As sometimes happens, I came to it — rockabilly — for the clothes. I started collecting vintage clothes from the 1940s through the early ’60s when I graduated from college and was entering the working world, because I wanted more than black pants and a sweater for business casual. I clicked away hours on my laptop, gleaning important bits of knowledge from old photos and bloggers everywhere from Australia to Austin. These stylish women were wonderfully put together for work and play, and danced to a soundtrack of music more powerful and raw than what I’d been listening to at the time. Keep reading »
On this day 35 years ago, the world lost the king of rock and roll. Elvis Presley’s tragic death at 42 shocked the nation and, as then-president Jimmy Carter made clear, irreparably changed the face of American pop culture. Elvis’s most celebrated tracks, not to mention his heartbreaking slow-motion fall from grace, may be seared into our collective memory, but let’s not forget the influence he had on fashion as well at the time — and I don’t just mean his jumpsuit phase. So without further ado, let’s garner some style inspiration from that old beloved hound dog (and with just a touch of help from Priscilla) …
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Celeb ladies be craaaaa-aaazy sometimes! Take for instance, Lindsay Lohan. No really, take her. First, there were all of the legal troubles that plagued her from 2007 through 2011. And then, there was telling the world she wanted to bang pervert/photographer Terry Richardson. No one ever tries to bang Terry Richardson, they just accidentally fall on his dick. Plus, that blonde hair. Thank God it’s red again. Going up against Lindz in the wild child category is Paz de la Huerta. Amelia is the real Paz expert here, but let’s just say Paz believes she had sex with Elvis’s ghost at Graceland, mmkay? Annnnnnd she’s shown her vagina to practically everyone. Well, I guess they’ve kind of both done that … So who’s more of a hot mess? You decide!
Who's The Crazier Hot Mess?
- Lindsay Lohan, hands down. (61%, 356 Votes)
- Paz de la Huerta, for the win! (39%, 230 Votes)
Total Voters: 586
“I was with my ex-boyfriend [Scott Weiland] and had to beg him to go to Graceland. I felt like he was jealous of Elvis because I’ve always been infatuated by him, which is hysterical because he’s passed away. So I went to his recording studio because sometimes the sensitive people feel him in this room, and I stood in this corner and I felt him. What can I say? I felt him touch me. I mean, come on, he’s a ghost. I felt his spirit go through me and give me pleasure. I experienced that when my cat died. She waited until I got home from Sundance, and she passed away the second she was in my arms, and I felt her spirit go through my body. But this was different. It was like Elvis was tickling me with a feather.”
– Paz de la Huerta (of “Boardwalk Empire”) is officially my favorite coo-coo-bananas Hollywood starlet. In an interview with The New York Times, she also says her sister tried to kill her while she was in the womb. Oh, to be a fly on that wall during Thanksgiving dinner. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Now that Jay-Z‘s new album, The Blueprint 3, has reached #1 on the Billboard chart, a whole huge deal is being made about how Jay has surpassed Elvis‘ long held record for the most #1 albums. Guess that was definitely worth coming out of retirement for. But, uh, how does Jay-Z stack up to Elvis in other regards?
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