January 18, 2009

Suck it Sarah!

Posted in awards, celebrity, CNN, politics, Pop culture tagged , , , , , , at 9:49 pm by Skybluepink

Just over a week ago the ever annoying Sarah Palin decided that she needed to tell the world how mean Katie Couric and Tina Fey had been to her over the course of her brief yet painful stint on the 2008 US election campaign trail. In an interview   with conservative John Ziegler, Palin demonstrated one more time why she is totally unqualified to lead anything other than a corporate cheer at a Walmart store or a caribou hunting party. She bitched and whined about the Couric interview where she took heat for appearing unable to name the newspapers or magazines she reads: “Um of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years,” was the Alaska governor’s response (brilliant, well done!) In the Ziegler interview, Palin called that answer “too flippant” and suggested the question itself offended her…why yes, how dare Couric ask an obviously unqualified twit what newspapers she reads when its so apparent she has no clue about current national or world affairs!

“To me the question was more along the lines of, ‘Do you read, what do you guys do up there, what is it that you read?’…Katie, you’re not the center of everybody’s universe,” Palin added. Well done Sarah! You told her, very Vice-Presidential of you…seems like someone hit a nerve!

Palin also took a shot at Tina Fey, questioning how exactly she was named entertainer of the year for 2008. I think Fey’s impeccable, and quite frankly, hilairous  impersonations of Palin had something to do with it…with the spoof of the Couric interview being the icing on the cake.

On Sunday, January 11 the “who’s who?” of Hollywood (a legitimate question in the era of plastic surgery, peels and botox) gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to slap each other on the back and learn who were the “winners” of the 66th Annual Golden Globes. One of the honorees was Tina Fey. Fey won a Golden Globe for her performance on 30 Rock but her acceptance speech was a chance to get back at her critics, and perhaps Palin. She told her anonymous Internet haters to “suck-it”. I’m quite sure that those who have chosen to send “hate-mail” to Fey are those who have blindly chosen to support Sarah Palin. 

Here’s the transcript of her acceptance speech: 

“I want to say thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. I’ll always love the Hollywood Foreign Press and have all the Hollywood Foreign Press action figures. Thank you, Will Arnett, for that joke. But I want you to really know how lucky I am to have the year I’ve had this year and, if you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet! You can find a lot of people there who don’t like you! I’d like to address some of them now! BabsonLacrosse, you can suck it. DianeFan, you can suck it. Cougar Lover, you can really suck it ’cause you’ve been after me all year. And to my husband, Jeff, I love you. Thank you very much! “

Suck-it Sarah!

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December 6, 2008

What does $180,000 get you? Ask Sarah Palin

Posted in celebrity, Fashion, politics tagged , , , at 4:23 am by Skybluepink

According to CNN, the GOP have now disclosed that Sarah Palin actually spent $180,000 on clothes and “styling” for herself and the family Palin, over just 9 weeks! Wow, really? $180,000 in just 9 weeks? Evidently the GOP are going to donate them to charity. I hope they didn’t pay for this little number–it looks like something she ran over with a snowmobile…

Cariboo Barbie

Cariboo Barbie

November 6, 2008

The First Family (elect) of Fashion

Posted in Fashion, Michelle Obama, politics tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 10:04 pm by Skybluepink

Tuesday was truly historic and the excitement can still be felt. Americans celebrated Obama’s victory late into the night, on streets across the country. Elated voters even crowded in front of the White House, an area which has seen a “ban” on gatherings and protests since 9-11. The ecstatic rabble cheered, sang, cried and generally let the current “resident” know that it was time to start packing!

I don’t think we need to worry too much about the Bush clan’s wardrobe as they bring out the luggage…nothing too memorable to wrinkle or rip as the front door slams behind them on the way out.

Now, the Obama’s, they are one fashionable family. I know, I know, there have been mixed reviews about the dress Michelle wore on Tuesday night but I think she looked fantastic. Not only did she wear something modern, bold and cutting edge, but she made it her own. Yes, the dress from Narciso Rodriguez (of Carolyn Bissette Kennedy wedding dress fame) is different from the runway version but that’s the whole point. Michelle Obama is not a 17 yr old Russian model (Irina Kulikova), she’s a 44 yr old woman with curves and she looked elegant and sophisticated.

 Narciso Rodriguez S/S 09Michelle Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

        

 

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

The new First Family looked fantastic, Malia in a Biscotti Girls red bubble dress, Sasha in a cute black outfit with an over-sized bow on the front and Mr. President Elect in the same style dark-navy suit, custom-made by Hart Schaffner Marx that he wore at the Democratic Convention, with a deep red, striped necktie.

Yes, there is a long list of expectations hanging on the shoulders of this family…but I’m looking forward to seeing what else will be hanging on their shoulders over the next 4-8 years.

