Friday, November 26, 2010

Barbra Streisand: My Passion for Design

I recently received a promo email featuring Barbra Streisand's new book entitled My Passion for Design.

The promo featured the BS diva in this red get-up:

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Red is such a strong and loaded color, and of course this picture of Babs instantly reminded me of the following:

simpsons bram stoker's dracula

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ITALY POPE GOOD FRIDAY

little red riding hood kim kardashian

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scarlett o'hara

movie theater curtain



But maybe I am the only one that has a hang-up with red dresses.  When I was about 20 years old (circa 1990), a good friend decided to get married, and she asked me what color I thought her bridesmaid dresses should.  I STUPIDLY said, "Well, you never see bridesmaids in RED dresses...maybe you should do that."  Of course she ended up taking my stupid advice, and then she asked me to be her goddamn maid of honor.  I had to wear a red satin t-length dress with a white sash.  The white sash  had a plunging sweetheart-ish neckline, to emphasize my shoulders and ample bosom; and a cheap, stupid, fake diamond jewel was centered between my boobs.  To top it all off, I had to wear white satin 2" pumps.  THE HORROR of it all.  And NO, I will not be showing you a picture of that stupid get-up.

I guess all I am saying is PROCEED WITH CAUTION when wearing red. 

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26 comments:

Raina Cox said...

All you were missing was a white fake fur stole to look like Mrs. Claus' maid of honor.

Hope you had a grand T-day, DG!

Adiya said...

Haha!!! Please, have a fit of temporary madness and post the picture, i beg you!

I think the whole point of wearing red is to be BOLD and darn everyone else :D I love red dresses, but i don't like it when every other accessory has to be red. Funny enough, i don't like to combine red and white- i think it looks weird lol

Lorena said...

Ok I am actually laughing at YOUR picture in MY head with the fake diamond !
Baaahahahahah
that being said, I don't think Barb looks that bad and I like her dog on the book cover.

Char said...

i always think of round tomatoes when i wear red....just because it seems the red instantly turns that color on me. burgandy however, i adore.

vint junky said...

Poor babs! It looks like the stylist yanked her heavy duchess silk (dahling) curtains from the window and draped them around her majesty...christ it's woeful!

I have a Walt Disney style mental image you in that bridesmaids dress ;)

Farah said...

Yeah, Noooo..I dont like the red dress either...if the background of that picture is anything to go by, her designing is probably gona be as scary as her dress! seriously!

I want to see pictures woman!!! pretty please??!

Christina In Wonderland said...

Are you sure you don't want to post those pictures? Hm? Oh well, guess there's no convincing you. Le sigh.

And, also, would it be wrong to say I can't stand Barbara Streisand, especially in a cheesy looking red dress.

Missy said...

The Red is a tad too much for the Icon!

the spectator said...

That photo of Babs. And that posed rose in the hand! This will be one of those books that goes into the discount pile real quick.

I had a friend whose wedding attendants were in red and white. White dresses with red flowers, sashes, etc. Christmas at a wedding. Not good.

Vivienne said...

I would love to see that dress! It sounds awful!! Babs is just all kinds of wrong in that get up.

(However, I must admit that red is one of my favorite colors to wear...)

Katie said...

red and white?! you poor thing. best red was scarlett o'hara!

SabinePsynopsis said...

& I was immediately thinking: 'What, do they have a Queen in the States now?!' Please, please, please show us the red white satin dream. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASE!!!!

only a movie said...

Circa 1988 or so, I had red hair & was in a wedding. Fuschia satin dresses. Yep.

Hope your holiday was wonderful!

Kristin said...

You are too freaking funny. Although, I'm a fan of scarlet frocks...just maybe not ALL of them. HA!

Zoƫ said...

I love red ...therefore I demand to see the photo of that plunging neckline and ample bosom!

tulpen said...

Red is my fucking favorite. Fire fucking engine red. Candy fucking apples. Tofuckingmato.

Dammit.

Kristine said...

Your get up sound s like a blinged out sexy Mrs. Claus on a night out.What we do for our friends...
Red is not for me, ever, and if I ever get a yen to put on a red frock I will now be thinking of that Mr. Burns pic and talk myself out of it.

...love Maegan said...

I soooooooooo wanna see that picture!!!!!! ....it's probably not as bad as you think lol. But I'm gonna need to see it to decide ;)

{I kept thinking with our holiday vacation time, December was gonna be like 2weeks long only ...but no. I just looked at the calendar ... 4 WEEKS!!!! from now} omg

diane said...

Hahaha @Maegan's comment because, nice try there Maegan, we know it's really just that bad. Please show us.

I kinda like the way BS looks in that dress, she is the Queen of Christmas after all. No one sings Ava Maria quite like her. Here's a clothespin for you nose, now you try to sing it. He he.

Red Boots said...

All I can say is if she tried to walk in that dress and those heels, she'd trip over it and land right on her nose. Which wouldn't be a good thing for old Babs!

x

Melanie's Randomness said...

She reminds me of Patrick Swayze in "Too Wong Foo" in the first scene long dress. hehe. 2" heels? I'd fall. aww.

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Alisa said...

I want to see a photo, come on!!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Gotta love the "design" room she used for this picture. We all need to remember all her awards and picture of herself on the wall.

Jessica said...

You cannot speak of it and not show. Now you must please, please, pretty please with a cherry on top.
In fact I dare you to, triple dog dare you.
Show the dress, show the dress please before my maturity slides any more than it already has.

Jude said...

You are toooo hilarious! I totally laughed out loud (for real!) at Mr. Burns :)

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving - no scarlet in sight!

Kitty Stampede said...

DAMN!!!! and ditto to the comment below. the burnsi made me choke.
you have the best damnit all blog ever.