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Miss Kathy's Supermodels

My name ain't baby. It's Kathy. Miss Kathy if your nasty. I report. You decide. Fair and balenced coverage of fashion, photography, magazines & models. This is a no spin zone. My blog is an oasis of straight-talk where slick ideologues are held to account. I , Miss Kathy, am proclaiming my independence from all partisan agendas. Please email me with your responses, blind items, rumours, love letters, hate mail, fan mail, requests, at anaclaudia_michels@yahoo.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Clarence Thomas is my homeboy.

How did I get so close to the youngest, cruelest justice of the Supreme Court?

Because we are both against affirmative action-him in academia, me in fashion. Whiners who complain about the lack of black models in Prada runway shows for the past 12 seasons are themselves inherently racist. Should Russel Marsch cast a model just because she is black, or should he cast her on hew own merits as a model? I think he, and Miuccia Prada are correct in casting the best models of the moment, regardless of their skin colour. To cast based on a quota, or by affirmative action would denigerate the true beauty of black models.

I do disagree with his anti-affirmative action stance on higher education. Colleges admit students based on a complicated formula, with variables such as SAT scores, grades, sports and legacy. Blacks are often denied the privelage of access to these variables, and are at a disadvantage. Clarence Thomas himself was fortunate to be educated by Irish Catholic nuns who were without the racism of his home state. To be taught without prejudice is an enviable experience few black people are gifted enough to experience.

However, modelling is an ugly business of beautiful women. It is based on looks and greed. And no amount of affirmative action will change that.
posted by Miss Kathy  # 11:36 AM

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Marc Jacobs is G*d.

In case you weren't paying attention, a lot of shit has gone down since the last fashion week. And since fashion reflects the times, it is appropriate that Marc Jacobs show reflected the times we live in also. Hence, Marc is king of fashion. That title is a phyrric victory since Jil Sander and Helmut Lang quit the business. "Teenage Suicide(Don't do it)", was a big hit in the 80's.

I can think of much less self destructive things to do then pair black tights with flat shoes.
posted by Miss Kathy  # 9:22 PM

Thursday, January 27, 2005

It's been a while since I rapped at 'ya....

Editorial.. Let's not throw insults at people who think that Rupert Murdoch is the worst thing to come from Australia since Kylie Minogue. Definetly not saying you have agree with that view (I do, I wouldn't let my teenaged daughter be exposed to any of his jingo-istic, nastionalistic propaganda). Boys will be boys, and on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz I have never been more afraid. I don't like neo-Nazi's and believe neo-nazi's are awful evil people. I honestly believe this the NY Post & Fox News are really intended to instigate battles in the culture war.

President Bush: use better judgement. I have a busy day today. I can't play play God today :-) If I only could, I'd make a deal with God and get her to swap our places. I'd be running up that road, running up that hill, with no problems.

Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, sent out a fund-raising letter on Tuesday on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, drawing attention to her pointed questions of Ms. Rice during 11 hours of confirmation hearings last week.
"In order to put the brakes on four more years of misdirection in Iraq and reckless policies at home, we need to elect more Democrats to the Senate during the 2006 midterm elections," the letter said. "Because after Dr. Rice is confirmed, the Senate will face many more crucial decisions in the coming months: confirmation of President Bush's choice for attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, social security, Iraq and possibly a Supreme Court nomination."

"As we all know, our exit strategy in Iraq is based upon the ability of the Iraqis to defend themselves, and we are all working toward that day," said Senator Barbara Boxer, the California Democrat who took the lead in opposing Ms. Rice. "But you can't do it if you're not going to be honest about how it's going."

I just don't know how much more of this chicanery I can handle.

In fashion news:
Helmut Lang quit Helmut Lang, and Jil Sander quit Jil Sander for the 2nd time.

