Saturday, August 18, 2007

I'm ba-aaaack

It's been a long few weeks, and what with the move and the trip to the lovely Pacific Northwest, my blog postings were definitely sacrificed. I played around with the idea of putting the blog on permanent hiatus until next summer, as much of my time and effort needs to be going into my MFA thesis this year, and not so much whether Kate Hudson is making a huge mistake by allowing her son to ride on the shoulders of Dax Shephard. Then I laughed. OF COURSE I need to occupy my time with celebrity news! Anyway, I'm going to try for a while. The posts may be fewer and farther between, but they'll be coming.

Anyway, looks like I returned to the blogosphere just in time. Jenna Bush is either fat or pregnant (props to Ben for that link...). The Hills' new season is off to a fantastic, Heidi vs. Lauren, yes, you have to pick a side, and how on earth could anyone be on Heidi's side, she dates such a skeeze ball, start. And, perhaps most important to me, as a poet, the lovely Victoria Beckham has decided to try her ginormous-ring studded hand at writing again, after the smash success of 2005's Learning to Fly: The Autobiography.

Now, I have no real problem with this. I agree that Posh exudes a certain kind of admirable confidence, despite doing, as far as I can tell, very close to nothing career-wise (post-Spice World, of course). And she definitely has a style all her own. It's just that, when one mentions "style," I can't help but think of a little bit more than just fashion, and when it comes to lifestyle choices, I really don't see myself wanting to take advice from somone who has what appear to be hard-as-rocks cantaloupe breasts, wears size negative-zero leather pants, names her child Romeo, and, perhaps most tellingly, counts the Cruise clan as dear friends. But that's just me.

Still, it got me thinking about which contemporary celebrities I'd actually like to see write a style guide, and here's a few that came to mind:

1. Cate Blanchett
2. Aerin Lauder
3. Claire Danes
4. Kate Winslet
5. Giada DeLaurentis
6. Natalie Portman
7. Charlotte Gainsbourg
8. Thandie Newton
9. Amanda Peet
10. Britney Spears

Of course, there are plenty of others, but I think each of these women could offer some serious advice on personal style. Advice that goes further than "I dress sexily - but not in an obvious way. Sexy in a virginal way." Oh, Posh...nothing about you is virignal. That's why we love you.