Harper’s Bazaar – The Look

Posted on July 19, 2012

It’s time for us to be bluntly honest. Not that we’re suggesting that we haven’t spent the last 6 years being bluntly honest; heavens, no. What we mean is, it’s time for us to be bluntly honest today.

You know how, some days, you just can’t get the engine started? And yet you have to work because you’ve gotten used to having food and electricity in your life? So you kind of coast through the day, hoping that you’ll hit a decline and the increase in speed will cause the engine to kick in? That’s us today. Maybe it’s a cumulative effect of the heat or maybe we’re just looking forward to opening the T LOunge this afternoon and kicking back. Whatever the cause, it’s been slow going ’round these parts from the minute our feet hit the floor this morning.

So we’re gonna do something we rarely ever do: link to videos while we try to catch up. Fortunately for you, it’s not videos of cats doing silly things. Not that we aren’t enraptured by videos of cats doing silly things; just that the posting of such is usually an indicator that the blogger well is dry that day.

No, we’re going to post the first two videos from Harper’s Bazaar’s new web series, The Look, with Laura Brown. It’s fun and chatty, beautifully shot and glamorously presented. Better yet, it’s charming and occasionally hilarious, as Laura has Kim Kardashian apply her makeup or goes vintage clothes shopping with Christina Hendricks.

But really, we’re posting these to keep you amused while we get caught up and also because Laura took us out and paid for our breakfast last week and we’re all about payback here at T Lo International Sycophants, Ltd. Hey, blunt honesty; remember?

No, really. She’s fun and this series is fun. You might not love the dose of Kardashian (although the makeup tutorial is pretty funny; at least the results are), but you’ve gotta love Christina Hendricks trying on adorable vintage hats and talking about Joan’s serving trays and toothpicks. And we’re pretty sure we slammed her for wearing that capelet on the RC once.



And of course, the irony here is, we wanted to slap these two videos up to give us some time to get caught up on, say, our Dallas recap, and wound up writing 400 words on the topic anyway. We never claimed to be efficiency experts, darlings.

[Video and Stills: http://www.youtube.com/show/thelook]

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  • SewingSiren

    No need to explain, I haven’t had AC for nearly two weeks and am on the verge of using profanity in every sentence i utter. Something to look forward to.. I have a bottle of absinthe and I will opening for tonight’s lounge.

    • sashaychante

       Oh my gosh…two weeks with no AC…I really feel for you.  I’m in Phoenix, and that would simply be unlivable.  The dogs and my husband would be a melted heap on the floor.

      • SewingSiren

        We’re not quite Phoenix. But I did grow up in Texas  w/o AC (which was not uncommon back then). Even the schools were not air conditioned!

        • Judy_J

          I know just what you’re talking about.  I grew up in San Antonio, in public schools sans AC.  Folded many a paper fan in class, I can assure you.

    • Sobaika

      Are you in the NYC area? Because if you’ve been experiencing this weather without an AC… I am deeply sorry.

      • SewingSiren

        Further south than that. I live in North Carolina, and needless to say it has been rather warm.

        • NC_Meg

          Oh my GOD, you poor thing! NC has been hellish lately.

    • formerlyAnon

       Dreadful. My family would be dead. Or cowering far, far, away in malls or other people’s air conditioned houses, anyway.

      • SewingSiren

        Too many of us to stay at other peoples houses. But I did take them to the $2 movies the other day. Well worth the price to sit in the AC darkness for a couple of.

    • Good GOD. And it’s beyond swamp-assy out there. I’d be living in the bathtub. 

      • SewingSiren

        Every afternoon I take a cold bath. I’m seriously thinking of adding ice to it.

        • Cold Fire

          What do you sew? Id like to see if u have a site. 

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Sending cooling thoughts your way SewingSiren!

    • I’m also AC-less. During this last heat wave, I discovered that I could get nearly an hour’s worth of sleep after spraying myself down with the plant mister then laying under a fan. The downside is you wake back up from the heat, but eventually you get so tired that it doesn’t matter.

    • SapphoPoet

      Yikes–cannot believe two weeks without AC. Hang in there.

  • AuntieAnonny


  • You boys deserve a break!  GO, lay down with ice on your foreheads.

  • Judy_J

    No explanation needed….you guys have gone above and beyond the call of duty as far as this Bitter Kitten is concerned. 

  • formerlyAnon

    Umm, fellas? Could it be that you’ve been working really hard for a very long time? 

    How many weekends in the past year did you work on this blog, just f’rinstance?  Most of ’em, right?

    And it looks like your professional lives are going to be changing up, with new & different book-stuff wreaking havoc on whatever routine you’ve established?