In model news:
Apparantly Raquel Zimmerman is not Jewish, nor is she Israeli. Allegedly, her family are Nazi's who slithered out of Germeany after WW2 into the comfort of Brasil. Stella Tennants great aunts were close friends with Adolph Hitler, and her Great Uncle was the leader of the British Fascist Party.

posted by Miss Kathy  # 10:28 AM

Friday, November 12, 2004

The election is over. I stood there beside myself,thinking hard about the weather. Then came by a friend of mine-suggested we go out together. Then I knew it from the start:this friend of mine would fall apart.

Pretending not to see his gun,I said "let's go out and have some fun".

I know, you know, you believe in a land of love.

George Bush as president means nothing and everything to me. I will live the same life I lived before. However actions we take will now make us criminals. If I want control of my body, and want an abortion, I will become a criminal. The Supreme Court will outlaw abortion, overturning Roe vs Wade soon.

A Hispanic Attorney General is not a civil rights gain, when the Hispanic is Alberto R. Gonzales. Alberto R. Gonzales is the man who helped shape the doctrine that the president may unilaterally authorize torture - the doctrine that led to Abu Ghraib. This is the man who, in a memo, called some provisions of the Geneva Conventions "quaint."

Iraq is my generations Vietnam.

In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war, but it wasn't. It was different in many ways, as so were those that did the fighting. In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26...In Vietnam he was 19. In Vietnam the combat soldier typicaly served a twelve month tour of duty butwas exposed to hostile fire almost everyday.

Hundreds of Thousands of men who saw heavy combat in Vietnam were arrested since discharge. Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age. There are no accurate figures of how many of these men have been incarcerated. But, a Veterans Administration study concludes that the greater of Vets exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances of being arrested orconvicted.

This is one legacy of the Vietnam War. All those who remember the war-they won't forget what they've seen..Destruction of men in their prime whose average was age was 19.

After World War II the Men came home together on troop ships, but the Vietnam Vets often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat. Perhaps the most dramatic difference between World War II and VietNam was coming home.. .none of them received a hero's welcome. None of them.

According to a Veteran's Administration study Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what Psychiatrists call Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder. Many vets complain of alienation, rage, or guilt. Some succumb to suicidal thoughts Thirty to Forty years after coming home almost eight-hundred-thousand men are still fighting the VietNam War.

Was it worth it?

The shooting and fighting of the past four days continued today in Falluja. I really am not sure what is going on.

Abu Ghairib is my generations Auschwitz.

Some people defend the war by comparing Saddam Hussein to Hitler. My reply? Barbarism begins at home. George Bush is trying to add bigoted amendments to the US Constitution that will restrict freedoms for certain minorities. Restricting the freedoms of minorities, eastablishing concentrations camps (Abu Ghairib, Guantanamo Bay, etc.)....Now who resembles Hitler?

Women will still take control of their bodies, no decision of the Supreme Court can change that, However, women who pursue illegal abortions will expose themselves to the danger of unlicensed practioners and prosecution.

Homosexuals will still fall in love. Lack of credit in the straight world will not diminish that love. Denying them the right to marry consigns them to the status of "having a good time".

They cry in dark,so you can't see their tears.They hide in the light,so you can't see their fears.Forgive and forget,all the while...Love and pain become one and the same in the eyes of a wounded child.

And you know that their little lives can become such a mess. and you shouldn't have to pay for your lovewith your bones and your flesh...It's all so confusing,this brutal abusing...They blacken your eyes and then apologize..."Be daddy's good girl,and don't tell mommy a thing"..."Be a good little boy,and you'll get a new toy--tell grandma you fell from the swing."

Because--hell, hell is for children! They are the real victims of this fascist regime. "No Child Left Behind" is an awful idea, and with no funding from the Government, an empty and shallow promise to children.

posted by Miss Kathy  # 7:45 AM

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Whatever. I am at a loss for words.

http://www.wwd.com/content/article.cfm?ID=%25%22%2DP%24PUT%20%0A&xart=1&CFID=773677&CFTOKEN=85638961

