Thursday, November 29, 2007
Last night, I plugged in the Christmas lights, lit some candles, put on my glasses and settled in with the kitties to watch a DVR'd episode of TLC's Fashionably Late with Stacy London. It was a meditative experience. Also, highly cringe-inducing. Don't get me wrong; I love Ms. London. I love her slob-to-style maven Cinderella story, and I adore her snooty biting wit opposite Clinton Kelly on What Not to Wear. But, as I explained to my BF last night, it seems some executive told Miz L to be "warmer" or "generous" or "more relatable" and that somehow translates on the small screen as needy and clingy. She was oozing desperation throughout the show. Between the shoe wall and fully stocked bar, the set itself felt like person screaming "LOVE ME!" She was handing out drinks to the audience (possibly the only good idea they came up with), and fawning over guest Rebecca Romijn.
It was painful. I'll probably be tuning in next week.
Face I made frequently during the show
One of her more worthwhile segments involved up-and-coming designers, including Kimberly McDonald, who had such lovely jewelry that I dropped the remote and ran to the computer to get a better look. Unfortunately, McDonald has a very small online presence limited to a basic website for her line, called Rockras, along with some contact info and locations. Jewelers! Get an online store! People want to know the cost of your items with having to track them down in Texas or something!
I get the idea of luxury jewelry, I do. But if you aren't yet an established luxury name, it seems like the bigger the presence you have out there, the better. Eh. Maybe that's just me.
Anyhow, here are some of her lovely pieces:
UPDATED: The deal is, I knew she had a previous show called Shut Up! with Stacy London as many of your kind comments pointed out. The problem is thus:
1. The show was only on for one episode and it was almost the exact same thing as Fashionably Late w/ SL.
2. It had been the subject of much ridicule around our house, to the point that my original post on this subject ran two pages in Word. I couldn't do that to you people.