    Just ’cause you like [most of] what you do doesn’t mean it doesn’t take a toll.   Counter-intuitive unsolicited advice that I’m sure you already know: the busier you are the more you need time off.

    In other news, I’m good with your signing up for at least two years of clandestine blogger payola just for posting this:

    “But really, we’re posting these to keep you amused while we get caught
    up and also because Laura took us out and paid for our breakfast last
    week and we’re all about payback here at T Lo International Sycophants,
    Ltd. Hey, blunt honesty; remember?”

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      This is the place for me to say this:  Three weeks ago the MD told me I was looking at a weird form of t cell lymphoma.  Rare of course, right?  And I realized that at 50 years old, it was time for me to start living and not working on weekends.  The tests are still OUT and it may be that I have the “good” kind of indolent cancer that just sits on its lazy ass while you die of heart disease from eating too much fat, but there it is.  I’m with formerlyAnon.  Just because you CAN do all of these wonderful things for others doesn’t always mean you should.  I know you probably know this, but today of all days, this post hit me like a ton of bricks. 

      So I just booked my tickets to New York and am going there in about 10 days.  Time to start living!

      • formerlyAnon

        Of course, I hope your cells are so indolent as to be comatose & that all this episode does is ensure that your next 20 or 30 years have a lot more fun and meaning than they might have otherwise had.

        Enjoy your trip and every other good thing that’s on offer!

      •  Best wishes to you. Enjoy your time in New York!

        • Voltaire said, “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.”

          Here’s wishing you boatloads of happiness!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Christina was wonderful, beautiful, funny, etc. etc., but I just cant stand anything Kardashian.

    • meowing

      usually I’d would say that, too, altho’ I don’t watch anything Kardashian.  Here, however, she did seem somewhat charming and fun (as did Christina).  Looks fun.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Gorgeous Gay Blogging Fantasy Uncles gotta do what Gorgeous Gay Blogging Fantasy Uncles gotta do, we’ll keep ourselves amused ’til the TLounge opens.

    No, I won’t be watching the show but wild horses couldn’t keep me a way from whatever fabulous international venue you choose for us!

  • MilaXX

    Not a Kim fan but one the the makeup artist she works with Mario Dedivanovic does a really nice job even if I am tired of those lashes she wears.I *really* wish Christina would find a stylist who could help her adapt her romantic, vintage taste to her body.

  • ccinnc

    I couldn’t get through any of them … very awkward. 

  • aristida_girl

    i love her! she is super fun and i love the videos, i will be following the series now, thanks TLo!

  • kikisayshi

    I would LOVE to see Christina Hendricks in her “goth stage”.

  • Lilithcat

    Couldn’t get past 90 seconds of KK, but I love the clip with Christina Hendricks.  She is utterly gorgeous and has a delightful smile.  They were clearly having scads of fun, and I think I would love to go vintage shopping (one of my favorite pastimes) with CH.

  • Flooby

    True story time- I once flew from LA to NYC with Kim K.  I was in line and she came up and asked me something and I looked at her and thought she was a tragic trannie- that make up does not work in real life.  Only later did I realize it was really her.  Yes, she does wear extreme outfits to the airport and IRL is very petite- like fit in your pocket small.  

    And I wish so much that I could go vintage hat shopping with Christina- if only I didn’t have such a big head- no vintage hat has EVER fit 🙁  

  • i haven’t looked at the videos yet but have to say that early barbie, bitchy, gorgeous, german slut barbie, has always been my fav rave

  • Linderella

    Might be great, but I never willingly see Kim Kardashian do ANYTHING, so…it’s a no-watch for Linderella.

  • Thundar99

    How cute is Christina Hendricks!

  • SapphoPoet

    I enjoyed the segment with Christina Hendricks. It seemed fun and I love vintage clothing (although I’m preparing to sell my collection). I did really love that capelet, too. 😉

  • mom2ab

    Well now we know that the lovely Christina has a medical condition called contraintuitive fashion sense.  She tries on several adorable hats, then puts on the horse’s bonnet and chirps “I am definately getting this one!”.   Maybe if her stylist shopped with her and gently snapped a rubberband on her wrist everytime she reached for a mishapen butt ugly item she could be put on the right path- she is so beautiful it is a shame for her to dress so badly.

  • Amy

    I now know that I would love to be friends with Christina Hendricks. After seeing her in various interviews (including this one) she has proven herself delightful and witty. And being able to borrow her cute vintage accessories would be the icing on the cake!

  • Oh, Christina, I love you. But please: Support bra!