"MARIO’S FOCUS: Mario Testino is shooting Versace’s men’s ad campaign in London and reports are that he’ll next head to Los Angeles to shoot the women’s — with none other than Madonna. The rock star-style icon-children’s book writer is poised to ease into Donatella Versace’s spring looks like the candy-colored satin dresses, scarf-printed numbers and touches of metallic details. As a further sign of Versace’s changing times, Testino’s lens will replace that of Steven Meisel, who has shot the house’s ad campaigns for years. While a company spokesman confirmed Testino will shoot both the men’s and women’s ad images, he declined to confirm the Madonna coup. "

posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:19 AM

so sweet!
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:09 AM

Catch!
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:08 AM

Maggie Rizer, Italian Vogue, Summer '97, #1-Look how fresh she was! Athletic, pretty, natural, youthful.
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:08 AM

Maggie Rizer, Italian Vogue cover, '98- note Elsa Benitze, post rhinoplasty, pre-breast implants. 6 years later and Eugenia Silva is still in "law school", and engaging in pyramid schemes for Giorgio Armani. Style Ambassador my ass. When they clothes are so awful, that 'rexic prima donna like Eugenia Silva have to be paid to wear them, Giorgio Armani should just give it up.
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:06 AM

Maggie Rizer , Italian Vogue 3/99
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:04 AM

Maggie Rizer , Italian Vogue 12/99
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:03 AM

Maggie, "W", fall 2002
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:02 AM

Maggie in "Flair" 2003
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:01 AM

Maggie on the cover of "Lucky", 2003
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:01 AM
I have been trying to slowly rehab myself of my addiction to Page Six. Hand down, they have the best blind items in the world. However, I cannot abide by their latent and obvious homophobia and radical Republicanism. If you aren't going to stand for something, you'll fall for anything. I advise all my friends, and intelligent people to also boycot Page Six, NY Post and other Rupert Murdoch products (Fox News). Enough is enough. Election Day is Tuesday. That is for sure, but who can say when Judgement Day is?

Anyways, here is an example of the gossip that Page Six excells in.


SUPERMODEL Maggie Rizer's stepfather could get up to 800 years in jail after pleading guilty to ripping her off for $7 million.
As we first reported last year, Rizer's stepdad, John Breen, gambled away the covergirl's cash after she ill-advisedly put him in charge of her finances. However, the full extent of his spree was unknown until Breen pled guilty last Friday.
Breen copped to felony counts of first, second- and third-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheming to defraud and two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. He will be sentenced on Jan. 3 in the family's upstate hometown, Watertown.
Beginning in May 1998, Breen mostly gambled away his stepdaughter's earnings. In a plea for leniency, his lawyer, James R. McGraw, declared Breen has "been through several treatment programs," had "a severe alcohol problem" and "suffered from depression [and] an addiction to gambling."
Breen has agreed to pay restitution up to $7 million, but McGraw notes he doesn't have the dough. Rizer's lawyer, Ed Hayes, has speculated that he might have plenty of cash stashed away.
Rizer, who modeled for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger among others, put on weight during her travails and dropped out of the scene for a while but is now poised for a comeback. Her biological father died of AIDS when she was 14; Breen later married her mother, Maureen.
"If there is one thing I hate it's an Irish guy who betrays his family and then whines it's because he's a drunk," Hayes (who's also Irish-American) told PAGE SIX's Jared Paul Stern. "He was drunk for four years? He never realized stealing millions was a crime in this world and the next?"
Hayes declares, "I just hope we can get some of the money back for this lovely, hard-working, young woman. It is much to her credit that she has been in the gym every day and has put her career back together."
Meanwhile, Hayes is battling with the mayor of Watertown, Jeffrey E. Graham. Hayes notes Breen gambled away most of the money playing Quick Draw at the Speak Easy tavern, which is owned by Graham.
"It makes me very uncomfortable that [Breen] allegedly washed all of this money through the mayor's bar and that's not being investigated," Hayes told the Watertown Daily Times. Graham says that's "slander."

http://www.nypost.com/gossip/pagesix_u.htm

posted by Miss Kathy  # 7:47 AM

Friday, October 22, 2004

Daria is the Chanel spring 2005 campaign model.

