Monthly Archives: January 2007

How To Get Sexy Dancer’s Legs

Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger in Chicago
In the movie Chicago, Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones were in impeccable shape with beautiful dancer’s legs.

You too can have gorgeous gams. The key is to work out in heels rather than in sneakers or tennis shoes.

By heels I mean character shoes, the kind of dance shoes they wear on Broadway. They are basically tap shoes without the taps. You can get them in varying heel heights.

character shoes
I bought these character shoes to wear while I work out to this DVD: Sexy Legs with Leisa Hart.

It’s the first workout DVD I’ve seen that suggests you wear heels.

Chita Rivera originated the role of Chicago‘s Velma on Broadway. Check out her beautiful legs at age 70+. And she’s only 5′ 3 1/2″
Chita Rivera

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day
The big day will be here before you know it, so shop early to get the good stuff. Drawing a blank this year? Here are some ideas:

Bing Cherry Chocolates from Harry & David
Bing Cherry Chocolates from Harry & David. Scrumptious.

I Love You Roses from Red Envelope
I Love You Roses from Red Envelope. How sweet.

Nikita Satin Lingerie from Agent Provocateur
Nikita Satin Lingerie from Agent Provocateur. How naughty.

Blood and Sand starring Rudolph Valentino
Blood and Sand starring Rudolph Valentino. The screen’s greatest lover.

Romanza by Andrea Bocelli
Romanza, Andrea Bocelli’s first CD. Pure Romance.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?

SAG Awards – Fashion Pictures Part 3

Winning them all, Helen Mirren:
Helen Mirren - Photo from Yahoo

The Pros, Mary Tyler Moore and Julie Andrews:
Mary Tyler Moore and Julie Andrews - Photo from Yahoo

Grey’s Anatomy’s babes, Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh:
Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh - Photo from Yahoo

SAG Awards – Fashion Pictures Part 2

Eva Longoria in soft blue:
Eva Longoria - Photo from Yahoo

Demi Moore in electric blue:
Demi Moore - Photo from Yahoo

Teri Hatcher always looks pretty in white:
Teri Hatcher - Photo from Yahoo

SAG Awards – Fashion Pictures Part 1

Rachel McAdams with pink hair:
Rachel McAdams - Photo from Yahoo

Anne Hathaway with splendidly pale skin:
Anne Hathaway - Photo from Yahoo

America Ferrera lovely in green:
America Ferrera - Photo from Yahoo

Julie Andrews Honored at SAG Awards

Julie Andrews Honored By Screen Actors Guild
Songstress and screen siren Julie Andrews was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild.

She was presented the award by former co-stars Anne Hathaway and Dick Van Dyke.

Looking dazzling in a black gown, Dame Julie Andrews is best known for her roles in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and to younger audiences for The Princess Diaries.

Congratulations, Julie!

Fashion Houses To Debate Dealing With Eating Disorders

Skinny
The overskinny model has become all too common on the fashion runway and in magazines.

A number of fashion cities are starting to crack down on overly thin waifs and have banned models that have too low a BMI (Body Mass Index).

In The Devil Wears Prada we’re meant to laugh at script lines where a woman says she doesn’t eat anything, then when she feels like she is about to faint, eats a cube of cheese.

We know it’s for laughs in the movie, but there are girls who really do that. There is thin and then there is Skeltor.

Read more in Yahoo’s news.

Girls, please eat something.

Peter Frampton Is Still Alive

Peter Frampton
When I was a kid, FramptonComes Alive! was the hottest albumn on the planet. Well, in this editor’s opinion, rock ain’t what it used to be. Radio has no time for ten minute guitar solos.

But there are still some shining lights out there.

As mentioned in a previous post, rock legends Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have a new albumn out, or I should say CD.

But other guitar heroes are still out there as well. Peter Frampton has a new all-instrumental CD called Fingerprints. He had a nice CD a couple of years back called Now, which had a track called Greens that I love. It is surely a tribute to Peter Green. And if you don’t know who Peter Green is, well, do yourself a favor and find out.

Grace Magazine loves guitar gods.

How To Sit Down and How To Stand Up

How To Sit Down and How To Stand Up
When I was in high school, our principal hired a woman to talk to our class about etiquette, beauty, fashion, things he thought would interest and benefit our all-girl student body.

While I don’t remember most of what the woman tried to teach us — most of it seemed so old-fashioned and outmoded — I do remember her demonstrating and making us practice how to properly sit down and stand up. For some reason, this lesson has always remained with me and is something I actually utilize every day.

Maybe it was my mother’s neverending plea for us to not flop down on our couch and respect the furniture. Perhaps it was my own desire to be thought of as a graceful person. Whatever the reason, it works and I wish to share my knowledge with you.

How to Sit Down
Don’t turn around and look at the seat before sitting. Learn to calculate the placement of the chair by backing up to it and finding it with the back of you leg. Then sit down while keeping your back straight; do not bend over. Sit first on the edge of your seat then slide back into it. Never cross your legs, never sit on your feet, never sit with your legs open. Tuck one foot behind the other at the ankle and keep your knees together.

How to Stand Up
Getting back up is easier. Slide forward until you are at the edge of the seat, then stand up straight without bending over. Don’t put your weight on your hands or the armrests. If you were sitting at a dinner table, leave your napkin on your chair.

The most important thing to remember is to relax.

Front Row Seat at Armani’s Summer Collection

Giorgio Armani Haute Couture Webcast
You gotta love the Internet. Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani broadcast his summer haute couture show live over the Web.

“Couture is rooted in fashion history,” Armani said. “It is the pinnacle of creativity and craftsmanship, which has always been a closed world to all but a few. Now through the democracy of the Internet we can provide a front row seat for everyone.”

How modern.

Click here to view part 1 of the Giorgio Armani Couture Collection

Giorgio Armani Haute Couture on the Web

Giorgio Armani Summer Collection Broadcast on the Internet