November 4, 2008

Congratulations…

Posted in Barack Obama, politics tagged , , , , , at 8:41 pm by Skybluepink

President Obama!

Yes you did!

Yes you did!

November 3, 2008

And so it begins…

Posted in Barack Obama, politics tagged , , , , , , at 11:34 pm by Skybluepink

It’s Obama in a landslide…

Dixville Notch, New Hampshire may only have 75 residents but 100% of registered voters cast their ballots…you should too

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/dixville.notch/index.html

Vote Baby, Vote!

Posted in Barack Obama, politics tagged , , , at 11:24 pm by Skybluepink

Vote!

Vote!

To all my American friends, get out and vote! I would if I could but I can’t, so you should!

September 3, 2008

What does one wear to shoot a gun?

Posted in Fashion, politics tagged , , at 11:19 pm by Skybluepink

I ask this honestly as I’ve never shot a gun and don’t ever plan to–I’m just curious. Maybe Sarah Palin has the answer…or not.

From the look of this outfit I’m not sure I’d take the advice of this gun-toting VP candidate. A baby blue duster? Really? Exactly what kind of image is this woman trying to project? I’m not sure which is more terrifying, the look on her face or the nasty outfit. I guess it all makes sense if she’s getting fashion ideas from this gem of a magazine…

 

Yes, it’s the July/August 2008 edition and yes, it includes a piece on “Bringing Guns to School”.

“Dollars and guns are no substitutes for brains and will power”  Dwight David Eisenhower

August 29, 2008

For the love of fashion and politics

Posted in celebrity, Fashion, politics, Pop culture tagged , , , , , , at 11:44 pm by Skybluepink

I don’t often buy Vanity Fair  but when I do, I find myself wondering why it doesn’t appear on my coffee table on a regular basis. I love fashion and politics, and when a magazine manages to cover both in a somewhat coherent and interesting manner I can’t help but fork over my $5.

Imagine my delight when John F. Kennedy Jr came out with George back in 1995. As a political science undergrad with a serious Vogue addiction, I instantly rushed out to purchase my copy. The cover featured Cindy Crawford dressed as George Washington. The magazine focused on news, politics, lifestyle, fashion and celebrity, and “Not politics as usual” was its tag line. If you looked closely, a tiny picture of George Washington as he appears on the US quarter could be found on every cover (a salute to Playboy perhaps?) The magazine started strong, mostly due to its rather dishy founder I’m sure, but unfortunately with Kennedy’s death and a lack of advertising sales, the magazine ended its run in 2001. 

Vanity Fair is still going strong and this month’s issue features an interview with ex-supermodel, singer and current First Lady of France–Carla Bruni. It’s an interesting article, mostly because Bruni and Sarkozy are portrayed as narcissistic barracudas who seem perfectly suited. But just how long will this love affair last?  If it lasts longer than George I’ll eat my shoes.

August 27, 2008

And so it begins…

Posted in Fashion, politics tagged , , , at 10:49 pm by Skybluepink

Welcome to Skybluepink! As the name suggests, my blog will reflect anything/everything/something/to me and maybe you.

Skybluepink is an English term (I’m English by the way…no judgements please!) and as my dear Mum told me, it’s a term used to describe something as “whatever you want it to be”. To quote my Mum correctly, the actual term is sky blue pink with a finny addy border.  Basically, it’s not one thing or another…it’s whatever you, or I, want it to be/see it to be/feel it to be…and that’s precisely why I chose this phrase for the name of my blog.

So what might you stumble across here? Musical musings, social study, political perspectives, fashionable favs, rants and raves, pithy pop culture contemplations and general analysis of the world, those in it and those who pass through it.

Where to start? Or should that be “wear to end?” For Hillary, it was in an orange pantsuit last night at the Democratic National Convention. (Yes, a British Canadian following American politics…stick with me).

Why orange? Notice I don’t say “why pantsuit” as that would be for another discussion, which I know has already happened far too many times. Well, it was a colour that was chosen wisely and after much deliberation. Before she even got on stage, 4 suits were brought on stage by 2 male pantsuit handlers (Yes kids, one day you too can be a pantsuit handler). One violet, one blue, one raspberry and one orange.

I make no apologies if this all sounds shallow. I write speeches and news releases for politicians for a living, this is supposed to be light and amusing!

Anyway, while not a fan of orange or pantsuits myself, I believe she made the perfect choice. The colour flattered her skin tone, she looked strong (in many ways) against the blue background, she didn’t clash with Michelle Obama’s dress designed by Maria Pinto (which was gorgeous) and, most importantly, it wasn’t red or blue–she looked like an individual and dynamic. And she’ll be back.