Monday, August 14, 2006

Too Cool for School

Remeber how I figured out Cee-Lo was Gnarls Barkley? Remember that? And how cool that made me?

Well listen to THIS!

I was watching Layer Cake the other day while Madeleine was at a friend's house and Pooey was given carte blanche access to one of our (8 or 9) junk drawers and mid-way through the movie I actually had to pause it to check out Daniel Craig's ensemble. Because DAMN he looked fine in his jeans and biker jacket. I actually sat for several moments, checking out the threads thinking "he is just snappy!"

And yep yep. Look at this:


And, to fulfill my fashionista quota for the day, are these the most ill-fitting and unflattering pants you've seen today? Probably not ever, because, well, this is America, the land of fatties and super-low-rise jeans. Recipe for disaster, that. But still, she's loaded, right? She pays someone a billion dollars to tell her which way the ball's gonna break, for god's sake. Someone throw her a bone, here! Anyone? Okay, here's a start. (check it out - good advice on jeans, except all the ones that fit me are $150+ and I just don't swing that way - shit! that'd get me these and these and one of these!)

22 Comments:

Anonymous wordgirl said...

I never tire of buying sportswear. So comfortable and...God knows...I think better when I'm comfy. Which reminds me...time to buy new running shoes.

8/14/2006 1:47 PM  
Anonymous JMo said...

Is it just me or does that windbag (I mean Oprah) look like a Cocker Spaniel in that picture?

Sorry - I just had to...

8/14/2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Comfy, yes. That's it. I've always thought I had this penchant for All Things Sports because of my passle of brothers, but I think you actually got it right, Wordgirl.

Jason, it cracks me up that you clicked on the link, even though you surely saw Oprah in the url... but yes. She does. I'm pretty sure no one's ever accused her of being too hot.

8/14/2006 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Prairie Dawn said...

I hate to say it but I did warn you about him. As I recall you (metaphorically) rolled your eyes at me for droning on and on and on about this heavenly creature, and now you've decided to own him. I am glad however that you agree. He's in "Enduring Love" too, but he's nowhere near as beautiful in that and I think miscast as well.
Actually, he might even be in the ugly but attractive category with that face, but the body's sheer heaven.

8/14/2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Hahaha! I KNEW that'd get you! And yes, I did roll my eyes fer real. I mean, he's blonde and has a kind of Simian protruding bottom lip (that I'd like to nibble on). But wow. The pectoral region? Just fine. And I think it was the straight leg jeans/motorcycle jacket combo that did it. You can't see the jeans, but this photo will do fine:

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/media_screen.php?item_id=1425&number=22

Here are the jeans, and the most annoying movie website I've ever seen. Don't click the link, unless you're REALLY into jeans.

http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2005_layer_cake_006.html

8/14/2006 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Prairie Dawn said...

Good God Woman. I was completely unprepared for the first photo and now I've got a funny feeling in my throat. I don't know whether to laugh, cry or yelp like a sheep dog. That's gorgeous. I also love the fact that he's not particulary young.

8/14/2006 9:07 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

I have a little thing for Daniel Craig.

8/15/2006 6:17 AM  
Anonymous V-Grrrl said...

She's a golfer, she's supposed to dress crappy. These are the people that give a kelly green blazer to the guy that wins the Master's! Puh-leese!

As for the jeans tips--I read them all and sighed--I already knew all that stuff. If you look at the pictures, beyond the cut of the jeans, the biggest problem is everyone is wearing pants that are at least one size too small!

As for Oprah, the Cocker Spaniel? The worst cocker spaniel haircut is Prince Charles' wife, Camille.

8/15/2006 6:34 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

I'm with you on the green jacket, V, and also the extraordinary amount of male golfers that wear torso-hugging poly-blend shirts that accentuate their bitch tits. But on the other hand, Tiger's a natty dresser and everyone wants to be just like him. Then there's this guy...
http://camilo-villegas.hotinfolive.com/Golf_Picture_3.php

8/15/2006 7:32 AM  
Anonymous honestyrain said...

why is that girl wearing my ill fitting pants?

8/15/2006 7:45 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

LOL Honestytrain! I was just thinking the same thing.

*Sigh*

8/15/2006 7:53 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

Oprah *does* look spaniel-like, and also appears to be hiding an ashtray in her mouth. I kind of hate her.

Daniel Craig, I don't see it so much, but he's definitely a candidate for sexy-ugly. I can see why he appeals to others. And I think he'll probably be a good James Bond (not too fey, which is always refreshing in a Bond).

I've seen worse pants than Michelle's, but I think those look especially bad because they are ill-fitting AND pastel. All the bunching is more noticeable in a light color.

8/15/2006 7:57 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Mrs. H, I thought it was because they were kind of elephant grey-blue, lending an air of elephantitis to her normally slim legs. But pastel colored pants, especially when they're, what, 7 feet long, better fit well, as you say, or they draw a little too much attention. And in this case, attention to her groinal region.

8/15/2006 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Mignon's Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Mignon! Wednesday, that is.

So do you want the Adidas, Pumas, golf pants, the guy, a cake or just what?

Love,
mom

8/15/2006 12:45 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

dude. your post, while good, is topped by your mom's presence/comment here.

so - happy birthday, tomorrow!

what option are you choosing? b/c moms have the inherent power to make any birthday wish happen, no matter how crazy. (and doesn't that make you feel better about your kids' future birthday expectations?)

xo

8/15/2006 1:57 PM  
Anonymous LetterB said...

How about the guy in a cake? Mmmm... Craigy. Happy Birthday!! Early!!

8/15/2006 5:35 PM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

How did I miss the pic of Oprah??? I clicked on links and didn't find it.

Oh well, on to the next subject. There are a lot of people in Bond land pissed about this Daniel guy. Blonds are not my type. I prefer a dark haired James myself.

Oooooh, just saw the comment from mom. Did she just start reading you or what?? Happy Birthday tomorrow then!

8/15/2006 6:16 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

MOM! Lookit now everyone's just talking about you.

Okay, Everyone? This is Mom. Mom? This is Everyone.

And if y'all must know she's been a very sneaky lurker from the beginning, hence the absence of sex-talk and complaints about my crappy childhood.

8/15/2006 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Mignon's Mom said...

Okay, moms need attention now and then, wouldn't you agree.

And what's this "crappy childhood" crap? Your brothers are convinced that you were my favorite. Like when you didn't get spanked when you poked Tobin in the face with a red glowing coat hanger marshmallow skewer or when you threw a bag of marbles at Damon, missed him, but broke a window.

And what do you think we mothers Don't know about sex. Jeesus. Four kids and I don't get it, you think?

Well, back to my lurking and posting anonomously.

I like everyone on your list and am just a wannabe like most moms with amazing daughters like you!

Happy Birthday, Mignon.

mom

8/15/2006 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Prairie Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Mignon! Have a fantastic day.
love you
x

8/15/2006 10:21 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

Hooray, my card got to you at the right time after all. Sorry I'm such a tool.

Happy happy birthday!

8/16/2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Teebs, I gave you a cryptic thank you a couple days ago on your site, which was terribly inadequate... so thank you again, SO MUCH, because it was perfectly timed and incredibly thoughtful. Thank you.

8/16/2006 12:17 PM  

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