that Carly wears. He
couldn’t do any worse!
I’ve been watching
General Hospital on SoapNet all week (something to do with an afternoon nap
mutiny) and aside from mind numbing “as seen on TV” product commercials
(except for the Flip
Fold, but I was totally sold on that 34 viewings ago), SoapNet has some
great soapy commercials. We get to
see Ingo and Robin Christopher acting chummy as well as Jacob Young waxing
poetic about how he’s paid his dues on the show (ack!).
We see Tamara Braun strolling around in this cool Goth/dominatrix lace
skirt and belly-baring jacket that makes me think of the Hellraiser movies.
That one led me to the thought that perhaps Carly is being styled after
Pinhead himself. All the leather
and sex mixed up with Sonny’s personal hell…well, never mind.
How beautiful is Skye in
her post-marital loveliness? Her
skinny slacks and sweater sets are always so classy and look so pretty on her
willowy body. And what a picture she made unwrapping wedding presents in
her Tiffany blue dress. Great
jewelry too – big, clear baubles were a nice choice, I thought. Terrific black coat thrown over it all when she rushed to the
hospital. It’s good that she was
dressed well for her meeting with the most beautiful girl…
Speaking of the beautiful
one… how well does Brenda pull off sexy/trendy?
Her (expensive looking!) brown leather pants and striped jacket were a
great combo and I loved the sexy bustier beneath it too.
They are hitting the mark with her, making her sexy without looking at
all cheap. Bravo! So…if it were simply a fashion contest amongst the ladies
in question, I would be leaving Carly out in the cold. While her hair and makeup have taken a turn for the better
since Vanessa Marcil’s return (I think they tried to step everyone up a
notch…well almost everyone – see below on Gia), her clothing has been coming
out of left field, or Hell, depending on your interpretation (or taste in horror
epics). Skye and Brenda are at
opposite ends of the spectrum, but both are really being dressed well and so
suitably for their characters. I’m
Haven’t seen too much of
Elizabeth lately but I did notice that her hair looked a little longer and
straighter in a scene a week or so ago. That’s
probably best for her – considering her effort to weigh less than 80 pounds. We wouldn’t Jason to mistake her for a pre-pubescent boy or
anything. I don’t want to rant or
anything and I’ve been on this tangent before, but there are some people who
look natural when they are reed thin (Skye comes to mind, Chloe was another) and
some who just manage to look well…sick. I
think Rebecca Herbst is so gorgeous in a fresh, innocent way.
She is the quintessential “Winter” (me too!) and I have always loved
that she didn’t feel pressured to tan or even to pluck her eyebrows too thin.
It makes me sad to see her get skinnier and skinnier.
Is it really obvious that terribly skinny actresses are one of my biggest
Courtney’s makeup has
dramatically improved. This is part
of my theory that some of the gals are undergoing positive changes in order to
stay afloat with the most beautiful. Carly
and Skye just got fresh cut n’ dyes. Mysteriously though, Gia has been going
downhill. I further theorize that
with her reduced storylines and the possibility of Marissa Ramirez leaving the
show, the show is downplaying her looks as well as her wardrobe.
Lately, she has been spotted in Pocahontas like braids (why do I hate
when grown women wear pigtails?) and really unremarkable clothes.
The one-shouldered white dress at Alexis’ political reception was
particularly bland for Gia, who is typically so on.
I wonder if that kind of thing is conscious on the part of the wardrobers?
Do they match the clothing with the impact of the scenes/storyline -
“Oh, that actress is out of here…the character is over – let’s just
shove this silky sheet thing with a belt on her and spend the big bucks on
Ah, well, at least
Courtney looks better and I could have never said it better then Mer from the
Ranch board, who thought “Courtney looked like a K-Mart underwear model
before”. Put that orange-based
red lipstick to rest, sister! I did
love her winter (I guess it’s cold enough to wear coats in NY, though I’m
still in sleeveless in Maryland) gray wool trenchcoat – it had a really nice
cut. I wonder if she bought it with
her tip money because I’m thinking that would have cost about ½ the rent for
Alexis really did wow me
with her black, shirt collared gown at the political soiree.
That was gorgeous and it suited her brilliantly.
I think they are taking her lack of interest in hair and makeup (since
when?) a little too far because she’d certainly have enough sense to put her
lovely tresses up in a nice, professional French twist, but the gown was great
so I won’t complain. I did almost
choke when Gia recommended a haircut and makeover for campaigning purposes.
Alexis has always been a picture of style and class, so I found that
remark a little ironic. Especially coming from the gal in the rawhide laced
No real commentary on the
guys this week. Ned had some
strange embroidery on his tuxedo shirt and I sort of squinted at that, wondering
if it was on purpose (it was). Nikolas
looks so good when he gets all spiffed up and oh, how I love him when he is in
PR mode. Jax looked terrific
in his carpenter jeans (More jeans!! More jeans!!) and has a spectacular
collection of jackets. The pale
beige leather one that he left at the cottage for Brender to sniff was really
Did you notice that I
didn’t mention Jason’s t-shirts? I’m
not discussing them ANY MORE!
Signing off for now and hoping that you’ll e-mail me if you have any comments!