Coldplay and Rihanna Give Us “Parodies of China”

It struck me as a bit strange that Coldplay and Rihanna would work together in the first place. (Yes, I know Chris Martin is Jay-Z’s BFF and Rihanna is his protégée.) I wound up liking “Princess of China”–the song–but I can’t say the same about the video. It features all of the cheesiness of a martial arts movie, choreographed in-air fight sequences and everything, plus costumes picked from what seems like every corner of Asia. Riri-diculous. What do you think? Continue reading Coldplay and Rihanna Give Us “Parodies of China”

Best (& Worst) of the Met 2012

(All photographs by Joe Schildhorn/; All images via unless otherwise noted) Anna Wintour (above in Prada) et al.–including her bedazzled lobster friend?–were out for the Metropolitan Museum’s 2012 Costume Institute Gala. If you aren’t familiar with this event it is essentially the Fashion Industry prom; there’s a theme and everything.  Designers dress editors, actresses, models in their finest and everyone gets a photo op. I’m going to share my top 5 6 favorite (and least favorite) looks in no particular order. I’ll spare you my thoughts about certain people being invited in the first place… Joan Smalls in Balmain (with the … Continue reading Best (& Worst) of the Met 2012

“Where Have You Been”- Rihanna

Rihanna pulled out all the wigs stops for her latest video “Where Have You Been.” One minute she’s a crocodile/mermaid/swamp thing (wearing scaly pasties) then she’s a hammer harem pants wearing gypsy on mars and all of a sudden she has millions of arms. Naturally there is a wig/weave to accompany each of these looks and more. Oh and there’s crotch voguing, you guys. Crotch voguing. I guess the song lends itself to this kind of silliness with lyrics like “Where have you been, all my life?” on loop. Check out the video: Continue reading “Where Have You Been”- Rihanna