Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vogue TV Viewing

I currently have three "must watch" TV shows in my repertoire, and it's funny, they all involve fashion (ok, two definitely do, and one just has amazing clothes).

I've watched this show from the start, mainly because it takes place in an advertising agency, and my "former life" involved advertising. But I've continued to watch the show because:
a) it's AMAZING -- it really is. You have to tune in to a couple of episodes to really appreciate it.
b) the era and the fashion are just so chic -- or at least they make it look like it was. Mad Men is set in the early 60's in Manhattan and the clothes are just too much. Men in suits (and hats), women in gorgeous dresses and pumps -- all the time! Reminds me of another favorite show of mine: "I Love Lucy".

I know we're in a time where "business casual" is the rule, but I love any excuse -- ANY -- just to dress up and put on some jewels.


PR, to me, is the be-all, end-all of reality competition shows. And it has the awards to prove it. It usually wins the Emmy for best reality show.

The competition is fun, "fierce", and so creative. I know, some of the outfits look kinda crazy, but it's pretty incredible what these folks can come up with.

I love the judges (Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and several "guest" judges -- ranging from actresses to top fashion designers). I looooove Tim Gunn. What a nice guy -- don't you just want to be friends with him?

A new season is currently underway and I never get tired of it. There's always new people, new personalities, new fabrics, new ideas and amazing fashion.

Famous celeb fashion stylist Rachel Zoe just started her second season of her reality show, which follows the life of her fast-paced styling business, along with her associates Brad and Taylor, and hubby Rodger.

Sure it seems superficial and dramatic at times, but who cares!? Where else do you get a front row seat to fashion week, the best fashion designers in the world and Red Carpet moments. This show is just eye candy upon eye candy.

On that note, I think the next movie on my list is going to be "The September Issue." It's all about Anna Wintour and Vogue magazine and a behind-the-scenes look at how that machine works. I'll let you know how that one is, but I've got a feeling I'm going to love it....


koralee said...

I don't watch much tv but always always watch project runway...I love that show!

Sara B said...

I JUST saw The September Issue this past weekend -- in NYC even. I know you envy me! It's much more about the behind-the-scenes business/politics of picking what does & doesn't get to be in the magazine vs. featuring the fashion itself, but there's still lots of fashion shoot footage. And they should do a sequel, all about Grace Coddington.

{kara} said...

Yes yes yes! I watch Project Runway and I watch Rachel Zoe Project... just cannot help it! I am looking forward to the movie as well!