http://www.wwd.com/content/article.cfm?ID=%25%22%2DP%27QE0%20%0A&xart=1&CFID=760312&CFTOKEN=48050155

SIGHTSEEING: Tourists soaking up the splendor of Place Vendôme in Paris encountered an extra attraction on Thursday: Karl Lagerfeld. The designer was there with his entourage shooting the spring 2005 Chanel campaign with model Daria Werbowy — along with dozens of curious onlookers. Lagerfeld said he was then moving on to other locations where there are Chanel boutiques, including Avenue Montaigne and Faubourg Saint-Honore. And while at first glance it might seem the advertising theme is a departure from Lagerfeld’s runway show, a paparazzi frenzy complete with supermodels and Nicole Kidman, Amanda Harlech begged to differ. Watching Werbowy pose with the Ritz Hotel and a cloud-flecked blue sky in the background, she observed: “Paris is the red carpet.”

posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:43 AM
Daria is the Chanel spring 2005 campaign model.

http://www.wwd.com/content/article.cfm?ID=%25%22%2DP%27QE0%20%0A&xart=1&CFID=760312&CFTOKEN=48050155

SIGHTSEEING: Tourists soaking up the splendor of Place Vendôme in Paris encountered an extra attraction on Thursday: Karl Lagerfeld. The designer was there with his entourage shooting the spring 2005 Chanel campaign with model Daria Werbowy — along with dozens of curious onlookers. Lagerfeld said he was then moving on to other locations where there are Chanel boutiques, including Avenue Montaigne and Faubourg Saint-Honore. And while at first glance it might seem the advertising theme is a departure from Lagerfeld’s runway show, a paparazzi frenzy complete with supermodels and Nicole Kidman, Amanda Harlech begged to differ. Watching Werbowy pose with the Ritz Hotel and a cloud-flecked blue sky in the background, she observed: “Paris is the red carpet.”

posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:43 AM

Friday, October 08, 2004


My favorite collection in Paris, so far (I havn't seen Chanel yet) Is Martin Grant. If it is good enough for Lee Radziwill, it is good enough for me. This is look # 19 of 37, on Yasmin Warsame (NEXT)

posted by Miss Kathy  # 1:36 PM

Irina Bondarenko (ELITE) was look #31 at the Dries Van Noten Spring 2005 show. There are vulgar philistines out there who claim that Linda's ex-husband Gerald Marie "created" her. That is false. Linda creatd Linda, or more accurately, her momma did. Gerald Marie is now married to this model, Irina. Irina Bondarenko, you are no Linda Evangelista.


posted by Miss Kathy  # 12:11 PM

Christty,Spring 2005 - Marc Jacobs - Front Row
9/13/2004

posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:37 AM

Louise Pedersen wears glasses "War is the destruction of life"

posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:24 AM

Fighting for Peace is like Fucking for Virginity
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:23 AM

no War
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:23 AM

Carmen looks especially John Currin here, Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:21 AM

These photos were taken backstage at the Calvin Klein fall 2003 show, Calvins last show before retiring. Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:21 AM

No War Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:20 AM

Karolina"No, no, no more pain!" Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:17 AM

Jacquetta:"War is not the answer" Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:17 AM

Carmen and Angela talk to the press. The girl has a lot on her mind, Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:16 AM

"fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity" Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:16 AM

work Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:15 AM

carmen just says no-to war Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:15 AM

Natalia Vodianova, 2/14/2003. Reading the news today, it seems that Natalia was right. Saddam Hussein hasn't had any weapons since 1991. It was all a lie. Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:11 AM

Kisten Owen was look #19 at Helmut Lang's Spring 2005 show. Helmut Lang sold 100% of his company to Prada this week, making him an employee of Helmut Lang. It is kind of creepy to sell your name. After all what do you really ever own? Oh well, at least someone wanted to buy it. Ever since Helmut Lang abandoned clothing for fashion, and started casting children as his models, he really has lost the picture. I am glad to see Kirsten return to modelling, she has an editorial in Nylon also. Posted by Hello
posted by Miss Kathy  # 8:09 AM

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