Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

In a few hours a brand new year will begin for us all (well, it's probably already 2009 somewhere in the world).  I hope all of my readers and their loved ones celebrate in a safe and fun way tonight - with a designated driver. Ok, so maybe it's not so much fun for the designated driver....

Thanks for a great 2008 and a hopefully an even better 2009!  Happy New Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008


I found some photographs of Prince William from Christmas and thought he looked strangely familiar - no, not like the child of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, but perhaps the love child of Barry Gibb and Princess Diana....

Wonder if he can do a falsetto?  The Gibbs are down two brothers (Andy and Maurice) so they can always use a voice.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I would like to wish the happiest of holidays to all of my readers here at Opalescent.  May you all be safe and healthy, and receive all sorts of wonderful designer goodies. :)

Dapper Cats

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Goldie Hawn should just give up on trying to be cute. She was, for a long time, but that's no longer true. Time for a facelift!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Flaunt's Anniversary

Flaunt Magazine celebrated its 10th anniversary recently by having a party. Among the nobodies in attendance...

Kelly Osbourne, looking extremely cute.

Kanye West, looking extremely pretentious, is wearing the cover from his Louis Vuitton shoe buffer as a scarf, and a big-ass 70s-style bow-tie.

Exhibitionist and absolute nobody, Bai Ling, actually looks nice for a change.

Let's Go Buy Shoes!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

M.A.C. Loves the Drag Queens

Makeup company M.A.C. loves using drag queens in their campaigns. First it was RuPaul, then Fergie, now Dame Edna Everage.

I suppose they're trying to be less-edgy and more fun? More edgy and less-classy? Um...

Monday, December 15, 2008


funny pictures of dogs with captions
see more puppies
I think I'd rather watch this show.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Curious Case of Cate's Dress

What the hell is she wearing to the premiere of her movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"? It looks heavy and stiff and painful.

Tilda Swinton doesn't look too bizarre, for once.

Angelina couldn't get more plain and simple with her elegant black gown, and she needs a little powder.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Matt & Nat

Mat & Nat is a Canadian company that produces a line of entirely vegan accessories for men and women. Yesterday on Ellen, Matt & Nat's eco-chic products were featured in her holiday audience giveaway.

Vegan and responsible though they may be, Matt & Nat handbags are certainly fashion-forward and just plain great-looking. And there are several styles on sale!
Marais, in a texture that resembles Japanese washi paper, is marked down from $260 to$156.

Jorja is made from 100% recycled materials, and marked down from $225 to $135.

Not on sale, and featured on Ellen, is the 100% recycled Camden bag at $275. ...
...and Fifty Five, $250.

More info can be found on the Matt & Nat site.

Liza With a Z

Ms Minnelli may be a mess, but at least she hired good plastic surgeons. She looks terrific! Well, maybe not when she's smiling so hard it's a grimace, but still.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Perfume Pushers

This weekend, both Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilara launched their new fragrances. Jessica's is "Fancy," and from sniffing a magazine strip, I'd say it was decent enough for a department store fragrance aimed at teenyboppers.  Or whoever actually cares about Jessica and her career. Christina's scent is called "Inspire," no doubt meant to inspire children to load on the eyeliner and act like a tart.  I haven't smelled it, so can't give an opinion one way or the other.

I thought Jessica's coat and hat were pretty darn cute and appropriate for the holiday season. Not so sure about the outfit underneath, which is kind of a tacky mess.

These photos of Aguilara actually shocked me - although she's got a ton of eye shadow and mascara on, she actually managed to look fresh and young and, for once in her life, age-appropriate.   Bravo to her stylist for pulling off this feat!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Project Runway Canada

Who knows when we'll get the next installment of Project Runway, but never fear, the Canadians are back at it starting February 2. There should be videos available online at some point, and Blogging Project Runway is sure to have information on the show.

Can Iman be any more airbrushed?

Style icon and international supermodel, Iman, returns as Host of Project Runway Canada. Iman leads a panel of expert industry insiders who will judge the talent and skills of 14 promising new designers from across the country. Legendary Canadian Fashion Designer Brian Bailey reprises his role as mentor to the competitors.

Vying for top-spot as the next Canadian fashion star, contestants compete in dramatic challenges hoping to seize their breakthrough moment. Faced with do-or-die tasks and extreme pressure, aspiring designers must endure the added stress of living under the same roof. Personalities will clash and tension will rise over the 12 episodes, culminating in a two-part finale.

Only one designer will win it all Рa cover and feature spread in ELLE Canada, a professional portfolio photo shoot courtesy of L'Or̩al Paris, a 'Runway to Retail' business mentorship with Winners, and $100,000 to start their own fashion line.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Malan Breton On Sale

Designer Malan Breton is having a sale on selected items in his online shop. Here are some of my favorites (click to embiggen):

Black Diamonds
Item# noir1428
Regular price: $995.00
Sale price: $605.00

Black Austrian Crystal clutch with gunmetal chain strap and gunmetal gorgeous closure.

Item# 943402
Regular price: $3,995.00
Sale price: $2,796.50

Pearl and 8mm trilliant cut Citrine Bracelet set in 100 percent Sterling Silver

Perles de la Mer
Item# 942402
Regular price: $1,495.00
Sale price: $1,046.50

8mm trillion cut Citrine and Pearl Earrings set in 100 percent Sterling Silver

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas List - Continued

Michael Kors Python ID Chain bag, $2,995.00

Prada Medium Nappa Stripe bag, $2,195.00

Valentino purse $1,895.00


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